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Ukrainian Sergey Polyushko Does it All, but His Animal & Wildlife Photography is Truly Incredible

Photographer Sergey Polyushko is a rare breed of photographer who is a jack-of-all-trades and a master of everything. When we stumbled upon his …

Wildlife

10 German books you have to read before you die

From Nobel Prize winners to a book burned by the Nazis, this list takes a whistlestop tour through Germany's most influential books and authors.<p><b>1.</b> …

Words in your ears: the 10 best books podcasts

A bookseller and writer chooses his favourite audio options for those occasions when actually reading a book would be ill-advised<p>You can’t read books all the time; trust me, I’ve tried (and like I said to the officer, at least I wasn’t texting and driving). The next best thing is a good books …

Text Messaging

Five Essential Japanese Novels

<i>is the first of his novels to be translated into English. This would seem the perfect moment therefore to champion other Japanese writers that do not</i> …

18 science fiction and fantasy books to pick up this November

It’s November, which means it’s getting colder outside: the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book. Fortunately, there’s a whole pile of new books coming out this month for you to check out and add to your to-read list.<p>Here's what you should load up your bookshelves with this November:<p>November …

Looking for Last-Minute Horror Picks on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime?

We take a look at the best choices for your horror movie streaming marathons this Halloween.<p>Horror movies are fun necessities for some of us …

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>…

8 Literary Travel Destinations You'll Want to Visit

When it comes to the world's greatest escapes, traveling and reading are right up there. And because they go together so well, we merged the two to …

The 25 Best Movies of 2016

Have you seen them all?<p>As 2016 draws to a close, you might find yourself scrambling to catch up with the year's stand-out films. In the past couple of months alone, there's been an embarrassment of must-see cinema, and as we near awards season, you'll want to be all caught up.<p>Here are the 25 best …

Film Industry

A close reading of 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock'

• Article by: Seamus Perry<br>• Themes: Literature 1900–1950, Capturing and creating the modern<br>• Published: 25 May 2016<p>The speaker of 'The Love Song of J. …

One of J.R.R. Tolkien’s oldest stories is being published as a standalone novel

Long before he wrote <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, J.R.R. Tolkien served in the British Army during the First World War. Upon his return to England he resumed writing, laying down the foundations of what would become Middle-Earth — an epic story that includes <i>The Hobbit</i>, <i>The Lord of the Rings,</i> and <i>The</i> …

11 Graphic Novels to Read If You're New to the Genre and Don't Know Where to Start

The comic book world — graphic novels in particular — can be an intimidating one, especially if you've never branched out there before. Comic book …

18 Things You Should Know About Sleep, According To A Sleep Doctor

"The brain craves routine for good sleep."<p>For more on this topic, feel free to browse the Reddit thread or check out Dr. Verma's blog PeerWell.

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Calvin and Hobbes

The Existential Crisis of the Half-Awake State

It's 3 a.m., and my mind is moving at hyperspeed. Plagued by the same thoughts, at this same inconvenient time: <i>where is my life going? Am I using these precious seconds, minutes, days right? How am I giving back to the world? AM. I. ADEQUATE?</i> These crises, and their subsequent laments over missed …

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Leo Tolstoy’s theory of everything

<b>Leo Tolstoy (Wikimedia)</b><p>Before writing some of the greatest novels in history, Tolstoy asked some of philosophy’s hardest questions<p>Irina Paperno<p>January 11, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “’Who, What Am I?': Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self”<p>Tolstoy’s first diary, started on March 17, 1847, at …

Literature

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

Doctors Enlist Paintings to Hone Skills

More physicians are offering a different perspective on paintings by ‘diagnosing’ pieces of art.<p>When it comes to art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And so, apparently, is a medical diagnosis.<p>Rheumatologist Sara E. Walker spent her life doing research on and treating patients with lupus and …

Art

The Catholic Philosopher Who Took on Hitler

Dietrich von Hildebrand is best remembered today in theological circles for his contributions to Catholic thought. He should also be remembered for …

You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth. So how do you get healthy?

Whether it’s cucumbers splashing into water or models sitting smugly next to a pile of vegetables, it’s tough not to be sucked in by the detox industry. The idea that you can wash away your calorific sins is the perfect antidote to our fast-food lifestyles and alcohol-lubricated social lives. But …

The Identity Crisis Under the Ink

Americans—particularly Millennials—are getting more tattoos than ever. Is a shifting, increasingly uncertain culture to blame?<p>Some weeks ago, during a bleary-eyed subway ride to work, I found myself staring at a young woman on the other side of the car. She wore business attire with a North Face …

What Were They Thinking? Massachusetts Town Tries to Ban Tobacco

A small town in Massachusetts made national news recently when the local health board moved to make Westminster, Mass. the first place in the country where no one could buy cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco.<p>You can predict the rationale behind the proposed tobacco ban.<p>"Cigarettes …

US scientists may have resolved 'Darwin's dilemma'

Charles Darwin worried about a possible hole in his theory of evolution, but some American scientists may just have plugged it. For about a billion years after the dawn of life on Earth, organisms didn't evolve all that much.<p>Then about 600 million years ago came the "Cambrian explosion." Everything …

Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) responded on Sunday to a Washington Post op-ed in which Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wrote that net neutrality is "Obamacare for the Internet."<p>Franken said Cruz “doesn’t understand” what net neutrality is.<p>“He has it completely wrong and he just doesn't understand …

The Dark Side of Black Friday

As a recovering suburbanite, strip malls make me anxious. They remind me of my childhood, a time when a McDonald's hamburger was a tasty, uncomplicated object. A time before Chris Ellis - a McDonald's employee who makes only $7.60 an hour - showed me the fryer burns running up and down his arm in …

America’s dark imperial legacy: It goes much deeper than George W. Bush

<b>(AP/Susan Walsh)</b><p>While our 43rd president rightly takes blame for his disastrous failed wars, there’s much more blame to go around<p>Robert W. McChesney<p>November 16, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Blowing the Roof off the Twenty-First Century: Media, Politics, and the Struggle for Post-Capitalist …

Fortune.com

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