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Making the president funny at White House correspondents dinner is serious work

Speaking recently at the exclusive Gridiron Club dinner that doubles as a bipartisan comedy roast, President<p>Obamadelivered a jab at a Republican and seemed particularly happy with it, then waited for the laughter to die down before quipping: "This lame-duck stuff is fun."<p>But seated a few feet away …

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Bill Clinton’s fundraising and foreign donations are costing Hillary Clinton: The former president is an asset and a liability to his wife’s presidential campaign.

Bill Clinton left office a popular president, became a popular post-president, and re-entered politics at the end of the decade as one of the most …

King Charles: The Monarch Nobody Wants

He doesn’t seem to be the most doting grandfather. The country wants William to be the next King, rather than him. Can Prince Charles turn it …

Why So Many Art Forgers Want to Get Caught

History shows there's glory and money to be had from ripping off the works of great artists.<p>If you were a criminal, enjoying the lucrative fruits of your illicit labors and wishing to continue them, in secret, for as long as possible, I would recommend against buying an enormous submarine, …

Argentine court grants orangutan basic human rights in unprecedented ruling

An orangutan that has lived 20 years at the Buenos Aires zoo is entitled to some legal rights enjoyed by humans, an Argentine court has ruled, a decision the ape's attorney called unprecedented and a ticket to greater freedom.<p>The ruling comes a month after a local animal rights group filed a habeas …

21 of Bill Clinton's Favorite Books

I'm always curious to see what other people are reading. It's one of the ways I figure out what to read next. This list, from 1993, of Bill Clinton's …

Books I Read On My Q214 Vacation

Wow. I needed a vacation. Amy reminds me that I say that on day three of each of our quarterly weeks off the grid. It doesn't seem to matter how I try to pace myself or how recent my previous week off the grid was. On day three, when I'm not looking at email, anything on the web, or checking my …

10 Books Bill and Melinda Gates Recommended to the TED Audience This Year

The organizers of TED asked Bill and Melinda Gates to suggest some books that attendees might enjoy. Bill picked 5 and Melinda picked five and their …

Best books 2014: Best lines from the year’s novels, poetry, and comics.

<b>Slate’s Best Books of 2014 coverage:</b><p><b>Monday:</b> <b>Slate</b> staff picks.<b><br>Tuesday:</b> The best lines of 2014.<b><br>Wednesday:</b> Overlooked books of 2014.<b><br>Thursday:</b> Dan Kois’ …

2014's Most Overlooked Books (So Far) (pg. 1)

From award-winning history and science writer Kassinger (<i>Paradise Under Glass: An Amateur Creates a Conservatory Garden</i>, 2010, etc.), an informal, …

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Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards!

The Best Books I Read in 2014

I didn’t really plan it this way. But as I look at the list of the best books I read this year, I see how a number of them touch on economics and …

Best books of 2014: Slate Book Review editor picks.

<b>Slate’s Best Books of 2014 coverage:</b><p><b>Monday:</b> <b>Slate staff picks.</b><b> <br>Tuesday:</b> <b>The best lines of 2014</b>.<b> <br>Wednesday:</b> Overlooked books of 2014.<b> <br>Thursday:</b> The <i>Slate</i> …

75 book ideas for Christmas, for everyone on your list (and we mean everyone)

<b>From the explorer to the weirdo, here are Globe Books’ plentiful holiday picks for everyone in your life</b><p>(© M. Sasek, from This is the World, Universe, 2014.)<p><b>For the explorer</b><p><i>The Canadian Geographic Atlas of Canada</i>, (HarperCollins, 304 pages, $79) Constantly confusing St. John’s and Saint John? …

Longreads Best of 2014: Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2014. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …

Best novels and fiction books of 2014

The must-read novels and short story collections of the year<p><b>THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH BY RICHARD FLANAGAN</b>(Chatto, 464pp)<p>A haunting story of POWs on the notorious Burma railway, which won the Man Booker prize<p>Read our review of <b>The Narrow Road to the Deep North</b><p>Buy <b>The Narrow Road to the Deep</b> …

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The best books of 2014

The must-read novels, memoirs and history books of the year: if you're looking for a new book to read, this is a good place to start<p>Looking for something new to read? From the best children's and poetry books to failsafe gift and cookery books, you will find exactly what you are looking for.<p>There …

Books

My 12 Favorite Coffee Table Books of 2014

One of my very favorite things to buy, read, and collect are coffee table books. I'm just a sucker for them. These large format tomes--some surpass …

Best Fiction Books of 2014

FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: June 17, 2014<p>Reviewed: May 7, 2014<p>FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: June 17, 2014<p>"Nothing should be taken at face value in …

Best fiction of 2014

John Freeman’s picks<p><b>ALL OUR NAMES</b><p>By Dinaw Mengestu<p>Knopf, 272 pp., $25.95<p><b>EUPHORIA</b><p>By Lily King<p>Advertisement<p>Atlantic Monthly, 256 pp., $25<p><b>THOSE WHO …

The Best Book I Read This Year

Staff selections from a year of reading<p><i>The Atlantic</i>'s editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.

The Best Biographies, Memoirs, and History Books of 2014

After the year’s best reads in science, children’s books, psychology and philosophy, and art, design, and photography, here come the finest memoirs, biographies, and history books of the year — our most inviting bridge between past and present, personal and universal.<p>1. A LIFE WORTH LIVING<p><i>“To</i> …

Everything You Need to Know About the Apple MacBook Pro Lawsuit

Lawyers representing frustrated Apple MacBook owners filed a class action complaint Tuesday, alleging the company failed to address a glaring defect …

Apple Sued Over 'Defective' MacBooks

Thousands of MacBook owners complained about a defect with the laptops they bought in 2011.<p>Now a few of them are taking their issues to court.<p>Three MacBook owners filed suit against Apple in a California federal court Tuesday, claiming their 2011 MacBook Pros have defective graphics cards that the …

Bracket MacBook Pro Retina Cable Dock Makes UnPlugging Your Cables Easy (video)

Plugging and unplugging cables from your laptop can be a real pain if you need to do it on a regular basis, however there are a few solution sot help …

Gear & Gadgets

Class-action lawsuit over 2011 MacBook Pro GPU issues extended to Canada

Following a petition with thousands of signatures related to GPU complaints and a class-action lawsuit filed in the United States, another class-action lawsuit has been filed north of the border against Apple Canada over the same GPU issues affecting some 15-inch and 17-inch 2011 MacBook Pro models …

It's Back: Free Apple TV and the lowest prices anywhere on every MacBook + AppleCare bundle (save $200-$800); iMacs & Mac Pros too

Exclusive<p>5 Days Only: To round out our 2014 run of holiday exclusives, we've again teamed up with Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama to give away a …

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