Akin Adegoke

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5 Books Like 'Sharp Objects' For Fans Of Gillian Flynn's Thriller Novels

The long-anticipated adaptation of <i>Sharp Objects</i><i>,</i> Gillian Flynn's debut novel, has reignited interest in the thriller writer, whose most famous for …

Books

Biggest study of vaginas shows there’s no such thing as ‘normal’

Vaginas come in all shapes and sizes, a study of hundreds of women has revealed. The findings should reassure women who are worried about whether …

Women's Health

Why Are We Obsessed With Mothers Accused Of Murder?

New series that reexamine the cases of Casey Anthony and Darlie Routier raise questions about their trials, and about our fascination with the bad moms of true crime.<p><b>Every couple of years,</b> the strange disappearance or death of a white toddler — JonBenét Ramsey, for instance, or Madeleine McCann — …

Crime

Which Books Do Famous Authors Read and Recommend Most?

Everyone loves a list—especially a list of books. To that end, people (including certain people at a nice place called Literary Hub) are always …

Literature

Anti-Social Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy by Siva Vaidhyanathan – review

All uses of its services for political campaigns should be inspected<p>The best metaphor for Facebook is the monster created by Dr Frankenstein. Mary Shelley’s story shows how, as Fiona Sampson put it in a recent <i>Guardian</i> article, “aspiration and progress are indistinguishable from hubris – until …

Social Media

Nearly 400 years later, the fork remains at the center of American dining controversy

When the fork was first introduced to the dining table in the US, it caused controversy. Fast forward nearly four centuries later, and the small-pronged utensil still causes international arguments over dining etiquette.<p>On June 25, 1633, when governor John Winthrop, a founding father of the …

Food & Dining

The Ridiculously Comfortable Shorts You Need This Summer

Long live the drawstring.<p>The best way to take it easy and stay stylish all summer long is by picking clothes that are lightweight and nonrestrictive, but still look put-together. First up on our list: drawstring shorts. They feel like sweatpants but, when worn right, they don't look like you're …

Clothing

Harry Potter: 15 Ways The Movies Are Better Than The Books

by Joseph Allen<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>The common refrain from most <b>Harry Potter</b> fans is something along the lines of “the books were better.<i>”</i> It’s the basic …

Books

Fall 2018 Announcements: Mysteries Thrillers

Spies abound this season, from a young Shakespeare who serves the English cause in Venice to a contemporary Syrian boy who has vital information for …

Books

It’s Over. Drake Lost

Perhaps, in several days or weeks or months, Drake will (finally) respond to Pusha T. And maybe that response, when it (finally) happens, will be …

The 25 Best '90s Movies On Netflix

The dream of the '90s is alive on Netflix. It was a cinematic age where gritty serial killer stories found their niche, indie filmmakers hit the mainstream, and larger-than-life blockbusters set new benchmarks for what could be done on the big screen. Jeff Goldblum fought dinosaurs, Will Smith …

Entertainment

1968: The year America unraveled

1968 was the year the center did not hold. It was the year many Americans saw their country spinning out of control. It was a shocking time, a moment of danger, destruction and division — yet also a time of passion and possibility.<p>The polarization that plagues the nation half a century later was …

Civil Rights

17 Refreshing Books to Read This Summer

Here come the page-turners of summer 2018. They’re about ... maritime disaster? America’s opioid crisis? Toxic social media? The legacy of the Confederacy? How about a man who falls in love with a bear and is completely serious about it? No one said this was going to be pretty, but there are some …

Books

Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Last Man Standing were saved from cancellation for the same reason

And it has nothing to do with politics.<p>On Thursday, May 10, 2018, Fox canceled the five-season-old cop comedy <i>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</i>, to the consternation of the internet at large. Despite the show’s soft ratings, itslarge, talented ensemble cast, rapid-fire sense of humor, and commitment to subverting …

Why Is It So Hard to Charge Motorists with Murder?

Jennifer Lloyd was riding next to a friend when the Ford 500 sedan raced past. The two were pedaling through an area of California’s Riverside County known as Indio Hills, on an undulating stretch of Dillon Road, a little more than 20 miles into the Tour de Palm Springs, an annual 100-mile century …

The Best Netflix Original Series Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: July 13th</b><p>There are a lot of good TV shows on Netflix (and you can find more with these secret codes). The bread-and-butter of the Netflix service, however, is its original programming. With over 100 Netflix originals — between shows and movies — browsing aimlessly can be daunting. If …

Entertainment

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Books

Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ Is Being Remade by Different Rappers

<i>Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)</i> is the debut studio album from the iconic hip-hop group, which released in 1993. Now, according to <i>XXL</i>, the classic EP …

10 Nonfiction Books That Make Great Conversation Starters At Parties And On Dates

Is there anybody in the world that actually likes small talk? For me, the best way to blow past that awkward phase of chit-chat is to bring up a …

I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye

Kanye West wants freedom—white freedom.<p>I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely 7 years old, and cable had not yet come to the city, and if it had, my father would not have believed in it. Yes, it had to have …

Michael Jackson

How the music industry overlooked R. Kelly’s alleged abuse of young women - The Washington Post

R. Kelly was in trouble again, and it was really bad this time. It was 2002, and police were investigating a sex tape that appeared to show the R&B superstar with a 14-year-old girl. Of all the scandals that had stirred around Kelly in his decade of fame, this one felt especially dire.<p>But Kelly …

R. Kelly

5 Classic Books We Should Skip In High School — And 5 To Read Instead

There are certain books that, even if you didn't personally read them in ninth grade, you associate with high school reading lists. You know the …

How to read poetry like a professor

What great poets have in mind, the thing that makes them hang around, is that they speak to our imagination<p>Since retiring from his professorship at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he taught literature and writing for nearly 30 years, Thomas Foster has made a fruitful career writing …

Literature

Was Abraham a Murderer?

Archeologists have discovered and published an ancient version of the story in which Isaac actually died.<p>According to one of the most famous Biblical …

Theology

Here's why Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer, according to the jury chair

Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize triumph this week was greeted by widespread celebration in the hip-hop and mainstream music worlds — and no small amount of grumbling from more traditional quarters.<p>The L.A. rapper made history Monday when his album <i>Damn</i> captured the Pulitzer music prize, awarded …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Some People Who Shall Not Be Named Think Ron Weasley Was a Death Eater

Ron Weasley and Harry Potter are so close, we'd consider them brothers. They battle Voldemort, exchange adorable Christmas presents, and spend Summers together at the Weasley house. It's hard to find any closer best friends in the Wizarding world (besides Argus Filch and his cat, Mrs. Norris). So …

All The Best Underground And Obscure Hip-Hop Playlists For Both Discovery And Nostalgia

Playlists aren’t just the wave of the future, they’re what’s happening right now. Maybe that’s why hip-hop and playlists go together so well. Hip-hop has always been modern, young, of-the-moment, so it only makes sense that so many artists in hip-hop owe much of their success to playlists — but …

‘High-definition vinyl’ could be spinning on your turntable by next year

Vinyl records are in the midst of a surprising renaissance, fueled not only by millennial nostalgia but by high-tech turntables. As CD and digital …

Audiophile

How Often Do People Use Guns In Self-Defense?

The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.<p>It's a common refrain touted by gun rights advocates, who argue that using guns in self-defense can help save lives. But what is the actual number of defensive gun uses?<p>According to the Pew Research Center, 48 percent of gun owners …

Guns