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First children’s books exhibition concluded in Riyadh

article author: SPARIYADH: The first children’s books exhibition in Riyadh was concluded on Friday. It was organized by the King Fahd Cultural Center …

Saudi Arabia

Free Eye-Catching Résumé Templates To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd

Image via Vladyslav Tulinovskyi<br>Competition in the employment market can be tough. Thanks to this list of 17 free résumé templates by Creative Bloq, …

Graphic Design

10 Underrated Horror Movies That Are Actually Scary AF

Horror movies aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, that is for sure. While some people love it, there are those who can’t stand the idea of them. Over the …

Horror

Quiet storm: why Juliana Hatfield’s Hey Babe roared as loud as the riot grrrls

The forgotten women of the 1980s indie boom – in pictures<p>Read more<p>Nineteen-ninety-two was the inaugural year of the “women in rock” era: a stretch of several years when artists from Courtney Love and PJ Harvey to Meredith Brooks unwittingly formed a cohort of so-called girls with guitars and the …

Self-esteem

Amanda Ruben's lamb shoulder and fig crostata - recipe

For this Melbourne chef, food is not just about fine ingredients – it’s also about bringing people together to eat and enjoy<p>Known for the popular Miss Ruben’s canteen in Melbourne, chef Amanda Ruben creates banquets of food for everyone to share. In her words, “It’s no coincidence that a cookbook …

North Africa

50 Of The Best Horror Novels

I love a good scare, but the best horror novels don’t just provide frights, they also comment on society or maybe riff on tried-and-true tropes. With …

Horror

Why Should We Care About The Anti-Semitic Ravings Of Louis-Ferdinand Céline?

With anti-Semitic violence on the rise in France, now might not be the most opportune time to announce a reprint of some of the most violent …

My family and other Moomins: Rhianna Pratchett on her father's love for Tove Jansson

On the anniversary of Terry Pratchett’s death, his daughter reflects on how Tove Jansson’s creations brought them together<p>I don’t remember the precise moment I was introduced to the Moomins. They were always just there; a cosy, comforting and slightly weird presence in my childhood that has stayed …

Books

11 Incredible TV Shows That No One's Talking About

We're bringing the buzz for these unsung gems<p><i>Game of Thrones</i>, <i>Stranger Things</i>, <i>Black Mirror</i>... yadda yadda yadda.<p>If you're looking for some new pub ammo, we recommend checking out these 12 brilliant TV shows and recommending them to all your friends. Talk up these underrated gems and everyone will …

TV

18 movies to watch that are so bad they're good

Every year has its good movies and bad movies, but it takes a special quality to be both good and bad at the same time.<p>Sure, there are plenty of dumb-on-purpose movies, like "Black Dynamite." Or campy movies, like "Face/Off." And there are soulless attempts to be purposefully trashy, like the …

Movies

These New and Upcoming Books by Black Authors Will Give You Life in These Perilous Times

In these dark, cold winter months, let us take comfort in the amazing things black people are doing in literature. 2018 is going to be lit, y’all.<p><b>Out</b> …

Books

School Pulled Two American Classics Because the Language Made Students 'Uncomfortable'

Students in Duluth, Minnesota, will no longer be required to read Harper Lee's “To Kill a Mockingbird” or Mark Twain's “The Adventures of Huckleberry …

It Sounds Impossible, but Here’s How to Make Bacon Even Better

Bacon used to have a slow season. Sales of the ubiquitous burger topping—and its parent product, pork belly—were known to heat up in the prime-time …

Cooking

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

A Plate of Jellyfish

In 1665, Robert Hooke published <i>Micrographia</i>, a small, illustrated treatise on the world seen through his simple compound microscope. Most of his …

The Star Wars posters of Soviet Europe

Behind the Iron Curtain, artists created strikingly trippy ads for the saga, writes Christian Blauvelt.

Star Wars

The Lost Giant of American Literature

A major black novelist made a remarkable début. How did he disappear?<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>There were arrows, so we followed them. This was one afternoon last summer; my partner and I had spent the day at our local public …

Must monsters always be male? Huge gender bias revealed in children’s books

A thieving duck in Peppa Pig is one of the few female villains in the 100 most popular picture books. An Observer study shows that, from hares to bears, females are mostly sidekicks<p>Male characters are twice as likely to take leading roles in children’s picture books and are given far more speaking …

Books

Nick Drake remembered: “My first impression was that he was a genius – it was that simple”

The story of Drake's life and career as told by Joe Boyd, John Wood, Richard Thompson, Beverley Martyn and more<p><b>His soft voice, withdrawn nature and</b> …

New Albums

Margaret Atwood Has Weighed In On Celebrity Sexual Harassment Cases, And Her Opinions Are Controversial

The feminist heavyweight has us thinking.<p>Famed for her progressive, thought-provoking and ahead-of-her time writing, Margaret Atwood has become a …

Instead of Fairy Tales, Kids Should Be Reading These Books About Real Issues Like Consent

A prince that fights, a princess that is beautiful and usually a damsel in distress.<p>Children's literature is filled with such sexist and prejudiced …

Books

The long shadow of Frankenstein | Science | AAAS

A glossary of Frankenwords<p>Along with fears, the Frankenstein story has inspired hundreds of whimsical names for products and phenomena.<p><b>Franken Berry</b> …

Andy Warhol

Middlemarch: reform and change

• Article by: John Mullan<br>• Themes: The novel 1832–1880, Power and politics<br>• Published: 15 May 2014<p><i>Middlemarch</i> is set in the period leading up to the 1832 …

Literature

The Killer-Nanny Novel That Conquered France

Leïla Slimani’s best-seller explores the dark relationship of a mother and her babysitter.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>A year ago, I picked up a book, “Chanson Douce,” that I’ve thought about pretty much every day since. I was …

Literature

Arrow Video: American Horror Project Vol. 1 (1973-1976) - Reviewed

As the distinguished and eclectic Criterion Collection presses on with film director/curator Martin Scorsese’s aptly named <i>World Cinema Project</i> boxed …

Why is it so hard to make friends with the Swedes?

Sweden tops international surveys in many areas, from gender equality to environmental policy, but it is consistently rated as one of the world's …

Europe

Cream of Vegetable Soup With Dumplings

Cream of Vegetable Soup With Dumplings. Anything with dumplings is a comfort food, and by that I mean, something that I ate as a child that my mother …

Out of the Shire: Life Beyond Tolkien

If you look at what’s playing on your television, at what’s showing at the local cinema, at what video games your children are playing, or at what is …

Literature

22 Greeting Cards That Are So Weird We Can’t Decide Whether They’re Genius Or Just Creepy

There's the cards you gave to friends and relatives as kids, and then there's the Satanic greetings from hell that you'll see below. Hallmark cards …

Decorations