Mark Hinton

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William Butler Yeats at 150

Today, 13 June is the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats. The day still resonates because Yeats’s life did not so much terminate …

William Butler Yeats Taught Poets How to Serve

The great Irish poet William Butler Yeats, who would be 150 today, wrote poems that stick with you through life. He also set the standard for poetic …

Literature

Craft beer makers win a victory over prohibition-era laws

Craft beer makers in Atlanta have their work cut out for them.<p>For one thing, they’re pouring in a city with sophisticated beer tastes—which has long …

The psychology of time trouble

Time trouble is one of the most common problems tournament chess players face, with all of us at one time or another falling into the trap of using …

Psychology

7 shows that mattered in the '70s

"<i>The Seventies</i>" airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT Thursdays on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> If television is a mirror of its times, the 1970s were a very confused era indeed.<p>The most popular shows of the decade's first half, such as "All in the Family," took on social issues with directness and passion. By the late '70s, …

TV

Why Are Some People Better at Drawing than Others?

Since the dawn of human art-making, the divide has been clear: There are people who can effortlessly sketch an object's likeness, and people who …

The Brain

Blooming Twig

Ghostwriting & Publishing Services<p>At Blooming Twig, we employ a strategic and results-based approach to book shepherding, manuscript development, and …

Thought Leadership

How NBA stars learned to love soccer

Vlade Divac is laughing at the memory, some 15 years later, chuckling at the futility of his begging. He can still feel the sting of rejection even …

Ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte coming to majors with A's

The Oakland Athletics are set to call up a switch pitcher, Pat Venditte. He'll be the first of his kind in the majors.<p>The Oakland Athletics are set …

Baseball

Digital Drawing vs. Digital Painting: What's the Difference?

If you dream about being good at drawing, but you don't have much experience, most likely you associate it with a pencil. But what you really want is …

Laas Geel Complex and The Magnificent Ancient Rock Art of Somalia

Thousands of years ago, humans from the Neolithic age, decorated the walls of rock shelters with paintings of animals and humans at a site called …

How Ireland was robbed of Hugh Lane's great art collection

In 1937 the poet WB Yeats visited the Municipal Gallery in Dublin, and was moved to think back to the Irish literary revival around the turn of the century. “I sat down after a few minutes, overwhelmed with emotion. There were pictures painted by men, now dead, who were once my intimate friends. …

Art

New Horizons: Countdown to Pluto

We're about to get our first ever close-up look at Pluto as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft closes in on the distant frozen world.<p>By Stuart Gary and …

Montana burn reveals ancient stone effigies, cairns, rock formations and buffalo slaughter areas

U.S. government archaeologists set a controlled fire in April 2015 to reveal a unique site in northern Montana that has large Native American stone …

Your Kindle Publishing Plan: Turbocharge It With Short Stories

The big benefit of Kindle publishing is that there’s no middle man anywhere. No client to tell you what to write. No publisher, ditto. There’s just …

Writing

Time to give the Minnesota Twins some love

For the first couple of weeks of the season, the Minnesota Twins looked awful. This wasn't unexpected, because most thought the Twins would be awful. …

Nat Geo Staff Picks: The Best of Montana

Montana’s beautiful national parks and charming small towns are more than enough reason to add the state to your next travel itinerary. Not sure where to start your tour of Big Sky Country? We’ve got you covered.<p><b>Here are a few of the National Geographic Travel team’s favorite spots in …

Travel Photography

Sex, sea air and stupidity: 5 things we learned about Jane Austen

Here are the key things we learned about the novelist from Professor John Mullan's insightful talk at the Hay Festival<p>It's 200 years since Jane Austen's Emma was first published. As he marked the bicentennial in a talk at the <b>Hay Festival</b>, John Mullan - professor at University College London and …

Book Review: “Mad River” by Donald Hamilton

<b>Book:</b> <i>Mad River</i>, by Donald Hamilton<p><b>Cover</b>: A nice cover painting. It fits the story well.<p><b>Back Cover</b>: Boring with yet another slightly mis-leading plot …

NBA Draft Order 2015: Post-Lottery 1st-Round Picks, Predictions

Link to Media<p>The 2015 NBA draft order is set in stone following Tuesday's lottery reveal. Draft day on June 25 figures to feature multiple trades, but based on the consensus on the top prospects, those near the very top aren't likely to make any maneuvers.<p>An unfortunate bouncing of Ping-Pong balls …

NBA

25+ Incredible Novels You Must Read At Least Once In Your Life

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. —William Styron<p>Books …

Books

Top 10 rural noir novels

“Rural noir” is a 21st-century term used to describe a stream of American literature that has been flowing since the 19th century. We’ve had dark, dangerous stories set in the countryside since William Leggett’s 1827 tale The Rifle. Some of the best-known writers associated with the label have …

Books

The Secret Art Life of E.E. Cummings

The great modernist poet had a sideline passion—creating a multitude of visual art: 1,600 sketches, drawings, watercolors, and oil paintings during …

Art

Science fiction: brilliant, big ideas are not just for geeks

Comedian Richard Sandling explains why science fiction, and the science behind it, should be taken seriously<p>The fairly recent rise in “geeks” is very interesting. There weren’t really geeks when I was at school. Being a geek wasn’t a thing you were derided or praised for, it just wasn’t a thing. …

Science Fiction

23 Books All Soccer Fans Should Read

The football season is finishing. Get a book to pass the summer with.

Soccer

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Travel

Timberwolves win lottery for top draft pick | News Home | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Minnesota Timberwolves won the National Basketball Association’s draft lottery on Tuesday, giving them the first selection in the NBA draft for the first time.<p>Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Zach LaVine (8) celebrates with point guard Lorenzo Brown (7) and small forward …

Basketball

MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 MLB Teams Stand at the 1-Quarter Mark

Link to Media<p>It's hard to believe, but we have already reached the first-quarter mark of the 2015 MLB season.<p>While a few teams have begun to separate themselves from the pack, and we have a big enough sample size to start to get an idea of who is capable of contending, there is still a ton of …

Baseball

19 Free Art Museums You Should Visit This Summer

“Art is a nation’s most precious heritage," Lyndon B. Johnson famously proclaimed, while signing into existence the National Endowment for the Arts. "For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation."<p>Art museums across the country …

June 2015

Diversity