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In 'The Twelve-Mile Straight,' Characters Are Symbols First, People Second

In the fictional county of Cotton, Georgia, a pair of twins is born, one white and one black. "They looked like a pair of baby chicks ... Only if you looked closely — and people did — could you see that the girl is pink as a piglet, and the boy was brown." In the summer of 1930, in segregated …

Books

Svi Mykhailiuk drops 20 pounds, makes weird Kansas roster even weirder

More from CBT LATEST PODCAST | LATEST POLLS | #POSTERIZED<p>Kansas is a weird team this season.<p>They’re talented, they’re probably going to win the Big …

College & University

Slovenian prospect who might be the No. 1 NBA draft pick was so good at age 8 that coaches moved him up an age group after watching him play for 16 minutes

An impressive EuroBasket tournament this summer has pushed 18-year-old Slovenian forward Luka Doncic into the conversation for No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft next June.<p>Luka, the son of professional Slovenian basketball player, Sasa Doncic, is a versatile 6-foot-7 forward who has shown the ability to …

Basketball

Sunken German Submarine From WWI Likely Contains Remains of 23 Sailors

Marine archaeologists have discovered a German submarine off the coast of Belgium in the North Sea. The U-boat dates back to the First World War, and …

Military History

Box Office: 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Proves Samuel L. Jackson Is Still A Movie Star

<i>The Hitman’s Bodyguard</i> is a genuine smash hit. Just over a month after its release, the Lionsgate and Millennium offering has earned $70.6 million in North America from a $21m debut weekend, along with what is now a $141m worldwide cume on a $30m budget. Comparatively, <i>John Wick</i> (which also cost …

Movies

Alicia Vikander's 'Tomb Raider' Trailer Teases The Best Kind Of Reboot

What’s the best way to differentiate a good origin story from a bad origin story? It’s not an exact science, but here’s a big clue: How much time does the hero get to spend in his/her first adventure being the iconic character we all know and love? Because if folks are excited about another <i>Tomb</i> …

Movies

Injuries in Fitness and How to Prevent it

Injuries suck! They really do! Even if you just get injured or maybe nursing an irritating injury for a while now, it can be so disheartening and …

Exercise

The 6 Healthiest Alcohols You Can Be Drinking

Getting drunk isn't the only thing alcohol does for you.<p>People usually refer to the act of drinking as "unhealthy," but it doesn’t have to be. Yes, …

Alcohol

In A Future Ruled By Big Pharma, A Robot Tentatively Explores Freedom — And Sex: 'Autonomous'

Amal El-Mohtar <i>is the Hugo Award-winning author of</i> The Honey Month <i>and the editor of</i>Goblin Fruit<i>, an online poetry magazine.</i><p>To open a book with an Arrogant Worms song and improve from there is no small feat.<p>In Annalee Newitz's <i>Autonomous</i>, the future is pharmaceutical, and everything from patents to …

Pharma

Five mental health conditions that yoga can help treat

Yoga can help quiet the mind, alleviating the worries and stress that plague our day-to-day lives. But the benefits can also extend to more serious …

Depression

13 fall books that will make you think

If summer is the time for escape reading, fall may be a great time to “re-engage” with thought-provoking books. Photo by Getty Images<p>Fall is coming, …

Books

These 'Far Away Brothers' Remake Themselves In America

<i>Lily Meyer works at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.</i><p>I'm a book reviewer. Most of the time, it's not my job to write about politics. But it would be impossible to write about Lauren Markham's <i>The Far Away Brothers</i> without writing about our political moment — or, if not impossible, both …

Books

‘mother!’: The 10 Most WTF Moments Everyone Will Be Talking About

This is not hyperbole: "mother!" has so many jaw-dropping moments you might actually feel sick to your stomach (or just walk out of the theater).<p>“If …

Hollywood

Salman Rushdie Plays the Trump Card

In the pantheon of literature, the best novels manage to feel timeless even as they capture a snapshot of history, from Jane Austen examining …

Literature

Readers Weighed in on the Best Books About the Vietnam War

<i>UPDATE: After we posted this article, Times readers weighed in with their favorite books on the Vietnam War. These 10 books, in addition to the ones below, were recommended multiple times. For fiction: ‘Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War,’ by Karl Marlantes; ‘The Sympathizer,’ by Viet Thanh</i> …

Books

Every book Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has recommended online

J.K. Rowling may be an acclaimed author, the queen of taking down trolls on Twitter, a screenwriter, and a philanthropist, but she’s also …

Books

The six must-read novels on this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist

If you’re searching for a new book to lose yourself in, this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist is the place to look.<p>The award’s judging panel narrowed this year’s selection down to just six finalists this morning (Sept. 13), with just four weeks to go until the latest winner is announced.<p><i>Lincoln in</i> …

Books

The Best Running Tips of All Time

At <i>Outside</i>, we write about running. A lot. We’ve spent countless hours talking to the greatest athletes and brightest minds in the sport to examine every training and racing strategy imaginable. We’ve even tested many of those approaches ourselves. While we think it’s all worthwhile info, we …

Marathons

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 …

Literature

Whole Foods Is Becoming Amazon’s Brick-and-Mortar Pricing Lab

Speculation continues to percolate on the implications of Amazon’s recently completed $13.7-billion purchase of Whole Foods. Did Amazon buy the pioneering organic food and grocery chain to gain instant access to its brick-and-mortar stores in attractive neighborhoods? Do Jeff Bezos and his team …

J.C. Penney

The 4-Move Medicine Ball Circuit That Will Build Serious Muscle

Fire up your arms, legs, and abs in just eight minutes<p>You can slam your body with gym exercises and weighted exercises in your quest to get fit. But every so often, it doesn't hurt to slam a medicine ball around instead.<p>That's the idea behind this ultra-quick, 8-minute medicine ball circuit, which …

Medicine Ball Exercises

Georgetown Basketball’s Non-Conference Schedule Is Ridiculously Weak

The Hoyas are taking heat for their non-league slate.<p>The 2017-18 season will be the first of the Patrick Ewing Era at Georgetown. Hoya fans are …

College Basketball

Marvin Bagley III Cleared to Play This Season by NCAA

Duke commit Marvin Bagley III is officially headed to college one year earlier than expected after reclassifying for the 2017 recruiting class and receiving clearance from the NCAA.<p>On Friday, Duke Basketball announced Bagley was certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. Matt Norlander of …

College Basketball

In 'Damascus,' A Chilling Mystery With A Personal Connection

In this riveting detective story, Vancouver writer Deborah Campbell goes undercover in Syria in 2007. At first, she is a journalistic sleuth: On a tourist visa in Damascus, her aim is the collect the stories of Iraqis fleeing to Syria as the brutal war in Iraq drives more than a million civilians …

Books

The Most Underrated Endurance Workout? Hiking

Have you ever met anyone who regretted taking a good, hard day hike? Me neither.<p>There’s something special about moderately paced movement through nature that leaves one feeling refreshed, renewed, and satisfied. Because of that, hiking is rarely considered a sport in the same way as trail running …

National Academy of Sciences

It's Time to End the '9 to 5' Mindset if You Want to Get Ahead

Why it matters for you and everyone else in the workplace.<p>Before you read on, let's be clear: This article is not another Tim Ferriss wanna-be regurgitation about time management or some cheese cliche about the "early bird catches the worm."<p>I'm not talking about filling your calendar to the brim to …

Leadership

Science Found That if You Experience More of This Every Day, You Can Live Longer and Happier

It's as simple as taking a walk outside.<p>Ever encountered something so vast, so beautiful, so intense, that your mind struggled to comprehend it? There's a word for that, and multiple studies have concluded that it's very good for your health. It's the experience of <i>awe</i>.<p>Psychologists describe awe as …

Psychology

The One Body Part You're Not Stretching, But Should Be

As a runner, I have a stash of foam rollers and lacrosse balls everywhere— at home, under my desk, in my purse. I constantly feel the need to …

Biomechanics

7 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Age

There's mounting evidence that some of the best things you can do for your brain are also some of the best for your body.<p>A new scientific advisory …

Alzheimer's Disease

These are the supplements that are the most likely to send you to the emergency room

Supplements send about 23,000 people to the emergency room every year.<p>Because of the way the US Food and Drug administration defines them, however, supplements are not regulated as drugs. It is only when a specific supplement is shown to cause significant harm that it is called out as unsafe.<p>With …

Health