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21 Beloved Movies, Reviewed By People Who Haven't Seen Them

Ever been publicly shamed for not seeing "Star Wars" or "The Godfather"? Been there. Enter the safe space.<p>You're undoubtedly familiar with the following scenario: You're sitting at brunch, or in class, or chatting with a group of randoms at a party when the conversation turns to that one movie …

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Books in 2015: the essential literary calendar

January<p>5 <b>Costa prize category winners announced</b> – best novel, first novel, biography, poetry collection and children’s book. The writer who will follow <i>The Shock of the Fall</i> author Nathan Filer as overall winner will be revealed on 27 January.<p>12 <b>Winner of TS Eliot poetry prize (with value increased to</b> …

How To Read More

Just in case you're short of resolutions to make this year, let me add one more to the chorus. Vow to read more in 2015! As a person who reads a couple hundred books a year and probably needs to read a few more (It's my job! Poor me!), I'm often asked by friends and acquaintances what to read - and …

Magna Carta – 800 years on

Nelson Mandela appealed to it; the US founding fathers drew on it; Charles I’s opponents cherished it. David Carpenter considers the huge significance of the 13th-century document that asserted a fundamental principle – the rule of law<p>This year, 2015, is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. It was …

Nabokov and the Movies

The axiom that great novels make bad movie adaptations has not been entirely true for Vladimir Nabokov, whose books depend to a surprising degree on plot-heavy narratives (not to say cravenly pulpy story lines) that lend themselves well to the screen. Take “Lolita_,”_ with its tale of the Humbert …

Target Churchill: How Persistence Gave Birth to a Bestselling Thriller

I am a member of the Lotos Club in Manhattan, a literary club celebrated for having Mark Twain as its most famous member. Apparently he had spent many happy hours with fellow members there in his declining years. A few years ago at a Lotos event, we were regaled by James Humes, a distinguished …

The Last Book I Loved: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Delayed gratification is the flip side of procrastination. The anticipation stirred up by putting off something enjoyable can be almost as satisfying …

Why Homer Matters

<b>The</b> subjects of Adam Nicolson’s many books have included the Battle of Trafalgar, the English gentry, sailing along the coast of the British Isles, …

In 'Citizen,' Poet Strips Bare The Realities Of Everyday Racism

Here's a common complaint about poetry: It's the oldest form of expression, but what can it do for us now, in an age of social media, Twitter, Facebook and national urgency?<p>African-American poet Claudia Rankine's latest collection, <i>Citizen: An American Lyric,</i> has an answer. It's a very personal …

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8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

Fire up your natural calorie burn ASAP.<p><i>This article was written by Paige Greenfield and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Yeah, yeah, yeah, you've heard it all before—all you need to speed up your metabolism is to build more muscle, drink lots of ice water, and try to spend less time sitting, …

Nutrition

The Most Important* Celebrity Tweets Of 2014

*Popularity is important.<p>These are the most popular tweets of the year, based on combined RTs and favs of the most followed celebrities on Twitter. Well, sort of...<p>Each celebrity could only have their top two tweets of the year included. Why? Because One Direction fans retweet pretty much anything, …

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Potato extract could prevent weight gain, McGill research indicates

Potatoes have long been thought of as a starch-filled food that pack a big punch on your plates — but that could also pack on pounds.<p>But recent lab …

2015: 13 big news events to watch for in the year ahead

The 1989 movie <i>Back to the Future, Part II</i> gave the world a fictitious view of what 2015 might look like through the eyes of Marty McFly, predicting …

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2015: 13 big news events