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Confused by the Comma? Here's Your Guide

The comma is such a little mark, but it can prompt big confusion -- and heated debate -- about its use.<p>There's a lot to cover, so let's jump right in. (Believe me, we will not cover everything about commas here, but we'll give it a shot.)<p><b>Compound sentences</b><p>A compound sentence comprises two …

Language

The tech utopia nobody wants: why the world nerds are creating will be awful

In San Francisco, the centre of the US tech revolution, restaurant workers are lobbying for a minimum wage increase. In response, a conservative lobby group that campaigns on behalf of the restaurant industry threatened to replace the workers with iPads.<p>Restaurant workers already claim food stamps …

What Silicon Valley refuses to learn from Steve Jobs

Just about every tech leader in Silicon Valley says they admire Steve Jobs, but when it comes to following his lead, where’s the love?<p>Visit any hacker hangout, tech firm, or investment company in Silicon Valley, and you’re sure to hear people say how much they admire Steve Jobs. They’ll say that he …

Greetings from Earth! NASA Spacecraft to Carry Message for Aliens

A NASA probe that's expected to leave the solar system after it finishes its mission at Pluto and beyond will carry a message intended for any alien …

iPad Still Dominates in Latest Tablet Web Usage Report

The latest report on tablets and web usage shows the iPad still holds a dominant position. The report from the Chitika online ad network looks at web usage on leading tablet devices during early January of this year – and looks to answer this question:<p><i>With the glut of new devices now in the hands</i> …

What To Do When you Forget the Answers to Your Apple ID Security Questions

What do you do if you’ve forgotten the answers to your Apple ID security questions? You know – the ones you set a long while ago and forgot all about and then get prompted to answer every once in a while when trying to install a new app.<p>Or better yet, what do you do when you’ve forgotten the …

Easter Eggs - GTA 5 Wiki Guide - IGN

GTA 5 is absolutely crammed with <b>Easter Eggs</b>, including Aliens in GTA 5, unexpected Cameos, and other intentionally well-hidden, cool stuff. Due to …

GTA 5 Under the Bridge locations guide

Flying can be one of the quickest modes of transportation in GTA 5, but it's even more fun when you add a little danger. Throughout the map, there …

Grand Theft Auto

《GTA 5》炒股、賺錢方法

Grand Theft Auto

The Totally Real Totoro Bus Stops of Japan

One of the most memorable scenes in <i>My Neighbor Totoro</i> is the one at the bus stop. Wouldn't it be great to visit a real <i>Totoro</i> bus stop? Good news. You …

GTA V - World in Motion (A Time Lapse Video)

The real cars of Grand Theft Auto 5

If you crave the rush of adrenaline that comes from driving high-end cars in real-world locales, <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> is for you.<p>The upcoming game, …

Grand Theft Auto

Paris Review - Chinua Achebe, The Art of Fiction No. 139

Interviewed by Jerome Brooks<p>Issue 133, Winter 1994<p>Chinua Achebe was born in Eastern Nigeria in 1930. He went to the local public schools and was among the first students to graduate from the University of Ibadan. After graduation, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation as a radio …

Click Nothing

<b>The problem of what the game is about</b><p>[traduit en francais ici]<p>About a year ago, I praised Ian Bogost's critique of Bully and lamented the unfortunate …

Paris Review - William Gibson, The Art of Fiction No. 211

Interviewed by David Wallace-Wells<p>Issue 197, Summer 2011<p>William Gibson, ca. 2007. Photograph by Fred Armitage<p>Vancouver, British Columbia, sits just on the far side of the American border, a green-glass model city set in the dish of the North Shore Mountains, which enclose the city and support, most …

Paris Review - T. S. Eliot, The Art of Poetry No. 1

Interviewed by Donald Hall<p>Issue 21, Spring-Summer 1959<p>Sketch by D. Cammell, 1959.<p>The interview took place in New York, at the apartment of Mrs. Louis Henry Cohn, of House of Books, Ltd., who is a friend of Mr. and Mrs. Eliot. The bookcases of the attractive living room contain a remarkable …

Macro Photos of Insects with Water Droplets on Their Heads

Photographer Dmitriy Yoav Reinshtein shot these wonderful macro photos of insects with water droplets on their heads. The Tel Aviv-based photographer …

Wet Washcloth In Space - What Happens When You Wring It? | Video

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Paris Review - Raymond Carver, The Art of Fiction No. 76

Interviewed by Mona Simpson, Lewis Buzbee<p>Issue 88, Summer 1983<p>Raymond Carver, 1984. Photograph © Marion Ettlinger<p>Raymond Carver lives in a large, two-story, wood-shingled house on a quiet street in Syracuse, New York. The front lawn slopes down to the sidewalk. A new Mercedes sits in the driveway. …

Decadent Prose: An Interview with Translator Kit Schluter

By Sarah Gerard April 10, 2013<p>At Work<p><i>It is 1891. Marcel Schwob, a well-know author, meets a “girl of the streets” in the rain, in a slum of Paris. Her name is Louise, and she is sick with tuberculosis. He takes her home and cares for her. He writes her stories—fairy tales—which she loves. They grow</i> …

Errand. by Raymond Carver

Chekhov. On the evening of March 22, 1897, he went to dinner in Moscow<br>with his friend and confidant Alexei Suvorin. This Suvorin was a very<br>rich newspa …

Literature

A perfect day turns evil

It was as good a Patriots Day, as good a Marathon day, as any, dry and seasonably warm but not hot like last year. The buzz was great. While the …

The Common Reader, by Virginia Woolf : chapter16

The Russian Point of View<p>Doubtful as we frequently are whether either the French or the Americans, who have so much in common with us, can yet …

The Common Reader, by Virginia Woolf : chapter13

Modern Fiction<p>In making any survey, even the freest and loosest, of modern fiction, it is difficult not to take it for granted that the modern …

Paris Review - Gabriel García Márquez, The Art of Fiction No. 69

Interviewed by Peter H. Stone<p>Issue 82, Winter 1981<p>Gabriel García Márquez was interviewed in his studio/office located just behind his house in San Angel Inn, an old and lovely section, full of the spectacularly colorful flowers of Mexico City. The studio is a short walk from the main house. A low …

Paris Review - George Steiner, The Art of Criticism No. 2

Interviewed by Ronald A. Sharp<p>Issue 137, Winter 1995<p>This interview was conducted in the autumn of 1994, a few days before Steiner's induction as the first occupant of the Lord Weidenfeld Professorship of Comparative Literature at Oxford. Since this is the first chair in comparative literature at …

Paris Review - Henry Miller, The Art of Fiction No. 28

Interviewed by George Wickes<p>Issue 28, Summer-Fall 1962<p>Henry Miller: Self portrait.<p>In 1934, Henry Miller, then aged forty-two and living in Paris, published his first book. In 1961 the book was finally published in his native land, where it promptly became a best-seller and a cause célèbre. By now …

Paris Review - Jorge Luis Borges, The Art of Fiction No. 39

Interviewed by Ronald Christ<p>Issue 40, Winter-Spring 1967<p>Jorge Luis Borges. Photographer unknown.<p>This interview was conducted in July 1966, in conversations I held with Borges at his office in the Biblioteca Nacional, of which he is the director. The room, recalling an older Buenos Aires, is not …