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The Best Books of May 2017: From Paula Hawkins to Haruki Murakami

Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian<p>W. Kamau Bell<p>A humorous, yet educational, look at society through the eyes of W. Kamau Bell, a sociopolitical comedian. Bell tackles a wide range of …

Zen and the art of great American road novels

At least two classic American novels illuminate Buddhism via the highway. Jack Kerouac’s <i>On the Road</i> and Robert Pirsig’s <i>Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance</i> both travel through the US with eastern influences. But Kerouac’s work represents Zen in action and Pirsig’s is more like a guide with …

Literature

12 Books You Should Read Before They Come To Screen This Year

If you were as captivated by HBO’s recently concluded mini-series, <i>Big Little Lies</i> (based on the bestselling novel of the same name, written by Liane …

Books

These are the 10 latest Pulitzer Prize winning-novels you must read immediately

These books caught the world’s eye with their dazzling characters and rich interpretations of American life.<p><i>1</i><i>Underground Railroad by Colson …

Science-Fiction and Fantasy New Releases 2/7/17

<b>HARDCOVER</b><p><i>1637: The Volga Rules</i><br>by Eric Flint and Paula Goodlett<p><i>Amberlough: A Novel</i><br>by Lara Elena Donnelly<p><i>Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An …

21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Championed by 21 writers you have.<p>Ever come across a book—on a nightstand in an Airbnb, in a box of your mom’s college junk, on a shelf at a friend’s <i>Bachelor</i> viewing party—that’s so energizingly rip-roaring, so envelopingly world-building, that you can’t really believe you’ve never heard of it …

Sphere is a Lens That Turns Your DSLR Into a 360-Degree Camera

Sphere is a new lens that’s designed to turn any DSLR camera into a 360-degree camera. It captures a full 360-degree view horizontally and a …

Mark Cuban Recommends These 5 Books for Entrepreneurs

Your reading list for 2017 has arrived.<p>Mark Cuban is a powerhouse. A savvy entrepreneur, exacting investor, and professional sports team owner, his suggestions, then, carry weight. Here are five of his top picks for reading material for aspiring as well as current entrepreneurs:<p>1. <i>Rework</i>, by Jason …

Entrepreneurship

Skinners barefoot running socks are so durable you can walk on broken glass

Back in June of 2016, we featured Skinners as an awesome piece of new tech that wasn’t available for purchase yet. Having recently exceeded their …

The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016

These short videos will keep you inspired and motivated to make 2017 your best year ever.<p>Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will …

Motivation

The Best Books of 2016 (According to All The Best Book Lists)

Did you get to read everything you wanted to this year? If you're like me, you're not even close. I've got a towering stack of unread gems, and to …

The 7 Best Fantasy Books for the Holiday Season

Whether you're looking for a last minute holiday gift or want a story for yourself, here's fantasy that isn't grimdark.<p>Thanks to the popularity of</i> …

Books

Books: 10 most important books of 2016 and more

Hello, I'm books editor Carolyn Kellogg, with this week's book news for you.<p><b>THE BIG STORY</b><p>Looking back on the year, I've selected the 10 most important books of 2016. Because books take so long to create, there's no guarantee that they'll be as meaningful when they're published as they were when …

10 Best Horror Movies of 2016

10<p>‘The Love Witch’<p>In gloriously lurid technicolor, a foxy witch (Samantha Robinson) concocts potions with which she can ensnare a man through …

Horror

10 Books Every First-Time Manager Should Read

There's a ton of management advice out there -- unfortunately, much of it is conflicting.<p>Stepping into a management role for the first time can be scary.<p>It doesn't help that there's a ton of conflicting management advice out there, and sifting through it could take years.<p>That's why we recommend …

personalgrowth

10 Must-Read Books For the Modern Entrepreneur

If you want to build a bigger business, you need to invest in yourself.<p>It seems like every year the world gets busier.<p>I often find it a challenge to find the time to catch up on emails, make the time for breakfast, and still catch a good night's sleep.<p>Reading has always been an important hobby of …

Books

10 Books on Entrepreneurship to Read This Holiday Weekend

While you're lounging on the beach or even your back porch, take the opportunity to catch up on the reading you meant to do the rest of the year.<p>An entrepreneur's work is never done, but it's important to make some time for rest and relaxation, especially when the sun is shining and summer …

Entrepreneurship

10 Creativity Apps I Used the Most in 2016

I shoot my own videos, take my own photos, write my own books, and design apps. Here are the creativity apps I used the most in 2016 to do all that and why.<p>Your creativity is your ability to generate ideas that are novel and useful, whether for business, art, or other areas. However, to implement …

Apps

An access all areas look inside Japanese sex hotels

Belgian photographer Zaza Bertrand decided to turn a fascination with the concept of intimacy into a stark documentary photo series <i>Japanese Whispers</i> about rabuhos, commonly known as sex hotels, in Japan. These kitschy, neon-lit spaces are representative of a cultural divide that separates sex and …

5 Books to Read After Westworld's "Well-Tempered Clavier"

From David Benioff to Margaret Atwood, here are the books that will quench your 'Westworld' thirst between episodes.<p>With just one episode left in</i> …

Books

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Knowledge is king. The first step to creating change in your life is to know what you're doing wrong or why you need to change. We've picked out over …

Books

The 50 best books for Christmas 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for literature, from tales of post-punk rebellion and fish-out-of-water detectives to politically incorrect satire and secrets from the Hollywood studio system. Here our top critics count down the year's best, from 50 to 1.<p>50. <b>The Making of Donald Trump</b> by David Cay …

Unborn Cities

"Unborn Cities" is a body of work that explores the architectural structures and physical growth of new cities located in the middle of China.<p>The project revolves around three new cities: The Kangbashi District, a subdivision in the city of Ordos in Inner Mongolia; the Yujiapu Financial District …

Urbanism

How an Unfilmable Story Turned Into the Year’s Best Sci-Fi Movie

Adaptations are a dime a dozen in Hollywood—but Arrival might be one of the unlikeliest. Here’s how an obscure, brainy Ted Chiang story was brilliantly (and painstakingly) translated for the big screen.<p><i>Arrival</i> should have been unfilmable. Denis Villeneuve’s latest, a heady sci-fi movie starring Amy …

One brutal chart from the biggest hedge fund in the world explains everything

Working class people from the Rust Belt played a large part in getting Donald Trump elected earlier this week. These same types of people also played a role in voting the UK out of the European Union earlier this year.<p>Trump's campaign targeted people in once-booming manufacturing towns who felt the …

1. Jurassic Park (1993)

<b>$402 million</b><p>Steven Spielberg's film opened with a record debut weekend of $50 million back in June 1993. It earned a stunning $359 million domestic, the second-biggest grosser of all-time behind Spielberg's E.T. The recent reissue has pushed it over $400 million domestic and over $1 billion …

Forget the FBI cache; the Podesta emails show how America is run | Thomas Frank

WikiLeaks’ dump of messages to and from Clinton’s campaign chief offer an unprecedented view into the workings of the elite, and how it looks after itself<p>The emails currently roiling the US presidential campaign are part of some unknown digital collection amassed by the troublesome Anthony Weiner, …

Government

The Cubs' losing streak has become science fiction's go-to check on reality

The Chicago Cubs are in the World Series for the first time in decades. The team’s losing streak is legendary: it hasn’t won the title since 1908, and last made it to the Series in 1945. It’s a drought that has become so ingrained in culture that it’s held up as an enduring yardstick for the idea …

Why Deep Work Helps You Get More Done in Less Time

Ever since I spoke with Cal Newport about the rules for focused success in a distracted world, and read his most recent book, I’ve become an …

20 scary books to terrify you this Halloween