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The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how.

Discerning fact from fiction in news and online content has never been more challenging. From “pizzagate”—false reports of a child sex ring operating …

What Trump Voters Want Now

The blue-collar workers who put Donald Trump in the White House are ready for him to deliver. How much time will they give him?<p>JOHNSTOWN, Pa.—The night of the election, in this dying little city stuck in the hills of mostly rural, depressed western Pennsylvania, Joey Del Signore dozed off in his …

Donald Trump

Cixin Liu is the author of your next favourite sci-fi novel

When Cixin Liu's <i>The Three-Body Problem</i> was published in English in 2015, it became the first Chinese sci-fi novel to win a Hugo award. President …

The Invention of Angela Carter is an exemplary biography of a weird and wonderful writer – review

<i>Angela Carter liked to blur categories and break rules. Gaby Wood salutes the least well-behaved writer of her age</i><p>Some time in the early Sixties, Angela Carter was asked to name her favourite women writers. She presumed the person meant – and it’s characteristic of Carter to have thought there was …

'Certain Women' wins, McQueen honored at London Film Fest

LONDON (AP) — Writer-director Kelly Reichardt's spare and subtle Montana drama "Certain Women" has won the best-picture prize at the London Film …

Film Festivals

WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in election

WASHINGTON (AP) — A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:<p>MONEY IN POLITICS<p>Voters are disgusted with the way political races are paid for — disproportionately by big-money donors, including those who stand to gain or lose from government …

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

It’s lit<p>The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention …

A State-by-State List of the Lies Abortion Doctors Are Forced to Tell Women

In 26 states, abortion providers are required to carry "informed consent" brochures devised by conservative politicians, who say they're simply trying to help women make a difficult decision. But others are forcing doctors to give inaccurate info.<p><i>Additional reporting by Leila Ettachfini.</i><p>When she …

Libraries and Librarianship: IFLA Trend Report 2016 Update Published

The IFLA Trend Report, released in 2013, identified the drivers of transformation in the global information environment.<p>Covering access to …

Libraries

French Media Stopped Publishing Terrorists' Photos. Research Says They're Right.

If we’re careful to print and consume media that promotes empathy, it could change what we’re experiencing on the ground.<p>A few weeks ago some major French newspapers decided to stop publishing the photos and names of terrorists. It was days after dozens of people were killed in a brutal attack in …

A New Climate Change Documentary Focuses On Solutions, Not Doom

But instills a healthy amount of fear, too<p>Despite the shrillness of climate deniers in today’s political and media circuses, it’s fair to say that most regular citizens--and nearly all of the global scientific community--know that our planet’s climate is changing, and that those changes are already …

Climate

Ten ‘lost’ books you should read now

As the revival of lost works takes the publishing world by storm, Lucy Scholes delves into the archive to uncover the best hidden literary gems.

21 places to learn critical skills that will change your life

But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and professional, say researchers. It makes communities more productive and innovative, and gives employees the ability to cope with constantly changing workplaces.<p>Lifelong learning helps us stay sharp as we age, and is also important for …

Learning

The Bernie vs. Hillary Battle All Boils Down to Sexism

<i>This article was originally published on xoJane.</i><p>As it becomes more possible that Hillary Clinton could well be our first female president, sexism in the United States is made apparent to me in ways it never was before. The majority of the men in my life -- as friends and family -- are straight, …

Feminism

Study Confirms What We Already Knew: Living Near Water Can Reduce Stress

Beachfront property is considered the pinnacle of real estate for the views, the lifestyle, and, of course, the shoreline access. Everyone knows that …

Honey Smacks

Here Are All the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Books That Will Blow Your Mind This May

Buckle up. It’s a new month, and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of new books arriving in bookstores to get excited for. There are new books …

Books

16. To Be And To Have (2002)

Such a sad and poignant documentary is To Be and To Have, whilst also managing to be beautifully observed and endlessly uplifting at the same …

Doubting climate change is not enough

Last month, Donald Trump sat down with the editorial board of The Washington Post for over an hour. The Post editors asked him about his foreign …

Library Journal

Didn’t find what you were looking for? First, try this.<p>If you typed the URL directly, please make sure the spelling is correct.<p>If you clicked on a …

Brazil congressional committee votes in favor of impeachment

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A congressional committee voted Monday to recommend that the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff move forward, …

Brazil

Isis in Iraq: The female fighters that strike fear into jihadis - because they'll rob them of paradise

"Raping the Yazidi women was part of [the Isis] plan. Destroy the women, destroy the culture,” Haveen, a 22-year-old Kurdish fighter says as she …

England vs Great Britain vs United Kingdom Explained

<i>Venn Diagram Map created by Anna Debenham</i><p>The map above demonstrates the difference between the British Isles, United Kingdom, Great Britain, and …

A Japanese railway company is launching an 'invisible train'

Seibu Railway Tokyo - Seibu Railway wants to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018 by launching a new line of speedy commuter trains that will "blend into the landscape".<p>Seibu Railway is a Japanese conglomerate based in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan. Its principal businesses are in railways, …

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BEIJING — The exhibition was called “Secret,” and opened in the Wuhan Art Museum in April. And what was in the show? The personal information of the …