Day: September 30, 2018

Queens of Infamy: The Rise of Catherine de’ Medici

The first instalment of a two part look at Catherine de’ Medici’s storied life, running from her birth into one of the most powerful families in Europe, to a precarious position as an unpopular Dauphine of France, pleading her fate with her father-in-law Francis 1st.

This guy doesn’t know anything: the inside story of Trump’s shambolic transition team

Michael Lewis (Moneyball, Flash Boys, The Big Short) on Trump’s transition is exactly what you’d expect – a tragicomedy. In amongst the tales of alarming incompetence, the piece features such glorious anecdotes as Trump declaring his enjoyment of The Bangles’ “Walk Like an Egyptian” to Egypt’s President, the first head of state to congratulate him on his election victory.

What do we owe her now?

The important, powerful story of Amber Wyatt, a woman who in 2006 reported that she had been raped at a high school party, and the many ways in which she was subsequently let down by her community.