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The 50 most commonly assigned works of literature at top US colleges

US students are starting their summer vacation, which means a brief respite from stacks of required reading. For college kids, that’s three months without any Sophocles, Milton, or Woolf.<p>The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) is an online database with 1 million university curricula collected by scraping …

Literature

Faculty 2017 Winter Reading List | Stanford Law School

<b>Michelle Wilde Anderson, Professor of Law, recommends Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process by John McPhee and Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in</b> …

Can You Map Out Literary Genius?

The New York Times graphics department gives it a try by analyzing the word choices of Jane Austen—one of literatures most enduring authors.<p>It’s been over 200 years since the publication of Jane Austen’s first novel, <i>Sense and Sensibility,</i> in 1811, yet her work lives on in popular imagination—in …

A fateful literary meeting: Raymond Carver and Haruki Murakami

The two writers met in person only once, but it provided a lifetime of inspiration; most recently shown in Murakami’s new collection “Men Without …

Haruki Murakami

Fill up your ebook reader with beautifully formatted free classics

I’ve long been meaning to get around to finally reading some classic must-read books by the likes of Jules Verne, HG Wells and Anton Chekov, and I’m glad that I’ve finally run out of excuses.<p>You’ve probably heard of Project Gutenberg, an incredible initiative that’s turned over 54,000 books whose …

'I had an intimate knowledge of Hitler's drug habit that no one else possessed'

Norman Ohler recalls his excitement on discovering records of Nazi Germany’s deep involvement in drugs – and the hornets’ nest his book Blitzed stirred up<p>Mutating from a novelist into a historian is a surprising and by no means natural process. In the beginning, I did not even question whether I …

World History

Essential reading: nine experts on the books that inspired them

From film to philosophy, from music to history and economics, masters of their crafts pick the five books they could not live without<p>Philosophy: Alain de Botton<br>‘Seneca should be the author of the hour’<p>Author Alain de Botton is known for applying philosophical concepts to everyday life; his books …

Literature

The Sailor’s Grind Is the Best Workout You’ve Never Tried

Next July, Bermuda’s Great Sound will host the 35th America’s Cup, one of the oldest and most-watched sailing races in the world. Six teams will …

Workouts

Facebook, Trump and Netanyahu: Author Etgar Keret explains why the world is under threat

Some see acclaimed Israeli author Etgar Keret as a traitor due to his criticism of the government. He told DW why Berlin is so tolerant and why he'd …

Stuck Inside? Enjoy the Great Outdoors with These Podcasts

The podcast world, to make a sweeping generalization, is run by a bunch of nerds. To clarify: these are awesome nerds, the kind we aspire to be, who …

The 30 best albums of 2015

It’s been real, 2015. This year has given us instant rap classics, expertly crafted bubblegum pop, the return of an R&B music icon and surprise …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Review<p>A deep dive on <i>Avengers</i> for those who've seen the movie.<p>By The Editors of GQ4 days agoView More<p>Restaurants<p>Yes, Bill Murray is one of them.<p>By …

Bill Murray

The David Foster Wallace Reader by David Foster Wallace, review: 'a heady reminder'

David Foster Wallace was a virtuosic novelist whose untimely death turned him into an icon. Duncan White examines the life and myth of a hipster saint<p>Since he killed himself in September 2008, David Foster Wallace has been busy. With a posthumous production line to rival Tupac Shakur and Franz …

Literature

How To Finally Stop Procrastinating — For Good

<b>Stop Waiting Until Tomorrow</b><br>We've all been there. Sometimes you find your to-do list so full of endless tasks that you can't will yourself to …

Procrastination

The Backlash Against Serial—and Why It's Wrong

A defense of the podcast, its producer, and the This American Life approach to narrative journalism<p>Since its October debut, <i>This American Life</i> producer Sarah Koenig's <i>Serial</i> has quickly become one of the most popular and critically acclaimed podcasts ever produced. Its episodes are a serialized …

Why You Don't Have To Be An Addict To Benefit From Recovery

"Addiction" has easily become one of the most stigmatized words in the English language. It invokes a sense of severity. It signifies a medical diagnosis. It indicates that a person needs an intervention -- and soon -- before being lost entirely. But you don't need to be an addict to benefit from …

How To Think Like a Writer

Are you a "within the lines" kind of thinker? Are you afraid to let your thoughts wander outside the perimeter?<p>Imagine what life could be like if your thoughts had no boundaries -- if you could transform a dull moment into an adventurous romp in your head -- and think like a writer, like I do.<p>While …

"As creative writing education continues to expand from a narrow field pursued by a devoted few to a profitable industry employing thousands, perhaps we should pause a moment to reflect on precisely what is being sold." http://www.themillions.com/2014/11/magical-thinking-talent-and-the-cult-of-craft.html

It’s time to embrace Denis Johnson’s beautiful corruption

Critics pine for the perfect short stories of the author’s early years, but his gothic, crime and spy novels rule<p>Critics have never entirely gotten over "Jesus' Son," Denis Johnson's spare yet hallucinatory 1992 short story collection about a series of addicts and drifters (who might or might not …

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Quit Porn For Good | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: You can get the entire porn series in a book. Buy now.</i><p>It’s been interesting to watch this series unfold this week. Though I knew it …

The Pitfalls of Consuming Pornography | The Art of Manliness

<i>Note: You can find this entire series in a convenient eBook for just $3.99. Available in our store or on Amazon.</i><p>In recent years, more and more young …

Commas? Dashes? How To Bring Run-On Sentences To A Stop

<i>By Writer's Relief staff:</i><p>Every writer has a story to tell. But if you want your writing to be published and read by an appreciative audience, it’s important that you say it -- and write it -- well. Good writing skills begin with the very bones of your work: the sentence structure.<p>Some of you may …