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The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can’t Afford to Miss in September!

The summer beach reads are finished—but the book party is just getting started! This month’s science fiction and fantasy must-reads include Terry …

Books

This War of Mine headed to PS4, will put children in harm's way

<i>This War of Mine</i>, the critically acclaimed urban warfare survival game from Poland's 11 bit studios, is coming to PlayStation 4. Called <i>This War of Mine: The Little Ones</i>, it will fulfill the promise made early on in the game's development to include children, placing them alongside adults in life …

“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”: The black-and-white, feminist Iranian vampire western you’ve been waiting for

This gorgeous, haunting fable of a handsome boy, a beautiful undead girl and a car is the year’s biggest discovery<p>You’re done with vampire movies, right? Believe me, I get it. At this point, even those of you who dug “Let the Right One In” and Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive” and Neil …

How Would YOU Know The Hyperdrive Is Deactivated?

Mind if I Horn in, Ladies?

Spread the Cute:<p>I noticed ewes standing there, admiring my… hardware, and I decided to let you look at it up close and personal.<p>Via Reddit, it’s …

Who Writes This Garbage?

Spread the Cute:<p>This whole page is <i>totally</i> wrong! For starters, we do not fly in a “middle finger” formation, we do not have a “secret handshake,” we …

How to Steal Things, Exploit People, and Avoid All Responsibility

The case for reparations: a narrative bibliography<p>I started this narrative bibliography for "The Case for Reparations" back in June, but, regrettably, I didn't finish the final section before I left for the summer. Some time has passed but I think it is very important that, as much as possible, I …

Hear Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires Strip Down 'Born in the U.S.A.'

Three decades after the record's original release, a group of country and country-influenced artists are reimagining <i>Born in the U.S.A.</i>, covering its …

Catfight: How mountain lions are struggling to survive

Cougars are making a comeback. But conflicts with humans are on the rise, putting their fate in jeopardy<p>Noah Sudarsky<p>March 9, 2014 9:00pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Earth Island Journal.<p>The big cat was a mystery. No one knew where the animal came from, or whether it was even real. It was the …

2014 in books: turn over a new leaf

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December<p><b>JANUARY</b><p><b>1</b> Cumberbatch, Freeman et al return for a new series of <b>Sherlock</b> (BBC1). But surely there's no way that Holmes could have survived that fall at the end of the last series ...<p><b>7</b> The <b>Costa</b> …

Drop Everything! Sherlock Series Three Minisode is Here!

Lestrade and Anderson discuss possible Sherlock sightings! Lestrade meets an old friend! Is Sherlock coming back? Is it all just so much …

Noam Chomsky, the Salon interview: Governments are power systems, trying to sustain power

Exclusive: The polymath looks back with Salon on this year’s NSA revelations and ahead to the earth’s destruction<p>In his 85th year, political theorist and linguist Noam Chomsky remains a fiercely busy polymath and dedicated activist. Indeed, his schedule is so demanding, our interview had to be …

Murdo Macleod/Guardian<p>Maggie O'Farrell … her novel Instructions for a Heatwave captures the mood of 1976's sweltering summer. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2013/12/17/1387298850904/Maggie-OFarrell-009.jpg<p>460<p>Martin …

Egg-free root veg rosti with damson chutney recipe

Rostis are a type of potato cake. They make an excellent base for a relaxed post‑Christmas brunch, especially because you can prepare the mix the night before. Many rosti recipes include egg, but it's not necessary, because you can exploit the natural clinginess of potato to hold it together. The …

PR<p>Susie Steiner's debut novel, Homecoming, made the list twice<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/12/17/1387295929340/Susie-Steiner-008.jpg<p>460<p>Murdo Macleod/Guardian<p>AL Kennedy's On Writing was called 'mandatory reading' by one reader. Photograph: Murdo Macleod …

He Was Here! He Was Here!

Spread the Cute:<p>Looks like Santa has <i>already</i> visited BatWorld.org in Mineral Wells, Texas…headed off to parts unknown.<p>Advertisements<p>14bats, Christmas

The Ghost Of Christmas Pissed-Off

“Saturday Night Live” and Richard Pryor: The untold story behind “SNL’s” edgiest sketch ever

The amazing word-association sketch between Pryor and Chevy Chase capped a tense week — here’s the inside story<p>Up until the mid-1970s, the networks had little interest in Saturday late-night shows. After the eleven o’clock news, the airwaves were a bone-yard for local affiliates, the final resting …

Slavery, the Rebel flag and the shutdown

<b>Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave" (Fox Searchlight)</b><p>How the toxic effects of white supremacy, seen so clearly in “12 Years a Slave,” endure in American politics<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>October 19, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Five years before the beginning of the Civil War, Robert …

Bio Credits Manson's Terrible Rise To Right Place And Time

Lots of listeners read all kinds of messages into The Beatles' <i>White Album</i>, but nothing compares to the album's impact on Charles Manson. He heard it as a message to him and his followers — known as "The Family" — that the world was on the verge of an apocalyptic race war in which blacks would rise …

How Chris McCandless Died

Twenty-one years ago this month, on September 6, 1992, the decomposed body of Christopher McCandless was discovered by moose hunters just outside the northern boundary of Denali National Park. He had died inside a rusting bus that served as a makeshift shelter for trappers, dog mushers, and other …

Busy Schedule Today

Spread the Cute:<p>I’ve got Mermaiding from 1 until 2, …<p>Then Cheshire Catting from 2 until 3, …<p>And then Princessing from 3 until 4!<p>After that I can …

Glenn Greenwald on the importance of privacy, the hypocrisy of Democrats, and how he almost lost the NSA leak

Glenn Greenwald.<p>In 2005, Glenn Greenwald began blogging about politics and national security to complement his day job as a constitutional and …

John Waters

By Caitlin Roper August 9, 2010<p><i>Filmmaker John Waters is the author of</i> Role Models<i>, which was published this May by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. I caught up with him recently while he<br>was in Provincetown.</i><p>Waters in his summer rental with a sign he made for hitchhiking to a beach.<p><b>I saw your appearance</b> …

This Never Happened To Kermit

Spread the Cute:<p>Rain Rain Go Away—<br>Come again SOME OTHER DAY! (Please.)<p>Spotted on Buzz and The Sun. Photos by Penkdix Palme.<p>Advertisements<p>10Frogs

Friday Haiku: Bee-lieve It!

Spread the Cute:<p>Flying buzzer dude<br>Zooming here..there..everywhere<br>Fave singer is Sting<p>“My friend posted this on Facebook and it just really is the …

Rabbit Ears

Spread the Cute:<p>Not just for TV antennas, or rabbits for that matter, any more.<p>“This is Sabrina, a 5 month old German Shepherd pup who lives in …

What is the Secret to Loff Everlasting?

Spread the Cute:<p>Primping and combing and fluffing and spiffing him up and letting him wear his favorite old gray sweater with the patches on the …

Andrew Sullivan, terrorism, and the art of distortion

<b>(updated below)</b><p>Everyone who participates in political debates sometimes has their arguments publicly misrepresented. Like many writers, if I noted …

Somewhere at the Grocery Store

Spread the Cute:<p>a disapproving bunny is looking for its shopping cart.<p>“Attached is a photo of my guinea pig, Pekan, from The-Kan-Caviary, a year old …