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Trump Is a Chinese Agent

The big story everyone is chasing is whether President Trump is a Russian stooge. Wrong. That’s all a smoke screen. Trump is actually a Chinese agent. He is clearly out to make China great again. Just look at the facts.<p>Trump took office promising to fix our trade imbalance with China, and what’s …

Free Trade

Trump presidency 'opens door' to planet-hacking geoengineer experiments

As geoengineer advocates enter Trump administration, plans advance to spray sun-reflecting chemicals into atmosphere<p>Read David Keith and Gernot Wagner’s response to this story<p>Harvard engineers who launched the world’s biggest solar geoengineering research program may get a dangerous boost from …

Donald Trump

Dutch Concept for Circular Airport Runways

A space-saving design where planes could always land in a headwind<p>The Aero-Loop was designer Thor Yi Chun's proposal for an airport with banked, …

Aviation

Donald Trump's disregard for words – and truth – is finally catching up with him

His surreal wiretapping allegations against Obama and the GCHQ – as well as his comments on ‘banning Muslims’ – cost him politically this week<p>The bizarre allegations did not come courtesy of Vladimir Putin. Their source was not a mayhem-spreading autocrat eager to drive a wedge between firm …

Donald Trump

Happy 50th Birthday, Church of Satan!

Satanism is basically atheism but with a cheeky bit of devil worship. We asked a Satanic Reverend to explain why it's more than just teenage angst.<p>Ashley S. Palmer is 31 and lives with his wife in Thanet, Kent. With a waxed moustache and lustrous beard, he looks indistinguishable from a hundred …

Religion

The Satanic Temple Wants to Save Kids from Abusive Teachers

The Temple plans to erect billboards in areas that still allow corporal punishment in public schools and notify school boards of children's civil rights.<p>Given the right context, and everyone's permission, spanking can be a lot of fun. But that's probably not true for public school students in the …

Religion

Board Games Longer Than 3 Hours That Are Worth Playing - Down to Game

There’s a lot of board games in the world, and only a limited amount of time to try to play them. It is often a bit of a feat of scheduling to …

Beyond Sex Ed: How To Talk To Teens About Love

Love — or infatuation, at least — is part of school, whether we want it to be or not. It's often school that gives us our first crush, our first dance-induced cold sweat, and that first bitter taste of heartbreak.<p>And so, on this Valentine's Day we ask: Should educators and parents be talking about …

Relationships

Year's Best Crime Novels: 2016, by Bill Ott

<b>The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2016.</b><p>Ott, Bill (author).<p>FEATURE. First published May 1, 2016 (<i>Booklist</i>).<p>Comic caper novels, psychological thrillers, …

Books

All The New Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books You Absolutely Must Read This Spring

The weeks between September and mid-November are a bountiful time for book releases, with new works from Alan Moore, Connie Willis, Christopher …

Science Fiction

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The Origins of the Universe Get Remixed in this Short Animation

Digital artist Philat Matveev shows us his version of the book of Genesis.<p>Genesis. from Philat Matveev on Vimeo.<p>Digital artist Philat Matveev reflects on the world’s origins through an animated short film that acts as a visual interpretation of the first 50 chapters of the Bible to recount the …

Animation

A brief survey of the short story: David Foster Wallace

For all its elaborate formal tricks, Wallace’s work is marked by a deep desire for authentic connection, to his subjects and to his readers<p>David Foster Wallace was a maximalist. His masterpiece, Infinite Jest, is a 1,000-page, polyphonic epic about addiction and obsession in millennial America. His …

Literature

Hermann Hesse on the Three Types of Readers and Why the Most Transcendent Form of Reading Is Non-reading

“At the hour when our imagination and our ability to associate are at their height, we really no longer read what is printed on the paper but swim in a stream of impulses and inspirations that reach us from what we are reading.”<p>Categories are how we navigate the world, for better or for worse — …

Books

The best books for summer 2016

From Essex serpents to chimpanzees, political satire to the best new thrillers … leading writers reveal which books they will be taking to the beach<p>Julian Barnes<p>I recently reread <b>Anita Brookner</b>’s first novel <i>A Start in Life</i>(Penguin), and it left me thinking that maybe all novelists should be …

Books

Alice Munro, master of the short story, turns 85

The acclaimed Canadian author of "Dear Life" turns 85 on July 10. Alice Munro was the first to win the Nobel Prize as a pure short story writer - and …

Literature

7 Standalone Novels for Fantasy Lovers

<i>While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several</i> …

David Mitchell: Advice to a Young Writer

David Mitchell’s new novel <i>Slade House</i>, was just published by Random House. Mitchell’s previous books include <i>Cloud Atlas</i>, <i>Bone Clocks</i>, and <i>The Thousand</i> …

Writing

Why I love feminist author Maggie Stiefvater

Kiersten White wants to lick the brain of author who doesn’t apologise for her existence or her success, but owns it<p>My introduction to the wonder that is Maggie Stiefvater was… rough. She invited me to a writing retreat, but accidentally gave me the wrong dates. I arrived two days early, to a …

Books

Crossing The Line: An Interview With Fantasy Romance Author Jeffe Kennedy

Readers who love romance and fantasy have a good chance of loving the novels of Jeffe Kennedy, who freely crosses genre lines in her epic fantasy romance series, <i>The Twelve Kingdoms</i> and <i>The Uncharted Realms</i>. These trilogies take place in the same world, a rich fantasy realm of shape-shifting, magic, …

Books

The true magic of the Lord of the Rings books.

<i>This piece was originally published in New America’s digital magazine,</i> <i>the</i> New America Weekly<i>. It is the first entry in Summer Reading, a series about</i> …

Literature

The First Rule of Write Club Is…

Some years ago, <i>The Guardian</i> in England ran what amounted to a Top Ten of Top Ten Tips About Writing. They brought together many different writers’ …

Speaking in fantastical tongue with creator of Dothraki

I'm a man with few regrets. Yet one haunts me still:<p>My wife's stubborn refusal to speak to me in Dothraki, the language of the warrior horse nomads in leather pants in HBO's "Game of Thrones."<p>No matter how I ask — and it's always with a smile — she just won't address me as "Khal Kasso," a title …

TV Series

Paul D'Agostino's Art as Linguistic Education

Artist Paul D'Agostino invented a 'Chromatic Alphabet,' a painted visual language of simple shapes and colors. Its' aesthetic appeal is analogous to the paired down geometry of Robert Mangold, Frank Stella, and Leo Valledor. Yet his alphabet is more than a series of aesthetically pleasing …

Language

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Irish is a necessary language

The plight of native speakers may pale in comparison to others but does not make it any more trivial<p>Most Read

Cree language gets 21st-century reboot from First Nation Canadians

New crowdsourced book 100 Days of Cree features translations of everything from pizzas and saunas to Johnny Cash songs<p>With entries ranging from <i>pwâkamo-pahkwêsikan</i>, the Cree word for pizza – “the throw-up bread” in literal English – to <i>môniyâw-matotisân</i>, a sauna or a “white-man sweat”, a …

Language