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If You Haven't Read These Graphic Novels, Now's the Time

If you grew up loving and collecting comic books, chances are you'll love reading graphic novels as an adult. Personally, I didn't discover the joy …

Graphic Novels

How to read poetry like a professor

Since retiring from his professorship at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he taught literature and writing for nearly 30 years, Thomas Foster has made a fruitful career writing instructive books about how we ought to read. With How to Read Literature Like a Professor, which he revised in …

Literature

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 $15 Book Subscription Box Is Honestly Life-Changing

Because it's way easier to choose a book from five awesome options, than it is to walk into a bookstore and choose one from thousands.

Writing

The best recent science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

<b>Autonomous</b> (Orbit, £8.99) is the debut novel from Annalee Newitz, a science journalist and co-founder of the SF website io9. It’s 2144 and in a hi-tech, down-at-heel US – a hybrid of <i>Blade Runner</i> and William Gibson’s Sprawl trilogy – “Jack” Chen manufactures illegal drugs for the poor. She also …

Books

Want to read world literature? Try the 13 books on the Man Booker International Prize longlist

The shortlist will be announced on April 12, 2018.<p>The Man Booker International Prize currently recognises the best in translated fiction in English …

Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of April 2018

Night Shade Books is proud to introduce the latest volume of <i>The Best Science Fiction of the Year</i>, a new yearly anthology compiled by Hugo and World …

15 Books That Have Been Called 'The Next Great American Novel' — And What To Read Instead

It’s the dream of every American writer: the siren song of writing “the next great American novel”. A novel that, as Lena Dunham (and, admittedly, …

The best board games of 2017, as chosen by the Board Game Geek community

The largest global community of tabletop fans weighs in<p>The members of Board Game Geek, the largest online community of board game fans, have selected the winners of the 2017 Golden Geek Awards. This year the big winner is <i>Gloomhaven</i>, the diceless dungeon crawler.<p>Other award-winning titles include <i>The</i> …

20 Best Science Fiction Books Of The Decade

After much mulling and culling, we've come up with our list of the twenty best books of the decade. The list is weighted towards science fiction, but …

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP - Riveted

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set …

The 100 Best Albums of 2017

The Noisey staff's favorite releases of the year.<p>Below are the 100 best albums of 2017 as chosen by the Noisey staff. Listen to songs from these albums on Apple Music and Spotify. See also: The 100 Best Songs of 2017.<p>What does getting older sound like? What does reconciling relationships sound …

The best fiction of 2017

We look back on a year that saw Arundhati Roy’s return and George Saunders’ Man Booker victory, along with dark short stories and a haunting last novel<p>One of the joys of the novel is its endless capacity for reinvention, and 2017 saw fiction writers trying out fresh approaches and new forms. The …

Books

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 94 – Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes (1651)

According to the 17th-century historian and gossip John Aubrey, Thomas Hobbes “was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men, he should have known no more than other men.” As a great thinker, Hobbes epitomises English common sense and the amateur spirit, and is all the more appealing for …

War

The 10 essential tracks to listen to with new headphones

10 essential tracks to try when sampling a new pair of cans<p>As <i>The Verge</i>’s resident headphones obsessive, I hear a few questions quite often: what are the best Bluetooth headphones, where can I find those $1,000 cans for less than $100, and what music do you use for testing in your reviews? The first …

Audiophile

What every teacher should know about ... memory

There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve how they work with students – but academic studies of this kind aren’t always easy to access, or to translate into the realities of classroom practice. This series seeks to redress that, by taking a selection of studies and …

Pedagogy

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Men's Fashion

37 Of The Most Heartbreakingly Beautiful Lines In Literature

"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."<p><b>2.</b> "We accept the love we think we deserve."<p>– Stephen Chbosky, <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i><p>Submitted by Carly Black, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I'll drift about forever, all my atoms, till …

Books

One in five cannot name a single author of literature, survey shows

One in five British people cannot name a single author of literature, a survey has revealed, as writers warn there is a section of society that is “shut off” from the benefits of reading.<p>The study, from the Royal Society of Literature, revealed that 15 per cent of those surveyed believe that …

Literature

20 Movies With Complicated Endings That’ll Leave You Wondering What You Just Watched

Script writing is a tough job, guys. Ask anyone who ever sat through a night, trying to figure out one single scene. A movie rides on the strength of …

Bruce Willis

Features | The Greatest Guitar Riffs In The World (Better Than Sweet Child O'Mine)

Profoundly depressed by a new poll which supposedly “reveals” the nation’s taste in rock riffs, Joel McIver – who is such a guitar geek that he wrote …

Guitar

2017 Book Preview: 33 Titles To Add To Your Shelf

New year, new books.<p>2017, ahoy! These are the books ― among others! ― that we can’t wait to read.<p><b>January</b><p><b>The Man Who Shot My Eye Out Is Dead</b> <b>by Chanelle Benz</b><p>A debut collection that spans centuries and oceans, Benz’s book skips from adventure to adventure for an action-packed, imaginative read. Her …

Books

The 50 funniest films… chosen by comedians

Sarah Millican<p><b>After winning the best newcomer award at the Edinburgh festival in 2008 with Sarah Millican’s Not Nice, a show inspired by her divorce, the South Shields-born comedian has toured four successful standup shows, had two Bafta nominations for her BBC2 series The Sarah Millican Television</b> …

Comedy

WIRED's top 16 albums of 2016

The year was 2016, and everything was grey. Except, in the music world, where technicolour R&B albums were getting dropped left right and centre. …

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Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

23 documentaries on Netflix right now that will make you smarter

One of the great things about Netflix is that it has brought thoughtful, compelling documentaries to a much wider audience, which filmmakers could only dream of a decade ago.<p>And with bingeworthy titles like "Making a Murderer" and the vast ESPN "30 for 30" library a click away, you can get a lot of …

26 Very Long Books Worth the Time They’ll Take to Read

Binge-watching is easy; just drag the laptop into bed and go. But savoring a book of, say, 800 pages or longer is a <i>project</i>. No book that size is …

Literature

Killing Workload: how schools can save 20 hours of teacher time per week, every week, starting tomorrow

<b>1. Introduce a departmental or whole school detention system</b><p><b>Context:</b> The process of issuing and administering a detention can be hellish. It might …

Teaching

A sommelier shares 10 words to look for to find high-quality wines under $25

Affordable wine doesn't have to taste cheap.<p>But how can you tell you have a good bottle before pouring that first glass?<p>"Many wine consumers in the US are still challenged by the abundance of language on a wine label," says Jörn Kleinhans, owner of the The Sommelier Company. "It's difficult enough …