Now that Top Gear is off air, at least for now, I’m noticing its influence everywhere. You’d have thought that Springwatch, which I’ve dipped into before but never properly watched, would be the archetypal opposite of Top Gear, bar the odd joke about tits, but it turns out they’re both part of the same broad… Read More Is Chris Packham the new Jeremy Clarkson?
Kimberly and James Dean left corporate careers to chase their artistic dreams. Little did the Savannah, Ga. couple realize when they adopted a small, black cat from a shelter, they also acquired their muse.So began their series of children’s books about Pete the Cat, a cool, clever feline. Source: http://www.guelphmercury.com/whatson-story/5643555-inspirational-book-is-brimming-with-wisdom/
Geetanjali Shree is the author of four critically acclaimed novels – Mai, Tirohit, Hamara Shahar Us Baras, and Khali Jagah – and six collections of short stories, in Hindi. She has also published an intellectual biography of Premchand, in English. Often described as a lyrical and uninhibited writer, she has received the Krishna Baldev Vaid… Read More English has given me some new access but it is Hindi which has got me fame: Geetanjali Shree
On March 7 1940, the Tory MP “Chips” Channon had lunch in London with a German refugee and former supporter of Hitler who told Channon that the Führer “is certainly a homosexual”, and that his failure to rise above the rank of corporal in the First World War was due to his “very pronounced perversion”.… Read More Closet Queens by Michael Bloch, review: ‘entertaining’
I had seen lots of good reviews on this book, so I was really looking forward to reading it. Also, I’m a great fan on Patrick Ness and was expecting this book to be like the other ones he has written but, I must say, I was a bit disappointed. The story begins with Seth… Read More More Than This by Patrick Ness – review
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Many listeners of jazz speak of their first encounter with the music in terms of a conversion experience.One hears stories, from listeners and musicians, of a particular recording or performance that drew them into the music, and transformed their way of listening. Jason C. Bivins writes of that kind of experience… Read More Author’s latest book looks at jazz and link to religion
Neal Stephenson knows how to go big. “Seveneves,” the science fiction author’s latest novel, spends nearly 900 pages telling an epic story about humanity’s quest for survival after an explosion on the moon incinerates Earth. technology in our own. Stephenson has developed a rabid fan base over the last two decades by somehow fitting dense,… Read More Neal Stephenson’s ‘Seveneves’ Has Finally Arrived. What We Learned About The Future From The Biggest Sci-Fi Novel Of 2015 (Spoiler Free)