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The 40 best books of 2016 you must read immediately

The Post’s books team on the titles they most loved — and some that, curiously, escaped notice.<p>by Paul Kalanithi (Random House)<p>On page one, this …

Books

7 Up-and-Coming Artists to Listen to If You Love Adele

Say "Hello" to some new acts.<p>By now you've probably listened to Adele's <i>25</i> a thousand times (especially if you're one of the 4.38 million people who bought the record), pictured yourself in numerous emotional music videos and blasted (that is, cried to) "Hello" on more occasions than you're willing …

These Are the End Times: 12 Memorable Closing Lines

Last week we reveled in some of literature’s most audacious opening lines; but this week we’ve become that impatient reader who flips straight to the last page. Sewing a story up neatly is almost as difficult as beginning one in the first place, but many authors have still managed to blow us away …

22 Tiny Things You Should Do For Yourself Every Single Day

<b>1.</b> Wake up remembering that it’s a fresh start. Don’t let yesterday’s trivial frustrations ruin today before it’s even began.<p><b>2.</b> Make the first thing …

4 Science-Backed Tips For Achieving Your Dreams

Whether it's New Year's resolutions or any other milestone we want to achieve, most of us give up on that career goal, diet, mindfulness practice, or …

Review: San Fermin, 'Jackrabbit'

San Fermin's 2013 debut brims over with ideas: The brainchild of one guy, classically trained Brooklyn composer and multi-instrumentalist Ellis Ludwig-Leone, it's a nearly hourlong feast of gorgeous chamber-pop storytelling. Ludwig-Leone doesn't sing on <i>San Fermin</i> — those duties are turned over to …

Review: Alabama Shakes, 'Sound & Color'

In the six years I've lived in the region, I've developed a mantra: Southern freaks are the best freaks. For me, the word "freak" can be both positive and downright spiritual. It describes serious individualists who are tolerant of others whose own paths may diverge from their own; people whose …

Review: Jackson Scott, 'Sunshine Redux'

Jackson Scott is all of 22 — around the same age as those who initially carved out the paths of psychedelic music back in the late '60s. It's a good age to feel unbound by social mores, an expectation that can be stretched to the wild, mood-swinging environments Scott crafts on his second solo …

Review: Mew, '+-'

"In your chrysalis I go," croons Jonas Bjerre, the elf-voiced frontman of Denmark's Mew, in the soaring song "Interview The Girls." It's one of the standout tracks on the group's sixth album, cryptically titled <i>+-</i>, and Bjerre's poetic verse is symbolic of the disc as a whole: Six years after Mew's …

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<i>Songs from Wes Anderson film soundtracks</i>

12 Memorable Movie Soundtracks from the Past 12 Years

The Boyhood soundtrack gave everyone a healthy dose of nostalgia last year. Here's a look at other recent soundtracks that left their mark.<p>There's a scene in <i>Boyhood</i> in which Ethan Hawke drives his Pontiac GTO across a stretch of Texas highway, windows down, his son Mason (Ellar Coltrane) riding …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Animal Collective's Panda Bear made us an eclectic playlist

If you’re a fan of Animal Collective, the pack of indie art-pop weirdos who’ve released a whopping nine albums together, you know its co-founder …

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Tea

Traveling with Tep Wireless Device —The Good and the Bad

Because of the nature of my work (and partly because of my internet addiction), I need internet access wherever I go. It’s easy to get constant WiFi …

Jeanette Winterson: the books that changed my life

From the Moomins to Maurice, the Bible to a Charlotte Brontë rewritten by her mother – Jeanette Winterson reveals the stories that made her<p>Mrs Winterson used to say: “The trouble with a book is that you never know what’s in it till it’s too late.”<p>There were only six <b>books</b> in our house – chief among …

herbstliche Karotten-Nuss-Torte mit Vanille-Zimt-Sirup • Apfel-Heidelbeer-Cupcakes • Orla Kiely für Clarks

Wir haben am Wochenende eine kleine Buchparty, wie auch bereits im letzten<p>Jahr, s. HIER, gefeiert, um mich wieder bei allen "Beteiligten" zu bedanken.<p>…

How to Find Your Dream Job

In a job market transformed by turmoil and rebirth, there are suddenly all kinds of opportunities for adventurous souls. But if you're going to transcend the cubicle, you need to think big and dare to start over. Presenting our no-holds-barred guide to making the boldest move of your career.<p>1. …

Daft Punk Portrayed in Fictional Film Eden: Trailer

<i>Eden</i> is a film directed by Mia Hansen-Løve. It focuses on the rise of electronic music in France, and it stars Greta Gerwig. The film features portrayals of several real world DJs, most prominently Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, aka Daft Punk.<p>Today, a trailer for the film has …

Daft Punk

New David Bowie Songs to Accompany Career-Spanning Compilation

David Bowie will release two new songs this fall along with a career-spanning compilation, <i>Nothing Has Changed</i>, which contains hits and previously …

David Bowie

First Listen: Lia Ices, 'Ices'

Ices<p><b>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.</b><p>Singer-songwriter Lia Ices attracted a bit of attention for her 2008 debut, <i>Necima</i>, but it was 2011's <i>Grown Unknown</i> that exposed her to a wider audience. The album featured a duet with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, yet it was …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower

We all spend three to four hours each day resisting desire. So what do people with remarkable willpower do differently?<p>Willpower is <i>not</i> something you either have or you don't.<p>Sure, some people may be more self-disciplined than you. Some people may be better at resisting temptation than you. But …

Will Power

Plastik im Ozean: Wie ein 19-Jähriger unsere Meere vom Müll befreien will

Unsere Ozeane sind voll von Plastik. Den Müll zu entfernen, ist laut Experten unmöglich. Die Idee eines 19-Jährigen macht Hoffnung: Er hat eine Methode entwickelt, die das Problem lösen könnte.<p>Zehntausende Plastikmüll-Teile schwimmen laut Naturschutzorganisation WWF in jedem Quadratkilometer …

Hedwig & The Angry Inch | Neil Patrick Harris - Hedwig's Lament | Official Audio

Five albums to try this week

Tune-Yards – Nikki Nack (4AD)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: Tune-Yards’s Merrill Garbus has unleashed another batch of eclectic, energetic and joyfully experimental pop songs (streaming on our blog here).<p><b>It might not be for you if</b>... You've not prepared yourself for an album that is quite hectic and …

Paramount Records: The Label Inadvertently Crucial To The Blues

Imagine that all of your favorite music — from Wynton Marsalis to Kanye West — was released by the same record label. Well, if you were African-American back in the 1920s, odds are that was the case. What makes the story even more interesting is that this record label was launched by a company that …