Marshall Berman obituary

In a 2010 essay, Berman wrote of visiting the Bronx again, with trepidation, fearing that the borough’s notorious self-immolation would have left nothing of the world he remembered. Instead, he found new houses, built with federal funding, and people aplenty on the streets. It was a sign that his analysis of the dialectic had proved […]

Academic freedom is precious – so why have UK universities sold out to China?

Among the targets was Prof David Montgomery, one of America’s most distinguished labour historians, then a visiting professor at Warwick. When he addressed Coventry Labour party, the legal adviser and security officer at Rootes Motors, one of the young university’s biggest backers, attended the meeting and reported to the university authorities. Montgomery, they wrote, “revealed […]

The end of tourism?

Behind the recent campaigns against over-tourism lies a growing appreciation that public goods that were assumed to be endlessly exploitable are, in fact, both finite and have a value that the price of visiting them should reflect. “Polluter pays” is an economic principle that is gradually being introduced to farming, manufacturing and energy. The idea […]

Billionaire wanted: Britain’s second most expensive home hits market for £185m and the seller wants single buyer for entire John Nash-designed 1822 Regent’s Park terrace

A stunning fireplace, complete with luxurious sofa and floor to ceiling windows that promise incredible views of Regent’s Park. Stephen Lindsay, head of Savills St John’s Wood, commented: ‘Nothing on this scale in such a prime London location has ever come up for sale’

The best cheap laptop deals in August 2020

While it may be outclassed by the Pixelbook and the Samsung Chromebook in terms of sheer power, the Acer Chromebook 15 can still pack a wallop while providing battery life that is frankly out of this world. It’s rare that a cheap laptop can truly provide all-day battery, but in our independent battery tests, Acer’s […]

Migrants cheer ‘UK’ as several boats cross English Channel in one morning

More from UK Coronavirus: 730,000 jobs lost since lockdown began Coronavirus: A&E ‘safe’, says PM, after fears led to ‘16,000’ non-COVID deaths Coronavirus: Scottish schools start re-opening – but the classroom will look different Coronavirus: Universities urged to hold places for students appealing A-level grades Palace told Meghan not to wear M and H initial […]

Back to school: 7 ways to win at online learning

“Kids between 3 and 5 should only be expected to pay attention for about 15 minutes, younger children for 10 minutes or less,” Korpela wrote in a recent email. “Their job at this age is to make connections between themselves and the world around them, using all five senses.”

Away from school pressures, children who defy gender norms blossom at home

Many schools already facilitate name and pronoun changes. In addition to creating safe bathroom and locker room options and not dividing kids by gender for lineup or lunch, Halpern suggested curricula tweaks like math lessons: There are 24 students in the class and six are non-binary; what percentage is non-binary? Or switching up examples: A […]

Landmark transplant in 1960s Virginia performed with heart stolen from a Black man

The “charity patient”Tucker, a Richmond factory worker who had sustained a serious head injury in a fall, was brought to the MCV Hospital on May 24, 1968. Though Tucker’s personal effects included one of his brother’s business cards, officials were unable to locate a family member on behalf of the unconscious man. And because the […]