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5 Magazines to Make History Come Alive

The word “history” is Greek for inquiry, which is knowledge acquired by investigation of the past. Scholars interpret this information and study how it relates to humans. Long, narrative accounts of events can get rather boring, but with Flipboard you can read about various perspectives you …

Chomping at the Bit: 7 Pre-Movie Must Reads for 2014

There are a handful of upcoming films that have us fidgeting in our seats, re-watching trailers or poring over development news on a near-daily …

Double Zeitgeist: What 2 Movies Offer as Cultural Mirror

There have always been trends in film releases - zeitgeists, really - in which a handful of movies about the same topic come out around the same …

25 Books That Blow Minds

On a recent Reddit thread, readers commented on this very phenomenon.<p>Asked about the most mind-blowing books they'd ever read, users brought up dystopian novels like "1984" and "The Handmaid's Tale." But books that engender hope for the human spirit like "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Kite …

‘Humanae’ Portraits Match People of Different Ethnicities With Their Pantone Color

Brazilian fine art photographer Angelica Dass‘ series <i>Humanae</i> identifies portrait subjects from around the world using the Pantone color system. Using …

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are …

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Should We Strike Syria? The Five Best Opinion Columns

The six best arguments for and against an air assault on Syria.<p>Following the use of chemical weapons on a massive scale last week, some sort of …

Entertainment, Music, Movies, Celebrity

“The Grandmaster”: A moody, dreamy martial-arts epic

After five years and three versions, Wong Kar-wai’s gorgeous martial-arts epic “The Grandmaster” is finally here<p>Where do we start with Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster,” a moody, mannered and often spectacular martial-arts epic that’s been five years in the making (and many more since its …

10 Unique Train Trips

Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit of Bald Knob, which has …

Oxford dictionary adds “twerk,” “derp,” “selfie,” “phablet,” and more voguish vocabulary

Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO) is adding a slew of words that only recently came into general usage, many driven by fast-moving trends in technology and culture. Yes, “twerk” is now in the dictionary.<p>The most relevant addition to the dictionary for Quartz readers is probably “phablet,” a …

Linguistics

Endonyms of the World: 100 Countries in Their Local Language - The Cultureur | A Luxury Travel and Lifestyle Blog

Why should you know the names of countries in their local language? Well, because it’ll make your travels easier and give you some insight into the …

Paris Review - Calvin Trillin, The Art of Humor No. 3

Interviewed by George Plimpton<p>Issue 136, Fall 1995<p>Calvin Trillin, ca. 2011. Photograph by Gavin Huang<p>Calvin Trillin was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1935. He graduated from Southwest High School in 1953, and in the fall of that year, as he mentions in his book, Remembering Denny, he was one of …