North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Hails ‘Sacred Combat Mission,’ Gets Warm Words from World Leaders

President Vladimir Putin of Russia, North Korea’s other neighbor, also reached out. He their bilateral relations “have been of friendly and good-neighborly nature traditionally, and the constructive bilateral dialogue and beneficial cooperation in various fields are in conformity with the interests of the peoples of the two countries and contribute to promoting security and stability […]

Meet the Female Soviet Spy Who Could Have Killed Hitler and Prevented the Second World War

In 1940, Kuczynski was officially divorced and traveled to England, where she married a recruit, Len Beurton. In England she supplied the USSR with information about the nuclear bomb, getting it from German scientist Klaus Fuchs and British civil servant Melita Norwood. When Fuchs was arrested at the end of 1949, Kuczynski fled England, fearing […]

Book World: In ‘Not a Novel,’ Jenny Erpenbeck continues to evolve

A lengthy trio of university lectures amounts to an (BEGIN ITAL)ars poetica(END ITAL), meditations that address her playwriting as well as her fiction. The three talks resonate with memorable lines (“The world is there in every word, no matter how small”) and serve as a centerpiece for the entire text. Combined with the rest of […]

Hari Kunzru’s new novel of paranoia, politics and puppetmasters

The middle section of Red Pill contains the story of a cleaner at the institute, who is revealed to be a former drummer with a punk rock trio from East Germany. She is unwillingly roped into spying on her bandmates and others by a sleazy Stasi operative, and then slowly starts to put her life […]

Book review: A French novel of bleak interior and exterior landscapes

The nature of various forms of artistry, and the way these create identity, is an underlying theme. Among the guests at the boarding house, for example, is a young woman recovering from extensive plastic surgery, with her face covered in bandages. Then again, the narrator takes pride in her cooking, which is sometimes described in […]

Book World: Sue Miller’s ‘Monogamy’ interrogates what it means to be faithful over the course of a long marriage

These chapters are interspersed with Annie’s perspective as she seeks her view of her marriage through the scrim of her sense of betrayal. She becomes an observer of the children’s grief but distances herself from it and them. During the scattering of her husband’s ashes, Miller notes: “Watching the other three, she moved a little […]

Florida Disney World reopens despite state spiking in coronavirus cases

Matt Hollis, head of STCU, told The Guardian : “There’s absolutely people that are nervous, when you hear the reports of the virus, the statistics, but what they see every day is Disney taking the steps necessary to keep them and the guests safe.

Florida Governor Says Disney World is Safer Than a Party at Home During Coronavirus

“Disney, I have no doubt is going to be a safe environment. I think that where you start to see the spread is just in social situations where people let their guard down. Usually like a private party or something like that,” the governor said at a press conference.

Vanessa Kirby looks chic in a monochrome ensemble as she attends The World To Come photocall at the 77th Venice Film Festival

The World To Come is set on the American East Coast in the mid-19th century, where two neighboring couples battle hardship and isolation, and is based upon Jim Shepard’s novel of the same name 

World Suicide Prevention Day: Here’s how to help

“Unless we get comprehensive federal, state, and local resources behind improving access to high quality mental health treatments and community supports, I worry we’re likely to see things get far worse when it comes to substance misuse and suicide,” Well Being Trust’s chief strategy officer Dr. Benjamin Miller told CNN at the time.