‘I was weak, despairing, confused’: did writing a fiction attain me ill?

It started with a bottomless tiredness, and soon novelist Sarah Perry was unable to function. Had she brought it all on herself? On Christmas Eve 2013, with hail falling on Norwich, I set out to jog three miles through the cyclone on the track beside the river. The spire of the cathedral was overshadowed by…

Burning Man fire ceremony victim named

Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, an American living in Switzerland, ran into the flames during the burning of giant wooden effigy Authorities are investigating the death of a man who operated through cordons of security officers into a massive fire at the Burning Man festival. Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, transgressed through a two-layer security perimeter during…

Here Are The Strangest Laws From Every State In The Country

With the number of laws that get hurled around at both the state and federal levels every year, a few ridiculous ones are bound to slip through the cracks. And by a few, I entail an uncomfortably big sum. What’s crazier is that outdated laws from the past tend to has been dragging on for…

7 various kinds of animals that you can eat with no factory farm involved

So you want to eat meat, eh? There’s a dilemma. Ever since the release of Michael Pollan’s seminal book, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma, ” more people all over the world have been trying to decide if their lives could use more locally harvested food including meat. The existing meat production pipeline is flawed . Pollan and…

The whole truth about Van Gogh’s ear, and why his ‘mad genius’ is a myth

A new exhibition asserts Vincent Van Goghs mental illness hampered his work, rather than drove his singular vision and presents fresh medical evidence about his notorious self-mutilation Madness terrified Vincent van Gogh, yet he also wondered if it was inseparable from artistic genius. In letters to his brother Theo that proved him one of the…

There’s a search for a fifth meat- and 19 other things podcasts taught us in 2016

Whether its asking what happens when you watch Sexuality and the City 2 more than 50 periods or which Oscar has won an Oscar, theres no question a podcast somewhere hasnt answered 1 Richard Ayoade employed a ThunderCats duvet cover until he was in his late 20 s Where we learned it The Adam Buxton…

Madonna creates $7.5 m for Malawi and criticises Trump at Miami show

Singer says plight of Native Americans induces her ashamed to be an American at benefit performance and auction Madonna has repeatedly criticised Donald Trump and said she is ashamed to be an American, in a performance and auction in Miami that raised more than $7.5 m( 5.9 m) for her Malawi foundation. Images of the…