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15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered …

Eiffel Tower

10 Eye-Catching Metro Stations Worth a Stop

Stepping into this Stockholm station is like stepping into a very elaborate cave. The only place where all three of Stockholm’s metro lines meet, …

Urban Design

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

Why & How to Kill a Hero

Unless you’re writing a slasher, killing an important protagonist is a tough decision that can have a profound effect on your story. For most works, …

Darth Vader

Foreshadowing and Misdirection: Use Them Together to Empower Your Fiction

This week’s video shows you how to balance foreshadowing and misdirection in your fiction to create resonance without giving away your story’s …

19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Books

11 Unusual Bookstores You Can Visit

Sure you can buy books on Amazon, but nothing compares to going to a bookstore and picking out the right title by hand. Here are some unique …

Watch Jack Kerouac Talk About Hippies in 1968

In the 1960s, young people around the world were getting involved in the counter-culture movement—and adults didn’t quite know what to make of these …

6 Banned Books in Search of a Director

Ever wonder why lists of banned books are almost exclusively young adult novels? Well, other than the fact that nearly every book aimed at adults …

Books

What It's Like to Live Inside the Legendary Paris Bookstore Shakespeare & Co.

I found a momentary home among the "Tumbleweeds" in the store that's given shelter to authors since the days of Joyce.<p>George Whitman opened the legendary bookshop now known as Shakespeare and Company in the shadow of Notre Dame in Paris in 1951, and having spent all his money on the shop he slept …

Literature

Illuminated Book Sculptures Form Highly Detailed Magical Worlds

Artist Su Blackwell utilizes beloved novels as an uncommon canvas and builds upward to create bewitching book sculptures. For her latest standout exhibition, she was inspired by how one's dwelling can act as an imaginative space. “The works include dwellings, such as lighthouses, wood cottages, …

Sculpture

The Most Secretive Book in History

A bizarre medieval manuscript written in a language no one can read has baffled the world’s best cryptologists, stumped the most powerful …

What Bukowski taught us about life in nine quotes

In honour of Charles Bukowski’s birthday, BBC Culture asked readers to share their favourite lines by the author.<p>Henry Charles Bukowski was a German-born American novelist, short story writer and poet. Bukowski published his first story when he was 24 and began writing poetry at the age of 35. His …

Literature

Poetry and Poets on Instagram

Instagram is a place where you can find anything, from the latest picture of a celebrity to the first photograph of Pluto. Apart from a few things …

John Logan Adapting Patti Smith's Just Kids for Showtime

You wouldn't happen to be a fan of both punk music icons and "Penny Dreadful" by any chance? If so, hold on because we have some news: "Penny …

Ranking Steven Spielberg's 8 Best Adaptations

When Steven Spielberg steps behind the camera, you can likely bet that something special is going to happen. (Though you would have lost that bet …

Steven Spielberg

The Best Deal for Poets Ever!

Some of you may have noticed the recent promotions for the National Poetry Month Collection, and I just wanted to take a moment to highlight it. …

Creative Writing

Stephen King Creates a List of 96 Books for Aspiring Writers to Read

I first discovered Stephen King at age 11, indirectly through a babysitter who would plop me down in front of daytime soaps and disappear. Bored with</i> …

Download Vintage Film Posters in High-Res: From The Philadelphia Story to Attack of the Crab Monsters

FreeVintagePosters.com offers "hundreds of high quality printable posters in advertising, travel, food/drink, art, movies, westerns, military, magic …

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

Books

10 Beautiful Places In The World That Actually Exist

Fantastical places exist not only in movies and fairy tales, but in the real world too! You've got to see these places to believe them. Just like Pepsi NEXT, you've got to taste it to believe it.

What We’re Reading: Summer Edition, Volume III

<i>Summer reading plans from the New Yorker staff. This third installment follows parts one and two.</i><p>I’m writing a book this summer—revisiting Rwanda—and as long as I’m at it my reading is woefully restricted to the consumption of relevant material. This is one of the god-awful things about topical or …

Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction

Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman who would rise very early in the morning and …

20 Books People Pretend to Read (and Now Your Confessions?)

The good folks at Book Riot conducted a survey of 828 readers, hoping to find out what books they've faked reading. The top five books (all available …

Jorge Luis Borges’ 1967-8 Norton Lectures On Poetry (And Everything Else Literary)

Like most literary geeks, I've read a lot of Jorge Luis Borges. If you haven't, look into the influences of your favorite writers, and you may find …

The Best Books on Writing, NYC, Animals, and More: A Collaboration with the New York Public Library

As an enormous lover and patron of public libraries, I was beyond delighted when the fine folks at the New York Public Library asked me to curate a selection of books for their bookstore and gave me free range to do whatever I wished. My original thought was to do a single reading list around a …

11 Authors Who Hated the Movie Versions of Their Books

Some of the most beloved movies ever were based on books. But just because we loved them doesn’t mean the original author did.<p>1. P.L. TRAVERS // <i>MARY</i> …

Mary Poppins

62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

<i>For the last couple years, Jill Harness has been rounding up the world's most beautiful libraries by continent. Here they are all in one place, in no</i> …

Architecture

25 Beautifully Redesigned Classic Book Covers

These wonderfully designed covers may entice you to want to pick up one of these literary classics. Artwork comes courtesy of Recovering the Classics.<p>(via Design Taxi)

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …