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Samsung Chromebook Plus review: the best Chrome OS laptop, for now

The best Chrome OS laptop, for now<p>I know the exact moment I fell in love with the Chromebook Plus.<p>I was reading a Kindle book and found a passage I wanted to save. I pulled out the stylus and tapped the "Capture Screen" button on the menu that automatically popped up. Then I tapped "Annotate in …

Pete Seeger on "The Johnny Cash Show" complete and uncut

How to Name a Baby

The first time a friend of mine had a child, it was intensely jarring.<p>I'd be living my normal day, and then the thought would hit me -- "Matt has a <i>son</i>" -- and my whole world would get turned upside down.<p>Three years and six friend babies later, I'm 32 and have numbed to the whole thing considerably. …

Raza Rumi

Book Review by Yatin Gupta<p>Having spent a good part of my life in Delhi/NCR, I still somehow feel that I do not know the city quite well. Every time …

Edge.org

We should retire the idea that goes by the name "information overload." It is no longer useful.<p>The Internet scholar Clay Shirky puts it well: …

National Security Agency (NSA)

40 more maps that explain the world

By Max Fisher<p>Maps seemed to be everywhere in 2013, a trend I like to think we encouraged along with August's 40 maps that explain the world. Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. You might consider this, then, a …

David Bowie’s Formative Reading List of 75 Favorite Books

—<br>Published October 3, 2013<br>—<br>https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/10/03/david-bowie-reading-list/<br>—<p>www.brainpickings.org<p>View Full Site<p><i>Brain Pickings</i> participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by …

The New Chaucer Society › Blog › Chaucer’s Voices

<i>Candace Barrington is a Professor in the Department of English at Central Connecticut State University. She has established, with Jonathan Hsy, an</i> …

mdfrancemss

It is by the signature line in the introduction to her twelfth-century translation of Aesop's Fables, "Marie ai num si sui de France", that we know …

The Master from Flint Hill: Earl Scruggs

<i>Earl Scruggs died yesterday morning, March 28, 2012. The bluegrass and wider music worlds mourn and celebrate him. Be sure to listen to the example of his music offered immediately after the last paragraph of this essay. —Steve Martin</i><p>Some nights he had the stars of North Carolina shooting from his …

Some of my favourite reads of 2013

<i>Tudor: The Family Story</i> by Leanda de Lisle. Leanda's biography of Lady Jane Grey and her sisters Katherine and Mary is my favourite historical …

This Is Your Brain on Gluten

A No. 1 bestseller by a respected physician argues that gluten and carbohydrates are at the root of Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. What to make of the controversial theory?<p>“If you could make just three simple changes in your life to prevent, or even reverse, memory loss and …

The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list

<b>1. Don Quixote</b> Miguel De Cervantes<br>The story of the gentle knight and his servant Sancho Panza has entranced readers for centuries.<br>• Harold Bloom on Don Quixote – the first modern novel<p><b>2.</b> <b>Pilgrim's Progress</b> John Bunyan<br>The one with the Slough of Despond and Vanity Fair.<br>• Robert McCrum's 100 best …

Medieval England map on Google Maps

Google and National Geographic are teaming up to share over 500 of the maps created by National Geographic Magazine. Using Google Maps, people will …

The Independent on Twitter: "French café starts charging extra to rude customers http://t.co/DfkkXoMU7S http://t.co/82oFxPmBHm"

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Skolkraschen större än skolan

Det kanske mest intressanta med undersökningen är att ingen enskild faktor kan förklara de sjunkande resultaten. Det talar för att lösningen till en …

The Economist on Twitter: "Today's #Dailychart reveals how different countries' students measure up http://t.co/sjtC6ANn8b http://t.co/rJWVsGZkex"

Replying to @<b>TheEconomist</b><p>Ooh, not impressive US showing. MT @<b>TheEconomist</b> #<b>Dailychart</b>: how students measure up globally http://econ.st/1avehqi …

The Hunt for the King 2) Discovering the Fieschi Letter

Let’s be absolutely truthful about what we know for certain concerning the Fieschi Letter (see the text of the letter here). 1) we know the words …

The Fieschi Letter in English and Latin

This post is designed to be a reference for future use. It is the full text of the Fieschi letter in English translation and in the original Latin, …

Eleanor of Castile

Here's a post on the mother Edward II barely knew. Much of the information comes from John Carmi Parsons, who knows more about Eleanor than anyone …

Marginali-yeah: Take 2! The Incomparable Luttrell Psalter - Medieval manuscripts blog

It is almost impossible to discuss the fabulous and incomparable Luttrell Psalter (Add MS 42130) without resorting to hyperbole. Produced in …

Is the Iranian nuclear deal a step in the right or wrong direction? (Crossfire/CNN)

Writers and critics on the best books of 2013

Best books of 2013,Best books of the year,Best books,Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,William Boyd,Fiction,Art and design,Biography,Essays,History,Literary criticism,Politics,Poetry,Science and nature,Society,Stage,Thrillers,Books,Culture,Bill Bryson,Eleanor Catton,Shami Chakrabarti,Jim Crace,Roddy …

This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading

Author Vaclav Smil tackles the big problems facing America and the world. Andreas Laszlo Konrath<p>"There is no author whose books I look forward to …

The 13 Best Biographies, Memoirs, and History Books of 2013

It’s that time of year again, the time for those highly subjective, grossly non-exhaustive, yet inevitable and invariably fun best-of reading lists. To kick off the season, here are my thirteen favorite biographies, memoirs, and history books of 2013. (Catch up on last year’s best history books.)<p>1. …