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The 11 Best Books To Read This June

Read me!<p>Yes, finally: It’s June. This means it’s summer. This means it’s Gemini season. And Geminis, as we all know, are super verbally adept and intellectual (well, with one notable exception), so that means they’re big readers. (We repeat, with one notable exception.) So it’s in honor of the …

20 Essential Books to Prepare You for What's Next

A handy reading list featuring not-so-speculative dystopian fiction, political memoirs, and cautionary tales from Nazi Germany.<p>One of the many stark differences between the 44th and 45th Presidents of the United States is their attitude toward literature. Barack Obama has credited books as his …

Books

Why Trump’s “America First” Policy Is Doomed to Fail

The two words came eight minutes into President Trump’s Inaugural Address, and were delivered with the now-familiar gesticulations. “America first,” he declared, his right arm bouncing with each word, his index finger and thumb pinched together, followed by an exclamatory point of the finger: …

Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump?

They’ve been squaring off for years. Now New York’s attorney general is emerging as the leader of the Trump resistance.<p>“I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.”<p>It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald …

Donald Trump

There are more new science fiction and fantasy novels than you can handle this February

Stories of revenge and revolution<p>One of the things that I like about the winter months here in Vermont is the cold. It’s a bit of a stereotypical thing, I realize, but every time I end up going to my parents, I find myself sitting in a comfortable chair, inching closer and closer to their cast iron …

How the Nazis Took Control of Germany

Hitler was not that popular when he first took office, but the Nazis quickly changed that, for the simple reason that power magnifies the ideas of …

World History

20 short books worthy of your whole weekend

No luck on your New Year’s resolution to read more? Pick up one of these short titles and you can call yourself well read by Monday morning<p><i>This</i> …

Books

Each Dot On This Map Is A Place Where A Person Of Color Was Lynched

The project on the history of lynching offers historical details on each brutal murder, to shine a light on a shameful part of American history that isn’t nearly widely known enough.<p>When a Chinese man tried to vote in Monterey, California, in 1885, a mob lynched him. In 1909, a black man was …

Black History

28 books to read in 2017

We're only in the first month of the new year, but this much is already clear: There are a lot of good books coming our way. From nonfiction that …

Books

Keep your texts private in Trump's America (and everywhere else, too)

So, here we are: With a new president come new concerns over surveillance powers that could so forcefully bite us in the ass.<p>The public has good …

The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

One of the women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct has sued him for defamation after he labeled her claims false.<p>Donald Trump is now president and not just a private citizen, but that doesn’t mean he’s free of the controversies that dogged him in his former life.<p>Last week, a few days before …

Donald Trump

Top 15 most depressing books - Telegraph

Literature

The 100 best nonfiction books: the story so far

At the halfway point in his series, our columnist reflects on what constitutes a classic, the selection process and the omissions he regrets<p>• The 100 best nonfiction books: No 51 – The Souls of Black Folk by WEB Du Bois<p>As this <i>Guardian</i>-<i>Observer</i> list reaches its halfway mark with a gay Englishman and …

21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Championed by 21 writers you have.<p>Ever come across a book—on a nightstand in an Airbnb, in a box of your mom’s college junk, on a shelf at a friend’s <i>Bachelor</i> viewing party—that’s so energizingly rip-roaring, so envelopingly world-building, that you can’t really believe you’ve never heard of it …

Cloud Storage on iOS: iCloud, OneDrive, and Dropbox

Cloud storage services have been an incredibly useful way of working around 128 and 266 GB storage limits on modern iPads, but I’m still feeling torn about which solution is best for me. I know of Google Drive, but I’ve spent most of my testing period jumping between iCloud, Dropbox, and OneDrive. …

The most popular books at US public libraries this year, mapped by city

Hollywood has been good to Paula Hawkins. Following the release of a movie adapted from her novel, <i>The Girl on the Train</i>, the book has become one of the most widely read books at US libraries this year.<p>A survey of 14 metropolitan libraries by Quartz shows that <i>The Girl on the Train</i> is the most …

Books

Sherlock, Broadchurch and the return of Christina Ricci: the best television shows in 2017

<b></b>January<p><b>Sherlock</b><p>Back on top form after last year’s disappointing one-off, Mark Gatiss’s entry in the new trilogy sees Holmes awaiting the late Moriarty’s next move, while a vandal targeting images of Thatcher is found to have links to Mary Watson’s past.<p><i>BBC One, Jan 1</i><p><b>The Halcyon</b><p>Categorically not …

TV

The 25 Best Movies of 2016, and Where to Watch Them

It’s been a tough year for some of us, but its been a <i>fantastic</i> year for film. These incredible dramas, musicals, documentaries, and sci-fi thrillers …

Smart TV

The Best Writing Advice of 2016

Highlights from 12 months of interviews with writers about their craft and the authors they love<p>2016 was not an easy year to be a writer. Not just because of the constant, concentration-wrecking pull of our devices, their glowing screens beckoning with the promise of fresh horrors. I’ve spoken with …

Creative Writing

The cheapest dates to fly in 2017

After an analysis of my airfare data, 2017 looks to be a very good year for travel, both domestically and for trips to Europe. If you plan to fly in 2017, keep the following dates in mind.<p><b>Domestic flights</b><p>Winter: Fly Jan. 7 to March 5, but watch for a bump in prices Feb. 11-24<br>• Spring: Fly by April 1, …

16 Book-To-Film Adaptations To Look Forward To In 2017

So you can read before you watch.<p>Novelists and short story writers are to thank for several of the more inventive movies that’ve come out in 2016. “Elle,” a haunting story about fear, anxiety, and triumph after assault, is based on the novel <i>Oh...</i> by Philippe Djian; “Arrival” is based on a short …

31 books you should add to your holiday reading list

Hello viewers and book lovers — you know who you are — and welcome to our holiday book picks. We asked members of our staff to recommend books that …

Books

Why Did the Catholic Church Ban the Spreading of Ashes?

The Catholic Church shocked the billions of people in its flock by announcing that spreading the cremated remains of loved ones is not allowed, and …

Theology

Six Frightening Reads to Freak You Out for Halloween

We asked some of our favorite authors for their favorite scary tale<p>On October 28th, Electric Literature will host our second annual Genre Ball! To …

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10 books everyone between 18 and 30 should read

It's no secret that people of all ages love reading Young Adult (YA) books even though they're meant for ages 12 to 18, but New Adult (NA) fiction is the best genre you've never heard of.<p>NA deals with common themes of self-discovery, emerging independence, and complicated relationships, but without …

Books

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Here's How Book Covers Look In The UK Vs. The US

An ocean of difference.

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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