The turn to popular entomology in the years surrounding the war was no coincidence.
Racialized authors — who are overwhelmingly the ones writing ethnic or multicultural fiction – are the authors who face longer odds of getting published.
The system is designed to keep you out unless you “look” right; it is not designed to keep you safe.
‘There is no excuse for anyone who is not illiterate if he is less than 3,000 years old in mind.’
‘He refuses to be alone,’ Poe wrote. He ‘is the type and the genius of deep crime … He is the man of the crowd.’
The phenomenon is unique to humans alone. After comparison with nearly half of all primate species, the human eye has been shown to be responsively unique.
The cities aren’t lost; the people living in these areas know all about them. And the original legends do not even reference cities.
I am stranded on Mars. The fuel tanks on my return vessel ruptured, and no rescue team can possibly reach me before I run out of food.
In the summer of 1922, Ruth Epperson Kennell, a children’s librarian, left New York City for the far reaches of Siberia.
The scaffold replica of the Parthenon is meant to be symbolic of opposition to the politically motivated censorship and persecution of writers, and the banning of their works.
...those who get her intellectual moorings and understand her role as a voice of dissent in today’s climate of “saffronisation”
Anthony Burgess, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday in 2017, is probably best known as the author of novels such as Earthly Powers, Nothing Like the Sun and A Clockwork Orange.
Jane Austen’s appearance on the new £10 banknote is strangely appropriate – and not just because 2017 is the bicentenary of her death.
This anecdote illustrates an essential reason for Austen’s success: yes, she is a great writer, but so too is Staël.
He finds himself constantly having to confront the fact that contrary to his desires of only wanting to belong to the Sesotho-speaking tribe, that he is instead seen as a coloured person and consequently treated in this manner in colonial South Africa.
Don’t be fooled when asked if you want to complete a transaction using your home currency. Using the local currency can save you money, making your next trip abroad less costly.
The Forbidden City became the seat of imperial power in China for almost five centuries and remains an important part of modern China’s cultural heritage today.
Ecologists can also understand biodiversity in cities by studying how humans have altered and then abandoned some areas, and how plants and animals have responded.
China has decided to ban Winnie the Pooh, since the Chinese President, Xi Jinping resembled the cartoon character way too much.
Far from readying for a clash of civilisations, the hijabers phenomenon signals a world in which Muslim piety is inextricably linked to the global consumer economy.
It is hoped this new status will maintain the Lake District as an important place for visitors to experience the great outdoors – following in the footsteps of the great writers and artists.
If action is not taken, parks are in danger of falling into a spiral of decline.
His communication team was quick to let everyone know that the open book was de Gaulle’s War Memoirs, while the two others were Stendhal’s The Red and the Black and Gide’s Fruits of the Earth.