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Big Pic: Radar Makes Lake Look Like Bad Stoner Art

Topographic radar imagery paints a glowing line through bone-white Appalachia<p>The alien landscape above is actually a slice of Appalachia in Pennsylvania. At the center of it, in bright reds and vibrant purples, sits Raystown Lake.<p>Raystown is an odd lake - it's man-made, and man-made <i>twice,</i> first in …

Lost in Translation?

Last month, Haruki Murakami published a new novel in Japan. Before anyone could read it, the novel broke the country’s Internet pre-order sales record, its publisher announced an advance print run of half a million copies, and Tokyo bookstores opened at midnight to welcome lines of customers, some …

Literature matters: Does reading make you smarter? | Poverty & Development

In a meeting at the university where I teach, a colleague bemoaned that, after years of research in Writing Studies, no one had yet found a sure path to turn students into good writers. It may not be a magic solution but the answer to the problem is out there: it is reading! The correlation between …

Books To Read Before You See The Movie This Summer

By Leigh Newman<p>Before you rush off to grab popcorn and chocolate-covered pretzels, sink your teeth into the majestic prose that's being adapted into the season's most anticipated films.

Revisiting James Agee: Discovering the Original ‘Let Us Now Praise Famous Men’

The discovery of the unpublished Fortune article that turned into Let Us Now Praise Famous Men helps us see the vivid power of this strange …

How to Enjoy Poetry

<i>“True poetic practice implies a mind so miraculously attuned and illuminated that it can form words, by a chain of more-than coincidences, into a living entity,”</i> <b>Edward Hirsch</b> advised in his directive on how to read a poem. But how, exactly, does one cultivate such “true poetic practice”? In an …