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50 Great Books About 50 Inspiring Women

There’s never a bad time to read about historically badass ladies, but since March is Women’s History Month, now is a particularly perfect moment to …


Yoga Teacher Trainings in Bali that will Change Your Life

There are many reasons why people choose to get started in the world of yoga and obviously the appeal comes from all directions. Most people who hear …


"Here is a literary reader for Lent: 40 stories, poems, essays, and books for the 40 days of this season."

Laura van den Berg is the best young writer in America

Laura van den Berg’s debut novel “Find Me” is earning deserved comparisons to Margaret Atwood and Kazuo Ishiguro<p>In “Poetics,” Aristotle says that the best endings are surprising, yet inevitable. Can the same be said for a character? Joy Jones, the narrator of Laura van den Berg’s first novel, “Find …


Paris Review - Gabriel García Márquez, The Art of Fiction No. 69

Interviewed by Peter H. Stone<p>Issue 82, Winter 1981<p>Gabriel García Márquez was interviewed in his studio/office located just behind his house in San Angel Inn, an old and lovely section, full of the spectacularly colorful flowers of Mexico City. The studio is a short walk from the main house. A low …


2015 Notable Books announced: Year’s best in fiction, nonfiction and poetry

CHICAGO — The Notable Books Council has announced the 2015 selections of the Notable Books List, an annual best-of list comprised of 26 titles …


9 healthy books you’ve got to read this year

This time of year health luminaries, fitness gurus, and cool wellness critics launch books en masse determined to capture your healthy-new-year …

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.


Now, This Is How You Ask Someone to Be in Your Wedding

The name is Groomsman. James Groomsman.<p>One lucky Redditor was given this by a friend. This is his story:<p>Here's what I was handed. At first I thought it was just cigar box with some cigars from Costa Rica and he locked them so TSA wouldn't get into the box as easily.<p>Turns out, it wasn't cigars (or, …

Joan Didion’s Favorite Books, Robots Learn Your Handwriting, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

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The 21st Century’s 12 greatest novels


Does subliminal advertising actually work?

<b>Hidden messages that promote products in films once caused a moral panic. But is the much-feared technique really effective? The BBC's Phil Tinline helped devise an experiment to find out.</b><p>On 12 September, 1957, at a studio in New York, a market researcher in the Mad Men mould called a press …

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All The 2015 TV Premiere Dates You Need To Know

The new year is bringing the return and debuts of some really fantastic television!<p>It's been over a month since our favorite TV shows left us with painstaking cliffhangers (::cough, cough:: <i>The Good Wife</i> and <i>How to Get Away With Murder</i> ::cough, cough::), but the wait is finally over: Starting Jan. 4, …

The Best of British TV on Netflix

With 'Downton Abbey' returning for a fifth season on Sunday, spend your weekend binge-watching the best British television available on Netflix right now.<p><b>1) Broadchurch</b><p>David Tennant and Olivia Colman play detectives investigating the murder of a young boy and a small town struggling to come to …