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Learn About the Elements of Basic Plot for Beginning Writers

Basic Plot for the Beginning Writers<p>Updated October 23, 2017<p>If, like many people, you labor under the idea that for "real" writers, plot comes …

Creative Writing

The 13 Scariest Books You’ll Ever Read

These’ll make you scream<p>When people talk about scary pop culture, it's usually cinematic gore fests or televised bloodbaths which have a prominent place in the conversation. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of frights to be found on a screen near you (I mean, did you <i>see</i> any of the presidential …

Books

Inside The Global “Club” That Helps Executives Escape Their Crimes

A parallel legal universe, open only to corporations and largely invisible to everyone else, helps executives convicted of crimes escape punishment. Part one of a BuzzFeed News investigation — read the whole series here.<p><b>Imagine a private, global super</b> <b>court that</b> empowers corporations to bend …

Revealed: the $2bn offshore trail that leads to Vladimir Putin

A massive leak of documents shines new light on the fabulous fortunes of the Russian president’s inner circle<p>A network of secret offshore deals and vast loans worth $2bn has laid a trail to Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin.<p>An unprecedented leak of documents shows how this money has made members …

The U.S. Navy’s Improbable Rise to Power

From the very first, when it punched well above its weight in the Revolution, America’s seagoing military has enjoyed an almost unblemished rate of …

Meet the New Gangster Warlords of Latin America

They remind me of the Dirty Dozen. Except there are more than twelve of these guys. And they look more badass.<p>In that classic 1967 war movie, the …

Mexico

The U.S. Found The People Who Can Beat ISIS. The Only Problem Is Everyone Hates Them.

The Kurds who pushed ISIS out of Kobani seem like the perfect allies. If only it were that simple.<p>ISTANBUL, Turkey -- One day in the fall of 2012, Salih Muslim Muhammed walked into the boxy gray American embassy in Stockholm and applied for a U.S. visa.<p>At 61, with a thick mustache and bushy black …

A Former Foo Fighters Guitarist Isn’t Happy With The Way Things Ended

Did you know there was a former member of Foo Fighters named Franz Stahl? No? Well, let me give you a lesson on him. Stahl briefly played in Foo Fighters from 1997 to 1999, taking over guitar when Pat Smear quit, and describing the two-year stint with Foo Fighters in the <i>Back and Forth</i> documentary …

Foo Fighters

Ex-CIA director: White House ignored months of warnings about 9/11 to avoid leaving ‘paper trail’ of culpability

In an explosive revelation during an interview with Politico, the former CIA director during President George W. Bush’s administration claims his …

A Classic Formula For Pi Was Discovered Hidden in Hydrogen Atoms

Two years ago ... this was an amazing find.<p>Back in 2015, scientists found something amazing for the first time - a classic formula for pi hidden in …

Quantum Physics

The Fallout timeline

History ... never changes<p><i>This story originally ran on on Nov. 9, 2015. We’re republishing it to provide background on Bethesda’s</i> <i>Fallout 76 reveal</i><i>.</i><p>One of the things that makes the Fallout games so special is the way they encourage players to carve their own path through the story. They’re incredibly …

The 25 most successful 'Saturday Night Live' alumni

The sketch-comedy show has been a pop-culture fixture since creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels started it in 1975, satirizing everything from politics to religion and hosting everyone from pop stars to presidents. But perhaps more significantly, it's served as a school of comedy that has …

The 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Must Read Before You Die, According to Amazon

Assembling the list of the most essential science fiction and fantasy books is a huge undertaking, but Amazon has tackled it. And their list is not …

Science Fiction

The Origins of Religion: How Supernatural Beliefs Evolved

Many Catholics reveled in the pope's whirlwind visit to the East Coast of the United States last month. But as the devout return to life as usual, …

Kissinger poisoned the Middle East: America is living in a quagmire of his making

<b>(Reuters/Pascal Lauener)</b><p>W made matters worse, but the region’s radicalization can all be traced to our steady support of the Shah of Shahs<p>Greg Grandin<p>September 30, 2015 3:22pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>The only person Henry Kissinger flattered more than President Richard …

Geopolitics

Six Simple Tips to Better Guitar Playing

After three and a half decades of publication, we're bound to have published—in print or online—thousands of useful tips for guitarists.This brief …

Nationals Finding Solace in the Fact Their Failures Are At Least Ruining Jonathan Papelbon’s Hopes and Dreams

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Nationals are far and away the most disappointing team of the 2015 Major League season. Predicted by many to win …

Baseball

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Licensing

The best budget acoustic guitars under £500/$650

Undoubtedly one of the most congested areas of the six-string market is the affordable acoustic guitars sector, where there are literally thousands …

Which state would win if America declared war on itself? A former Marine has the answer

Ever wondered which U.S. state would emerge as the winner if a war broke out between all the American states? What if there was no USA as we know it …

No sex, drugs or rock’n’roll – a North Korean gap year

North Korea,Students,Asia Pacific,Education,Higher education,World news,Gap year travel,Gap years,Travel<p>Alessandro Ford was the first western student to be enrolled at Kim Il-sung University. He tells us about his isolated trip with only Eminem for company<p>Alessandro Ford had a gap year with a …

Inside the race to create the next generation of satellite internet

Is the sky big enough for two multi-billion dollar satellite internet projects? In the next two years, we’ll find out if entrepreneurs driven by human betterment—one looking up at the heavens and humanity’s future, the other looking down to the earth’s neediest—can share a shot at creating the next …

Space Exploration

The simple idea that could transform US criminal justice

Municipal court in the US works like this: the accused stands with his attorney in front of the bench, looking up at the judge on high. The accused is effectively invisible, a bystander to the back-and-forth between judge, prosecutor and defence attorney, who speak in jargon that ordinary people do …

Crime

30 Years Ago: Pantera Release 'Power Metal'

In 1988, Pantera released their first disc with Philip Anselmo, an album called 'Power Metal.'Continue reading…

Guitar

Once a Superhero, Always a Superhero: Five Actors Who Returned to Superhero Franchises

You know what comic book actors say: You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself put in the eventual series reboot. So, it’s not a …

Comics

How Isis crippled al-Qaida | Shiv Malik, Ali Younes, Spencer Ackerman, Mustafa Khalili

Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/10/1433954982833/1b7d66ce-79f0-4547-b570-f68f1f82bd4e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the …

Al-Qaeda

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This Animated Data Visualization Of World War II Fatalities Is Shocking

It’s difficult to conceptualize excessively large numbers, particularly when they pertain to human tragedies. But this highly-engaging animated data …

Where Are the China Hawks?

The greatest potential threat to America’s national security involves Beijing, not Iran or “radical Islam.”<p>On Monday, Lindsey Graham announced his presidential candidacy in a speech devoted mostly to foreign policy. He mentioned variations of the word “Islam” six times. He said “the nuclear …

Political Science