‘I couldn’t be with someone who liked Jack Reacher’: can our taste in books help us find love? | Books

“He mentioned in his bio that he liked Virginia Woolf and I was like, ‘Ah! The dream boy,” says Francesca, 34, who met her boyfriend Andy on Tinder. They spent two years as friends, exchanging books and chatting about Mrs Dalloway, until one day Francesca had a revelation during lockdown: Continue Reading

Antitrust: Hawley and Klobuchar on the big tech battles to come | Books

Antitrust is hot. In February, the Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar introduced the Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act of 2021. Weeks later, the Missouri senator Josh Hawley proposed the Trust-Busting for the Twenty-First Century Act. Both bills are pending before the Senate judiciary committee. Hawley and Klobuchar have both Continue Reading

Flex Mami, Australia’s ultimate influencer, is done with influencing | Books- Tempemail

Even when she’s talking about her first-ever panic attack, Lillian Ahenkan’s voice is filled with sunshine. “I didn’t even know what anxiety was until 2020,” she says, followed by a healthy chortle. “And I was like ‘You know what? This is not worth it.’ “I loved the role that the Continue Reading

Nude selfies: are they now art? | Books- Tempemail

Have you ever sent a nude selfie? The question draws a thick red line between generations, throwing one side into a panic while the other just laughs. And yet, as far back as 2009, that fount of moral wisdom, Kanye West, was advising how to stay safe. “When you take Continue Reading

What can the modern novel tell us about life in the age of the internet? | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett | Opinion- Tempemail

These days, when I log on to Twitter, I increasingly find myself at a loss for words. I’m a writer and I’ve never been one to fear the tyranny of the white page. But that little blank box at the top of my news feed, the one that asks: “What’s Continue Reading

Helen Keller: why is a TikTok conspiracy theory undermining her story? | Books

When the internet is riddled with conspiracy theories, it can be difficult to decide which to worry about. While QAnon and Pizzagate are proving themselves to have radicalising potential with real-world repercussions, others are flourishing beneath the radar, or certainly going unnoticed by anyone over the age of 25. What Continue Reading

Why do many feminist influencer books look so similar?- Tempemail

E arly in December a debate began to simmer on social media over the resemblance of two popular women’s empowerment books released in 2020: Chidera Eggerue’s How to Get Over a Boy (published in February by Quadrille Publishing) and Florence Given’s Women Don’t Owe You Pretty (published in July by Continue Reading

The Picture of Dorian Gray: the ‘magic tricks’ and technical feats behind STC’s smash hit – in pictures | Stage

When the curtains close on each performance of Sydney Theatre Company’s one-woman show, the most common phrase you’ll hear is, ‘How did they do that?’. Kip Williams’ five-star adaptation stars Erin Jean ‘EJ’ Norvill in 26 roles – but it’s more than just a triumph for the actor; it’s a Continue Reading