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Chicago Christmas, 1984

How a holiday party went wrong.<p>At twenty-six, at the embarrassing end of a series of attempts at channelling Kerouac, I was beyond broke, back in my home town, living in my aunt and uncle’s basement. Having courted and won a girl I had courted but never come close to winning in high school, I was …

Roofing

27 of the Best Books to Read This Fall

Featuring new books from Hillary Clinton, Esther Perel, Jennifer Egan, and Celeste Ng.<p>Fall weather is reading weather. Everyone thinks so, including literary heavyweights like Jeffrey Eugenides, Salman Rushdie, and Isabel Allende, who have new books coming this season. Whether you're searching for …

Books

English & Western Saddle Fitting Fundamentals

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Western Riding

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Data Visualization

Memorial Day Weekend Ends With Heavy Rain, Storms

Sunny skies and warm weather gave way to heavy rain and cooler temperatures during Memorial Day Weekend.<p>Memorial Day Weekend Ends With Rainy …

Men Brawl at N.Y. Trump Rally as Candidate Complains of ‘Crooked’ Nominating Process

Donald Trump

The Casties: Quartz’s awards for the best podcasts of 2015

The staggering growth of podcasts is great for those of us that love them.With all of these new options, it’s really tough to know which are actually worth listening to. There are great podcasts of many types: expertly produced narrative storytelling, short fiction, a couple of people chatting for …

Game of Thrones

Exclusive: Rousey says she’s down but not out

In the days after her stunning defeat, Ronda Rousey says that she's ready to fight again.<p><i>Editor's note: This story contains explicit language.</i><p>S<p>he …

The Secret History of One Hundred Years of Solitude

A half-century ago, Gabriel García Márquez, after yet another visit to the pawnshop, sent his now signature novel to his publisher. As Solitude turns 50, Paul Elie interviews Gabo’s longtime agent—just weeks before her death, at 85—and discovers the events that led to a literary revelation.<p>The …

Literature