Njahla Stanley

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The No-Crunch Core Workout

Despite their abs-firming reputation, crunches aren't the shortcut to a six-pack. In order to strengthen your entire core, you need to target all of …

We Created the Perfect Cupcake Recipe (and Yes, There’s Lots of Frosting)

Our resident baking savant and senior associate food editor Claire Saffitz’s idea of a good time involves whipping up homemade bagels on the fly. There’s no one else we trust more to develop the cupcake recipe of our dreams, and she came up with not only one, but three recipes for yellow, white, …

When “X-Men: Apocalypse” fails its heroes of color, it fails the “X-Men” spirit

For an allegory for racial equality, the “X-Men” films have a hard time not sidelining their non-white characters<p>Apocalypse, the all-powerful villain in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” seems to want what every by-the-numbers megalomaniac wants: total destruction. The screenplay, written by Simon Kinberg (of …

Comics

The Power of Pop Culture in “Reply 1988”

A few episodes into the Korean drama series “Reply 1988,” a slacker schoolgirl named Deok-sun and her rascal pal Dong-ryong show off their language skills. In a study group with her friends, Deok-sun is chided by her older sister, Bo-ra, for ranking dead last in her class. “English is just …

Seeking submissions

Send your best flash fiction, your strangest stories, and your most haunting memoir to Fiction Attic Press!<p>SUBMIT HERE<p>or read on for more information…<p>…

Fully booked: this year’s best literary festivals

Go to Port Eliot to see Ali Smith, Dave Eggers and Max Porter, and see debut crime novels pitted against the likes of Val McDermid in Harrogate<p>• Fair Play: Can literary festivals pay their way?<p>• From Trinidad to Lahore: books festivals around the world - podcast<p><b>Hay festival</b><b><br>Dates: now until 5 …

Festivals