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How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Bite the Bullet' and 15 Other Common Expressions in English

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

Alice In Wonderland

12 New Historical Fiction Novels To Transport You To A Different Time And Place This Summer

For a lot of people, summertime means vacation and travel, but not everyone has the luxury to take time off from work and see the sights. If you're …

9 Signs an Employee Deserves a Promotion (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

If you want to get promoted, think more than skills, qualifications, and experience. The most promotable employees also have the right attitude -- and the right outlook on individual and team performance.<p>Along with, "How do I get a raise?" one of the most common questions that even exceptional …

53 movies you need to see in your lifetime

Television might be on an upswing, but nothing will ever replace movies. In the past century that they've been around, they're given us unforgettable stories and characters.<p>Here are 53 movies everyone should watch in their lifetimes. They're a mix of movies to see when you're growing up , …

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Jerzy Kosinski’s Traumas, Real and Invented

Jerome Charyn’s “Jerzy” is a moving attempt to trace the connections between Kosinski’s wartime struggles and postwar fictions.<p>In 1982, Jerzy Kosinski, the Polish-American novelist and literary celebrity, appeared on the cover of the <i>Times</i> <i>Magazine,</i> photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Naked to the …

Literature

23 Recent Books By Women You Should Read ASAP

The perfect literary way to celebrate Women's History Month. 💁🏽 📚<p>Historically, women artists have rarely gotten their due. But there’s no time like the present ― especially this Women’s History Month ― to change that, and to make sure that we’re appreciating all the genius work women writers are …

Books

Every Book on Emma Watson's Reading List

Join the club.<p>Like her beloved characters Hermione Granger and Belle, Emma Watson LOVES to read. She loves it so much she started a global, monthly Goodreads book club of feminist texts. She's recruited a team to hide books for people to find all over the world. She once took a year off from acting …

Ten books you should read in March

From novels about HP Lovecraft and a hypothetical Mars mission to a look at Africa’s first female president, pick up these titles, writes Jane Ciabattari.

The Spring Fiction Reading Guide

We could say that the last dregs of winter make for a nice time to curl up with a book, or that you should be building your spring pile now—but, …

A Fatal Hit-And-Run Leads To A Collision Of Cultures In 'Waking Lions'

Worlds collide in <i>Waking Lions,</i> a new novel by Israeli writer Ayelet Gundar-Goshen. Like Tom Wolfe, who used the device of a hit-and-run accident in <i>The Bonfire of the Vanities</i> as a means to violently "introduce" New Yorkers of different races and classes to each other, Gundar-Goshen also begins her …

Best Books of March 2017: Joan Didion to H.G. Wells

stories + essays<p>Douglas Coupland<p>Douglas Coupland’s debut novel, Generation X, landed loudly in 1991. Originally planned as a nonfiction handbook of sorts to guide ideas pertaining to the post-Baby Boom generation, it morphed into a novel that coined the term and defined the tone of this new …

9 Incredible Countries Where You Can Live for Under $1,000 a Month

Travel widely enough, and you'll notice something about the Americans you encounter abroad. While the people I know in the States are too often …

Hulu is getting into documentaries, starting with Ron Howard's Beatles film

Hulu announced this morning the launch of Hulu Documentary Films, a collection of streaming documentaries exclusive to Hulu. Or, at least, it's supposed to grow into that. As of today, Hulu is only announcing its first documentary acquisition: <i>The Beatles: Eight Days a Week</i>, a coming feature-length …