Hadfield’s Cold War space thriller manages to (mostly) stick the landing

America’s Apollo program may have ended with the splashdown of Apollo 17 in December 1972, but it has continued for decades on the big screen, TV and in fiction: The 2011 horror film Apollo 18 depicted alleged “found footage” of a doomed Cold War lunar mission, while more recently the Apple+ series For All Mankind … Read more

five books on trees

> For raised lamination “The Trees”, by Arnaud Roi, illustrations by Boris Zaïon. MILAN It’s not easy to offer a pop-up book devoted to trees, a woody plant whose particularity is to stand erect. Except to assume a certain verticality in terms of reading, as with this small catalog that we will leaf through from … Read more

Three Books That According To Mark Zuckerberg Everyone Should Read

Mark Zuckerberg challenged himself to read a book every two weeks, with a list of titles focused on exploring “different cultures, beliefs, stories and technologies.” The result was 23 books that the Facebook CEO thinks everyone should read, published in the magazine Forbes. Here, a selection of the five best, available in Argentina. / Embedded … Read more

Lireka, the online bookseller who is betting on competing with Amazon with books in French sold all over the world

The Arthaud bookstore, in Grenoble, physical anchor of the Lireka online bookstore. JEAN-PAUL CORLIN/CC BY-SA 4.0 Competing head-on with Amazon to sell French books around the world: this is the cheeky gamble taken by two former executives of the e-commerce giant, Emmanuelle Henry and Marc Bordier. Both launched, at the beginning of October, Lireka, an … Read more

5 Books Elon Musk Recommends Reading To Everyone That Changed His Life

The mobile app Blinklist add a multitude of books through an algorithm that synthesizes ideas or prominent passages. This tool, used mostly by people who do not have much time to read in their day to day, brings a multitude of works to a more than differentiated audience. Within this, a section called ‘Expert Picks’ … Read more

Between traffic jams and overflowing order books, the thousand and one faces of the economic recovery in France

A supermarket employee checks customers’ health passes, in Ajaccio (Corsica), August 16, 2021. PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA / AFP After a year of confinement in their small Parisian two-room apartment, punctuated by dozens and dozens of hours of videoconference meetings, Manon and Edouard, both in their thirties, have been thriving from their summer 2021. Since June, no … Read more

The books of the jurors’ relatives are now ineligible for the Goncourt Prize

The jurors of the Prix Goncourt in Paris, in March 2020. LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP The Goncourt academy announced on Tuesday, October 5, that it had adopted a new rule making it ineligible for its prize “The works of the spouses, companions or close relatives of the members of the jury”. Adopted unanimously, this requirement … Read more

MEPs must vote on a floor price for the delivery of books

In a bookstore in Nantes (Loire-Atlantique), February 1, 2019. LOIC VENANCE / AFP Each era has its Homeric battles to defend the book. The National Assembly must examine, Wednesday, October 6, a bill “Aimed at improving the book economy and strengthening equity between its players ». The text must impose a flat rate for delivery … Read more

“Listen, pretty Marcia”, “The day I met Bin Laden”, “Asphalt Blues” … Comic books to devour

MORNING LIST Rio de Janeiro, Antananarivo, Pakistan, the Kerguelen Islands… Our September list gives pride of place to distant destinations. “Listen, pretty Marcia”: tragicomedy against a backdrop of urban violence HERE AND THERE Relentless columnist of Brazilian society, Marcello Quintanilha (Tungsten, Glass talc) delivers a new story mixing earthiness and gravity, his trademark. Her heroine, … Read more

Space travel: billionaire books SpaceX space flight – and raffles the tickets

fromTanja Banner conclude Billionaire Jared Isaacman books a private space flight with SpaceX. It should start this year – two of the spaces in the spaceship are still free and will be raffled off. Of the Billionaire Jared Isaacman books at SpaceX from Elon Musk a private space flight. He has three of the four … Read more