Elena Ferrante: ‘I believe that books, once written, have no need of their authors’

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Her Neapolitan novels have constructed the author a literary sensation. In this extract from Frantumaglia, a new collect of letters and interviews, she talks about her compulsion to write and why she maintained her identity secret The first novel written under the pseudonym Elena Ferrante was published in 1992. By 2014 the name was celebrated […]

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He Took Some Salad Bowls And Turned Them Into Something For Your Sound System

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He Took Some Salad Bowls And Turned Them Into Something For Your Sound System

After Reddit user Teredo had to get rid of his old tower speakers because of his three cats, he set out to find something that was much smaller and lighter, but would still meet his listening wants. With no luck, he stumbled upon a DIY audio technology forum and procured research projects that he wanted […]

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Are This Dad’s Interpretations Of His Kid’s Drawings Cool, Creepy, Or Both?

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Are This Dad's Interpretations Of His Kid's Drawings Cool, Creepy, Or Both?

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Worried face: the battle for emoji, the world’s fastest-growing language

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It started with 176 icons. Now its grown to 1,800. But who decides what becomes an emoji? We lift the lid on the California coders who live and breathe smiling cats and banned aubergines Had Shigetaka Kurita realised when he sat down to design the first emoji that he was laying the foundation for what […]

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