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Wasted On The Way: A Musician Looks Back In 'David Crosby: Remember My Name'

In A.J. Eaton’s documentary, Crosby proves a “passionate, wry, often bellicose” storyteller who “often seems to be writing his own self-lacerating obituary.” (Image credit: Joel ...

Mon Petit, Choose: In The Deft, Whimsical 'A Faithful Man,' A Couple's Bond Is Tested

Louis Garrel’s second film as a director is a dry romantic comedy that involves a love triangle, and “watching it unfold can feel at times ...

Sundays with Riki

During their weekly Sunday breakfast together, Ivy discovers that her octogenarian mother Riki is losing her memory. Soon after, Ivy decides that Riki would be ...

Human magnetism

For centuries, people have navigated the globe using instruments. But what if the Earth itself can help us feel our way? By Philip Jaekl Read ...

Richard Feynman’s Technique for Learning Something New: An Animated Introduction

I sometimes wonder: why do people post amateur repair videos, made with smartphones in kitchens and garages, with no obvious commercial value and, often, a ...

Buckminster Fuller Tells the World “Everything He Knows” in a 42-Hour Lecture Series (1975)

History seems to have settled Buckminster’s Fuller’s reputation as a man ahead of his time. He inspires short, witty popular videos like YouTuber Joe Scott’s ...

6 Very Good Reasons To Take A Mental Health Day

Your brain will thank you.

In Lost Essay, Langston Hughes Recounts Meeting A Young Chain Gang Runaway

The work, previously published only in Russian, was discovered by Professor Steven Hoelscher. The encounter occurred in 1927, when Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston went ...

Your Local Library May Have A New Offering In Stock: A Resident Social Worker

Libraries have never been just about books; they’re also crucial hubs of community support. Some are even expanding that role, and supporting their librarians, by ...

Marxism and Buddhism

Life is suffering, whether you sit under a Bodhi Tree or stand with the workers. But do the two schools agree on the remedy? By ...

The Romanovs’ Last Spectacular Ball Brought to Life in Color Photographs (1903)

In 1903, the Romanovs, Russia’s last and longest-reigning royal family, held a lavish costume ball. It was to be their final blowout, and perhaps also ...

When Neil Young & Devo Jammed Together: Watch Them Play “Hey Hey, My My” in a Clip from the 1982 Film Human Highway

It’s well known that in the 80s, Neil Young briefly went New Wave, first with 1981’s Re-ac-tor, then the following year’s Kraftwerk-inspired album Trans, which ...

Netflix Deletes ’13 Reasons Why’ Suicide Scene After Criticism From Experts

The popular young adult drama has been linked to a rise in suicide rates among teens.

2019 Emmy Award Nominations Announced

2019 Emmy nominations were announced Tuesday. There are some expected nominations — Game of Thrones, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, some surprises such as Fleabag, and some ...

Netflix Edits Out Controversial Suicide Scene From '13 Reasons Why' Season 1

The Netflix show 13 Reasons Why took out a controversial scene from its first season depicting a suicide. Mental health experts say it’s a step ...

Random events

The Physical Science Study Committee (PSSC) was formed in 1956 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with the mission to create science-education materials for US ...

Celebrity matters

As aspirational avatars, idolised icons and vessels of collective memory, celebrities permeate all aspects of modern life By Holly Grout Read at Aeon

Alan Turing Will Be Featured on England’s New £50 Banknote

This week, the Bank of England announced that it will feature Alan Turing on its £50 banknote, thus completing the political rehabilitation of the English ...

Behold Fantastical Illustrations from the 13th Century Arabic Manuscript Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing

Religion, history, medicine, poetry, ethnography, zoology, cosmology, political philosophy—in many a medieval text, these categories all seem to melt together. Or rather, they don’t exist ...

If You Talk In Your Sleep, You Might Want To Read This

Talking in your sleep is generally harmless, but there are a few cases where it can be cause for concern.

'Go Back Where You Came From': The Long Rhetorical Roots Of Trump's Racist Tweets

When the president told several young congresswomen of color to “go back” to where they came from, he borrowed nativist language about as old as ...

We All Watch In Our Own Way: A Critic Tracks The 'TV Revolution'

New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum won’t appear on panels pitting TV against movies or books. “Everything is valuable in its own way and they ...

Las del diente

‘Girls are weird. Babies are weird. Bodies are extra weird,’ says the Spanish animator Ana Pérez López. In Las del Diente, she uses excerpts from ...

Impossible choices

Learning from his family, his animals and his work with tribal people, Gregory Bateson saw the creative potential of paradox By Tim Parks Read at ...

What Happened to the 1200 Paintings Painted by Bob Ross? The Mystery Has Finally Been Solved

Very few artists enjoy the degree of recognition that’s been conferred upon the late television educator Bob Ross, though sales of his work hover around zero. It’s ...

The 1855 Map That Revolutionized Disease Prevention & Data Visualization: Discover John Snow’s Broad Street Pump Map

No, he didn’t help defeat an implacable zombie army intent on wiping out all life. But English obstetrician John Snow seems as important as the ...

The Pulitzer-Winning Play 'Fairview' Is About Being Watched While Black

It starts with a perfect black family in a model household, like a ’70s sitcom. Then it gets weird. Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury says she ...

Utah's 'Tandoori Taqueria' Brings Unexpected Indian Spice To Cowboy Country

Taco shops are easier to find in rural Utah than Indian restaurants. The Tandoori Taqueria fuses both cuisines and it’s doing brisk business in the ...

An Illustrated Version of The Mueller Report: Read Online an Edition Created by the Author of Black Hawk Down and an Illustrator from Archer

The 448 page Mueller Report doesn’t make for breezy beach reading. That’s for sure. But, “buried within the Mueller report, there is a narrative that ...

In 'The Farewell,' The Bad News Bearers Keep A Secret

Everyone in Lulu Wang’s family knew her grandmother was dying — except her grandmother. Her new film about that episode stars Awkwafina in a surprisingly ...

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