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To Kill a Mockingbird: 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Harper Lee's Classic 1960 Novel

<i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> – what was, until recent developments, Harper Lee’s only novel – has been a staple of school reading lists for generations. …

Literature

'Open the doors and let these books in' - what would a truly diverse reading list look like?

Following student calls for university English literature syllabuses to be ‘decolonised’, Hanif Kureishi, Arundhati Roy, Kamila Shamsie and other authors reflect on the debate and choose essential books by black and minority ethnic writers<p>Hanif Kureishi<p>I once wrote, “I didn’t know I was coloured …

Books

These Are the Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon

As the year winds down, it’s time for the best of 2017 lists to start gearing up. And Amazon is one of the first to release theirs, with the 100 best …

Books

5 Books Inspired By Your Favorite Childhood Girl Heroes

Classic stories have been told and re-told ever since the first stories were told around cro-magnon campfires. Part of the reason that works like <i>The</i> …

The Bells of Balangiga

Years after the event, the American survivors of the battle of Balangiga would recall the church bells ringing. The soldiers of the 9th Infantry …

The world's best hidden beaches: Trang archipelago, Thailand

While popular Thai destinations such as Koh Samui and Phuket stagger under the weight of development, these southern islands retain a sleepy, tropical charm<p>Best hidden beaches in Cape Town<p>Haad Farang (Haad Sai Yao), Koh Muk<p>Framed by jungle-draped limestone karsts, this small but striking bay has …

Asia Travel

23 Books Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Recommends You Read

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, started a book club.<p>He ended up recommending and discussing 23 books with the group — about one every two weeks.<p>…

Austria's most peaceful places to unwind (with no hiking boots in sight!)

Austria’s awe-inspiring scenery lends itself perfectly to some quality R&R...<p>1. Immerse yourself in thermal baths<p>A couple of different thermal baths …

European Travel

They’ll always lose the culture wars: The right loves fighting lost causes– but liberals keep winning

Everything’s a fight-to-the-death partisan culture war. Liberal progress always wins. That’s why they fight so hard<p>Since the 1990s, the culture wars have repeatedly been left for dead. Just months after political commentator Pat Buchanan declared a “cultural war” at the 1992 Republican National …

Political Science