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Neil Gaiman on Lou Reed: 'His songs were the soundtrack to my life'

'There are certain kinds of songs you write that are just fun songs – the lyric really can't survive without the music. But for most of what I do, the idea behind it was to try and bring a novelist's eye to it, and, within the framework of rock'n'roll, to try to have that lyric there so somebody …

The Outsiders may be 50, but it's still a teenager at heart

<i>The Outsiders</i> turns 50 today, but don’t let its age fool you: This book is a teenager, has always been a teenager, and always will be a teenager. It is adolescent in every way, from its creation story to its legacy to — most especially — its contents.<p>S.E. Hinton started writing the book at age 14, …

My journey with a young writer

<i>Introducing Mentor & Protégé, presented by Rolex</i><p>A curiosity about almost everything and a shared sense of humour shaped young British author Naomi …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Analysis

“You’ll find I’m full of surprises!”<p>The first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted earlier today. If you haven't seen it, rectify that …

Listen to Bryan Cranston Read a Truly Profane Bedtime Story

Audiobook retailer Audible released a clip of <i>Breaking Bad</i> star Bryan Cranston channeling his inner patriarch by reading the inappropriate children’s …

Prince dazzles and baffles on two new releases

Never let it be said that Prince doesn't retain the capacity to both dazzle and baffle. Through 36 years in the spotlight and one of the most influential of his generation, the man born Prince Rogers Nelson still pushes like he's gunning for fresh fame and acclaim.<p>With each effort, a consistent …

The Lion and the Bird: A Tender Illustrated Story About Loneliness, Loyalty, and the Gift of Friendship

Once in a long while, a children’s book comes by that is so gorgeous in sight and spirit, so timelessly and agelessly enchanting, that it takes my breath away. <b>The Lion and the Bird</b> (<i>public library</i>) by French Canadian graphic designer and illustrator <b>Marianne Dubuc</b> is one such rare gem — the tender …

13 Ways to Save Money With a Crock-Pot

We all want to eat healthier, but planning, shopping, and prepping wholesome meals gets old <i>really</i> fast. Who has the time and money to buy pricey (but …

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Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

The Apple Mac at 30: See the Evolution of an Icon

The Mac put Apple on the map. Thirty years ago today, the company announced the iconic computer with a truly revolutionary Superbowl commercial. …

'The Wind Rises': the beauty and controversy of Miyazaki's final film

Hayao Miyazaki's <i>The Wind Rises</i> is a lot of things. It's the final feature-length film from one of the all-time greats of Japanese animation. It's a gorgeous, Oscar-nominated work that brings prewar Japan to life in ways that have never been seen before. It's Miyazaki's most pointedly adult movie, …

Apple reflects on 30 years of Macintosh

Apple released the first Macintosh computer 30 years ago today, and Cupertino is in party mode. The Apple website has been updated to point to a celebration of the original computer and its descendants. The page is essentially a timeline that acts as a look at the various Mac models and also …

How J.J. Abrams can make 'Star Wars' great again

As was the case with many "Star Wars" fans, the prequels left me feeling cold. They just didn't have that sense of excitement, life, and pluckiness of the original films. I felt alienated by the CGI and the mere sight of Jar Jar Binks. I've had some difficulty putting my disappointment into words, …

“Be Like A Duck,” And Other Advice From The Moms Of Business Leaders

This weekend is all about those that launch the biggest projects possible: us. Today we’re saluting moms everywhere with some wise words that have been crucial in shaping the careers of top executives across industries. Listen to their mothers!<p>“My mother taught me that people grow quickly when they …

Home Tour: A Magical Bohemian Style Loft in Madrid