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Ralph Stanley, Bluegrass Legend, Dead At 89

His music saw a resurgence in popularity thanks to the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"<p>(Reuters) - U.S. bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley, who with his brother Carter helped popularize the Appalachian music and gained late career fame through the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," died on …

The British Library puts treasure trove of 20th century literature online for your browsing pleasure

If you want to read Virginia Woolf's <i>Mrs. Dalloway</i> or George Orwell's <i>Animal Farm</i>, you can head down to your local public library. If you want to read …

Here’s Everything Bran Saw In His Visions During The Latest ‘Game Of Thrones’

It was somewhat of a quiet week for <i>Game of Thrones</i> — no great houses of Westeros overthrown, not one living person murdered. The second half of season six started in similar fashion to the first, setting the stage for episodes six through ten, which — based on their names — promise to be …

TV Series

Alice in Wonderland’s hidden messages

Is Lewis Carroll’s tale really about sex, drugs, and colonialism? Some say yes. Others argue it’s about eating disorders or the Wars of the Roses. Hephzibah Anderson takes a look.<p>To fully experience what it means to vanish down a rabbit hole, just ask the internet about hidden messages in the book …

Literature

Warren Buffett and 26 Other Successful Leaders Share Their Best Piece of Advice for New Graduates

'Follow your passion' won't always cut it.<p>If clichés like "follow your passion," "give 110%," and "be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you, we've got some fresh takes on how to get a head start on your career.<p>From "don't work too hard" to "relax," here's some of the best--and oftentimes …

Self-improvement

Bob Dylan Is the Greatest American Singer of All Time

As the legend turns 75, it's time to reexamine his vocal talents alongside his songwriting.<p>As the familiar opening notes of the standard "When You're Young At Heart" on Bob Dylan's new album <i>Fallen Angels</i> ring out, the anticipation mounts. You know the song. You've heard it a thousand times before, …

26 Movies To Be Excited About At The Cannes Film Festival

Cinema's glitziest showcase kicks off this week with a slew of new movies from some of the greatest directors in the world. Here's a guide to what to keep an eye out for.<p><i>Here's a look at more than two dozen films from this year's fest and its side programs that you'll want to look out for.</i>

How the First Gravitational Waves Were Found

After decades of speculation and searching, a signal came through. It promises to change our understanding of the universe.<p><i>Note: On October 3, 2017, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that the Nobel Prize in Physics would be awarded to Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish, three</i> …

Inside Merle Haggard’s Final Years

One evening around sunset, Merle Haggard was leaning against his silver tour bus, the Santa Fe Super Chief, before a show at the Crazy Horse Saloon …

Why Black Voters Don’t Feel the Bern

Sanders’ debate stumble on race issues and Hillary’s sure-footed answer help explain why she’s getting most of the African-American vote.<p>When it came to most issues at the Democratic debate in Flint Sunday night, Bernie Sanders was his usual crusty, confident self. But when CNN’s Don Lemon asked a …

Is Donald Trump Like Ronald Reagan?

Nancy Reagan was a fierce defender of her husband's legacy. What would she make of the Trump-Reagan comparisons?<p>It’s tempting to observe historical similarities between Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan. Great public performers, each demonstrated ideological flexibility in his public career and an …

Review: Baron Cohen's 'Brothers Grimsby' is truly shameless

Be suspect of movies that are infamous before they even hit theaters.The "they did WHAT" anticipatory glee is generally bound to be a letdown — …

Historical Fiction Gets No Respect -- Here's Why It Should

Katy Simpson Smith, author of the new novel 'Free Men,' on the joys and frustrations of exploring the past.<p>When Hilary Mantel's <i>Wolf Hall</i> and other novels about Thomas Cromwell became surprise international bestsellers several years back, it wasn't their length or literary aspirations that made the …

With Cruz Up, Rubio Down, Where Does That Leave Donald Trump?

<i>Get live updates about voting in the March 15 contests.</i><p>There was a big shift in the Republican race over the last few days: Ted Cruz surged, almost entirely at Marco Rubio’s expense.<p>The Cruz surge was the clearest sign yet that Donald Trump might indeed be at a disadvantage in a one-on-one race. …

GOP at war with itself

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> This means war.<p>The unprecedented spectacle on Thursday of the last Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, blasting his likely successor, Donald Trump, as a "phony" and immoral "fraud" represented more than just an extraordinary moment in a surreal political year.<p>It may be …

War

My Lunch With ‘The Spider’ Who Nearly Wrecked the CIA

Long before Game of Thrones dubbed its spymaster The Spider, James Jesus Angleton earned that name. His internal witch hunts still leave us …

Oscars 2016: Who will win, should win and should have been nominated

Washington Post movie critics Ann Hornaday, Michael O’Sullivan and Stephanie Merry picked the movies they think will win, should win and should have been nominated in the major categories:<p><b>BEST PICTURE</b><p><b>Nominees</b><p>“The Big Short”<p>“Bridge of Spies”<p>“Brooklyn”<p>“Mad Max: Fury Road”<p>“The Martian”<p>“The …

Fall of the House of Bush: How last name and Donald Trump doomed Jeb

For Jeb Bush’s campaign, August was a cruel month. Donald Trump’s attacks on the former Florida governor as a ­“low-energy” politician were beginning to stick, and the two were bickering over immigration. The issue before the Bush team was what to do about it.<p>Some advisers argued for an aggressive …

Government

Clinton’s claim that Bush wanted to ‘give the Social Security trust fund to Wall Street’

<i>“After Bush got reelected in 2004, the first thing he said was, let’s go privatize Social Security. … And you know what, their whole plan was, their plan was to give the Social Security trust fund to Wall Street. Imagine that.”</i><p><b>— Hillary Clinton, remarks during an MSNBC/Telemundo Democratic town</b> …

The fight over Justice Scalia’s replacement has already started. Here’s how it will play out.

Supreme Court Justice Scalia, who has just died unexpectedly, was a highly influential figure in American jurisprudence and legal thought. There will be much written about his legacy over the next few days. Yet even in the first few hours after the announcement of his passing, politicians are …

Lana Del Rey and Father John Misty Take Acid and Then Get All Zayn and Gigi in the Video for "Freak"

11 minutes of strained-eye sepia haziness, slow-mo shots of blissed-out transcendence, underwater angels, and loads of good looking people.<p>Lana Del Ray pinky-promised that she’d rope in Father John Misty for a music video and made good on her word last night with the video for "Freak". Taken from …