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50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

The Third Self: Mary Oliver on Time, Concentration, the Artist’s Task, and the Central Commitment of the Creative Life

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”<p><i>“In the wholeheartedness of concentration,”</i> the poet Jane Hirshfield wrote in her beautiful inquiry into the effortless …

15 really useful responsive web design tutorials

Responsive web design is now easier than ever to implement, as there are so many great tools to help you create and test your designs. Here's our …

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions

Love is more than a feeling; it's a choice.<p>Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of …

Relationships

Top Cheatsheets and Reference Guides for JavaScript

JavaScript is at the forefront of powering UI across the web. It provides us with a means to create interactive features that range from slick …

Answers in Progress: Amiri Baraka’s Lyrical Manifesto for Life

“Love all things that make you strong.”<p>The question of what it takes to have a good life is the animating inquiry of human existence, and although it is each of our life’s work to arrive at the answer for ourselves, we can be, and have been, greatly aided by those who have made the question their …

Former Bundesbank Chief: Bitcoin Doesn't Meet Full Definition of a Currency

The chairman of Swiss banking giant UBS doesn't believe that bitcoin meets the full definition of a currency, according to new statements.<p>Axel Weber, …

🏆 Best of Web Design in September 2017 – Design, Code and Prototyping

A collection of the 20 most up-voted posts for Web on UpLabs<p>October knocked on our doors and it’s time to say goodbye to September: but let’s recap …

Web Design

Children’s books roundup: the best new picture books and novels

Goth Girl goes out with a bang, Michael Morpurgo visits the land of Oz, Sally Jones the gorilla and a trio of suffragettes<p>Big names abound this September for five- to eight-year-olds – including Chris Riddell’s final Goth Girl book, <b>Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony</b> (Macmillan), in which Ada, …

Books

The best recent crime novels – review roundup

The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz; Low Heights by Pascal Garnier; Sleeping Beauties by Jo Spain; If You Knew Her by Emily Elgar; Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic<p>Anthony Horowitz’s 2016 novel <i>The Magpie Murders</i> offered an ingenious twist on a classic whodunnit, and his latest book, <b>The Word Is</b> …

Books

Cryptocurrency - Still a Long Journey Ahead

There still needs to be a lot of development and scaling work done in order for Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin to overtake …

Blockchain

Top 10 books about consciousness

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

Consciousness

The best recent thrillers – review roundup

The Susan Effect by Peter Høeg; Suburra by Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Cataldo; The Accordionist by Fred Vargas; A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward; and The Frozen Woman by Jon Michelet<p>The late Henning Mankell once said that the book he most wished he’d written was Peter Høeg’s <i>Miss Smilla’s Feeling for</i> …

Books

This Chrome Extension Is Like X-Ray Vision For Web Design

What powers the sites you use every day? What language was it programmed in? What fonts does it use? How does it track people who visit? Those details usually take some digging to uncover–but a new browser extension for Chrome called WhatRuns instantly surfaces the tools and programs that power any …

Web Design

Free Essential eBooks for Web Designers & Web Developers

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — professional technical writing tool<p>There are thousands of books available for web designers and …

This handy tool makes discovering beautiful Google fonts simple

An often overlooked Google product is Google Fonts. Not only do these look great and speed up the Internet, but they’re also completely free. The only downside is picking one to use in your next project.<p>Better Google Font Finder, by San Francisco-based product designer Mattthew, aims to make that …

30 years of Culture: what are the top five Iain M Banks novels?

These gritty space operas combine extravagant, high-tech invention with real human drama. Thirty years after they began appearing, here are some of the best<p>Our first image of Iain M Banks’s Culture universe is a man drowning in sewage: a stark precedent for what was to come. And 30 years after its …

Creative Writing

The Nix by Nathan Hill review – a deeply engaging American epic

The writing is a delight in this sharply funny debut about coming of age in the US<p>The best thing a reviewer can do when faced with a novel of this calibre and breadth is to urge you to read it for yourselves – especially if your taste is for deeply engaged and engaging contemporary American prose …

Books

Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans review – a properly funny fantasy adventure

Wit, wisdom and colourful characters abound in a tale of two troubled children who stumble on a surreal land ruled by a toy rabbit<p>Lissa Evans’s latest novel is properly funny. And like the four-year-old owner of the eponymous toy rabbit, Minnie (short for Minerva), who can’t pronounce her r’s, this …

Books

Talks that changed the way I think about programming

The best teacher I had in graduate school spent the whole semester destroying any beliefs we had about computing. He was a real iconoclast. He …

Mathematics

Himself by Jess Kidd review – a dark and rollicking debut

Buried secrets are uncovered and the dead rise in Kidd’s fantastical literary thriller set on the west coast of Ireland<p>Diabolical deeds, ferociously kept secrets, black humour and magical realism abound in Jess Kidd’s richly textured, thronging debut. At its dark heart is the tale of a long-ago …

Books

Free Learn Grid Layout video series

Learn Grid Layout Video Series<p>Learn by watching! In addition to all of the example code on this site, I’m creating a series of short video tutorials …

Video Tutorials

A Redesign with CSS Shapes

Here at An Event Apart (an A List Apart sibling) we recently refreshed the design of our “Why Should You Attend?” page, which had retained an older …

6 Musical Toys For Kids With Great Sound Quality

We all love music. If you have ever seen a toddler start swaying along to music you realize just how innate our enjoyment is and how music really can …

Translation Tuesday: One Hundred Shadows by Hwang Jungeun – excerpt

In a slum electronics market in central Seoul, two repair shop assistants swap stories as the shadows of the neighbourhood’s inhabitants start to ‘rise’...<p>By Hwang Jungeun and Jung Yewon for Translation Tuesdays by Asymptote, part of the Guardian Books Network<p>If this year’s Man Booker international …

Books

Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?

Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them<p>Are you on Instagram? Then you can be featured here by tagging your books-related posts with <b>#GuardianBooks</b><br>• Scroll down for our favourite literary links<br>• Read more Tips, links and suggestions blogs<p>Welcome to this week’s blog, and …

Books

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 34 – Hiroshima by John Hersey (1946)

Hersey’s extraordinary, gripping book tells the personal stories of six people who endured the 1945 atom bomb attack on the Japanese city<p>American print journalism, possibly thanks to its special place in the US constitution, occasionally delivers exemplary knockout blows, world-class reporting on …

Books

Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry review – The Little Prince for grownups

Saint-Exupéry’s second novel recreates the spectacle and immense solitude of flying over the Andes, taking the reader to another world<p>Many of us are familiar with <i>Le Petit Prince</i>, whether in French or English: I haven’t read it for decades but I do remember two salient details: that the prince finds …

Literature