Tag Archives: World news

Old Norse, mystics and race cars: is lvdalen the weirdest village in Sweden?

It is the place where the witch hunts began and it still boasts its own language and strange rituals. Photographer Maja Daniels relives three freezing years in a cabin in lvdalen In 1926, the yearbook of the Swedish Tourism Association described the village of lvdalen as a community with a dark insular spirit where locals Read more »

Netflix to adapt One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garca Mrquez

Streaming giant buys rights to create first ever screen adaptation of Colombian authors seminal 1967 magical realist novel Netflix has acquired the rights to Gabriel Garca Mrquezs seminal One Hundred Years of Solitude to create the first screen adaptation of the authors 1967 masterpiece. The streaming company announced on Wednesday that the book will be Read more »

We revile sexual violence but misogynistic populists thrive around the world | Anne McElvoy

The peace prize was well deserved. Yet the language of too many political leaders seems driven by the compulsion to demean women The Nobel peace prize often gets it wrong, routinely crowning approved individuals or supranational institutions such as the EU and UN, usually on the eve of them making a prizewinning Horlicks of their Read more »

‘He was high-brow, low-brow, every-brow!’ the genius of Leonard Bernstein

Composer, conductor, inspiration, FBI suspect Leonard Bernstein was born 100 years ago this August, and this summers Proms will celebrate his work. Musicians, critics and his own family remember an astounding talent Marin Alsop: Bernstein the inspiration Bernstein was impossibly brilliantin so many different areas: a genius conductor, composer, author, pianist, thinker, activist, educator and Read more »

Why I, a white man, took a black family’s house from Detroit to Rotterdam

I turned a Detroit house into a work of art for the community to be proud of, and people who think it is ruin porn have missed the point We took it all the walls, the windows. We took the whole exterior of the house from Stoepel Street 20194, just west of Detroit 8 Mile. 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 France would be next, he said, promising that Marine Read more »

Paris haute couture leaps into the 21st century

Vetements revolutionary show, held in a department store, saw weird and wonderful display from alt-thinking label Disruption is a vogue-ish word as overused in the modern fashion industry as iconic was in the last decade. But when evening wear at Paris haute couture fashion week means pink velour Juicy Couture palazzo pants worn with a Read more »

Boris Johnson grilled over past outright lies at uneasy press conference

Foreign secretary endures awkward outing as reporters repeatedly press him to explain previous insults about world leaders Boris Johnson was embarrassingly forced on to the back foot during his first London press conference as foreign secretary on Tuesday as he was repeatedly pressed to explain his past outright lies and insults about world leaders, including Read more »

Welcome to the new age of uncertainty

Will Brexit ever happen? Could Trump win? Is my job safe? The future right now looks headspinningly unpredictable. Is there any way to avoid this fear, anxiety and paralysis, and learn to thrive in a world in flux? One day recently, I sat in a school hall listening to a headteacher explain why us parents Read more »

Dhaka’s Dickensian workhouses should shame us all

A damning study says children in the slums of Bangladesh work over 42 hours a week, often at factories supplying to the west Charles Dickens was outraged by child labour and for good reason: he had first hand experience of working long hours for little pay in bad conditions. By the time Dickens came to Read more »