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Internet Reading Club: May 2016

Must-reads about science, technology, and health from around the web.<p>Every month, I put together a list of some of the most moving, thought-provoking, beautifully written, deeply reported, quirky, strange, or otherwise memorable stories about from around the internet. This month’s selection is …

Savoring the good life in Spain's Sherry Triangle

Lunch at 3. Dinner at 10:30 or 11. It took me just a day to slide into the rhythms of Andalusia in southern Spain and become the night owl I'd always wanted to be, ending the evening past midnight with a glass of amontillado at a bar on the square.<p>I had planned this trip to the Sherry Triangle for …

The Abandoned Fishing Village of Houtouwan

On Shengshan Island, east of Shanghai, China, only a handful of people still live in a village that was once home to more than 2,000 fishermen. Every day hundreds of tourists visit Houtouwan, making their way on narrow footpaths past crumbling houses overtaken by vegetation. The remote village, on …

Inside the 2015 Man Booker Longlist

The authors in the running for Britain's most prestigious literary award come from seven countries and include seven women writers.<p>The longlist for the Man Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious literary awards, was announced Wednesday. For the second year, the prize was open to writers of any …

White Flight Never Ended

Today's cities may be more diverse overall, but people of different races still don’t live near each other.<p>Nearly 50 years ago, after a string of race-related riots in cities across America, President Lyndon B. Johnson commissioned a panel of civic leaders to investigate the underlying causes of …

Urban Design

Between the World and Me: A Journey, Not a Vacation

A memoir connects with readers in a way that allows them to discover the emotional trial of raising a black son.<p><i>Over the next few weeks,</i> The Atlantic <i>will be publishing a series of responses to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s</i> Between the World and Me. <i>(An excerpt is available online.)</i><p><i>This is the fourth in a</i> …

Britain’s weird and wonderful folklore customs

Can books ease the pain of grief?

One BBC Culture reader is struggling to cope after the loss of her twin. Literary agony aunt Hephzibah Anderson recommends the writers to help.<p><b>Dear Textual Healing,</b><p><i>My beloved twin sister passed away six months ago and I'm still grieving deeply. It's not that I want to push away the pain but the way</i> …

Nina Simone: The most revolutionary singer of her time?

Three new films explore the music – and the personal suffering – of the US singer Nina Simone. Their directors tell Tom Brook what makes her so relevant today.<p>“She wanted to be a classical musician – the first black female classical pianist in this country – and she was denied that opportunity,” …

London: Literature’s labyrinth of ‘lost souls’

London is a popular setting for literature – one often characterised by crime, confusion, filth and vice, and not just in Dickens’ time. Lucy Scholes explains.<p>In the first pages of Elizabeth Day’s latest novel Paradise City, a self-made millionaire sexually assaults the woman cleaning his hotel …

The crisis in non-fiction

The week’s best arts and culture reads – including when Dylan went electric, how technology is changing storytelling and a lesson in farming from Ancient Rome.<p>Poetry | The ballad Of Steinbjørn Jacobsen<br>A poet from the Faroe Islands tours the US with a State Department interpreter. Lacking a common …

Asif Kapadia: How to tell a life story

Asif Kapadia – who directed the documentaries Senna and Amy – has created a new form of celebrity portrait. He talks to Tom Brook about the perils of basing films on real people.<p>“I stumble from project to project,” says Asif Kapadia. “I don’t worry too much about planning.” The British film-maker …

The most outrageous rock doc ever

The week’s best arts and culture reads – including violence against women in crime fiction and whether The Beatles owed their success to hype.<p><b>Documentary |</b> In search of Amy<br>Amy, a new documentary film about the short and troubled life of Amy Winehouse, by Asif Kapadia, shows her to be “funny, sharp, …

What’s so good about Citizen Kane?

It has topped BBC Culture’s list of the greatest American films – and many other polls before. But what’s so good about Citizen Kane? Nicholas Barber explains.<p>“It’s Terrific!” The slogan on the original Citizen Kane posters may have been on the vague side, but it was certainly accurate. Orson …

The 100 greatest American films

BBC Culture polled film critics from around the world to determine the best American movies ever made. The results are surprising – Gone With the Wind appears at 97.<p>America’s films are among its greatest exports. Since Thomas Edison’s innovations in the medium in the 1890s, the United States has …

Steven Spielberg

‘How I discovered a masterpiece’

A British art restorer was shocked when an ordinary painting she was cleaning turned out to be the work of the Italian master Titian. Alastair Sooke tells her story.<p>Late one Friday afternoon during the spring of 2013, Alice Tate-Harte, a fine-art conservator for English Heritage, found herself …

4 Simple Brainstorming Techniques To Help Write Killer Content

Brainstorming is supposed to be about harnessing the power of thinking outside the box to solve that impossible problem. It’s the magic that helps …

Creativity

Writing Tips that help you Standout of other Bloggers

My way of writing is not working. My readers are acting like jumping spiders. They do not stay on my blog. I have no way, but helplessly see them …

20 Websites To Find Free High-Quality Images

Chances are you’re pretty <b>tired of seeing traditional stock photos</b> of people in suits shaking hands. Not only are they bland and uninteresting, but …

How To Write a Journal and Why You Should Start Today

Do you want to know how to write a journal?<br>Are you struggling to write regular entries?<br>Would you like to use journal writing to become more creative …

Grow Your Writing Income by Making This Key Change Now

As the year winds down, do your thoughts turn to your writing goals for the coming year? I know mine do.<p>Now’s the time to lay the groundwork to earn …