Monthly Archives: <span>July 2018</span>

Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet

The long read: No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting? On 16 May, a lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg was in a New York cafe when he heard several members of staff speaking Spanish. He reacted with immediate fury, threatening to call US Immigration Read more »

LaCroix’s Massive Popularity Is Putting Major Pressure On Big Soda

Rapper Big Dipper’s comical R&B-inspired single “LaCroix Boi” has racked up more than 538,000 YouTube views since being released last summer. Flavored sparkling water brand LaCroix has become a social media darling and propelled itself into mainstream pop culture in a relatively short time. The trendy seltzer in colorful cans has also seen major sales Read more »

Why we should learn to embrace failure | Elizabeth Day

Divorce, miscarriage, career knock-backs the big moments in life often come through crisis and make us who we are, so dont airbrush them out, says Elizabeth Day A few months ago, I spent an evening sitting on the sofa in my flat, cropping my head out of a series of wedding photographs. It was a 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 »