Doug McLean By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and more. Doug McLean The middle section of Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse is famous for its depiction of time’s ruthless passing.
siSSen / Shutterstock Until quite recently, drinking in America has been strongly associated with maleness. According to one study, as late as 1990 only 80 percent of Americans thought it was acceptable for a woman to be drinking at a bar with friends, compared with 85 percent who thought it was fine for a man to do so.
Zemairy, an Afghan boy, was receiving treatment at a Medicines Sans Frontiers facility in Kunduz, Afghanistan weeks before a U. S. airstrike hit the hospital. Reuters On Saturday, an American airstrike hit a Médecins Sans Frontières (also known as Doctors Without Borders) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Twelve staff members and 10 patients were killed.
redrik Sandberg / TT / AP This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald for their discover of neutrino oscillations, which show that the subatomic particles have mass. “The discovery has changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can prove crucial to our view of the universe,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which award the prize, said in a statement.
The former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers watches the team play West Ham in 2014. Dylan Martinez / Reuters Whenever news emerges that a soccer club has fired its manager, the cliche most frequently spouted by fans and members of the media is that the ill-fated boss in question “just needed more time.” Brendan Rodgers, the newly sacked manager of the English Premier League’s Liverpool FC, is the latest figure to prompt this line of inquiry: The Independent’s Sam Wallace has pondered the logic of letting Rodgers oversee summer transfers only to sack him a mere two months into the season, while the former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has admitted he “thought Brendan was going to be given a bit more time to turn it around.” Northampton Town’s former manager, Aidy Boothroyd, agrees that soccer managers do in fact need more time—only the currency required is practical hours in a day rather than theoretical weeks to implement a managerial vision.