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Natalie Haynes Madeline Miller conceals painstaking research behind smooth prose. Photograph: Nina Subin If you were looking to retell the story of one of the great lovers in Greek myth, you could choose Paris, whose love (or lust) for Helen launched
Tobias Bernhard/ Tobias Bernhard/Corbis The world's most endangered sea dolphins are sliding towards extinction in the face of damaging fishing methods, experts are warning. Hector's dolphins are found only around New Zealand , where the population
President Barack Obama is proposing $3 trillion in tax cuts and spending cuts that would slash farm spending by $33 billion during the next decade. The biggest cut to farm spending by far would be in the $4.7 billion in fixed annual payments that now
Brad Pitt as Achilles in Troy (2004) For a whistlestop tour around the life and times of Achilles, you'd be hard pressed to find a better guide than Madeline Miller. This young, first-time novelist has a BA and MA from Brown University in Latin and
runaway bunnies, saying goodnight to the moon, a friendship between a pig and a spider. But one evening, the book she chose made me sit up with extra attention. Maybe it was the serious cover, brick-red with a black drawing of a woman in armour.
BBC/Kudos Film and Television Cometh the Hour This feels like the episode in which The Hour really bedded in. Partly because the newsy events are irresistibly exciting "the perfect match" of parallel stories in Egypt and Hungary, so gripping even
The accused pilferers of more than 300 water faucets from the Iowa State Fairgrounds were declared not guilty of felony theft this week after Polk County jurors apparently believed claims that the married couple didn't know the faucets were stolen.
It looks like an insect and moves like an insect, but it isn't an insect...According to reports from Discovery News , the six-legged bug bot uses a new kind of biology-inspired technology that allows the bot to move in a way that mimics the muscle-
Zabriskie Films, Barcelona.) Produced, directed, written by Carles Torras...As in Manuel Martin Cuencas' recent "Half of Oscar," the protag here is a security guard, but where the tension was palpable in that film, this time there's a grinding sense
Achilles was just about to launch an enormous rock onto Hector's head, leaving his wife a widow and his son fatherless, when 5-year-old Joah interrupted, "Mom, um, er." I laid the book down and turned to him, "Yes, Joah." "Um, Mom, um, er." Three-