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Pieter Hugo's best photograph: the hyena men of Nigeria

The guys ​always ​had scratch marks everywhere from the baboons – they were always getting into fights with them<p>I first learned about Nigeria’s “hyena men” in 2005, thanks to a picture that had gone viral. The caption said they were debt collectors in Lagos. I knew I had to find them. The country …

South Africa

How Nathan Fillion's Uncharted Fan Film Came to Be

When it came to casting <i>Uncharted</i> star Nathan Drake for director Allan Ungar’s fan film, there was only ever one choice: Nathan Fillion<p>“I had already …

Comics

Life Is Suffering, and Everything Is Temporary

Late one night, filmmaker Brad Bischoff sat down with his father-in-law, Roberto Olivera, for a couple of beers. Bischoff knew little about Olivera’s background, save for Olivera’s heritage as a Mexican immigrant. He decided to ask. “I remember being totally awestruck by his captivating story,” …

25 Movies to Watch in Your 20s — No Excuses!

Your 20s are a maddening, exciting, and confusing time in your life when you've upgraded from slurping ramen between classes to figuring out how to make rent with your entry-level internship. Juggling the pressures of building a career and finding "the one," you might end up dazed and confused. …

La La Land

How Valstar Outerwear Became a Staple of The Italian Wardrobe - Bomber Jacket

Valstar – The King of Italian Outerwear<p>If you’re a gentleman who appreciates a bomber jacket, read on. If you’re not, you should be. The bomber …

Men's Fashion

19 Muscle-Building Band Moves for Men Over 40

Add some stretch to your workouts.<p>Elastic exercise bands don’t offer the same machismo factor as barbells and dumbbells, but it’s a mistake to think that they’re just useless accessories scattered around your gym floor. Lifting with bands can actually be harder than hoisting iron, because bands …

Workouts

From Catullus to Dylan Thomas: the top 10 elegies

Elegy, an individual response to the death of a person or a group, began in Greece and Rome as a particular metrical form. But elegies are among the greatest poems in every language, whatever their form. Traditionally, they mirror three elements of mourning: grief; memories of the dead; and some …

Literature

Kurt Vonnegut Offers 8 Tips on How to Write Good Short Stories (and Amusingly Graphs the Shapes Those Stories Can Take)

You can't talk about American literature in the second half of the 20th century without talking about Kurt Vonnegut. And since so many well-known …

Literature

Saul Leiter review – the quiet genius who made the mundane beautiful

‘I simply looked at the world, not prepared for anything,” Saul Leiter said towards the end of his life. That sense of unhurriedness, coupled with a painterly eye for colour and composition, is palpable in his evocative colour photographs of New York. There is also an attentiveness that speaks of …

Street Photography

The 100 best drama movies of all time, according to critics

The list we compiled here from the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes includes the most critically acclaimed films featuring a "drama" tag. This resulted in a list that spans classic drama films, contemporary dramas, and dramadies of all sorts.<p>The list ranks movies by an adjusted critical score that …

Paramount Pictures

Les Monstres Among Us

There has been much talk lately, on both sides of the Atlantic, about how democracies die. In their recent book of that very title, the Harvard …

Foreign Policy

Netflix Has All Kinds of Romance Movies Right Now — Here Are the 25 Best

It seems like everyone is doing the "Netflix and chill" thing these days. But, if you're flying solo, the only place you need to look for love is on your couch snuggled up in your favorite sweatshirt, because love, actually is on Netflix. And, if you're coupled up, a great romantic comedy, some …

Relationships

William Faulkner diagnosed modern ills in As I Lay Dying

<i>In our series, Guide to the classics, experts explain key works of literature.</i><p>To hear William Faulkner tell it, to write As I Lay Dying he “took this …

Literature

My Great-Grandfather, the Nigerian Slave-Trader

My parents’ home, in Umujieze, Nigeria, stands on a hilly plot that has been in our family for more than a hundred years. Traditionally, the Igbo people bury their dead among the living, and the ideal resting place for a man and his wives is on the premises of their home. My grandfather Erasmus, …

Black History

Spain’s 7 Must-Visit Moorish Sites

The Moors arrived in Spain from North Africa and ruled parts of the Iberian Peninsula from 711 AD until the fall of Granada in 1492. Over 700 years …

European Travel

Authors steer boys from toxic masculinity with gentler heroes

Trump’s belligerent voice was getting all the attention. I felt I needed to counter his narrative and his voice Ed Vere, author<p>Children’s writer Ben Brooks is on a mission to redefine masculinity for young boys. “I want to help boys become better, happier men and open up a debate about what we …

Books

Barack Obama Just Shared His Summer Travel Plans — and the Books He's Reading Along the Way

“I've often drawn inspiration from Africa's extraordinary literary tradition. As I prepare for this trip, I wanted to share a list of books that I’d …

South Africa

There’s a Disturbing Reason Europe Has Stayed So Peaceful For So Long

There is an ominous passage in Tony Judt’s <i>Postwar</i> that’s stayed with me ever since I first read it. It starts on page 27 in my edition, and since …

Black Sea

Fifth Grade Student Finds A 1,000-Year-Old Mammoth Bone Pendant With A Message In Turkic Runes

Four mysterious words were carved into the runes on the ancient pendant that was discovered in the Russian Federation village of Yakutia.<p>An …

Archaeology

'A goldmine': mummies' secrets uncovered in Egypt

Deep below the sands of the Saqqara necropolis, archaeologists have uncovered a unique discovery they say reveals the secrets of the ancient Egyptian mummies.<p>A mummification workshop and adjoining burial shaft as well as five mummies, their bejewelled sarcophagi, figurines, and a gilded silver and …

Archaeology

6 Vital CrossFit Dumbbell Exercises You Need to Master

CrossFit dumbbell exercises are important for all athletes.<p>CrossFit Dumbbell Exercises<p>The 2017 CrossFit Open saw the return of dumbbells and …

Workouts

6 Powerful Refugee Reads

If there’s one reason you should pick up one of these new books about refugee experiences, it’s to remind yourself that there are many sides to a …

Brace For Impact — Here Are the Greatest 25 Action Movies on Netflix

After a long day, it can be nice to unwind with a long bath and some Trader Joe's wine. That being said, we are quickly becoming converts to the action genre since these movies instantly elevate our energy levels. From Marvel franchises to fantasy thrillers, Netflix is continually adding new movies …

Movies

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

Entertainment

Mark Z. Danielewski's script for a House Of Leaves TV pilot is just as bewildering and fascinating as the book

Mark Z. Danielewski’s <i>House Of Leaves</i> remains one of the most contentious literary debuts of its generation, either an elaborate metafictionial …

Books

100-Year-Old Color Photos Show a Rare Polychromatic Glimpse of World War I

Over the course of World War I, more than 1 million French soldiers were killed in the line of duty. From 1914 to 1918 as the war raged on, war photographers documented life on the front lines. And, for the first time, they captured color photographs that, when viewed today, bring the struggles of …

Photography

The Strange Prophecies in Norman Mailer’s “The Armies of the Night”

“On a day somewhat early in September, the year of the first March on the Pentagon, 1967, the phone rang one morning and Norman Mailer, operating on his own principle of war games and random play, picked it up.” So begins Norman Mailer’s “The Armies of the Night,” and, as I read it almost fifty …

Literature

Houthi Rebels In Yemen Have Technical Trucks Armed With Vulcan Cannons

The fearsome combination looks like something out a post-apocalyptic action flick, but gives the group very real mobile …

Middle East

Why Aren't You Watching These Netflix Hidden Gems Yet?

Remember the feeling of flipping through channels aimlessly, and not landing on anything interesting enough to stop scrolling? Two hundred channels, …

TV shows

Giant Shoulders

Pavel Ythjall<p>One of the best ways to develop your delts and get full 360-degree growth is to run a circuit routine, otherwise known as a giant set, …

reps