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Fantastic Fables: The 10 Best Magical Realism Novels of All Time

<b>* Magical Realism novels from classics to contemporaries</b> <b><br>* Modern myths and surrealist romances</b> <b><br>* Masterpieces of the genre from around the …

Literature

Watch Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin successfully launch its New Shepard rocket and totally stick the landing

SpaceX has dominated headlines so far in 2018 thanks to the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy and numerous Falcon 9 missions, but it’s not the …

Space Travel

George Washington was nearly impossible to kill

Despite having two horses shot out from under him, history would have been much different if George Washington was born a 90-pound weakling. As it was, he was an abnormally large man, especially for the American Colonies.<p>At 6'2" and weighing more than 200 pounds, he was literally and figuratively a …

16 book recommendations for when you have absolutely no clue what you want to read

There's a funny thing that happens when you tell someone you write about books. Almost always, they immediately ask, "Do you have any book …

The Surgeon Who Experimented on Slaves - The Atlantic

Their names—at least the ones we know—were Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey. There were other women, but their identities have been forgotten.<p>The man whose name appears in medical textbooks, whose likeness is memorialized in statues, is J. Marion Sims. Celebrated as the “father of modern gynecology,” Sims …

Medicine

Missing sub rumored to have brought Nazis to South America discovered

A missing German submarine said to have taken the defeated Nazi leadership to South America has been discovered after being lost at sea for nearly 73 …

Get Shredded for Summer With ‘Imposters’ Star Parker Young’s Workouts

Today’s stars are under pressure to not only deliver lines with Academy Award-level bravado, they’ve got to look like action figures and perform like …

These Are The Books Money Diarists Recommend You Read

As an avid reader, I've spent a good portion of my life deciding what to read next. After all, there's no Netflix for fiction; there's no algorithm …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

Dear Vancouver | by Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin

D ear Vancouver,<p>Before this season begins, we wanted to write a letter to the city, and to everyone who has supported us for the past 17 years. Aside …

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

If you love to read, but haven't had the time to sit down with a good book lately, consider listening to an audiobook. Today's audiobooks can be downloaded right to your phone, and make the perfect listening companion for your commute, workout, or anytime your hands are busy but your ears are …

Books

11 Movies to See Before They Leave Netflix in April

Say goodbye to 'The Shawshank Redemption,' The Prestige,' and so many more.<p>Sadly, a strong mix of Netflix must-sees are expiring from our favorite instant-viewing service in April, starting with classics like <i>Apollo 13,</i> <i>Caddyshack,</i> and<i>The Shawshank Redemption</i> on March 1 before moving into feel-good …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Country Lifestyle

Best books of 2017: The best fiction

The Power<p><i>Naomi Alderman</i><p>Alderman’s inventive, globe-spanning thriller imagines a world in which girls and women have discovered they have the ability to maim and kill men thanks to a mysterious new electrical power. The uncompromisingly feminist novel has drawn comparisons to Margaret Atwood, …

Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the Civil War

On Monday, the retired four-star general and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asserted that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.” This was an incredibly stupid thing to say. Worse, it built on a long tradition of endorsing stupidity in hopes of making Americans stupid …

War

Haynes releases Owners Manual book for vinyl collectors

The post Haynes releases Owners Manual book for vinyl collectors appeared first on The Vinyl Factory.

Vinyl Records

Here are 4 new albums you should know about this week

Julien Baker’s crushingly intimate songs get more breathing room on <i>Turn Out The Lights</i>, Weezerfeels caught in an endless summer, and John Maus’ …

Trump family breaks with presidential pet tradition

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> He campaigned and won vowing to shake up Washington. Now, President Donald Trump is again breaking with tradition on a more personal matter: keeping a pet at the White House.<p>The illustrious tradition of keeping pets in the White House dates back to Thomas Jefferson, who kept a …

Pets

The Texas Longhorns’ list of gutting, 1-score losses grows ever longer

Texas is back. To losing heartbreakers.<p>Texas seems to enjoy finding new and innovative ways to experience the agony of defeat.<p>Most recently, the Longhorns lost this 13-10 game to Oklahoma State in which Sam Ehlinger threw this interception in overtime to lose.<p>Going back to the Charlie Strong era, …

College Sports

Five Worst Foreign Policy Presidents in American History

The president of the United States is granted wide leeway by the U.S. Constitution over foreign policy, more than any other policy realm. In addition …

Geopolitics

Photos: The everyday sites of mass shootings make a map of American terror

Our movie theaters, our burger joints, our schools, our churches<p>Mass shootings happen here with such alarming regularity that they’ve become a …

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Here Are The Must-Stream Films Of October 2017

Hollywood is going to begin trotting out its major awards contenders this October, but the multiplex won't be your only option for great movie …

The French General Who Outfoxed George Washington—and Helped Him Save America

The Revolutionary War’s most important strategic decision wasn’t made by an American.<p>“France is America’s oldest ally. A lot of people don’t know …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

60 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Curl up with #12 this weekend.<p>When you've had your fill of beach reads, broaden your horizons with a selection from this list of literary masterpieces that range from moving memoirs to hilarious essays. (And okay, okay — we have some "beach" reads in here too.)

The 24 best movies of the summer, according to critics

To find out which movies critics gravitated toward the most, we turned to review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to compile this list of the best movies of summer 2017.<p>From box office hits like "Dunkirk" and "Baby Driver," to the indie thriller "Good Time," these summer releases won over the majority of …

Pac-12 Beat: From Week 0 & beyond, scheduling quirks abound

It's Week One for the college football season. So that means Utah must be playing a Thursday night game.<p>The Utes have opened the season on a Thursday …

College Sports

Top stocks, companies, and cryptocurrencies to invest in for the blockchain boom

How to Invest in Cryptocurrency<p>Blockchain technology has been heating up in the past several months, thanks in large part to the surge in Bitcoin's price since early May. The cryptocurrency skyrocketed from less than $1,000 in March to an all-time high of $4,440 on August 14.<p>Given this meteoric …

The 25 hidden TV gems you need to see

From brutal true crime sagas to dark comedies, here’s our writers’ guide to the best underrated shows to stream right now<p>In December 2004, Scientific American Life published an article entitled The Tyranny of Choice. It argued that constantly being surrounded by indistinguishable everyday options …

TV