Comedian and best-selling author Tony Hawks is embarking on his greatest adventure yet - moving from city life in London to deepest Devon in the West Country. You can take the man out of the city, but is the countryside ready for him? Comedian and born-and-bred townie Tony Hawks is not afraid of a challenge - or indeed a good bet. He's hitchhiked round Ireland with a fridge and taken on the Moldovan football team at tennis one by one.
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems. Understanding the structure and behavior of networks will forever alter our world, allowing us to design the "perfect" business or stop a disease outbreak before it goes global.
Winston Churchill steered Britain through its darkest hours during World War II. He was one of the 20th century's greatest orators, and the speeches that he painstakingly composed, rehearsed, and delivered inspired courage in an entire nation. Churchill's output was prolific; his complete speeches alone contain over 5 million words.
"Uplifting and motivating"
"The Warren Court", by James Surowiecki; "Girl Talk", by Rebecca Mead; "Trading Stories", by Jhumpa Lahiri; "High-School Confidential", by Tea Obreht; "The Money", by Junot Diaz; "Archeology", by Jennifer Egan; "Above and Below", by Lauren Groff; and "Man Alone", by Nancy Franklin.
Will NATO ever rouse itself?
The editorial staff of The New York Times creates a digest for fax, email, and electronic delivery to destinations all over the world.
"Southern Honeymoon", by Amy Davidson; "Seven Minutes", by Nick Paumgarten; "Heavy Petting", by Larissa MacFarquhar; "The Virologist", by Andrew Marantz; "Leviathan", by David Sedaris; "Small Differences", by Louis Menand; "Button-Pusher", by Emily Nussbaum; and "Good Fights", by Anthony Lane.
"Unclear Dangers", by Amy Davidson; "Outside In", by Kathryn Schulz; "Lighting the Brain", by John Colapinto; "Mirror Stage", by Malcolm Gladwell; "Anatomy of Error", by Joshua Rothman; "Distant Emotions", by Anthony Lane.
You think you know about Islam. But, did you know that Islam teaches that Muslims must wage war to impose Islamic law on non-Muslim states, or that American Muslim groups are engaged in a huge cover-up of Islamic doctrine? These and other "politically incorrect" facts are revealed by Robert Spencer in The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades).
"An eight hour rant"
Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice - often the only choice - for the world's most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era.
Author Dirk Eldredge demonstates how the drug war has led only to overcrowded courts and prisons, rising crime, official corruption, eroded civil rights and race relations, and new public-health crises. He makes the case for an alternative strategy: tightly controlled legalization accompanied by expanded drug education, prevention, research, and treatment programs.
The aim of the book is entertainment - and surprise - but there will be a fair bit of erudition and incidental education along the way. (Why is it a troop of baboons, but a shrewdness of apes?). We discover the oldest words, the newest, the longest, the shortest, the most frequently used, the costliest (yes, words can come with a price attached), the funniest, the most fatal, the most unusual...
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
The May/June 2015 issue of Foreign Affairs.
The Keppler Space Telescope Has Added 554 Planet Candidates.
CFR Senior Fellow Max Boot, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies Director Richard Betts, RAND Senior Political Scientist Rick Brennan, Georgetown Professor Daniel Byman and Brookings Fellow Jeremy Shaprio, and former U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan Peter Tomsen debate the lessons of Afghanistan and Iraq.
With relentless media coverage, breathtaking events, and extraordinary congressional and independent investigations, it is hard to believe that we still might not know some of the most significant facts about the presidency of George W. Bush. Yet beneath the surface events of the Bush presidency lies a secret history, a series of hidden events that makes a mockery of current debate.
Planet hunter spots hundreds of new worlds
Thousands of microbe varieties found.
Conventional wisdom says the state can best foster innovation by just getting out of the way. In fact, government has historically served not as a meddler in the private sector, but as a key booster of it - and often a daring one, willing to take risks that businesses won't.
Why all Hillary look-alikes don't look the same.
Spotify's secret social network.
The white male revolt that's rattling science fiction.
The dark and light of Sally Mann.
Why Republicans only grasp climate science behind closed doors.
What do we owe the Enlightenment?
Turn up, boot up, drop out.
The epic, brilliant, and sadly forgotten poetry of Frank Stanford.
Renata Adler's essential nonfiction.
Paid leave goes from progessive pipe dream to political reality.
A new building captures the museum's oldest virtues.
State death chambers have become largely unmonitored testing ground for toxic drugs.
James Baldwin and Richard Wright in the Ferguson Era.
The new political correctness and the way we process trauma.
What you see is only what you see.
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