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It Matters That This Pro Athlete Is Open About His Eating Disorder

Mike Marjama is proof the mental health condition isn’t just a women’s issue.

'Ready Player One' Is Full Of '80s Nostalgia And 'Easter Eggs'

NPR critic Bob Mondello says Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One is a match made in heaven. In it, ’80s on screen nostalgia meets a novel ...

Congress Takes A Brush To The Budget, Barring Federal Funds For Portraits

President Trump signed the Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting Act, or EGO Act, into law Tuesday, permanently banning the use of federal funds for painted images of ...

'Cycle and Epicycle, Orb in Orb': the science of Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost (1674) is a consummate example of scientific literature. In it, John Milton effectively mimics the debates that motivated the New Science of his ...

Snarge

Our insatiable desire for acceleration exacts a mortal toll on the animal world. It’s time for humans to slow right down By Gary Kroll Read ...

150 Courses Starting at Stanford Continuing Studies Next Week: Explore the Catalogue of Campus and Online Courses

Quick fyi: I spend my days at Stanford Continuing Studies, where we’ve developed a rich lineup of online courses, many of which will get started ...

Behold the MusicMap: The Ultimate Interactive Genealogy of Music Created Between 1870 and 2016

A Pandora for the adventurous antiquarian, the highly underrated site Radiooooo gives users streaming music from all over the world and every decade since 1900. ...

These Simple Tips Can Trick You Into Eating Healthier

From mason jars to pre-cleaning to splurging on some nice dishware.

7 Things You Should Always Do After Having Sex

Your body and mind will thank you for it.

An Americana Hymnal For The Doomsday Cult Of 'Far Cry 5'

Composer Dan Romer has created soundtracks for award-winning films. His latest project is creating hours of music for a video game which follows a sheriff’s ...

British Travel Writer Jan Morris Weighs In On The 'Advantages Of Androgyny'

The celebrated writer transitioned from male to female in 1972 at the age of 46. In 1989, Morris told Terry Gross that she had shed ...

City of gold

Between 1896 and 1899, tens of thousands of mostly amateur prospectors braved treacherous conditions to reach the remote Yukon town of Dawson City, located just ...

In the gap between writer and reader the novel comes to life

There’s an exercise I sometimes get members of book groups to do: I ask each of them to draw a picture of the cabin from ...

Enter the Pulp Magazine Archive, Featuring Over 11,000 Digitized Issues of Classic Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Detective Fiction

Pulp Fiction will likely hold up generations from now, but the resonance of its title may already be lost to history. Pulp magazines, or “the ...

The Museum of Failure: A Living Shrine to New Coke, the Ford Edsel, Google Glass & Other Epic Corporate Fails

All successful products are alike; every unsuccessful product is unsuccessful in its own way. Or so a modern-day Tolstoy might find himself inspired to write ...

Jose Antonio Abreu, Founder Of El Sistema Youth Orchestra, Dies At 78

Jose Abreu, founder of El Sistema Youth Orchestra in Venezuela, died Saturday at 78. Alvaro Rodas, director of the Corona Youth Music Project, wrote his ...

TV Series 'Trust' Revisits 1973 Kidnapping Of Oil Tycoon J. Paul Getty's Grandson

Steve Jobs and Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle and a stellar cast take on the tale of the rich and unhappy family of J. Paul ...

Blooms 2

Using rotating, 3D-printed sculptures that he displays under a strobe light, the US designer John Edmark, a lecturer in mechanical engineering at Stanford University, creates ...

Does my algorithm have a mental-health problem?

Is my car hallucinating? Is the algorithm that runs the police surveillance system in my city paranoid? Marvin the android in Douglas Adams’s Hitchhikers Guide ...

Tom Waits Curates a 76-Song Playlist of His Own Music: An Introduction to Tom Waits by Tom Waits

If you ever find yourself in an argument about the best Tom Waits songs, say, or best Tom Waits albums, or best Tom Waits period, ...

Come on Down to David Byrne’s Giant Suit Emporium: We’re Burning Down the House with Savings!

Come on down to David Byrne’s Giant Suit Emporium – We’re burning down the house with savings! @ColbertLateShow @StephenAtHome pic.twitter.com/LxxlThSt4D — DavidByrne.com (@DBtodomundo) March 21, ...

'Morning Star' Opera Sheds New Light On Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Of 1911

A production of Ricky Ian Gordon’s opera in New York’s Lower East Side marks the anniversary of one of America’s deadliest industrial accidents. (Image credit: ...

'The Italian Teacher' Paints A Troubled Father-Son Relationship

Tom Rachman’s new novel The Italian Teacher takes place in the art world, where a bigger than life artist named Bear Bavinsky makes it hard ...

'Frozen' Hits Broadway, In 'A Sophisticated Dignified Adult Psychological' Way

The creators of the highest-grossing animated film of all time aren’t just simply letting it go — they’ve written a dozen new songs for a ...

How A Famous Fraud Brought A Kind Of Hope In 'I Was Anastasia'

Ariel Lawhon’s new novel is a biography of both Russia’s Grand Duchess Anastasia and Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to be Anastasia after the ...

Animated Map Shows How the Five Major Religions Spread Across the World (3000 BC – 2000 AD)

Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam…. Claims to ancient origin and ultimate authority notwithstanding, the world’s five major religions are all of recent vintage compared to ...

We Asked A Financial Therapist For Money Advice — And It Was Fascinating

Within the world of financial advisors is a subset of specialists who are also psychologists.

A Tale of Two Books: Bunny Of The United States Hops Onto The Page

One bunny — Marlon Bundo Pence — is the subject of two very different books. A day before the Pence family released their’s, comedian John ...

Political Subtext In Wes Anderson's 'Isle Of Dogs' Is More Bark Than Bite

Wes Anderson returns to stop action animation — a technique that won him an Oscar nomination for Fantastic Mr. Fox– in his latest film, Isle ...

One-minute art history

This meticulously animated short by the Chinese new-media artist and educator Cao Shu traverses some five millennia of art in a single minute. As flickering ...

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