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This Map Gives You Free WiFi Passwords for Airports All Over the World

Never yearn for Internet connection during your layover again.<p>Perhaps a traveler's greatest frustration: Being stuck in the terminal, with plenty of …

Wi-Fi

Per cent of adults reading literature is lowest it has been in 30 years among all ages, races, educational levels

The percentage of American adults who read literature – any novels, short stories, poetry or plays – fell to at least a three-decade low last year, …

John le Carré and the Cultural Shifts in Spy Fiction

Readers of <i>The</i> <i>Pigeon</i> <i>Tunnel</i><i>:</i> <i>Stories</i> <i>From</i> <i>My</i> <i>Life</i>, the new memoir by acclaimed novelist John le Carré, will find plenty of insight into how his novels came to be, his own shift in careers from espionage to full-time writer, and the process by which several of those books were adapted for film.<p>Given the …

Books

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Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 15 mins<br>• Cook Time: 55 mins<br>• Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes<br>• Yield: 3-4 cups hummus<br>• Category: Dip<p>★★★★★<p>4.8 from 22 …

An Encyclopedia of Every Literary Plot, Ever

How many plots are there in fiction? Millions, two, or 36, depending on whom you ask. There’s William Wallace Cook’s chart-crazy <i>Plotto,</i> first …

Pro tip: clean up leftover preference files after uninstalling jailbreak tweaks

Whenever you uninstall jailbreak tweaks from your device, there’s a good chance that there are still some leftover preference files somewhere in your …

The Best Movies of the 21st Century, According to IndieWire’s Film Critics

In response to a new BBC poll, Eric Kohn and David Ehrlich share their favorite movies of the new millennium.<p>It’s one thing to come up with a top 10 …

Love Stories

Here Are the Best Vintage Film References in Stranger Things Side-By-Side With the Original

From E.T. to The Goonies.<p>There are many ways to enjoy <i>Stranger Things</i>, Netflix's surprise hit sci-fi series that debuted this month. You can watch it for its value as a sci-fi/horror thriller—hanging on the plot, and wondering what the hell happened with that mysterious missing boy and the little …

A Stranger Things Glossary: Every Major Film Reference in the Show, From A–Z

<i>This</i> <b>article</b> <i>originally appeared in</i> <b>Vulture</b><i>.</i><p>To call <i>Stranger Things</i> a Frankenstein’s monster of ’80s influences wouldn’t do justice to the many parts …

Coen Brothers New Documentary — Watch George Clooney, Jeff Bridges & More Pay Tribute to the Dynamic Duo

Vice Guide to Film's latest episode takes an in-depth look at everyone's favorite cinematic siblings.<p>In its latest episode, Viceland’s “Vice Guide to …

Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold Talks Relationship With Father John Misty, New Music, Going Back to School in his Reddit AMA

Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold answered questions from fans today during a Reddit AMA. He talked openly about his relationship with former Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), why he decided to go back to school and how school has helped him, and he shared some info on the …

Listen here: 10 great podcasts for book lovers

As any reader will tell you, a good book doesn't end when you've flipped the last page. There's always more to learn, plots to discuss, themes to …

The newest fad in education — and why some teachers find it troubling

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>It’s called “competency-based learning” and its the newest thing in education. What is it? Who likes it? Who doesn’t and why?<p>On its face, competency-based learning sounds good. Students learn material and …

How to get super-fast Wi-Fi in every room

Not so long ago, configuring a couple of computers so they could talk to each other meant buying expensive hardware, hooking it up to a serial port, …

A short Horace And Pete contains nuggets of poetry

The fourth episode of <i>Horace And Pete</i> is only 30 minutes long, making it the shortest episode of the series so far. It’s three scenes in two …

moma are launching a totally free photography course

Put down Instagram, pick up that old film camera, and learn photography from one of the best museums in the world.<p>We're bombarded with so many images now we might feel that we're all authorities on the finer points of visual culture, we have all the equipment in the palms, but beyond the Instagram …

Stephen Fry's new startup is a Pinterest for education

Stephen Fry has quietly co-founded a startup that bills itself as a "Pinterest for education".<p>The company called Pindex launched this month, and is a self-funded online platform that creates and curates educational videos and infographics for teachers and students.<p>Their first video is a Stephen …

Poetry Becomes Moving Art in App Form

With Abra, writers and artists Kate Durbin and Amaranth Borsuk are trying to bring poetry back to the smartphone-obsessed masses.<p>While Los Angeles-based artist Kate Durbin was exploring selfie culture at Art Basel Miami Beach in 2015, she and collaborators Amaranth Borsuk and Ian Hatcher were also …

3 Free Apps for Learning to Play an Instrument

I’m convinced there is an app for (nearly) everything and learning to play an instrument is no different. The great benefit of educational apps is their ability to combine learning with fun and challenge, motivating us yet keeping the experience enjoyable. Whether you want to learn Guitar, Piano, …

3 Personal Learning Network Platforms Every Educator Should Know About

Can you name one thing that physicians, attorneys, architects, engineers, Web developers, and educators share in common?<p>Professional …

The Saturday poem: Zoi

<i>Evening star, bringing back everything the bright dawn scattered</i> – SAPPHO<p>Perfectly at home<br>street dog the colour<br>of coffee you forget<br>yourself leaning on me

Poetry

Hear Graham Nash’s Reflective New Song ‘Encore’

Graham Nash‘s forthcoming album, <i>This Path Tonight</i>, is his first collection of new songs since 2002’s <i>Songs for Survivors.</i> In that time, he’s entered …

Windows Phone Internals Lets You Root Your Lumia Smartphone (video)

If you have ever wanted to root your Lumia smartphone, the options previously available for you to do this have been a little scarce. However now a …

Windows Phone

Raymond Chandler Didn’t Care About Plot - The Master of the Unexpected Simile, In His Own Words

“He did not write about crime or detection… He wrote about the corruption of the human spirit”<p>–George V. Higgins (1988)<p>Through the whole of his …

Literature

The writer who liberated the mystery story from drafty castles

By Dennis Drabelle<p>Wilkie Collins liberated the mystery story from drafty castles and clanking chains. He realized that creepier forms of terror can be found in the suburban house next door, that villains need not be one-dimensional incarnations of malignity, that harm is likelier to come from a con …

Close Reading: How to Read a Poem

How to be better at close-reading poetry in a few simple steps ‘Close reading’ is not as straightforward as it may appear. Many readers of poetry, …

Engage Every Student: Videos From Online Education Conference Now Live!

On Saturday, we joined forces with The Flipboard Club to broadcast our first online conference for teachers featuring educators with firsthand experience using Flipboard Magazines in classrooms. The half-day event’s videos are now live on our YouTube channel, along with a simple demo made just for …

Poet Jane Kenyon’s Advice on Writing: Some of the Wisest Words to Create and Live By

“Be a good steward of your gifts.”<p>In <i>Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life</i> — one of the finest, most insightful reflections on the creative experience ever committed to words — writer Dani Shapiro mentions a set of instructions by the poet <b>Jane Kenyon</b> (May 23, 1947–April 22, …