‘The Anomaly,’ France’s Hot Quarantine Novel, Now Out in English

‘The Anomaly,’ France’s Hot Quarantine Novel, Now Out in English

L’Anomalie, the only book that has ever been nominated for the Goncourt, Renaudot, Medicis, and Décembre prizes in France, has now been published in English as “The Anomaly.” And, it looks like American readers will be gobbling it up soon. Here’s the synopsis: When an Air France flight from Paris to New York experiences extreme…

Tribal People Trying Things: Reaction Videos from Reactistan
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Tribal People Trying Things: Reaction Videos from Reactistan

Reaction videos of people listening to a song or trying new foods for the first time have been popular on YouTube for a while now. But few are as charming as those from Reactistan, a channel that films tribal people from Pakistan trying “western” foods. I’m posting the latest video – where the usual group…

Reliving History with the ‘Deutschland’ Series
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Reliving History with the ‘Deutschland’ Series

Why aren’t more people watching and raving about the “Deutschland” series? The German-language television series, which debuted in 2015 with “Deutschland 83,” was the most-watched foreign-language drama ever in Britain, despite being a flop at home. It follows the descent of East Germany through the eyes of Martin Rauch, an East German agent sent to…