Not so jovial after all: how historians misunderstood William the Conqueror

The cheerful and generous nature many chroniclers ascribed to the victor of the battle of Hastings in fact belonged to someone else, says historianThe history books refer to William the Conqueror as jovial and generous, among other surprising qualities recorded in an 11th-century Latin text written after the king’s funeral.In fact, historians have got him wrong. A new translation of the...

August 20, 2016, 21:28
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Tarzan z rodu opíc Edgar Rice Burroughs: Tarzan z rodu opíc

Dobrodružný a zároveň romantický príbeh sa odohráva predovšetkým v africkej džungli, kde sa za dramatických okolností narodí dieťa, navyše šľachtického pôvodu.

August 21, 2016, 5:37
Vlado Šimko: Z oboch strán železnej opony Vlado Šimko: Z oboch strán železnej opony

Kniha spomienok významného slovenského lekára gastroenterológa a vedca.

August 21, 2016, 5:37
Kniha týždňa: Všednosť otvorená neobyčajnému Kniha týždňa: Všednosť otvorená neobyčajnému

S každodennosťou si spájame zabehané činnosti, opakujúce sa situácie, rutinu, predvídateľnosť, stereotyp. Dilbar Alieva však ukazuje, že sociológia dokáže povedať o každodennosti oveľa viac.

August 21, 2016, 5:37
František Mikloško a Karol Moravčík (eds.): Radosť evanjelia na Slovensku František Mikloško a Karol Moravčík (eds.): Radosť evanjelia na Slovensku

Nakoľko dokáže byť cirkev aj sebakritická a priznať si svoje omyly a hriechy? Nakoľko je spolutvorkyňou spoločenského vývoja na Slovensku?

August 21, 2016, 5:37
Hugo awards see off rightwing protests to celebrate diverse authors

Another attempt by the Sad and Rabid Puppies groups to hijack the science fiction award goes to the dogs, as authors and titles not in their campaign take top prizesThe winners of the 2016 Hugo awards have been announced, with this year’s choices signalling a resounding defeat for the so-called “Puppies” campaigns to derail the venerable annual honouring of science fiction literature and...

August 21, 2016, 6:00
Lemn Sissay: ‘I would die if I didn’t live in the present’

The poet’s early years of rejection and isolation left him with emotional scars, but it helped shape him as an artist. As his new collection is published, he talks about growing up and finding his voiceLemn Sissay arrives at the Shoreditch club, where we have arranged to meet, late, apologetic and exuberantly present, with a warmth that makes me feel, straight away – although I have not met...

August 21, 2016, 9:00
A Farewell to Ice by Peter Wadhams review – climate change writ large

The warning this book gives us about the consequences of the loss of the planet’s ice is emphatic, urgent and convincingBecoming a world authority on sea ice has taken Peter Wadhams to the polar zones more than 50 times, travelling on foot and by plane, ship, snowmobile and several nuclear-powered submarines of the Royal Navy.Nonscientists who read his astonishing and hair-raising A Farewell to...

August 21, 2016, 8:00
A Smell of Burning: The Story of Epilepsy by Colin Grant – review

An extraordinary, tender memoir about a beloved brother with epilepsy – a condition still beset by superstition and mythThe future is always a mystery, but the childhood plans of brothers and sisters have a special, poignant power as they retract into the fixed facts of adulthood. “So this is where the road was leading…” Unexpected talents may emerge, but so do unanticipated wounds.Colin...

August 21, 2016, 9:00
Knižné lásky na celý život Knižné lásky na celý život

Pre človeka je dôležité, aká kniha sa mu v detstve dostane do rúk. Zasiahne jeho srdce aj myseľ. Ak sa s knihou stotožní, nikdy už na ňu nezabudne, lebo knižka z detstva je ako dobrý kamarát.

August 21, 2016, 12:26