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Previously Unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ Illustrations By Mary GrandPré

<b>Redditor</b> jrs_ has uploaded an awesome collection of previously unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ illustrations by Mary GrandPré—the illustrator behind the …

Harry Potter

What We Mean When We Say 'Race Is a Social Construct'

In a world where Kevin Garnett, Harold Ford, and Halle Berry all check "black" on the census, even the argument that racial labels refer to natural differences in physical traits doesn't hold up.<p>Andrew Sullivan and Freddie Deboer have two pieces up worth checking out. I disagree with Andrew's …

Big Reforms on the Way for China's Economy?

As Beijing prepares for a major political meeting, its leaders are thought to be planning the country's most significant economic changes since 1978.<p>Jason Lee/Reuters<p>Six months after the 18th Communist Party Congress, debate and bickering over reforms in China rages on. Both inside and outside the …

Make your old iPhone run like new

Want to rejuvenate a sluggish iPhone 4? Here are some easy tips.<p>My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole …

Apps

Photos: Audrey Hepburn’s Roman Street Style

From outdoor cafés to sporty convertibles, the Roman sites and scenes frequented by Audrey Hepburn, resident of the Eternal City.

Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

Flute

How Do You Handle Loneliness On The Road?

The mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is widely loved not just for her glorious voice, but her very refreshing down-to-earth spirit. As "The Yankee Diva," DiDonato uses social media — YouTube, Twitter and Facebook in particular — to talk to her fans. There's no artifice and, despite her tongue-in-cheek …

First Watch: People Get Ready, 'Middle Name'

It was probably the best performance piece I've seen in more than a decade. <i>Specific Ocean</i>, a piece by the dance troupe/rock band People Get Ready, which I saw at the New York Live Arts theater in the fall, was a model for the ways musicians can break from the standard, sometimes boring, format of …

How Guantanamo Bay's Existence Helps Al-Qaeda Recruit More Terrorists

It holds cleared detainees, and it's become a rallying point in jihadist propaganda.<p>Guantanamo Bay has entered headlines again as at least 42 inmates are participating in a hunger strike to protest their continued detention. But those 42 are only part of the ongoing story.<p>There are still 166 …

U.S., China pledge on North Korea

BEIJING — The United States and China committed Saturday to a process aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons, with the Obama administration gaining at least the rhetorical support of the only government that can exert significant influence over the reclusive North.<p>The question now is …

U.S. and China Pledge to Work Toward a Nonnuclear North Korea. Does That Matter?

On his first trip to Beijing as U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry arrived with an entreaty. As warmongering from North Korea reaches earsplitting …

Extreme Drama: The Life And Music Of Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner was, and still is today, arguably the most controversial figure in classical music. A self-appointed deity and hyperdriven genius, Wagner is often considered the ultimate megalomaniac. He dreamed up and achieved a single-minded plan to change the course of classical music …

As More Networks Develop Series, Is There Too Much TV?

Kevin Spacey<p>TV viewers have never had it so good — or maybe they have it <i>too</i> good. There's never been more original programming to navigate than at …

Even Lupita Nyong'o Can't Get Black Panther Tickets

Movies<p>The latest movie news, casting updates and rumors, trailer sneak peeks, and expert reviews on MTV.<p>Movies<p>You better start working on that …

Film Interview: 'Upstream Color' Creator Shane Carruth, Using Unique Ideas to Tell a Universal Story – /Film

<i>Primer</i> and <i>Upstream Color</i> writer/director/star <b>Shane Carruth</b> is an exceedingly generous interview subject. You might expect the creator of two very …

'The Shining' Prequel Lands 'The Walking Dead' Writer

Might Spike Lee Direct The Recently-Announced Contemporary ‘Porgy And Bess’ Film?

Might Spike Lee Direct The Recently-Announced Contemporary 'Porgy And Bess' Film?<p>An addendum to last week’s news that a “re-envisioned” contemporary …