College basketball rankings: Michigan zips into the top 10, Duke and Kansas remain No. 1-2 in AP Top 25
Villanova plummets out of the polls after dropping two straight at home; the Big Ten has six teams ranked
From Italo Calvino to Iain Sinclair and Alison Bechdel, literary retailers have been at the centre of some wild, dark dramas
About 10 years ago, being a keen but financially constrained reader as well something of a book hoarder, I began to dabble in online bookselling, selling off unwanted volumes through sites such as eBay and the sadly now-defunct Green Metropolis. Having made a little money doing so, I started to ponder the possibility of extending my involvement in the trade. If only I...
A writer who has swapped city life for sheep farming chooses reading attuned to the year’s cycles, from Rachel Cusk to Marcel Proust
My book On Sheep: Diary of a Swedish Shepherd is a memoir about my move away from an urban life as a literary academic to work on a remote rural sheep farm. Suddenly, the seasons became much more than dull weather reports on the radio or the cause for delays in my commute. When I became a novice shepherd, the seasons transformed into acute physical sensations;...