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The Irish Novel That’s So Good People Were Scared to Translate It

In 1948, the Irish-language writer Máirtín Ó Cadhain received the kind of rejection letter a novelist might dream of getting. He had submitted his foul-mouthed first novel, “Cré na Cille” (“Churchyard Clay”), to his publisher, only to see it denied on the ground that it was too “Joycean.” This …

The tension between hard partying and a yearning for piety has remained a common thread in country music for decades – but religious angst has been replaced by bland tokenism<p>There’s an old adage that’s popular among Christian pastors: “If you’re going to sin, sin boldly.” The saying is, in fact, a …

Country Music

100 Portraits of Women Artists by Barbara Yoshida

For <i>100 Portraits: Women Artists,</i> <i></i>New York City-based photographer Barbara Yoshida traveled around the world to pay tribute to dozens of her …

This Guy Lost 30 Pounds and Got Absolutely Shredded. See How He Did It

His training and nutrition plan may shock you<p>A year ago, Jonathan Montgomery, a 37-year-old firefighter with the Hillsborough County Florida Fire Rescue, was overworked, overweight, and sluggish. “I was strong, but slow and fat,” he said.<p>Fast-forward to today, and Montgomery is a physical specimen. …

Fitness

The Six Weirdest Ancient Roman Ideas About The Human Body

Given our 21st century understanding of medicine, in which scientists can grow or 3D print new organs, the ancient Romans may seem fantastically clueless about human anatomy and disease. But until Anders Vesalius revolutionized the study of anatomy in the 16th century, Western medicine was …

Ancient History

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The 50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2014

<i>Artwork by Cap Blackard</i> (Buy prints + more)<p>From Daft Punk to David Bowie, Arcade Fire to Kanye West, 2013 was really one for the history books. What …

HIIT- What, Why & How?

If you’re stuck in the 40 minute cruise control elliptical routine daily, then this is going to be an eye opening article for you. Anyone who knows …