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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 …

Travel

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> …

Barcelona

8 Authors You Should Definitely Read If You Love Haruki Murakami

1. Franz KafkaKafka 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 …

Literature

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 …

Literature

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 …

Language

Inside Gaudí’s first house: 130-year-old Casa Vicens opens to public in Barcelona | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

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

Barcelona
Anime

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

The 2018 <i>Fairy Tail</i> Season 3 release date has finally been officially confirmed by <i>Fairy Tail</i> manga creator Hiro Mashima. That means Natsu Dragneel, …

Manga

The essential food in NYC

Whoever said you can have too much of a good thing clearly wasn’t a New Yorker. Our list of the essential NYC dishes and drinks every Gothamite needs …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Stanford University

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

Terry Pratchett's series following the antics of Discworld's Ankh-Morpork City Watch is reportedly coming to TV.<p>Deadline reports that BBC Studios …

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 …

Science Fiction

The best things to do in spring in NYC

The best things to do in spring in NYC require you to spend some much-needed time outdoors. (No complaints here.) There’s no shortage of delightful …

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 …

Star Wars Rebels

Can I Immerse Myself Somewhere Without Speaking the Language?

<i>Read more from The Savvy Traveller here, and don’t forget to leave your questions!</i><p><b>Dear Savvy Traveller,</b><p><b>What’s the best way to really immerse yourself</b> …

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 …

Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain

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), …

Madrid

‘Early Man’ Is A Buck-Toothed, Googly-Eyed Origin Story For Manchester United

<i>Early Man —</i> from Aardman Animation and Nick Park, the creators of <i>Wallace and Gromit —</i> is an origin story, of sorts, for the Manchester United football (soccer) team set in caveman days. It’s also every bit as British as that sounds, so British that in a climactic moment, as one of the bad guys …

La Sagrada Familia & City of Barcelona

La Sagrada Familia is something you won’t miss to see in Barcelona, even if you try to.During our trips there we were left in awe, just by looking at …

City Halls

Here's How The Cloverfield Paradox Links to the Other Cloverfield Movies

There’s a new <i>Cloverfield</i> movie out, so obviously it’s time to talk about some of its mysteries and how all the films connect.<p>Out of the blue, <i>The</i> …

The best wings in NYC

We take our bar food and snacks very seriously, especially the best wings in NYC. In a city where there’s no shortage of chicken joints (see: the …

How To Take Care Of Your Tattoos While You're Soaking Up The Sun This Spring Break

For those of you who beat the cold weather blues this winter by getting inked up, you might just be wondering as we inch closer to spring break, can …

Skin Care

On this day in 1703: the 47 Rōnin avenge their master's death in a legendary tale of samurai honour

When Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, first Lord Redesdale, published <i>Tales of Old Japan</i> in 1871, he introduced English readers to one of Japan’s most loved historical tales: the “Akō incident”, or the tale of the 47 rōnin.<p>The story – which is based in fact – began with Asano Naganori of Akō, a …

Japan

How to Make Hot Wings | Video | Mental Floss

Food<p>How to use leftover chicken<p>Food<p>How to use leftover chicken<p>Food<p>Turn leftover steak into something great<p>Food<p>Turn leftover steak into something great<p>…

In a Fantasy Battle Between Darth Vader and Xenomorphs, Who Wins?

There aren’t many debates nerdier than those that pit franchise against franchise, universe against universe. Pop culture canon is complicated enough …