Design Indaba 2018: More Than A Soundbite

Seven speakers whose insights transcended a character limit at Cape Town's annual festival of creativity

Anyone following along on Twitter during the three-day Design Indaba conference last week would have seen no shortage of inspiring soundbites dropped by the 31 speakers who graced the stage in Cape Town. And while perfectly packaged words of wisdom from an industry heavyweight like Tom Dixon are a major draw, one of the best things about DI is that it asks everyone to open …

Literary Review’s 2017 Bad Sex Award Shortlist

“We seem to be moving at avalanche speed and also, unfortunately, with avalanche precision,” writes Christopher Bollen in his novel “The Destroyers,” one of many books to be noted for its less than enticing sex scene. The judges from Literary Review, who award an annual bad sex in fiction prize, have said that this was a great year for bad sex scenes. Their selections make …

Best Quotes From Star Wars

It’s been 40 years since the very first Star Wars movie was released, and each year on 4 May the internet celebrates the films. This year, The Guardian has selected 40 memorable lines from the series. With gems from Princess Leia like “Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader’s leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board,” …