Kelley Astyk

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10 Amazing Tattoo Artists to Follow on Instagram

Consider us ink-spired (I'll see myself out).<p>While we may not all be blessed with the courage to ask for a body of tattoos like Rihanna (we're more of the Kendall Jenner "tiny ink dot aaaaaaand we're done" mentality), we're always here for a vicarious glimpse into the lives of the brave souls who …

The Art of Listening: Your Guide to Evaluating Speakers

Space is tight and time is short, so let’s dispense with the preliminaries. This is a guide to evaluating loudspeakers—how I do it, anyway. You’ll …

The Big ‘What If’: 5 Alternate History Books Done Right

Over the years, ambitious novelists have applied the great <i>what if</i> to tales of alternate history on a grand scale, teasing out hypothetical versions of reality that illustrate both the elasticity and the limitations of human endeavor. These conjectural narratives serve as bracing reminders of what …

8 Lena Dunham-Approved Books You Need to Read Right Now

By Hilary Krutt | Off the Shelf<p>Lena Dunham seems to be everywhere these days. Best known as the creator, writer, and star of the HBO series <i>Girls</i>, now in its fifth and penultimate season, and the author of <i>Not That Kind of Girl</i>, she has emerged as a feminist voice for the millennial generation. She …

How to Get Your Daughters to Read Books This Summer

Let me start off by clarifying that I do not have a daughter but I am 22 years old and I remember my teens like they were yesterday. So I am writing this blog from the daughter's perspective.<p>Let me also state that I read books like there is no tomorrow and that I prefer books from movies, t.v. …

Anne Tyler tames Shakespeare's novel Shrew - Culture

Last fall Hogarth Press published the first in a series of novels by contemporary writers re-imagining Shakespeare's plays on the 400th anniversary …

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The New 'Harry Potter' Book Seems Like Fan Fiction Because It Basically Is

Anadolu Agency via Getty Images<p>Nine years and 10 days after <i>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows</i> appeared on bookstore shelves, thus conclusively …

Why I'm Not Giving In To "Surrender, New York"

It's been a long time since I read <i>The Alienist</i>, which I found absorbing and beautifully written, so I was intrigued to see a review of his latest book by crime writer Michael Connelly. It's got an intriguing title and cover, both of which fascinated me.<p>Then I started reading the review. Carr's new …

A Guide to the Buzziest New Books of Fall

Despite what Hollywood would have us believe, the failure to act can be just as dramatic as action itself. Decisions to do ­nothing—not to fight, not to run for help, not to reveal one’s true desires—turn the wheels of some of fall’s buzziest books. In the brilliantly funny, stealthily …

15 Reasons Why You Should Go to Iceland On Your Next Vacation

Consider this your must-see list.<p>There are plenty of practical reasons why Iceland is a great place to travel. You can fly there in less than six hours from the East Coast, the dollar remains strong against the Icelandic krona, and it's an easy layover on your way to Europe. But even if all those …

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The Most Poorly Designed Hotel Room I've Ever Stayed In

I spent last night at the Hilton Providence. After spending the week in Newport with Ford and his family, I was scheduled on the 7:15PM American …

Why I Watch People Play Videogames on the Internet

When I was a kid, I watched my older brother play horror games like <i>Resident Evil</i>, or <i>Silent Hill</i>. Young me was fascinated by these, but didn't want to …

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