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Umberto Eco’s How To Write a Thesis: A Witty, Irreverent & Highly Practical Guide Now Out in English

<i>Image by Università Reggio Calabria, released under a C BY-SA 3.0 license.</i><p>In general, the how-to book—whether on beekeeping, piano-playing, or …

Literature

25 Noir Films That Will Stand the Test of Time: A List by “Noirchaelogist” Eddie Muller

<i>Film noir</i> received its name in 1946 when French critic Nino Frank expressed his fascination with dark Hollywood melodramas of the time. But <i>noir</i> as a …

Here Are The Most Expensive Countries In The World To Live In

You might think life here in America is expensive. But it turns out that when compared to the rest of the world, the U.S. doesn't even make the list of the 20 most expensive countries to live in.<p>Thanks to a new infographic from Movehub, a site that provides information to those looking to move …

The 11 Greatest Recipes to Ever Happen to Kimchi

Kimchi is a spicy, pungent Korean staple on a par with America’s bread and butter: It’s served at every meal, is universally familiar, and has …

Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley

Untouched by Western journalists except in the presence of American troops, Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley was once the most violent part of the …

Answering the hardest question on campus

An American university can be like living in a fairy tale, but with trouble just outside the walls. (Photo: Yale University)<i>“…when you tell people</i> …

Henry Rollins's Top 10 Underground Songs

The musician and writer lists songs that will open your ears.<p>"Before I list a single song, I want to explain to you how I assembled the titles," Henry Rollins, the former frontman of Black Flag, says of the top-10 underground songs list he's compiled for Esquire. Rollins's cred in creating such a …

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“Andy Goldsworthy is an extraordinary, innovative British artist whose collaborations with nature produce uniquely personal and intense artworks. Using a seemingly endless range of natural materials—snow, ice, leaves, bark, rock, clay, stones, feathers petals, twigs—he creates outdoor sculpture that manifests, however fleeting, a sympathetic contact with the natural world. Before they disappear, or as they disappear, Goldsworthy, records his work in superb colour photographs.”<p>My favorite …

Hunter S. Thompson Interviews Keith Richards, and Very Little Makes Sense

Let's rewind the videotape to 1993. Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson finally gets to interview Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. The …

Isis: the inside story

In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked by his captors slowly into the Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq. He was nervous as two American soldiers led him through three brightly-lit buildings and then a maze of wire corridors, into an open yard, where men with …

Our Favorite Recipes From Each of Our 2014 Issues

All of our recipes are wonderful, but these are a little extra wonderful<p><b>We love all the recipes</b> that appear in <i>Bon Appétit</i>. But there are some recipes that we routinely circle back to, both as weeknight favorites and dinner party showstoppers. So we combed through all 12 issues published this year …

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How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn Spreadsheet

At the height of the Harry Potter novels' popularity, I asked a number of people why those books in particular enjoyed such a devoted readership. …

The Drawings of Franz Kafka (1907-1917)

<b>Runner 1907-1908</b><p>UK-born, Chicago-based artist Philip Hartigan has posted a brief video piece about Franz Kafka’s drawings. Kafka, of course, wrote a …

Putting Our Solar System Into Perspective

This amazing graphic was created by Roberto Ziche and shows our solar system to scale. Roberto explains:<p>“At the Chabot Space and Science Center there …

51 Ways to Cook Root Veggies

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Stunning New Photo Of Europa Shows Jupiter's Icy Moon Just As The Human Eye Would See It

It's the most extraordinary image ever of Europa.<p>NASA's newly "remastered" photo of Jupiter's icy moon (below) shows the satellite's geology in stunning, high-definition detail. And unlike a similar image released previously--in which the colors were artificially enhanced--the new photo shows …

Dan Barber's Cauliflower Steaks with Cauliflower Purée Recipe on Food52

• One 1 1/2-pound head of cauliflower<br>• 1 1/2 cups water<br>• 1 cup whole milk<br>• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil plus more for brushing<br>• Salt and freshly ground pepper<p>Heat oven to 350°F. Using sharp heavy knife and starting at top center of cauliflower head, cut two 1-inch-thick slices of cauliflower, cutting through …

Maple Sweet Potato Cakes with Curried Greek Yogurt Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> For about 2/3 of my life, I thought that I didn't like sweet potatoes. Why were they so sweet? And why was that sweetness right there on my plate, mixing with the savory Thanksgiving goodies I enjoyed far more? It turned out that the only times I had ever even tried sweet potatoes …

Free Soloing El Sendero Luminoso With Alex Honnold

On January 15, 2014, Alex Honnold free-soloed El Sendero Luminoso (The Shining Path) in El Portrero Chico, Mexico in a little over 3 hours. The climb …

Mexico

Why We Yawn

The human body exhibits many unusual behaviors, and foremost among them might be the yawn. An involuntary reflex that serves no clear purpose, …

Learning to Love PowerPoint

<b>We interrupt this magazine for a PowerPoint presentation:</b><p>For artist and musician David Byrne, the medium is the message.<br>• Infographic guru Edward Tufte …

David Foster Wallace’s Syllabus for His 2008 Creative Nonfiction Course: Includes Reading List & Footnotes

<i>Photo courtesy of Claudia Sherman.</i><p>The term "creative nonfiction" has picked up a great deal of traction over the past decade — perhaps too much, …

Lydia Millet: “If men’s cruel tyranny over women is the matter at hand, there’s a bored disinterest of the liberal literary establishment”

The author of “Dept. of Speculation” grills the author of “Mermaids in Paradise” on literary women, comic novels<p><b>Jenny Offill: "Mermaids in Paradise" is a such a funny and giddily absurdist novel. Does it feel of a piece with your other satirical novels? Or is this new territory?</b><p><i>Lydia Millet:</i> The …

Kurt Vonnegut Explains “How to Write With Style”

If you feel the need for tips on developing a writing style, you probably don't look right to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' …

Voices: In the digital world, privacy is the price of admission

SAN FRANCISCO — To paraphrase the Gipper, here they go again.<p>But while Ronald Reagan employed that withering line to great success during a pre-election debate, there's little evidence it will have any effect on Facebook or other Web-based entities caught mining or manipulating user data.<p>Each time …

Internet Privacy Begins With You

Bill Clinton's run for presidency nearly derailed when rumors surfaced that he had smoked marijuana during his time in England. In an effort to …