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Star Wars Fans Fundamentally Misunderstand Star Wars

The franchise was founded on progressive values, but recent controversy surrounding Kelly Marie Tran proves vocal fans think otherwise<p>S<i>tar Wars</i>, a forward-thinking franchise that’s iconic for its diverse, colourful vision of the galaxy, has always been orbited by an Asteroid Field of obsessive fans …

Catching Up with Barcelona's Great Lost Talent, Mario Rosas

When Xavi Hernandez, one of the finest players of his generation, describes one of his former Barcelona team-mates as being a cross between Michael Laudrup and Lionel Messi, it causes your ears to perk up.<p>In a recent interview with the French magazine <i>So Foot</i>, Xavi was effusive.<p>"There was another …

Soccer

The best of the Long Read in 2017

Catching up with all of our stories from this year would take about 36 hours, if you finished each one in 15 minutes and didn’t take any breaks. But for those of you who can’t spare that kind of time, we have chosen our 20 best articles of 2017 – designed to provide you with at least a few hours of …

The Best Fiction Books Of 2017

It's been a tough year — but a great one for books.<p>In 2017, the cultural conversation has been dominated by the constant churn of political news. But, as always, we found comfort and inspiration in books.<p>Fiction can offer an escape, but also new insight into the problems that plague us in the real …

The 30 best websites for learning about health and fitness

<i>This article was originally published on</i> <i>johnfawkes.com</i><p>It used to be that if you wanted to learn about fitness, you had to either go to school for it, …

30 Easy Breezy Mason Jar Recipes You Need This Summer

When the monotony of brown baggin’ it has got you down, basic jar salads are an easy way to shake things up (literally <i>and</i> figuratively). But why stop there? From amped-up noodle-y salads to hearty chicken chilis, we’ve found some of the most stellar Mason jar meals out there. Because we’ve all come …

Vegetables

The Best Homemade Ramen Soup Recipes

Chicken noodle soup has got nothing on these ramen recipes.<p>Traditional Japanese ramen ― the broth-y noodle soup loaded with umami flavors and often times topped with a soft boiled egg ― can take a long time to perfect. Ramen masters spend years honing their craft. But most of us living stateside …

The 2-week nutrition plan to build huge amounts of strength

The Question: have full-backs completed their conversion to full-blown attackers? | Jonathan Wilson

Antonio Conte has been praised for his bold use of Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso but history suggests it is part of a wider trend dating back to the 1960s<p>Barring an extraordinary collapse, this season’s Premier League title will have been decided at half-time at the Emirates Stadium on 24 …

10 supersizing workouts to do on back day

To supersize your back—build wider proportions, denser, more sizeable muscle mass, and greater functional strength that enables you to lift more—you …

17 Cookbooks That Actually Taught People How To Feed Themselves

Amazon shoppers spill the delicious details.

Shopping

From Chili To Wings: 15 Winning Super Bowl Recipes

From thick, rich Beef Chili to creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip, these easy recipes have you covered.<p>The great thing about hosting a Super Bowl party is that there’s no pressure to make anything fancy — snacks, dips, and a big pot of chili will make everyone happy. From thick, rich Beef Chili to creamy …

The End of the American Century

The country’s role as a global model and guarantor of freedom and rule of law is being brought to an end by Trump.<p>In 1941, a year before America entered World War II, Henry Luce, the founder and publisher of <i>Time</i>, wrote an essay called “The American Century.” It was an argument not just against …

Welcome to dystopia – George Orwell experts on Donald Trump | The panel

Since Kellyanne Conway spoke of ‘alternative facts’, Nineteen Eighty-Four has hit the No 1 spot in Amazon’s book sales chart. So, is the age of Newspeak here?

Kellyanne Conway

Inside How Trump Won the White Working Class

A journey through rural Ohio reveals how a Republican billionaire who “shits on a gold-plated toilet” learned how to “talk Democratic” better than Clinton.<p>If you drive into Youngstown on Ohio Route 7, you will pass a large roadside sign that reads simply, “Cross Over: Vote Trump.” And in …

Reykjavík, Iceland

Gundrún Lilja Gunnlaugsdóttir of Studio Bility takes us on a guided tour of the city by the smoky bay: Reykjavík, Iceland. She tells us about the local fascination with fairies, why we should keep an eye on the city's small but burgeoning design scene, and how, with all the collaboration going on, …

Reaching for perspective: books to make sense of the new world order | Jeff Sparrow

From gonzo class analysis to a retrospective about racism, here are some books that bring context to a bleak political period<p>In the 70s and the 80s, the young Donald Trump was mentored by none other than Roy Cohn, the infamous cold war prosecutor who helped send the almost certainly innocent Ethel …

These Are the Best Books of 2016

The five novels you need to read this year, plus recommendations from the authors.<p><i>Version Control</i> by Dexter Palmer<p><b>Okay, why should I read Version Control?</b> <i><br>Version Control</i> is work of speculative fiction—basically science fiction set in the near future. There are self-driving cars and nanobots, but</i> …

Time Travel

A moment that changed me: stealing the book that saved my life | Jenn Ashworth

Life at home for me was desperately unhappy, and school wasn’t much better. The only place I could forget I was sad and lonely, was the library<p>I was a deeply unhappy child. Hatred of school, my parents’ disastrously bad marriage and an upbringing in the kind of church that was big on rules and low …

Leave Home

The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.<p>“They don’t make ‘em like they used to.”<p>How often have we all heard that resigned expression? How often have we said it ourselves? ‘The death of cinema’ is debated in university film studies …

Ethan Coen

These 1-Pot Pasta Recipes Are the Answer to Quick and Easy Dinner

Does dinner get any easier than one-pot pasta? When you need to throw dinner together in a matter of minutes, turn to any of these 27 recipes where every single thing is cooked in the same pot as the pasta. There's sure to be a recipe that speaks to you, from one-pot tomato basil pasta to one-pot …

Recipes

Rian Johnson Names the Six Classic Films That Inspired the Tone of ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

While the film that had the most direct influence on the forthcoming <i>Star Wars: Episode VIII</i> is certainly <b>J.J. Abrams</b>‘ <i>The Force Awakens</i>, director <b>Rian</b> …

The Ultimate Workout For a Bigger, Stronger Back

This six-week specialization program will strengthen your neglected back muscles, improving your physique and preventing injury<p><i>This is the third edition in our series of specialization programs. To see the others, check out The Best Workout For Your Quads and The Best Workout For Your Chest.</i><p>The …

10 High-Protein Dinners You Can Make In 20 Minutes Or Less

Coming home after a long day is when all of the Veruca Salt vibes happen. Dinner? Yeah, we want it and we want it now. Sure, a slow-cooked stew or an elaborate chicken dish sounds totally amazing, but sometimes you just don't have the time to throw it all together.<p><b>Get dinner on the table without</b> …

Recipes

Reading Rack: 50 Best Magazines for Men

The more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s fitting that the man who first wrote that phrase, Jean Baptiste Alphonse Karr, worked in …

Architecture

The British Library puts treasure trove of 20th century literature online for your browsing pleasure

If you want to read Virginia Woolf's <i>Mrs. Dalloway</i> or George Orwell's <i>Animal Farm</i>, you can head down to your local public library. If you want to read …

Literature