Han Kang hands over book to remain unseen until 2114

Novelist presented the Future Library manuscript wrapped in a ceremonial cloth as used in South Korean rites marking birth and death Instead of launching her latest work in a bookshop surrounded by readers, the award-winning South Korean novelist Han Kang dragged a white cloth through a Norwegian forest before wrapping it around her manuscript, which she handed over to be locked away for 95 years. Han is the fifth writer to have been chosen for Scottish artist Katie Patersons Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Jordan, the face of punk: ‘The things I wore made people apoplectic’

She was the rubber-knickered peroxide bombshell who put the sex into the Pistols. Now shes written a memoir of her years causing outrage at the heart of punk Theres a photograph of Jordan Mooney, standing outside the clothes shop Sex, that perfectly encapsulates her extraordinary impact. Sex was Malcolm McLaren and Sex Pistols were incubated. Jordan was more than a shop assistant: she was the embodiment of the Sex aesthetic. In the picture, shes rocking a peroxide beehive, with a leotard, fishnet stockings and a sulky bombshell attitude stopping a passing businessman in his tracks. The look on his face says it all: in 1976, the sight of someone like Jordan was astonishing. Men were confused by me, she says …

Militias, chaos and starvation: Britain 10 years after Brexit

The Queen has fled, Polish workers have been forced out, and violent factions roam a broken land. Writer Jonathan Meades imagines the country The Great Chaos will create The Great Chip Shortage In 2019, older bigots and veteran xenophobes still recalled with pride the successful campaign Boston and the area of Lincolnshire around it waged in the 1960s against nutria. Once these shy, intelligent South American beasts got wind of their fate, they began to escape from the 50 or so farms that had imported them, head for wetlands, breed prolifically, guzzle crops (wheat, beetroot, turnip) and destabilise fen dykes by burrowing into their banks. The situation was later exacerbated by nutria fur falling out of fashion and the farms …

Good enough to eat? The toxic truth about modern food

We are now producing and consuming more food than ever, and yet our modern diet is killing us. How can we solve this bittersweet dilemma? Pick a bunch of green grapes, wash it, and put one in your mouth. Feel the grape with your tongue, observe how cold and refreshing it is: the crisp flesh, and the jellylike interior with its mild, sweet flavour. Eating grapes can feel like an old pleasure, untouched by change. The ancient Greeks and Romans loved to eat them, as well as to drink them in the form of wine. The Odyssey describes a ripe and luscious vine, hung thick with grapes. As you pull the next delicious piece of fruit from its stalk, you …