Sarah Haase

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On the Red Couch with Journalist Kim Barker, Tina Fey’s Inspiration in ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’

<i>Reporter Kim Barker went from U.S.-based reporter to South Asia bureau chief after 9/11, and her book, The Taliban Shuffle, went from memoir to Tina Fey feature film this week. “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” released Friday, follows the arc of Barker’s 2012 book that chronicled her reporting experience</i> …

Comedy

The Smell of the Slaughterhouse

For the first half of my life, I was squeamish about blood and guts. It was a source of embarrassment to me, growing up playing ice hockey, when the smallest sight of blood would topple me to the ice. But all changed when, at age 21, I butchered my first animal. The smell of it, while foreign at …

America is terrorizing itself: Dylann Roof, James Holmes and the violent epidemic we (still) won’t acknowledge

<b>(AP/Reuters)</b><p>Conservatives call Muslim extremism our greatest threat. They might want to take a closer look at U.S. gun laws<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>June 23, 2015 8:45am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Consider this paragraph a holding action on the subject of getting blown away in America. …

Guns

Woman's face will be added to $10 bill in 2020, Treasury says

The $10 bill is headed for a feminine face lift.<p>One lucky lady — yet to be chosen — will become the first woman in more than a century to join an esteemed coterie of dead presidents and statesmen featured on American paper currency, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said.<p>The new note will be issued …

Bush brothers have a complex relationship, marked by fierce rivalry, wounded feelings

When<p>Jeb Bushwas born, his big brother didn’t exactly celebrate the news.<p>“As a kid, George viewed him as a completely unnecessary addition to the family,” John Ellis, a<p>Bushcousin, recounted years later. “Jebbie was just a pain.… I think that carried on for a long time.”<p>Sibling relations can be …

Meet Orange Is the New Black’s Most Adorable Sociopath: Yael Stone on Morello’s Accented Ascent

How Australian actress Yael Stone concocted her hilarious hodgepodge American accent for Lorna Morello and became a scene-stealer.<p>Lorna Morello, like …

Bristol Palin’s Celebrity Trolling Spree: A Peek Inside Bristol’s Burn Book

The attention-starved blogger has begun shamelessly shading the likes of Lena Dunham, Miley Cyrus, and Caitlyn Jenner in a series of bizarre, asinine …

Organic Pioneer Sees Hope for Movement’s Future

In 1995, <i>National Geographic</i> sent a reporter to the American West to document what the magazine called “A Farming Revolution“: a back-to-basics movement that eschewed monoculture crops and synthetic fertilizers and relied on crop rotation, green mulches and respect for the soil.<p>Fast forward 20 …

The Definitive Oral History of How Clueless Became an Iconic 90s Classic

On the 20th anniversary of the film, this excerpt from Jen Chaney’s new book features discussions with the film’s breakout stars and Hollywood veterans on the movie that became a fashion template and cultural touchstone.<p>In mid-July of 1995—when American culture was fixated on such matters as O. J. …

Can Uber-style apps make hiring private jets a reality? | CNN Travel

Ten Intriguing Theories About Beloved Movie Classics

<i>Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory | Image: Paramount Pictures</i><p>Some films truly have their own subcultures spring up around them, particularly …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Are you a budding historical writer? Then enter our inspiring writing competition…

Where in the world do you feel most connected to the past? Be it a battlefield, a castle, a church or a city, we’re asking would-be authors to write …

Lembas and Butterbeer: Your Favorite Fictional Food

The results of our fictional food survey are in, and it’s clear that the place we’d all most like to picnic is J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth.<p>Earlier this month, we shared a series of posts on food and literature, including Our Books, Ourselves: What Fictional Food Says About Us and Want to Know an …

Tour America with Anthony Bourdain | CNN Travel

Demand for American Hiking Trail Spikes After ‘Wild’ Release

Serving as a trail angel is about helping hikers in need, says Bend’s Brian Douglass.<p>And this summer, Douglass and the rest of his crew who make up …

How to Build a 6-Figure Business While Traveling Around the World

It's not everyday you meet someone with the luxury of running a multiple 6-figure online business, while being able to explore the world at the same time.<p>This is why I'm excited to be sharing this interview with Natalie Sisson, who is a best-selling author of The Suitcase Entrepreneur -- a title …

Exposing sex-crime victims in Thailand | Crime

<b>Bangkok, Thailand -</b> The young woman arrived at the police station to a swarm of journalists snapping photos before she got out of her car and had time to hide her face beneath a baseball cap.<p>They mobbed her as she walked into the station, her head lowered in shame. One photographer knelt down to …

Social Work

The Friend

His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to start. His best friend came to help out for a couple weeks. And he never left.<p><b>Most of September 17, 2012,</b> has evaporated from my mind. I still have a few …

8 specialty websites that let you book a luxury hotel room for cheap

Insiders know where to book a luxe hotel on the cheap. Of course there are the major online travel agencies like Priceline, Orbitz, and Hotels.com, but those are just a starting point for in-the-know travelers.<p>Here are eight websites that let you book luxury hotels for less.

Hospitality

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

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5 Lessons From My 40th Birthday in Paris

In April, I traveled to Paris for the first time, approximately three months before my 40th birthday. Here I was, almost 40, and making my first trip to Europe. All of my life, I have dreamed of traveling abroad. I never studied abroad in college -- one of my two regrets in life (second to not …

Ten Offbeat Reasons To Make Scranton, PA Your Next Mini-Escape

You'd be forgiven if <b>Scranton PA</b> doesn't spring to mind as a vacation destination. But let's take a second look, ok?<p>This Anthracite-rich, coal-mining, railroading town was both lauded and ridiculed by Steve Carrell, Rainn Wilson and the rest of the cast of <i>The Office</i>, when they toiled in the Scranton …

Amazon Travel Launches New Brand, Amazon Destinations

Amazon pulled the trigger and has quietly launched its much-awaited new hotel product and brand, Amazon Destinations.<p>Skift broke the story in …

Hospitality

Judge gives chimpanzees human rights for the first time (update)

New York justice briefly decrees two apes are covered by habeas corpus before changing her court order<p>For the first time in US history, a judge has decreed that a pair of chimpanzees held at a university research facility are covered by the same laws that govern the detention of humans, effectively …

7 Must-Visit Destinations in North America

It's a big world out there, so planning a vacation can be overwhelming (not to mention expensive and time consuming). But before you book an extravagant getaway abroad, first consider these seven locales, all of which are in North America. After all, it's easy to overlook the amazing places right …

8 Lessons I Learned From Traveling Solo

By no means am I one of those extroverted types who needs to be constantly surrounded by other people, but when I think about certain activities like dining, traveling and pedalo boating, I tend to get a visual of Christopher McCandless in <i>Into the Wild</i> -- dying after mistakenly eating poisonous …

First time Greece: top 10 experiences

With its sparkling white beaches, crystalline water and venerable ancient sites, Greece lives up to all the hype. But how to approach this vast country with enough islands to suit everyone’s taste and antiquities dotting the landscape like a historical map of Western civilisation?<p>Most first-time …

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