Shahnaz Siganporia in Vogue: 'Red Birds' marks the award-winning British-Pakistani author’s return to fiction after seven years, and is a potential instant classic. “We used to have art for art’s sake; now we have war for the sake of war” reads ...

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Mohammed Hanif on his new novel: “It turned into a funny book about sad things”

Shahnaz Siganporia in Vogue:

 

‘Red Birds’ marks the award-winning British-Pakistani author’s return to fiction after seven years, and is a potential instant classic.

“We used to have art for art’s sake; now we have war for the sake of war” reads a line from Mohammed...

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Debate: Stiglitz vs. Summers on Secular Stagnation

From Project Syndicate:

 

During the slow recovery after the 2008 financial crisis, Larry Summers, the Director of President Barack Obama’s National Economic Council, argued that the US economy was in the grips of “secular stagnation”: neither full employment nor strong growth...

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Sean Carroll’s Mindscape Podcast: Carl Zimmer on Heredity, DNA, and Editing Genes

Sean Carroll in Preposterous Universe:

 

Our understanding of heredity and genetics is improving at blinding speed. It was only in the year 2000 that scientists obtained the first rough map of the human genome: 3 billion base pairs of DNA with about 20,000 functional genes. Today, you can send a...

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Forget fake news, real news is an even bigger problem

Rob Wijnberg in The Correspondent:

That the news in its traditional forms is the problem with journalism actually dawned on me much earlier, when in 2006 I joined the editorial department of a major Dutch newspaper. I was 24 and studying philosophy when I landed a job covering domestic affairs....

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