The U.S. announces important new rules to restrict the domestic trade in ivory. PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL NICHOLS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC The new ivory rules ban the commercial import of African elephant ivory. New restrictions on the ivory trade designed to create «a near complete ban» on the commercial sale of African elephant ivory in the U.S. were […]
When two Senegalese photographers messed with some very familiar screen moments, they were taken aback by the racial dimension to the response. Breakfast at Onomo’s, 2013. Photograph: Antoine Tempé Back in the 80s, my classmates and I piled into Mbabane’s local cinema to watch Top Gun. […]
This month, How to Eat fancies a curry. Eat-in or takeaway? Dishes to share or your own main course? Washed down with beer or wine? And does anyone ever have room for dessert? Loosen your belt, Britain! How to Eat – the blog seeking to establish an informal code of conduct for Britain’s favourite dishes – […]
Try making these easy, buttery biscuits as homemade Christmas presents, with chocolate chips worked into the dough. Ingredients 125g/4oz butter 55g/2oz caster sugar, plus extra to finish 180g/6oz plain flour
«I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. It’s better to be rich». Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American writer of novels, poetry and plays that eschewed the narrative, linear, and temporal conventions of 19th-century literature, and a fervent collector of Modernist art. She was born in West Allegheny (Pittsburgh), […]
Start planning your 2014 travels with the help of our top 5 destination round-up. Some are hosting major events, others are under-the-radar places only just starting to attract tourists, but all of them are inspiring or exciting right now.
The London Underground is a public transport network, composed of electrified railways (that is, a metro system) that run underground in tunnels in central London and above ground in the city’s suburbs. The oldest metropolitan underground network in the world, first operating in 1863, the London Underground is usually referred to as either simply […]
Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London, England. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, separated from the eastern edge of the City of London by the open space known as […]
The Tudor rose (sometimes called the Union rose) is the traditional floral heraldic emblem of England and takes its name and origins from the Tudor dynasty. When Henry VII took the crown of England from Richard III in battle (1485), he brought about the end of the Wars of the Roses between the House of […]
«Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today». -Mark Twain- Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its seuquel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called «the Great American Novel.»
John F. Kennedy: the Decision to go the Moon, 1961 Great moments require great speeches. The simplicity of Kennedy’s rhetoric preserves a sense of wonder at going beyond human capabilities, at this great event for science and technology.