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The Best Good To-Go Meals for Backpacking

Pin Me!<p>Food and meal planning is always one of the more stressful parts of getting ready for a backpacking trip. You want the food to be filling, …

Why did Winston Churchill hate the Hindus and prefer the Muslims?

<i>Bhagat Ram Talwar, later known as Silver, was the only quintuple spy in World War-II, working for the British, Russians, Germans, Italians, and the Japanese. Silver, who identified as a “Hindu Pathan,” was born and raised in the northwest region of the subcontinent bordering Afghanistan. Unlike</i> …

India

How Japan’s Master Printer Merged Modern Graphic Art and Buddhism

A new exhibition at Ronin Gallery examines Shiko Munakata's interest in Buddhist history.<p>Within the long, storied tradition of Japanese woodblock printing, Shiko Munakata stands out as one of the art form's greatest. A pioneering modernist, Munakata's woodblock prints are known for a blend of …

Power Trip's top five metal albums: 'You could mosh your ass off to this one'

Ahead of the release of their new album, Nightmare Logic, the Texan thrash band’s Riley Gale guides us through his favorite metal releases of all time<p>Leeway – Desperate Measures (1991)<p>I would say the first big record that was a huge influence on the band in the early days was the second Leeway …

Indie Music

Troy Story

<i> by Michael Wood</i> Like many people I was fascinated by the story of Troy from childhood. Then, when I was about fourteen, I read Leonard Cottrell’s</i> …

War

Want To Figure Out Your Calling? Try This 10-Minute Exercise

For most journalers, the page is a place we try to gain control over our lives. We journal to clarify and set our intentions, map out steps we might …

Creativity

Beyond the Decisive Moment: on Henri Cartier-Bresson

George Hoyningen-Huene, <i>Henri Cartier-Bresson</i>, New York City, 1935<br>© Collection HCB/FRM/Magnum Photos<p>The Henri Cartier-Bresson blockbuster …

The AppAdvice Week in Review: What's Up With Apple AirPods?

<b>AirPods, finally?</b><p>Apple AirPods are set to arrive on Nov. 17. Scratch that, they aren’t coming until December. Nevermind, the truly wireless earbuds …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 40 – The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron (1937)

Much admired by Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh, Robert Byron’s dazzling, timeless account of a journey to Afghanistan is perhaps the greatest travel book of the 20th century<p>According to Robert Byron’s Oxford contemporary Evelyn Waugh – never the most reliable witness – the future author of <i>The Road</i> …

Literature

Tested: Bikepacking Shoes

14 shoes go toe-to-toe on performance, ventilation, comfort and durability<p>Nearly a decade ago, when mountain bike technology was a little less …

That way

How to live to 100: Town full of centenarians spills its secrets

<b>Acciaroli, Italy (CNN) —</b> "Eat badly and work hard," 94-year-old Giuseppe told me when I asked him the secret to a long life.<p>Giuseppe was taking me to his garden, which he tends to every day, growing tomatoes, peppers, lemons, oranges and lotus fruit.<p>We had come to his hometown of Acciaroli, south …

Italy

Hoarding in the Time of Marie Kondo

When you’re a hoarder, everything “sparks joy.”<p>CHICAGO—It was Nordstrom’s anniversary sale, and Marnie couldn’t help herself. She ran to the shoe display, and, with a swooping bear hug, grabbed up an entire row of gemstone-hued Nikes.<p>Marnie is a self-identified hoarder, and she was here as part of …

Princeton Historian Sean Wilentz on the Think Again Podcast, on Partisan Politics, Trump, Hillary, Identity, and the Culture Wars in America

<b>In this episode:</b> Sean Wilentz is a Princeton professor and the Bancroft-Prize-Winning Author of <i>The Rise of American Democracy.</i> He’s also a major …

U.S. Politics

Transform your iPhone or Android smartphone into a satellite phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the …

Morning in Florence.

Ian McKellen’s favourite Shakespeare roles on film

To launch the BFI’s celebration of Shakespeare on film, and a global tour of the Bard’s movie adaptations, the veteran star picks the best screen performances, from Judi Dench to Laurence Olivier<p>It is 400 years since Shakespeare died and, as part of the festivities, Ian McKellen is spearheading a …

Claire Danes

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“Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar.”–Helmut Newton

<i>“Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar.”–Helmut Newton</i><p>The artist Miroslav Tichý, who passed away in May 2011, was born in 1926 in what is now the Czech Republic. Although trained as a painter at The Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Tichy’s life took an altogether different direction after the Communist takeover in 1948. Tichy had a problem with authority and rather than acquiesce to the new demands of the State, chose a marginal lifestyle in his hometown of Kyjov.<p>…

The Dark Tower

Watching This Awesome Backpacking Couple Will Give You A Serious Case of Wanderlust

Need something to spark the travel bug in you? Just check out the video above. Shot by Norwegian director Johan Kaos during a backpacking trip with his then-girlfriend (now wife!), the four-minute video is both inspiring and exhausting. (I especially appreciate Kaos’ exaggerated sigh once he …

Transformation

Rajiv Khanna 8 May 2018<p>Healing our relationship to finance is a pre-condition for building a grassroots-led investment fund that’s focused on …

Same-Sex Couples

Vivid Illustrations Depict Dynamic Scenes of Nature and East Asian Mythology

Shenzhen, China-based artist RLoN Wang is back with more intricate illustrations that burst with color and life. Since we last shared his work a year ago, Wang has branched out from more understated portraits of animals to vibrant illustrations jam-packed with wild beasts, mythical creatures, and …

Asia

Upper & Lower Emerald Pools falls

Sagacious

The Real Legoland

Falls, Yosemite

Your favourite Ulysses quotes for Bloomsday, please

I’ve been having a lot of fun getting in touch with people around the world to see what they’re up to for Bloomsday. There is something really heart-warming about the fact that James Joyce’s notoriously tricky novel is the subject of celebrations from Croatia to Canada today (readers in Australia …

Literature