Rebecca Rodriguez

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The Maker of Middle-earth, in Gorgeous Detail

A traveling exhibit displays the most thorough collection in years of Tolkien’s wide-ranging creative gifts.

Literature

‘Fukushima Devil Fish’: A Nuclear Pastoral | by Ryan Holmberg | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Art changed in Japan after the tsunami and nuclear meltdowns of March 2011. So did art history—or at least it should have.<p>As the black waters of the …

Fukushima

To Hades and back: A look at what makes Percy Jackson our favorite demigod

In honor of Percy Jackson’s birthday, I’m taking a closer look at Percy and the traits behind his characterization that make him the demigod we know …

Books

A French illustrator’s images of black women are controversial in Paris, but adored on Instagram

A meet-and-greet with illustrator Nicholle Kobi is titled A Parisian Instant, yet at home the French illustrator is overlooked. This, even as her work spreads from Instagram to communities of black women around the world, this week in Johannesburg.<p>Kobi’s work has become something of a cultural …

Women of Color

Texas Is Hiding America’s Best Burger Chain

“Absolutely one of the best burgers I've ever eaten,” one person said. “Their fries make me want to ugly cry because they're so DARN GOOD,” another …

A Local’s Guide To The Best Hikes In Utah You Won’t Want To Miss

Utah is a beautiful place, it is so diverse in what it has to offer, it is just geographically desirable and there are no better hikes around! Being …

National Parks

Ruth Wilson: 'I'm Not Allowed to Talk About Why' I Left The Affair

Ruth Wilson declined to discuss her decision to exit Showtime’s <i>The Affair</i> during an interview Thursday on <i>CBS This Morning</i>, catching co-host Gayle …

Golden Globes

Amazon said to consider purchase of movie theater chain

Amazon is reportedly looking to make the jump from the small screen to the big screen by purchasing its own chain of movie theaters.<p>The internet retail giant is competing against other suitors to acquire Landmark Theatres from a group backed by billionaire Mark Cuban, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, …

Red Carpet

WEF warns: AI could lead to collapse in the global financial system

There’s little doubt that artificial intelligence will reshape the world as we know it. It’ll revolutionize the way we do business, communicate, and even raise our kids. Presumably, the benefits of AI will outweigh the bad, but a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows we might just …

Artificial Intelligence

This flight-sharing service is like Uber Pool for private planes

No shoes were removed, no toiletries put into separate clear bags, and there was no need to arrive two hours before the flight.<p>As part of …

San Francisco

Emirates Is Having a 2-for-1 Sale on Flights to Greece and Italy — and You’ll Want to Book Now (Video)

If traveling to Italy or Greece has long been on your travel bucket list, now may be the time to finally book that dream vacation. And you can bring …

Air Travel

13 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books By POC That Could Be The Next 'Game Of Thrones'

I will be the first to admit that I am trash for George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. I love the world-building, the intricate …

Game of Thrones

10 Lower Body Exercises That Will Save Your Knees

Build strong legs -- without terrible knee pain.<p>Everybody has to squat.<p>The exercise is one of the most basic and functional movement patterns you can do, and it builds total-body muscle and strength like nothing else. But who says you have to do it with a barbell on your back? If you’ve been …

Workouts

15 Of The Most Influential Women In History — And The Biographies Of Them You Really Need To Read

Last week, <i>BBC History Magazine</i> released readers' definitive ranking of the 100 most influential women in history, with Nobel Prize-winning physicist …

Books

This app scans food labels in seconds flat to ensure they’re compliant with your diet

When you’re following a specific diet plan, grocery shopping can be seriously tough and time-consuming since you have to scan endless ingredients …

Diets

How Andrew Carnegie Went From $1.20 a Week to $309 Billion ... Then Gave It All Away

Andrew Carnegie was one of the richest men in world history, but he didn't start that way -- and he intentionally didn't end up that way.<p>Andrew Carnegie: <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>Andrew Carnegie's 1889 Essay, <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>A Modernized Version of Andrew Carnegie's <i>The Gospel of Wealth</i><p>11 Great Quotes …

World Peace

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does

Most people run away from their fears, but not the mentally strong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve no doubt heard a million times that you should exercise. But how many people have suggested that you become more mentally fit?<p>I’m not just talking about doing a …

Self-help

15 New Fantasy Books To Read If You've Never Tried The Genre Before

So you've never read fantasy before. Or you haven't read fantasy since you were a kid, and you associate the genre primarily with wizard schools and …

Books

Porsche and Epic Games show off new lighting features for Unreal Engine

Epic Games today showed off an amazing real-time lighting demo in Unreal Engine 4 featuring the new Porsche 911 Speedster concept car. Best of all, the demo ran on a pair of Nvidia’s just-revealed Turing RTX graphics cards, showcasing the hardware’s real-time ray tracing capabilities.<p>Hate spammy …

Game Development

Hear Rina Sawayama’s new single “Cherry”

Real girl gaze hours.<p>Rina Sawayama has shared a brand new single, "Cherry." It's got all the rush of an early millennium radio pop, addled with a …

New Singles

9 Chilling Psychological Thrillers To Add To Your Reading List Now

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Books

This Genius Hack Will Save You Money on Amazon — Every Time You Shop

Plus 10 more tips to find everyday deals.<p>Amazon has upended the retail world by offering shoppers the magical combination of nonstop deals, endless …

eCommerce

Saudi Fund in Talks to Invest in Tesla Buyout Deal

Elon Musk’s attempt to take Tesla Inc. private will receive added scrutiny this week as the electric-car maker’s board meets with advisers to assess …

Tesla

Sony’s New Super-Fast Cameras Are Winning Over the Pros

Eight seconds. That's how long a cowboy needs to stay on a bucking bronco to qualify for a rodeo score. For photographers, that's barely enough time …

Cameras

New Study Sheds Light On Depression In Teens And Parents

There is a new study on the effect treating teens for depression has on their parents. It suggests just treating teens has benefits for parents.<p>Transcript<p>LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>There are estimates that 13 percent of adolescents in the United States experience at least one episode of major …

Research

As Barnes & Noble Struggles to Find Footing, Founder Takes Heat

Leonard Riggio radically altered bookselling in America when he bought an ailing New York City bookstore and turned it into a national chain of megastores.<p>Now, his company — Barnes & Noble — is floundering, the publishing industry that depends on it is worried, and Mr. Riggio has nobody to turn to …

Barnes & Noble

Could This Be Apple's Next Billion-Dollar Business?

For years, Apple has focused on growing the services included in its ecosystem. Here's one way Tim Cook could kick the division into high gear.<p>Five …

Apple Music

Your Next Italian Vacation Should Include These Estates and Wineries

If you’re planning a trip to Italy, we know it’s going to involve a lot of pasta, pizza, dessert, probably a wine tasting or two — and rightfully so. …

Italy

Here are this summer's 11 hottest thrillers

Summer thrills

Books

This $20 Car Charger is so Much More Than Just a Car Charger

Everyone loves a good multifunction tech accessory, and <i>Boy Genius Report</i> has found an awesome car charger that prevents you from getting lost and …

Genius