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The Rumpus Interview with Adelle Waldman

It was a sweltering Brooklyn afternoon when I met debut novelist Adelle Waldman in a quaint coffee shop to discuss her brilliant new novel, <i>The Love</i> …

“In the picture Dominique Ansel took of himself at MoMA, the cronut sits on his fingertips like a king on a throne, a cream-filled Lear surrounded by torrential downpour, still a victim of hubris, but a figure turned tragic, impotent.” Nikkitha Bakshani on the art of our necessities: http://tpr.ly/14HzD5p.

515-Pound Halibut Caught By Marco Leibenow Near Norway May Be World Record (PHOTO)

One German fisherman may have just reeled in a world record.<p>According to fishing tour company Angelreisen Hamburg, Marco Liebenow was fishing off the coast of Norway when he managed to catch a 515-pound halibut in July.<p>Speaking on behalf of Liebenow, Angelreisen Hamburg's David Bottcher said that …

Researchers Finally Ask Henrietta Lacks's Family If They Can Study Her Cells

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's taken 62 years, but researchers finally asked Henrietta Lacks's family for consent to use her …

The 25 Best Websites for Literature Lovers

It’s an interesting relationship that book lovers have with the Internet: most would rather read a physical book than something on an iPad or Kindle, …

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Baking Revolution Of The Future: The Stuffed Peach

Every now-and-then we have to remind ourselves that simplicity is important, even when it comes to dessert. That’s why we’re so into this easy summer …

How To Make Healthy Flavored Water At Home

<i>Full disclosure: sometimes, we're lazy girls. So, whether it's seven ways to simplify our morning routine or how to make our time at the gym actually</i> …

The Fitzgeralds returning to America on board the Aquitania, 1931. From the feature Zelda: A Worksheet” in issue 89, Fall 1983: http://tpr.ly/STgKFz.

The Nine Best Tex-Mex Restaurants In Dallas

<b>Urban Rio</b> Urban Rio broke out on the scene this year with hand-crafted ingredients, clean tasting food, and a massive dining room that's packed on …

Top 12 London markets

London markets are ideal shopping destinations, selling everything from food to flowers, modern art to antiques, clothes to curios. Large, sprawling …

The 20 Pictures Of Miniature Pigs You Need To See Before You Die

Because you don't want to be that person on their death bed regretting not looking at that BuzzFeed list of mini pigs.

Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2013 Book Preview

The first half of 2013 delighted us with new books by the likes of <b>George Saunders</b>, <b>Karen Russell</b>, and <b>Colum McCann</b>, among many others. And if the last …

What's cuter than a baby meerkat? Six baby meerkats!

Visitors often fawn over this meerkat family that resides at the Schöenbrunn Zoo in Vienna — and now there’s more of them to love. Six little ones were born at the zoo on June 2.<p>“We are of course thrilled that all six are doing great at the moment,” the zoo’s director Dagmar Schratter said in a …

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Bear Climbs Tree, Hunter Has Perfect Reaction (VIDEO)

A hunter in a tree stand gets a surprise visitor who apparently just wants to say "what's up." The hunter then reacts exactly the way he should.<p>If this video doesn't scream "live and let live" we don't know what does.<p><i>Via Tastefully Offensive</i>

“Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.” —W.B. Yeats http://tpr.ly/12JAF21 Pictured: Thoor Ballylee, Co. Galway, which W.B. Yeats once owned.

Swedish Royal Wedding: See All The Regal Glitz! (PHOTOS)

Last night's celebratory dinner was only the beginning. Princess Madeleine's royal wedding day has arrived, and it was every bit as spectacular as we had hoped.<p>Though the Princess is marrying Christopher O'Neill, a commoner who declined a royal title (though the banker is hardly a pauper), not a …

A memoir of female lust

Katherine Angel bares all in a strikingly honest book about women’s desire, and her own sexuality<p>When as a teenager Katherine Angel felt herself suddenly overflowing with lust, she began to wonder: Where are the similarly hungry women? In "Unmastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell," she …

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Pascal Le Segretain/Getty<p>Talk about a fairytale wedding dress! Princess Madeleine of Sweden walked down the aisle on Saturday in Stockholm wearing a jaw-dropping Valentino Haute Couture gown for her nuptials to New York banker Christopher O’Neill.<p>And (dare we say it) the ivory lace-top confection …

20 Tiny Bunnies Who Give Terrible Advice (PHOTOS)

Whatever you do, DO NOT take any advice from these tiny bunnies. They'll only lead you astray.<p><b>"Keep texting your ex until he or she responds. Work in some threats if you have to."</b><p><b>"Credit is basically like cash when you really think about it."</b><p><b>"The thing about fireworks is they're just better when</b> …

You Shouldn't Bathe Your Bunny (UPDATE)

<i>Note: This post previously featured a video of rabbit being given a bath. Turns out it's not a great thing for them. Organizations such as the House Rabbit Society and the U.K.'s Rabbit Welfare Association discourage the practice of bathing a rabbit, and suggest that it should only be done on a</i> …

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'True Facts About The Aye Aye' Will Give You Adorable Nightmares (VIDEO)

There's an animal called an "aye aye" (seriously, that's its name) and it looks insane. Or maybe adorable? Nope, definitely insane.<p>Ze Frank breaks down everything you need to know about the aye aye in his latest video above. Brace yourself for the shot of its teeth. Also, brace yourself for a lot …

How do you organise your books?

The art-world professionals have applauded the revamp at Tate Britain. Why? Because the paintings have been rehung in chronological, rather than …

Death by Dior: A Book Review

The key thing about this book is its shocker: Françoise Dior (niece and one-time presumptive heir of fashion industry titan Christian Dior) wants her only child, 20-year-old Christiane to commit suicide. And helps her do it.<p>The act doesn't come from out of the blue. There's a long build-up of …