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19 Nonfiction Books From 2016 That Will Expand Your Mind

While we do love our fiction at HuffPost Arts & Culture, 2016 ushered in ample nonfiction work that’s just as worthy of your time and eyeballs.<p>What many need after a drawn-out and frightening election season are resources to unplug and reconnect to our humanity. The sprawling category of …

Books

Welcome to the age of anger

The seismic events of 2016 have revealed a world in chaos – and one that old ideas of liberal rationalism can no longer explain<p>The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States is the biggest political earthquake of our times, and its reverberations are inescapably global. It has fully …

Political Science

This One Weekly Habit Will Boost Your Productivity, Improve Your Health and Make You Happy | Inc.com

It's been a tough week. You're behind on some important deadlines. Your customers want more from you than you can give. Or maybe you don't have enough customers and desperately need to find new ones. As always, you're worried about cash flow.<p>What should you do this weekend? Make sure to take a day …

Time Management
Literature

When the stories add up: the six narrative arcs in fiction – Veronique Greenwood

In recent years, literature has been getting attention from an unusual quarter: mathematics. Alongside statistical physicists analysing the …

Literature

Leonard Cohen is John Donne to Bob Dylan's Shakespeare

Cohen, like Donne, had that rare ability to render the concerns of the mind, body and spirit with equal fidelity in his work<p>The first time I thought consciously about Leonard Cohen’s death was in 2002. I was listening to his 2001 album <i>Ten New Songs</i> while crawling my way through the writing of a …

Literature

20 Great Literature Quotes About Love

20 great literature quotes about <b>Love.</b><br>[Gathered by Regina Kenney]<p><b>“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without</b> …

The 10 most desirable rare books you might already own

Publishers never really know when a new author is going to turn into a literary star. For that reason, the initial print run of a book is small — …

How to Outline a Novel Chapter by Chapter

Characters<p>Because a novel's plot is longer and more complex than a short story, it is also populated with multiple characters who serve different …

Writing

Sacha Baron Cohen: What I've Learned

The comedian behind Ali G, Borat, and Brüno shares some wit and wisdom.<p><b>I</b> <b>have been incredibly lucky.</b> And this business is predominantly luck. It's hard to tell others to keep following their dreams forever. Unlike becoming a surgeon, you can be incredibly talented and still unlikely to make enough …

Comedy
Books

Michael Helm: ‘All great endings have death in them, whether or not someone expires’

Michael Helm is the author of the novels <i>Cities of Refuge</i>, <i>In the Place of Last Things</i> and <i>The Projectionist</i>, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Helm, who lives near Dundas, Ont., and teaches at York University, recently published his fourth novel, <i>After James</i>, which was shortlisted …

Books

Unraveling the Mystery Behind Glasgow City Centre's 'Silent Raver'

Every city has a local legend—in Glasgow he has glowsticks and an arsenal of dance moves.<p>Every city has its gallery of local 'characters'. The rogues and loudmouths, the charmers and chancers, the just-about-outsiders and semi-mythical apparitions that somehow manage to capture and explicate a …

Dance

Excellence in Literature Handbook for Writers Review - Sharing Life's Moments

I’ve always stressed that grammar isn’t my strong suit. If it wasn’t for handy apps on Chrome I do declare I’d probably look like a blubbering idiot …

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Short and spectacular - 21 great novels under 200 pages long

12 September 2017<p>As rewarding as an immersive 600+ page epic can be, sometimes it’s the more compact stories that hit the hardest.<p>Creating memorable …

Books