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From The Gridiron To Multigrid Algorithms In 'Mind And Matter'

MIT mathematician and former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel has a new memoir out about how he combined his two very different talents into ...

Not My Job: We Quiz Actor Lance Reddick On Hotel Concierges

In the John Wick saga, actor Lance Reddick plays Charon, the elegant concierge at a mysterious hotel frequented by assassins. We’ve invited him to play ...

Novelist Stephen McCauley Embraces Life On A 'Small, Everyday Scale'

McCauley’s novel, My Ex-Life, is a comedy about a couple whose marriage ended years ago when the husband came out as gay. “All relationships evolve,” ...

George Clooney's 'Catch-22' On Hulu Is Ambitious And Darkly Satisfying

The new adaptation of Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel presents a classic story of war and the military, at a time when it’s not only advisable ...

Do spoilers actually ruin stories?

‘It’s not the journey, it’s the destination’ might seem like trite advice, but when it comes to storytelling, the worn adage actually seems to hold ...

If anyone can see the morally unthinkable online, what then?

Imagine you work at a Latex glove factory. One night, you type ‘Latex’ into Google: you’re searching for competitors’ products, but you find other things ...

A New Archive Transcribes and Puts Online the Diaries & Notebooks of Women Artists, Art Historians, Critics and Dealers

While one is still comparatively young, one has many more thoughts & certainly sentiments than one is able to make use of. It seems as ...

Pink Floyd Songs Played Splendidly on a Harp Guitar: “Comfortably Numb,” “Wish You Were Here” & More

Harp guitars have been around since at least the 19th century, and if you want a good, enthusiastic, intellectual argument on the exact date of ...

Do CBD ‘Tampons’ Ease Pain?

Breaking down the suppositories, which some say are magical for endometriosis, periods, sex and more.

I.M. Pei, Architect Of Some Of The World's Most Iconic Structures, Dies At 102

During his influential career, the Pritzker-winning architect designed everything from schools to skyscrapers. Known for spare geometric forms, Pei said the goal was to “eliminate ...

There Is No Spoon, But There's Plenty of Knives In 'John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum'

The third installment of the Keanu-as-super-assassin series triples down on the gorgeously staged violence, but little things like his character’s motivation get hopelessly muddled. (Image ...

Dan Tepfer’s player piano is his composing partner

‘How can I be free in this particular cage?’ From synthesizers replacing real instruments in the studio to the rise of musical compositions written entirely ...

Susan Sontag was a monster

She took things too seriously. She was difficult and unyielding. That’s why Susan Sontag’s work matters so much even now By Lauren Elkin Read at ...

The Who and Jimmy Fallon Sing “Won’t Get Fooled Again” with Classroom Instruments

Don’t miss the very end. And don’t miss The Who on tour this summer… Related Content: Keith Moon, Drummer of The Who, Passes Out at ...

When The New York Times Got Duped into Publishing “The Lexicon of Grunge” in 1992–Words Like “Lamestain,” “Wack Slacks,” “Harsh Realm” & More

What if everything you thought you knew about grunge was a lie? Maybe you’ve suspected all along! But even if you were there, or somewhere, ...

Here’s What Happens To Your Body When You Drink In The Heat

Sure, alcohol is delightful in sunny weather. But it can have consequences if you’re not careful.

New 'Tell Them, I Am' Podcast Explores Lives Of Muslims Through Small Defining Moments

This Ramadan, Misha Euceph, host of Tell Them, I Am podcast, focuses on small defining moments and characteristics that make 22 different Muslims who they ...

After 12 Seasons, 'Big Bang' Writers Bid Farewell To Their 'Surrogate Family'

It’s a bittersweet ending for the team of writers and creators behind the hit CBS show. Writer Dave Goetsch says he simply cannot bring himself ...

Flash!

It ignited life on Earth, propelled evolution, and now signals climate change. Yet what sparks lightning remains a mystery By Sidney Perkowitz Read at Aeon

If reason exists without deliberation, it cannot be uniquely human

Philosophers and cognitive scientists today generally comprehend the domain of reason as a certain power of making inferences, confined to the thoughts and actions of human ...

A Complete Digitization of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus, the Largest Existing Collection of His Drawings & Writings

No historical figure better fits the definition of “Renaissance man” than Leonardo da Vinci, but that term has become so overused as to become misleading. ...

When Dracula Author Bram Stoker Wrote a Gushing Fan Letter to Walt Whitman (1870)

Every artist starts out as a fan, and in general we see the marks of early fandom on their mature work. The best, after all—as ...

This Is The Difference Between Normal Anxiety And An Anxiety Disorder

The line between the two can be blurry. Here’s how to know when it’s time to reach out for help.

This Is One Of The Best Things You Can Do To Prevent Dementia

The best defense against cognitive decline can start with moving your feet, according to the World Health Organization.

In 'Unspeakable,' A Journalist Gives Silence An Investigative Treatment

As a teenager, Harriet Shawcross retreated into silence for a year. As an adult, she set out to understand why people speak, and why they ...

In 'Once More We Saw Stars,' Grief And Love Together

Jayson Greene’s young daughter died in a tragic random accident; his new memoir chronicles how he and his wife and his wife got to a ...

Someone else’s war

As of 2019, some 20 British nationals have left home to join the fight against ISIS in Syria. Eight have died in the process. What’s ...

Brain, heal thyself

Neurofeedback can put thoughts in your head and help you conquer phobias – even when you’re unaware of what it’s doing By Sara Kimmich Read ...

Free: Play the Original “Minecraft” in Your Browser

A quick heads up from Engadget: “Minecraft is celebrating its 10th birthday by making its Classic version easily playable on web browsers. You don’t need to ...

Learn Philosophy with a Wealth of Free Courses, Podcasts and YouTube Videos

Used to be, a few thousand years ago, if you wanted to learn philosophy, you’d hang out in the agora, the public space in ancient ...

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