Monthly Archives: <span>February 2017</span>

Leicester City getting rid of Claudio Ranieri now is hardly madness | Barney Ronay

Leicester City won the title last season by being ruthless and clear-sighted so Claudio Ranieris exit with only 13 league games left makes sporting sense Like all the best fairytales Leicester Citys title story came to an end on Thursday night with a bracing little touch of cruelty. This is usually the way of these Read more »

Of microbes and machines: How art and science fuse in bio-art

(CNN)There is science in art — the alchemy of paint, the binary codes computing away in a camera, the expressive anatomy in portraiture and sculpture. There is art in science — the artistic precision of the scalpel, the cool aesthetics of the laboratory, and the intimate observations undertaken by scientists to discover new materials and Read more »

John Burnside: Writing is what I steal from the usual flow of things

The prolific poet and novelist on insomnia, noise sensitivity and the glorious salvation of the writers residency My writing day: say it like that and its a highly inviting proposition. Immediately, I picture the comfortable, mildly ritualistic routine of the self-sufficient author, immersed in the stylistic minutiae of some new, and still untarnished magnum opus, Read more »

The Founders Nick Offerman: Being American means that I have to stand up and march

The Parks and Recreation stars new film charts the rise of McDonalds head honcho Ray Kroc. He talks about resisting the rise of another capitalist narcissist Hi, Nick. Were you disappointed that quite fitting for the times. It does. Unintentionally, too. Its areally fascinating story, and the timing just worked out. It lined up quite Read more »

The man who could make Marine Le Pen president of France

The Long Read: Florian Philippot is the strategist behind the rebranding of the extreme right Front National as a populist, anti-elite movement. But dont mistake him for a moderate On the night of the US election, Florian Philippot, the closest adviser to the French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, was watching the results from his Read more »