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Homer's 'Unwilling' Women Are No Longer Quiet In 'The Silence Of The Girls'

"Great Achilles. Brilliant Achilles, shining Achilles, godlike Achilles ... How the epithets pile up," begins <i>The Silence of the Girls</i>, Pat Barker's tart retelling of the <i>Iliad</i> from the perspective of Achilles' concubine, Briseis.<p>"We never called him any of those things," she continues, "we called …

Psychogeography

Dutch Babies II Recipe

"I love to eat these! They are warm and light, yet very filling. Great on cold mornings. This recipe is from my great grandmother. Serve with warm …

Recipes

In American Horror Story: Apocalypse, the Collective Is Greater Than the Self

The great promise of <i>American Horror Story: Apocalypse</i>, the latest installment in Ryan Murphy’s entertainment multiverse, is that by the fifth episode …

Donald Glover Plays Final New York Show as Childish Gambino

Glover is closing a major chapter in his career with a bang<p>It’s the beginning of the end for Childish Gambino, as Donald Glover played his final show …

Donald Glover

The 15 Best Movies of the Fall Film Festivals

Venice, Telluride, and Toronto. With those three film festivals, which unspool over the course of a little over a fortnight from late August till …

Film Festivals

Up Next For Apple: 2018 MacBook Air, New iPad Pro

With the iPhone XS Max a done deal, next up is a new “MacBook Air” and iPad Pro.<p><b>Low-cost MacBook:</b><p>If reports pan out, the new MacBook Air (or whatever Apple decides to call it) may be the hottest MacBook in a long time — if the price is right.<p>Here are the 2018 “MacBook Air” highlights (based on …

MacBook Air

The 5 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You

Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay …

Summer Camp

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Forever’ On Amazon Prime, Where Maya Rudolph And Fred Armisen Navigate A Marriage That’s Become Routine

<i>Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard have written for some of the best TV comedies of the past decade, and Yang co-created</i> Master of None <i>with Aziz Ansari. So</i> …

Streaming

How Zappos Delivers Wow Customer Service On Each And Every Call

I define <b></b>wow customer service as “service that goes beyond fulfilling basic customer expectations and does so in a creative, unexpected way.” These “wow connections” can be achieved by an employee taking special action: action that is customized for that particular customer and goes beyond the …

Customer Service

12 mobile apps to organize and simplify your life

(Credit: HomeArt, Shutterstock / HomeArt)<p>Life can feel so complicated sometimes. You wake up in the morning feeling exhausted and in dire need of coffee. Your smart coffee maker's gone off, but there's no coffee in it because you forgot to purchase it. You're trying to get out the door to buy some …

Apps

Myers-Briggs personality tests: what kind of person are you?

There is a strong bias towards extroverts. You have to be a kind of constantly flexible labourer<p>Merve Emre was 22 when she found out she was an ENTJ, though she was yet to understand what an impact it would have on her life.<p>Emre had recently graduated from Harvard University and was working as an …

Myers-Briggs

The New Customer Journey Maze: 5 Implications For Marketers

At a recent roundtable, where individuals focused on helping sales and marketing leaders gathered, Gartner presented interesting findings from its annual research project. The findings suggest that the assumption that B2B buyers progress in a linear fashion is fundamentally flawed. In a prior …

Your Arms Will Transform After Doing This 10-Move Workout

This workout combines dumbbell and bodyweight moves to give you the ultimate arm burn. Each move targets different areas of your upper body including the deltoids (shoulders), biceps, triceps, and traps. This workout will leave you feeling sore for days, and will also help you get lean, sculpted, …

Workouts

Film Review: ‘American Woman’

There’s scope but not a whole lot of depth to “American Woman,” which attempts to make a sweeping and universal statement about one small life in the …

Film Festivals

5 Sweet & Savory Weeknight Dinners

Who says dinner can't be a little sweet?<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Monday: Hanger Steak with Pomegranate Chimichurri<p>Who would've thought pomegranate, …

Recipes

Ina Garten Reveals Her Three Favorite No-Effort Appetizers

Sometimes the question of "what's for dinner?" is easy. It's the "what appetizers should we make?" quandary that leaves us dizzy with options.<p>Don't …

Ina Garten

10 Expert Tips to Keep Your Monstera Plant Growing Tall

It is safe to say that the monstera plant is absolutely breathtaking. Nicknamed the "Swiss cheese plant" for its giant, holey leaves, the monstera is a great household plant that has the ability to grow tens of feet tall. A native plant of Mexico and Panama, it is also very versatile. Whether you …

Houseplants

This is how to raise emotionally intelligent kids: 5 secrets from research

Dealing with kids ain’t easy. They need an exhausting amount of attention and help.<p>Behavioral psychologists have observed that preschoolers typically …

Self-improvement

Madonna lashes out at David Letterman in letter up for auction

Madonna blasted David Letterman in a note after her infamous May 1994 appearance on “The Late Show” – and now the letter is on the auction block.<p>“I …

David Letterman

Stormy Daniels Announces Her New Tell-All Book ‘Full Disclosure’ on ‘The View’

Since the first time Stormy Daniels and her lawyer Michael Avenatti appeared on <i>The View</i>, Michael Cohen plead guilty to paying her off on behalf of …

Stormy Daniels

Netflix Buys Jennifer Aniston Comedy ‘Dumplin”

Netflix has bought Jennifer Aniston’s comedy “Dumplin,'” and plans to release the film on the streaming platform later this year in the U.S. and …

Jennifer Aniston

Heidi Klum Spills Secrets Of New Show After ‘Project Runway’: It’s ‘Important’ For The Designers

Heidi Klum is getting ready to launch her exciting, new fashion design reality show. Now she’s revealing what’s different this time around on her …

Amazon Studios

Packed fall TV brings Julia Roberts, life after 'Roseanne'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's so much television to watch or pretend to watch — have you really followed all of wrenching "The Handmaid's Tale" or even heartwarming "This Is Us"? — the guru who coined the term "peak TV" is upping the ante.<p>John Landgraf, the erudite chief executive of FX Networks, …

Los Angeles

Netflix Rolls on Daniel Sanchez Arevalo’s ‘Seventeen,’ Its New Spanish Original Film

MADRID — Netflix is starting production on its latest Spanish original film, Daniel Sanchez Arevalo’s “Seventeen,” the U.S. streaming giant announced …

Nicole Kidman

Jane Lynch Raves About Working with Rachel Brosnahan Ahead of Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The actress even predicts that her character will return to Season 3!<p><i>PEOPLE Now</i> airs live, Monday through Friday, from the Meredith offices in New …

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Anna Kendrick Takes Over Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Home in A Simple Favor Parody

Anna Kendrick is crashing her costar Blake Lively‘s impeccable home.<p>PEOPLE has the exclusive sneak peek of Josh Horowitz’s new scripted comedy sketch …

Ryan Reynolds

Stana Katic's 'Absentia' Renewed for Season 2 by Amazon

Sophomore installment is set for 2019 premiere on Prime Video<p>The Stana Katic-led “Absentia” has been renewed for a second season by Amazon, the …

Sony Pictures

‘Homecoming': Julia Roberts Is Dangerously Forgetful in First Trailer for Amazon Thriller (Video)

And why did she get rid of her fish?<p>Have you every forgotten something? Something big?<p>In the official trailer for Amazon’s new thriller series …

Horror Movies

Dolly Parton and Sia Collaborated on a Song for a New Jennifer Aniston Movie

Can you believe?<p><b>Dolly Parton</b>! Collaborated! On a song! With <b>Sia</b>! Sia? Sia! How nice is that? The two living legends, both of whom lean delightfully into blonde artifice, remade “Here I Am,” a Parton single from her 1971 L.P. <i>Coat of Many Colors.</i> The song appears on the soundtrack for the new comedy</i> …

Jennifer Aniston

A Study Shows the Best Times of Day to Post to Social Media

U.S. companies are expected to spend more than $37 billion dollars on social media promotion annually each year by 2020, representing 24% of the economy’s total digital advertising spend. It’s an astounding number, given that the vast majority of social media managers charged with getting customers …

Social Media