Tag Archives: April 2023

Reports: Tufts Health & Nutrition – April 2023


Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter (April 2023)

  • The Truth about “Brain-Boosting” Supplements
  • News Bites
  • Personalized Nutrition
  • Special Report: Cooking with Kids
  • Eight Cups of Water a Day?
  • Featured Recipe: April Fools’ Day Tofu Scramble
  • Ask Tufts Experts: Cardiovascular Disease; Melatonin

Preview: History Today Magazine – April 2023



The First Folio

Shakespeare’s First Folio in the library of Durham University, 1950s.
Shakespeare’s First Folio in the library of Durham University, 1950s.

The stage has a short memory, print a long one: 400 years since its first publication, Shakespeare’s First Folio is the reason we remember him.

American Moppets

 Teleradiola "Belarus-5" in an ordinary Soviet house.
 ‘The ‘Belarus-5’ in an ordinary Soviet house,’ photographed in the 1960s. 

Americanised globalisation and the new world of Russian business in the 1990s.

In the 1990s, a version of the satirical puppet show Spitting Image arrived on Russian television. A Muscovite once told the story of his father, who took great care to record every episode on VHS.

Culture/Society: Monocle Magazine – April 2023

Monocle Magazine (April 2023 issue) – What’s in store for retail? Monocle’s Retail Survey checks out the global benchmarks in shopping, while our spring Style Directory rounds up the labels, designers and products on the radar of the sharpest dressers.

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EDITOR’S LETTER – Bricks-and-mortar retail, from tiny independent shops to giant malls, can shape and inspire the community around it. Andrew Tuck finds Monocle’s Retail Survey reflecting what we’ve always believed: that in-person experiences are the most valuable. There’s plenty more too.

Literary Arts: The London Magazine – April/May 2023


The London Magazine – April/May 2023

Manet, Mandarins and Me

Chloë Ashby

My husband doesn’t enjoy peeling oranges. He doesn’t like the little white webs of pith or the way the juice trickles between his fingers and soaks and stains the skin. He’s not a fan of pips. The citrus-sweet taste he could take or leave. If I had to choose between him and my favourite fruit, I like to think I’d stick with him.

On this episode of The London Magazine Podcast, we speak with Max Wilkinson.Max is a playwright and screenwriter whose award-winning play, Rainer, about a voyeuristic delivery rider riding around London, played at the Arcola Theatre last summer and is being produced for BBC Radio Four’s Afternoon play slot.

The Uses of Beauty

Hugh Dunkerley

When Clare wakes, the car is moving along a wide valley between fields of grazing cattle. She shifts in her seat, her side sweaty where her brother Robbie has been leaning against her. The last thing she remembers is crossing into Austria at a high pass, a young border guard peering in at them through the drizzle. Now the sun is out, and the tarmac is steaming in the heat. At a junction, her father slows down. ‘This is it,’ he says, turning the car. They pass through a village, all whitewashed houses with large overhanging roofs. In the deserted square is a small inn, Der Jäger painted across one wall in beautiful gothic script. Next to the lettering is a twenty-foot-high figure of a hunter in Tyrolean leather trousers and green hat, striding across a mountain side. Clare notices that he has the same jaw as John Travolta in Grease.

Culture/Politics: Harper’s Magazine – April 2023 Issue

Harper’s Magazine – April 2023 issue:

The Incredible Disappearing Doomsday

How the climate catastrophists learned to stop worrying and love the calm

The first signs that the mood was brightening among the corps of reporters called to cover one of the gravest threats humanity has ever faced appeared in the summer of 2021. “Climate change is not a pass/fail course,” Sarah Kaplan wrote in the Washington Post on August 9. 

In Search of Lost Time

The science of the perfect second

When I was a kid, in the touch-tone era in the Midwest, I often dialed, for no real reason, the “time lady”—an actress named Jane Barbe, it turns out—who would announce, with prim authority “at the tone,” the correct time to the second. I was, in those days, a bit obsessed with time. 

Previews: BBC History Magazine – April 2023

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The kingdom is dead: what causes monarchies to fail?

King Alfonso XIII of Spain, Charles I of England, Puyi of China and Lydia Liliuokalani of Hawaii

From the Romans to the Russians, monarchies that at one time seemed all powerful have come crashing down as a result of violence, political manoeuvring or the will of the people. Danny Bird charts the downfall of 10 kingdoms and empires throughout history

How much do you know about the Crimean War?

Soldiers in the Crimean War

How much do you know about the Crimean War? Test your knowledge with this quiz on the Victorian conflict…

Arts & Culture: The New Criterion – April 2023


The New Criterion – April 2023 issue

Poetry a special section
T. S. Eliot’s still point  by James Matthew Wilson
Singing the “Frauenliebe”  by Ian Bostridge
The foundational “Kokinshu”  by Torquil Duthie
A White Russian on the rocks  by Boris Dralyuk

Darkness visible: Auden collected  by William Logan

Three poems  by Georgia Douglas Johnson 

New poems  by David Ewbank

Paradise lost

by Peter W. Wood

A review of Peace and Friendship by Stephen Aron & Indigenous Continent by Pekka Hämäläinen.

Infinite India

by Amit Majmudar

A review of India: A History in Objects by T. Richard Blurton.

The New York Review Of Books – April 6, 2023


The New York Review of Books – April 6, 2023 issue:

Here’s Looking at Yew

English Garden Eccentrics: Three Hundred Years of Extraordinary Groves, Burrowings, Mountains and Menageries

By Todd Longstaffe-Gowan

In the English garden, eccentricity and variety went hand in hand.

What counts as eccentric in the garden, and what counts as a folly? As a child I used to be taken on Sunday walks to the Needle’s Eye in Wentworth, South Yorkshire, a kind of sharp pyramid of stone some forty-five feet tall and pierced by an arched passage. 

Descriptions of a Struggle

The Diaries

by Franz Kafka, translated from the German by Ross Benjamin

Kafka’s diaries—made up of false starts, stray thoughts, self-doubts, internal dialogues, dreams, doodles, aphorisms, drafts of stories, character sketches, and scenes from family life—are often very funny.

Arts/History: Smithsonian Magazine – April/May 2023


Smithsonian Magazine – April/May 2023 Issue

America’s Waterways: The Past, Present and Future

The sun sets over the Susquehanna River in northern Pennsylvania.

Scientists endlessly study lakes and rivers, historians document them, artists paint them, and travelers continue to explore them. In a series of articles, Smithsonian magazine highlights all that draws our eyes to our nation’s fresh and coastal waters.


A Nostalgic Trip Awaits at the World’s Largest Lunchbox Museum

More than 3,000 lunchboxes are on display inside the "World's Largest Lunchbox Museum."

Take a journey back to your elementary school cafeteria with a visit to the Georgia outpost

The 70 Million-Year-Old History of the Mississippi River

The Mississippi Delta, seen from space in 2001.
The Mississippi Delta, seen from space in 2001. NASA / Jesse Allen

Dive into the secret past and uncertain future of the body of water that has defined a nation

Reviews: Food & Wine Magazine – April 2023



Drinks Innovators of the Year 2023

Food & Wine Drinks Innovators of the Year 2023

For our second annual Food & Wine Drinks Innovators of the Year, we combed the ranks of brewers, winemakers, and distillers to single out the people changing the way we drink. But innovation doesn’t necessarily just mean a new tweak to a process or a new category of alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) beverage. 

Why This Island Is Considered the Culinary Capital of Greece

Chania, Crete, Greece

Greece‘s largest island, Crete, is home of the first European civilization, and, in many ways, it holds the mystery — and secret — of the Mediterranean diet

Crete checks everything off the list of Greek specialtieswine from centuries-old vineyards that is some of the best in the Mediterranean; olive oil dubbed the “elixir of life” and said to be the source of the high longevity rate; and the infamous cheese, which is so specific, villages have their signature. 

Anthony Bourdain Once Said This Restaurant in Paris Was a Must-Visit, Second Only to the Eiffel Tower

North Carolina’s ‘Triangle’ Is the Perfect Destination for a Weekend of Eating