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Neil Gaiman and Haruki Murakami up for alternative Nobel literature prize

While the scandal-ridden Swedish Academy searches its soul after the cancellation of this year’s Nobel prize for literature, a replacement award set up by a host of Swedish cultural figures has unveiled a shortlist that includes British fantasy novelist Neil Gaiman and Japanese literary superstar …

Books

9 New Audiobooks For Road Trips To Keep You Entertained On The Long Drives Of Summer

Taking the scenic route to your vacation destination this year? You're going to miss out on valuable reading time, but not to worry, book nerds! I've …

The Best Psychological Thrillers of 2018 Are Guaranteed to Keep You Up at Night

Summer, otherwise known as psychological thriller season, might be winding down, but that doesn't mean that you need to part ways with the gripping …

12 Modern Books That Will Become Classics, According To People On Reddit

There are certain books that feel almost inherently "classic." <i>To Kill A Mockingbird. Catcher in the Rye. Moby</i> freaking <i>Dick.</i> But do you ever wonder …

Listen to the world’s ambient sounds filtered through Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies

Side Note<p>May—05—2018 02:45PM EST<p>I recently discovered the delightful website Cities and Memory, a project dedicated to compiling field recordings …

Ambient Music

5 Classic Books We Should Skip In High School — And 5 To Read Instead

There are certain books that, even if you didn't personally read them in ninth grade, you associate with high school reading lists. You know the …

La bicicleta y la emancipación de las mujeres

A finales del siglo XIX, las mujeres se convirtieron en las usuarias más entusiastas de las nuevas bicicletas con pedales

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

The 3 Best Reads of 2017 (So Far), According to Amazon Book Editors

We love diving into a good book no matter what the time of year, but something about fall makes curling up with a new read and a cup of hot tea all …

What You Need to Know For an Amazing Amsterdam Adventure

Simply put, Amsterdam is a stunner. No, scratch that thought. It's a dream destination. After just one visit, you'll forever have the image of houseboats bobbing sketched in your mind and the sound of bike bells ringing in your ears. Even a year later, I can still here that vivacious hum: <i>cling,</i> …

Claudia Rankine on the Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks

<b>THE GOLDEN SHOVEL ANTHOLOGY</b> <b><br>New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks</b><br>Edited by Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar and Patricia Smith<br>278 pp. The University of Arkansas Press. Paper, $29.95.<p><b>REVISE THE PSALM</b> <b><br>Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks</b><br>Edited by Quraysh Ali Lansana and Sandra …

Literature

The ‘greatest film-maker who ever lived’

It’s not right that the Swedish master Ingmar Bergman is always described as dark and gloomy. He was a deeply humane artist with great empathy, writes Benjamin Ramm.<p>Woody Allen once lauded Ingmar Bergman as “probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion …

Woody Allen

Working class hero: Ken Loach’s “I, Daniel Blake” is a must-see in the era of Brexit and Donald Trump

<b>(IFC)</b><p>Salon talks to Ken Loach about his acclaimed new film about austerity and the overlooked working poor<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>December 25, 2016 4:00pm (UTC)<p>“The most vulnerable people are told that their poverty is their own fault.” Ken Loach’s new film “I, Daniel Blake” takes that basic idea and …

Postscript: Sharon Jones, 1956-2016

In early 2014, I sat down for breakfast with the soul singer Sharon Jones. She was giving a handful of interviews to support a new record, “Give the People What They Want,” her fifth. Jones, who died on Friday, following a three-and-a-half-year fight with pancreatic cancer, had asked that I meet …

Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker

At eighty-two, the troubadour has another album coming. Like him, it is obsessed with mortality, God-infused, and funny.<p>When Leonard Cohen was twenty-five, he was living in London, sitting in cold rooms writing sad poems. He got by on a three-thousand-dollar grant from the Canada Council for the …

Emojis join Van Gogh and Picasso at Museum of Modern Art

Nearly two decades ago, Shigetaka Kurita was given the task of designing simple pictographs that could replace Japanese words for the growing number of cellphone users communicating with text messages.<p>Kurita, who was working for the Japanese mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo at the time, came up with 176 …

High Def Van Gogh Exhibit in Rome: Pictures

Say Cheese: 24 Melty, Gooey, Cheesy Recipes That'll Make You Smile

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I'm always incredibly impressed by the Serious Eats staffers (and readers) who participate in Vegan Month each year, but personally, I just don't know if I could do it. It's not that I'd pine away over the meat, or …

26. Akbank Caz Festivali’nde Kaçırılmaması Gereken 10 Konser

İstanbul’un bin bir hali var; erguvanlar açmış hali, palamut bolluğundan sokak aralarında seyyar tezgahlarda balık satılan hali, cumartesi gecesi …

Top 20 John Coltrane Quotes: The Iconic Saxophonist In His Own Words

The title of the newly unearthed John Coltrane album, <i>Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album</i>, has been attributed to one of many John Coltrane …

İngiltere 2017 başında Brexit sürecini tetiklemeyi hedefliyor

İngiltere Dışişleri Bakanı Boris Johnson, 2017 yılının başlarında İngiltere’nin AB’den ayrılma (Brexit) sürecini tetiklemeyi hedeflediğini söyledi.<p>Johnson, BM Güvenlik Konseyi’nde düzenlenen Konsey’in 5 daimi üyesi (İngiltere, ABD, Çin, Fransa, Rusya) ile Almanya<br>ve İran arasındaki toplantının …

Why Akira Kurosawa's 'Seven Samurai' keeps inspiring new retellings like 'The Magnificent Seven'

The plot of director Akira Kurosawa's 1954 classic, "Seven Samurai," can be summed up in one sentence: Mercenaries are hired to protect a farming village from marauding bandits. Yet within that simple framework is a rich tale involving self-sacrifice, honor, male bonding and sympathy for the …

Samurai

Adele: ‘I Owe 90% of My Career’ to Amy Winehouse

Adele took a moment during her concert in Boston Wednesday to honor Amy Winehouse, a formative influence during her teen years. “I feel like owe so …

The School An Entire Town Designed: Rebuilding Sandy Hook Elementary

The new Sandy Hook Elementary School has opened its doors.<p>Heading back to school is a familiar fall ritual for most kids, one that’s filled with excitement for the year ahead and lament for the end of summer vacation. But at the newly rebuilt Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, …

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Home in an Hour

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Hear President Obama’s Eclectic Summer 2016 Playlist

President Barack Obama has shared his 2016 summer playlist, which boasts a wide array of artists from Jay Z, D’Angelo and Nina Simone to the Beach …

How To Coach Your Brain To Stop Being Mad At Someone

You’re mad as hell and you can’t take it anymore! Lucky for you, you don’t have to.<p>You and a coworker–or, for that matter, a relative, partner, or friend–had a falling out. The wounds are still fresh. You’re still angry. And every time you see or even think of that person, you seethe. Maybe plenty …

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

Fish

Buying “Ghostbusters” — or not: How buying in or boycotting a summer family movie became a political act

<b>(Columbia Pictures)</b><p>Paul Feig’s reboot demonstrates how purely consumerist decisions now feel more meaningful than they really are<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>July 15, 2016 11:00pm (UTC)<p>It’s just a movie, people.<p>Watching the “Ghostbusters” reboot was like going to McDonald’s. It is disposable, thoroughly enjoyable …