Πέμπτη, 30 Οκτωβρίου 2014

Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems
In June 2011, Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, arrived from America at Ellingham Hall, the country house in Norfolk, England where Assange was living under house arrest.
Today’s Britain: where the poor are forced to steal or beg from food banks
MPs who fiddled thousands got off lightly, yet they have created a system where the hungry go to jail

What would you do to keep your baby from starving? Perhaps the same as Lucy Hill. At the start of October, the 35-year-old mother from Kidderminster was broke. After missing an interview at the jobcentre, her disability benefits had been stopped – which left her, her partner and her toddler of 18 months without anything to live on. So she went to the local Spar and stole a chicken and some soap powder

Τρίτη, 28 Οκτωβρίου 2014

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Top 10 songs in teen novels: the ultimate young adult playlist

Don’t you sometimes wish your favourite book had a theme song? Well maybe it does, you just have to look for it! Here’s our list of the most rockin’ songs mentioned in the most rockin’ books

Τετάρτη, 22 Οκτωβρίου 2014

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Hunting for Myanmar's hidden treasure



Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.

Planting bulbs in autumn for colourful spring flower beds – video
Alys Fowler plants dense drifts and clumps of daffodils and woodland bulbs in October so that bursts of colour and banks of food for bees across the allotment will emerge in spring. She revisits the bulbs in April to reveal how they have brightened up the space
• Find the plants in the Guardian garden centre: Muscari Mixed, Winter Aconites, Narcissi Tete-a-Tete

Κυριακή, 12 Οκτωβρίου 2014

Fat’s the way to do it: Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes in praise of rich food, from a fennel tarte tatin to spicy pommes dauphine
Who wants to be counting the calories? Indulge yourself (just serve with salad)
Shlomo Sand: ‘I wish to resign and cease considering myself a Jew’

His past was Jewish, but today he sees Israel as one of the most racist societies in the western world. Historian Shlomo Sand explains why he doesn’t want to be Jewish anymore



Σάββατο, 11 Οκτωβρίου 2014

Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures
From a Canadian bookshop opened by Alice Munro in the 1960s to one in the island of Santorini started by drunk Oxford students, some of the world’s most exotic booksellers feature in The Bookshop Book, published as part of a UK-wide Books are My Bag campaign to support the bookselling industry in the run-up to Christmas. Its author Jen Campbell introduces some of the finest.
Do you know of other great bookshops worth visiting? Share your knowledge and photos here and we will publish the best



Τρίτη, 7 Οκτωβρίου 2014

Readers' assignment: empty places of worship

Thanks to the photo caminoamigo sent in of an empty church in Ireland, this week’s assignment is on empty places of worship around the world.
Have you stumbled across an open church with no worshippers in it or discovered that it’s actually a redundant Anglican church for sale? ..