Last November, I got married. In the months leading up to the wedding, I was mostly consumed with floral arrangements, invitation fontsband shoes that wouldn't cause me to trip down the aisle. Now that those details are behind me, I'm on a new...
What would Shakespeare have made of Trump? It’s one of the impish and fascinating questions at the heart of this nimble and intriguing study of the Bard’s lurid gallery of vicious despots. Greenblatt is the Harvard Shakespeare expert who co-founded new historicism,...
The good news is that Britain’s finest universities remain just that – world leaders in research, teaching and developing talent from anywhere on earth. The bad news is that they have slipped a little in the latest international league tables. Last year...
Iranian politicians have reacted with anger to a promise from newly appointed US secretary of state Mike Pompeo to impose “the strongest sanctions in history’ on the Islamic Republic following the US’ withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani...
I recently read an article about an actor whose non-verbal and severely physically disabled son was forced to leave the theatre where his father was performing, because the audience couldn’t cope with the boy’s “noises”. As a human being, I felt incensed on...
More than 4,600 people are believed to have died in Puerto Rico from the catastrophic Hurricane Maria according to a new study – far in excess of the official government death toll which stands at 64. The latest estimate of the number of dead from Harvard’s...
He wrote standing up. He paced around as he thought. He once said he walked half a mile for every page he wrote. And with Roth’s astonishing body of work, that’s a lot of walking. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of more than...
Rupert Murdoch's Fox News has grown steadily to become one of the most influential right-wing media voices in the US since it first aired on 7 October 1996. Known for its unabashed Republican bias, pro-Donald Trump rhetoric, blurring of fact and opinion, flashy graphics and pairing of stentorian middle-aged men with steely blondes, the channel caters...
More than 120 pregnant females were among hundreds of whales slaughtered in Japan’s latest hunt in the Antarctic, prompting condemnation and calls for international action. A total of 333 minke whales were killed as part of the country’s so-called “scientific” whaling programme,...
Donald Trump has escalated his attacks on the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference into the US presidential election, and the president’s evident frustration with the probe being led by special counsel Robert Mueller is beginning to have an effect. Reports surfaced of an FBI informant being in contact with several Trump campaign...