Another World

In 'Homesick,' Ottessa Moshfegh Makes The Unlikable Understandable

It's become a common joke that the Germans have a word for everything (and that many of them are comically long and impossible to pronounce). But there's a grain of truth to it — take <i>Sehnsucht</i>, a German term that's hard to explain in English. It's sometimes translated as "longing," but it carries a …

Literature

VANITY IS THE ENEMY: An Interview with Ottessa Moshfegh

<i>I met Ottessa Moshfegh at her 1920’s East Hollywood apartment, where she generously showed me, a stranger, her work space and her home. A</i> …

Literature

17/17

Enter for a chance to win five of this week's great new books!<p><b>MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons return in the epic conclusion to the pulse-pounding</b> …

Literature

Finding Meaning in Going Nowhere

Ottessa Moshfegh, the author of the novel Eileen, opens up about coping with depression, how writing saved her life, and finding solace in an overlooked song.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Karl Ove Knausgaard,</b> …

Literature

Nedved "In Love" With New Logo - Around J

Speaking after the new logo was widely criticised by supporters, Pavel Nedved says he loves the design that was revealed at an event in Milan on …

Google Play

Ottessa Moshfegh’s Cold, Lonely World

Ottessa Moshfegh was born in May of 1981, the daughter of classical musicians from Croatia and Iran. From a young age, Moshfegh had ambitions of …

Literature

Acoustic Singer Songwriters You Need to Hear

The internet is flooded with so many artists and so much of that space gets commandeered by the big one, so who are some lesser known artist in the …

Music

Book Review: Unlikable characters make for remarkable fiction in Homesick For Another World

“If he gave her an opportunity to reject him, he was sure she’d take it,” reasons Mr. Wu, the lonely title character of Ottessa Moshfegh’s story. He is in love with the woman who works at his neighborhood arcade. By way of courtship, he sends the woman an insulting text message, intended to incite …

Literature

Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh review – a bleak collection of toxic short stories

Moshfegh’s dark vision risks tipping over into affectation<p>These cynical tales of toxic masculinity probably won’t appeal to anyone who found Ottessa Moshfegh’s Booker-shortlisted debut <i>Eileen</i> boring or repulsive, and might even give her admirers pause. With settings from China to Hollywood (where …

Literature

The Ultimate Guide to Florida's 30A

Whether you know it as 30A, South Walton, SoWal, or you’ve never heard of it at all, this strip of Florida Gulf Coast is about to be your favorite …

Travel

Watch: #FLax scores Hail Mary goal, nearly beats Team USA

On Saturday, the Florida Gators lacrosse team took on the U.S. National Team in a preseason warm-up match at IMG Academy in Bradenton. And while …

Florida

People Turn Into Creatures From Another World When A Face Is Drawn On Their Back

Some humans seem like they come from another world, and yet their strangeness is hard to define until you see a photo or video that reveals their …

Cool Stuff

Everyone should read these 11 powerful books by women of color

We love, love, love books. We love the way they give us an entry into another world, whether we’re reading a book of poems, a collection of short …

Women of Color

10 Virtual Reality Products At CES 2017 That Brought Us To Another World

<b>ANTVR All-In-One Universal Virtual Reality Kit</b><p>ANTVR showed off its all-in-one "universal" virtual reality kit at CES. This kit is made up of the …

Virtual Reality

Atlanta's Late-Night Delights

This one’s for all those midnight warriors who feel their best once the sun has set and the pitch blackness of night takes over a once-lit sky. No …

Food & Dining

The Mask House By WOJR

The Mask House, designed by WOJR, an organization of several architects and designers, is located in Ithaca, New York. The small home that measures …

Design

Inventory: Lose yourself in 2017 with these 17 books and comics

When the story of reality becomes too unbearable, escape to a different one. There’s never really a year that goes by without the release of good prose to lose yourself in, and 2017 promises dozens of titles to transport you to another world. From satire to memoirs to novels, we’ve selected 12 of …

Literary Prizes

China's most dangerous war planes

China

Chinese Aircraft Carriers and Sea-forts: Challenging the U.S. in the Pacific

South China Sea Special Report | Maurice Xia Lin<p>Turbulent water ahead<p>The election of Donald Trump as U.S. President has precipitated what will be a …

South China Sea

Chinese subs around India

Satellite images have confirmed the presence of Chinese nuclear submarines in Karachi port last year. Nuclear subs have several advantages over the …

China

Pentagon deploys high-tech radar in response to North Korea's ICBM threat, says official

Earlier this month, Kim Jong-un said his country was close to test-launching a long-range missile.<p>The Pentagon has deployed a high-tech military …

North Korea

jason decaires taylor completes his underwater museum with new submerged sculptures

jason decaires taylor completes his underwater museum with new submerged sculptures<p><b>after years of work, british artist jason decaires taylor has</b> …

Art

Divide reminds me of watching sci-fi '90s games over my dad's shoulder

'Member Crusader: No Remorse? I 'member<p>Though we've covered the isometric sci-fi <i>Divide</i> in the past, I was unfamiliar with how it looked and played …

Gaming

China's aircraft carrier leaves Taiwan

China's sole aircraft carrier sailed out of the Taiwan Strait on Thursday morning, a day after Taiwan scrambled fighter jets and navy ships to shadow …

South China Sea

Ordinary Monsters

Alienation is as old as storytelling itself. In earlier days, we used to explore our feelings of isolation and disconnection through salivating …

Literature

US Air Force redraws tattoo policy to boost recruiting

The US Air Force is revamping its restrictions on tattoos to open the door to more recruits who would otherwise be barred from service because of …

Could We Marsiform Ourselves?

As soon as people learn how inhospitable Mars, Venus, and really the entire Solar System are, they want to know how we can fix it. There’s a word for …

Life Sciences

U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian vessels

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy destroyer fired three warning shots at four Iranian fast-attack vessels near the Strait of Hormuz after they closed in at high speed and disregarded repeated requests to slow down, U.S. officials said on Monday.<p>The incident, which occurred on Sunday and was first …

Iran

A "New World" Emerges at Summersville Lake

When the Corps lowers the water to winter levels at Summersville Lake in Nicholas County, WV, fascinating landscapes emerge. Nestled in the woodlands …

American South

Air Force, Calhoun reach extension through 2021 season

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Air Force has reached an agreement with coach Troy Calhoun to extend his contract through the 2021 season.<p>The Academy announced Monday the one-year extension for Calhoun, who just completed his 10th season at Air Force and has a 77-53 overall record. Calhoun is …