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15 Short Story Collections Everyone Should Read

Last December, a short story by Kristen Roupenian called 'Cat Person' went viral. It was a reminder of the power the form can wield, and a great advert for literature in an era dominated by other mediums.<p>Short stories, of course, have the added advantage of being short, meaning you can digest them …

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Bill Gates: Every American Who Lives a Comfortable Life Should Read This Book

Doing OK? Congrats! Now learn how and why so many of your fellow citizens are struggling.<p>How was your holiday season? If it was filled with love, plenty, and relaxation, congrats! I hope you enjoyed it to the fullest. But now that you're back to work and settling into 2018, Bill Gates has a book …

Best books of 2017: indie publishers on their favourite books of the year

India’s answer to Lear, a teen tale set amid the London riots and the first great book on grime. Experts pick 2017’s smartest, oddest and most overlooked reads<p><b>Sarah Davis Goff</b><p><b>Co-director, Tramp Press</b><p><b>The book that made my year:</b> We spoke last year about Mike McCormack’s wonderful Solar Bones, which …

Best Mac apps of 2017

As the year nears its end, it’s time to take a look back at everything that was awesome in 2017. As usual, Mac developers rolled out some stellar software, which means macOS remains the best platform for the greatest apps.<p>Here’s our roundup of the best macOS apps of 2017.<p>The best Mac apps of 2017<p>No …

Apps

'No Time to Spare' is an enjoyable visit with literary giant Ursula Le Guin (and her cat)

Le Guin reflects on the value of time, when simply living life, visiting with friends and family, grocery shopping, and writing, fills each and every …

12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

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Oliver Sacks - The River of Consciousness - Book Review

The River of Consciousness<p>By Oliver Sacks<p>Knopf<br>$27.00<br>ISBN 9780385352567<br>Published 10/24/2017<p>Nonfiction / Essays / Philosophy<p>Buy the book<p>Trending Book …

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Nonfiction Book Review: Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World by Christopher de Hamel. Penguin Press, $45 (640p) ISBN 978-1-59420-611-5

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World<p>Christopher de Hamel. Penguin Press, $45 (640p) ISBN …

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Voyager missions, NASA made these stunning, free posters

The US spacecrafts Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched 16 days apart in August and September of 1977. Both the missions took advantage of a once-in-175-year alignment of planets that allowed between them to visit all the gaseous planets of the solar system.<p>PBS last month released a documentary to …

Astronomy

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p><i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell …

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Top 10 novels on rural America

From Marilynne Robinson to William Faulkner, these great stories are told from the margins of US life, but they carry profound resonance<p>I was in my early 20s when I first read Housekeepingby Marilynne Robinson. It was a summer day on my family’s mountain acreage in rural northern Idaho. I wandered …

Every Hayao Miyazaki Movie, Ranked

Hayao Miyazaki can't stop dreaming. Despite a half-century of work, 11 feature films under his belt, an Oscar on his shelf (Miyazaki became the only …

Anime

The 20 Best Emotional Intelligence Books to Read Before 30

Are you an entrepreneur? CEO? Parent? Project or HR manager? There's a gold nugget for everyone here.<p>In my 20s--well before founding a company and writing about servant leadership--my library was mostly composed of books about sports, science fiction, and whatever young, self-centered men were …

Zoology

Essential reading: nine experts on the books that inspired them

From film to philosophy, from music to history and economics, masters of their crafts pick the five books they could not live without<p>Philosophy: Alain de Botton<br>‘Seneca should be the author of the hour’<p>Author Alain de Botton is known for applying philosophical concepts to everyday life; his books …

Literature

4 old books for the new year

We are already inundated with lists of books published in the past year or about to be published. So I'm going to do something different: I'm going …

Books

The 20 Best Books of 2016, According to 36 "Best of" Lists

If you’re looking for a good book to curl up with this winter, you’re bound to find one on this list. These are the books found on “best of 2016" …

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The Conscience of Words: Susan Sontag on the Wisdom of Literature, the Danger of Opinions, and the Writer’s Task

“A writer ought not to be an opinion-machine… The job of the writer is to make us see the world as it is, full of many different claims and parts and experiences.”<p><i>“Words belong to each other,”</i> Virginia Woolf observed in the only surviving recording of her voice. <i>“Words are events, they do things,</i> …

Literature

My Favorite Books of 2016

Never before have I felt so empowered to learn as I do today. When I was young, there were few options to learn on my own. My parents had a set of …

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The Hard-Hitting Nonfiction Reading Guide

Autumn is the biggest season in the publishing world, particularly for serious nonfiction. Below is our fall edit (along with a few summer books we …

19 Beautiful Bookstores You Need To Visit In America

Bookshop road trip, anyone?

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

Literature

7 Books You Need to Read This June

<i>Each month, Boris Kachka offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations. You should read as many of them as possible</i><i>.</i><p><b>Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi</b> …

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Greg Jackson's top 10 books to make you a better person

Don’t be put off! Works by WG Sebald, Roberto Bolaño and Wallace Shawn and others can help us to see ourselves more clearly and understand life better<p>“If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life,” wrote Thoreau, …

In the Ashes of the USSR: 5 Books to Understand Russia Today

An old Russian proverb goes, “When there is a fire, you don’t ask who the fireman is.” It’s a good summation of feelings many Russians hold for Vladimir Putin, a leader they see as having steered the nation away from the disaster of the post-Soviet state and set a course for a more robust role on …

31 Brilliant Books That You Really Need To Read This Spring

Required reading from April to June. UK release dates.

9 Books We’re Reading Right Now

April’s installment of the Cut Book Club includes a popular memoir by television megaboss Shonda Rhimes, a photographer’s tales about growing up in …

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Kids don't like physics and maths: study finds out why

Britain will face a shortage of engineers, scientists and mathematicians within the next few years unless more pupils are encouraged to take up the subjects at school<p>Young people are dropping technical subjects such as maths and physics at A-Level because of outdated career advice and pressure to …