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All Novels Aren’t Political Statements. But They’re Not Apolitical, Either.

Lionel Shriver, an American novelist with a new book out (<i>The Mandibles</i>), opted to make her keynote address at the Brisbane Writers Festival in …

10 novels named contenders for National Book Award for fiction

A wide range of titles — by a diverse set of authors — have been long-listed for this year’s National Book Award for fiction.<p>Among the 10 contenders …

Marc Jacobs Dreamed Up a Wild Runway Show — and Every Supermodel Came Through

Marc Jacobs need not stage his runway show on the street or accompanied by a live band. Instead he prefers to invite the industry into his wildest dreams on the last day of New York Fashion Week. This season was set at the Hammerstein Ballroom, where the theater was intimate and dark, decorated …

The worst DC has to offer: Influence is a paean to Washington greed and corruption

<b>(Brandon Bourdages via Shutterstock)</b><p>To read Politico’s daily cheat sheet is to understand the complete and utter myopia of our country’s ruling class<p>Thomas Frank<p>July 3, 2016 3:59pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Although it’s difficult to remember those days eight years ago when …

Middle-class

Olympics swimming trials 2016 live stream: How to watch Team USA tryouts online

Here's how you can watch the final day of Olympic swimming trials online.<p>As with every day of the USA Swimming Olympic trials thus far, NBC Sports will carry a live stream of the final day of events. This includes the 50-meter freestyle finals for the women and the 1,500-meter freestyle finals for …

Swimming

Brennan: Missy Franklin has rollercoaster week at Olympic trials

OMAHA — Missy Franklin has lived a lifetime or two over the last five days.<p>On Tuesday, she failed to make the Olympic team in an event she won at the 2012 London Olympics. On Wednesday, she came from behind to qualify for Rio in another of her specialties.<p>On Thursday, she failed to qualify for the …

Swimming

Phelps makes final race on American soil a winning one | Reuters

OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - Michael Phelps gave the home fans one last thrill when he touched first in the 100 meters butterfly at the U.S. Olympic trials on Saturday in his final race in an American pool.<p>July 2, 2016; Omaha, NE, USA; Michael Phelps reacts after the men's 100m butterfly finals in …

Swimming

For British children the US is all about gun violence, says US ambassador

On Desert Island Discs, Matthew Barzun reveals the difficulties of explaining American gun laws, his Prince night with Barack Obama and his thoughts on Donald Trump<p>For most young Britons the United States is now synonymous with guns. This is the sad conclusion drawn by Matthew Barzun, the American …

Barack Obama

5 Powerful Morning Practices Guaranteed to Transform Your Life

We are living in one of the most prosperous and advanced times in human history. There are more opportunities and resources available to us then ever …

10 essential books on personal growth to boost your self-belief

Although it might sound cheesy, self-confidence comes from within. But sometimes we all need a little boost. So to help give you a nudge in the right …

Clinton: I was 'eager' to meet with FBI

Hillary Clinton, in her first remarks since being interviewed by the FBI on Saturday, refused to speculate on the investigation's outcome or timeline to conclusion, but said she had been “eager” to sit down with federal investigators.<p>“It was something I had offered to do since last August. I’ve …

Government

Republicans pounce on Clinton's lengthy FBI interview

Republicans were quick to respond Saturday to news that Hillary Clinton spent the morning at FBI headquarters being questioned by investigators who are looking into whether her use of a private email account and a home-based computer server while serving as secretary of State compromised classified …

Government