In Iceland, a Literary Tour Explores Rich History

To the residents of Reykjavik, the culture of storytelling seems to be the source of their greatest national pride and Iceland has a nearly 100 percent literacy rate.

November 23, 2015, 16:57
‘Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World,’ by Tim Whitmarsh

Whitmarsh argues that atheism isn’t a product of the modern age but reaches back to early Western intellectual tradition in the ancient Greek world.

November 24, 2015, 1:56
100 funny jokes by 100 comedians

Martin Chilton's pick of 100 great jokes by 100 great comedians

yesterday, 19:22
The photography of Philip Larkin - in pictures

Best known as a poet and librarian, Larkin was also a dedicated photographer, whose pictures kept a deadpan, erotic and mischievous record of his life. A new book gives the inside story

November 24, 2015, 14:15
Randall Munroe Explains It All for Us

In “Thing Explainer,” Mr. Munroe, a former NASA roboticist turned cartoonist, describes scientific concepts using the most basic English.

November 23, 2015, 18:14
Guardian first book award 2015 goes to poet Andrew McMillan

McMillan becomes the first poet to win the £10,000 prize with Physical, a ‘breathtaking’ collection that explores modern male anxiety in settings from the gym to northern industrial townsThe poet Andrew McMillan has won the 2015 Guardian first book award with his elegantly poised and intimate collection of poems, .McMillan is the first poet to win the £10,000 prize since it began in 1999,...

November 25, 2015, 20:30
Guardian journalist's City of London exposé hits bestseller payday in Holland

Joris Luyendijk’s book of interviews with financial insiders, Swimming With Sharks, lands major prize and sells 300,000 copiesA into the City of London by a Dutch journalist with no previous knowledge of banking has become a bestselling book in Holland, where it has sold almost 300,000 copies and last week landed a major prize.

November 24, 2015, 16:58
Serious researcher or 'spiritual tourist'? How Alex Mar riled America's pagans

Her book Witches of America was admired in the mainstream press – but people of the faith she discusses, paganism, savaged it online. So what went wrong? got two kinds of reviews when she published her book, , last month. In the mainstream press, she was said to have produced a thoughtful, deeply researched, compassionate book about a subject most people know very little about, one which these...

November 24, 2015, 18:04
Eva Lavríková: Dobrá detská kniha baví bez ohľadu na vek Eva Lavríková: Dobrá detská kniha baví bez ohľadu na vek

V seriáli Pravdy s názvom Ako sa robí... postupne nazrieme do zákulisia sveta umenia a kultúry. V aktuálnej časti približujeme, ako sa prekladá detská knižka.

November 23, 2015, 5:37
How do I love thee? Let me Instagram it

Mobbed at signings, followed by millions and topping the bestseller lists: Instapoets such as Lang Leav, Rupi Kaur and Tyler Knott Gregson are poetry’s new superstars, publishing their love poems and haiku on social media. But are they any good? In 2013, self-published a small debut poetry collection, Love & Misadventure, online. Two years later, she was meeting her fans on a book tour in...

November 23, 2015, 8:00