German Literature

Explained: Why South Korean Culture is a Global Success

Beyond Netflix’s hit “Squid Game” series, South Korea has a variety of successful cultural exports in recent years. New albums from K-pop groups like BTS or Blackpink are topping the charts around the world, while South Korea’s intense fandom culture is emerging as a global phenomenon. In 2019, Bong Joon-ho’s …

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How accurate is the “large”? 10 books and films to learn more

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. “The Great” tells a very dramatized story about Catherine the Great, the famous Russian Empress. We spoke to a historian about the accuracy of the series and the best books to find out more about Catherine. …

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The only Christmas miracle with THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF FATHER CHRISTMAS is that the audience stayed throughout the performance. – The ascent of the bison

THE BASICS: THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF FATHER NOL, a musical comedy with a book and lyrics by Bert Bernardi and music by Justin Rugg based on a children’s book “read aloud” by the creator of “Oz” L. Frank Baum, presented by O’Connell & Company, runs through December 19 with …

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An exuberant and slightly poseurish guide to classical literature

Throughout 2019, novelist Rob Doyle wrote a weekly column for the Irish time in which he would reread a pre-21st century book he admired and write up to 340 words about it. Autobibliography is a collection of these miniature essays, enriched with biographical ruminations. The result is a fragmented memory …

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You asked. Ars answers. Here’s how to run an MRI on an electric eel

Enlarge / Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium vets have come up with many unusual procedures to diagnose and treat the animals they care for, including trying to run MRI scans on electric eels. Right before Thanksgiving, we shared how the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago resolved the curious case of the missing chloroquine. …

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The 10 smartest people in the office

Office is full of wacky characters whose antics may hide the fact that there are clever minds at work at the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Sometimes a character’s intelligence is made quite obvious, while other times you have to connect the dots to see that a character is not as …

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Dayton’s Continuing Contribution to Peace

Raqqa Road, by Jordan Ritter Conn, won second prize this year in non-fiction. They are the Alkasems, two brother lawyers from a small Syrian town. One of them pursued his dreams by moving to California in 1990 and eventually opened a restaurant in Nashville. The other chose to stay in …

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What Powell Might Say About the Fed Instead of “Transient Inflation” – Quartz

The job description of the central banker demands a subtle sense of semantics: a misplaced word or a phrase misused can move markets and tip economies. This holiday season, it seems, Jerome Powell, Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, will be spending his days reflecting on the meaning of the …

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Translators win the Fu Lei Prize

In what is considered a major boost for female translators in the country, three women recently won top honors at the prestigious Fu Lei Awards at Fu Lei Library in Zhoupu City in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area. The Fu Lei Prize, which was created by the French Embassy in China …

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These 14 faculty books will make great holiday gifts

American comics: a story By Jeremy Dauber Comics conquered America. From movies, where Marvel and DC movies reign supreme, to television, where comic book shows like The walking dead became some of the most popular in cable history, convention halls, bestseller lists, Pulitzer Prize-winning titles and MacArthur Scholarship recipients, comics …

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