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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Kinokuniya Keeps Growing In the U.S.

With 12 stores and counting, Japanese bookseller Kinokuniya is slowly expanding its footprint in the U.S. The most recently opened locations are in Texas. The first site it picked...

Michael Bond interview: ‘The modern world is depressing. Paddington is my escape’

This combination, as Bond soon discovered, was to prove a colossal winner. After the now-customary round of rejections, A Bear Called Paddington was bought by Collins for £75 and...

‘Let’s raise a marmalade sandwich’: Tributes paid to Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond

Tributes have poured in for 'beloved' Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond, CBE, who has died at the age of 91 following a short illness. The English author became a giant of children's...

JK Rowling uses wise words about power against Trump

On Thursday, Harry Potter author JK Rowling decided to make a point about how Donald Trump, the current President of the United States, is often embarrassingly unpresidential. To highlight the failings of the 45th...

J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate and Warner Bros settle Hobbit and Lord of the Rings lawsuit

"The parties are pleased that they have amicably resolved this matter and look forward to working together in the future," Warner Bros. spokesman Paul McGuire said in a statement...

How to spot a psychopath

At heart, Hare’s test is simple: a list of 20 criteria, each given a score of 0 (if it doesn’t apply to the person), 1 (if it partially applies)...

Twelve Ways of Looking at Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive The Formation of the Japanese Print Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School Wright on Exhibit:...

Our Trouble with Sex: A Christian Story?

Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century Matt Roth/The New York Times/ReduxSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiating at the wedding of...

Teju Cole: At the Border of the Visible

Steven Kasher Gallery, New YorkTeju Cole: Zürich, July 2015“The first story in the world is about safe passage,” Teju Cole writes in “Blind Spot,” an exhibition of thirty-two photographs...

Rwanda: Kagame’s Efficient Repression

Marco Longari/AFP/Getty ImagesAn image of Rwandan President Paul Kagame on the window of a bus, Kigali, Rwanda, July 30, 2017Today, millions of Rwandans are casting their votes even though they...

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