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Here Are The 52 Most Successful Airbnbs In The U.S.

Imagine a sprawling villa in the heart of California wine country, a Hawaii home overlooking a 19-foot waterfall and swimming grotto, or a rustic Alaska cabin with nighttime views of the northern lights. These aren't fantasies; they're actual rental properties on Airbnb and they're among the site's …

Real Estate

RT @KarenHolmesWard: On Calderwood stage @Huntington with Smart People playwright Lydia Diamond. Go see it! http://t.co/lRvFnRXFbl

Diamond’s ‘Smart People’ entangled in tricky questions about race

What’s black and white and crimson all over?<p>Lydia R. Diamond’s new play, “Smart People,” examines the volatile dynamics of race among four members of …

Racism

RT @SonofTooStrong: Playwright Lydia Diamond @huntington Community Membership program reception for #SmartPeople with @CandelariaSilv6 http://t.co/MRwjf0pKLP

Today on @RadioBoston: playwright Lydia Diamond on the @huntington's world premiere of Smart People, her new play http://t.co/NlPlz6ZZjh

An Interview with Playwright Lydia R. Diamond | Smart People

Playwright Lydia Diamond’s work was last on the Huntington stage in 2010 with her hit play <i>Stick Fly</i>. In this interview, she takes us into the world …

Racism

Lydia Diamond Returns To The Huntington With 'Smart People'

Support the news<p>Playwright Lydia Diamond doesn't shy away from difficult conversations about race in America. In 2010, her racially charged family …

Barack Obama

Lydia R. Diamond on WBUR Radio Boston | Smart People

Performance Day<p>All Sections<p>PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening; Sunday matinee<p>$85<p>OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening; Saturday matinee<p>$75<p>FIRST LOOK: …

Boston

4 Sky Events This Week: Harvest Moon, Green Giant, and Fall Equinox

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>This week two of the brightest planets join forces, and sky-watchers celebrate the change of seasons with a bright full moon.</b><p><b>Saturn and Venus.</b> Starting on Monday, September 16 after sunset, Venus and Saturn will be having a close encounter that will last most of the week. Low …

Astronomy

RT @wcruz73: Thank you, @macklemore! http://t.co/y7uxlkGAdb

Angels In America at 20 Years: Stephen Spinella

Entertainment

David Foster Wallace's Wonderful Interview About Perfectionism And Ambition

"Perfectionism is very dangerous, because of course if your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything."

10 Things You Might Not Know About Dorothy Parker

As a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table—a circle of writers that also included Harpo Marx and Robert Benchley—Dorothy Parker was renowned …

At least five new J.D. Salinger works will be published, documentary claims

J.D. Salinger's estate will release "at least five" of the author's unpublished works in a planned sequence starting in 2015, according to the <i>New York Times</i>. The author, whose novel <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i> has become an oft-challenged literary standard for high schoolers, left detailed instructions …

Why these 10 books are the best Elmore Leonard wrote

A thriller succeeds when it keeps us on the edge of our seat. Literature succeeds when it shows – and lets us feel – humanity where we least expect it. My favourite Elmore Leonard book, <i>Killshot</i>, is not widely regarded as his best thriller, but it has humanity in spades.<p>At its centre is a …

Make Your Own Outdoor Shower

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Creating a Mulch and Stone Path

Did you know that a new heat pump, wood rot repair, and yard drainage issues will put a hefty dent in your bank account? Apparently it will also …

Julie Harris

Julie Harris, who has died 87, was an actress remarkable for her versatility, moving with ease between tragedy and comedy, classical and contemporary drama.<p>While she was seen in many roles on both television and the big screen (she made a notable appearance in 1955 alongside James Dean in East of …

RT @ALBooksmith: Mark your calendars for the launch of SOMEONE ELSE'S LOVE STORY by @JoshilynJackson - Tuesday, November 19 at 4 pm! http://t.co/q126COvHqe

Postscript: Julie Harris

In the waning days of summer, when it’s still too warm to think about fall but it’s there, in the night air, I’ve been reading Richard Sewall’s essential 1974 book, “The Life of Emily Dickinson.” Structured like a collection of portraits—Emily’s parents get a chapter, her brother, Austin, gets …

Emily Dickinson

Billy Porter

The Hard Luck and Beautiful Life of Liam Neeson

Actor, ass-kicker, widower, philosophizer, big man, funny man, capable drinker of pinot noir: may we introduce to you, the man you've known for all these years<p><i>Originally published in the March issue</i><p><b>Liam Neeson and I</b> last spoke a week before I wrote this sentence. At that time, I asked him what he …

Liam Neeson

The Short Happy Life of a Serengeti Lion

Death is always near, and teamwork is essential on the Serengeti—even for a magnificent, dark-maned male known as C-Boy.<p>They say that cats have nine lives, but they don’t say that about the Serengeti lion. Life is hard and precarious on this unforgiving landscape, and dead is dead. For the greatest …

Wildlife

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

Movies

Woody’s Women

In nearly every Woody Allen movie, from <i>Bananas</i> to <i>Midnight in Paris</i>, which opened this year’s Cannes film festival, there is a central male character who’s a facsimile of Woody Allen (neurotic, brainy, urban). And, like a sun encircled by planets, Allen surrounds his cinematic twins with a …

Bruce Weber’s Adventures in Hollywood: The 2013 Vanity Fair Hollywood Portfolio

See Halle Berry, Selena Gomez, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hanks, and more in Bruce Weber’s Hollywood Portfolio.

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The 10 Best Writing Apps on the iPad

Writing apps for iPad<p>As we gradually get faster at typing on touchscreens, extended writing sessions on the iPad have become much more viable. Meanwhile, developers of writing apps have made significant improvements to their offerings. Here are our picks for the 10 best apps for getting some …

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