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Javier Marías on the Pain of Drifting Apart from Old Friends

It’s odd how, over time, one loses touch with certain friends, especially groups of friends. With individuals it’s easier to trace the process that …

Literature

50 Must-Read Books with Gorgeous Writing

We book lovers read so much, and so widely, that we’ve seen it all. The good, the bad, the so-bad-it’s-good, the meh, the life changing. And we’ve …

Books

On David Foster Wallace, Georg Cantor, and Infinity

Few ideas have had a racier history than the idea of infinity. It arose amid ancient paradoxes, proceeded to baffle philosophers for a couple of …

Mathematics

The Straight Men Who Strip at Gay Bars

Derek Nelson, a spiky-haired beefcake from rural Pennsylvania, had just lost his job at the Hollywood Wax Museum when he was approached by a …

We live in a post-truth “Rashômon” world—filmmakers know it, but philosophers don’t

Picture this: a man—a samurai—is killed in a grove. One by one, all those involved are brought before a court. The woodcutter talks of the horror that seized him when he stumbled upon the body. The priest testifies that he had seen the man earlier and identifies a likely attacker. Then the …

More Than Just Nostalgia, 'Time Pieces' Is A Multilayered Memoir Of Dublin

John Banville, the notoriously self-critical Irish writer known for his elegant precision and icicle-sharp wit<i>,</i> has reached the age of nostalgia and redress. In <i>Time Pieces,</i> alovely quasi-memoir and multi-leveled portrait of Dublin, Banville makes up for the short shrift he feels he's given his …

Did Human Sacrifice Help People Form Complex Societies?

The debate over how well ritual killings maintained social order<p>In 1598, a European miner working in the Bolivian highlands stumbled across a 10-year-old Andean girl who was still alive, despite having been walled up inside a funerary tower three days earlier. Several decades had passed since the …

The 20 Best New Books to Read in March

March is the month that straddles the line between the depths of Winter and the reprieve of Spring, the time when every day requires a different type of wardrobe and it feels necessary to brave the elements to get up and go outside. It's also the month when some of the best books are consistently …

Top 17 Unique Restaurants in San Francisco

San Francisco was always known for sourdough bread, clam chowder and of course Ghiradelli chocolate! These days it is one of the hottest food...The …

San Francisco

‘Time traveller’ claims he’s from the year 5,000 and he has photographic evidence

<b>A ‘time traveller’ who claims he visited the year 5,000 has issued a chilling warning to humanity.</b><p>The traveller, who is only known as ‘Edward’ and …

The Decline of the American Laundromat

The retreat of a longtime urban staple marks yet another way cities have changed after an influx of higher-earning residents.<p>Lavanderia, one of San Francisco’s largest laundromats, is an urban relic. Its peeling aquamarine walls house some 110 machines. Telenovelas play on a TV and arcade games …

San Francisco

Brevity Is the Soul of It: In Praise of Short Books

Lately I’ve found myself collecting short non-fiction books. Collecting makes it sound grandiose, but my stash of 30 or so volumes is smaller in …

On the Road with the Nabokovs: Vladimir Nabokov’s Trip Across the USA

For the last fifteen years my wife, Sarah, and I have driven every summer with our golden retriever from New Jersey to the Northern Rockies. I used to say that I felt like Humbert Humbert, the notoriously unreliable narrator of <i>Lolita</i>, who made a similar trip, but instead of traveling with a …

Literature

The best thing to eat in every EU country

Traveling through Europe is likely to be at the top of anyone's bucket list — in fact, people probably even have a whole <i>other</i> bucket list for it.<p>But forget the sites for a moment and think of the food, which is as varied as the many different countries themselves.<p>Whether you're high up in the Alps …

The Voices in Our Heads

Why do people talk to themselves, and when does it become a problem?<p>“Talking to your yogurt again,” my wife, Pam, said. “And what does the yogurt say?”<p>She had caught me silently talking to myself as we ate breakfast. A conversation was playing in my mind, with a research colleague who questioned …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

The Coolest Things to Do for $20 or Less in Every State

From Wedl’s Hamburger Stand in Wisconsin to Taos Pueblo in New Mexico.<p>A few years ago, $20 seemed like a lot of money. However, these days, $20 can …

Ernest Hemingway's Best Tips on Writing

Write what you know, leave out unnecessary words, and don't do it to be famous.<p>Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. His most popular work, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>, earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and in 1954 Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature …

Delicious Dessert Recipes Made with Protein Powder

Protein powder can be used in so many more ways than just tossing it into your post-workout smoothies. It can also add flavor and boost the nutrition …

Protein

The Top 55 Apps for Writers in 2016 by Angela Han

Tweet<i>Please welcome Angela Han from Expert Editor Blog. Angela’s assembled a list of useful apps for writers and agreed to share it with us.</i>Writing …

30 top book writing tips from the best blogs

Quotes on writing are a mixed bag. But the top book writing tips from the best writing blogs are actionable and practical. Here are 30 great pieces …

Surviving Whole Foods

Whole Foods is like Vegas. You go there to feel good but you leave broke, disoriented, and with the newfound knowledge that you have a vaginal disease.<p>Unlike Vegas, Whole Foods' clientele are all about mindfulness and compassion... until they get to the parking lot. Then it's war. As I pull up this …

8 Food Hacks That Help Your Health

What to eat for bad breath, gas, acne, and more

Salmon with Lemon, Capers, and Rosemary

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:30 minPrep:20 minCook:10 min<p>Yield:4 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories377 calorieTotal …