Articles on entertainment and education

entertainment and education

Should we throw handwriting in the wastepaper basket?
Carolyn Moynihan | 20 February 2015 |
tags: digital communications, handwriting, literacy
Primary school children now have their own laptops or iPads. Why we should worry?

Hilary Mantel and the comet of Calixtus
Basilides Melchischyros | 11 February 2015 |
tags: book reviews, historical fiction, Tudor England
The prize-winning novel Wolf Hall tells us more about the 21st Century than the 16th.

Students struggle to hear teacher in new fad open-plan classrooms
Kiri Mealings | 10 February 2015 |
tags: education of children, schools
It's time to redesign these spaces - or discard the whole idea.

There’s something mysterious about reviving To Kill a Mockingbird
Richard Gray | 06 February 2015 |
tags: literature, USA
After a gap of 55 years, its reclusive author is publishing a second novel.

America’s tragic journey from Selma to American Sniper
Peter Bloom | 04 February 2015 |
tags: film reviews, USA
Both are an antidote to cynicism and celebrate the ability of individuals to be a force for social good

Unsolicited advice for young job seekers
Kevin Ryan | 29 January 2015 |
tags: employment, graduates
Of course it is “no problem”. You are getting paid to do it!

The terrifying utilitarianism behind Guantanamo torture
Peter Finn | 28 January 2015 |
tags: Guantanamo Bay, utilitarianism
After a six-year legal battle, a detainee has given his side of the story of his arrest, rendition and interrogation. It's horrific.

Our pick of the films of 2014
Michael Cook | 15 January 2015 |
tags: 2014, best of, films, lists
Here are our nominations for the best entertainment of the past year, plus a look at the year's worst.

The enduring appeal of C S Lewis
Francis Phillips | 13 January 2015 |
tags: books, C. S. Lewis
A clear prose style, an honest, warm voice are qualities that will always attract readers.

Factose intolerance
Cheryl Lowe | 19 December 2014 |
tags: education, philosophy
Why is the word "knowledge" missing in action in many educational documents?

A guide to building the future from the founder of PayPal
Isaiah Berg | 11 December 2014 |
tags: book reviews, entrepreneurship, startups, technology
“The prospect of being lonely and wrong can be unbearable,” writes Peter Thiel.

The Good Reading Guide’s Inaugural Trash Can Awards
Clare Cannon | 09 December 2014 |
tags: best of

‘Chalk and talk’ teaching might be the best way after all
Kevin Donnelly | 24 November 2014 |
tags: education of children, teaching
That seems to be why Chinese students perform so well.

Losses disguised as wins
Mark R. Dixon and Jacob Daar | 17 November 2014 |
tags: casinos, gambling
Here's the science behind casino profits.

Ten books that changed my world
Carolyn Moynihan | 07 November 2014 |
tags: book lists, literature
Less dramatic than it sounds, to be sure, but still formative.

The bitter lessons of unbridled freedom
Francis Phillips | 23 October 2014 |
tags: book reviews, Communism, Russia, Soviet Union
The older generation of Russians suffered terribly after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Rediscovering a great 19th century novelist
Susan Reibel Moore | 09 October 2014 |
tags: book reviews
How many of us would know the novels of Anthony Trollope if it weren’t for the BBC?

The Sense of Style
Francis Phillips | 08 October 2014 |
tags: book reviews, writing
A controversial Harvard psychologist wants people to ... write better.

Principalities and Powers: Spiritual Combat 1942-1943
Francis Phillips | 12 September 2014 |
tags: book reviews, Catholic Church, World War II
World War II as a campaign against evil by defenders of the good.

Ten novels to make you passionate about history
Carolyn Moynihan , Francis Phillips and Michael Cook | 03 September 2014 |
tags: best of, historical fiction, list, novels
Our suggestions for the best in historical fiction.

Driving to Nebraska: Cinema, human dignity, and the elderly
Daniel Ross Goodman | 28 August 2014 |
tags: ageing, films, human dignity
At times, cinema succeeds where philosophy fails.

To edit, or not to edit your child’s playlist
Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 27 August 2014 |
tags: music, parenting, pop culture
Plato was right: music has a serious effect on us.

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