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It’s Not Easy for Black Celebrities Like Raven-Symoné to Come Out

Don’t expect more black actresses to announce to Hollywood that they’re gay.<p>“I can finally get married!” Raven-Symoné tweeted on Friday. “Yay …

Why the Tea Party Is a Nativist Libertarian Movement

The Tea Party is uninterested in defending the civil liberties of those who need it most. By Peter Beinart.<p>For weeks now, reporters have been buzzing …

Hillary Clinton’s Big Challenges in 2016 Will Come From the Left

The Demoractic frontrunner’s centrism, so beloved by her boomer base, may make her vulnerable as the party shifts leftward, writes Peter Beinart.<p>At …

Mumford & Sons' Hilarious Parody Video, Feat. Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, More

Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, and Will Forte are hilarious in Mumford & Sons’ new music video.<p>The newest single from Mumford & Sons, …

Marcel Proust: Quick Croissants With Coffee Glaze

You were waiting for this, right? Authors and food equals Proust and madeleines. It’s arguably the most recognizable culinary pairing in literature, and definitely the one I’m asked about the most (This site was almost named “Proust’s Madeleine” or something equally pretentious, until the idea was …

10 Must-Read Books for August

Even though the season technically goes until the end of September, August is the end of summer proper, so that means you have one more month left of …

Must-Read Books Of The Summer: Don't Miss These 7 Favorites

It's summer, which is prime reading time for many people. And our post-50 audience is no different. We asked our readers to share their best books of the summer -- and they didn't hold back. After pouring through all the various recommendations, we've compiled a list of seven amazing books you …

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of August 1, 2013 : NPR

Book News: George R. R. Martin’s Novella, Jane Austen’s Ring

The British government is fighting to keep a ring that belonged to Jane Austen in the country after the pop star Kelly Clarkson purchased it at an auction last year.<p>“But to me, an exercise in style is not a superficial matter—our lives are also an exercise in style.” Zadie Smith writes for the</i> …

The Week’s Best Longreads for August 3, 2013

The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week. By Lucas Wittmann.<p><b>NirvanaAdam Johnson, Esquire</b>We don’t really recommend …

Books to Watch Out For: August

<i>Notes from the book closet on new titles that caught our eye.</i><p><b>“Falling Into Fire: A Psychiatrist’s Encounters with the Mind in Crisis,” by Christine Montross (Penguin Press), out August 1st.</b> Christine Montross, a practicing psychiatrist and professor at Brown University, presents case studies of …

Bosnian Rainbows, Cold Cave, Walter Lure: this week's new live music

Bosnian Rainbows, Glasgow & Manchester<p>Omar Rodríguez-López isn't lazy. Alongside his decade running the Mars Volta, he operated countless solo projects. Even while with his first group, At The Drive-In, he found time away from being the next big thing to have a reggae side-project. Now that he's …

Clubs picks of the week

Cutloose, Manchester<p>A relatively recent addition to the new look of Amsterdam's red-light district, the limited stock of Redlight Records impetuously spans decades and genres as only that of an enthusiastically run record store would. It's the kind of place one might part with the equivalent of a …

The Best Travel Photos of 2013

The 25th annual <b>National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</b> has been a long, strange, and beautiful trip. We loved every minute of it, and we hope you did, too.<p>Our panel of judges had their work cut out for them since the contest closed on June 30, sifting through more than 15,000 entries submitted …

10 Classic Dive Bars To Visit This Summer

But most of these classic dive bars are bastions of history, spots that have endless stories to tell. Inside, it won't take much whiskey before you start hallucinating ghosts of gangsters, spirits of Old Hollywood stars, or phantom moonshiners.<p>Pro boozers Dr. Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree would …

6 Reasons to Go to Nantes, France

Question: why do travelers come to France? Some people are history buffs, some are gourmands, but some are what we might call whimsy-hunters—poetic …

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

Coolest Modes of Transportation Around the World

Planes, trains, and automobiles are universal, but in some reaches of the world, moving parts are put to new uses. Sometimes visitors find them strange, or downright unsafe, but for whatever reason, be it history or recent culture, these interesting vehicles define a country, a city, or a …

The Good Old Travel Guide Days

Tony Wheeler, co-founder of Lonely Planet Publications, remembers the fun early days of travel guide writing, but says they're not over yet.<p>“There’s …

Lisa Knapp announces new album: Hidden Seam | FRUK

It’s been a while, far too long in fact, but Lisa Knapp is finally set to follow here outstanding debut with a new full length album <i>Hidden Seam</i> on …

Music City Roots to PBS

Music City Roots, Nashville’s sole live weekly music television venue, is moving from your computer screens to your TVs.<p>After months of negotiations, …

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Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Falcon Ridge 2018 will be held August 3rd, 4th, and 5th.<p>Pre-Fest TASTINGS DAY and Farm Market Thursday, August 2nd. Early Camping opens Wednesday …

Moon from Rumpke Mountain Boys

We all know about bluegrass, and have become accustomed more recently to jamgrass. But what about trashgrass?<p>Well that’s what Cincinnati’s Rumpke …

#151 Sarah Blasko – All Of Me

In this remarkably brave video, Sarah Blasko really does give us, er, all of her (with the exception of some small but quite significant areas). The …

My dementia opera: 'It is a story about being human'

The silence at the centre of a room full of people with dementia can be profound.<p>Last year, composer John O'Hara and I spent a week working in two residential care homes on the banks of the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal on a music research residency. We would turn up at the front door with an …

The 19 Most '90s Songs Of The '90s

We've been writing a lot about bad songs lately.<p>And for some reason, most of them happened to be made during the '90s. Which isn't to say the '90s didn't also have its fair share of great songs.<p>Quite the opposite. Sort of.<p>Dipping our toe like this into the '90s nostalgia movement left us wanting …

Edward Snowden Walked Right Into A Bizarre Alliance Between Wikileaks And Russia

The Kremlin and the renegade publisher haven't overtly coordinated moves in regards to Snowden, but they certainly haven't been working against each other.<p>And the two had a shared history before Snowden arrived on June 23.<p>Here are a few notable details from a tentative timeline of Edward Snowden …

America’s Secret Government Program to Hire Nazi War Criminals

Mad that our government lied about the NSA spying program? That’s nothing. In 1945, it lied about recruiting Nazis as spies—and the truth lay hidden …