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The 10 Best Poems According to a Professor Who Teaches the Best 100

The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman<p>A.E. Housman<p>If there is one poem on this list that you should memorize, it’s this one. A.E. Housman, pessimist, classicist and connoisseur of melancholy, was also one the greatest formal masters of his age. The elements he employs here are deceptively familiar: …

To Make Sure You Eat Well While Traveling a Lot, Be a Baby About It

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globetrotters in all of our</i> …

Five Mystery Series with Awesome Detectives

I grew up devouring every science fiction, fantasy, and even-remotely-weird book I could get my hands on, so it’s not a complete surprise that I …

The 100 novels Americans love the most, based on a survey of thousands

In 2018, Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury</i> and James Comey’s <i>A Higher Loyalty</i> have captured US readers with juicy insights into the Trump White House. But what books bring Americans deep, blithe pleasure?<p>Starting in May, PBS will run a series called <i>The Great American Read</i>, in which journalist Meredith …

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21 Books You Don’t Have to Read

And 21 you should read instead (technically 20 books—Adventures of Huckleberry Finn did not fare well).<p>We've been told all our lives that we can only call ourselves well-read once we've read the Great Books. We tried. We got halfway through <i>Infinite Jest</i> and halfway through the SparkNotes on</i> …

Literature

This Is the Most Popular Sweet Potato Recipe on Pinterest

It was sometime last year that I became deeply enamored of sweet potatoes. I don't do anything particularly special with them or anything — I simply …

What Awesome, Expensive Cars Can You Buy Now for Less Than $20,000?

Reliability aside, there are a ton of great, formerly expensive cars you can buy for cheap.<p>Thanks to the magic of depreciation, there are tons of once-expensive cars out there that have lost their value over the years. Vehicles that were unobtainable for the average person are now well within …

The Best True Crime Books Guaranteed to Give You Chills

As anyone who has tuned into <i>Serial</i> or binge-watched <i>The Jinx</i> and <i>The Keepers</i> knows, true crime narratives are often more compelling and disturbing than …

The 25 Best True Crime Books Every Person Should Read

Because nonfiction is often sometimes more terrifying and unsettling.<p>For every suspense novel that shocks and awes readers, there are real life stories that make fiction seem tame and predictable. True crime is a loaded genre: The best authors do not sensationalize violence and human suffering, but …

10 Books You Need To Read In March 2018

From a true crime thriller to Maria Shriver's inspirational pick-me-up, these are the must-reads everyone's going to be talking about.<p>You know what …

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The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Literature

Want to Knock 'em Dead in Nashville? Learn These 20 Tasty Country Licks

Exploring the world of country guitar is a diverse and exciting journey, one from which a guitarist of any background can benefit, while having …

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Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

22 Compelling LGBTQ+ Books That Should Be Required Reading for Everyone

Whether we read to find ourselves, to see beyond our own experiences, or to escape the moment, literature, at its best, is both soothing and …

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8 Murder Mystery Books That Will Keep You Up All Night

There’s something satisfying about the best murder mystery books. The crime of murder is inherently terrifying, which makes these stories part horror …

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After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Literature

The most thrilling and fascinating books of 2017

NONFICTION<p><b>Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America</b> <i><br>Nancy MacLean (Viking)</i><br>A fascinating academic look at …

Hard-Boiled Thrills: 2017’s Best Crime Fiction

For a certain kind of crime writer, there’s not a more maddening backhanded compliment than that a book “transcends the genre” <b></b>and approaches, <i>ahem</i>, …

Books

30 Must-Read Books

<i>The Great Gatsby,</i> by F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>“It’s hard to say what anyone should or shouldn’t read, let alone <i>everyone,</i> but <i>The Great Gatsby</i> is a book I …

Cannabis Seeds USA

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Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

Harper Lee<p><b>Alabama</b><p>This Pulitzer Prize winner from Harper Lee is one of the great American novels. Fifty years after its publication, its ruminations on race, injustice, and morality remain as relevant as ever, and crusading attorney Atticus Finch is one of literature’s finest characters.<p>Jack</b> …

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The Top 10 Novels of 2017

Fiction publishers complained that 2017 was a difficult year to get attention in a fast-moving media climate that was intensely political. But some …

Travel Back in Time: 8 Illuminating History Books to Read Right Now

Ron Chernow<p>Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow, author of <i>Alexander Hamilton</i>, dazzles again with his biography of one of our most compelling generals and presidents: Ulysses S. Grant. Chernow’s evocative portrait of Grant showcases the highs and lows he experienced throughout his life, and provides …

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20 Really Good New Books You're About To Hear Everyone Talk About Nonstop

*Gets ready to curl up with these books all winter.*<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Little-Known Facts About Symbolist Master Gustav Klimt

To coincide with a new exhibition of his beguiling paintings in San Francisco, we present our guide to the notoriously secretive artist<p>Austrian …

The Fall Novel Guide

A privileged problem: Too many really good books came out this summer to fit them all in before Labor Day, and this fall’s reads are proving equally …

Late Summer Thrills: The 12 Hottest Thrillers to Read Right Now

A Novel<p>Riley Sager<p>A national and international bestseller, Riley Sager’s gripping thriller follows Quincy, the sole survivor of a bloody massacre that happened ten years ago, and that resulted in the death of five of her friends. Now, and for as long as she lives, Quincy will (unwillingly) be a …

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The Ultimate 50 States Reading List

Join us on a reading road trip.<p>Explore the United States with this coast-to-coast reading list. We’ve compiled 50 books (and plays!) set in the 50 …

So The Last Living Beatles Just Reunited To Release A New Song

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have debuted "We're on the Road Again."<p>On Feb. 19, Paul McCartney visited the Los Angeles home of Ringo Starr and the two played music together.<p>“Thanks for coming over man and playing Great bass,” Starr wrote on Twitter after the hangout. “I love you man peace and …

How learning to play the piano can save your life

The pianist James Rhodes wants to teach everyone to play the piano in six weeks. Watch him tell Clemency Burton-Hill why in the video above.<p>“It inspires you, it grows your imagination, it nourishes you in places that go beneath words and beneath pictures and images… it’s something that kind of …

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