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How to access free and legal copies of English and American classic literature online

Add up all the textbooks and calculators that students need to buy and September can be rough for American parents and their children. While schools require purchases of the latest textbook editions each year, parents can acquire some books that never go out of date—and cost nearly nothing.<p>Many of …

Literature

Nick Haddow's cauliflower cheese, macaroni cheese and cheese biscuits recipes

Tasmanian cheesemaker Nick Haddow started Bruny Island Cheese in 2003, making his own product the old-fashioned way and then selling it (“illegally”) from an antique display fridge in his living room.<p>For his new recipe collection, Milk. Made, Haddow interviewed many of the world’s top cheesemakers …

Living Rooms

Top 10 books about Weimar and Nazi Berlin

My novel The Butchers of Berlin is ostensibly a thriller set in that city during wartime. It begins with the discovery of flayed corpses as the last of the city’s Jews are rounded up for deportation at the beginning of 1943. There was austerity, the mobilisation of the civilian reserve, shopkeepers …

Germany

What are the best podcasts right now? Here’s our 2017 guide.

Recode’s Kara Swisher, The Verge’s Lauren Goode and 60db’s Liz Gannes share their picks — and then our listeners weigh in.<p>On the latest episode of <b>Too Embarrassed to Ask</b>, Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode reprised one of our most popular episodes from last year, a guide to the best podcasts you should …

So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann<p>“Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody,” said Rainer Maria Rilke in <i>Letters to a Young Poet</i> …

Literature

Vegetarian Comfort Food Recipes

I like to think that the vegetarian comfort food I make is a direct mashup of my midwestern upbringing and my current California state of mind. They …

Cooking

Hot Cinnamon Coffee Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Want more from Genius Kitchen?<p>Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.<p>“Perfect for a wintery morning, this …

Instagram chef Miguel Barclay creates 28 gourmet dinners for £1 each

Feed a family dinner for a WEEK for just £28! Instagram chef creates 28 gourmet meals for £1 each (and promises there won't be any leftovers in sight)<p>…

Cooking

Edna O'Brien: how James Joyce’s Anna Livia Plurabelle shook the literary world

In his 50s, as his genius escalated and transmogrified, James Joyce admitted that he was at the end of English, saying he could no longer use ordinary words with daytime association, as this was a book of the night, “bauchspeech from his innkempt house”. The Work in Progress, as it was called, …

Literature

Best legal add-ons for Kodi

<b>Update June 2017:</b> Added info on the Plex add-on for Kodi.<p>Kodi is one of the easiest ways to cut the cord and say adios to your monthly cable bill. …

This Is the Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipe on Pinterest

It's been saved almost 600,000 times.<p>When you think of slow cooker recipes you probably imagine pulled pork, stews and other kinds of soup, right? Turns out the most popular one on Pinterest right now isn't any of those things. In fact, it's something much closer to a dish you'd order at Chipotle — …

'I fell out of bed laughing': writers on their favourite funny book

Nina Stibbe, David Nicholls, Bridget Christie and others reveal the books that made them laugh the most<p>Jonathan Coe: Will satire save us in the age of Trump?<p><b>At Freddie’s</b> <b>by</b> <b>Penelope Fitzgerald</b><p><b>Chosen by David Nicholls</b><p>So many of my early reading memories involve hysterical laughter. There was Adrian …

Books

The 50 best podcasts of 2016

From Making Oprah to Trumpcast and My Dad Wrote a Porno, here are the most brilliant, essential listens of the year<p><b>Storytelling</b><p>Mortified<p>People read highlights from their childhood diaries in front of a crowd of strangers. Wonderfully cringeworthy.<b><br>Episode of the year:</b> The Summer Camp Spectacular, …

Broad City

Unlock the Full Potential of Your Amazon Fire Tablet

Frontpage Deal<p>Amazon<p>Coleman Oversized Quad Chair w/ Cooler (Black) <b>$16.50</b><p>$16.50<p>219 73<p>Frontpage Deal<p>Amazon<p>Sabrent 2-Slot USB 3.0 Flash Memory Card …

Miranda Sawyer: best radio of 2016

Audio is still growing, new shows popping up all over the year. Podcasts are springing up like weeds, the comedian’s medium now the favourite of corporates with something to say, from magazines (<i>Elle</i>, <i>Glamour</i>) to businesses (National Trust, Disney). Independent stations such as the trailblazing …

National Trust

Best books of 2016 – part one

From Zadie Smith’s Swing Time to horror in the Highlands and a brief history of tomorrow ... writers choose their best reads of 2016<p>Part two: Rose Tremain, David Nicholls and others share their favourites Nominate your books of the year<p>Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie<p>Birth of a Dream Weaver; The Face; The …

Books

Victoria Granof’s Pasta con Ceci Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> It’s astonishing how much comfort you can derive—fast—out of basic ingredients you’ve used a thousand times. Here are the keys: First, you need to use all of the olive oil—it gives the soup substance and body, carries the other flavors, and makes up for the fact that you’re making an …

Italian Food

Shakshuka cooks up hot and spicy, a comforting winter companion

Cast iron is tough stuff. It's heavy, hearty and happy to take the heat.<p>But once cast iron has seared the steak, sweated the onion or swirled the sauce, it casts off the role of stove-top hero. After hours, it's all diva. The buff and blackened skillet takes one look at the dishwasher and goes …

How to Get Google Play on a Kindle Fire and Install Any Android App You Want

Kindle Fire tablets are some of the best, cheapest Android tablets around, but they’re limited to Amazon’s app store, which is more than lacking …

Cheap and healthy

Start the day right with this healthy baked banana porridge containing walnuts, banana and cinnamon. It's a filling breakfast that will keep you …

How to travel the world with no money – by people who have done it

Three adventurers share their advice on cash-free journeys around the globe, and reveal the highs and lows of the challenge<p><b>Laura Bingham: 7,000km cycle across South America, July 2016</b><p><b>What was the high point of your trip?</b><br>When my sister joined me for a short while in Argentina. We’d been there for …

Personal Organizing

The Best Parmesan Chicken Bake Recipe

"This chicken Parmesan is done casserole style (so, no breading or frying!), but still offers up that irresistible combination of tender chicken, …

22 Recipes to Make with Your New Instant Pot

Congratulations! Santa was good to you and now you've got a brand-new Instant Pot to fool around with in the new year. So now you're probably …

Cooking

Resolution Recipes: 16 Wholesome Dishes for 2017

If you vowed to eat healthier in 2017, you're in luck. All of these wholesome recipes are easy to prepare, satisfying <i>and</i> delicious. Happy New Year!<p><b>1. Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Walnuts, Parmesan & Lemon-Mustard Dressing</b><p>Made with crisp power greens, toasted walnuts, chunks of Parmesan, and a …

Meatless Monday: Veganuary is the New January

Make 2017 your best year ever. All you have to do is to make January Veganuary. Pledge to go veg.<p>Although veganism has shot up 360% in the UK over the past decade, Veganuary founders Matthew Glover and Jane Land didn't quite know how to go about it. "I'd never met another vegan so I had no one to …

18 Easy, Healthy Meals Anyone Can Make In 2018

Step away from the detox diet.

Healthy Eating

Andrew Clements' top 10 classical CDs of 2016

From the San Francisco SO taking Debussy to new heights to the BBC Philharmonic revitalising Aaron Copland, there were some towering performances laid down for posterity this year<p>More on the best culture of 2016 More on the best music of 2016<p><b>1 Liszt: Transcendental Studies; Paganini Studies, etc /</b> …

Piano

From date night to cold showers: 20 habits that changed readers' lives

Small changes can sometimes make the biggest difference. Here our readers suggest the hobbies or routines that might make 2017 that bit brighter<p>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” If it’s good enough for Aristotle, it’s good enough for us. So what rituals …

High Blood Pressure

The best films of 2016 | Sight & Sound

Individual contributions<p>Sight & Sound editors’ votes and comments<p>Nick James<p><i>Editor</i><p>Toni Erdmann <i>Maren Ade</i><p>Elle <i>Paul Verhoeven</i><p>Fire at Sea <i>Gianfranco …