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What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.<p>But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many …

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The 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

The restaurant reservations website's users helped compile this list of eateries with the best views.<p>Today, OpenTable released their list of the most …

13 Podcasts You Should Listen To, Based On Your Favorite Books

Finding your new favorite podcast = easier than ever.<p>There are thousands of podcasts about any conceivable topic, which makes it that much more intimidating to get started if you’re a podcast newbie.<p>So here are 13 podcasts that you might like, based on 13 books that are at the top of best-seller …

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4 Epic Fantasy Novels Written Before The Lord of the Rings

Artist, social reformer, and author William Morris wrote this epic inspired by the medieval romances of Thomas Malory. Four sons of a medieval king …

Hayao Miyazaki Picks His 50 Favorite Children’s Books

Once upon a time, books served as the de facto refuge of the “physically weak” child. For animation legend, Hayao Miyazaki, above, they offered an …

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13 of the best Stephen King short stories you've never read

I haven't managed to read all of Stephen King's novels yet — I'm still working on that — but I <i>have</i> read all of his short stories. All of the …

100 Must-Read Books That Have Been Adapted for Movies and Television

It seems like every time a new book deal is announced lately, there’s almost always news of the screen rights also being sold. When the rights to a …

Pussy, the First Trump-Era Novel, Is a Brutal Satire

The author Howard Jacobson, whose new book is a fairy tale inspired by the 45th president, calls writers to arms.<p>For the British author Howard Jacobson, there was only one word that would function as the title of his newest book, a fantastical satire about a truculent, egomaniacal, moronic, and …

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

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32 books everyone should read in their lifetime

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't just stick to the mystery novels, anthologies, or biographies you know and love. If you really want to become a more well-rounded person, you'll need to …

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26 Of The Most Inspirational Lines In Literature

"Not all who wander are lost." – J. R. R. Tolkien<p><b>1.</b> “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”<p>– Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan</i><p>Submitted by Gina Clark, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”<p>– L.M. Montgomery, <i>Anne of</i> …

What is the historical evidence that Jesus Christ lived and died?

Today some claim that Jesus is just an idea, rather than a real historical figure, but there is a good deal of written evidence for his existence 2,000 years ago<p><b>How confident can we be that Jesus Christ actually lived?</b><br>The historical evidence for Jesus of Nazareth is both long-established and …

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24 Books Becoming Movies this Year

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books—fiction and nonfiction—into films. If you want to prepare yourself for these literary movies, look no further: We've compiled a …