Following the recent passing of Nobel laureate Doris Lessing, The New Statesman republished the author’s London diary, first published by the magazine back in 1958.
It would take the wisdom of Solomon to solve the nation's retirement crisis. Dimensional Fund Advisors is turning to a Nobel laureate instead.
The ributes to Doris Lessing, the novelist and Nobel Prize laureate who died on November 17 at 94, have given scant attention to one aspect of her remarkable career: this daughter of the left, an ex-communist and onetime feminist icon, emerged as a harsh critic of left-wing cultural ideology and of feminism in its current incarnation. Show More Summary
By Steven Hansen: This past week Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman mused: ….. if our economy has a persistent tendency toward depression, we're going to be living under the looking-glass rules of depression economics - in which virtue is vice...Show More Summary
When Professors Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller were each awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Economics (along with Lars Hansen) for their work on asset pricing models, the financial media immediately began to focus on the different views the two have about bubbles. Show More Summary
The recent death of Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing -- one of the most significant writers of our time, in my view -- brought to mind that serious fiction spurs your spiritual and psychological development, your essential soul. It's a gateway to "evolving" yourself during your lifetime, rather than stagnating within the person you've become. Show More Summary
Dr. Sanger, a British biochemist, showed how amino acids link together to form insulin in 1958, and invented a method of “reading” molecular letters that make up the genetic code in 1980.
A generation ago, Nobel Laureate James Heckman pulled together the social science documenting the need for high-quality early childhood education. He explained the importance of programs for teaching character skills such as perseverance (“grit"), self-control, trust, attentiveness, self-esteem and self-efficacy. Show More Summary
Forget the winners for a moment: The real highlight of the National Book Awards ceremony Wednesday night in New York was hearing Maya Angelou break into song. Nobel laureate Toni Morrison had just presented the 85-year-old author the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community. “It’s amazing,” Angelou said over and over. “It’s just […]
WASHINGTON — The wife of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Liu Xiaobo, has filed an appeal for a retrial for her husband. This comes as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit China within a couple of weeks. Reuters reported that China has jailed Liu since 2009 on subversion charges of organizing a […]
Yesterday afternoon, nine American Nobel laureates all gathered at the House of Sweden to share their work in an informal symposium. While much of the discussion was limited to the topic areas of certain laureates, one thing that almost...Show More Summary
(BEIJING) — Five years into his 11-year prison term, Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo plans to challenge his subversion conviction on grounds that he was legally exercising his right to free speech, his lawyer said Tuesday. The complaint seeking a retrial would likely have slim chances for success. Show More Summary
Jailed Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo plans to request a retrial over his conviction on state subversion charges, in a move partly intended to test recent talk from Beijing about reforming the country’s legal system.
The Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing died this weekend. Letters of Note reprints her response to an invitation to be made a Dame: “Surely there is something unlikeable about a person, when old, accepting honours from a institution she attacked when young?” (Also read Lessing’s stories for The New Yorker.)...read more
The reports today of the death of Nobel laureate Doris Lessing reminded me that there is a poem I encountered decades ago that I've been unable to identify, despite repeated keyword searches. I'm almost certain that the poet was female,...Show More Summary
R.I.P., author and Nobel laureate Doris Lessing. NPR Music is streaming Shearwater's new album Fellow Travelers. Downpour is a DRM-free digital audiobook online store. Tyrant's Giancarlo DiTrapano talks to Scott McClanahan at The Quietus in the first of the site's...
Doris Lessing, the 2007 Nobel laureate, has passed away; see, for example, Helen T. Verongos' lengthy obituary in The New York Times. There are a lot of tributes already up -- though the Sunday reactions tend to be literary-editor/journalist...Show More Summary
Nobel laureate Doris Lessing passed away last night at the age of 94. The author of The Grass is Singing, The Fifth Child and The Golden Notebook took home the Nobel in 2007 for “subjecting a divided civilisation to scrutiny,” in the words of the prize committee.