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Margaret Atwood wants Drake to appear in “The Handmaid’s Tale”

<b>Drake; Margaret Atwood (Getty/Jamie McCarthy/Robyn Beck)</b><p>The author of the searing dystopian novel wants the former child star and current rapper to make a cameo<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>July 6, 2017 7:20pm (UTC)<p>During an interview with "Boston Review," author Margaret Atwood — best known currently for "The …

Starling Bank passports to Europe, first stop Ireland

London-based Starling Bank is continuing to gather momentum. After a staggered launch of its current account kicked off in March, the digital-only bank is announcing imminent expansion to Europe, starting with the Republic of Ireland where it has attained a so-called “banking passport”.<p>The …

Google Express for Android updated w/ shared lists & more

Google this week has rolled out an update to its Google Express shopping app. The update brings the app to version 15.0 and includes a variety of changes and new features. Keep reading for a full breakdown of what’s new…<p>With this week’s update, Google Express now supports shared Shopping Lists. …

Google is revealing 'the new Google Earth' next week

Remember Google Earth? Once the coolest and most convenient way to explore the planet on a computer, the app has been largely cannibalized as Maps became ever more powerful.<p>But Google hasn’t forgotten about it, and just sent out invites to the press for an event where it will unveil “the new Google …

Google Earth

The Osage Indians Struck It Rich, Then Paid the Price

<b>KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON</b><b><br>The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI</b><br>By David Grann<br>Illustrated. 338 pages. Doubleday. $28.95.<p>If you taught the artificial brains of supercomputers at IBM Research to write nonfiction prose, and if they got very good at it, they might compose a book like David Grann’s …

Libraries Report Staggering Waitlists for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

In libraries across America, readers are clamoring for a copy of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic, presumably to stay ahead of the new Hulu series that debuts April 27. In New York City alone, more than 500 people are patiently waiting their turn, and libraries in Houston, San Francisco, …

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8 Books about Passion and Scandal in Cuba

Great books about Cuba from Ernest Hemingway, Alejo Carpentier, and more<p>Writers have long been fascinated with Cuba, that great worm of an island, …

‘Donald Trump? How can anyone exist and be so dumb?’

An interview with Howard Jacobson, whose new novel explores the hinterland of the infant US President<p>Howard Jacobson awoke to the news of Trump’s victory in November. He had no newspaper column so, what could he do? Write a novel, said his wife, and he did, in six weeks. It is called <i>Pussy</i>, and it …

10 Debut Novels That Are Also Their Authors’ Masterpieces

One hundred and sixty years ago today, Gustave Flaubert’s <i>Madame Bovary</i> was published for the first time as a single volume—it had been serialized the …

Speedboat

Ranking MLB’s 7 best rivalries for the 2017 season

7<p>Cubs-Dodgers<p>This one is still in its infancy, but it has plenty of potential: The Dodgers were close to potentially ending a World Series drought of …

100 Must-Read Books With Plot Twists

This post is sponsored by <i>Sympathy</i> by Olivia Sudjic.<b>Sympathy is an electrifying debut novel of obsessive love, family secrets, and the dangers of</b> …

Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro

Drawing isn’t for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your doodles with professional drawings to make you look like you know what you’re doing.<p>You can use AutoDraw on …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of March 3, 2017)

Events in Syria dominated the news this week, including the chemical attack that killed dozens in the country and the subsequent military strike ordered by President Donald Trump. Elsewhere, Neil Gorsuch was confirmed by the Senate to become a justice of the Supreme Court and North Korea tested a …

Want to read more books? Follow these tips

I read at least 52 books each year and I blog about it. Although my semi-annual "books" column is always one of my most popular (you can see last six …

Toronto's free library boxes: An inside look at all the books in a reading rainbow

The Globe tours seven of Toronto's Little Free Library street boxes, and the neighbourhoods that sustain them<p>In 2009, Todd Bol built a tiny schoolhouse in honour of his mother, a teacher with a love of reading. He put the model on the front lawn of his Wisconsin home, filled it with books and …

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Sri Lanka's Test comeback stuns Australia in one long DRS replay of a cricket match

I arrived in Sri Lanka by way of New York City. Broadway was a forest of posters and billboards full of superlatives and five-star ratings.<p>But even …