Month: May 2018

 Love to add to my reading list, but I’m not sure I can even pencil these in for May…

The 12 gripping science fiction and fantasy novels you need to check out this May

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Slate’s podcast Slow Burn , an engrossing dive into the Watergate scandal that eventually prompted President Richard Nixon to resign. The series prompted me to pick up a book that has been on my to-read list for nearly four years: , by Austin Grossman.

King Charles XII, who died in 1718 when he was shot in the head while attacking Danish-occupied Norway, is also considered responsible for importing and popularising the Turkish habit of drinking coffee…

‘My whole life has been a lie’: Sweden admits meatballs are Turkish

Turks have reacted with undisguised glee to what many have described as an official – and certainly long overdue – confession from Stockholm that Sweden’s signature national dish is, in fact, Turkish. “Those famous Swedish meatballs you get in Ikea are actually Turkish, admits Swedish government,” tweeted TRT World, Turkey’s publicly funded international television news channel.

“…Look like a party of five
I’ve been beat up, broke down
Loaded on a truck and driven into town
I always thought she’d be there at the end of the line”