August 22, 2015 3:00PM (UTC) This article originally appeared onAlterNet. When most people thinks about Las Vegas they picture some combination of gambling, burlesque, night clubs and legalized prostitution—the
Several years ago, I was given as a gift a remote session with a bibliotherapist at the London headquarters of the School of Life, which offers innovative courses to help people deal with the daily emotional
(HBO/Simon & Schuster/Ray Garcia/Reuters/Chris Keane) February 7, 2015 9:00PM (UTC) Excerpted from "Atheism: What Everyone Needs To Know" . This is the first of a two-part excerpt. Why Aren’t We Finished?
A long, dreary Victorian novel, full of infinite British countryside and submissive women who dote on,their contemptuous husbands. What could possibly be interesting in a long, tedious text full of difficult
Peter Gay’s exploration of Romanticism and its legacy is erudite and idiosyncratic This little book appears in the Yale Why X Matters series, a useful counterpart to such British imprints as the Oxford
Image by Munroe The great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.-- Ralph Waldo Emerson When I attended high school in Germany, I was deterred
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(WDG Photo via Shutterstock/Alija via iStock/Salon) April 12, 2014 10:00PM (UTC) Excerpted from "Making Sense of the Bible" I’d like to begin our conversation about homosexuality and the Bible by inviting
Hanif Kureishi has declared that creative writing courses are a waste of time and that most of the people enrolled are talentless (and as he teaches on one, presumably he should know). As an alumna of
(AP/Andrew Medichini/Shutterstock/Salon) January 5, 2014 12:00AM (UTC) Excerpted from "We Are Our Brains." As far as I’m concerned, the most interesting question about religion isn’t whether God exists
I'll be the first to admit that while I love reading fiction I'm not a consistent novel reader. I enjoy non-fiction loaded with facts, theories, and analysis. I don't always have the patience for narrative.
There are several fine websites that save you the trouble of having to read books for yourself Over the years I have managed to fool a number of people into thinking I am terribly well read. My secret
As a new survey reveals that many Britons lie about having read classics such as War and Peace and Great Expectations, we show how they can be boiled down to a handy fibber's tweet. It seems that Britons
1 What is the universe made of? Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly
There are a lot of hurdles to writing great fiction, which is why it's always important to keep reading and writing. We only get better by doing. Here are some self-editing tips to help you clean up your
Now that the preseason is about over, it's time to take a look at what fantasy football lessons we've learned from every team in the NFL. That's right, folks—32 teams broken down for your fantasy football
No matter where you are picking in the first round of your fantasy football draft, you should come away with a high-impact player. Of course, some stars are more productive than others. One key in the
Part of a series of stories produced in collaboration withYouth Radioon the changing car culture in America. You might think there's one place in America you absolutely need a car: Los Angeles. You'd wrong.
NASA has awarded $100,000 to each of these sci-fi projects, which cover everything from suspended animation to Mars kites to 3-D printed food. NASA has announced the award-winners of its Innovative Advanced