Kristen Horrell

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Creating American Symphonies To Tell 'Distinctly American' Stories

To say that you're writing a symphony today is a statement, especially for a young composer like me. The challenge is to find just the right way to commandeer the age-old form, to render it fresh and vital once again within an American context.<p>Two of my symphonies represent that American-ization …

How Google Is Quietly Taking Over

Earlier this month, Google announced disappointing earnings, and its stock immediately dropped 5% (Disclosure: I own Google stock through a fund). Most disturbingly, the company’s core revenue driver, the revenue it gets for each click on an ad, decreased 6% while traffic acquisition costs …

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National Geographic Magazine

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What Bill Gates is reading this summer

If you’re in the market for a light, sunshine-friendly novel—something with an up tempo narrative and relatable characters—then Bill Gates’s summer reading list is not for you. But if you’re a non-fiction buff with a wide range of interests, then it might be the perfect place to look for a new book.<p>…

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The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …

Great tech-spectations: What's next in tech for 2013

A boring summer for tech is about to get a lot more exciting. Here's what to expect.<p>The dog days of summer are here, and with them, a certain ennui seems to have washed over the tech world. But as July becomes August, things will begin to kick into high gear.<p>The big dogs of the tech industry -- …

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The Story Behind That Incredible Photo of Denver's Colossal Cloud

'This Did Something Powerful to Me': Authors' Favorite First Lines of Books

Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Atwood, David Gilbert, Roxane Gay, and other writers share their thoughts on what makes an inviting and memorable opening sentence.<p>AP and Library of Congress.<p>When I interviewed Stephen King for the By Heart series, he told me about some of his favorite opening lines in …

Amazing Thing Alert: Here Is a Dress Made Out of a Book

Crafty, creative people always blow my mind—and crafty people who have the imagination, skill, and wherewithal to make elaborate fashion pieces out of nontraditional materials? I can never get enough of seeing their creations!<p>Check out Reddit user Jorimoo, who made a dress entirely from the pages …

Interview: A Comic-Con Chewbacca on His Sacrifices for Star Wars, Dating a Sith, and Almost Getting Run Over by Harrison Ford

Each year at Comic-Con, one can expect to see a number of attendees dressed as Stormtroopers, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader circumventing the floor of the San Diego Convention Center. But it takes an especially devoted fan to don Chewbacca’s hairy costume in the July heat …

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Caroline Kennedy Through the Years (Photos)

From a White House childhood to a nomination for ambassador, a look at a first daughter’s life in public.

Rio's Copacabana beach transformed as three million Catholics pack sands for Sunday Mass

It is usually synonymous with unbridled hedonism, but Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach was transformed into a vast encampment of the faithful on Sunday when three million young Catholics squeezed onto every last inch of sand for the climax of the Pope's week-long visit to Brazil.<p>Many hundreds of …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Mick Jagger Through the Years

34<p>Mick Jagger has his hair styled before an appearance on the BBC with the Rolling Stones in 1963.<p>Next Slide<p>Trending<p>Ranked on a scale from 1 to 10, …

31 Stunning Pictures Of American National Parks

The National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>You don't have to be a hiking fanatic to enjoy these places. You can swim, kayak, bird watch, walk, bike, drive, camp, or just relax in the country's national parks.<p>We …