Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A history of slang charts the change in taboos

SAMUEL JOHNSON defined his profession as that of a “harmless drudge”. Yet it has been well served by lexicographers writing entertainingly about their...

Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway debut

THE man known as “The Boss” certainly knows how to work a room. Standing alone on stage in the Walter Kerr Theatre (capacity...

“La Belle Sauvage”, Philip Pullman’s new novel

Not Binsey but Godstow (perhaps)La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One. By Philip Pullman. Knopf; 464 pages; $22.99. Penguin Random House...

How food created the British empire

The Taste of Empire: How Britain’s Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World. By Lizzie Collingham. Basic Books; 384 pages; $32. Published in...

The crazy career of Herbert Hoover

Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times. By Kenneth Whyte. Knopf; 752 pages; $35.FOR his philanthropic efforts during the first world war, Herbert...

The best of a clutch of recent books on Brexit—from both sides

Clean Brexit. By Liam Halligan and Gerard Lyons. Biteback; 382 pages; £20.Making a Success of Brexit and Reforming the EU. By Roger Bootle....

“The Death of Stalin” is a precarious comedic experiment

THE men guarding Josef Stalin at his dacha in the suburbs of Moscow were under strict instructions not to disturb him under any...

Annie Baker is a master of loaded silences

MOST playwrights are judged by their words—the swordplay of dialogue that animates their work. For Annie Baker, the drama is in her silences....

Not just another film about Jane Goodall

IN 1960 Jane Goodall moved to Tanzania to study chimpanzees. She was only 26 years old; her credentials consisted of a love of...

Bosnia’s stand-ups jest about genocide

A SREBRENICA widow is asked to identify her husband’s body. It is not the most promising start to a joke, but Navid Bulbulija,...
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