Katie Yu

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8 books you must read to become a better writer

All good writers know the best way to improve your writing is to write. And the second best way?<p>Study the craft.<p>Reading books can take you farther  —  and faster  — on your journey toward becoming a better writer. For a few dollars and a few hours of your time, you can absorb the strategies and …

Why this cutting edge bookstore has no books

by CIARA NUGENT<p>Gauthier Charrier, a graphic design student, stepped inside one of Paris' newest bookstores and wondered, "Where are all the books?"<p>"I …

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Someone is writing a mysterious, dystopian novel of the future in Reddit comments

It all began in April, when Reddit user _9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9 posted a bizarre comment on a thread on Reddit about the cover of George Orwell’s <i>1984</i>. The comment described a botched CIA program, called the MKUltra experiments, where subjects were fed a steady stream of LSD and other psychoactive …

X-rays reveal 1,300-year-old writings inside later bookbindings

The words of the 8th-century Saint Bede are among those that have been found by detecting iron, copper and zinc – constituents of medieval ink<p>Medieval manuscripts that have been hidden from view for centuries could reveal their secrets for the first time, thanks to new technology.<p>Dutch scientists …

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King Tut's Knife Was Made From A Meteorite

This discovery is out of this world.<p>Scientists say an iron knife buried with King Tut is truly out of this world.<p>The knife was made with iron that came from a meteorite, according to an article in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science published online last month.<p>The dagger in question was …

Poem of the week: Casida of the Dead Sun by Rebecca Perry

Using Lorca to riff on a humble, homely scene, these short verses thread together some unsettling thoughts on endings<p><b>Casida of the Dead Sun</b><p><i>the earth reedless, a pure form,<br>closed to the future</i><br>Federico García Lorca: Casida of the Recumbent Woman<p>Related: Beauty/Beauty by Rebecca Perry review – …

The true price of looking lean

Becoming a freak of nature is hard work. So, for many mere mortals is losing the final five kilos.<p>Google it and you'll get about 650,000 results. …