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Hear Dylan Thomas Recite His Classic Poem, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”

When Dylan Thomas was a little boy his father would read Shakespeare to him at bedtime. The boy loved the sound of the words, even if he was too …

How to eat sushi: Answers to 6 questions you were always wondering (but too afraid to ask)!

There seem to be a lot of rumors and misconceptions around the “proper” way to eat sushi.<p>1. How to Eat Sushi: Chopsticks or Fingers?<p>First of all, it …

Soysauce

How to Eat Sushi Like a Local: 5 Unofficial Sushi Rules According to Japanese!

In Japan, sushi is a thoroughly casual food, but even here high-class sushi restaurants are on the rise. While conveyor belt restaurants are still …

Casa Vicens

Perhaps no city is so closely linked to a single architect as Barcelona is to Antoni Gaudí, whose whimsical landmarks such as Parc Güell and La …

Barcelona

'Hunter x Hunter' Creator Reveals If He'll Finish The Series

If you didn’t know, 2018 marks a big year for <i>Hunter x Hunter</i>. The long-running series made its debut back in March 1998, and Yoshihiro Togashi has …

This Hidden Button Gives You More Room in a Plane's Aisle Seat

If you prefer the window seat on planes, you undoubtedly have your reasons—the view, using the wall as a head rest, not having people climb over you …

The Collyer Brothers: Inside the New York City Hoarders' Brownstone After They Were Found Dead in 1947

Homer and Langley Collyer were an extraordinary pair of brothers. They were born into one of New York City’s oldest families (Homer in 1881 and …

New York City

Hiro Mashima Teases Secret 'Fairy Tail' Project

Although <i>Fairy Tail</i> ended its serialization last year, its creator Hiro Mashima has been hard at work on his multiple future projects in the pipeline. …

Madrid Travel Guide

Best Time To Go<p>Though Madrid is miles away from the sea, the city experiences a Mediterranean climate, which means warm, humid summers and mild …

How to Get Your Gaudí Fix in Barcelona — Minus the Crowds

<i>“There is no way to completely avoid tourists in most corners of Barcelona, but there are ways to avoid the crowds while still finding quality things</i> …

8 Authors You Should Definitely Read If You Love Haruki Murakami

1. Franz Kafka<p>Kafka had to be on top of the list considering Murakami himself hat tipped him with <i>Kafka On The Shore.</i> Kafka's <i>The Metamorphosis</i> is …

The Fall of Gondolin, 'new' JRR Tolkien book, to be published in 2018

Edited by his son Christopher, Tolkien’s tale of a reluctant hero defending a city was written while the author was in hospital after the Battle of the Somme<p>JRR Tolkien’s The Fall of Gondolin, his tale of a beautiful, mysterious city destroyed by dark forces which The Lord of the Rings author …

J.R.R. Tolkien

How to use a semicolon properly

Of all the punctuation marks, the semicolon is far from the most popular. It's fallen in usage since it's heyday in the 1800s. Why was it so big then, and what changed? It might be that folks today aren't as familiar with how to use it. Mary Norris, former copy editor for The New Yorker and author …

Inside Gaudí’s first house: 130-year-old Casa Vicens opens to public in Barcelona

What is it? Casa Vicens was the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí, better known for his unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. The Catalan …

Barcelona

Your Autumn 2018 Anime Guide

It's autumn. Can you believe it? We could go outside and look at browning leaves. Or... we could stay inside and watch anime. You decide!<p>Image: Lupin …

‘Fairy Tail’ 2018 Release Date, New Manga Sequel Confirmed By Hiro Mashima: New Anime Season Is ‘Final’

Hiro Mashima has announced 'Fairy Tail' Season 3 along with a new 'Fairy Tail' manga spin-off sequel.<p>The 2018 <i>Fairy Tail</i> Season 3 release date has …

The essential food in NYC

Essential food in NYC<p>Photograph: Courtesy Michael Harlan Turkell<p>Restaurants, American<p>Blueberry pancakes at Clinton Street Baking Co. & …

East Village

The Kids in the Hall: An Oral History

The Kids in the Hall are Canada's greatest national export.<p>Comprised of Scott Thompson, Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, and Mark …

TV shows

PSA: This Is the Best Time to Visit Barcelona (and Reach Peak Happiness)

We don't know about you, but we've found ourselves spending an inordinate amount of time daydreaming about beautiful, sun-soaked beaches lately. A …

Los Angeles

A captivating illusion of a round disk fitting through a tiny square hole is the coolest bar trick you need to know

Here's something you've probably never thought much about: Is there a way to get a round disk through a smaller square hole in a piece of paper?<p>It seems silly, right? Of course not, you say! It's impossible!<p>Well, not always, according to this video by Numberphile featuring a mathematician from …

The Ending of Star Wars Rebels Was Perfect Because It Was Also a Beginning

Before Rey, Finn, and Poe came to a galaxy far, far, away, a TV show on a kids network had already started to define the new era of <i>Star Wars</i>. That …

Terry Pratchett's The Watch Series Will Bring Discworld to TV

Blackboard monitor, Sir Samual Vimes, is making his way to our screens.<p>Terry Pratchett's series following the antics of Discworld's Ankh-Morpork City …

Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is back

It’s the biggest thing to happen to the universe since the Vogons blew up Earth. Our writer grabs a babelfish and goes behind the scenes as the space satire returns<p>In 1985, Douglas Adams said the BBC’s view of the first series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was like Macbeth’s attitude to …

The best things to do in spring in NYC

Best things to do in spring in NYC<p>1<p>Photograph: Courtesy New York Botanical Garden<p>Things to do, Exhibitions<p>The Orchid Show<p>The Orchid Show—NYC’s ode to …

Festivals

Star Wars Rebels Just Answered One Of Its Biggest Mysteries

There was a distinct weight and inevitability at the start of Monday's <i>Star Wars Rebels</i>. With only a few episodes left, it felt like things were about …

Can I Immerse Myself Somewhere Without Speaking the Language?

(Leave your question for Brandon here!)<p><b>Dear Savvy Traveller,</b><p><b>What’s the best way to really immerse yourself in the culture of a location when you</b> …

Travelers

Type-MOON's Garden of Sinners films are now on Crunchyroll

As <i>Fate/Grand Order</i> continues to run its <i>Garden of Sinners</i> event, the original movie series has appeared on Crunchyroll in the Americas. All in all, …

There’s a New Song of Ice and Fire Book Coming in 2018, But It’s Still Not The Winds of Winter

<i>Game of Thrones</i> may not come back until 2019, but <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> is returning with a new book this year. Unfortunately, it’s <i>still</i> not the …

Nick Park is back in the stop-motion animation game with 'Early Man'

Nick Park has won four Oscars — one more than Meryl Streep, but his characters never wear Prada. His best-known creations are the addlepated, cheese-loving inventor Wallace, and Gromit, his patient, intelligent dog. Park’s work helped to spark the blossoming of stop-motion animation, a technique …

Stop Motion

Plaza Mayor

Ah, the history the plaza has seen! Designed in 1619 by Juan Gómez de Mora and built in typical Herrerian style, of which the slate spires are the most obvious expression, its first public ceremony was suitably auspicious – the beatification of San Isidro Labrador (St Isidro the Farm Labourer), …