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Remains Of More Than 140 Children Who Were Sacrificed Found In Peru

Archaeologists discovered the remains of more than 140 children in Peru, children who they believe were sacrificed because of heavy rains.<p>Their skeletons were found on an excavated site formally known as Huanchaquito-Las Llamas — ground that was controlled by the Chimú Empire some 550 years ago, …

13 Spooky YA Horror And Thriller Novels You Shouldn't Read At Night!

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><b>Girls Made of Snow and Glass</b> by Melissa Bashardoust<p>"A hauntingly evocative adaptation that stands on its own merits. (<i>Fantasy. 14-adult</i>)" Magic, mother-daughter conflict, and the quest for self-identity are given a dark and …

Books

6 Books You Must Read If You Love Stranger Things

<i>Stranger Things</i> feels so much like a Stephen King horror novel that it sent fans Googling whether the show was based on a book. It’s not — any piece …

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Books

What Short Books Should Everyone Read?

Some really great books can be read within a day.

Nothing Chaps My Ass More Than People Who Don't Know These 13 Things

*cues teacher voice* "Listen up, class..."

Two new books about the Harry Potter universe on the way

Word that two new Harry Potter books are coming in October may sound like magic to Potterheads. But while the news is good, it may not be as magical as some headlines make it seem.<p>The new books, announced Tuesday in Bloomsbury Publishing's quarterly trading report, aren't written by J.K. Rowling …

So You Want to Read The ’80s: Here’s Where to Start

I first read this book as a school assignment. Needless to say, I had a badass teacher. The story of Harry is an ageless one — a person brought into …

Books

J.K. Rowling Is Releasing Two New "Harry Potter" Books This October

ACCIO NEW BOOKS!

3 Books about Death to Read While Waiting for Caitlin Doughty's Latest

Ask a Mortician host Caitlin Doughty has a new book coming in October and I. Am. STOKED. From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good …

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Long Tail Cast On

Midnight Madness: Franz Kafka’s “Investigations of a Dog: And Other Creatures”

FRANZ KAFKA NEVER left home. Outside of a year in Berlin and a stay at a sanatorium near Vienna before his death, he lived in the same part of Prague …

This isn’t a cicada year, so why are they now showing up across the Mid-Atlantic?

By Scott Dance<p>Cicadas overwhelm tree branches across the Mid-Atlantic once every 17 years, like clockwork. But something — some suspect it’s climate change — could be sounding their alarm clocks four years early.<p>In recent days, the red-eyed, nugget-shaped insects have been spotted crawling out from …

Insects

13 of the best Stephen King short stories you've never read

I haven't managed to read all of Stephen King's novels yet — I'm still working on that — but I <i>have</i> read all of his short stories. All of the …

How Anna Nicole Smith Became America's Punchline

From her first Playboy appearance in 1992 to her death in 2007, Anna Nicole Smith’s story was about a beautiful girl lifted up from the dust, and then about a beautiful woman destroyed.<p><b>How does a</b> <b>woman turn</b> from a mortal to an icon overnight? Think of Pamela Anderson, in a tight Labatt Blue shirt, …

The Darkest Town In America

GERLACH, Nev. — Here in the desert, the Earth boils and stars fill the sky. By day, you can see plumes of geothermal steam rising in every direction, …

Rumor the German shepherd wins best in show at Westminster

By Karin Brulliard<p>, Reporter/editor<p>NEW YORK — In the end, Rumor had it.<p>A female German shepherd named Rumor, that is. She won best in show late Tuesday at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, just one month after coming out of retirement. The herding dog was a favorite and finalist at last year’s …

Netflix Knows Exactly When You Got Hooked on Stranger Things

And American Horror Story, Gilmore Girls, and more.<p>Netflix might not like to divulge much viewership data, but know this: it’s sitting on plenty. The streaming giant knows which series get binged through the fastest, and has its theories as to why. It knows <i>Orange Is the New Black</i> is one of its most …

TV

Why Debra Messing, Carrie Brownstein, and More Will Protest Trump on January 21

Vanity Fair spoke to members of the Artists Table, who will be organizing at the Women’s March on Washington Saturday.<p><b>Debra Messing</b> still remembers her first-ever protest: she marched in D.C. to fight for reproductive freedom when she was in college. <b>Franchesca Ramsey</b>, writer and host of MTV's …

Inside the DeploraBall: The Trump-Loving Trolls Plotting a GOP Takeover

When scrappy Tennessee frontiersman Andrew Jackson defeated John Quincy Adams, Harvard-educated scion of an American political dynasty, in the …

34 Insanely Adorable Barack and Michelle Obama Moments That Redefine Love

Maybe don't go?<p><b>1. When Barack and Michelle shared a quieter moment on his 2008 campaign trail.</b><p><b>2. When Michelle beamed as she watched Barack get inaugurated and make history.</b><p><b>3. When Michelle congratulated him with some smoochy action at the Eastern Regional Inaugural Ball in January 2009, after</b> …

Watch Former President Obama, Michelle Obama Announce New Endeavor

On the morning of Donald Trump‘s inauguration, outgoing President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled The Obama Foundation, their …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

The Best Ways to Organize All Your Digital Photos

Thanks to digital photography, everyone has a camera in their pocket and pictures are now instantly accessible and shareable. The only drawback is …

Reporter's Notebook: At the Capital, As Trump Era Begins

On the National Mall: Red hats, Trump flags and colorful signs abound as love and disgust mingle for protestors and supporters watching the …

'A Dog's Purpose' Writer Says On-Set Video "Mischaracterizes What Happened"

Author and co-screenwriter W. Bruce Cameron questions the legitimacy of the footage, which has prompted the cancellation of the Universal film's …

'Fresh Off the Boat' Duo's Mixed-Race Family Comedy Scores NBC Pilot Order

Fred Savage will direct the untitled comedy based on the life of Kourtney Kang and produced by Nahnatchka Khan.<p>NBC has handed out its first …

Critic's Notebook: Twisty 'Good Place' Finale Sets Up a Second Season That NBC Needs to Order

Mike Schur's NBC comedy wrapped a strong 13-episode first season with more great work from Kristen Bell, Ted Danson and the ensemble.<p><b>[This contains</b> …

‘American Carnage’: The Trump Era Begins

Most presidents view inaugural addresses as a rare opportunity to appeal beyond “the base.” This was base-only.<p>For my sins, I have read every U.S. presidential inaugural address ever given, and played a small part in writing one of them—Jimmy Carter’s, delivered 40 years ago today.<p>The first one I …

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Paul Auster: ‘I'm going to speak out as often as I can, otherwise I can't live with myself'

The novelist on Trump’s America and publishing the book of his life at 70<p>When Paul Auster was 14, a boy just inches away from him was struck by lightning and killed. “It’s something I’ve never got over,” he tells me. He was at summer camp: “there we were, nearly 20 of us caught in an electric storm …