Essay: Gabriel García Márquez’s Work Was Rooted in the Real

Gabriel García Márquez’s fantastical stories gained dramatic and emotional force from their deep roots in reality.

April 21, 2014, 18:37
'Literally' figuratively destroyed by program to remove the word's misuse 'Literally' figuratively destroyed by program to remove the word's misuse

A new browser plug-in displays all instances of the much-abused adverb as its traditional opposite. It's a figurative blastMy favourite misuse of "literally" came from an august editor at an august publishing house. A debut novel, she declared to a group of journalists, had "literally broken her heart". We all, of course, then made sure to steer well clear. Not being a...

yesterday, 14:32
ArtsBeat: Claudia Rankine Wins $50,000 Poetry Prize

Ms. Rankine is the eighth winner of the Jackson Poetry Prize, awarded by Poets & Writers.

April 21, 2014, 21:21
Charlotte Brontë celebrated with a birthday Google Doodle Charlotte Brontë celebrated with a birthday Google Doodle

Author of Jane Eyre was born on 21 April 1816 in Thornton, YorkshireGoogle has celebrated the life of the English author of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bront

April 20, 2014, 23:42
Google Doodle celebrates Earth Day 2014 with Rufous hummingbird and five other cute creatures Google Doodle celebrates Earth Day 2014 with Rufous hummingbird and five other cute creatures

Earth Day 2014 has been marked with a collection of five animated doodles on the Google homepage, showing the Rufous hummingbird, the veiled chameleon, the moon jellyfish, the dung beetle, a puffer fish and a pair of Japanese macaques.

yesterday, 0:03
Beyond the shoot-em-up: how gaming got killer stories Beyond the shoot-em-up: how gaming got killer stories

Everyone knows they are the best place to shoot up zombies, but can video games ever overtake cinema and literature for storytelling? Simon Parkin reports on the next chapter for gamingIn , the British author wrote: "The video game tells a story. The better you get, the longer the story lasts. And we all know how children feel about stories." In the early 1980s, video-game stories were...

April 20, 2014, 17:00
The talk of Dylan Thomas’ town: Laugharne pays tribute to its famous centenarian The talk of Dylan Thomas’ town: Laugharne pays tribute to its famous centenarian

"The strangest town in Wales” is what the poet Dylan Thomas dubbed Laugharne, the place he made his home in the four years before his death in 1953. And it was the people of this Carmarthenshire town, with its castle and its cockle-trade, who inspired his “Play for Voices”, Under Milk Wood.

April 19, 2014, 23:00
Zomrel spisovateľ Ladislav Ballek Zomrel spisovateľ Ladislav Ballek

Jeho diela s čitateľmi zostanú, Ladislav Ballek však odišiel. Popredný slovenský spisovateľ zomrel vo veku 73 rokov.

April 21, 2014, 3:20
Frédéric Gros: If you walk for several hours, you can escape your identity Frédéric Gros: If you walk for several hours, you can escape your identity

Some of the finest thinkers in history were also enthusiastic walkers. In his surprise bestseller, Frédéric Gros uses philosophy to show how walking can bring about a sense of peace. So why is he so conflicted about life?It is a sunny spring Sunday and joy! I am off to Paris to go for a walk. Not any old walk, but a walk with a man who really knows about walking: Fr

April 19, 2014, 23:04
People diary: soprano proves a plane dresser People diary: soprano proves a plane dresser

Leading soprano Sarah Gabriel refuses to sing to EasyJet's tune

April 20, 2014, 6:00