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In June, Make Your Escape With These 3 Hot Reads

Summer’s getting hotter, so here are three romances guaranteed to raise your temperature and take you on an adventure, from London’s West End to Barcelona ...

'Old In Art School': An MFA Inspires A Memoir Of Age

Upon retiring from Princeton University at age 64, historian Nell Irvin Painter decided to pursue a second career in visual art among students a third ...

Is Stress Causing Hair Loss?

Here’s what you should know and how to stop it.

Struggling For Words, A Boy And His Grandfather Are 'Drawn Together' At Last

Author Minh Lê had a loving relationship with his grandparents, but he also remembers a lot of “awkward silence.” His new book explores barriers of ...

Unidentified Thief Caught On Camera Stealing $45,000 Banksy Print From Exhibit

Toronto police say Trolley Hunters was stolen from the unauthorized show Sunday — and they’ve released surveillance video backing it up. That hasn’t quieted conspiracy ...

Noch am Leben (I'm still alive)

‘For all of the stories of those who rose above it, who fought it and reclaimed their lives, there are stories of those who are ...

Animal pain is about communication, not just feeling

If you watch kids at a local playground, sooner or later one of them will run around and fall face-first to the ground. For a ...

Experience the Mystical Music of Hildegard Von Bingen: The First Known Composer in History (1098 – 1179)

The German abbess, visionary, mystic poet, composer, and healer Hildegard von Bingen “has become a symbol to disparate groups,” writes Brian Wise at WQXR, including ...

Hear David Lynch Read from His New Memoir Room to Dream, and Browse His New Online T-Shirt Store

We think of David Lynch as a filmmaker, and rightly so, but the director of Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive has long kept a more diverse creative portfolio. ...

11 Tweets For Anyone Who Loves Sleeping More Than Socializing

Too real. 😂

Wildly Uneven 'Superfly' Strives To Take The Anti- Out Of Its Antihero

The revamp of the classic low-budget 1972 flick Super Fly softens that film’s main character and careens between tones “like a Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado that’s ...

'Tag': The Games Men (Or Man-Boys, Anyway) Play

This “hit-or-miss goof” of an ensemble comedy, about grown men playing a child’s game, features a loaded cast, a great soundtrack and impressive action set-pieces. ...

The botanist

‘Sometimes life forces you to do some things…’ For Raïmberdi Mamatumarov, life in Tajikistan has meant ceaselessly adapting to new realities and overcoming challenge after ...

Truth is also a place

Throughout history, people found truth at holy places. Now we build courts, labs and altars to be truth spots too By Thomas Gieryn Read at ...

Hear the First Track From John Coltrane’s Lost Album: The Newly-Discovered 1963 Collection Will Get Officially Released Later This Month

Sainthood and incalculable influence aside, John Coltrane didn’t always break new ground in the studio. “If you heard the John Coltrane Quartet live in the ...

Hear Eric Clapton’s Isolated Guitar Track From the Beatles’ ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ (1968)

George Harrison of the Beatles was an accomplished guitar player with a distinctive soloing style. So you might think that with a song as personal ...

A.M. Homes: Short Stories Are 'Food For The Soul And For The Mind'

Her first story collection in 15 years is called Days of Awe, and it covers everything from a chat room for bird lovers, to a ...

How Taking A Stand For Justice Can Threaten The Careers Of Black Athletes

Journalist Howard Bryant discusses the history of social protest among African-American athletes. His new book, The Heritage, traces the tradition back to Jackie Robinson, Muhammad ...

The khipu code: the knotty mystery of the Inkas’ 3D records

The Inka Empire (1400-1532 CE) is one of few ancient civilisations that speaks to us in multiple dimensions. Instead of words or pictograms, the Inkas ...

Ethics on the battlefield

The soldier in battle is confronted with agonising, even impossible, ethical decisions. Could studying philosophy help? By Andy Owen Read at Aeon

How to Film Thought: A Close Look at the Masterful Editing of Sherlock, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

What has drawn Sherlock, the BBC television series starring a modern-day version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved consulting detective, such great acclaim? Some of it, of course, ...

Enter a Digitized Collection of 38,000 Pamphlets & Periodicals From the French Revolution

“What other solution but revolution?” asks Jonah Walters of the conditions for most of the population in late-18th century France. The majority lived in abject poverty; ...

How 2 Little Words Transform Shay Mitchell's Whole Day

Try this the next time you wake up.

Paul Schrader And Ethan Hawke Test Their Faith In 'First Reformed'

Ethan Hawke’s performance is purposefully understated in the film written and directed by Paul Schrader. At 47, Hawke has “a number of lessons in his ...

For A True Taste Of South India, Try A Toddy Shop

Toddy is a type of palm wine made from the fermented sap of coconut flowers. But the best toddy shops in southwestern India are celebrated ...

Reading a dog’s mind

Psychologists and philosophers – not to mention pet owners – have long wondered whether we can ever get past the constraints of the human mind ...

What did Max Weber mean by the ‘spirit’ of capitalism?

Max Weber’s famous text The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905) is surely one of the most misunderstood of all the canonical works ...

James Hill Plays Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” on the Ukulele: Watch One Musician Become a Complete Band

James Hill, an award-winning ukulele player and songwriter from Canada, has been called a “ukulele wunderkind,” and an artist who ”gives the ukulele its dignity back ...

Visualizing Dante’s Hell: See Maps & Drawings of Dante’s Inferno from the Renaissance Through Today

The light was departing. The brown air drew down     all the earth’s creatures, calling them to rest     from their day-roving, as I, one man alone, ...

14 'Harmless' Comments People Said That Were Actually Psychologically Damaging

We’ve all heard hurtful or invalidating comments at some point in our lives.

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