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David Sedaris Breaks Down His Writing Process: Keep a Diary, Carry a Notebook, Read Out Loud, Abandon Hope

When did you first hear David Sedaris? Normally in the case of a writer, let alone one of the most famous and successful writers alive, the question …

Los Angeles

5 traditional Mexico City markets that will blow you away with fresh food

In recent years, gourmet and stylish markets like Mercado Roma, Mercado del Carmen, Mercado Independencia and Mercado Moliere have become trendy in …

Report: Trump to reverse Obama’s Cuba policy

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Donald Trump

The real reason why Spaniards eat late

Many travellers believe Spain’s late mealtimes are a reflection of the country’s laidback attitude, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.<p>It is 10pm in the Madrid neighbourhood of La Latina, one of the city’s oldest areas, and the cobbled streets thrum with the sounds of people enjoying …

War

Meet Chanelle Benz, whose debut book is 'The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead'

The stories in Chanelle Benz's "The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead" are as disturbing and violent as the title indicates. The debut book explores rage and inhumanity in a variety of settings, including the Old West, 19th century England and contemporary Philadelphia. The collection begins with the …

An Adoption, A Suicide, An Investigation

Patty Yumi Cottrell’s<i>Sorry to Disturb the Peace</i>introduces readers to Helen Moran, a woman who, upon learning of her adopted brother’s suicide, …

Self-awareness

Oil Traders Are Looking at the Wrong Inventory Data

Traders in the energy market are too focused of late on crude oil inventories. When oil inventories rose in last week’s Department of Energy report many zeroed in on the fact that they increased less than expected to explain a bump higher in the price of crude. Traders largely ignored recent trends …

Oil

The Best Craft Cocktail Bars in Mexico City

Though Fifty Mils, the bar at the Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City, doesn’t yet have a World’s 50 Best Bars nom, it’s likely to get that accolade soon. …

A drone captured these shocking photos of inequality in Mexico's biggest city

Greater Mexico City is home to over 21 million people, making it the biggest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere and the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world.<p>But the region is deeply divided between the haves and have-nots.<p>A mere four multimillionaires account for 9% of the country's …

Mexico City

'Virgin and Other Stories' Is a Brilliant Book About Sex and God in the South

We caught up with debut author April Ayers Lawson to talk about her beautifully disturbing new collection of stories.<p>I first met April Ayers Lawson in 2012. She was kind enough to write me about a story of mine that she had liked. This was especially flattering, considering that her own story, …

Albert Camus on the Will to Live and the Most Important Question of Existence

“The body’s judgment is as good as the mind’s, and the body shrinks from annihilation. We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.”<p><i>“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance,”</i> Alan Watts wrote in …

Nobel Prize

Brutalist beauty: Inside a couple’s gorgeous Mexico City home

The ‘Pedro Reyes House’ eschews coziness in favor of being drop-dead gorgeous<p>Scrolling through design blogs and flipping through the pages of magazines, it’s hard to deny that Brutalism is having a second heyday (even the <i>New York Times</i> is on it). Sure, Boston City Hall and other divisive icons of …

12 actions you need to do right now to be a better writer

You <b>can</b> be a better writer. So many posts offer you advice. Most of it you just look it, kind of file it away, and never return to it. That’s why I’m …

The 33 Best Books of 2016

Add them to your reading list now.<p>With 2016 slowly winding down, it's the exact right time to catch up on the books you may have missed. Whether you're in the mood for excellent short story collections, sharply drawn fiction, or unbelievably gripping memoirs, scroll ahead for our round-up of the …

Short and spectacular - 23 great novels under 200 pages long

Creating memorable characters, moments and messages whilst keeping the spine width under control is no easy feat. Here is a selection of brilliant …

11 Must-Read Books For This October

It’s lit<p>It's motherfucking gourd season, you guys, which means that the days are getting cooler and so there's no better way to spend them than curled up with a good book. While we've already recommended a bunch of great books for you to read this autumn (including new-this-month selections like …

How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

Have You Tried The Most Dangerous Writing App?

How desperate are you to write every day? If you write your best under pressure, Manuel Ebert wrote an app to help you. It's called The Most …

Social Media

21 reasons why Mexico should be your next holiday destination

As the World's Busiest Cities: Mexico City programme airs tonight on BBC Two, we offer some great excuses for a break to Mexico.<p>1. It’s the “aquarium of the world”<p>Jacques Cousteau gave this moniker to the Sea of Cortez, off the coast of Baja California, and “it has an almost legendary status among …

Street Art in New York City Just Got 100 Times Better Photos

Since 2014, Manhattan’s Lower East Side has been experiencing a subtle redesign—in street art. Originally spearheaded by professional skateboarder Billy Rohan, the 100 Gates Project has since been organized by the Lower East Side Partnership, who has enlisted local painters to reimagine the …

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Creative Writing

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

Literature

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

It’s lit<p>The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention …

The Photos of This Naturally Pink Lagoon in Mexico Are Otherworldly

The stunning setting was practically invented for Instagram.<p>In a small fishing village off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico is Las Coloradas, which is essentially one of the most picture-perfect destinations on the planet.<p>There, you'll find a lagoon with water in the prettiest pink hue …

14 Google Maps tips and tricks

If you use Google Maps on your phone, a lot has changed recently -- especially so over the last few weeks. There are lots of new features that are easy to miss and make navigating a lot more efficient, like these keyboard shortcuts.<p>Here are 14 tips and tricks to help you become a Google Maps master.<p>…

Mexico City behaving badly: one man's crusade to end poor civic habits

Until recently, Arne Aus den Ruthen roamed one of Mexico City’s more affluent boroughs on the lookout for bad civic behaviour, broadcasting it on Periscope to an outraged population. He exposed people parking on sidewalks, tossing bags of trash out into the street and dumping pylons, bricks and …