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The 10 Best Podcasts of 2018 (So Far)

What to listen to now that we're in the golden age of podcasting.<p>It's safe to say we're living in the golden age of podcasting. As such, the sheer volume of quality audio content out there can feel overwhelming. Between the endless political commentary inspired by the daily nightmare of our current …

Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation

WASHINGTON — Around 5:30 each morning, President Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, moves to “Fox & Friends” for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes watches MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” because, friends suspect, it fires him up …

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30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a revival theater that he owns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he …

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5 Stunning Debut Novels To Add To Your To-Read Pile

A writer's debut is her crucial first chance to introduce her style and themes to a potential readership -- a task that undoubtedly results in absurd amounts of pressure. (A lukewarm review of David Foster Wallace's debut led to several agonizing days holed up in his bedroom.) A critical flop may …

The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2014

These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in 2014. Ranked in no particular order.

Are you addicted to a fantasy world?

The worlds of Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings are the opiates of the masses, says Anne Billson<p>George Lucas might have created Star Wars, but the world that George built belongs to the fans now. Last month, predictably, there was an online stampede to get a fix of the new teaser</b> …

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

I Don't Need More Inspiration to Write--I Need More Time!

Writer Dinty Moore recently posted a pithy Jack London quote on his Facebook page: "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."<p>(Jack London)<p>That made me chuckle. It reinforces the popular notion that writers are effete, dreamy types. Maybe that's how London thought of his …

The Lit List: Writing From Japan

By NICK VAN OSDOL, OZY<p>Twenty years after Kenzaburō Ōe won the Nobel Prize in Literature, Japanese publishing appears to be on the upswing, with 3.3 percent growth in the number of new titles published in 2012. In the literature of a language that even has a word for piles of unread books that …

Kazuo Ishiguro On Memory, Censorship And Why Proust Is Overrated

Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel, <i>The Buried Giant</i>, was over a decade in the making, but unlike so many anticipated literary releases, it’s no sweeping saga of century-spanning conflicts. Nor is it a painstakingly assembled retelling of his own personal history. Instead, the author describes his quiet, …

Inside the Pulitzer Prize Book Winners

Mass extinction. A pope and a fascist. A lost North American tribe. A beguiling WWII tale. Scott Porch, Bill Morris, William O’Connor, and Malcolm …

How to Write a Story a Week: A Day-by-Day Guide

by Emily WenstromAs a fiction writer eager to improve my craft, I’ve long wanted to try out the story-a-week approach recommended to aspiring writers …

Tips for Writing and Selling Short Stories

“We are generally taught to build our stories with <i>more</i> words,” “100 Word Story” co-founder Grant Faulkner points out in the May/June 2015 <i>Writer’s</i> …

Creative Writing

5 Must-Read Books From Around the World

A few years ago, I made a shock discovery: Although I thought of myself as a fairly cosmopolitan, cultured person, my bookshelves told a rather different story about me. Pretty much everything on them was by British and North American writers and there was almost nothing in translation.<p>Baffled …

The typographic works of Tomasz Biernat

A Question of People Born As Walking Bombs

Dragon Age: Inquisition delves ever deeper into what it means for mages to exist.<p>Dragon Age lore is interesting in that, while it isn’t wholly unique …

Hugh Howey Has No Patience for Book Lovers Who Don’t Read Books

When the topic of e-books comes up, one writer tends to get called on to speak for the new industry of books that go straight to their audiences, …

Company Town Is the Most Twisted Posthuman Novel You've Ever Read

Madeline Ashby took all the conventions of “artificial life form” novels and shredded them with her novel <i>vN</i> and its sequel, <i>ID</i>. Now she’s doing the …

How to say Yes! to sex (and not just 'OK, only if you shut up about it') | Jacqueline Hellyer

In most relationships, there’s a higher-desire partner and a lower-desire partner – how do you go about meeting in the middle?<p>I had a good chat recently with a woman who loves sex, and she said that she never refuses her husband, that she always comes from a place of “Yes!”.<p>Apparently her mother …

How to Tell Apart the 6 Colonial American Home Styles (& Why You Should Want To)

Sometimes, it's actually very important to judge a book by its cover, especially in the case of home exteriors. As someone whose day job focuses on residential <i>interiors</i>, I've been learned how true this can be by reading Virginia Savage McAlester. Her newly updated and expanded book, A Field Guide …

More than 1,000 mass shootings killing 1,300 people since Sandy Hook

In the wake of Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, Vox published several graphics underscoring the breadth of gun violence in America.<p>The website also listed 11 facts about guns:<p>1. There's roughly one gun for every person in America<p>2. Gun crime is more prevalent in the U.S. than in other …

Guns

Hours before San Bernardino shooting, doctors urged Congress to lift funding ban on gun violence research

On Wednesday morning, a group of doctors in white coats arrived on Capitol Hill to deliver a petition to Congress. Signed by more than 2,000 physicians around the country, it pleads with lawmakers to lift a restriction that for nearly two decades has essentially blocked the Centers for Disease …

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Grandfather Frost and Baba Yaga: the weird and wonderful world of Russian fairytales

Children and teenagers,Children's books: 7 and under,Children's books: 8-12 years,Books,Culture,Fairytales,Russia<p>Russian fairytales have their wicked witches and handsome princes, but also houses that walk around on chicken legs and magic talking fish. So throw on your cloak and venture into the …

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Obama, Here’s How You Should Be Fighting the Islamic State

Eight military experts weigh in.<p>At his news conference on Monday, President Barack Obama laid down a gauntlet. Just two days after the Islamic State took credit for the recent deadly attacks in Paris, he challenged his critics to come up with alternatives to what he’s already doing to fight the …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

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