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This is the book that lovers of Urdu literature needed, to understand its history

An anthology of poetry and prose that offers a panoramic view of more than 100 years of writing.<p><i>“Kya kahiye kya rakhein hain hum tujhse, yaar</i> …

Deprovincializing Philosophy

HISTORIANS OF PHILOSOPHY by and large seem content to make small additions or revisions in their field. By contrast, Peter Adamson’s <i>Philosophy in the</i> …

“The Sinner” is a Fantastic Summer Mystery Series

I’m totally hooked on USA’s “The Sinner,” the excellent adaptation of Petra Hammesfahr’s mystery novel starring Jessica Biel, Christopher Abbott, and …

The Sinner

A Land of Thieves: 14 Quotes on Treachery and Treason

In 1954, Edward R. Murrow observed: “No one man can terrorize a whole nation unless we are all his accomplices.” This year has borne this out, demonstrating how great swaths of the public can end up participating in acts of violence and treachery by simply doing nothing.<p>When every new atrocity is …

What's The Best Crime Novel You've Ever Read?

Tell us which batshit crazy crime novels you've read.

“Gemini” is a brilliant, modern take on the murder mystery

Why aren’t there more films like Aaron Katz’s “Gemini”?<p>Aaron Katz’s “Gemini,” which played last night at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcinemaFest, begins with the familiar turned upside down. Long palm trees passing roots up through an azure sky. Desolate saxophone notes weaving through a …

20 Classic Poems Every Man Should Read | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This article was written through a collaboration between C. Daniel Motley and the AoM Team.</i><p>Matthew Arnold, a Victorian poet, once …

Wise Words By Franz Kafka That’ll Help You Unravel The Complexities Of Life

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a German-language novelist and short story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of …

Dear Highly Successful People: Stop Talking About Your Failures

Failure is a luxury.Image: yevkusaI was warned to beware my thirties. I was told that this is when everything I took for granted as functioning well …

Literature

Hear 2,000 Recordings of the Most Essential Jazz Songs: A Huge Playlist for Your Jazz Education

If you were to ask me “What is jazz?” I wouldn’t presume to know the answer, and I’m not sure any single composition exists to which one could point …

Jazz

A Boudoir Shoot Transformed This Woman's Self-Confidence After Her Abusive Relationship

Many women shoot boudoir photo sessions as a gift for their significant others, but this 26-year-old decided to take the photos for herself. After getting out of two consecutive abusive relationships — one mentally damaging, the other emotionally and physically — she began to believe the horrible …

What’s So ‘American’ About John Milton’s Lucifer?

The fallen archangel and antagonist of the epic poem Paradise Lost was a self-made, individualistic iconoclast.<p>Three hundred and fifty years ago, the poet John Milton wrote one of the greatest characters in all of British literature: Lucifer, the antagonist of the epic poem <i>Paradise Lost</i>. Feared by …

Literature

The 20 best books of the year, according to readers

No one knows good books better than the people who read them.<p>Book recommendation sharing website Goodreads just released its 2016 Goodreads Choice …