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What to Do When Turkey Talk Turns to Trump

Americans recently lived through a rather long and contentious national election, and unless you come from a very unusual family, come Thursday you …

The French Chef Who Wrote a Misguided Thanksgiving Cookbook

A couple times already this year, we've discussed how Thanksgiving dinner is a celebration of American foods. That part of the feast flew over the …

​'The Lure' Is a Gorgeous Documentary About a Search for Literal Buried Treasure

We talked to the director of 'The Lure,' which follows an eccentric old millionaire and the treasure hunters looking for his buried loot in the Rocky Mountains.<p>Sometime around 2010, Forrest Fenn—an octogenarian millionaire who'd made his fortune as an art dealer— hid a treasure chest full of gold …

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16 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They’re Most Thankful For

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the books Joyce Carol Oates, R. L. Stine, Lemony Snicket, Colum McCann, Rainbow Rowell, Chuck Palahniuk, and more of your favorite authors are grateful for.<p><i>In honor of Thanksgiving, we asked writers we love to tell us about the book they’re most thankful for. Here’s what</i> …


The 100 best nonfiction books: No 43 – My Early Life: A Roving Commission by Winston Churchill (1930)

Churchill delights with candid tales of childhood and boy’s own adventures in the Boer war that made him a tabloid hero<p>Winston Churchill is renowned as an archetypal Great Briton (statesman, war leader, speechmaker and political maverick), with all the good and bad associations of such a …


Bad Sex in Fiction Award honors worst passages about sex from literature this year

Sex can be notoriously tricky to write about—enough so that even seasoned authors can have a rough go of it.<p>But there is an upside to having crafted …

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How To Make A Delicious Turkey This Thanksgiving

Your turkey will be the showstopper this year!


The medium is the messenger: meet the new breed of American spiritualists

While many cultures have engaged in practices and rituals with the aim of communicating with the dead, spiritualism is a uniquely American religion<p>Now that another Halloween has come and gone, most people won’t be expecting to exert any mental energy over the concept of ghosts until next year’s …


5 Cool Homesteading DIY Projects For Any Prepper

Homesteading takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Living a self reliant and sustainable lifestyle is difficult but hugely rewarding for those …