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On Such A Full Sea, By Chang-Rae Lee: Book review - looking in from the peripheries of a dangerous dystopia
Friday 03 January 2014
Chang-Rae Lee's fifth novel, set in a dystopian future of environmental and moral collapse, is a departure of sorts for the Korean-American author. From his debut, Native Speaker, to 2010's The Surrendered, Lee has depicted immigrants and first-generation Americans negotiating questions of assimilation.
Friday 27 December 2013
For 10 years shipments of uranium have been quietly changing hands
'The Wire' creator David Simon describes America as a "horror show" in a powerful speech on capitalism
Tuesday 10 December 2013
David Simon, the creator of the critically acclaimed television series The Wire, delivered a powerful criticism of modern America during an appearance at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney.
The talk took place in November but details only recently surfaced after an edited transcript of the speech appeared online.
Michael Phelps edges towards 2016 Olympics after he re-registers with USADA ahead of World Championships trials
Friday 15 November 2013
Rival Ryan Lochte had predicted a comeback last year and it appears he has been proven right with Phelps return imminent
Wednesday 02 October 2013
Writer was a canny businessman who managed to turn himself into a brand, spawning successful film and video game franchises
Saturday 14 September 2013
The gas station is one of America's most evocative symbols. Holly Williams looks back on 50 years of life at the pump
Monday 09 September 2013
DC Comics' co-publisher responds to the furore after Batwoman co-authors resign
Thursday 18 July 2013
US government says they have evidence Osama bin Laden obtained leaked documents
Saturday 18 May 2013
Heavy support during the week suggests a new officer is ready for promotion to the elite corps at Ballydoyle.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
The new Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, north London, is a spanking new five-star neighbourhood theatre opening with a three-star play about girls in a 1920s Chicago watch-making factory who are gradually alerted (though not by the bosses) to the dangers of radium in the illuminated dials when one of them becomes seriously ill.
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Spurs meet Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this evening
Sunday 05 May 2013
Two excellent pieces published in America over the weekend show just what a brutal cost, in both moral and money terms, this prison has inflicted on successive White Houses.
Friday 26 April 2013
The 5 cent coin was one of five produced illegally by a rogue US Mint worker
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Thirteen female warders from a Baltimore jail have been charged with drug trafficking, money laundering and racketeering, after they allegedly got into bed – literally – with members of a national criminal gang.
Monday 04 February 2013
Underdogs welcomed home today after beating the odds, 49ers' fightback and a bizarre power cut
Kirstie Allsopp has waded into the female fertility debate again
Former Tory donor Arron Banks ups his Ukip donation to £1million following William Hague 'nobody' comment
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
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