With US national parks such as Yosemite and Yellowstone facing overcrowding, we take a look at 10 beautiful but little-known parks where you’re more likely to see a bear, moose or ‘champion tree’ than
One hundred years ago, a musician was born who took the world by storm, both with his violin and with his warmhearted humanity. Yehudi Menuhin was born April 22, 1916, in the Bronx to Russian immigrants.
Peter Matthiessen's life and work spanned continents, cultures and controversies. A renowned historian, CIA spook and celebrated author, he is the only writer ever to win a National Book Award for Nonfiction
"I am a dangerous man when turned loose with a typewriter," said Charles Bukowski, the author of more than 40 books of poetry, prose and novels, including Ham on Rye and Post Office. Bukowski, who died
The first words are often the hardest, even when they come easily. The first words are ones that open up a new world, introduce us to new characters, ones that we might not necessarily be acquainted with,
Artwork: Experience So Lucid-Discovery So Clear, By Cameron Gray It's time for our people to rise up and take back our role as caretakers and stewards of the land." -- Eriel Deranger, Athabasca Chipewyan
Bad English has always been with us, but clarity and style are far more important than observing dusty usage diktats People often ask me why I followed my 2011 book on the history of violence, The Better
Over the past four decades, Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver, Colo., has become an institution — known for its vast selection, its knowledgeable sales staff and the comfy chairs that fill the many nooks
More Americans say they would vote for a Muslim or an atheist for president than they would for a socialist, according to a recent Gallup Poll. Yet "socialist" is now how Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has
When I started college in the early 2000s, late at night, as my will to finish another paragraph of Foucault evaporated, I signed onto LiveJournal, the blog host beloved by teenage girls. I trolled strangers'
QADIYA, Iraq — In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a other
Photograph: AP UN special envoy Steffan di Mistura meets President Assad in Damascus in November 2014. 276 http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/29/1438189760491/09701e73-0e23-4289-a5b8-96bb875d60ac-460x276.jpeg
Turns out IBM's Watson can not only critique your writing, but use it to assess your personality, too. The supercomputer has a service called "Personality Insights" that can analyze your traits from written
In the epilogue to his book on data, privacy, copyright and what the changing tides of these big ideas mean for writers and other creative types, prolific sci-fi behemoth and tech blogger Cory Doctorow
Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it