Jennifer Cordell

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10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Body Language

Watch: Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" Performed by Russian Police Choir at Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony

The ubiquity of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" just hit a new peak at the Opening Ceremony for the Sochi Olympics. The Russian Police Choir performed an incredibly bizarre cover of the song, complete with solos and a little bit of choreography, on live television, and it's just... watch it here. Now.<p>The …

Daft Punk

Marcus Smart shoves fan in loss

Smart tried to block Jaye Crockett's dunk attempt from behind with 6.2 seconds to go but stumbled out of bounds behind the basket. As he was being …

Tubby Smith

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's New Wine Is Getting Rave Reviews

Of all the inaccessible, hard-to-master crafts in the world, wine-making is definitely up there. Leave it to power couple number one -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie -- to make it look easy and put us all to shame with an award-winning new wine.<p>Pitt and Jolie have released the second vintage from …

8 Couples Who Remind Us of Elizabeth and Darcy

In vain they struggled, but it wouldn’t do. Their feelings would not be repressed, and as readers, we eagerly read on as their love overcame them and finally culminated in a moment of passion and truth. It's hard to believe it's been over 200 years since the publication of Jane Austen's <i>Pride and</i> …

Books

6 Famous Quotes You're Probably Misusing

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote." This is true: powerful quotes provide neatly packed moxie, and can often say what we mean to say better than we could say it ourselves.<p>Emerson also said, "In fact it is as difficult to appropriate the …

19 WTF Facts That Will Make You Extremely Upset

The world just sucks sometimes.<p>Contemporary pop culture is full of both lies and truths that are hard to accept. The way you've come to think about "greats" like John Wayne and even the animated star of Pokémon is probably all wrong. And sorry, but Twinkies simply aren't the everlasting dessert you …

Here Are The Most Popular Books Of 2013 From The Nation's Top-Ranked Library

Gillian Flynn is a hit among readers from the nation's top-ranked library.<p>The Chicago Public Library -- which recently ranked first among all of the urban public library systems in the U.S. released its list of the most-circulated books of 2013 for fiction, non-fiction, teen and children's books …

2014 Spring/Summer Picture Book Preview

With the American Library Association announcing its choice for this year's Caldecott Medal (the very deserving Brian Floca for <i>Locomotive</i>), it's time to turn the page on 2013 and take a look ahead to some of the great titles heading our way in 2014.<p>It's early, but there is already one short and …

A New Approach to Lawyer Jokes

Lawyer jokes often portray attorneys as rich, greedy and pompous. And during the past few decades these jokes have perpetuated this negative stereotype around the world. It got so bad in the 1990s that a California bar association leader begged lawyers to stop spreading the jokes. Unfortunately, it …

Jokes

Monuments Men Adjacent, The Roses Underneath

In <i>The Roses Underneath</i>, a confident first novel by C.F. Yetmen, the details of one German female's wily survival skills are in the forefront against the backdrop of the Monuments Men cataloguing fine art stolen, sold and hidden during the Holocaust.<p>Anna struggles to salvage a life for herself and …

Middle School

Erotica That Puts You in Charge

The <i>Fifty Shades</i> phenomenon marked an interesting sea-change in the history of erotica -- the quiet death of shame about reading rumpy-pumpy, at least for middle-class women. Helped along by the discretion promised by e-readers (the 21-century equivalent of brown paper covers?), smut got decoupled …

Choose Your Own Adventure

Heroines Gone Wild

<i>By guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels</i><p>Once upon a time, if a woman wanted to make it in the world she had to keep her ankles covered and her thoughts to herself. And "making it" most likely meant just a marriage and a respectable reputation. Times have …

Books

21 Amazing Last Lines From Literature That Will Make You Want To Read The Whole Book

A book's final sentence is the ribbon on a packaged plot, tied neatly and prettily before an author hands her story over to her readers' imaginations for good. It's a last chance for a good first impression.<p>Some last lines have the power to disrupt the course of an entire story, shaking up our …

TODAY Book Club

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Tolstoy's Take On Sochi: Now Is A Time For Celebration Not Cynicism

We've long known that Russia operates differently than America does. Russia settles disputes with neighbors by turning off their gas and stifles free expression by murdering journalists. This disrespect for human life was most recently exemplified by Putin's freeing of political prisoners as a …

Human Rights

From Russia with Love

Take a break from watching the snowboarding and skating at the Winter Olympics, and read some Russian literature instead. At <i>NPR</i>, <b>Andrew D. Kaufman</b> …

The 100 coolest Americans

Photographic exhibition of the 100 most cool Americans includes film star James Dean, writer Ernest Hemingway and singer Madonna<p>You know the 100 coolest Americans must be a pretty hip bunch if Janis Joplin, Chet Baker, Dean Martin and George Clooney fail to make the cut.<p>Elvis Presley, James Dean, …

The Battle over President Lincoln’s Legacy

Who would determine how the world saw America’s greatest president, his old friend or his secretaries? A new book tells the story of the men who were …

How much do you know about James Bond creator Ian Fleming? – quiz

A television biopic series about 007 creator Ian Fleming starts this week. But how much do you know about him?<p>There have been 23 “official” Bond films but how many full-length Bond novels did Fleming write?<p>10<p>12<p>15<p>From where did Fleming steal the name for his character James Bond?<p>Off the cover of a …

What Will Happen With Wine in 2014?

The buying and selling of wine has two long traditions behind it: on the one hand, it is a rough-and-tumble game of selling as much mediocre wine and sheer plonk as possible to a customer base that looks first and only at price; on the other hand, it has for a century been an elitist business in …

Wine

5 Books You Might Have Missed in 2013 (But You Should Really Read in 2014)

As some of you know, I've spent the last year reading a bestseller a week. The idea behind the project was for me to break down my culturally relevant reading ignorance. Which is a fancy way of saying that the idea behind the project was correcting the fact that whenever I looked at the <i>New York</i> …

Books

More English Grammar and Punctuation Rules That Drive Us All Nuts

Sometimes you learn a whole lot more by being wrong about something than right. And that's the case in what I wrote in my last Grammar and Punctuation blog about placement of exclamation points and question marks relative to quotation marks.<p>From many HuffPost readers, and confirmed by the English …

Language

Upcoming Books To Read In 2014

NPR's Arun Rath talks to Daniel Alarcon, the author of <i>At Night We Walk in Circles</i>, about the new books he is most excited about for 2014.<p><b>Listen · 3:14</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, HOST:<p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Arun Rath.<p>2014 has just begun, and this …

The Millions

Jennifer Weiner Is a Genius at Self-Promotion

How many authors of commercial fiction do you know who get huge, glowing profiles in the <i>New Yorker</i>?<p>Well, Jennifer Weiner just did, as she continues to ride her successful hobbyhorse about not getting respect. When she even <i>feels</i> attacked by literary novelists like Claire Messud, this author of …

Books

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Moving To Miami?

The weather in Vancouver may be proving too, well, grey for the producers of this year's hottest movie franchise, "Fifty Shades Of Grey".<p>According to …

Why Reading Is Important

<i>The following is an excerpt from Wendy Lesser's</i> Why I Read <i>[Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $25.00]:</i><p>It’s not a question I can completely answer. There are abundant reasons, some of them worse than others and many of them mutually contradictory. To pass the time. To savor the existence of time. To escape …

6 Historical Heartthrobs We’re Still Crushing On

As Kelly Murphy tells us, “Sometimes we struggle to make a connection with history. Wars, timelines, dynasties, and aqueducts are rarely compelling. …