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This Guy Flew His Camera Drone Onto, Inside, and Under a Moving Train

Camera drone operator Paul Nurkkala just released a video titled “Flight of the Year” that showcases his world-class drone piloting skills. He …

This gorgeous Milky Way time-lapse video was shot from the cockpit of a plane

Depending on where you live, you may or may not be able to glimpse our beautiful galaxy sparkling in the clear night sky. But just in case noise …

9 Hacks That Will Help You Get More Writing Done (and in Less Time)

Successful writers share their productivity secrets.<p>Even after writing so many words over so many years, I occasionally freeze up when I look at a blank screen (or page).<p>Sometimes, frankly, I just don't feel like writing.<p>It's a problem most writers face at one time or another.<p>Having interviewed …

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

11 Best Books to Read in August

Sweeping family epics, intimate personal tales, Hollywood escapades, and a close look at places we know little about.<p>August yields some extraordinarily rich reading, from big family epics to stories that narrow the viewfinder to focus on just two or three people, from small American towns to the …

11 Books Recommended by George R. R. Martin

Fans of George R. R. Martin and the award-winning HBO series <i>Game of Thrones</i> know there’s nothing like getting lost in a story that incorporates …

Five Books in My Life: Megan Abbott

<i>Megan Abbott’s latest,</i> You Will Know Me, <i>is out today from Little, Brown.</i><p><b>What was the first book you fell in love with?</b> <br>I’m not sure I remember a time …

Viet Thanh Nguyen: 'Winning the Pulitzer changed the value of my book and myself'

The author recalls the dreamlike state in which he wrote his Pulitzer-winning novel The Sympathizer, and wishes for the private joy he felt while writing it<p>How I wrote my novel: in isolation, in a dream that lasted, on average, four hours a day at the laptop and an hour a day on the treadmill. This …

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Charles Manson, the Girls, and the Banality of Desire

Two new novels ponder the still-urgent question of what could have compelled young women to do such terrible things.<p>The most fascinating part of the Manson story has always been the girls.<p>Not the man who cobbled together bits of hippie philosophy, Scientology and <i>How to Win Friends and Influence</i> …

Can Serialized Fiction Convert Binge Watchers Into Binge Readers?

Now that the latest season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> has ended, fans may be feeling a little untethered — and some publishers would like to fill that gap with serialized books. As TV dramas get better and better, book publishers are hoping to convert binge TV watchers into binge readers.<p>Serialized books …

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Six science fiction novels you should be reading

There’s no better place to catch up with the best in recent science fiction than the shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Selected from more …

33 Books You Should Read Now, Based On Your Favourite Films

From Pulp Fiction to pulp fiction.<p>I've only included films on this list that were made from original screenplays, so there's nothing adapted from another medium. Many of the films are taken from the IMDb Top 100. The books I've included on this list are ones that have not yet been made into films …

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11 Books That Kept Us Up at Night

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My 10 Favorite Books: Bill Gates

<i>For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in</i> <i>the series is Bill Gates, who shares his list exclusively with T.</i> <i>(Through May 22, One Grand is hosting a pop-up shop at</i> …

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The Importance of Word Choice

<i>by guest blogger Katharine Ashe, best-selling author of historical romance novels</i><p>Penis.<p>(I do have a point here.)<p>Sometimes when I'm grading a student's paper and I find a misused word, I circle it and write "Word Choice."<p>There is, of course, a lot more to choosing the right word than dictionary …

The 5 books Bill Gates thinks you should read this summer

Want to know what the richest man in the world reads?<p>Bill Gates has written a blog post, recommending five books to his fans and followers.<p>He wrote on his website: "This summer, my recommended reading list has a good dose of books with science and math at their core. But there’s no science or math …

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12 bookstores every reader should visit in their lifetime

Are you someone who refuses to believe the theory that “print is dead”? Who always makes room in a suitcase for a paperback? Who finds it easy to …

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Notes for Young Writers

<i>The following advice was sent to the creative writing students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, following a series of talks Ms.</i> …

This Is the Best Translated Book of 2016 — and It Beat Elena Ferrante

It was a loaded shortlist at this year’s Best Translated Book Award, one that featured translated fiction from Elena Ferrante (<i>The Story of the Lost</i> …

Don't Be That Guy Who Won't Read Books If They're 'For Women'

Come on.<p>Look, there's nothing wrong with the idea of a book club for men.<p>As <i>The New York Times</i> pointed out this week, there is indeed such a thing: Book clubs for men have been cropping up in places like Houston, Kansas City, and the Bay Area. (Or at the very least, the requisite three that qualify …

Accessing the Universal Energy of Qi

Mainstream science does not yet acknowledge the existence of qi (chi), the invisible life energy of the universe that is said to flow through all things. Qi, also called prana by yoga practitioners, seems to exist somehow between the worlds of mind and body. The ancient masters speak of it as a …

11 classic novels that will make you a better leader

When we think about "leadership books," we tend to think about non-fiction titles like "Talent Is Overrated," "High Output Management," or the …