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13 Overrated Literary Classics, and What to Read Instead

Books

How to set up a budget you'll actually keep in just 4 weeks

There are few of us out there who would attempt to build a house without following a blueprint.<p>And for good reason: One poorly placed beam, and your home could come crashing down.<p>Yet when it comes to our finances, so many of us choose to forgo that all-important money blueprint: a budget.<p>A 2013 …

Barra and South Uist, Outer Hebrides: The beauty of splendid isolation

There’s very little to spoil Barra and South Uist in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, says Nigel Farrell.<p>It’s one of the Royal family’s best-kept secrets – a vast, majestic, pristine white beach that sweeps along the dunes as far as the eye can see, beneath Britain’s most westerly inhabited point. This …

15 mountain holidays to conquer in your lifetime

It was my father who introduced my younger brothers and sister and I to the joys of the mountains. Although not strictly a mountaineer himself, he led us on “expeditions” into the wilds of the Peak District and ascents of summits such as the Shivering Mountain, or Mam Tor as it is more commonly …

Mountaineering

8 Classics Every Christian Should Read

Aside from the Holy Bible, there are certain books that all Christians should read. The following list of books is not comprehensive but should give …

Faith

12 Banned Books Every Woman Should Read

1 <i>Beloved</i> -- Toni Morrison, 1987<p>This 1987 novel won the Frederic G. Melcher Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for its stunning narrative of a mother …

15+ Harry Potter Gift Ideas For True Potterheads

Know a Harry Potter fan, whose birthday is coming up? Stop all your gift hunting, <b>Bored Panda</b> has got your back!<p>In celebration of Harry Potters …

Beverley Lee: The New First Lady Of Dark Fantasy

Six weeks ago a book appeared multiple times on my Instagram feed. The last thing I needed was another book on my TBR (to be read) list, but due to the comments written by the serious readers of #bookstagram, I found the book online, read the first paragraph and bought the eBook immediately. Half …

My Favorite Dark and Twisted Summer Reads

I’m a voracious reader, but sometimes I don’t have the attention to read something really hefty and literary. One of my favorite book categories is …

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

Literature

13 Best Marvel Comics You Should Be Reading

Iron Man, Black Widow, and more.<p>Excelsior! We already did a list of the top DC comics you should be reading, so now it's time to take a look at the …

Comics

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Mainstream Media

Bob Dylan: Shadows in the Night

Covering romantic pop songs once sung by Sinatra, he finds a new way into rock history<p>As an encore at almost every show on his North American tour …

Concerts

Ewan MacColl to be honoured at BBC folk awards

Radio 2 Folk Awards will honour Dirty Old Town songwriter Ewan MacColl and feature performances from Cat Stevens and Kate Rusby<p>Ewan MacColl, whose centenary it was in January, will be honoured at this year's <b>Radio 2 Folk Awards</b>.<p>The late songwriter, who composed the famous song Dirty Old Town about …

Listen: Stay Bless - 'Distance' (ft. Trim)

If weather reports are to be believed, Britain is in line to receive some icy Siberian blasts.<p>Judging by the temperature in the Clash office, this …

Synthpop

Diana Krall: Wallflower

A jazz veteran's personal tour of rock and pop memories<p>Diana Krall is a jazz pianist and vocalist who has recorded Brazilian music, Thirties jazz and …

Music