"It’s like singing," says one fan who can’t speak a word of it
Kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro has been sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years. What’s the point in extending a prison term beyond a person’s lifetime, asks Tom Geoghegan.
Romania is in the middle of a church-building boom, with some 10 new places of worship completed every month, and one vast cathedral slowly taking shape. But some Romanians take issue with the expense, in one of Europe’s poorest countries - and particularly the use of funds from the public purse.
When USS Indianapolis was hit by Japanese torpedoes in the final weeks of WWII, hundreds of crewmen jumped into the water to escape the burning ship. Surrounded by sharks, they waited for a response to their SOS. But no one had been sent to look for them.
This story is about something called Radical Honesty. It may change your life. (But honestly, we don’t really care.)
Siberia’s Lake Baikal provided the remoteness Sylvain Tesson needed in his search for the simple life. His six months in a remote hut there provided a retreat that revealed much about our need for escape