Like Milo Y, Bill Maher once defended sex between adults and minors Like Milo Y, Bill Maher once defended sex between adults and minors

Media monitor unearths old clip of Maher defending teacher jailed for sex with teen boy.        

yesterday, 11:58
Oxford Dictionaries add 'clicktivism' and 'haterade' as new words for angry times

Donald Trump’s presidency has already left its mark on the English language, according to lexicographers monitoring the most popular new vocabularyDonald Trump’s linguistic dexterity may be questionable, but the US president’s lexicon has had an impact on the English language, which is reflected in the latest additions to , the online reference guide to current English. New coinages that...

yesterday, 15:14
Jaroslava Blažková – originálna spisovateľka aj symbol odvahy Jaroslava Blažková – originálna spisovateľka aj symbol odvahy

Prezývali ju slovenská Saganová. Mala dvadsaťsedem, keď svojím debutom Nylonový mesiac rozvírila hladinu slovenskej literárnej scény. Spisovateľka Jaroslava Blažková zomrela vo veku 83 rokov.

February 21, 2017, 19:37
The Kingdom by Emmanuel Carrère review – the man who invented Jesus

A brilliant, genre-bending French bestseller uses the story of the early church as a parable for the author’s own lifeThis is a brilliant, shocking book. What shocks is not Emmanuel Carrère’s demystifying novelisation of the first decades of the Christian church. Nor is it the intermittent sexualisation of that story (, after all, got there first with ). Nor is it his use of the scholarly...

yesterday, 9:14
Nonfiction: In a New History, Russia’s Revolution Through Expat Eyes

Petrograd’s expatriates provide a running commentary on the fall of the czar in Helen Rappaport’s “Caught in the Revolution.”

yesterday, 18:06
The Fatal Tree by Jake Arnott review – a colourful descent into London’s underworld

Real-life historical figures are among the jailbreakers, prig-nappers and bawds in this vivid portrait of 1720s LondonWhich of the cast of reprobates in this novel shall swing from the fatal tree, the Tyburn gallows? Perhaps better to ask which shall not. All seem condemned souls, except maybe one Billy Archer, a printer’s devil with inky fingers and hopes of literary immortality. “I was born...

today, 8:30
Rebel Crossings by Sheila Rowbotham review – feminist utopian dreams

A vivid collective biography of a group of 19th-century freethinkers is crammed with hopeful visions from the pastLast year, believe it or not, was the year of Utopia. A perfect society: happy, prosperous, tolerant, peaceful – this idyll was widely commemorated, although its location, appropriately, was nowhere (from the Greek ou-topos: U-topia). The occasion was the 500th anniversary of , a...

today, 9:00
The Saturday poem: One Night Comes Like a Blessing

by Grace NicholsLike a cruel lover or spiteful mistressNo-Sleep demands my restless attentiveness.No-Sleep prefers me stripped –a dark projectionist

today, 12:00
The Writer’s Room: A Writer’s Room: Bernard-Henri Lévy

The French intellectual at home in Paris, where he authored much of “The Genius of Judaism,” his new book about what it means to be a Jew today.

February 21, 2017, 17:20
Nonfiction: Two Books Argue the Case for Police Reform From Within

Frank Zimring’s “When Police Kill” and Barry Friedman’s “Unwarranted” take up the case of police use of force and surveillance.

February 21, 2017, 16:31