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8 Sex Rules To Reconsider

Ah, sex rules! I can list about a dozen or so that have been crammed down my throat. It actually began with mi mami. She gave me a list of do’s and don’ts early on in life: <i>Don’t sit with your legs open! Don’t sit on an hombres lap unless he's your husband! (His pene might poke you.) And don’t even</i> …

I Was the Other Woman. Now I'm the Wife.

I wasn't looking to break up a marriage, but that's exactly what happened.<p>It's not my belief that you set out be the other woman. No one, I think, chooses to be thought of as slut, homewrecker, or "other," but then there is a moment that each one of us can recognize as defining. I certainly never …

Man Booker 2015 shortlist: the stories behind the novels

Marlon James: A Brief History of Seven Killings<p>So there was this hot white hitman from Chicago. His friend invited him to Miami to chill for a few days, but in those few days, he screwed up a nightclub hit set up by the Colombians, and, faced with the choice of being fed to alligators or taking on …

Books

Paris Museum of Man evolves to live again after six-year closure

The future had looked bleak after Jacques Chirac took half of the museum’s collection for his own grand legacy project<p>For years they’ve lain in dim corridors gathering dust, only rarely making forays into the wider world. They are some of the world’s most fascinating discoveries, which help tell …

Musician Jim Diamond dies

The musician Jim Diamond has died at the age of 64, it has been reported.<p>The Scottish singer-songwriter, whose hits included I Won’t Let You Down, I Should Have Known Better and Hi Ho Silver passed away at his home in London, the BBC reported.<p>Jim Diamond obituary<p>Read more<p>Born in Glasgow’s East End, …

Alice in a World of Wonderlands: Translating Lewis Carroll

By Sadie Stein October 5, 2015<p>West Frisian Alice.<p>“A language is not complete if there are no translations of the Bible, Shakespeare, and <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>,” the translator Tiny Mulder wrote in 1962. Would that it were so easy! The Grolier Club’s current exhibition is called “Alice in a World of …

The Monumental Painting That's Breaking Boundaries in Raleigh

Artist Sarah Cain is making moves in the art world with her largest on-site work yet.<p>"It’s an absolutely insane way to work that most people wouldn’t do," explains Sarah Cain of her painting practice in the week leading up to her solo exhibition, "The Imaginary Architecture of Love," on view at the …

Art

What’s Really Hot on Dating Sites? Proper Grammar

On dating sites, spelling, punctuation are judged; ‘Are you kidding?’<p>When Jeff Cohen was getting ready to meet his OkCupid date for drinks in Manhattan, he started to have second thoughts as he reread the glaring grammatical error in her last message: “I will see you their.”<p>The date flopped for a …

Language

5 Years Later, The Most Surprising Part About Instagram Is That No One’s Ruined It

As Instagram turns 5, we had an exclusive chat with cofounder Kevin Systrom and his design team about how they haven’t ruined it.<p>Today, Instagram turns five years old.<p>Despite being purchased by Facebook (everyone’s love-to-hate social network), despite adding video, despite changing the filters, …

12 Historic Gems From One of the Best Time Capsules Online

The Library of Congress's sprawling newspaper-digitization project just published its 10 millionth page.<p>There are now 10 million pages in the Library of Congress’s massive digitized database of historic American newspapers. The Chronicling America collection amounts to some 74 terabytes of data, …

Library of Congress

Iran's supreme leader: No more talks with the U.S.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei on Wednesday banned his country from any more negotiations with the United States, less than three months after Iran and six world powers reached a landmark agreement on Tehran's nuclear program.<p>"There is a reason for our objection to negotiations with the …

South Asia

This Woman Got Pregnant from Having Anal Sex

It’s complicated.<p>When your parents told you about the birds and the bees, we bet they didn’t tell you that a penis up your poop chute could get you preggers.<p>Well, luckily, that’s because about 999,999 times in a million, it can’t. When Brian Steixner, M.D., a urologist with the Jersey Urology Group …

Picasso worth €25m seized from British-registered yacht off Corsica

French customs seize Picasso's Head of a Young Woman belonging to Spanish banking billionaire from yacht in Corsican port of Calvi on grounds it is a Spanish "national treasure" and not allowed out of the country.<p>A Pablo Picasso painting worth more than €25 million and considered a Spanish …