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The funniest animal photos of 2016

Wildlife

Witches of America: how I became immersed in a growing movement

A book and film that were first intended as a snapshot of the pagan religious movement today became, equally, a memoir of my own spiritual seeking<p>On a Sunday night in 2012, some 400 people were packed, barefoot, into the darkened corporate ballroom of the Double Tree hotel near the San Jose …

Spirituality

Hilarious hashtag on how Trump interprets classic literature

LONDON — Another debate, another Twitterstorm.<p>And this one has spawned possibly THE best hashtag of the election season — …

Nick Cave's gift: a skeleton key that unlocks the source of songwriting

After the Bad Seeds singer lost his child, he invited a film crew in and simply carried on working. The result is an indelible portrait of the artistic process itself<p>Last night I went to see One More Time With Feeling<i>,</i> by accident, with Justine, the French goth-rock anti-nanny who’s been helping me …

Songwriting

Aeon Flux is the avant-garde adult cartoon of the 90s

One of the trippiest, most philosophical, and kinkiest adult cartoons ever was made by a guy who co-designed <i>Rugrats</i>. In 1991, after an epiphany about the artistic restrictions that come with working on a kids’ show about uncanny babies, animator Peter Chung created <i>Aeon Flux</i>. He wanted an animation …

Mad Max

Can Serialized Fiction Convert Binge Watchers Into Binge Readers?

Now that the latest season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> has ended, fans may be feeling a little untethered — and some publishers would like to fill that gap with serialized books. As TV dramas get better and better, book publishers are hoping to convert binge TV watchers into binge readers.<p>Serialized books …

TV

A rare look inside Egypt's Valley of the Kings tombs, where photography is banned

The Valley of the Kings – the burial site of King Tutankhamun – set in the ancient city of Thebes, is one of Egypt's most visited attractions. But while general photography by tourists is banned within the tombs, Czech journalist and photographer, Jakub Kyncl, was granted special permission to …

A Gorgeous Comic Tells Norse History With a Lesbian Bent

In her comic <i>Heathen</i>, writer and artist Natasha Alterici manages an impressive feat by turning one of the most beloved myths in Norse mythology into a …

Use Honey to save money on Amazon purchases

This popular browser extension has a new trick up its sleeve, and it's all about Amazon.<p>If you're anything like me, you consider saving money a sport. Of course, to get good at the game, you need the right gear.<p>Or, in this case, the right browser extension. Honey is a popular tool that can …

Personal Finance

12 Fitness Apps That Will Get You Moving

Use your phone for something healthy for once.<p>Everything you need for a great fitness program is actually in the palm of your hand. Smartphone apps can help inspire your routine, track your progress and keep your nutrition sorted. Need to wind down after a tough bootcamp class? There's an app for …

6 Tools That Save You From Embarrassing Writing Mistakes

One study showed that writing errors scare off 59 percent of customers. Can you afford to keep making spelling and grammar mistakes?<p>Think your writing mistakes don't matter? Think again. A study by Global Lingo found that as many as 59 percent of online customers are scared away from sites with …

Here's How You Can Watch Coachella Festival Online

Don’t fret about not having Coachella tickets, because you can catch at least some of the action without trekking to California’s desert, using the …

5 Best Apps of the Week: A New App That Puts Photoshop on Your Phone + More

The best apps of the week this week really speak to the creative within you. We’ve got Adobe’s awesome brand spankin’ new apps that’ll help you not only create gorgeous photos, but also edit them. They’re here to take your Instagram game to the next level. But it’s not all just art. There’s also …

Here's the Extra Gum Commercial That's Making Grown Men Cry

Here's the Extra Gum Commercial That's Making Grown Men Cry

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Did you know there is a Comedy Wildlife Photography award? Well there is and here are some of the best submissions.<p>*<p>Checking out books from the …

10 Russian Novels to Read Before You Die

On the occasion of the Nobel Prize in Literature being awarded to Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, here’s an annotated list of the cream of …

Literature

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2015: even more of the best entries so far

Wildlife

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A rare spectacled bear, fighting lions and endangered gibbons are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Wildlife

Meet the Author: Jenny Downham

In this week's Meet the Author, Nick Higham talks to Jenny Downham about her latest book, Unbecoming.

Writing

Free print copies of NME magazine draw mixed reaction

<b>The first free issue of British music magazine NME has been distributed around the UK, featuring Rihanna as its debut cover star.</b><p>NME said the singer was an "obvious" choice as "she's individual, she's iconic and she perfectly embodies the spirit of the new NME."<p>Weekly sales of NME, founded in 1952, …

New Albums

The 29 best art museums in America

Of course, landmark art museums like NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and D.C.’s National Gallery of Art are national treasures, but checking out an …

Art

Eddie Redmayne on Transforming into The Danish Girl

<i>In Tom Hooper’s highly anticipated</i> The Danish Girl_, Eddie Redmayne stars opposite Alicia Vikander as the artist turned transgender pioneer Lili Elbe._<p>The transformation starts with changes in the skin tone, soft pink on the upper cheeks, lipstick. The nose is a small challenge, but the peachy …

14 galloping grannies (who probably go faster than you) *PICTURES*

Leaping giant hedges, out-galloping teenagers and always the first to tackle the biggest ditches out hunting — the <b>horsey world is full of senior</b> …

How “Another Day” author David Levithan found his voice: “Most of the stories being told about gay teens were ones about suicide, depression, and violence”

Salon talks to the writer and influential publisher about YA fiction, his new novel and #WeNeedDiverseBooks<p><b></b>What if, from day to day, you woke up in the body of a different person, so that in fact you were borrowing someone else’s body instead of ever inhabiting a body of your own? This is the …

See Which Animals Have the Most Enormous—and Tiniest—Babies

A giant panda mom is 900 times more massive than her baby, while a giraffe baby is one-tenth the size of its mom.<p>When the National Zoo’s giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a miniscule baby on August 23rd, it looked like the tiny, hairless infant just tumbled right out of her. A couple hours later, …

How Emmett Till's Murder Changed the World

In 1955, when 14-year-old Emmett Till traveled from his home in Chicago to stay with a great-uncle in Tallahatchie County, Miss., his mother was …

4 Ways to Take Advantage of Instagram’s New Photo Options

The app's latest feature makes it easier to take landscape and portrait photos. How can you make the most of this new change?<p>Instagram has rolled out …

Neil Gaiman: 'my parents didn’t have any kind of rules about what I couldn’t read'

<b>Do you remember reading any books as a child that were in some way disapproved of or forbidden? If yes, did they traumatise you for life, or did the subversive element make them more enjoyable?</b><p>I was really lucky in that my parents definitely didn’t seem to have any kind of rules about what I …

Books

Ingrid Bergman: How a Photograph Never Made Led to Her Most Memorable Portrait

Ingrid Bergman on location for the film Stromboli, in 1949.<br>Gordon Parks—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 15<p>Gordon Parks had been a member …

A century of west African portrait photography – in pictures

The rich tradition of portrait photography in west Africa is explored in a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In and Out of the Studio showcases over 80 images taken from the 1870s to 1970s, ranging from casual shots to formal portraits, and features some of the stars of west African …

Photography