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Literature | Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at The Library Of Congress

<i>This blog post is part of a summer series on imaginary maps, written by Hannah Stahl, a former Library Technician in the Geography & Map Division.</i> …

For the First Time, You'll Be Able to Read Ancient Egyptian Literature in English — NOVA Next | PBS

It’s easy to swing by your local library and pick up a book by Homer or Sappho—two of the greats of ancient Greece.<p>But finding translated works of …

The best time of day to do everything, from exercising to interviewing for a job

What happened?<p>Maybe it's not a question of <i>what</i> you did, but of <i>when</i> you did it.<p>As in, you drank coffee before you needed it and ended up crashing later, or you spent the whole morning answering emails so you had no energy left to work on the really important stuff in the afternoon.<p>To help make sure …

Infographic: How Ancient Egypt Shaped the Modern World

Ancient Egyptians were amazing innovators. While the pyramids still stand as a reminder of their architectural sophistication, the people of ancient …

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

Food & Dining

Movies

‘I Feel Pretty’ Is Amy Schumer’s ‘Elf’ Moment<p>Vince Mancini 04.18.18 12 hours ago 20 Comments<p>Let’s Set Some Odds On Who Will Die In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’<p>Mike Ryan 04.16.18 3 days ago 7 Comments<p>This Week In Posters: Mary Shelley, James Franco, And Jim Carrey’s ‘Dark Crimes’<p>Vince Mancini 04.16.18 3 …

The playlist: best jazz of 2015 – Kamasi Washington, Joshua Redman, Polar Bear and more

Polar Bear – Don’t Let the Feeling Go<p>Some albums seem steered by a hidden jazz hand, even if few signs of jazz presence are audible – almost everything the resourceful Polar Bear do sounds like that, hence their latest prize nomination of the year, the Mobos’ best jazz act award. The British …

Horns

Nix the Nightcap: How Alcohol and Marijuana Can Harm Your Sleep

“Nightcaps” come in all shapes and sizes. Some people like to have a drink before bed, and others prefer taking a nice long toke. But while these …

Sleep

Absinthe Used to Be Malaria Medicine: The Secret Medical History of Cocktails

Créme de menthe settled rebellious stomachs and absinthe fended off malaria. This is the secret medical history of the speakeasy cocktails we've come to know and love.<p>"We don't create cocktails now to cure venereal diseases or to relieve gout, but there's that history there," says <b>Matthew Rowley</b>, …

Alcohol

Barstool Sports

Born to Be Blue clip features Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker

Ethan Hawke taps into his inner musician in a new clip for <i>Born to Be Blue</i>, which finds Hawke portraying jazz musician Chet Baker.<p>Based on Baker’s …

Chet Baker

Top CEOs Reveal What It Takes to Start a Business (Infographic) | Inc.com

If you turned down venture capital, why?<p><i>No. 468:</i> "Often, [VCs] have no idea what really drives your customers and your business, but they think they do or want you to think they do. So they flex their muscles, exert pressure or push for short-term profits, and [make] bad business decisions."</i> …

June 2015

Diversity

I Recorded Myself Sleeping Because I Thought I Had Sleep Apnea, But The Footage Revealed Something Far More Sinister

Unfortunately, sleep apnea runs in my family. I remember family vacations where I considered cashing in all of my allowance money so I could get my …

An Inglewood Saxophonist Might Have Made the Best Jazz Record of the Year

Within L.A.’s insular jazz scene, Washington is no secret. He’s toured with Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill and Raphael Saadiq and collaborated closely with …

4. Eddie Vedder's Stage Dives

Pearl Jam are often celebrated as one of the greatest alternative rock bands of all time. Their particular brand of melodic rock and their biting …

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 tips on how to write a good short story

From Kurt Vonnegut’s introduction to his short story anthology, Bagombo Snuff Box, 8 tips on how to write a good short story.<p>Use the time of a total …

10 Funk and Jazz Albums You Should Listen to if You Like Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly'

<b>Kendrick Lamar</b>’s much-praised 2012 major label debut album, <i>good kid, m.A.A.d city</i>, is a shotgun ride through the gang-, gun-, and drug-infested city …

Eutopia: horror novel about Lovecraftian racism

David Nickle's horror novel Eutopia confronts the racial overtones of Lovecraftian fiction head on, revealing a terrifying story of the American …

“The notion that no current popular music is of quality is philistine”: Robert Christgau on Beyoncé, Kanye, the Ramones, online journalism and bohemian sex lives

The great rock critic unloads on haters, praises Kanye, whacks critics who complain about the sex in his new memoir<p>Robert Christgau started calling himself the dean of American rock critics around 1970: What began as a half-ironic youthful boast has become an elder statesman’s almost literal job …

Google Now Teaches You How To Bartend

If you are interested in mixology, then you may want to check out this new Google search feature. Today Google has added a search feature that teaches you how to make cocktails. When you search for how to make a cocktail, Google will offer a list of the ingredients and step-by-step instructions on …

Miles Davis’ Entire Discography Presented in a Stylish Interactive Visualization

People can, and do, spend lifetimes tracking down and cataloguing all of the various releases of their favorite bands—studio, stage, bootleg, and …

Data Visualization

Stephen King’s “Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully – in Ten Minutes”

We came across the following article by Stephen King a little while ago. We believe it was originally published in a 1986 edition of The Writer …

THE BIG SEVEN, by Jim Harrison

Featuring murder, treachery, calamity, and revenge.<p><b>The days when you had to choose</b> between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone. The days when you were steadfastly denied cheap thrills and blood and quality mayhem just because you picked up a so-called literary novel? Kaput. We're …

The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List by The Observer

Alonso Quixano, a retired country gentleman in his fifties, lives in an unnamed section of La Mancha with his niece and a housekeeper. He has become …

The 50 Greatest Jazz Albums…Ever

At the end of any year, it’s a great time to look back, so we’ve decided to attempt to come up with a definitive list of the 50 best jazz albums of …

This Graphic Shows Which Supplements Actually Work

There's something appealing about nutritional supplements. They seem "natural" when compared to pharmaceuticals — though really, supplements may contain all kinds of artificial ingredients, sometimes very dangerous ones. And who doesn't love the idea of taking a pill or vitamin that makes you …

6 Classic, Mad Men-Inspired Cocktails to Serve at Your Next Party

Try these fun new takes.<p>Classic cocktails made with whiskey, bourbon, rye, and gin are more popular than ever. Get to know them again, then try these fun new takes.

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Best jazz albums 2014, plus reissues: Sonny Rollins, Ambrose Akinmusire, Fred Hersch, Frank Kimbrough, and more.

Any year with a new album by Sonny Rollins is a very good year for jazz, and this third volume of self-selected highlights from his previously …