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Book Bugs: How Minor Irritants in an Author's Style Can Destroy a Story

About ten years ago I read a book by a famous author. I shan’t name him here, since I don’t want to seem like I’m hating on anyone, but smart readers …

Books

Literary Style and the Lessons of Memoir

In his book “Memoir: An Introduction,” from 2011, the scholar G. Thomas Couser argues that we go to the genre not so much for detail or style as for “wisdom and self-knowledge,” for what the main character, who is always the author, has learned. Sometimes, though, the style is the lesson. Earlier …

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

It's become harder on the movie front, as Netflix boosts its TV side, but you can put a good dent in some classic films if you have the right guide.<p>That's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the latest titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we've put together the 100 …

This Tutorial Shows You How to Fake Tilt Shift Videos

You’ve probably seen those fun time lapse videos that make subjects look miniature, like toys or models surrounded by a realistic looking …

Tilt-shift

The Hollywood List Everyone Wants to Be On

Franklin Leonard’s anonymous survey has launched careers, recognized four of the past eight Best Picture winners, and pushed movie studios to think beyond sequels and action flicks.<p>In the age of the gargantuan blockbuster, it wasn’t immediately clear that the story of a suicidal mathematician in …

Canadian couple quit work to travel the world eight years ago and haven't stopped since

In 2008 Nick Wharton and Dariece Swift saved $40,000 in one year so they could quit their jobs and travel the world. The couple have been travelling the world ever since.<p>After returning from a vacation in Mexico, the couple sold all their possessions including their condominium and their car to be …

The digital nomad's guide to flying cheap every single time

Every time I board a plane, I’m probably the one who paid the least for his ticket. Not because of luck, but thanks to careful planning and booking.<p>Last year, I flew from Amsterdam to Tokyo and back for only $370.<p>Shocked? Jealous? Don’t be — I’m going to show you exactly how to do it, too.<p>Airfare …

How to Get the Most out of Visiting World-Famous Sites

If you’re visiting Florence, Italy, you’ve got to see the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. But why? Because that’s what one does in Florence? Because you feel compelled to post a selfie in front of Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus”?<p>Those are obviously terrible reasons. We shouldn’t go to places because …

Inventions

My Struggle with American Small Talk

<i>For the week of July 4th, we asked writers to describe a person, object, or experience that they think captures a distinctly American spirit.</i><p>“How’s it going?” I ask the barista. “How’s your day been?”<p>“Ah, not too busy. What are you up to?”<p>“Not much. Just reading.”<p>This, I have learned, is one of the …

Ridley Scott’s Original ‘Alien’ Storyboards And Notes Are Really Cool

If you’re a fan of science fiction, you are also a fan of Ridley Scott’s <i>Alien</i> franchise. You just are. There’s no way around it. The series is now heading towards sequel number five and has even crossed into other mediums, proving the longevity and versatility of the film’s universe. But …

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

Let there be light: Handwritten draft of King James Bible reveals the secrets of its creation

Every great work of literature is a product of meticulous editing and revision. The King James is no exception<p>The King James Bible may well be the greatest work of literature ever written by committee—and now we know a bit more about the collaboration that produced it.<p>Jeffrey Allen Miller, an …

Ladybird books introduce Peter and Jane to hipsters and hangovers

Once famous for its earnest, wholesome books that introduced British children to topics such as space travel, nuclear power and the gunpowder plot, the publisher Ladybird is launching a series of guides to help cynical adults make sense of modern life, from hipsters to hangovers.<p>Embracing the trend …

Books

What I've Learned: Garry Wills

The 81-year-old legendary Esquire writer on then and now.<p><b>The interesting thing</b> about "Martin Luther King Is <i>Still on the Case!</i>" is I didn't even ask [editor] Harold Hayes if he wanted me to write it.<p>I was soaking in the bathtub, reading, when my wife came in. She said, "They've killed Dr. King." And …

Civil Rights

Books for Young Readers in The New Yorker

“The best children’s stories, whether they take the form of books, television shows, movies, or something else, are also loved by adults,” Ian Bogost writes, this week, in a piece for this Web site about the author Sandra Boynton. This is certainly true about Boynton’s books: many of us remember …

Every Solar System Image You’ve Ever Seen is Wrong. Till Now.

So which one are we (we human beings, I mean)?<p>Infinitesimal<p>String scale<p>Nanoscale<p>Subatomic scale<p>Atomic<p>Molecular<p>Mitochondrial<p>Cellular<p>Microscopic<p>Minuscule<p>Tiny<p>Lilliputian<p>Small<p>Medium<p>Bulky<p>Large<p>Immense<p>Massive<p>Giant<p>Mammoth<p>Colossal<p>Leviathan<p>Vast<p>Galactic<p>Cosmic<p>Universal<p>Well, it depends on who’s asking. To a …

Astronomy

Cult Recognition: 10 Must-See Cult Movie Adaptations

When you hear the phrase "cult film," what comes to mind? If you Google the phrase, the movies you likely thought of are the first to show up: "The …

Blade Runner

How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

Mindfulness

Live Well: Run a few minutes a day to live longer but fist bump your friends to avoid germs

Live Well: Every week, The Telegraph rounds up the best of this week's scientific studies and developments which will help you live a happier, healthier, longer life<p>In the next installment of our Live Well series – a summary of health news and advice published in the paper and online – this week we …

Holistic Medicine