V.S. Naipaul, Who Explored Colonialism Through Unsparing Books, Dies at 85 V.S. Naipaul, Who Explored Colonialism Through Unsparing Books, Dies at 85

Mr. Naipaul, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001, wrote about the liberation movements that swept across Africa and the Caribbean, where he was born.

August 12, 2018, 2:21
Omarosa: I secretly taped my firing from the Trump White House to 'protect myself' Omarosa: I secretly taped my firing from the Trump White House to 'protect myself'

Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly taped her firing by White House chief of staff John Kelly. It's her latest explosive claim ahead of the publication of her new book, 'Unhinged,' in which she says tapes exist of Trump using the N-word.        

August 12, 2018, 17:34
VS Naipaul, Nobel prize-winning British author, dies aged 85 VS Naipaul, Nobel prize-winning British author, dies aged 85

Trinidad-born author won both acclaim and disdain for his caustic portrayals, in novels and non-fiction, of the legacy of colonialism The writer VS Naipaul, who explored questions of place and identity for more than half a century, has died aged 85. Lady Naipaul confirmed that her husband had died peacefully in London. “He was a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded by those he...

August 12, 2018, 0:46
Did Omarosa break the law by secretly taping her firing in White House Situation Room? Did Omarosa break the law by secretly taping her firing in White House Situation Room?

It's not entirely clear whether Omarosa's release of her secret tape of her firing in the White House Situation Room violated criminal law, but she probably should get a lawyer anyway.        

August 13, 2018, 21:17
VS Naipaul's legacy is complex – but his writing must be celebrated VS Naipaul's legacy is complex – but his writing must be celebrated

His comments about Islam, women and Africa were often unjustified, unpleasant and untrue – but that can be acknowledged alongside his giftsThe life of the greatest prose writer in the English language of the last 60 years has , though many of us were reluctant to celebrate VS Naipaul in such terms when he was alive and we may stop short at acknowledging his full significance when we mourn him....

August 12, 2018, 18:10
Books of The Times: Fables Leap Back and Forth Through Time in ‘Flights’ Books of The Times: Fables Leap Back and Forth Through Time in ‘Flights’

Olga Tokarczuk’s novel, the winner of this year’s International Man Booker Prize, is full of bizarre and harrowing stories that blend fiction and fact.

yesterday, 20:28
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari review – a guru for our times? 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari review – a guru for our times?

The author of global bestseller Sapiens is back, with a self-help guide for a bewildering age – and it’s sweeping statements are peppered with truly mind-expanding observations career is a publishing fairytale. An obscure Israeli academic writes a Hebrew-language history of humanity. Translated into English in 2014, the book sells more than a million copies. Facebook’s includes it in his...

today, 8:30
How Wilkie Collins found sensation in ordinary life How Wilkie Collins found sensation in ordinary life

The Moonstone certainly has elements of breathless storytelling, but some of its thrills derive from the precision of its down-to-earth detailsIn 1871, Thomas Hardy approvingly described “the sensation novel” as a “long and intricately inwrought chain of circumstance” that involved “murder, blackmail, illegitimacy, impersonation, eavesdropping, multiple secrets, a suggestion of bigamy,...

yesterday, 14:22
JT Leroy Film With Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart to Close Toronto Film Fest JT Leroy Film With Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart to Close Toronto Film Fest

The festival also announced a period drama with Chris Pine as its opening night film.

yesterday, 17:51
Nonfiction: Why We Should Never Expect to Discover Sentient Ice Cubes Nonfiction: Why We Should Never Expect to Discover Sentient Ice Cubes

Charles S. Cockell’s “The Equations of Life” argues that physics constrains evolution so that life is not endlessly variable, but actually quite predictable.

August 13, 2018, 21:00