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Oscars 2016: The Complete List of Academy Award Winners

The monthslong awards season culminates tonight—finally!—with the 88th Academy Awards. The Oscars will be hosted by the always irreverent Chris Rock, whose monologue will spare no one (least of all the Academy), and the roster of presenters includes Reese Witherspoon, Russell Crowe, Tina Fey, …

Awards

I Decided Not To Read Books By White Authors For A Year. Conservatives Lost Their Damn Minds.

I read some kickass books last year.<p>I read gorgeous fiction like <i>The Lowland</i> by Jhumpa Lahiri, and gut-wrenching memoirs like <i>Irritable Hearts</i> by Mac McClelland, and enlightening non-fiction like <i>Asking For It</i> by Kate Harding, and smart beach reads like <i>The Royal We</i> by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. …

Annie Leibovitz

The Benefits Of A Two-A-Day Cycling Plan

<i>Looking for a breakthrough on the bike? Consider riding twice a day.</i><p>Trying to improve in three disciplines at once is a demanding juggling act. For …

Exercise

Kirkus Announces Finalists for 2015 Book Prizes

The literary journal Kirkus Reviews has announced the finalists for its 2015 book prizes. The annual honors, handed out for the first time last year, each come with a $50,000 award, making them among the most lucrative in the literary world.<p>The six fiction finalists are “The Incarnations” by Susan …

Kevin Powell’s Memoir Will Crush You

My 11-year-old daughter is a prodigious fiction reader and a good book will make her cry. Countless times, I’ve looked over and seen her face …

11 Memoirs That Read Better Than a Novel

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Here Are The Top 10 Most Banned Books A.K.A. Your Required Reading List

It's that magical time of year again, where we celebrate the wonder that is imagination, literature and progress through Banned Books Week.<p>Every year …