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On the remote island of Molokai, Hoolehua Post Office’s Post-a-Nut programme provides visitors with a ripe or dried coconut to mail to the folks back home for the price of postage (from $11 to $16). Intrigued? Check out the rest of America's quirkiest post offices: http://bit.ly/ZC7NBH

Reflections from a blind traveler

A warm rush of elation washed over me as I arrived at LaGuardia. I’d been away from New York for a while, and I was looking forward to reconnecting …

How Two Rats Become 15,000 in a Year | National Geographic

Where in the world is this surreal landscape, best explored by hot air balloon? Find out: http://bit.ly/170gYDq

Bat's Super-Long Tongue Powered by Blood (With Video)

High-speed video shows how the Pallas's long-tongued bat mops up food.<p><b>The Pallas's long-tongued bat (Glossophaga soricina) is known for the lengthy tongue it uses to lap up nectar.</b><p>Now, a new study using high-speed video shows that the tongue's mopping ability is powered by blood, a phenomenon …

Reading It Wrong

How far is language really able to communicate something new, something that runs contrary to my expectations? Or rather, how far will I allow it to …

Seacrest profiles young-adult novel sensation

Books

What Do Great Artists’ Routines Reveal?

Could we become Beethoven simply by bathing in a bucket? Alex Aciman wonders if routine is all there is to creativity.<p>About a third of the way …

Why the Copts Matter in Egypt

It is important, sometimes, to distance oneself from the internecine strife going on in Egypt today, and remember the country's rich heritage as a seed ground for all that we in the West consider ours. Egypt is behind all our ways of thinking, even if we are not aware of it.<p>We forget that men such …

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The Fitzgeralds of Montgomery, Alabama

Thirty-nine years ago, as a very young <i>Courier-Journal</i> reporter, I traveled south by train to Montgomery, Alabama, to connect with the world that novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, knew in the early part of the 20th century. The "peg" for the feature stories I planned to write was the …

A Day for Mothers and Daughters

As daughters, we may come to realize that our own mothers may be the biggest mystery in our lives. When we look at our mother -- whether we're children or adults -- we see the woman who gave birth to us and raised us in a particular way, defined by our needs. She was the person we argued with, the …

Farther & Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson - The Barnes & Noble Review

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Forty-one False Starts

What defines creativity? Janet Malcolm investigates the working lives of artists and writers, from Diane Arbus and J.D. Salinger to <i>Gossip Girl</i>‘s …

Lost in Translation?

Last month, Haruki Murakami published a new novel in Japan. Before anyone could read it, the novel broke the country’s Internet pre-order sales record, its publisher announced an advance print run of half a million copies, and Tokyo bookstores opened at midnight to welcome lines of customers, some …

Rolling Stones' '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction': Classic Rock Song Composed 48 Years Ago

The fate of The Rolling Stones' global fame may have been within Keith Richards' grasp on May 7, 1965, when the singer-songwriter and guitarist woke up early that morning, grabbed a cassette recorder and strummed out the opening hook for "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." Forty-eight years later, the …

Watch Bruce Springsteen play “Wages of Sin” live for the first time ever

One way Bruce Springsteen keeps his live shows interesting after so many years is by playing song requests fans hold up on handwritten signs. At his …

Bafflingly, On-Demand Streams Now Count Toward Gold and Platinum Records

Listeners have gone from buying new music to streaming it. Now the Recording Industry Association of America is evolving with them, in a change that …

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10 Banned Music Videos

When YouTube banned David Bowie’s music video for “The Next Day,” it seemed ironic, since the site is normally the best place to see once-banned …

introducing: Suvi, the Swedish answer to high-energetic/dramatic pop à la MS MR & MØ :: http://disconaivete.com/post/50010374970

Natalie Maines, Ben Harper Find ‘Faith’ on ‘Letterman’

Dixie Chick Natalie Maines stepped out on her own last night on the <i>Late Show With David Letterman</i>, performing "Take It on Faith" from her new solo …

Patty Griffin - American Kid - exclusive album stream

Listen to a digital stream of Patty Griffin's new album American Kid, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter's seventh solo effort, which features Robert Plant.<p>Patti Griffin is about to release her seventh studio album, 'American Kid'.<p>The 12-track LP, which features a guest appearance from</b> …

Jarrod from Storage Wars Tells Big Boy What He Does With Baby Pics