Alain de Botton

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Name: Alain de Botton
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Is Alain de Botton right: is Brisbane ugly?

During his visit earlier this month, philosopher Alain de Botton antagonised the Brisbane media by citing the city as tangible evidence of his argument that ugliness isn't relative, it's absoluteRead more on the blog... ... [Published Crikey Media - 21 hours ago]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

In memoriam: what holidays can teach us about marketing

A few years ago, I went to Cuba, which makes for a pretty competitive dinner party story (‘I see your weekend in Cancun and raise you a week in Havana’). When I listen to myself tell the story from my memories, the experience was amazing. Street parties, ... [Published StopPress New Zealand - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Quick Lit | The News: A User’s Manual

The News—A User’s Manual: By Alain de Botton, Hamish Hamilton, 267 pages, Rs 699What can you expect of a book about the most pervasive presence in modern life—daily news—written by an author with a novelistic temperament? Nothing that you didn’t already ... [Published - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

"The News: A User's Manual" By Alain De Botton

The news is everywhere. We can’t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling ... [Published - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

Alain de Botton - a defence

Alain de Botton divides opinion. Currently in Australia promoting his book on News: a User’s Manual, he succeeded in insulting residents of Brisbane by describing it as ‘ugly' (a judgement which, as an Old European living in the Briz, I firmly reject ... [Published Melbourne Age - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 5 reports

Brisbane - ugly? Discuss...

28 March 2014 , 7:20 PM byIf you had to describe our city to someone - what would you say?He's not the first - and he won't be the last - but Philosopher, Alain de Botton, has caused a bit of a stir today - caling Brisbane ugly.It's important ... [Published ABC Online - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Philosopher Alain de Botton says Brisbane offers 'chaotic ugliness'

Is Brisbane the ugliest duckling of Australian cities?According to world-renowned philosopher Alain de Botton, yes.Ahead of a speaking engagement with the Brisbane Powerhouse on Friday night, the UK author has described Brisbane as offering "chaotic ... [Published Canberra Times - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Alain de Botton more Martha Stewart than Woodstein

Say what you will about Alain de Botton — and many do — but the guy has read a lot of thick and boring books. This scholar’s public value has long inhered in his willingness to take on the thick and boring and report back to us with his personalised PowerPoint ... [Published Crikey Media - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Are we missing the meaning of news?

Why are we so glued to news about a missing Malaysia Airlines plane but so bored with budget shortfalls?In his new book The News: A User's Manual, English philosopher and writer Alain De Botton looks for an answer.The reason we find some news so compelling ... [Published Special Broadcasting Service - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

Alain de Botton: Why I am not a moron

The world’s big national museums are deeply glamorous places. We keep quiet in their hallowed halls, we wander the galleries in reverence, we look at a caption here and there, but, sometimes, if we’re honest, deep in our hearts, we may be asking ourselves ... [Published Spectator - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 2 reports

EDITORIAL: Mourning a tragic loss

When a newspaper reports on a family tragedy, like The Guardian did this week, the facts of the case don’t quite capture the full horror of losing three people— a mother, a father and a son.Brampton Fire said the deaths of the Pitamber family members ... [Published Brampton Guardian - Mar 19 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

The rise of the Posh-tel

Expert tips: the countries to visit in 2014A new year, a new set of travel plans — but where to go next? Travel editors Peter Greenberg and Simon Calder, philosopher Alain de Botton and travel writer Mark Jones share their tips ... [Published BA High Life - Mar 18 2014]

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31 Thai islands [Published Travel Fish - 20 hours ago]
Is Alain de Botton right: is Brisbane ugly? [Published Crikey Media - 21 hours ago]
In memoriam: what holidays can teach us about m... [Published StopPress New Zealand - Apr 14 2014]
Crazy Cartography [Published Daily Beast - Apr 13 2014]
Quick Lit | The News: A User’s Manual [Published - Apr 11 2014]
'Normcore,' Where Being Off-Message Is On-Trend [Published MSNBC Newsweek - Apr 11 2014]
The politics of what you wear [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Apr 10 2014]
"The News: A User's Manual" By Alain De Botton [Published - Apr 08 2014]
Max Balatbat’s architecture of happiness [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Apr 06 2014]
Putting nature first pays off for kids [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Apr 05 2014]
4/5/2014: Do!: HT PICKS [Published Hindustan Times - Apr 05 2014]
Why do people always assume critics are male? [Published The Coffee House | Politics and News Discussion ... - Apr 04 2014]
Between the lines [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Apr 04 2014]
***David Brussat: A bit too late to cry for Lon... [Published Providence Journal - Apr 03 2014]
Johnny Brown's [Published Four Thousand - Apr 02 2014]
“A light at the heart of the world” [Published New Criterion - Apr 01 2014]
Architects "don't affect things very much" says... [Published Dezeen - Mar 31 2014]
'London needs a planning revolution' says gover... [Published London Evening Standard - Mar 31 2014]
London or Manhattan? UK houses lose Victorian t... [Published Times of India - Mar 31 2014]
News from Ipswich and surrounds with Andrew Korner [Published ABC Online - Mar 30 2014]
Alain de Botton - a defence [Published Melbourne Age - Mar 30 2014]
Londoners fight plans for more skyscrapers [Published Taipei Times Online - Mar 30 2014]
Blog uses photo of Ipswich to highlight Brisban... [Published Queensland Times - Mar 30 2014]
Library Lines, 3/30 [Published San Angelo Standard-Times - Mar 30 2014]
MP and escort claims in the papers [Published BBC - Mar 30 2014]
Campaigners fight to save London skyline from 2... [Published - Mar 29 2014]
Anarchist greenies hijack democracy [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Mar 28 2014]
Brisbane is the ugliest — did I say that? [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Mar 28 2014]
Brisbane - ugly? Discuss... [Published ABC Online - Mar 28 2014]
Alain De Botton: Brisbane Is A Bit Of A Mess [Published Business Insider Australia - Mar 28 2014]
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When Research Should Come with a Warning Label [Published HBR Blog Network - Mar 06 2014]
In his sharp and engaging new book, The News: A User’s Manual , the philosopher Alain de Botton describes the experience of consuming news as if we are woken each morning by a frantic official armed with “a briefcase filled with a bewildering and ...
Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators [Published Megan McArdle - The Atlantic - Feb 12 2014]
Like most writers, I am an inveterate procrastinator. In the course of writing this one article, I have checked my e-mail approximately 3,000 times, made and discarded multiple grocery lists, conducted a lengthy Twitter battle over whether the gold standard ...
Can Philosophy Go Viral? [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Feb 11 2014]
That’s the hope of recent poseur alert recipient Alain de Botton, whose new group blog is modeled after the Daily Mail: Journalists used to believe that good, clear, interesting writing was enough to make otherwise dull news stories interesting ...
VIDEO: Author calls for 'good bias' in BBC news [Published BBC News Video - Politics - Feb 11 2014]
The news "takes itself very seriously " says the author Alain de Botton, as he criticises the reporting of the UK floods claiming journalists make it look catastrophic. ...
Poseur Alert [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Feb 04 2014]
“What is above us in the atmosphere is daily simplified into one or another of those icons beloved of weather forecasters, which, in their naive reductiveness, stand in relation to the subtleties of the sky rather as news reports stand in relation to ...
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