Tim Liebler

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A Life of Reading Is Never Lonely

Reading is at once a lonely and an intensely sociable act. The writer becomes your ideal companion—interesting, worldly, compassionate, energetic—but only if you stick with him or her for a while, long enough to throw off the chill of isolation and to hear the intelligent voice murmuring in your …

Literature

The 8 Best Travel Books of All Time

At their worst, travel books are dated, deeply racist, or just painfully dull. But at their best, they capture the spark of seeing something new, as well as the way your perspective shifts when you’re out of your rut with your eyes open. Here are some of the best—including some by writers who have …

Books

Here’s a Collection of Excellent Anthony Bourdain Stories for You to Read

On Friday, the news of Anthony Bourdain’s death at the age of 61 provoked not just an outpouring of love from grateful fans, but a flood of stories …

Anthony Bourdain

A weekend in Budapest

Budapest is split into two parts – Buda and Pest – which sit on opposite sides of the Danube river, connected by the mighty Chain bridge. Most of the …

European Travel

What It's Like to Eat at the Best Restaurant in Iceland

But while Reykjavik is now full of acclaimed restaurants, gastro pubs, and fine dining establishments, the real Icelandic epicurean gem is one not …

European Travel

We Found the 5 Best Hot Springs in California, So Leave the Beach Behind

California has long been known for its beaches, and their appeal has always been clear. The warm sand, crashing waves, and blue ocean all seem to …

Ida B Wells: the unsung heroine of the civil rights movement

The pioneering African American reporter counted, investigated and reported lynchings in America as no one had done before<p>Today, a simple marker on a street corner in Memphis, Tennessee commemorates the People’s Grocery lynching. In 1892 three black men, co-owners of a store giving white businesses …

The most underrated coastal towns in Europe to go to before they become touristy

The vertiginous houses of Positano, the white settlements of Santorini and the poetic villages of Cinque Terre might still be some of the most …

10 books by black authors that are shaping our conversation about race

Sometimes the best way to understand the world around us is to stop and pick up a book.<p>That's certainly true of race and power in America. Whether …

Half-century of US civil rights gains have stalled or reversed, report finds

Assessment 50 years after Kerner Commission points to child poverty and school segregation, along with emboldened white supremacists<p>Civil rights gains of the past half-century have stalled or in some areas gone into reverse, according to a report marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark Kerner …

Rights & Freedoms

The best books I read in 2017

Books to better understand Trump, to defend yourself from information overload, to imagine the future.<p>On my podcast, I close each conversation by asking my guest to recommend three books. Here, at the end of 2017, I thought I’d answer my own question, or at least a variant of it.<p>I shifted my …

Books

8 of the World’s Best Natural Hot Springs and How to Find Them

So deep into winter, it’s only natural for those of us tired of daily commutes in the early dark to start thinking of the warmer places we’d rather …

‘Wasted! The Story of Food Waste’ both sobering, uplifting

You can call the statistics stomach-churning:<p>•40 percent of all food is wasted in the United States at a cost of a trillion dollars a year, and one-third is wasted worldwide;<p>•10 million tons of produce a year goes unharvested in the U.S.;<p>•90 percent of all wasted food ends up in landfills, where it …

San Francisco

10 unique ways to experience the Grand Canyon

Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park is nothing short of a natural spectacle. Millennia have carved a geological masterpiece rising 7,000 feet above …

US migration services ‘destroying files about immigrant sexual assault and deaths in custody’

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is seeking approval to destroy documents outlining reports of detainee sexual abuse and assault.<p>Officials …

Beautiful Latin American Destinations That Are Better Than Europe

For Americans who want to take a trip, Europe has long held the big glamour spots. The beaches of the French Riviera, the ski chalets of the Swiss …

Hot Springs

How do governments impact the economy?

Taxes, welfare, immigration, conflicts – all types of government policy have big implications for the economy. And they affect almost everything in …

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

The 10 Best Bars in Venice, Italy

Nightlife in Venice takes place in the <i>bacari</i>, where people will gather in the evenings to have drinks and eat <i>cicchetti</i>, or Venetian-style bar food. …

Italy

8 Great Surprising Things to See in Nepal

Traveling to Nepal last month was one of the coolest things I have done. I expected to see amazing mountains, trekking trails, and prayer flags but I …

The Basics Q&A: A Retirement Account for Teens? Really?

Q: My teenage daughter worked as a waitress this summer. Is it too early for her to start investing for retirement?<p><b>A:</b> Not at all. In fact, this is a great time to start. The earlier she begins to save and invest, the more money she’ll likely have when she needs it for college—and seeing her savings …

The Best Chemical-Free Sunscreens and After-Sun Skin Treatments

Scan the shelves at your local Walgreen’s, and you’ll find just two kinds of sunscreens: those that feel great but are full of hard-to-pronounce chemicals, and natural options that are as thick and pasty as wall spackle. No wonder most of us typically wear less sunscreen than we ought …

Meet the Mayans: a tour of the real Yucatán, Mexico

Escape the fleshpots of the Yucatán coast and head inland – you’ll find people eager to share their jungle home with visitors, and a world of hidden temples and natural pools<p>After dinner, Juanito and I sit drinking beer. Outside is all the clamour of the jungle night. We talk about the big hotels …

Mexico

Stephen Colbert Shreds Donald Trump's 'Avoidable Care Act'

Finally, a don't ask, don't tell proposal for your doctors.<p>As long as Donald Trump and Republicans appear to be without the replacement part of their plan to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert figures they should go one step further. That’s right, don’t bother with …

Christmas Eve TV Schedule 2016: Over 90 Holiday Movies And TV Specials To Watch On Dec. 24

If your Christmas Eve is spent with the TV, you’ll have plenty of options for holiday-themed programming. Several networks are showing movies and …

Day Trip To The Most Beautiful Hot Springs In America This Winter

There’s nothing better than a hot springs adventure. However you get there: hiking, driving, snowmobiling… you just <i>know</i> that you have this incredible payoff waiting for you. Because soon you’ll be soaking in a sparkling, hot water pool with breath-taking vistas surrounding you. It’s an incredible …

Hot Springs

Conan's Spoof Phone Calls Between Barack Obama And Donald Trump Will Never Get Old

"What is it? Some kind of meat dish?"<p>What if Donald Trump kept bugging Barack Obama for advice?<p>Conan O’Brien imagines the kind of things the president-elect may be asking the current commander in chief in a series of hilarious spoof telephone calls.<p>From questioning whether Kazakhstan is a meat dish …

Trump Picks El Chapo to Run D.E.A.

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—Just days after picking Betsy DeVos to run the Department of Education, President-elect Donald Trump has tapped another wealthy outsider by naming Joaquín Guzmán, known as “El Chapo,” to head the Drug Enforcement Administration.<p>In an official statement, Trump said …