Ellissa Popoff

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The 5 Best British Shows to Watch If You Love The Crown

<i>The Crown</i> is back for its second season on Friday, December 8, and we can’t wait. The upcoming season promises even more ups and downs for young Queen Elizabeth (Claire Foy) and Prince Philip (Matt Smith) after World War II, as mid-century social tensions in the “post-Churchill era” lead into …

Call the Midwife

Thirteen Books That Informed and Delighted Smithsonian Scholars This Year

Books, long the wellspring of knowledge and inspiration, play a formative role at the Smithsonian Institution. The organization's thought leaders—a …

The Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2017

Political news dominated not only headlines in 2017, but the biggest, splashiest book titles of the year as well, from Ta-Nehisi Coates reflecting on …

24 books Wall Streeters think everyone should read

Financial-services professionals are known to have demanding work schedules, but that doesn't mean they aren't setting aside time to crack open a few books.<p>We recently reached out to our contacts on Wall Street to find out what folks would recommend as must-reads just ahead of the holiday …

The Top 10 Novels of 2017

Fiction publishers complained that 2017 was a difficult year to get attention in a fast-moving media climate that was intensely political. But some …

100 Must-Read Medieval Historical Fiction Novels

So, my favorite thing to read is probably medieval historical fiction. Well, maybe it is Star Trek. Historical fiction that is somehow also Star Trek …

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30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

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The 15 Best Fiction Books Of May 2017

You smell that fresh spring air? Feel the sun on your face? That means it's almost summer, and it's time to prepare for the best fiction of May 2017, …

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15 books we can’t wait to read in May

It’s almost a new month, which means it’s time to talk about new book releases! We love nothing more than curling up with a new novel, and May’s …

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4 history books that changed my view of the world in 2016

One of the surprising pleasures of approaching middle age is the way that the habits I started to cultivate as a young fogey are becoming more …

Great History Books of 2016

Books about books, class, politics, presidents and consumerism.<p>Last year I inaugurated my list of some of the best history books of the year. With the end of the year upon us, it’s time for a second go-round. Regular readers know that I love history, and that I worry we pay far too little attention …

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In Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance, John M. Riddle showed, through extraordinary scholarly sleuthing, that women from ancient Egyptian times to the fifteenth century had relied on an extensive pharmacopoeia of herbal abortifacients and contraceptives to regulate fertility. In Eve's Herbs, Riddle explores a new question: If women once had access to effective means of birth control, why was this knowledge lost to them in modern times?

“<b>John Riddle</b> has established his reputation as a leading expert on ancient Greek pharmacology. In an earlier study, Contraception and Abortion from …

Before debates, Clinton aims to keep Trump expectations high

WASHINGTON (AP) — By virtue of her long political resume, Hillary Clinton will enter her highly anticipated fall debates with Donald Trump facing the same kind of heightened expectations that often saddle an incumbent president. Trump, as the political newcomer, will be more of a wild card with a …

11 Books Recommended by George R. R. Martin

Fans of George R. R. Martin and the award-winning HBO series <i>Game of Thrones</i> know there’s nothing like getting lost in a story that incorporates …

The Best Psychology Books You Should Read

Every few years I update my list of favorite psychology books and it’s that time again. It turns out that this is my most popular blog post. There …

Sieges used throughout history by warring armies

Sieges have been used throughout the centuries by warring armies to force the surrender of opposing troops entrenched in urban or fortified areas without having to forcibly conquer territory. Some examples of sieges through history:<p>SARAJEVO (1992-1995)<p>The Serb siege of Sarajevo went on longer than …

10 Movies That Secretly Hid Spoilers Inside the Movie Themselves

It’s always a nice wink at an unknowing audience when a movie reveals a huge spoiler during the movie itself. It’s harmless fun that most people …

The director of No tackles the Catholic church’s dirtiest secret in The Club

About midway through Tom McCarthy’s award-winning newspaper drama <i>Spotlight</i>, one of the film’s crusading journalists makes a shocking discovery: Right …

9 Cant-Miss Book Club Picks for February

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You totally missed this Draco Malfoy moment in "Harry Potter" that might make him a hero

Draco Malfoy. Even just uttering his name gives me the shudders. The utter shudders. Dare I say…the shutters.<p>Yeah. Sorry. Bad joke.<p>But what’s not a …

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The 10 best books of the year, according to Amazon

The winners span two-dozen categories, including everything from literary fiction to mysteries and thrillers.<p>From gripping nonfiction that delves deep into historical accounts to novels that take readers into fascinating imaginary worlds, here are the top 10 books Amazon chose for 2015.<p>1. <b>"</b><b>Fates and</b> …

10 Russian Novels to Read Before You Die

On the occasion of the Nobel Prize in Literature being awarded to Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, here’s an annotated list of the cream of …

The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan review – a frustrating trail

Fifty years ago, in that far-off time before the world wide web spun itself around our lives, it was easier to write a history of the world from a European perspective without too much embarrassment. In an age when stranger-than-fiction happenings are reported in real time and backed by equally …

Ancient History

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor – review

Is it really possible to tell the history of the world – warfare and empire; trade and diplomacy; religion and mythology; discovery and invention; food, entertainment and sex – through just one hundred artefacts collected from the disparate galleries and shelves of the British Museum in Bloomsbury, …

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46 Books to Read This Fall

<i>Hopefully, you’ve had a few minutes to play around with</i> <i>our Fall Entertainment Generator</i><i>. But if you’re looking for straight and simple lists of</i> …

A Doctor’s Dictionary by Iain Bamforth review – an almost crazily good book

First of all, the title is misleading. If you are looking for something that might, say, explain medical terms or those notes on files that doctors use to acronymically conceal their scorn (the latest example of which I saw in the <i>Viz Profanisaurus</i>: NEFFS – Not Even Fit For Spares), then you had …

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The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

Ten books to read in August

From the memoir of a Nobel Laureate to a journalist’s account of living with nomads in West Africa, these are titles worthy of adding to your bookshelf, writes Jane Ciabattari.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

• <b>Author:</b> Jack Weatherford<p>The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined …