Comedian and best-selling author Tony Hawks is embarking on his greatest adventure yet - moving from city life in London to deepest Devon in the West Country. You can take the man out of the city, but is the countryside ready for him? Comedian and born-and-bred townie Tony Hawks is not afraid of a challenge - or indeed a good bet. He's hitchhiked round Ireland with a fridge and taken on the Moldovan football team at tennis one by one.
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
The New Yorker's blend of reporting, commentary, criticism, fiction, and cartoons has garnered 36 National Magazine Awards since its debut in 1925 - more than any other publication. Edited by Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick, the magazine has had only five editors in its 80-year history. Each week, Audible and the editorial staff of The New Yorker work together to select a variety of the issue's best articles from The Talk of the Town, Fiction, The Critics, and more. Each article is read in its entirety. The New Yorker is available in audio exclusively at audible.com.
Fast Company is a "workstyle" magazine, a new breed of business journalism that understands a powerful new truth: Work is personal. Its mission is to define the new world of business and to capture the spirit of the men and women who are making it happen. Fast Company connects with an authentic voice, inspires with a revolutionary style, and instructs with personal tools to serve as a manifesto for change and a manual for achieving it.
John Howard has the loudest voice in Australia. He has cowed his critics, muffled the press, intimidated the ABC, gagged scientists, silenced NGOs, censored the arts, prosecuted leakers, criminalised protest and curtailed parliamentary scrutiny. Though touted as a contest of values, this has been a party-political assault on Australia's liberal culture. In the name of "balance", the Liberal Party has muscled its way into the intellectual life of the country. And this has happened because we let it happen.
In this issue: "Congress Takes Blockchain 101" by Mike Orcutt; "Why Congress Can't Seem to Fix This 30-Year-Old Law Governing Your Electronic Data" by Mike Orcutt; "Trump's Tax Talk Sounds Less Than "Phenomenal" for Tech" by Peter Burrows; "The U.S. Military Wants Its Autonomous Machines to Explain Themselves" by Will Knight; "Messaging App Sweeping Asia Could Blunt Snapchat's Global Ambitions" by Yoochul Kim and Elizabeth Woyke; "This Lab-in-a-Box Could Make Gene Therapy Less Elitist" by Antonio Regalado; and more!
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, talks to Foreign Affairs about American competitiveness, creative disruption, and why he runs into the office every morning.
The May 1, 2017 issue of National Review.
Winston Churchill steered Britain through its darkest hours during World War II. He was one of the 20th century's greatest orators, and the speeches that he painstakingly composed, rehearsed, and delivered inspired courage in an entire nation. Churchill's output was prolific; his complete speeches alone contain over 5 million words.
Instead of trying to predict "Black Swan" events such as coups or crises, forecasters should look at how political systems handle disorder. The best indicator of a country's future trajectory is not a lengthy past stability, but recent moderate volatility.
In the third Quarterly Essay of 2003, Germaine Greer suggests that embracing Aboriginality is the only way Australia can fully imagine itself as a nation. In this sweeping and magisterial work, she looks at the interdependence of black and white and suggests not how the Aborigine question may be settled, but rather how a sense of being Aboriginal might save the soul of Australia. Touching on everything from Henry Lawson to multiculturalism, Greer argues that Australia must enter the Aboriginal "web of dreams".
In this issue: "Why Amazon Is the World's Most Innovative Company of 2017": A rapid expansion of Prime plus bold bets in the physical world are allowing the retailer to offer even more, even faster and smarter. "What You Can Learn from the World's Most Innovative Companies of 2017": What Amazon, Snap, Netflix, and others can teach us about innovation in 2017. "What Makes Snap Worth 25 Billion Dollars – And Maybe More": The people who brought you Snapchat present a different view of the world through the lens of a camera.
When tragedy strikes, most of us ultimately rebound surprisingly well. Where does such resilience come from?
In this issue: "10 Breakthrough Technologies"; "One Man's Quest to Hack His Own Genes" by Antonio Regalado; and "The Robotic Grocery Store of the Future Is Here" by Jamie Condliffe.
Over the last few decades, governments have increasingly sought to reclaim indigenous artifacts from museums abroad. Yet inappropriate calls for repatriation should be resisted. Encyclopedic museums do more than house artifacts; they also spread cosmopolitan ideas.
Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, argues that its protection is vital to our continued prosperity and liberty.
Have you ever wondered why ice floats and water is such a freaky liquid? Or why chilis and mustard are both hot but in different ways? Or why microwaves don't cook from the inside out? In this fascinating scientific tour of household objects, The One Show presenter and all-round science bloke Marty Jopson has the answer to all of these and many more baffling questions about the chemistry and physics of the everyday stuff we use every day.
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We track these cosmic phenomena through their births, lives, and fiery deaths. The first article tells us about the appearance of the very first stars in the universe. Then, we will learn about the early days in the life of a star, as we track it's progression from dust to giant flaming ball of gas. Also, contrary to conventional wisdom, scientists have discovered that stars can, and often do, collide with each other.
Women more likely than men to experience motion sickness.
It's the perfect listen for your morning commute! In the time it takes you to get to work, you'll hear a digest of the day's top stories, prepared by the editorial staff of The New York Times. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper's international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections.
Get up to speed with what’s going on in the world with The Washington Post. You'll get the must-hear stories covering politics, global news, ideas and controversy, arts and entertainment.
In this issue: "One Hundred Days" by David Remnick; "A Hollywood Story" by Connie Bruck; "A Long Homecoming" by Ariel Levy; and "Field Notes" by Emily Nussbaum.
Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. This 75-year-old publication is known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Since its debut in 1922, Science News has been committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman would find interesting and easy to digest.
The May/June 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs.
In this issue: "Reversal of Justice" by Jelani Cobb; "High Cuisine" by Lizzie Widdicombe; "An Odyssey" by Daniel Mendelsohn; "A Little Stranger" by Laura Miller; "Praise Songs" by Hua Hsu; and "Poetic License" by Anthony Lane.