Michèle Mendelssohn in the Oxford University Press Blog: The idea that life imitates art is one of Oscar’s best yet most often misunderstood. It is central to his philosophy and to his own life. Take The Decay of Lying, for...

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How Oscar Wilde’s life imitates his art

 

Michèle Mendelssohn in the Oxford University Press Blog:

OscarWilde_LM-768x1215The idea that life imitates art is one of Oscar’s best yet most often misunderstood. It is central to his philosophy and to his own life. Take The Decay of Lying, for example, an essay in the form of a dialogue that he wrote in the...

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The latest gravitational wave discovery and Standard Sirens

 

Sean Carroll in Preposterous Universe:

DMRCv91W0AAXTBi.jpg_largeEveryone is rightly excited about the latest gravitational-wave discovery. The LIGO observatory, recently joined by its European partner VIRGO, had previously seen gravitational waves from coalescing black holes. Which is super-awesome, but also a bit...

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LIGO and Telescopes Spot Spectacular Neutron Star Cataclysm in Record-Breaking Discovery

 

Sandhya Ramesh in The Wire:

Kasliwal10HRAstrophysicists today have released no less than seven papers on one of the biggest events not only reported in the media but also in the known universe. For the first time ever, we have definitive evidence of two neutron stars colliding and releasing a deadly...

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Stephen Fry's Shannon Lecture: "The future of humanity and technology"

    
 


How suffering turned a college lad into a Tamil superstar

Vik3_caption-in-file-infoBaradwaj Rangan at Caravan Magazine:

THE FEW PEOPLE WHO REALLY know the Tamil star Vikram have probably been surprised by this admission of fear. Because even with those close to him, he’s always been about the jokes and high spirits and anecdotes that can really punch up a conversation....

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