Ali Mirjani

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Ten books to read in March

From stories by Tolstoy’s great grand-niece to the story of US women’s suffrage, these titles should sit on your shelf this month, writes Jane Ciabattari.


Putin tightens grip on power with overwhelming Russian election win

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Vladimir Putin has extended his grip on Russia for another six years after an overwhelming victory in Sunday's presidential election, a result that was never in doubt.<p>With 99.8% of the votes counted, Putin won with 76.7%, according to Central Election Commission data. It means Putin …


Here Is The Most Popular Book In Each State

Colorado and Kansas just don't give a f*ck.


The Tricky, Twisty History of Flour Tortillas

Wait, flour tortillas are Jewish? That doesn’t sound right. Actually, it sounds so wrong, I couldn’t stop wondering, wondering, all thanks to this <b>late-night stumble-upon</b> in the <i>Houston Chronicle</i>. (What am I doing looking at decade-old news stories on tortillas? Oh, who knows?) I always understood …


A Brief History of Metal

Link<i>(PG-13: Language)</i> After schooling us on Goth, Pitchfork is back with another entertaining, yet educational animated history short. This time …

Heavy Metal

Violence breaks out as self-proclaimed antifascists shut down 'alt-right' speech at Kings College London

A group of people calling themselves London Antifa stormed a right-wing talk at a London university last night, with the intention of shutting it down.<p>Hundreds of people turned up to attend the talk, which was was put on by the Libertarian Society at Kings College London.<p>Masked activists grabbed …

Rights & Freedoms

Czechs protest Communist-era cop getting police oversight job in parliament

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Thousands of Czechs protested in Prague and other cities on Monday evening after parliament endorsed a Communist party lawmaker to head oversight of the police despite his past in a communist-era special unit.<p>The lower house on Friday narrowly backed Zdenek Ondracek to head its …


Revisiting Ray of Light, Madonna’s most forward-thinking album, 20 years on

Madonna had been a superstar for well over a decade when she released <i>Ray of Light</i> in 1998. Her iconic status had been cemented with her first greatest hits compilation,1990’s <i>The Immaculate Collection</i>, which distilled her early career into one era-defining pop single after another (“Holiday”, “Like …

Lana Del Rey

Oscars Attendees Are Wearing Orange Flag Pins to Protest Gun Violence

In the wake of the horrific shooting of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last month, activists participated in anti-gun protest rallies across the country as a wider national conversation took hold. On Sunday, it will reach the Oscars red carpet.<p>Red carpets …


All About the Orange Anti-Gun Violence Pins Stars Will Wear to the 2018 Oscars

Throughout the 2018 awards season circuit, stars have used fashion as a way to express their solidarity with the Time’s Up movement and its fight …

Golden Globes

10 Cheap, Unexpected Kitchen Essentials We Rely On

Here at Wirecutter, some of us spend a lot of time in the kitchen. We go to work and chop mountains of produce or sauté batch after batch of chicken …

Thomas Keller

Yes, Jimmy Kimmel Will Bring #MeToo into His Oscars Monologue

The Oscar host previews his strategy for winning over an audience who might be afraid to laugh.<p>With just days to go before the Academy Awards, workers are rolling out red carpet on Hollywood Boulevard, a camera crew is rehearsing in the Dolby Theater, and Oscar host <b>Jimmy Kimmel</b> is still honing his …


Met Office weather warnings for Storm Emma and Beast from the East stretch over weekend

Blizzards and heavy snow are wreaking disruption across the UK, causing several deaths and leaving hundreds of motorists stranded.<p>A red weather …


Photographer Captures the Diverse Beauty of New England Caterpillars

With more than 120,000 known species around the world, the beauty and variety of caterpillars is astounding. New Englander Samuel Jaffe has taken his lifelong love of caterpillars to a new level, dedicating the last several years to researching, photographing, and educating the public about these …


The alternative bucket list: 17 world wonders you've never heard of

Machu Picchu

How To Wear Corduroy (Without Looking Like A Geography Teacher)

The fabric trend of the season isn't going anywhere. Here's how to get it right<p>For years corduroy was a fabric left out in the cold, a menswear throwback no one would be seen dead in except Geography teachers, aging Trotskyists and, well, Jarvis Cocker.<p>No more. Now, corduroy is back with a …

Men's Fashion

Your Sustainable Denim Shopping Guide

Here are the brands leading the way with exciting eco-friendly innovations.<p>Denim, a style staple for the many, has one of the least sustainable …


Was Corbyn’s speech a bold Brexit vision, or playing politics?

Five writers respond after Corbyn set out his plans for a UK-EU customs union<p>Owen Jones: A clear contrast with the Tories<p>Who can argue with a straight face that there is no difference between Labour and the Tories on Brexit? Jeremy Corbyn’s speech set out plans for a “new comprehensive UK-EU …

United Kingdom

Jeremy Corbyn sets out Brexit plans for customs union and single market

Labour would seek would seek to form a ‘new and comprehensive’ UK-EU customs union to ensure tariff-free trade after Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn has …

United Kingdom

Inside the OED: can the world’s biggest dictionary survive the internet?

For centuries, lexicographers have attempted to capture the entire English language. Technology might soon turn this dream into reality – but will it spell the end for dictionaries?<p>By Andrew Dickson<p>In February 2009, a Twitter user called @popelizbet issued an apparently historic challenge to …

United Kingdom

Oxfam sex scandal: Now Haiti suspends the charity from working in the country

Oxfam GB has been temporarily suspended from operating in Haiti pending an investigation into how the charity handled the case of former staff paying for sex.<p>The aid group said senior members of staff met officials from the Haiti government on Thursday and pledged their commitment to cooperating …


9 quotes from U.S. presidents we can apply to our careers

On the third Monday of February, people around the United States close up shops, companies, and schools to honor the past presidents. As many of us …

Lyndon B. Johnson

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of February 12, 2018)

Seventeen people lost their lives and at least 14 were injured in a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, this week. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. He confessed to the crime shortly …

South Africa

7 Campsites You'll Have Entirely to Yourself

You’ve planned a stellar camping trip—packed all the essentials, booked the site, brought your closest pals. Then you show up and it turns out you’re sleeping in a small, crowded outdoor city, with neighbors literally a few feet and a couple nylon walls away. That’s no way to sleep beneath the …


Why Silicon Valley singles are giving up on the algorithms of love

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Kate Chan, a 30-year-old digital marketer in Silicon Valley, first approached dating apps with a blend of curiosity and hope that they’d help her find a great guy.<p>But after six months of dead-end mismatches with guys she thought were boring or work-obsessed, she has gone back to …

Silicon Valley

Flipboard Donates Company Stock to The News Literacy Project

Do you know how to navigate today’s confusing and charged media landscape? Do you know how algorithms influence what you read? Can you recognize fake news?<p>In a time when people are increasingly confused about which news outlets to trust, the News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan national education …


10 Quotes Illustrating the Power of the Dream Sequence - Signature

Sometimes authors use a dream sequence to help their character discover hidden truths about themselves. Other times, the dream is an opportunity for author to speak directly to the reader, commenting more freely on what the story you’re reading is really about.<p>Unlike in films, which renders dream …


Germany averaged four anti-Semitic crimes per day in 2017, report says

Police logged over 1,400 crimes targeting Jews in Germany last year, according to a newspaper report. The vast majority of the crimes were carried …