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11 Simple Inventions That Could Change The World

We have a tendency to lionize mankind's mind-bogglingly complex inventions. It's why we teach our children about the Alexander Graham Bells and Thomas Edisons of the world, and scour the Internet for every little iPhone rumor we can find.<p>But sometimes, it's the simple technologies that truly change …

20 Excellent Autobiographical Novels

Even when authors are taking us to the most fantastical places populated with the most fantastical characters, there’s still the chance that they’re …

We are a corporate theocracy now: The Christian right seeks cultural and political domination

Christian right’s plan is simple: Dominate courts, state legislatures, and push their twisted morality on all of us<p>“If fascism comes to America, it will not be identified with any "shirt" movement, nor with an "insignia," but it will probably be "wrapped up in the flag and heralded as a plea for …

Setting the Record Straight on a Polarizing Debate

For the past few years, sim­mer­ing de­bates have taken place among schol­ars, journ­al­ists, and pun­dits over the mean­ing of po­lar­iz­a­tion in …

Political Science

This Hungarian-American Mathematician May Have Been Smarter Than Einstein

John von Neumann, born in Budapest in 1903 and immigrated to the United States in 1930, was a seminal thinker in mathematics (foundations of mathematics, functional analysis, ergodic theory, geometry, topology, and numerical analysis), physics (quantum mechanics, hydrodynamics, and fluid dynamics), …

15 Words You Didn't Know Were Coined By Famous Writers

An <i>authorism</i> is a word, phrase or name created by an author or journalist; a literary neologism. William Shakespeare whose written vocabulary consisted of 17, 245 words included hundreds of <i>authorisms</i>. Some of them, true nonce words, never went further than their appearance in his plays, but others - …

“He Gave Us Back Our History”: Isabel Allende on Gabriel García Márquez in Exclusive Interview

<b>JUAN GONZÁLEZ:</b> Today, we remember the Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez. He died Thursday at the age of 87. He’s widely regarded as one of …

Study examines achievement gap between Asian American, white students

A growing achievement gap between Asian American students and their white classmates is due largely to greater work effort and cultural attitudes, not innate cognitive ability, researchers say.<p>In a study published Monday in the journal PNAS, two sociology professors found that Asian Americans enter …

Achievement Gap

“I’ll never apologize for my white privilege” guy is basically most of white America

<b>Tal Fortgang (Fox News)</b><p>Princeton University freshman Tal Fortgang is a jerk, but he’s not an outlier on the issue of racism in America<p>Katie McDonough<p>May 4, 2014 9:03pm (UTC)<p>A college student who doesn't believe in the existence of structural racism or white supremacy wrote an essay about why he …

Palin goes too far, again

Last Saturday, Sarah Palin stood before the huge crowd at the 2014 National Rifle Association annual meeting and condemned liberals for coddling terrorists. She loaded her speech with religious metaphors, claiming that true leaders would put "the fear of God in our enemies." She said, "They …

Poll: Americans feel system is 'stacked against' them

An NBC-Wall Street Journal poll shows that 55 percent of those polled feel that America’s economic and political systems are stacked against them. …

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows, April 27

Affirmative action and Clippers owner Donald Sterling dominated this week’s Sunday talk shows, bringing questions of race and inequality to the …

For years, the US enjoyed unrivalled prosperity - and its middle classes were the envy of the world. No longer. Last week, a study of decades of economic data concluded that the US had fallen behind other nations, apart, that is, from the super-rich<p>During the 2012 presidential election, Republican …

Mexico and Colombia hold Gabriel Garcia Marquez memorials

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1070000/1070823_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524645383_e7ead1f7ce1de9a9d7ca1dc8c3809875<p><b>Mexico and Colombia have held public commemorations for Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on Thursday in Mexico City aged 87.</b><p>…

Gabriel García Márquez: Top 10 quotes

The late Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez on love, memory, God and his admiration for Fidel Castro<p><b>Gabriel García Márquez: 1926-2014</b><p>1. “Crazy people are not crazy if one accepts their reasoning.”<p><b>Love in the Time of Cholera</b><p>2. “What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you …

Gabriel García Márquez: He proved that tall tales could be truer than facts

The author of One Hundred Years of Solitude showed the magic in the everyday and influenced a generation of writers<p>The Colombian novelist Alvaro Mutis used to tell a story about his close friend and compatriot Gabriel García Márquez, who has died aged 87. In the mid-Sixties, when the latter was …

Gabriel García Márquez - obituary

Gabriel García Márquez was a master of 'Magic Realism' whose bestsellers included One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera<p>Gabriel García Márquez, who has died aged 87, was widely regarded as one of the 20th century's finest writers. A leading exponent of the Latin American …

Gabriel García Márquez Will Live On Forever With These Words Of Wisdom

<i>In memory of Gabriel García Márquez, who passed away on Thursday, we're revisiting a post we originally published for the author's birthday in March.</i><p>As Gabriel García Márquez, a man who heightened our reality and pushed the boundaries of our imagination through his writing, expressed in <i>Love in the</i> …

Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies

Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America's best-known writer.<p>His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and …

These Are the 21 Female Authors You Should Be Reading

On Monday, Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for <i>The Goldfinch</i>. It was no surprise, really, since the much-anticipated novel made the New …

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Died: Titan of Spanish LIterature

There are only two books that matter in the Spanish language, <i>Don Quixote of La Mancha</i> and <i>One Hundred Years of Solitude.</i> All the rest are mere …

Literature

Top 10 Easter scenes in literature

<b>Shakespeare, Richard II</b>About to hand over the crown to Bolingbroke – and so inaugurate the 85‑year cycle of depositions and murders dramatised in the Wars of the Roses plays – the king compares himself in 4.1 to Christ on Good Friday.<p><b>Donne, "Good Friday 1613, Riding Westward"</b><p>A 401-year-old poem …

The Origins of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Magic Realism

"Surrealism runs through the streets," the Colombian author, who died today at age 87, told The Atlantic in 1973. "Surrealism comes from the reality of Latin America."<p>It’s often said that the works of Colombian novelist and short-story writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez are quintessential examples of …

Ditch the 10,000 hour rule! Why Malcolm Gladwell’s famous advice falls short

Contrary to what the bestselling author would tell you, obsessive practice isn’t the key to success. Here’s why<p>Here’s a study that may surprise you. A group of eight-year-olds practiced tossing beanbags into buckets in gym class. Half of the kids tossed into a bucket three feet away. The other half …

Richard Avedon’s Gabriel García Márquez

Richard Avedon had long wanted to make a portrait of Gabriel García Márquez. He first photographed the writer on a rainy day in 1976, but he felt that the portrait was a failure. In 1999, he wrote a letter to Jon Lee Anderson, whose Profile of García Márquez had just appeared in <i>The New Yorker</i>, …

Gabriel García Márquez Obituary: Liberator of the Spanish Language

There is a lordly grandeur in Gabriel García Márquez's writing, and the grandeur animates every one of his books because, from beginning to end, he …

Literature

Are You Really a Writer ... Or Just a Copyist?

There is a terminology problem plaguing the content community.<p>It’s confusing marketers, it’s misleading clients, and it’s causing an identity crisis …

Writing