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11 Surprising Words You're Probably Mispronouncing

Take a look at these 11 examples. We bolded the emphasized syllable and included links for audio (click the word to listen).<p>While some words have multiple acceptable pronunciations, the audio links include the standard pronunciation.<p>The true pronunciations might surprise you.<p>(noun): a person in …

Learn authentic ethnic cuisine in an immigrant's kitchen

Every New Yorker knows that if you want really good Greek food, you go to Queens. So on a recent Sunday, I headed to a two-bedroom apartment in the Elmhurst neighborhood to learn the secrets of authentic Greek cooking.<p>Despina Economou was my instructor for the day. She's a member of the League of …

Why pierogies mean love for this Polish chef in Brooklyn

Katarzyna Ploszaj is the chef and co-owner of Petit Oven, a restaurant in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The restaurant serves French-American food, although Plosjaz was born and raised in Poland.<p>Polish food is still close to her heart: she grew up on her mother’s pierogies — little stuffed dumplings filled …

If you have ever failed, this show is for you

A new show called “Fail Better” at Science Gallery at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, celebrates epic failures. Its premise is that we can learn a lot from our mistakes.<p>The show’s curator, Michael John Gorman, says it was inspired by the role of failure in inventions like Thomas Edison’s …

Suzanne Massie taught President Ronald Reagan this important Russian phrase: 'Trust, but verify'

The year was 1984. It was the height of the Cold War and Russian historian Suzanne Massie will never forget the moment she got a call from the White House.<p>President Ronald Reagan had read her book, <i>Land of the Firebird: The Beauty of Old Russia,</i> and invited Massie to the Oval Office to brief him on …

Here's How You Can Vastly Increase The Number Of Shows And Movies You Can Get On Netflix

Say hello to Hola.<p>A free browser extension, Hola allows you to visit websites that are otherwise blocked in your country.<p>For Netflix subscribers, that includes the U.K. version of the site, along with a bunch of other versions, all of which have their own ever-evolving libraries of TV and</b> …

Weird ADVENTURE TIME and TWIN PEAKS Mashup Art

Neil Gaiman Updates Status Of HBO's AMERICAN GODS And Warner Bros.' SANDMAN

What's the status of the <i>Sandman</i> television show? Where do things currently stand at HBO regarding the adaptation of <i>American Gods</i>? Celebrated writer</i> …

Neil Gaiman On 'The Ocean At The End Of The Lane', One Of His Most Personal Books Yet (AUDIO)

Neil Gaiman has professed himself nervous about his latest book, <i>The Ocean at the End of the Lane.</i> It's a magical tale, filled with horror and imagination, with a seven-year-old narrator. His first adult novel since 2005, it began as a short story, and then developed following an inspiring run in …

Down to a Sunless Sea by Neil Gaiman

The Thames is a filthy beast: it winds through London like a snake, or a sea serpent. All the rivers flow into it, the Fleet and the Tyburn and the …

Neil Gaiman urges publishers to 'make mistakes' in uncertain new era

"Anyone who tells you they know what's coming, what things will be like in 10 years' time, is simply lying to you," according to the author Neil …

5 Key Lessons for Authors and Self-Publishers from Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman, one of the world’s most beloved authors, gave the keynote speech at last week’s Digital Minds Conference and although his audience was primarily made up of book industry executives, his talk was just as relevant to authors and self-publishers. If you haven’t seen it already, the full …

Neil Gaiman Turns His Grad Speech Into 'Good Art'

A year ago, writer Neil Gaiman told the graduating class at Philadelphia's University of the Arts that life is sometimes hard — that things will go wrong in love and business and friendship and health, and in all the other ways that life can go wrong. And that the best thing an artist can do at …

Etymology of “Wanderlust”

“Wanderlust arises as an emotional epidemic,” writes Daniel Garrison Brinton in his 1902 book <i>The Basis of Social Relation.</i> According to the Oxford …

World's Coolest Hotel Bathtubs (PHOTOS)

At the Mio Buenos Aires hotel, the bathtubs are works of art: Argentine Mario Dasso personally selects only the most beautiful pieces of calden wood (naturally felled by fire) and carves them into luxurious, oversize soaking tubs.<p>The coolest bathtubs give guests a sense of their own private in-room …

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H. P. Lovecraft and the Northern Gothic Tongue

By Roger Luckhurst<p>There is a very specific language of Gothic and horror literature that has its roots buried deep in the history of English: <i>doom</i> has …

A Futuristic House That Seems To Rise From The Earth

The Edgeland House sports a sci-fi design but uses Native American building methods.<p>Designed by architecture firm Bercy Chen for a science fiction writer and his family, the Edgeland House has everything the literary genre is made of: a gloomy industrial past, futuristic allusions riffing off …

5 Tips for the Perfect Summer Road Trip

Summer has practically become synonymous with road trips, both as a way to save money on airfare and to have some fun-filled adventures on the road. …

5 Delicious (and Healthy!) Iced Tea Combinations

Man of Steel "Reason" TV Spot Official - Henry Cavill, Amy Adams

Stunning Concept Trailer for the Sci-Fi Film KOYAKATSI