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10 Historical Fiction Novels You Should Get Your Hands On Now

The recent success of shows like <i>Call the Midwife, The Crown</i> and good ol’ <i>Downton Abbey</i> proves that we all love a cheeky bit of historical fiction. …

Books

9 Historical Fiction Books That Will Actually Get You Interested In History Again

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Books<p>by Clare Finney | 13 09 2017<p>Yearnin' for some literary learnin'? We've got all the historical fiction you need right here<p>It is, I will …

Books

25 Recipes that Make the Most of Perfect Summer Tomatoes

We luv u, tomatoes.<p>It’s the mooooost wonderful tiiiiime oooof the yearrrrr! It feels like it’s about to be, quite literally, Christmas in July up in here, y’all, and you know why? Because it’s <i>tomato season, motherfuckers</i>. There is nothing that pretentious foodies love to harp on about more than the …

Tomatoes

20 Streaming Services That Aren’t Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime

From art-house movies to British TV to anime and Bollywood, here is a sampling of the expansive world of (legal) online streaming.<p>It's been 10 years since Netflix first opened our eyes to the world of streaming movies and TV shows directly to our computers. A year later, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video …

How to photograph the night sky like a pro

Gear up and look up<p>It’s a familiar story for those of a certain generation: As a kid growing up in the 1960s, Roger N. Clark was inspired by the NASA space program. By the time he was in junior high, he built his own reflecting telescope (grinding the primary mirror himself, no less). Clark pursued …

Carbon Fiber

The 20 Best Documentaries On Netflix

These true tales are harrowing, heartbreaking, funny, and shocking. Cozy up and get queue-ing. These are the best documentaries on Netflix, sorted by …

Why Are We Here? Physics Has Answers

IRA: This is Science Friday, I’m Ira Flatow. Why are we here, or rather, how? The answer of course, will depend on whom you ask. A biologist would …

Patagonia and Google look to defend public lands with stunning VR film series

The Bears Ears region in southeastern Utah has many claims to fame. It's the sacred home to five Native American tribes, a popular spot for rock …

If You Liked 1984, Then You’ll Love These 7 Books

<b>When you feel like it might not be the “best of times,” as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said last week, then chances are pretty good</b> …

Literature

13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

Literature

10 Best Thrillers to Read

Are you into thrillers? (They’re definitely having a moment.) One of the most white-knuckle books I read recently was Tana French’s crime novel The …

Books

15 of the best Netflix original series and movies you absolutely have to watch

The days of flipping through the channels in search of something good to watch are all but over thanks to the on-demand streaming offered by Netflix. …

The American Novel Since 1945: A Free Yale Course on Novels by Nabokov, Kerouac, Morrison, Pynchon & More

Taught by professor Amy Hungerford, <i>The American Novel Since 1945</i> offers an introduction to the fertile literary period that followed World War II. …

21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Championed by 21 writers you have.<p>Ever come across a book—on a nightstand in an Airbnb, in a box of your mom’s college junk, on a shelf at a friend’s <i>Bachelor</i> viewing party—that’s so energizingly rip-roaring, so envelopingly world-building, that you can’t really believe you’ve never heard of it …

Land of the Free? This Firsthand Report From the Emmett Till Murder Trial Is Chilling to Read Today

<i>Editor’s Note: This article was first published in</i> <i>the</i> Nation <i>of October 1, 1955. Dan Wakefield writes about the legacy of the Emmett Till trial …

The Best Books of 2016 – Historical Fiction!

<b>Best Books of 2016 – Historical Fiction!</b>The sub-genre of historical fiction was jumpingly energetic in 2016, full of authors taking chances with …

Books

Our Top 16 Slow-Cooker Recipes of 2016

We really took on the slow cooker in 2016, publishing dozens of recipes and articles and equipment reviews. Here are our 16 most popular recipes, …

The 10 Best Crime Shows On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: August 2nd</b><p>Cops and robbers have been some of the most durable subjects for TV since the inception of broadcast television: Jack Webb’s <i>Dragnet</i> was the original docudrama. And Netflix is no exception, with great shows like <i>Orange Is The New Black</i>, <i>Narcos</i>, and <i>Peaky Blinders</i> tackling …

TV

A Complete Reading of George Orwell’s 1984: Aired on Pacifica Radio, 1975

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." Thus, with one of the best-known opening sentences in all English …

RANKED: 7 beloved shows Netflix has brought back from the dead, from best to worst

As Netflix has leaned into making its own shows, a big piece of its strategy has been reviving fan favorites like "Full House," "Arrested Development," and "Gilmore Girls." This summer, Netflix also released smash hit "Stranger Things," a supernatural sci-fi thriller that draws heavily from '80s …

The best TV shows to binge watch over Christmas

On-demand TV has become more and more popular over the past few years. For many, it's now their default way to enjoy TV. Gone are the days of putting in a videotape and setting a timer, it's now all about setting up series link or loading up a streaming app. With an extra long Christmas weekend to …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Fantastic Way To Beautify Your Garden – Make a Raised Bed Garden Out Of Cinder Blocks

Cinder blocks are one really amazing material – they are inexpensive, reliable and strong. The usage of this material can be a wide and they are very …

Landscaping

Meet The Scientists Who May Have Found The Cure For Drug Addiction

Researchers are closer than ever before to finding a cure for dependence on stimulants like methamphetamine and cocaine. But will big pharma and the FDA stand in the way?

Camping

40 Albums Baby Boomers Loved That Millennials Don’t Know

Bonnie Raitt, ‘Nick of Time’ (1989)<p>Like John Hiatt's <i>Bring the Family</i>, Bonnie Raitt's <i>Nick of Time</i> marked both her first post-sobriety album and her …

35 Questions Mitt Romney Must Answer About Bain Capital Before The Issue Can Go Away - Forbes

35 Questions Mitt Romney Must Answer About Bain Capital Before The Issue Can Go Away - Forbes<p>Updated Jul 15, 2012

Mike Bloomfield: Rock’s Forgotten Guitar Prodigy

One day during the mid-1965 sessions for Bob Dylan‘s electric turning point, <i>Highway 61 Revisited</i>, some of the studio musicians were having dinner. …