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

Top 10 novels about Pakistan

From Mohammed Hanif to Kamila Shamsie, and some names still unfamiliar to English readers, here is some of the best fiction about a nation set to turn 70 this year A while ago I emailed a Pakistani news editor, introducing myself and pitching a column. He replied promptly saying that while we hadnt met, he Read more »

The show mustn’t go on: the TV dramas that didn’t know when to quit

Renewal of 13 Reasons Why and rumors that Big Little Lies could return are just the latest examples of small-screen stories that should know when to sign off The suicide-mystery series 13 Reasons Why has grown into a certified phenomenon: its an object of obsession for teens, a continuously mutating meme on social media, and Read more »

Alexander Zverev sets up Italian Open final against resurgent Novak Djokovic

German 20-year-old Alexander Zverev drew praise from defeated opponent John Isner as he progressed to the final against Novak Djokovic, who thrashed Dominic Thiem John Isner, who has seen a lot of good players come and go in his 12 years on the Tour, thinks the 20-year-old Alexander Zverev, who beat him for the third Read more »

‘I’ve been good and bad, caring but useless’: Tim Dowling on two decades of fatherhood

His parenting skills, he thought, were a work in progress. There was still time to get better only now his youngest is about to turn 18. What has he learned? From time to time, and without success, I have tried to track down the episode of The Apprentice. That, at least, is my experience. And, Read more »

Colourful, creative and close up: Wellcome Images 2017 – BBC News

Stickman, The Vicissitudes of Crohn’s (Resolution) – Overall Winner 2017 Image copyright Spooky Pooka This character “Stickman” is the alter ego of the artist who suffers from Crohn’s disease – a chronic condition caused by inflammation of the digestive system. The skeleton is made of sticks rather than bones – to show the body’s fragility Read more »

Raheem Sterling in shape to show Liverpool he made the right move

The forward can expect abuse from the away fans when Manchester City host his former club on Sunday but his form under Pep Guardiola and strength of character indicate he can make an impact when it matters most It is a little under two years since Raheem Sterling made the move which, perhaps more than Read more »

The Gorgeous ‘Merbabe’ Latte Exists And It’s Making Serious Waves On Instagram

In case you havent already noticed, Im a huge fan of colorful lattes (like, HUGE). Of course, Ill settle for a cup of black coffee any day of the week but Id much rather my morning fixbe pink, blue and sparkly. Thats why I was so freakin obsessed with the Unicorn Latte when it came Read more »

Ten alternative facts for the post truth world

From Nineteen Eighty-Four and Malcolm Tucker to Vote Leave and Donald Trump playing fast and loose with the truth has moved from fiction to real life A word on definition: post truth is emphatically not the same as lies, spin and falsehood. What is new is not mendacity but the publics response to it the Read more »

‘Guy Clark’s songs were like Peckinpah movies that powerful’

Friends and peers pay tribute to the late country star whose songs, which brought a literary gravitas to the genre, were covered by the best in the business Guy Clark, a songwriter who elevated American popular song by infusing it with literary depth, Townes Van Zandt, Rodney Crowell, David Olney, Billy Joe Shaver, among others. Read more »

How Moonlight Looks Out For The Humanity In Us

After over-extending our welcome at Angelika Theater, we two friends and I find our respective subway stations and carry ourselves home, shredding the people we were before, remembering who we used to be, and hoping for more moments of tenderness, of softness, on screen and in our own lives. We have just seen Moonlight; we Read more »