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Your Creative Calendar: 68 Things To See, Hear, And Read In January

Run the Jewels 3, the return of director Ben Affleck and season 2 of Full Frontal are just some of what’s coming.<p>Once upon a time, <i>Co.Create</i> put together a statistical, 100% scientific analysis proving that January is the weirdest month of the year for movies. This study coincided with the release …

8 of the biggest Broadway shows playing in 2017 that look too good to miss

If your New Year's resolutions involve bringing more culture into your life <b></b>— or if you haven't bought a special someone a holiday gift yet — then a …

Every geek movie we're excited about in 2017

Trump lays out military plan; formally introduces James 'Mad Dog' Mattis

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the Defense Department Tuesday, as he brought his "thank you" tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.<p>"In order to succeed in our defense policy, we must have the right person to lead in our Defense Department," he …

The latest film from Harry Potter author Rowling’s wizarding world is a wonderfully enjoyable adventure featuring Eddie Redmayne as a “magizoologist” who stumbles into a dark magic adventure in New York<p>We’ve never needed cheering up more; though on the strictly escapist level, this film is maybe …

Books

How 'Egypt's Jon Stewart' Went From Public Enemy to TV Star

H<b>ow to Become the Most Celebrated Satirist in the Middle East, a Step-by-Step Guide:</b><p><b>Step One:</b> Become a heart surgeon. Live to middle age.<p><b>Step Two:</b> …

Charisma

European Hot Air Balloon Festival in Pictures

Europe

12 best commencement speeches of all time

Great news, graduates! The job outlook is looking a lot better than it has in the past few years.<p>The U.S. economy has added, on average, 238,000 jobs in the past few months, according to the Labor Department. And, job listings targeted at new grads are up slightly from a year ago on job-listing …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

6 Education Stories To Watch In 2016

<i>Claudio Sanchez is the senior member of the NPR Ed team, with more than 25 years on the education beat. We asked him for his list of the top stories he'll be watching in 2016.</i><p><i>Claudio Sanchez is the senior member of the NPR Ed team, with more than 25 years on the education beat. We asked him for his</i> …

Education

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Rocky Mountains

Star authors call for Israeli-Palestinian dialogue rather than boycotts

JK Rowling, Hilary Mantel and other leading British arts figures sign a letter published in the Guardian that warns against cultural protests singling out Israel<p>A galaxy of British artists and authors have backed a network promoting coexistence and dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians, partly …

Israel

THE SELECTS: The American West by Hawkeye Huey

THE SHOT: The Amazing Journey of 5-year-old Hawkeye Huey

Hawkeye Huey is 5 years old. He is also a photographer, with over 129,000 followers on Instagram. His father, Aaron, is a National Geographic photographer and during an 18 month period in 2014-15, they made 6 trips traveling through the American West shooting pictures. That is, each of them shot …

THE SHOOTER: Hawkeye Huey

Given that a 5-year-old doesn’t yet have much of a resume, we conducted an interview with the young photographer to gain a little sense of who he is and what he likes. The following Q & A was initiated by Jamie Fine, (daughter of Picture Desk Editor Steve Fine) with Aaron Huey conducting the actual …

11 Fitness Apps That Are Better Than a Personal Trainer

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Pope Francis to spend time with D.C.'s 'most vulnerable'

WASHINGTON — A van pulls up in front of Catholic Charities around 4 p.m. on a sticky afternoon. Strolling tourists and harried office workers spill down the sidewalk past a few of the city’s needy sitting on a bench with a “homeless Jesus” statue, waiting for something to eat.<p>“Together let us do …

The American Pope

Francis may be the first pontiff from the New World, but heirs to St. Peter’s throne have long loomed large in the American imagination.<p>When the chartered Alitalia jet known as “Shepherd One” touches down in Maryland this week, Pope Francis will become just the fourth leader of the Roman Catholic …

Christianity

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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What New Horizons Is Looking For On Pluto, And How

After nine years and three billion miles, here’s what we're learning from it all<p>At 7:50am EDT tomorrow, July 14, New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft ever launched, will perform the first close-encounter flyby of Pluto and its system of five known moons. During that approach, New Horizons will be …

'After whisky driving risky!' Funny road signs from the Himalayas – in pictures

On the treacherous, barely paved roads of Ladakh, high in the Himalayas, photographer Kate Peters kept spotting surreal signs designed to stop drivers from boozing, gossiping – or flying

Himalayas

Is this the biggest surfing wipeout ever caught on camera?

Footage of British surfer Tom Lowe falling foul of a violent 30-foot Mexican wave has been described as one of the biggest wipeouts ever recorded<p>For surfers who chase the biggest waves, the occasional wipeout goes with the territory. But Cornish surfer Tom Lowe got more than he bargained for when …