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A Traveler’s Guide to Washington, D.C.’s Top-Secret Spots

Where to find little-known art collections, underground tunnels and other hidden haunts of the city’s elite<p>WASHINGTON, D.C., IS a city of secrets. The nation’s capital specializes in subterfuge and stealth, from the mysterious reason why the CIA Museum only admits CIA employees (and their vetted …

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Regardless of what you think about GMOs, they have clear benefits to American farmers

The article concludes that GMO seeds are no better at either than any other form of breeding. As you can imagine, a page one story in the nation's biggest newspaper with such a strong assertion has opened another front in the GMO wars — and as someone who has been reporting from the frontlines of …

8 of the Most Historically Inaccurate Historical Movies

Most period pieces take some liberties with history. You have the small accidental mistakes, like the wrong kind of shoes, an anachronistic turn of …

One of J.R.R. Tolkien’s oldest stories is being published as a standalone novel

Long before he wrote <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, J.R.R. Tolkien served in the British Army during the First World War. Upon his return to England he resumed writing, laying down the foundations of what would become Middle-Earth — an epic story that includes <i>The Hobbit</i>, <i>The Lord of the Rings,</i> and <i>The</i> …

Social Media Happiness Is Not Happiness

I do not like to check in on Facebook now. But once I was an addict. Who doesn't like to flaunt after all?<p>It is a cool world of airport check …

Barbershop Cuts Prices For Kids Who Read Aloud During Appointment

Kids are bookin' it to this shop, which houses only titles with black role models.<p>A barbershop in Michigan is getting a lot of buzz.<p>The Fuller Cut barbershop in Ypsilanti, Michigan gives $2 discounts to kids who read books aloud to their barbers while they’re getting their hair done.<p>And a lot of …

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7 Books to Read This October

In love with Shakespeare, what chefs ink, what writers think, and more...<p><b>This article originally appeared in the October 2016 issue of ELLE.</b><p>The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky<p>If you want to fall in love with a book almost at first sight (i.e., paragraph four)—"I had opted to leave [Haverford] before the …

Lines Crossed: 5 Books on Memorable Olympic Scandals

Last month, it was revealed that Russian athletes had participated in a state-sponsored doping program during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. As a result, the track and field team was banned from competing in the current Rio Summer Olympics, and many officials called for Russia to be excluded from …