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Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

Tuesday 27 January is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. Six survivors, some of whom will be returning to the site for the last time, tell Kate Connolly their stories<p><b>Irene Fogel Weiss, born in 1930 in Bótrágy, Czechoslovakia, now Batrad, Ukraine. She</b> …

World History

Mark Ronson on How Fiction Inspired Uptown Special

The songwriter-producer collaborated with author Michael Chabon on his new album.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Steven Pinker, Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and more.</b><p>On his fourth record, <i>Uptown</i> …

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Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White | Colossal

<p>New York-based artist Maude White (previously) continues to create beautifully rendered illustrations with cut paper, creating dozens of new pieces …

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

Review: 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper' revealing look at accused serial killer

Veteran documentarian Nick Broomfield's "Tales of the<p>Grim Sleeper" is a riveting and chilling investigation into the world of Lonnie Franklin Jr., a South Los Angeles resident arrested in 2010 and accused in a string of serial rape-killings spanning 22 years. The film is as much a provocative …

New Spectacular Moleskine Doodles That Explode with Energy

A lot has changed in a year and a half, or when we last featured the work of Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes. Take a look at his website, called Sketchy Stories, and you'll see a chart filled with logos of the companies he's worked with which include Nike, Ford and Mazda. On Facebook …

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National Geographic Magazine

See Previous Issues<p><img itemprop="contentUrl" style="transition: opacity 0.4s; opacity: 1;"></picture></div> <div>April 2018</div></a> </div> <div class="prev_iss_cover"> <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/03" target="_self"> <div class="LazyLoad is-visible"><picture><source …

Extreme Sports

The right is coming for your birth control — they just don’t want you to know it yet

A strategic campaign to conflate abortion and birth control has been underway for years. Here’s what it’s about<p>Anti-choice conservatives want the public to believe that abortion and birth control are the same thing so that it becomes impossible to access both. But because openly going after birth …

Congressional GOP sneaks anti-science provision into government shutdown bill

In only a truly dysfunctional society can what food we eat be separated from how we produce it<p>Experts agree that food consumption and the environment are inextricably linked: the global livestock industry is one of the largest greenhouse gas producers in the world, producing as many emissions as …

Writers pick the best books of 2014: part one

It’s been a year of calls to action. Naomi Klein tackled climate change, Owen Jones got to grips with class politics, and Russell Brand preached revolution. Writers from Hilary Mantel to Lena Dunham recommend the titles that leaped out at them this year<p>Writers’ picks of 2014: part two<p>• Nominate …

Peace and Conflict by Irene Sabatini review – a heart-warming coming-of-age tale

This is a wonderful story of family, friendship and Mugabe’s Zimbabwe as seen through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy<p>In her first novel, <i>The Boy Next Door</i>, which won the Orange award for new writers in 2010, Irene Sabatini created two unforgettable fictional characters who leapt off the page. Set in …

America’s Bill Cosby awakening: Why the rape allegations are finally sticking

Hannibal Burress and social media raised awareness, but there’s also been a sea change in the way we view sex abuse<p>In one of the stranger developments in the world of pop culture scandals, much media attention has been focused on allegations that Bill Cosby raped over a dozen women over the course …

These Clichés Are The Reason All News Articles Look The Same

Earlier this year, The Washington Post ran a list of phrases that journalists and other writers overuse, quipping, "This isn't your father's list of clichés." "At first glance" and "upon deeper reflection" sat atop a lengthy rant against certain common phrases that are admittedly irksome. But as …

The 45 best young adult books of 2014

The year's must-read young adult fiction (YA) and best teen books<p><b>BEST YOUNG ADULT FICTION OF 2014</b><p><b>THE GHOSTS OF HEAVEN BY MARCUS SEDGWICK (INDIGO)</b><p>Marcus Sedgwick's beguiling novel about human longing, The Ghosts of Heaven, contains four separate stories. A triumph.<p><b>Read our review of The Ghosts of</b> …

Pictures of the Week 11.13.14

2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Part II

National Geographic Magazine's annual photo contest, is nearing the deadline for entries this year—the final day will be October 31, 2014. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters to participate in its annual photography seminar. National Geographic …

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Photographers

An inspiring reminder that if you don’t make mistakes, you don’t make anything. Tee in the WORDS BRAND™ US Store and EU Store

An inspiring reminder that if you don’t make mistakes, you don’t make anything. Tee in the WORDS BRAND™ US Store and EU Store.<p>Available as an art print, phone case, mug, tote bag and more at WORDS BRAND™ X Society6.

Weird and wonderful graves

Britain's top 20 coastal towns

Becky Dickinson picks the best places to live for people who really do like to be beside the seaside<p>The nights are drawing in and the leaves are tumbling from the trees, but a home by the sea never loses its appeal. Do you dream of moving to a house with a view of the waves and a dawn chorus of …

Bram Stoker

Martin Amis's Rules for Writers

Write in long-hand: when you scratch out a word, it still exists there on the page. On the computer, when you delete a word it disappears forever. …

31 Secrets to Writing the Perfect Cover Letter

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>Ah, the dreaded cover letter. Every time you sit …

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