World Cup 2018: South Korea Wins at Democracy


Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images Fans watching the match between South Korea and Sweden on a large screen, Seoul, June 18, 2018 This is the ninth in a series of essays about the 2018 World Cup guest-edited by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. The World Cup, in South Korea, is usually a huge deal—but not this year. The South Korean media has barely […]

World Cup 2018: How Belgium Became Cool


Bruno Fahy/AFP/Getty Images Belgian player Christian Benteke at a press conference before the final selection for the World Cup squad, Tubize, Belgium, May 24, 2018 This is the eighth in a series of essays about the 2018 World Cup guest-edited by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. The only true Belgian, goes a long-running joke, is the king of the country. Riven […]

Staff Picks: Creek Boyz, Mechanical Chickens, and Trash Heaps


Jorja Smith’s debut full-length, Lost and Found, has taken up residence in my mind since its release last week. Between tracks, the twenty-one-year-old R & B singer wrestles with her self-worth (on “Tomorrow”: “The hardest thing I have learned is I can’t help myself / If I can’t trust my worth / Then I can’t […]

Cooking with Eileen Chang


In Valerie Stivers’s Eat Your Words series, she cooks up recipes drawn from the works of various writers.  The 1940s wartime Shanghai in Love in a Fallen City, a book of short stories by Eileen Chang (1920–1995), is a bitter and glamorous world of cruel relatives, opium addicts, poor and angry students, Japanese invaders, and young women discreetly […]

¿Son los escritores monos bailarines?


Alfredo Álamo el 22 de junio de 2018 en Opinión El autor Chuck Wendig hace una interesante reflexión. Los lectores son audiencia, no clientes. Desde que la industria editorial decidió aumentar el peso del marketing y la publicidad de sus obras, lo cierto es que, como efecto colateral, los escritores pasaron de ser creadores y […]

Vargas Llosa recibe el alta hospitalaria tras sufrir una caída en casa


Vargas Llosa recibe el alta hospitalaria tras sufrir una caída en casa Es Noticia ABC ABC Cultura Menú Copyright © DIARIO ABC, S.L. Cultura Al premio Nobel se le realizaron estudios de imagen, radiología y un TAC en los que no se observó fractura ósea pero sí «un importante hematoma en la región glútea izquierda […]

La justicia levanta el secuestro de «Fariña»


Nacho Carretero, el autor de «Fariña» – EFE La decisión se produce después de que el fiscal se posicionase contra el bloqueo del libro firmado por Nacho Carretero y editado por Libros del K.O Rodrigo Alonso@RodAlonsoo Actualizado:22/06/2018 18:10h Noticias relacionadas Cuando la editorial Libros del K.O nació en 2011, sus creadores eligieron como lema: «Todo […]

304. “You Have a Type and it Might be Mullets” – Sarah, Amanda, and Elyse are VERY Silly About Books and Villainy


If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like when we hang out in a room together, well, this episode is for you. And if you need a lot of silly laughter, this is definitely the episode for you. While we were at Romantic Times BookLovers Convention in May, we recorded two podcasts, which I should not […]

Will Turkey’s Voters Give Erdoğan the Imperial Presidency He Seeks?


Kursat Bayhan/Getty Images Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan waving flags in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, July 18, 2016 < p class=”p4″>On April 18, I was in a seaside coffeehouse in Istanbul when Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called snap elections for June 24. There was confusion and even panic among customers: he had caught the […]

Roman Holidays


Baroque Antiquity: Archaeological Imagination in Early Modern Europe by Victor Plahte Tschudi Cambridge University Press, 300 pp., $99.99 Metropolitan Museum of Art Giovanni Alto showing off the sights of Rome; engraving by Francesco Villamena, 1613 For several decades in the early seventeenth century, German-speaking visitors to Rome could tour the city with a strapping Swiss […]

A Space Cowboy’s Curriculum


Ten things I know about John Perry Barlow: John Perry Barlow died this past February at age seventy, but people have been trying to describe him for decades. Among the attempts: “Internet guru,” “the thinking man’s Forrest Gump,” and “an oracle of the unusual” (this last phrase from his dear friend Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia, […]

El Gobierno italiano se plantea quitarle la escolta al escritor Roberto Saviano, amenazado por la mafia


El escritor italiano Roberto Saviano, durante su última visita a Madrid, en septiembre de 2017 – ÁNGEL DE ANTONIO «Pasa mucho tiempo en el extranjero. Veremos cómo se gasta el dinero de los italianos, pero es el último de mis problemas», ha dicho el ministro del Interior, Matteo Salvini, en una entrevista que ha causado […]

Vargas Llosa, en observación con un «leve traumatismo craneoencefálico» tras un caída en su domicilio


Vargas Llosa, en observación con un «leve traumatismo craneoencefálico» tras un caída en su domicilio Es Noticia ABC ABC Cultura Menú Copyright © DIARIO ABC, S.L. Cultura El premio Nobel de Literatura Mario Vargas Llosa – EFE El premio Nobel de Literatura se ha caído en su casa madrileña y está ingresado con un hematoma […]