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"Do you go camping or play paintball?" and 47 other questions from the FBI's secret terrorist-detection questionnaire

The Intercept "obtained a copy" of the FBI's 48-question, 2015 "Indicators of Mobilization to Violence" protocol, a list of 48 questions that FBI …

Texas A&M

10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Looking for an escape into the jungle? A revisit with Huck Finn? A deep dive into the origins of ISIS or a rousing defense of the Obama administration? Then this is your week, reader. Some seriously great storytelling below.<p>Pamela Paul<br>Editor of The New York Times Book Review<p><b>TRANSIT,</b> <i>by Rachel Cusk.</i></i> …

Books

Today in Obamacare: a quick primer on 3 new Obamacare replacement plans

<i>Welcome to Today in Obamacare, Vox’s regular update on the battle over the Affordable Care Act, the changes a new president and new Congress might make, and what it means for the American people. Have a story you think should be here? Send me an email at sarah@vox.com.</i><p><b>Let’s explore some Republican</b> …

Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners

Maybe you picked up a Raspberry Pi for the holidays, or you’ve been sitting on one of the super versatile, palm-sized computers for a while now. If …

Raspberry Pi

The best books of 2016 list you get when you combine 36 “Best Books of 2016” lists

Slavery. Racism. Urbanism. Disease. While 2016 may not have been a banner year for liberal democracy in the world at large, it should definitely go down as a woke time in book publishing.<p>For dedicated bibliophiles, the low thrum of literary FOMO that bubbles up around May has by mid-December …

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Despite glaring issues, Once Upon A Time retains Disney’s charm

<i>On The Comics Page,</i> The A.V. Club <i>invites comics artists to illustrate their pop cultural flights of fancy. This week: Mildred Louis talks about the</i> …

PATIENCE

<b>Patience</b>. DanielClowes (Fantagraphics). One of the reigning masters of the graphic novel form, Daniel Clowes (<i>Ghost World; The Death Ray</i>) delivers a devastating tour-de-force that blends drama, intrigue, magical-realist elements and intense character studies, in his clear,accessible style that has …

100 Notable Books of 2016

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec. 6, 2015, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>ALL THAT MAN IS.</b> <i>By David Szalay. (Graywolf, $26.)</i> Szalay writes with …

Short And Sweet: 8 Books You Can Read In A Day

Okay, so you’ve polished off the list of long books, and now you need a break. You’re looking for something short and sweet, a story you can digest …

Best books of 2016 – part two

Books,Culture,Fiction,Poetry,Autobiography and memoir,Essays,Science and nature,Philosophy,Crime fiction,Zadie Smith,Elena Ferrante,Siri Hustvedt,Ali Smith,Margaret Atwood,Graeme Macrae Burnet,Edna O'Brien,Helen Dunmore,Rachel Cusk,Hisham Matar,Paul Beatty,Ottessa Moshfegh,Robert Harris,Sebastian …

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Prisons chief aims to make 'hard time' a rehearsal for home

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — When he got his first post as a warden 20 years ago, Kevin Kempf looked around the prison yard and decided everything green had …

The Need to Read

Reading books remains one of the best ways to engage with the world, become a better person and understand life’s questions, big and small<p>We all ask each other a lot of questions. But we should all ask one question a lot more often: “What are you reading?”<p>It’s a simple question but a powerful one, …

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The 50 best books for Christmas 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for literature, from tales of post-punk rebellion and fish-out-of-water detectives to politically incorrect satire and secrets from the Hollywood studio system. Here our top critics count down the year's best, from 50 to 1.<p>50. <b>The Making of Donald Trump</b> by David Cay …

The non-western books that every student should read

Leading authors pick international classics that should be on student’s bookshelves, but are often neglected by universities<p>I teach it to my first years and return to the book through their degree. It is the perfect introduction to complex ideas: oppressive socio-economic political structures, …

Education