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The 8 books librarians can’t stop talking about right now

It’s National Library Week, the week of the year we get to give extra love to our libraries — school, public, academic, special — and the librarians …

Books

How to Successfully Learn a New Language This Year

Until the age of 21, I had several New Year's resolutions to learn Spanish that never panned out. After I graduated university (as an electronic …

Paris Review - Jorge Luis Borges, The Art of Fiction No. 39

Interviewed by Ronald Christ<p>Issue 40, Winter-Spring 1967<p>Jorge Luis Borges. Photographer unknown.<p>This interview was conducted in July 1966, in conversations I held with Borges at his office in the Biblioteca Nacional, of which he is the director. The room, recalling an older Buenos Aires, is not …

Literature

14 Luxury Camping Trips Around the World

We all love camping...at least in theory we all love camping. In practice, some people take pleasure in the exhaustive prep work, set up, and break …

National Parks

The Morpeth Arms

A historic London pub with prison cells in the cellar and a "spy room" on the second floor.<p>The Morpeth Arms is among the creepiest of old pubs in …

Online Research with Surveys and Polls

Why use online surveys for research?<p>Surveys can be a great research tool – but your data is only as good as the science of the survey. It’s a causal …

Special Portrait Session from Sundance

A Tour of Nevada’s Natural Wonders

“Sky islands,” secret caves, and naturally-grown bonsai trees are only a glimpse of what Nevada has to offer.<p>Nevada is known for its gorgeous …

In Defense of Dansko Clogs, the Most Polarizing Shoe

The fashion world has embraced Tevas and Crocs, but not Danskos — and that’s okay with me.<p>When I first moved to New York City, my first jobs were as a sales associate at the now-defunct Borders, a counter service waitress at a restaurant on the Upper West Side, and an unpaid intern at a fashion …

Shoes

Nike's Roshe Two Silhouette Dons an "Ultra Black" Colorway

Back and blacked out.<p>It was only a matter of time before Nike’s Roshe sequel would be featured in colors we’re pretty familiar with. This time around the Nike Roshe Two sports a simple yet effective colorway in “Ultra Black.” Pretty self-explanatory, the model is covered in all black from heel to …

Shoes

Discover April 2016’s Coolest Stuff

THE MOST STYLISH PRODUCTS AND RELEASES THIS MONTH<p><b>April’s upon us,</b> and here’s another set of this month’s hottest products. The problem with tailoring …

Tailoring

Spring Trend: 6 Blue Shoes for Men

Feeling blue? Fuggedaboutit.<p>Men’s footwear designers are bringing the color into the spotlight for spring ’17, interpreting it in a wide range of …

How to safari in South Africa on a budget

The words “budget” and “safari” are not often found in the same sentence. Safaris are a notoriously expensive holiday choice. But there are ways to enjoy a bush experience for under (sometimes well under) £150 per person per night, if you do as the locals do. Despite the fall in sterling’s value, …

South Africa

10 of the world's epic train journeys

Jungfraubahn, Switzerland<p>Somewhat greedily, the Swiss boast three world-class rail journeys: the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express and, most spectacular of all, the Jungfraubahn. Climbing to over 3,000 metres, the hourly train scoots up the north face of the Eiger before sliding across Mönch and …

Trains

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.<p><i>Melissa Stanger contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

Séance Room at Muriel's Jackson Square

The restaurant keeps a hidden séance room on the second floor and reserves a table for the spirit of the former owner each night.<p>New Orleans is no …

The Perfect Weekend in Austin

An Interview with 'The Girls' Author Emma Cline

By Caitlin Love July 19, 2016<p><i>Emma Cline’s debut novel,</i> The Girls<i>, may be loosely based on the Manson murders, but it isn’t really about Manson at all—it’s about the women around him, those attracted to life at the edge of the world. Though the book circles around the blunt facts of Manson’s crimes,</i> …

Books

<i>“Progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated and reimagined if it is to survive.”</i><p>Zadie Smith on optimism and despair, superb read:<p><i>“The fact that religions through the ages have spoken in images, parables, and paradoxes means simply that there are no other</i> …

Ursula K. Le Guin

Dining day trips

Food & Dining