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Growing a kidney bean

Though it’s rather more ordinary than its Jack and the Beanstalk cousin, the kidney bean in this timelapse video puts on quite a performance as ...

More than ‘know thyself’: on all the other Delphic maxims

We all know the most famous bit of ancient advice inscribed on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi: Know thyself. It’s a powerful and daunting ...

When Steve Jobs Taught Andy Warhol to Make Art on the Very First Macintosh (1984)

When Andy Warhol first became famous, few knew what to make of his art. When Apple first released the Macintosh — dramatically promoted with that ...

Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” Slowed Down to 33RPM Sounds Great and Takes on New, Unexpected Meanings

The Walrus is… Dolly Parton? Not every record yields gold when played backwards or spun more slowly than recommended, but a 45 of Parton’s 1973 ...

The Sun Care Routine You Need, Based On Your Age

Protect your skin with this expert-backed guide.

After Struggling To Find Work, Woman With A Rare Genetic Syndrome Opens Bakery For Dogs

Besides helping rescue dogs, Eisenbeis also hopes that her business is a success so she can help her fellow humans as well.

Oscars Drops 'Popular Film' Category

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has dropped the widely criticized new award it introduced less than a month ago, saying the idea ...

WarnerMedia Announces New Inclusion Rider Policy To Promote Diversity

The parent company of Warner Brothers, WarnerMedia, announced a new policy for including women and underrepresented groups in all areas of production. It’s also known ...

Lay bare

In Lay Bare, the UK experimental filmmaker and animator Paul Bush assembles thousands of close-up photographs of some 500 people – young and old, from ...

Sim ethics

Say you could make a thousand digital replicas of yourself – should you? What happens when you want to get rid of them? By Philip ...

Watch Willem Dafoe Become Vincent Van Gogh in Julian Schnabel’s New Film, At Eternity’s Gate

We know Julian Schnabel for working in two forms: painting and film. His work in both has more connection than it might at first seem, ...

To Make Great Films, You Must Read, Read, Read and Write, Write, Write, Say Akira Kurosawa and Werner Herzog

I wouldn’t presume to draw many comparisons between the work of Akira Kurosawa and Werner Herzog. There is, in both directors, a rough, masculinist daring ...

16 Tweets That Will Make Perfect Sense To Introverts

Way too real.

Giuliana Rancic On How She Dealt With Anxiety After Her Cancer Diagnosis

The “E! News” host gets real about how she takes care of herself each day.

From Poverty To Rocket Scientist To CEO, A Girl Scout's Inspiring Story

When she was a Brownie, Sylvia Acevedo was inspired to earn her science badge. In her new memoir, the Girl Scouts CEO says this experience ...

In The Trump Era, Journalist April Ryan Finds Herself 'Under Fire'

The longtime White House correspondent, one of the few black reporters in the press corps, has frequently clashed with the current administration’s press officers — ...

Can we understand other minds? Novels and stories say: no

Cassandra woke up to the rays of the sun streaming through the slats on her blinds, cascading over her naked chest. She stretched, her breasts ...

The big squeeze

Sicily’s mafia sprang from the growing global market for lemons – a tale with sour parallels for consumers today By Ola Olsson Read at Aeon

Discover “Journey of the Universe,” a Multimedia Project That Explores Humanity’s Place in the Epic History of the Cosmos

Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the astonishing achievements ...

Why You Should Read One Hundred Years of Solitude: An Animated Video Makes the Case

Maybe we read some celebrated literary works the way we eat kale or quinoa—you don’t exactly love it but they say it’s, like, a superfood. ...

'Lake Success' Offers A Roadside View Of America On The Verge Of Trump

Gary Shteyngart’s spectacular, sprawling new comic novel centers on a billionaire businessman, who, on the verge of ruin, embarks on a cross-country trip aboard a ...

Her Father Gave Her The Courage To Speak Out Against 'Honor Killings'

Khalida Brohi grew up in tribal Pakistan, where her 14-year-old cousin was murdered by an uncle after she refused an arranged marriage. Her new memoir ...

The nature of reality

Are the mysteries of reality within the grasp of science? Or does a strictly empirical, Western materialist approach fail to properly consider the role of ...

Do psychotropic drugs enhance, or diminish, human agency?

From medication to recreational and spiritual substances, drugs offer us respite from pain, open opportunities for mental exploration, and escape from – or into – ...

“The Long Tomorrow”: Discover Mœbius’ Hard-Boiled Detective Comic That Inspired Blade Runner (1975)

Alejandro Jodorowsky may never have made his film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune, but plenty came out of the attempt — including, one might well argue, Blade ...

Margaret Atwood Offers a New Online Class on Creative Writing

FYI: If you sign up for a MasterClass course by clicking on the affiliate links in this post, Open Culture will receive a small fee ...

Comedian Drew Michael And Director Jerrod Carmichael On Pushing Stand-Up's Boundaries

Comedian Drew Michael’s new HBO special is missing something glaring: an audience. NPR’s Audie Cornish talks with Michael and director Jerrod Carmichael about pushing the ...

Amazon Studios Says There Is No Planned Release Date For Latest Woody Allen Film

Amazon Studios says there is no release date for Woody Allen’s new film. The move comes after renewed attention to sexual abuse allegations by his ...

The Buddhist monk who became an apostle for sexual freedom

Not spitefully binding or beating someone,Not cruelly stabbing someone with a spear;Passion is offered to a passionate human.It may not be a virtue, but how ...

Outside

Since Instagram launched in 2010, its visual filters have allowed users to alter scenes from their everyday lives with increasing sophistication and processing power. For ...

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