Porn, opioids and a freezer full of cigarettes: what one cleaner saw in America’s homes Porn, opioids and a freezer full of cigarettes: what one cleaner saw in America’s homes

As a single parent caught in the welfare trap, Stephanie Land got the only job she could, tidying homes for the comfortably well-off. Now she has turned her experiences into an acclaimed new bookAt first glance, it’s not immediately obvious that the toddler in the video I am watching is taking her first wobbly steps in a homeless shelter. Watching the tiny girl babble to her mother behind the...

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Kniha týždňa: Revolučný spev, ktorý príliš nepočuť Kniha týždňa: Revolučný spev, ktorý príliš nepočuť

Robustný odklon od angažovanej literatúry nastupujúci v 90. rokoch pretrváva v slovenskom literárnom prostredí dodnes.

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Spisovateľka Pavla Sabolová: Deťom knihy často nahrádza počítač Spisovateľka Pavla Sabolová: Deťom knihy často nahrádza počítač

Spisovateľka Paula Sabolová Jelínková nedávno vydala novú knihu pre deti Čertík Trapko.

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Carry on: What Adam Conover Can’t Travel Without Carry on: What Adam Conover Can’t Travel Without

The comedian from “Adam Ruins Everything” always takes along drawing materials, a fidget spinner and a Nintendo switch to make a cross-country flight go faster.

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Nonfiction: Can a Self-Help Book a Month Yield a Year’s Worth of Life Changes? Nonfiction: Can a Self-Help Book a Month Yield a Year’s Worth of Life Changes?

In “Help Me!,” the British journalist Marianne Power tackles some of the classics of the genre, aiming to become happier, healthier and maybe even solvent.

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Nonfiction: Need a New Self-Help Guru? Try Aristotle Nonfiction: Need a New Self-Help Guru? Try Aristotle

Edith Hall’s “Aristotle’s Way” sees in the ancient philosopher’s ethics a profound guide for living.

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All Together Now? by Mike Carter review – taking the pulse of modern Britain All Together Now? by Mike Carter review – taking the pulse of modern Britain

Following the route, decades later, of an anti-Thatcher march, a journalist asks what became of the country his father struggled to changeIt’s not up there with Peterloo, Jarrow or Orgreave, but the People’s March for Jobs in 1981 – when 300 men and women walked from Liverpool to London in protest against Margaret Thatcher’s government – was nonetheless a key moment in working-class...

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Jane Austen? Family say note establishes disputed portrait's identity Jane Austen? Family say note establishes disputed portrait's identity

Personal ‘history’ believed to have been written by the novelist’s grand-niece is ‘absolutely emphatic about the fact it’s a portrait’ of the novelistAn overlooked note that may have been written by Jane Austen’s great-niece Fanny Caroline Lefroy could put an end to the long-running question mark over an oil painting its owners believe is a depiction of the novelist as a teenager...

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Top 10 musical novels | Rebecca Kauffman Top 10 musical novels | Rebecca Kauffman

Novelist Rebecca Kauffman chooses work by authors from Ann Patchett to Zadie Smith resounding with music and musiciansMusic can reach us, surprise us, and offer a story of its own in the most unexpected places. The ways in which writers employ music vary immensely, from an entire work chronicling the life of a virtuoso to a single song serving as strategic backdrop to a scene. They may use works...

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Guillermo del Toro leads drive to save horror bookshop Dark Delicacies Guillermo del Toro leads drive to save horror bookshop Dark Delicacies

Pan’s Labyrinth director joins Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow and other readers in crowdfunding rescue of ‘amazing quarter-century institution’A horror bookshop in California has been saved from closure after a host of high-profile fans including Neil Gaiman, Guillermo del Toro and Cory Doctorow offered their support.Dark Delicacies in Burbank, California, has been running since 1994, but...

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