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7 Modern Modular and Prefabricated Homes in the UK

Thanks to the efficiency, flexibility, and affordability that prefabricated homes can offer, they’ve continued to gain popularity with homeowners who are looking for an alternative to traditional construction—and not just in the U.S.<p>Prefabricated houses were in fact a major part of the British …

Prefab Homes

Home Tour: A Petite Prefab With Stunning Views of the Texas Landscape

This 600-square-foot retreat, designed for an Austin couple, is located deep within a 30,000-acre ranch in West Texas.<p>The couple had seen Alchemy Architects’ other projects and were attracted to the simplicity of the firm's modular approach. Alchemy's weeHouse prototype consists of a basic …

Home Tours

J.K. Rowling Sketches And Plot Outlines For Harry Potter

They might be giants: Authors Of new Childrens Books From Left To Right Jenny Nimmo, Joanne Rowling (J.K. Rowling) And Charlotte Voake -18 Nov 1997<p>In …

Books

Lebron James’ Ketogenic Diet Could Be Your Ticket To Becoming A Shredded Beast… But At What Cost?

"I'm not a celiac but..." Some call the Keto diet a celebrity-fad palatable only to cross-fit warriors and Bondi hipsters. Others reckon it's an …

Nutrition

62 of the World’s Best Independent Bookstores

As recommended by Atlas Obscura readers.<p>Saturday, April 28 is Independent Bookstore Day, the day each year when we celebrate the importance of small …

Books

5 Classic Books We Should Skip In High School — And 5 To Read Instead

There are certain books that, even if you didn't personally read them in ninth grade, you associate with high school reading lists. You know the …

Books

Four Countries to Watch For Whisky

Whisky will forever be associated with the Scottish Highlands and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. But distillers in Taiwan, India, Italy and Sweden are …

Whiskey

Weed 101: How to Choose Marijuana

From cannabinoids to terpenes, a pot novice's journey to finding the right strain<p>I've never been great at smoking weed. While some lucky smokers can …

Cannabis

Why It’s Italian Craft Beer’s Time to Shine

Italy's craft beer has long been overshadowed by the country's fine wine and spirits scenes. But these trailblazing breweries are showing the world …

Craft Beer

Stone Brewing Releases Stone Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout

(ESCONDIDO, CA) – This week Stone Brewing releases Stone Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout. With roots in both the old world...<br>read postThe post …

Stone Brewing

The 25 Most Important American Craft Beers Ever Brewed

With more than 5,000 breweries, some of which produce dozens of different beers every year, America is home to the largest and most diverse beer …

Beer

We ranked NYC’s best brewery in every borough

Brookfield Place—that shopping mall with indoor palm trees down in Battery Park City—turned into a haven for beer lovers over the past three weeks. …

A Daytime Daiquiri

A lighter take on the classic from one of North Carolina’s hottest restaurants<p>An idyllic small town on the shores of Lake Norman about half an hour north of Charlotte, Davidson, North Carolina, is not the first place you’d think a foodie power couple of national caliber would open a restaurant. But …

The ‘greatest film-maker who ever lived’

It’s not right that the Swedish master Ingmar Bergman is always described as dark and gloomy. He was a deeply humane artist with great empathy, writes Benjamin Ramm.<p>Woody Allen once lauded Ingmar Bergman as “probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion …

Literature

Inspiration from Charles Bukowski: You Might Be Old, Your Life May Be “Crappy,” But You Can Still Make Good Art

Now more than ever, there’s tremendous pressure to make it big while you’re young.<p>Pity the 31-year-old who fails to make it onto a 30-under-30 …

In Harper Lee’s Letters: Books, Fame and a ‘Lying’ Capote

AUBURN, Ala. — He ended up as the eulogist at Harper Lee’s funeral last year, but the Alabama historian and author Wayne Flynt did not exactly get along with the novelist when they first met in 1983 in the small lake town of Eufaula, Ala.<p>He asked her to sign his copy of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”<p>“She …

Literature

John Waters: By the Book

<i>The film director and author of “Make Trouble” says that when a publisher asked him for a blurb for “Transit,” he sent back, “Rachel Cusk is too smart for her own good.”</i><p><b>What books are currently on your night stand?</b><p>“American Rust,” by Philipp Meyer, because his last historical novel, “The Son,” was …

Books

7 overlooked women writers you should be reading now

When author Paula Fox died in March, we wondered why we hadn’t heard more about her. Fox wrote dark, brilliant novels for adults, and Newbery Medal …

Books

The Naturalist Who Inspired Ernest Hemingway and Many Others to Love the Wilderness

William Henry Hudson earned his name as a naturalist, novelist and best-selling author of love letters to the South American wilderness, yet no one …

Literature

'Frankenstein' Reflects the Hopes and Fears of Every Scientific Era

The novel is usually considered a cautionary tale for science, but its cultural legacy is much more complicated.<p>The bicentennial of <i>Frankenstein</i> started early. While Mary Shelley’s momentous novel was published anonymously in 1818, the commemorations began last year to mark the dark and stormy night …

Sylvia Plath: just because she wrote about her life doesn't mean it's public property

Sylvia Plath’s marriage to Ted Hughes is the stuff of legend. Most literature students come into university with at least a passing knowledge of …

Literature

Red-Dirt Marijuana

<b>An underground classic, Red-Dirt Marijuana is a brilliant collection of incisive, darkly comic, devastating stories and wide-ranging pieces by</b> …

Restoring the Light to the Work of Louis Kahn

<b>YOU SAY TO BRICK</b> <b><br>The Life of Louis Kahn</b><br>By Wendy Lesser<br>Illustrated. 397 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $30<p>It is one of history’s cruelties that Louis Kahn is almost better known for his unconventional domestic arrangements than for his architecture. Kahn gave us a remarkable string of masterpieces that …

Pacific Ocean

The Extravagant Jane Bowles: Always on the Edge of Something

In Tangier, amid the spiritual seekers and the French tourists, the men in long djellabas and the stoned glue-sniffing street kids, there’s a strip of concrete where the city’s faded colonial grandeur is violently interrupted by a modern high-rise. It was once home of the Parade Bar, a watering …

Literature

Language Is a Parasite, and Other News

• Every writer needs a hobby. When he isn’t writing bleak, bloody fiction or exploring the primal violence at the heart of the American experience, Cormac McCarthy likes to unwind with a little theoretical scientific research. Who doesn’t? His work at the Santa Fe Institute has led him to write a new …

Tribeca Loft

New York, New York<p>In Manhattan’s landmarked Tribeca North, the top floor and roof of an 1884 warehouse are reconceived as a warm and welcoming residence with a fluid connection to the outdoor environment. A relocated mezzanine features a sunken court yard with a retractable glass roof and connects …

Architecture

Science Says This Is The Activity That Engages Your Brain The Most (No, It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You want your brain to function well.<p>You want to get the most out of it because, well, that's what every self-help book tells you to do.<p>But dragging your brain toward superior levels of activity …

Time I

Cinepolis Distribution Snags Amat Escalante’s ‘The Untamed’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Cinepolis Distribution, the fledgling distribution arm of Mexico’s giant exhibition circuit Cinepolis, has picked up Amat Escalante’s “The Untamed,” …

13 Artists Create Original Covers for Their Favorite Books

“You can’t judge a book by its cover,” they say. But let’s be honest, you sort of can. And isn’t that, like, the point of a cover: to catch your eye, …

Books

47 Books You Should Add To Your Shelf, According To Poet Rupi Kaur

The provocative artist and poet shares her list.<p>Rupi Kaur has vision beyond her years.<p>At 24, the Indian-Canadian artist and poet decided to create a menstruation-themed photo series for a college project. She posted one now-famous photograph to Instagram, showing herself lying on a bed facing the …

Books