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The London Of Charles Dickens: Mapped

Charles Dickens is intimately associated with London like no other author. The city features in all of his novels, usually as the main setting.<p>Two …

The True Story of the Booze, Bullfights, and Brawls That Inspired Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway’s debut novel gave a voice to the Lost Generation—often by lifting it directly from his affluent expat circle in post-war Paris. A new book by Lesley M. M. Blume recounts the scandalous trip to Pamplona that inspired Jake Barnes, Lady Brett Ashley, Robert Cohn, and the characters …

3 Chocolate Cake Recipes You Need in Your Life

Learn how to make chocolate cake, the easy, intermediate, and advance ways.<p><i>Welcome to Baking 1-2-3, by associate food editor Claire Saffitz. Each month, she’ll guide you through a three-step baking process. The first recipe is for the beginners out there, the second for intermediate-level bakers,</i> …

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Borges and God

<i>In March 1984, Jorge Luis Borges began a series of radio “dialogues” with the Argentinian poet and essayist Osvaldo Ferrari. Forty-five of them have</i> …

50 of the Scariest Short Stories of All Time

It’s that time of year again, when the pumpkins come out, the fake cobwebs are hung and we feel that dormant urge to be chilled, thrilled and spooked …

Rare All Black Chickens Even Have Black Meat, Bones

Because sometimes you want ALL dark meat, these are several shots of a rare Ayam Cemani Chicken of Indonesia. The birds are all black, every bit of …

8 Literary Homes You Can Buy Right Now

When thinking about our favorite authors, it’s natural to wonder about their personal lives and the places they came from. When the homes of these …

Belkin’s new $99 QODE Thin Type keyboard case for iPad Air now available

Originally announced back in October after Apple announced the iPad Air, Belkin today let us know that its new QODE Thin Type keyboard for iPad Air is now available to purchase worldwide.<p>Tipping the scales at just over 12 ounces, the Thin Type is lighter than the iPad Air itself and provides a …

What might James Joyce have made of 21st-century Scottish independence?

Sunday is James Joyce's birthday. It might have pleased him that Ireland are playing rugby against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday 2 February, since he superstitiously considered the date lucky and went to great lengths to have his books Ulysses and Finnegans Wake printed and delivered to …

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, January 11, 2014

From the internet’s hostility to women to a politician’s lonely quest for the facts on GMOs, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around …

Osama Alomar’s Very Short Tales

<i>The following introduction is from “Fullblood Arabian,” a collection of stories by Osama Alomar, translated by C. J. Collins, which will be released by New Directions later this week.</i><p>Osama Alomar, a young Syrian writer who has been living here in the United States for the past five years, belongs …

The Odyssey: a soldier's road home

Last month, the 7th Armoured Brigade, the "Desert Rats", arrived at Camp Bastion in Helmand: the last major deployment to Afghanistan before the UK pulls out its combat troops at the end of next year. Britain's wars, for now, are coming to an end. But what does that ending mean for the soldiers …

Remembering Marcel Proust: A Conversation With Chicago's Aleksandar Hemon

Dip a madeleine in tea.<p>Yes, because 2013 is the centennial of the original French publication of Marcel Proust's <i>Du côté de chez Swann</i>, or <i>Swann's Way</i>, the first volume of the massively delightful <i>À la recherche du temps perdu</i>, now translated as <i>In Search of Lost Time.</i><p>To celebrate, Chicago -- yes, the …

Best Year Ever: How 1922 Birthed Modernism

The publication of ‘Ulysses’ and ‘The Waste Land’ in 1922 exploded traditional conventions, but how did it happen? By Mark Braude.<p>HURRY UP PLEASE ITS …