Monday, May 21, 2018

William Trevor’s final collection of stories

Last Stories. By William Trevor. Viking; 224 pages; $26 and £14.99.Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's...

A devastating and brilliant adaptation of the “Patrick Melrose” series

THE curtain-raising moments of “Patrick Melrose” hurl the viewer into the world of their eponymous hero with brisk efficiency. A phone—black, with a...

A great Russian director brings history to life on stage

ON SEPTEMBER 9th 1944, not long after the siege of Leningrad was lifted, a regional committee of Soviet deputies issued an order establishing...

George Benjamin’s defence of opera

ALL-ACTION and surround-sound, opera was the 19th-century equivalent of cinema—and, some say, is now obsolete in an era of higher-tech entertainment. The suggestion...

People crave silence, yet are unnerved by it

A History of Silence. By Alain Corbin. Translated by Jean Birrell. Polity; 147 pages; $19.95 and £14.99. Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox...

Step inside a gay bar for a “RuPaul’s Drag Race” viewing party

THREE performers take it in turns to writhe and high-kick dangerously towards the low ceiling. Most drinkers continue to chat among themselves. It...

Our relationship with teeth is uneven, messy and grim

EYES are not the window into the soul—teeth are. They can be rotten, wise or broken; they reveal our diet, health and wealth....

France is still coming to grips with the role of feminism in May 1968

BRANDISHING a Viet Cong flag, she stands with her torso above the crowd filling the Luxembourg Gardens. Her eyes lifted, her expression serious...

Tom Wolfe, chronicler of America

TOM WOLFE’s great achievement was to write prose as big as America. Mr Wolfe thought that America’s literary elite were missing the biggest...

Libraries that speak loudly – Shelf awareness

THROUGHOUT May, books will be taken from their cramped, dusty confines in the old National Library of Greece and gingerly placed on trolleys....

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US man keeps dog safely inside house he burgles

Police in the US release video of a burglar who helped keep a dog from escaping the family home. Source

L’«académie politique» de Marion Maréchal sera inaugurée le 22 juin

INFO LE FIGARO - Les premiers élèves de cet établissement installé à Lyon sont attendus pour septembre prochain. ...