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13 Books to Read Before They Become Movies in 2018

While we agree that the book is <i>always</i> better than the movie, we must admit that we get incredibly excited when rumors start bubbling that one of our favorite books is getting the silver screen treatment. Even if the book is better, who wouldn’t want to see their favorite characters come to life, …

Books

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Books
Skin Care

5 Formulas To Write 500 Words A Day

In November 2016, I embarked on a goal to write five hundred words per day, forever. No time limit. I learned a hard truth. Sitting down in front of …

'How To Think Like An Anthropologist' — And Why You Should Want To

Civilization originated in the Fertile Crescent region, including parts of modern-day Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and Egypt. That's the lesson most of us learned in school.<p>In it, <i>civilization</i> is used in a highly positive way to refer to the rise of city-states and the development of writing …

Anthropology

A journalist's 12 tips to writing good content

Good writing isn’t easy, nor should it be. The fact that every man and his dog thinks he can write these days only serves to make the role of writers …

How do you write a novel?

I’ve written four novels and am a third of the way through my fifth. My first novel was unreadable although my best writer friend made a valiant …

Why This Hermione Granger Quote From 'Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone' Still Makes My Blood Boil

Since my first reading nearly a decade ago, my life has been changed by <i>Harry Potter</i>. With my wavy hair, bookish tendencies, and a classroom presence …

The best recent science fiction – reviews roundup

Alastair Reynolds excels at world building – his impressive backlist attests to that – but he’s also a master at constructing complex technological, far-future societies peopled by fully rounded characters. In <b>Elysium Fire</b> (Gollancz, £14.99), the Glitter Band is a vast ring of spatial habitats …

Books

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

Apps

Before You Operate a Sewing Machine

Operating a sewing machine for the first time can be intimidating. Take the time to learn the parts of a sewing machine and find out about choices …

Sewing

The 13 Best Science Fiction Books of 2017

It's been a good year for sci-fi escapism.<p>In 2017, current events made escaping into a sci-fi story all the more appetizing, and there were lots of great choices.<p>Below are our 13 favorite sci-fi books from 2017. They include stories about underground lunar societies, a Manhattan partially covered …

Write, Then Write Some More: Writing Tips From 29 Authors

If you’ve ever wanted to sit down with your favorite author, grab him or her by the shoulders, and ask <i>How?</i>, you’re not alone.<p>Plenty of people want to know exactly how authors do it — grind through the doubt, become inspired, write, get published, and start all over again. In fact, so many people …

Doctor Strange review: Add kaleidoscopic visuals to Marvel's arsenal

There’s very little wrong with Marvel’s <i>Doctor Strange</i>.<p>Controversy was abound when the ever-wonderful Tilda Swinton was cast as The Ancient One: she …

Marvel Universe

Vixole's Matrix shoe puts an active LED display on your feet

Now that Nike's <i>Back to the Future</i>-inspired high tops exist, and the famous self-lacing tech has arrived on a consumer product, even footwear is beginning to get smarter. With a little crowdfunding help, Vixole will be making its own contribution to the growing lineup of forward-thinking kicks, with …

Smartwatch sales are tanking

Maybe not everyone is convinced they need a smartwatch? According to a new industry report from IDC out this morning, smartwatch shipments experienced “significant” declines in the third quarter, as total shipments were down 51.6 percent from the same time last year. Just 2.7 million units were …

Wearable Tech

'Jessica Jones' season 2: News, release date and more for Netflix’s Marvel series

She didn't end up making an appearance on Marvel's <i>Luke Cage</i> series, so it's safe to say Netflix fans are eagerly awaiting Jessica Jones' return. Her …

Comics

'You're the Worst' Keeps Getting Mental Illness Right

The popular show about misanthropic narcissists understands mental illness in a way that most television shows don't.<p>Last season, <i>You're the Worst</i> aired what was possibly the best depiction of clinical depression on television through a multi-episode, still-ongoing plot. The storyline was a jarring …

Mental Health

Our trainwrecks, ourselves: Why women hate on hot messes and other toxic female tropes

Sady Doyle’s anatomy of the “trainwreck” phenomenon points to the larger cultural forces behind celebrity gossip<p>Trainwrecks don’t make themselves. In fact, you could say that trainwrecks are projections of our worst selves—steeped in our own internalized misogyny—scapegoated onto women in the …

Feminism

Hear 75 Free, Classic Audio Books on Spotify: Austen, Joyce, Bukowski, Kafka, Vonnegut, Poe, Shakespeare, Kerouac & More

Here's a little known tip. If you open Spotify, click "Browse" (in the left hand nav), then scroll way down to "Word," you will find a number of free …

Comic Book Melancholia

<i>Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox</i><p>IT IS BY NOW A COMMONPLACE that summer movies don’t tell new stories. The comic book sources that have especially …

The struggle of women in science is written in the stars

In her 1968 poem, Planetarium, the poet Adrienne Rich wrestles with the crisis of female identity through the lens of astronomy. Rich wrote the poem …

Astronomy

The Making of Terrence Malick’s Ambitious Documentary ‘Voyage of Time’

After working on <i>Voyage of Time</i> for the last few decades — a minuscule amount of time compared to the nearly 14 billion years the film depicts —</b> …

When Aliens Do Finally Come to Earth, It Will Probably Look Something Like Arrival

The new trailer for Amy Adams' sci-fi movie looks intense.<p>When Neil DeGrasse Tyson discusses alien lifeforms from another planet, he uses the metaphor of humans and chimps. What if the slight genetic difference between us and chimps is the difference between aliens and us? That means we wouldn't be …

Blade Runner

Study: Lesbian, gay and bisexual students face harrowing violence at school

Despite historic gains in visibility and equality for lesbian and gay people, youth who do not identify as straight continue to face high levels of …

LGBTQI

‘Making a Murderer’: How the justice system criminalizes mental illness, disabilities

It took a popular documentary “Making a Murderer” to have Brendan Dassey cleared of the crime after he spent 10 years in prison. His case sheds light …

The Get Down and the Sanctuary of Hip-Hop

Baz Luhrmann’s grandiose new Netflix show hums with cinematic magic but has a real interest in the conditions rap rose from.<p>After a deadly shooting at a T.I. concert in New York City earlier this year, the NYPD commissioner William Bratton gave a radio interview blaming the bloodshed on “the crazy …

Rap & Hip-Hop

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