Steve Doocy: I told my dad I’d pay for a trip anywhere in the world. Here’s where we ended up

For lunch, we’d stop at the closest cafe and order whatever the waitress said she’d have herself. Then, by midafternoon, after his sales calls, we’d wind up at Reilly’s gas station, shooting the breeze with friends and total strangers while nursing Dr. Peppers that always tasted best when they had half a bag of peanuts […]

Class of 2020 faced unusual hardships

On August 21, the Chinese government announced the full reopening of all schools for the coming semester. For graduates next year, I firmly believe they will have a wonderful commencement ceremony. My school is considering inviting the class of 2020 to come back next graduation season. We made a virtual graduation photo this year, and […]

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

That Schiff’s book is the basis of a new Paul Greengrass film, due for 2013, seems like a good omen. It brings hope that Angelina Jolie may finally override the image of poor Elizabeth Taylor struggling to look imperial in inch-thick slap and a Folies Bergère head-dress. No previous image, visual or verbal, matches up […]

A view of India through chronicles of crime

Gunning for the Godman: The True Story Behind Asaram Bapu’s Conviction (2020) Ajay Lamba recounts his investigation, as DCP Jodhpur (West), into the rape of a residential school student by the godman Asaram Bapu who ran it. The book covers Asaram’s many escape attempts, the uproar and intimidation from his disciples, the media frenzy, his […]

Crimes of passion will be the next trend in non-fiction: Author S Hussain Zaidi

From starting out as a reporter on a newspaper’s crime beat to writing 12 books, Zaidi has, over two decades, come to shape true-crime writing in India. He’s made it a viable genre for retired policemen and investigative journalists and helped Indian tales of crime and punishment take hold in the popular imagination.

Publishers pick their favourite reads of 2018

In February, we published what is perhaps our most important and yet endearing book, The RTI Story: Power to the People by Aruna Roy and the MKSS Collective. The book charts the journey of the movement, from a call to action to legislation and how, along the way, ordinary citizens joined to relentlessly fight for […]

The Poetry Center celebrates its 60th anniversary

The University of Arizona Poetry Center is celebrating 60 years of existence with 60 rare books in an Online Exhibit this November with multiple events, including a virtual celebration on Nov. 17. The Poetry Center will also showcase historical first-additions and fine press work that dates decades back, all the way to the 1960s.   

The Grand Hotel, Brighton: ‘Afternoon tea is where it’s at’– restaurant review

Cakes verged more on the side of the stonking “get them across your chest” variety – chocolate brownies, white chocolate profiteroles, moist pistachio cake – than those painfully fancy, “designer” limited edition creations one finds in London tea rooms. Gosh, I loathe a gimmicky afternoon tea “collaboration” conjured up by a fashion designer and served […]

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Launched In India: Prices Start At Rs 39.3 Lakh

The company has also confirmed that a petrol-powered version of the 2 Series Gran Coupe is in the pipelines for a slightly later launch. BMW claims that the new 2 Series Gran Coupe currently offers the best performance in the segment, while also stating a 0 – 100km/h time of 7.5 seconds.

Mike Tyson Fighting Roy Jones Jr. In Comeback, Tyson Opens As Betting Favorite

Robinson released a statement to The Athletic’s Shams Charania about the fight getting done, saying, “I wanted to show that I’m a world class athlete, I played college football, played in the NBA for 11 years, and I’m excited for this venture into the sport of Boxing. Jake Paul, I want all the smoke.