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Can it Happen Here? review: urgent studies in rise of authoritarian America

Cass Sunstein’s collection of essays shows Republican-led decay of US democracy predates Trump – and may be irreversible after him<p>The 17 thinkers who have contributed to this new collection of essays come down firmly on all sides of its central question: is the United States destined to become an …

Joe Biden

How five great leaders dealt with crisis, and what we can learn from them

In the early 2000s, Nancy Koehn was socked with one personal blow after the next within a three-year period: Her father dropped dead suddenly. Her husband walked out and a terrible divorce ensued. And she was diagnosed with breast cancer.<p>As these “big hunky blocks” of her life were falling around …

The 'Devil’s Swimming Pool' on the edge of Victoria Falls is for adrenaline junkies only

Victoria Falls, without question, should be on every serious traveler’s bucket list — especially adrenaline junkies who are willing to risk it all for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.<p>The 354-foot-high falls, which are one of the seven natural wonders of the world, are a truly stunning sight to see. …

How Kurt Vonnegut Found His Voice and His Themes

<b>COMPLETE STORIES</b><br>By Kurt Vonnegut<br>Edited by Jerome Klimkowitz and Dan Wakefield<br>911 pp. Seven Stories Press. $45.<p>Stop me if you’ve heard this one: I once stalked Kurt Vonnegut.<p>There’s a sort of writer — often male, typically born in the mid- to late-20th century — for whom this won’t be a surprise, …

Literature

47 Incredible Movies You Need To Watch If You Want To Be A Film Buff

You'll never be bored again.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Universal Pictures

A scientist has pointed out a BIG Titanic plot hole

And we've been left feeling like utter morons.<p>If you've never watched <i>Titanic</i> and shouted at the screen, "BUT JACK COULD ALSO FIT ON THE GODDAMN DOOR WITH ROSE" then have you truly <i>watched</i> Titanic? Now, that is possibly one of the most obvious (and infuriating) plot hole moments of all time. There …

Don’t fall for it. Chris Rock’s use of the N-word on television is not OK | Edward Adoo

Rock’s comment was left unedited on the Graham Norton Show. That’s a disgrace and an insult to black Britons – especially in Black History Month<p>One watches television with expectations. Watching the American comedian Chris Rock on the Graham Norton show, I expected to hear adult comedy. That is …

Helen Macdonald on life after H is For Hawk and the joy of living alone at 47

Birdoole, a 14-year-old green-cheeked conure, struts across the kitchen table towards me. “Careful,” says Helen Macdonald, as I dangle a forefinger near the parrot’s beak. “He will draw blood if he’s in a bad mood.”<p>Readers will, of course, know the author for another avian companion. Indeed, the H …

London's amazing underground infrastructure revealed in vintage cutaway maps

Londonist's roundup of cutaway maps -- many from the outstanding Transport Museum in Covent Garden -- combines the nerdy excitement of hidden tunnels …

10 Soothing Self-Care Tips Straight From Therapists

They try to practice what they preach, but it's not always easy.<p>Like, on the one hand, they're obviously well-equipped with the mental health know-how to look after themselves, but on the other, spending all day sitting with people and their mental health problems can't be easy.<p>To get some answers, …

27 Ways People Actually Stop Their Anxiety From Spiraling

Ever feel yourself ~going down the rabbit hole~? Try these strategies to stop yourself from spiraling and quiet your anxiety.<p>Of course, everyone is different and these strategies might not work for everyone. If your thought spirals are frequent and debilitating, or they are related to an underlying …

The 9 best horror movies and series to stream in October

It’s been a good year for horror: <i>It</i> and <i>Get Out</i> were two of the most popular movies of 2017, and original horror is finding its way to platforms like …

‘Bill and Ted 3’ Will Be Called ‘Bill and Ted Face the Music,’ Reveals Keanu Reeves

Most excellent.<p>Now more than ever, the world needs to be reminded to be excellent to each other. Talk of a third “Bill and Ted” movie has kept hope …

How One Sundance Short Led to a $150,000 Production Deal (and Much More)

Jim Cummings' short film "Thunder Road" didn't get a distribution deal, but it did open all the right doors for a career in filmmaking.<p>The music …

Film Festivals

Learn What All the Job Titles in Movie Credits Are

Large-scale film productions take an incredible amount of work by a veritable plethora of talented people fulfilling numerous roles to pull off. It's …

Filmmaking

Elle Fanning is the Face of Teenage Sexuality at the Movies, and She’s Owning Every Role

The 19-year-old indie darling keeps tackling roles where she's forced to confront teenage sexuality, and she owns every single one of them.<p>Young …

Teens

A Familiar Scifi Set-Up Gets a Killer Twist in Short Film They Will All Die in Space

A space ship filled with humans slumbering in cryogenic chambers encounters catastrophic troubles in deep space. We’ve all seen that in movies …

Why Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Is A Masterclass In Visual Comedy and Tragedy — Watch

Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is a masterclass in mixing visual comedy and tragedy.<p>There will always be some debate as to whether or not …

This Simple Writing Strategy Helped John Grisham Sell Over 300 Million Books

To make the transition from full-time lawyer to full-time novelist, John Grisham followed this daily regimen.<p>In the late 1980s, with a busy day job as a lawyer and a couple of young kids at home, John Grisham started to write his first novel.<p>Every day, for the next three years, Grisham woke up at 5 …

Creative Writing

The Lonely Lady- Worst Film Of All Time Or Trash Cinema Masterpiece?

Bad movies far outnumber the good, but to earn the title "worst film of all time" you've gotta really smut it up, leaving viewers feeling forever …

Ultrawide Lenses Compared

Full-Frame State-of-the-Art Ultrawide Lens Comparison<p>Introduction<p>This is a comparison of all the state-of-the-art full-frame ultrawides available …

Cameras

Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review

Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L/30L $260-290/£204-227 | www.peakdesign.com | Buy Now<p>I can’t imagine that there has ever been a time when …

Backpacking

DNA discovery reveals genetic history of ancient Egyptians

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ancient Egyptians and their modern counterparts share less in common than you might think. That is, at least genetically, a team of scientists have found.<p>Researchers from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, both in Germany, have …

Anthropology

11 Great Movies That Prove Indie Film Saved the Romantic Comedy

In 2009, Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds propelled “The Proposal” to nearly $165 million at the U.S. box office. The summer before, Cameron Diaz and …

How to Make the Jump from Amateur to Professional Photographer

What makes a pro photographer a pro? How do you do it? Do you just wake up one day and the photo gods anoint you a pro? Do you have to pass the pro …

‘Follow’ is a Short Horror Film About a Photographer in the Woods

Back in 2015, Lou Guarneri of Nailed It! Productions created a creepy horror film titled “Follow Focus” about a photographer’s last walk in the …

Super-dark short film was shot entirely in 'Grand Theft Auto V' and is way too real

I'm all for criticizing our world view and cultural trends in 2017, but this guy takes it way too far.<p>If this short film by Matt MacDonald starts off …

Wes Anderson narrates Stephen Shore’s photography archive

There’s incredible intrigue when two of the best in their respective fields come together. In this case, cult director Wes Anderson, known for his delightful story-telling and majestic visual style, and American photographer Stephen Shore, whose infamous 1982 book, <i>Uncommon Places</i>, undoubtedly …

'The Sarah Book' Is An Unsparing Primal Scream Of A Book

Scott McClanahan has built his career on defying expectations and blurring genres. The West Virginia author has been an indie-lit favorite for years, earning fans who admired his bizarre and often funny short fiction. In 2013, he gained something of a national profile following the publication of</i> …

How a Chance Encounter With Terrence Malick Turned Trey Edward Shults Into a Filmmaker

Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast, Ep 31: The "It Comes at Night" director talks about how he got his early start.<p>When Trey Edward Shults was 18 years old, …

Terrence Malick