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Six Latin American Novels That Are Pushing Boundaries

Let’s start with real talk: In the English-speaking world, and above all in the U.S., Latin American literature is all too often pigeonholed, …

Books

The Best Kind of Steak for Fajitas

Quick to prepare and endlessly customizable, fajitas are one of my go-to weeknight dinners. Fajitas are an especially great end-of-the-week supper, …

Cooking

How to Start Over Today In Any Area of Your Life

Wouldn’t it be nice to start fresh? Get a clean slate or a second chance? It’s natural to think about fresh starts at the beginning of a new year, …

Spirituality

25 Unheralded African-American Pioneers and Trailblazers You Should Know

As we celebrate Black History Month, it's important to look back at the brave men and women who faced off against prejudice and bigotry in order to …

Black History

The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t always pay attention to what it can …

Italian Food

First-Look At 3 Generations Of 'Shaft' From Upcoming Film Reboot

A first-look image from the upcoming Shaft film has surfaced, depicting the three "generations" of Shaft. The picture was posted on Instagram by …

Samuel L. Jackson

'Black Panther' is amazing. Why are its CG models so terrible?

<i>Black Panther</i> is a refreshing answer to the increasingly stale world of superhero cinema. But there's one glaring flaw throughout the film: its use of CG models to replace humans during action sequences. They're weightless, ugly and, worst of all, incredibly distracting. You'd think that in the …

Black Panther

Race, Barriers and Battling Nerves: A Candid Conversation With Oscar's Only 4 African-American Directing Nominees in 90 Years

Gathered for the first time, Lee Daniels, Barry Jenkins, Jordan Peele and John Singleton break down the politics of who can tell what story, the …

Black Panther

an architectural vanishing act, the disappearance of the vernacular home

<b>ask any kid to draw a house, and chances are they’ll start with a rectangle and inevitably drawn three lines on top —</b> <b>uncomplicated, but a realization</b> …

Architecture

5 secret codes that unlock hidden iPhone features, from call blocking to signal boosting

Thought you knew everything about your iPhone? Even that shiny new iPhone 7 you just snapped up? Think again, buddy. Beyond the world of camera …

iOS

Dropbox saved almost $75 million over two years by building its own tech infrastructure

After making the decision to roll its own infrastructure and reduce its dependence on Amazon Web Services, Dropbox reduced its operating costs by …

Amazon Web Services

7 Stroke Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

9-1-1 is your best bet in these scenarios.<p>Each year more than 100,000 women under the age of 65 will have a stroke, according to the American Heart Association.<p>But if you were one of those women, would you be able to recognize the symptoms?<p>"In the stroke field, they say 'time is brain,'" says …

Neurology

The Africans Who Called Tudor England Home

Hundreds of Africans lived freely during the reign of Henrys VII and VIII.<p>No monarchy in the history of the Kingdom of England has garnered a cult …

Black History

The Enduring Lyricism Of W.E.B. Du Bois' 'The Souls Of Black Folk'

It was no accident that W.E.B. Du Bois called his book <i>The Souls Of Black Folk</i>, says Ibram X. Kendi, author of <i>Stamped From The Beginning: The Definitive History Of Racist Ideas In America</i>. DuBois wasn't looking for a catchy title — he was reacting to the reality of his times.<p>"Racist Americans were …

Black History

There’s a True Story Behind Black Panther’s Strong Women. Here’s Why That Matters

When <i>Black Panther</i> opened last weekend to record-breaking box office success, many of the viewers driving the film to that achievement were female …

Black History

Top 10 Cities to Visit If You Absolutely Love Art

Love art and traveling? Why not combine your two passions by visiting some of the best art destinations the world has to offer. From street art capitals such as Berlin and New York to the world-renowned galleries of Paris and Florence, great art can be found in all corners of the world. Whether …

Art

This Florida Beach Was Just Named the Best in America

If you're looking for an incredible beach vacation, Florida has no shortage of spectacular sandy oases. But one Tampa Bay beach can boast of a new …

Fort Lauderdale

The Real Red Velvet Cake Recipe

We got author Kim Nelson to share with us the secrets to her authentic red velvet cake.<p>As a lover of all kinds of desserts, I have to admit that I …

Dessert

Black Panther’s Costume Designer on 8 of the Film’s Iconic Looks

When you think of Wakanda, the futuristic African country that is the setting of Ryan Coogler’s smash-hit superhero movie <i>Black Panther</i>, you can’t …

Black Panther

Where to Donate All the Home Goods You've Been Dutifully Cleaning Out

Has the start of the new year inspired you to tackle a home decluttering project? Whether you've actually managed to start (using the tenets of Marie Kondo or the latest in Swedish "death cleaning") or still trying to find the inspiration, you'll eventually want some help offloading the excess.<p>But …

Minimalism

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

‘Annihilation’ and Hollywood’s Erasure of Asians

The creatives behind ‘Annihilation’ can explain why two characters were cast as white women. But the time for excusing Hollywood’s continued erasure …

Ed Skrein

5 Examples of Visual Storytelling in Web Design

There is no denying that people are visual by nature. They love simplicity and familiarity. So it should come as no surprise that people will form an …

Web Design

How to build a personal landing page online

Control your image.<p>What do people see when they search for you online? To control these results, you need a personal landing page. This hub lets you promote yourself to potential employers, advertise a freelance business, network with colleagues in the same line of work, or just help people contact …

Web Design

17 Incredible Health Benefits of Cardamom You Should Know About!

The aromatic fragrance it exudes is sufficient to induce any individual and drag him towards the gorgeous and mouth-watering delicacies prepared with …

Alternative Medicine

Fantastic Can Lights And Brown Flooring Design For Excellent Basement Family Room Ideas

In this posting, we will converse of fantastic can lights and brown flooring design for excellent basement family room ideas. Read through further …

Interior Design

The Pros and Cons of a Le Creuset Versus a Staub Versus Something Cheaper

Shopping for an enameled Dutch oven isn't all that different from shopping for a car. No, really! Think about it — they're shiny, bright, and …

Home Improvement

Netflix's latest addictive drama is 'The Frankenstein Chronicles,' a cult hit that stars 'Game of Thrones' actor Sean Bean

Netflix has found yet another great foreign series in the UK cult hit "The Frankenstein Chronicles," which the streaming service released the first two seasons of on Monday for US and global audiences.<p>Set in London in 1827, "The Frankenstein Chronicles" follows detective John Marlott (played by …

TV Series

5 Surprisingly Easy Home Organization Tips from the Professionals

“Be more organized” may be at the top of our list of New Year’s resolutions, but that doesn’t mean we always know the best way to do it. That’s why whenever we’re stuck, we find ourselves scrolling through The Home Edit’s Instagram feed for inspo. Having transformed pantries and linen closets for …

Mandy Moore

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

Creative Writing