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11 Collectible Books Worth A Ton Of Money That Might Be On Your Bookshelves Right Now

You've probably read articles about all those insanely expensive and incredibly rare, collectible books — like the highly covetable first edition of …

Books

German army instills new traditions to move away from troubled history

Following recent revelations of far-right extremists within its ranks, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has moved to ensure that the …

Armed Forces

New suspect in £14m Hatton Garden heist probe charged

A man has been charged in connection with the Hatton Garden heist more than three years after it took place.<p>Michael Seed, 57, will appear in court accused of conspiracy to burgle and conspiracy to conceal or disguise criminal property, Scotland Yard said.<p>The suspect, of Liverpool Road, Islington, …

24matins.uk

Sport<p>England captain Harry Kane could not hide his desperate disappointment after his side's 2-1 extra-time defeat against Croatia in the …

Roger Federer

Why I Can’t Listen to Audiobooks

Lately, friends keep recommending books to me on audio. Some assert that the books are <i>better</i> on audio. “You should really <i>listen</i> to it,” they’ll say. …

Audie Awards 2018

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Would Agatha Christie have solved the Salisbury poisoning?

"In the absence of evidence, we definitely need Poirot in Salisbury!" tweeted the Russian embassy in London on Monday in response to allegations that Moscow was behind the poisoning of the former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The statement, which was accompanied by a photograph of …

Hundreds Of Rare Books Still Missing From Carnegie Library

Hundreds of rare books worth millions of dollars are still missing from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh almost a year after the theft was …

Books

The cyclist bringing books to isolated Afghan children

In war-ravaged Afghanistan, children have little access to literature, even in big cities. So for children living in remote areas that are hard to reach in 4x4s, books are an extremely rare commodity. But one man is trying to change that by riding his bicycle loaded with boxes of kids' books to …

You Crazy Kids Literally Bought All of John Oliver’s Gay Rabbit Children’s Books

John Oliver’s gay rabbit children’s book is gleefully hopping down a trail to greatness. Appearing on <i>Ellen</i> today, Oliver revealed that his new book, …

Books

How Long Is a Short Story? And Other FAQs

Stories come in all shapes and sizes. Some fit on the back of a postcard while others span multiple books. Where are the lines drawn? How long is a …

Creative Writing

Desexing the Kinsey Institute

In 2000, an Indiana politician attacked his opponent, John Frenz<b>,</b> by assailing the Kinsey Institute, founded more than fifty years earlier within …

Indiana University

Booksellers remove racist and Holocaust denial titles from their websites

Anti-racist group Hope Not Hate says Waterstones, Foyles, WH Smith and Amazon are lending respectability to offensive books, but retailers say listings come from uncurated feed<p>Major booksellers have been accused of lending a veneer of respectability to antisemitic and neo-Nazi books by featuring …

Books

8 Favorites Your Book Club Must Read This Spring

Tayari Jones’s buzzworthy novel AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE is Oprah’s latest book club pick—and if that doesn’t move you to put this on your spring TBR, …

The Immense Pressure on Children to Behave as Tiny Adults

When I re-read a beloved series of books from my childhood, I saw all too clearly how society limits kids’ creativity and originality.<p><i>This article is part of Parenting in an Uncertain Age, a series about the experience of raising children in a time of great change.</i><p>So much of raising children is …

Kids

6 Romance Tropes We Can’t Get Enough Of

Nicole and I are huge fans of romance tropes. Most of the time we’re both endlessly talking to each other or other people about our favorite ones (or …

Richard Dawkins to give away copies of The God Delusion in Islamic countries

Author and the Centre for Inquiry planning free ebook versions of his books in Arabic, Urdu, Farsi and Indonesian following a ‘stirring towards atheism’ in some Islamic countries<p>Richard Dawkins is responding to what he called the “stirring towards atheism” in some Islamic countries with a programme …

Religion

Clown and Metaphysician: On Matei Calinescu’s “The Life and Opinions of Zacharias Lichter”

FROM A CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE, life in a totalitarian country like Romania of the 1950s and 1960s offered certain benefits. All over Europe, on both …

Literature

TV writer Nell Scovell reveals brutal Hollywood truths in Just the Funny Parts

As a Harvard student, Nell Scovell was too intimidated to write for the classic comedy-writer pipeline The Harvard Lampoon, so she began working as a …

Comedy

10 Books About Race To Read Instead Of Asking A Person Of Color To Explain Things To You

In today's current political and cultural climate, it's crucial that everyday Americans are engaging in important conversations about race, bias, …

Black Lives Matter

John Oliver's bunny book is handily outselling the Pence bunny book

We’ve all pretty much grown to expect <i>Last Week Tonight</i> ending with some sort of viral “I can’t believe they did that” stunt each week, but this …

This week’s must-read books

<b>Alternate Side</b> <i><br>Anna Quindlen (fiction, Random House)</i><br>Nora and her husband, Charlie, live on a close-knit upscale block in NYC, where time is marked by …

Books

13 Amazing Books to Devour

Each year I list my favorite books of the year. I felt the need to deviate from the mainstream media tradition of listing the notable books published …

Books

10 books everyone will be reading this spring

Just in time for spring, go ahead and crack open a page-turning new book — or download it on your device. There’s a lot to choose from when it comes to riveting reads, so we enlisted two acclaimed authors to help us pick the best of the best.<p>Mystery writer Harlan Coben and thriller pro Brad Thor …

Books

The Best Books of 2018 (So Far)

Whether you’re looking for a captivating novel, a spine-tingling thriller, a fascinating investigation, or a poignant memoir, 2018's new book …

Books

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

1/<p>"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling, read by Jim Dale<p><b>Amazon synopsis:</b> "Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the …

Books

John Oliver’s Gay Bunny Book Outsells the Pences’

The Pences’ publisher blasted Oliver for politicizing their children’s book. We’ve read Oliver’s version. It is political, but its love-is-love …

Luke Harding picks five books that expose the secret world of spies

From insights into the Russian spy agency Sergei Skripal worked for, to a candid account from Stalin’s assassinations director – these books take you inside the closed world of espionage<p>A man’s agonising scream is filmed. He is tied to a metal stretcher and is fed, alive, into the crematorium of …

Russia