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100 novels everyone should read

The best novels of all time, from Tolkien to Proust and Middlemarch<p><b>100 to 91</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein</b><p>WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures looking for lost jewellery was a “masterpiece”.<p>99 <b>To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee</b><p>A child’s-eye view of racial prejudice and freaky …

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.<p>Margaret Mead extolled the value of “spiritual and mental ancestors” in how we form our identity — those people to whom we aren’t related but whose …


Sarah Schoenfeld Makes Art by Dropping Drugs onto Film Negatives

What you're looking at is a sample of speed that was mixed with water and dropped onto an exposed film negative. Weirdly, it looks like speed feels.<p>That big photo in the middle is a sample of speed. It was mixed with water and then dropped from a pipette onto an exposed film negative. It was then …

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …


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The Best Book I Read This Year

Staff selections from a year of reading<p><i>The Atlantic</i>'s editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.<p><b>The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II by Charles Glass</b><p>High school seniors this year were in kindergarten when the Twin Towers …

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