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26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School

"I was born with a reading list I will never finish." —Maud Casey


What's coming and going on Netflix for April 2015

On April 1, Netflix is giving a lot of movies the axe, no joke. Not to worry -- here's what's replacing them.<p><b>Editors' Note, April 17, 2015:</b> <i>Revised Netflix additions section.</i><p>On Netflix, April 1 is a slaughter -- no fooling around.<p>Leaving are all the "Friday the 13th" movies available, that is, parts …


15 TV Shows You Should Totally Be Watching But Probably Aren't

We know your DVR is already full of conflicts, but these underappreciated series are worth your attention.

Movie Review: Ryan Reynolds answers to The Voices in a schizophrenic horror comedy

Going unhinged is an important rite of passage for male movie stars, especially the ones looking to prove they’re as much serious actor as pretty …

Brad Pitt

How to Eradicate Anti-Vaccine Fever

The anti-vaccination movement has hit a wall. After years of flourishing on the margins of the political spectrum, activists and their political …

Public Health

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …


Haute Couture in Paris: Pictures

How Democrats killed Obama’s college savings plan

Nancy Pelosi and Chris Van Hollen were key opponents of a tax on 529 plans.<p>A dramatic lobbying effort on Air Force One — led by key leaders in his own party — helped prod President Barack Obama to drop a much ballyhooed plan to tax college savings in an embarrassing retreat from a plan announced …

U.S. Politics

8 Long-Shot Republicans Who Are Running for President

There’s been some debate recently over which 2016 candidates belong in the top tier of the primaries. There are the obvious national names: Hillary …


Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Vincent Van Gogh

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …


LastPass native app for Mac works just like the browser add-ons

if you're on Mac and still stuck using passwords you should never, ever use (come on, man, it's 2015 -- time to move on from "password" and "123456"), LastPass might be able to help you out. The password manager now has a native Mac app, though truthfully, it's not much different from its browser …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

11 Movies to Watch Out for in 2015

The non-blockbuster must-see features of the year.<p><b>Hey, did you know that a brand-new Star Wars film</b> is coming out in December? And an <i>Avengers</i> sequel is on the way in May? And yet another <i>Jurassic Park</i> adventure arrives in June? Oh, wait—of course you did, because even at this early stage of 2015, …

Bill Murray

Police arrest dozens to end Ferguson protests in downtown L.A.

Los Angeles police arrested 183 protesters overnight during a second round of demonstrations against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of a black teenager.<p>A large demonstration ended early Wednesday morning in downtown Los Angeles when …