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Israel Says Palestinian Medic’s Death in Gaza Was Unintentional

Israel’s military said Tuesday that the killing of a young Palestinian volunteer medic at a Gaza fence protest last week was unintentional and that only “a small number of bullets were fired” by its soldiers.<p>The comment by the Israel Defense Forces, posted on its English-language Twitter account, …

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What Caused the Great Crime Decline in the U.S.?

After decades of soaring levels of homicides and drug violence, the country’s crime rate plunged dramatically over the last 25 years. What happened?<p><i>A&Q is a special series that inverts the classic Q&A, taking some of the most frequently posed solutions to pressing matters of policy and exploring</i> …

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Paris Review - Eileen Myles, The Art of Poetry No. 99

Interviewed by Ben Lerner<p>Issue 214, Fall 2015<p>In 1980, in her apartment on East Third Street, New York.<p>Eileen Myles has lived in her East Village apartment, where this interview took place, since 1977, and yet, entering her studio, I got the feeling she’d just moved in or was ready to move out—both …

12 Tragicomic Facts about Samuel Beckett

Born in 1906 in Dublin, Ireland, Samuel Beckett was a playwright, novelist, and poet who wrote about solitude, despair, and futility. Writing in both …

7 Questions for an Accidental Pioneer of Street Style Photography

Long before “street style” as we now know it, photographer Jamel Shabazz’s pictures captured a vital slice of urban life, of ’80s New York pre-Broken Windows. His prodigious, matter-of-fact photos are praised in equal measure as both the purview of hip-hop photography and street style—Shabazz, for …

Street Style

Here Are 12 Insane Fan Theories That Will Change How You Watch These Movies

Mind. Blown.<p>Internet groupthink mixed with rabid fanaticism breeds even better plots than any writer can think up. For example, one of my favorite fan theories comes from Reddit, which imagines a plot that makes the final episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> a series-long couch gag. It's genius, and if you gave …

15 Great Movies That Realistically Portray Mental Illness

8. Hollywood Ending (2002)<p>Those familiar with Woody Allen’s filmography (and biography) know how much psychology matters for him; a lot of his movies …

Paris Review - John Steinbeck, The Art of Fiction No. 45 (Continued)

Interviewed by George Plimpton and Frank Crowther<p>Issue 63, Fall 1975<p><i>This winter, The Viking Press will publish the fourth volume 0f</i> Writers at Work<i>, continuing its collections of interviews on the craft of fiction from</i> The Paris Review<i>. Included will be the “interview” with John Steinbeck which was</i> …

Paris Review - Jane and Michael Stern, The Art of Nonfiction No. 8

Interviewed by Sadie Stein<p>Issue 215, Winter 2015<p>At home in Connecticut in 1975, with the manuscript of the first edition of <i>Roadfood</i>.<p>Inside your white cardboard box, inscribed with a Sally Bell silhouette, you will find a single sandwich on thinly sliced bread; a cup of tomato aspic or potato salad; …

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

The Brain

The Best Science Books of 2015

From Earth’s largest-hearted creature to the interconnectedness of the universe, by way of Einstein and artificial intelligence.<p><i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time,”</i> E.B. White observed in a wonderful 1969 interview. <i>“You have to write up, not down.”</i> What’s true of great …

19 Of The Most Chilling Lines In Literature

Literature has created some of the most evil characters we’ve ever known, showing us just how dark and twisted the mind can go. In celebration of …

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46 Brilliant Short Novels You Can Read In A Day<p>46 Brilliant Short Novels You Can Read In A Day.read a book about reading a book a day.now I'm feeling …

bask in the beauty of body diversity

Our #SizeMatters week has us delving deep into the i-D archives. We all know that variety is the spice of life so celebrate the beauty in the differing and the divine body types that have been showcased in the pages of i-D.<p>Photography Tyron Lebon, Styling Julia Sarr-Jamois [The Beautiful Issue, No. …

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

How Richard Nixon Inspired the Most Iconic Movie Villain of the 70s

Louise Fletcher, who won an Oscar for playing Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, looks back as the film turns 40.<p><b>Michael Douglas</b> says he knew just from watching the dailies that he had something magical in <i>One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,</i> his first film as a producer. <b>Louise Fletcher</b>, …

100 books everyone should read Amazon Goodreads

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

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This new mag is reinterpreting the meaning of porn

Berlin is no stranger to bringing alternative porn to the public. The city is home to a growing number of feminist and sex-positive porn makers, the first critical exhibition of the history of LGBT porn, an annual Porn Film Festival, and art porn collective, Pornceptual, who just launched a …

The Children of Strangers

Sue and Hector Badeau adopted twenty children who needed a home—but there were always more.<p>When Sue Hoag was twelve, she read a book, “The Family Nobody Wanted,” about a couple in the nineteen-forties who adopted a multiracial posse of twelve children, despite having very little room or money. Sue …

Oxford's Influential Inklings

During the hectic middle decades of the 20th century, from the end of the Great Depression through the Second World War and into the 1950s, a small …

Compound numbs pain 5X longer than lidocaine - Futurity

A new compound called boronicaine lasts five times longer than lidocaine and appears to have no serious side effects.

Secret of Ancient Egyptian Animal Mummies Revealed

Egypt's ancient animal mummies have a secret: many of them are fakes. Analyzing more than 800 mummies, ranging from cats to crocodiles, scientists found about a third of them contained no animal remains at all.<p>Instead, they were filled with mud, sticks, feathers, egg shells and other materials. …

Archaeology