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Why is 'Lord of the Flies' Banned or Challenged?

"Lord of the Flies," a 1954 novel by William Golding, has been banned from schools over the years and has also often been challenged. According to …

What we can learn from two literary masters: Ursula K. Le Guin and James Salter

By Michael Dirda<p>Michael Dirda<p>Email Bio<p>"No Time to Spare" and "Don't Save Anything" collect, respectively, the recent essays and the freelance journalism of two distinguished, but very different American writers. There are, however, at least three reasons to link Ursula K. Le Guin, an outspoken …

Literature

A Digital Archive of 1,800+ Children’s Books from UCLA

In the early 18th century, the novel was seen as a frivolous and trivial form at best, a morally corrupting one at worst. Given that the primary …

Children's Books

Sylvia Plath's Different Shades | by Elaine Showalter | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

One of the first things you see at “One Life,” the Sylvia Plath exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., is a long …

Small-Town Noir

Twin Peaks: The Return<p>a television series created by Mark Frost and David Lynch<p>1.<p>The first season of <i>Twin Peaks</i> aired in 1990. My parents considered …

Birds Like Us

It’s been a dark time in Britain, shadowed by the terrorist attacks and the terrible apartment block fire. Hard to write about having fun, yet …

If You’re Planning To Pick A Murakami, Here’s A List Of His 10 Best Books

You're probably living under a metaphorical rock if you haven't at least come across a quote by the literary genius Haruki Murakami. A Japanese …

Twin Peaks Revisited: Photos

Return to<br>Twin Peaks<p>TEXT and photographs BY todd hido<br>INTRODUCTION BY SAM LANSKY<p><i>When it debuted in the spring of 1990, nobody expected</i> Twin Peaks<i>—a</i> …

Bad Girls Dance Where They Want To

Growing up, I was not a good girl. Good girls follow the rules, listen to their mothers, don’t make a fuss. They are quiet, polite, proper, and …

Today in Apple history: Bill Gates predicts doom for Apple’s biggest product

<b>May 12, 2005:</b> Longtime Apple frenemy Bill Gates tells a German newspaper that Apple may have hit it big with the iPod, but that its success isn’t going to last forever.<p>The reason? Mobile phones are going to steal the iPod’s market share. The good news for Gates is that he was right on the money. …

'Grantchester' Writer James Runcie Reveals The Only 'Real' Character In James Norton, Robson Green Drama

Geordie was always destined to be played by Robson Green.<p>The residents of ‘Grantchester’ all feel like friends they’ve long known to the millions of …

'Men Without Women' is Murakami at his whimsical best

Haruki Murakami's seventh short story collection is rife with familiar obsessions and yet still surprising.<p>For Haruki Murakami aficionados, reading</b> …

Vlad the (Insect) Impaler: LIFE With Nabokov and His Butterflies

Vladimir Nabokov looks at a butterfly, Ithaca, N.Y., 1958.<br>Carl Mydans—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>1 of 13<p>On anyone's list of the 20th century's …

Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea artist teases Victorian ghost story comic

Hellboy lives! Although Mike Mignola brought his iconic character’s chronological story to an end with last year’s conclusion to <i>Hellboy in Hell</i>, the …

‘La Belle et la Bete’

For the first time in twenty years, Jean Cocteau’s adaptation of <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> will be screened in New York with Philip Glass’s 1994 original …

Apple could soon let you use iPad Pro with your Mac as a Cintiq-style drawing tablet

In addition to his assertion that Apple has been working on additional MacBook Pro models sans TouchBar, OSNews’ managing editor Thom Holwerda also …

Apple

iPad Diaries: Working with Zip Archives

<i>iPad Diaries is a regular series about using the iPad as a primary computer. You can find more installments here and subscribe to the dedicated RSS feed.</i><p>Compressing files into archives and extracting them into a specific location is one of the most common desktop tasks that is still surprisingly …

Photography: Brasserie in Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Brasserie in Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto is a photography project shared by Seth Powers on his Behance profile. I don't post too much about architecture …

5 hidden iPhone features you might not know

You might think you know everything there possibly is to know about your iPhone, but there’s always something new to learn. These hidden iPhone features will save you time every single day.<p>As iOS gets more complex, Apple’s sneaky engineers continue to cram cool features into the operating system. …

Apple Pay

Translation Tuesday: Testament by Ana Luísa Amaral, a poem from mother to daughter

To mark International Women’s Day, a poem by the award-winning Portuguese poet Amaral, containing a message for generations of women in a family<p>By Ana Luísa Amaral and Margaret Jull Costa for Translation Tuesdays byAsymptote, part of the Guardian Books Network<p>To commemorate International Women’s …

20 Secret iPhone Tips And Hacks That You Didn't Know About

Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do, even if you've not upgraded to the shiny new iPhone 7 yet. It can help you find your way …

IPhone 7

Children’s books roundup: the best new picture books and novels

Protesting chickens, a mischievous bear, hunt the ballerinas and a Swedish horror story<p>In the last days of winter, warm your cockles with a story – of birds, badgers, bears, ballerinas, chocolate, curly hair or dragons. From the “Maisy” series creator Lucy Cousins comes <b>A Busy Day for Birds</b> …

How to access Mac’s hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it’s hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

Tutorials

How to remove MacKeeper Part II (the pop-up edition)

I recently provided instructions for removing the MacKeeper app from your Mac, along with its component parts. But for some, that’s only a piece of …

The 25 Sexiest Movies of All Time

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Typography: Noway Font + Icons Free Download

Noway font plus icons is a graphic design and typography post shared by atipo ® on their Behance profile. Noway was originally designed as a …

How to clean up your Mac

So you've had your Mac for a while and things don't feel as fresh and clean as they used to. Here are the steps you can take to declutter your Mac, …

4321 by Paul Auster review – a long-winded coming-of-age tale

A New Jersey man leads four parallel lives in Auster’s wearying <i>Bildungsroman</i><p>One of several things Paul Auster shares with the protagonist of his new novel is an admiration for the 18th-century German writer Heinrich von Kleist, whose work (we know from Auster’s letters to JM Coetzee, published in …

How to use iMessage special effects

Over the years the iPhone's Messages app has evolved from a relatively simple messaging program to a sophisticated tool complete with special effects.<p>…

iMessage

Milanote is the Evernote for creatives

The late Steve Jobs once said:<p>Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences …