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Visualizing Dante’s Hell: See Maps & Drawings of Dante’s Inferno from the Renaissance Through Today

<i>The light was departing. The brown air drew down</i> <i><br>all the earth’s creatures, calling them to rest</i> <i><br>from their day-roving, as I, one man alone,</i><p><i>prepared</i> …

Literature

Best Novels of 2018 So Far

There’s no better time than summer to catch up on the books you might have missed this winter and spring. From a feminist retelling of classic …

Books

8 Historical Fiction Books You Don’t Want to Miss

From ancient Egypt to the grunge era, historical fiction novels are a fun immersive way to experience the past! Even if you’re not into togas or …

Books

20 new books to read in June

June's 20 Must-Reads

Books

39 of the best secret categories on Netflix and how to find them

Netflix has an insane amount of content, but it's not always easy to find what you want.<p>The categories Netflix gives you access to are broad, which is made more frustrating by the knowledge that Netflix splits movies and TV shows into incredibly specific micro-categories.<p>Luckily, it's pretty easy …

Stephen Hawking thinks he knows what happened before the beginning of time

Neil deGrasse Tyson asks him to weigh in.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show <i>Star Talk</i> is ending its fourth season with a bang—a big one. <i>The</i> big one, to be precise. The show, filmed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, features famous astrophysicist Tyson interviewing …

17 Home Libraries That Look Like Something Out Of A Fairytale

You know what they say, reading is fundamental.

What To Watch On Amazon Prime That’s New This Week

Here are the shows and movies joining Amazon.<p>Streamline recommends “Orphan Black” as the show you should watch on Amazon Prime this week. Amazon adds Season 5 of the show on May 12.<p>It’s the final season of “Orphan Black,” which ended in 2017. Tatiana Maslany won multiple awards for her portrayal of …

Critics are in love with a new Netflix show that its CEO calls the 'most engaging addictive original' in a long time

Since its release on Friday, Netflix's original TV series "The End of the F***ing World," has gained widespread acclaim from critics, along with an enthusiastic seal of approval from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.<p>An absurdist black-comedy based on a comic series of the same name, the British show first …

Mike Myers has been hosting a gameshow in disguise for six months and no one really noticed

Meet 'Tommy Maitland'<p>His skin is orange, like a ripening tomato. A pair of bushy eyebrows sit astride his piercing blue eyes. Atop his head rests a …

These Are the Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon

Amazon was one of the first to release their "best of 2017" list, with the 100 best books of the past year. Each book was hand-selected by Amazon’s …

The Odyssey translated by Emily Wilson review – a new cultural landmark

Homer’s <i>Odyssey</i>, probably composed around 700BC, is one of the oldest poems in the western tradition, with a concomitantly long history of translation. The first into Latin was in the third century BC by a slave called Livius Andronicus. The first into English was by George Chapman in 1614-15; there …

Literature

Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of November 2017

<i>Special limited edition science-fiction hardcover novella by the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author. Only 1000 copies.</i><p>Scions have no limits. …

You can now purchase the beautiful maps from Lev Grossman’s Magicians trilogy

What fantasy trilogy is complete without maps?<p>I’m a huge fan of Lev Grossman’s <i>Magicians</i> novels, which are the basis for the Syfy show by the same name. The books are fantastic, and each installment — <i>The Magicians</i>, <i>The Magician King</i>, and <i>The Magicians’s Land</i> — came with a beautiful map that detail …

To Write Well, You Don't Have to Be a Genius (but You Do Have to Do This) | Inc.com

In August 2008, Scribes, an organization that "seeks to create an interest in writing about the law and to promote a clear, succinct, and forceful style in legal writing," honored the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia with its lifetime achievement award.<p>The award declared that the justice …

Antonin Scalia

A Novelist Confronts the Complex Relationship Between Japan and Korea

TOKYO — By Japanese standards, the Tokyo neighborhood of Shin-Okubo is a messy, polyglot place. A Korean enclave that has attracted newcomers from around the world in recent years, its profusion of barbecue joints, pan-Asian street markets and halal butcher shops distinguish it in a country with a …

South Korea

Nick Harkaway: ‘I have a firework going off in my head and I have to describe it’

‘If everybody was incredibly committed to acts of kindness and charity in a ubiquitous circle of love and whatever,” Nick Harkaway waves his hands as the words come tumbling out, “we’d be living in a utopia now. People would walk out into the street and make sure their neighbours are OK, the way …

Books

The new translation of The Odyssey is the first to be published by a woman

And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects.<p>Welcome to the weekly Vox book link roundup, a curated collection of the best writing on the web about books and related subjects. Here’s the best the internet has to offer for the week of November 5, 2017.<p>The New York Times has …

The Bloody History of Bible Translators

LET ME BEGIN with my own heresy. I recently published a book called <i>Poets of the Bible: From Solomon’s Song of Songs to John’s Revelation</i>. There are …

Theology

Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time (Winter 2017 Edition)

Inspired by Lit Hub’s 100 rejections per year post, my goal was to make at least 50 submissions in 2017. Since my last contest roundup, I’m at 108 …

Howards End radiated quality at every turn – review

The biggest surprise of BBC One’s new adaptation of EM Forster’s much loved Howards End was just how fresh, contemporary and relevant it felt despite the period costumes and elaborate formalities of its Edwardian setting.<p>Certainly, the decision to have the American writer Kenneth Lonergan (whose …

Charisma

Binge-watching a TV show needs to be recognized as the therapeutic exercise it is

When you tell someone who doesn’t love television as much as you do that you spent an entire weekend catching up on the past four seasons of <i>The</i> …

TV

Stranger Things' Cast Rewatch Their Audition Tapes and It's Hilarious

We haven't been able to move off the couch binging <i>Stranger Things 2</i> on Netflix, and will now be wondering how you're going to survive without another …

Blue Planet 2 viewers freaked out by creature with an incredibly cute name but is actually the stuff of NIGHTMARES

Blue Planet became very Stranger Things-esque tonight as viewers were shown an utterly TERRIFYING creature.<p>It did have a cute name, though.<p>Fans of …

Cute

The Southie in “SMILF,” a Very Boston Comedy

Ever since Matt Damon shirked his janitorial duties to solve differential equations, Boston—South Boston, specifically—has been a repository for Hollywood’s fantasy of a white and vaguely criminal urban working class. New York used to accommodate these projects, but, as the city’s mean streets …

FX cut all ties with Louis C.K., and here's why that matters

Perhaps no one person has been more closely identified with FX’s 2010s creative renaissance as was Louis C.K., the comic, actor, and director who …

Sexual Harassment

Blue Planet II, episode 3 review: yet another series of blockbuster moments

Nightmare fuel was served up in great, writhing dollops as David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II (BBC One) plunged into the balmy waters of the world’s coral reefs.<p>A metre-long worm with dagger-like teeth rose spectrally from the seabed to bag a passing snack. A cuttlefish hypnotised its prey by …

Blue Planet II

Stranger Things Season 3: Everything You Need To Know

*Contains spoilers for Stranger Things seasons one & two*Season one landed like the mothership in Close Encounters: to gasps of wonder, yelps of fear …

13 Movies and TV Shows You Absolutely Should Make Time for This Week

There aren't a ton of new movies and TV shows debuting this week, but no worries: There's still plenty of good stuff to watch during your downtime. From season finales (<i>American Horror Story</i>) to oldies-but-goodies playing on television (<i>Trainwreck</i>), here are the 13 things you should make time for …