Jimmy Kwok

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A Day At The Beach Won't Be The Same After 'The World In A Grain'

The first time you see 'sand piracy,' it might sound surreal — a misguided Pixar villain whose lackeys race down the beach with empty buckets and sinister intent, doomed to fail in the face of a resource that spans the whole ocean.<p>Then you find out about someone stealing 1,300 feet of sand from a …

Seafloor

15 New Fantasy Books To Read If You've Never Tried The Genre Before

So you've never read fantasy before. Or you haven't read fantasy since you were a kid, and you associate the genre primarily with wizard schools and …

Books

10 October New Releases To Put On Hold at the Library Right Now

We’re giving away 16 of the books featured on Recommended! Click here, or on the image below to enter:<p>Holy cats, the summer is already half over. …

Books

21 Fantastic Beach Reads Our Readers Loved This Summer

Summer's not over yet!

Books

9 Chilling Psychological Thrillers To Add To Your Reading List Now

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Books

The best Italian restaurants in NYC

Best Italian restaurants in NYC<p>1<p>Photograph: Courtesy Kelly Campbell<p>Restaurants, Italian<p>Del Posto<p>Chelsea<p>With four-star ambitions and prices to match, …

East Village

Booker Prize winner Flights is a bizarre, surreal work of rare beauty: EW review

We gave it an <b>A-</b><p>In its original Polish, Olga Tokarczuk’s International Man Booker Prize-winning opus had another title: <i>Bieguni</i>, named for a fictional …

Books

Best books for beaches: Author Patricia Nicol suggests the perfect novels to take on a summer holiday

There are few annual choices more tantalising than what books to take on your summer holiday.<p>Should you be ambitious, or go easy on yourself? Before …

Books

Like a conjuring trick, Michael Ondaatje's Warlight leaves you in awe of the magician

In those long lazy summers B C (before children), I made a habit of reading the winner of the Booker Prize and much of the shortlist. Part of the pleasure was the sense of righteous indignation when my favourite was beaten by what I considered to be a less good novel.<p>Wasn’t Penelope Fitzgerald’s …

Man Booker Prize

Are 'white people' jokes racist? Let a fellow white person explain.

These have been challenging times to be white in America.<p>People who aren’t white may find this surprising. After all, it has been decades since white people could feel so free about loving their whiteness, or so openly celebrate whiteness, or talk about how much they relish being white and doing …

Jokes

Like 'Goosebumps?' Here's Another 30 Years' Worth Of Horror For Kids

In the early '90s, scarring kids for life became big business. R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike became brand name industries, minting money and traumatizing children. Stine had his <i>Fear Street</i> and <i>Goosebumps</i> series, while Pike turned out a seemingly endless line of young adult novels about teenagers …

Horror

Mexico’s favourite cocktail? La Paloma, not margarita, is country’s concoction of choice, and it’s poised to take over the world | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

If you ask almost anybody outside Mexico what that country’s most popular cocktail is, they will almost certainly nominate the margarita. They will …

Hong Kong

The Most Beautiful Place to Visit in Every Country in Southeast Asia

The two months I spent in Southeast Asia while backpacking were a little overwhelming, because there was just so much to look at, all the time. When …

South-east Asia

15 of the Best Books for Long Flights That Make the Time Fly By

Call me old fashioned, but I cannot travel without bringing a book along. Sometimes this book is literally old—I brought a vintage edition of <i>The</i> …

Books

Here are this summer's 11 hottest thrillers

Summer thrills

Books

Graceful 'Court Dancer' Can't Escape Her Sorrows

When we first meet Yi Jin, the lithe heroine of Kyung-Sook Shin's atmospheric, tragic novel <i>The Court Dancer</i> translated by Anton Hur, she stands at a ship's helm beside "a tall Frenchman, his pale face covered in a mustache," while she holds "a hat embroidered with roses and a coat to wear later …

South Korea

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2018

A giant list of cool games from America's biggest tabletop convention.<p>Late summer is the time for barbecues, concerts in the park, and (most …

Board Games

Emily Mortimer’s 10 Favorite Books

<i>Bookseller</i> <i>One Grand Books</i> <i></i><i>has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and they’ve shared the results with Vulture.</i> …

The Great American Read: The 40 Books in the Lead

School children visiting the farm that inspired Charlotte’s Web. Photo courtesy of Nutopia/PBS<p><i>The Great American Read</i> has reached TWO MILLION votes …

Literature

25 of the Most TERRIFYING Horror Books Ever

Literature can be a moving, beautiful artistic experience. Skilled writers can bring us face to face with scenarios and emotions we might never …

Literature

Finished Reading 'Crazy Rich Asians'? Try These 8 Books Next

Last week, during a much-needed, 48-hour trip to the beach, I pulled out a book I'd been saving for just such an occasion: Kevin Kwan's <i>Crazy Rich</i> …

Books

The 6 Books All Your Friends Are Reading This Month

Late summer reading for every taste<p>This year, August means camping out by the air conditioner and diving into a good book. It’s too hot to go …

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Lee Child, “Moby-Dick,” and Other Summer Reads

We delve into the escapist joys of a great summer read. David Remnick talks with Lee Child, whose novels about Jack Reacher—twenty-two books and counting, with a hundred million copies in print—bring the mystique of the cowboy to modern America. Amanda Petrusich, Vinson Cunningham, and Helen Rosner …

Jack Reacher

The best recent science fiction – reviews roundup

After recent forays into science fiction and magic realism, Robert Jackson Bennett tackles epic fantasy in <b>Foundryside</b> (Jo Fletcher, £14.99). The ancient city-state of Tevanne is ruled by four merchant houses who have mastery of a powerful form of magic known as scriving: the ability to effect …

Books

5 Mystery Books With Plot Twists You’ll Never See Coming

Michelle Regalado is a New York-based digital writer and editor. When she’s not reading books or writing about all things pop culture, you can …

Books

12 Books About Mental Health Everybody Should Read

Help to understand yours a little better.<p>When the world feels like a confusing place, seek solace in books. Here, The Reading Agency, a charity that believes in tackling life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading, have pulled together a list of 12 books about mental health that …

Mental Health

Here Are the 20 Books You Should Read This August

Why does Summer always seem to come to an end right when it's getting good?! Despite the hot months starting to taper out in favor of Fall, we do have some good news post-July: there's a fresh batch of incredible books that you need to put on your must-read list as soon as humanly possible. No …

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33 Great True-Crime Books, According to Crime Writers

<i>All week long, Vulture is exploring the many ways true crime has become one of the most dominant genres in popular culture. While crime-driven</i> …

Books

Here Are The Differences Between Samsung's Galaxy Watch & The Apple Watch

Today is a huge day for wristwatch enthusiasts, because Samsung finally unveiled its first smart watch (!!!). The company announced the high tech …

Smartwatches