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The Top European Cities for American Travelers This Summer

When picking a summer vacation destination, it can be hard to know where to go.<p>A good litmus test for choosing a great destination is polling where …

European Travel

Why the extraordinary story of the last slave in America has finally come to light

Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon was written in the 1930s, but has only just been published. Why has it taken so long for the remarkable story of Oluale Kossola to be made public?<p>“We stand as living monuments,” wrote the historian Len Garrison, of the black British descendants of slavery and empire. …

Black History

Mastering the Fretboard Using Keys and Chord Progression Roots

0<p>SHARES<p><i>This is an abridged and shorter version of a lengthier article that can be found on Guitarchalk.com.</i><p>The easiest way to master the fretboard is …

Electric Guitar

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

European Travel

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

PS5: these are the games we're looking forward to playing on the PlayStation 5

By Robert Jones<p>The PS5 is coming and you should be excited. That's because the PS5 release date has been widely reported as landing in either 2020 …

Gaming

New Music Friday: 6 Albums You Need To Hear Today

<i>All Songs Considered'</i>s Robin Hilton chats with NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael, Marissa Lorusso, Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson for a sprint through six noteworthy albums out May 18. This includes the raging rock of Courtney Barnett, Atlanta rapper Nick Grant, wildly ambitious psych-folk from Ray La …

New Music

The Rolling Stones – every album ranked!

As the indestructible rock’n’rollers begin their No Filter tour, we rank each of their 23 albums, from their 1964 eponymous debut to 2o16’s Blue & Lonesome<p>23. Dirty Work (1986)<p>The best moments on Dirty Work come when the atmosphere of intra-band animosity in which it was recorded is channelled into …

Hells Angels

Losing players is the best thing to happen to Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves never needed fair-weather fans or hype - it just needed a core community<p><i>Sea of Thieves</i> is a game that currently finds itself in an odd place. It’s a fairly easy game to play as one of the flagship launch titles for the Xbox Game Pass, a service with a free trial. It was a game that …

Sea of Thieves

Jared Kushner may face new scrutiny over tangled financial holdings

President Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner has enjoyed the gilded highs of White House life — attending Trump's first official state dinner last month, conducting secret diplomacy in the Middle East and counseling the president on fast-paced foreign trips.<p>Kushner also has endured …

Jared Kushner

This Map Shows How Long $1 Million in Retirement Savings Will Last In Every State

The differences are startling.<p>Location, location, location. It’s the battle hymn for buying real estate and – it turns out – a huge factor for …

Retirement

Pre-order Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

<b>Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game</b> is a fully co-operative, immersive, detective experience. This is a game of wits and deduction, a full game …

Board Games

The anti-Obama: Trump's drive to destroy his predecessor's legacy

From the Iran deal to TPP to climate change, ‘the whole thing that animates and unites his policy views is antipathy towards Obama’<p>When Donald Trump pulled out of the deal to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions, hardline conservatives celebrated, European leaders winced and Barack Obama made a rare, …

Donald Trump

The Board Game All Pirate Fans Need to Play (Not, Like, Pittsburgh Pirates Though)

There’s no mistaking it, pirates are just fun. Whether we get to do our best impression, giggling about stealing booty, or just buccaneering our way …

Board Games

If you like Crusader Kings 2 then you’ll love Fief: France 1429

The greatest hybrid of strategy and roleplaying games ever developed for me, Crusader Kings 2 is a juggernaut of the last decade of PC gaming. It …

PC Gaming

These Critical Role-Inspired Dice Are Truly Majestic

<i>Critical Role is Geek & Sundry’s live Dungeons & Dragons show, featuring Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer and his troupe of fellow voice actors. Catch</i> …

Board Games

Top 10 Board Game Artists

One of my favorite aspects of board gaming is the ability for a game to pull you into a theme and world that only exists on your table. To this end, …

Board Games

Is Capitalism a Threat to Democracy?

The idea that authoritarianism attracts workers harmed by the free market, which emerged when the Nazis were in power, has been making a comeback.<p>In London, in the nineteen-thirties, the émigré Hungarian intellectual Karl Polanyi was known among his friends as “the apocalyptic chap.” His gloom was …

Economics

Nine of the Most Violent Works of Literary Fiction

Most works of literary fiction aren’t heavy on the violence. After all, where’s the time, with all that wordplay and character development filling up …

Literature

If You Haven't Read These Graphic Novels, Now's the Time

If you grew up loving and collecting comic books, chances are you'll love reading graphic novels as an adult. Personally, I didn't discover the joy …

Graphic Novels

Three guitar heroes for a new era

Gibson’s decision to file for bankruptcy has led to talk of the death of the guitar, but no one seems to have told these players<p>Is the guitar dying? Ten years after the recession, the industry has seen its share of struggle: the 2,633,000 units sold in the US in 2017 falls about 5% short of the …

Guitar

This is why successful people are unhappy in middle age — and what to do about it

Writing a book about age and happiness brought many surprises, but none surpasses this: High-achieving professionals seem especially vulnerable to …

Happiness

Authors recommend 11 US bookstores worth traveling for

Reading material, whether destination-related or just a way to while away the journey, is an essential packing list item. But cozy, well-curated independent bookstores are often trip-worthy in their own right. We asked 11 best-selling writers to tell us which shops are worth a detour for …

Books

Trump's legal team prepares for showdown with Mueller

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's lawyers are preparing for a legal showdown with special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources familiar with their thinking.<p>Trump's legal team is bracing for the dramatic possibility that Mueller would subpoena the President, setting up a collision …

Donald Trump

Michelle Wolf Does Unto the White House as It Has Done Unto Others

Controversy at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner underscores that Trump’s staff demands decencies and courtesies that it denies to others.<p>“Women attacking conservative women for their looks and their jobs It’s shameful. #WHCA.” Those angry words were tweeted by White House …

Donald Trump

Watch John Travolta join Foo Fighters on stage during ‘Grease’ cover

He's the one that they want..<p>Foo Fighters were joined on stage by John Travolta last night, with his arrival coming at the most appropriate of …

Music

‘Sea Of Thieves’ Lost Half Its Players When The Xbox Game Pass Free Trial Expired

How many treated the Xbox Game Pass free trial as a demo and how many were turned off by Rare's version of the pirate life?<p><i>Sea of Thieves</i> was …

Sea of Thieves

7 Helpful Tips For New Players Embarking Onto The ‘Sea of Thieves’

<b>5. Turn off your lanterns.</b><p>If you want your ship to blend in with the darkness, you should turn off all of your lanterns during the night cycle. This …

Creedence Clearwater Revival

They are unquestionably one of the greatest American rock bands ever, for many they are the quintessential rock band with a roots edge to them. …

Trump Biographer: He's A Liar Since Childhood, Named "Ladies Man" At School With No Women

In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio talks about how President Trump has used a series of alter egos, like …