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We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. The quest to understand the meaning of life has haunted humanity since the dawn of existence. Modern history alone has given us a plethora of attempted answers, including ones from Steve Jobs, Stanley Kubrick, [...]Holstee Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modes
Who knows what the future holds for the famed Hotel Chelsea (usually referred to incorrectly as the Chelsea Hotel), located in the Manhattan neighborhood its named after? But no matter what happens...
Dudebro savior Judd Apatow turns 46 today. I have no clue who his #1 BFF actually is , but based on his movies, I assume that Judd is hugging that bro at this very moment. So in honor of the man w...
There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. Hows a viewer to keep up? To help ...
You love The Sound of Musi c more than I do, was the way my wife defended her decision to take over the living room for a few hours and subject me to watching The Sound of Music Live! starring C...
Its Friday, which means this week is over huzzah! and also that its time to look back at the best new music released over the course of the past seven days. This installment features the return of ...
Legendary activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and former South African president Nelson Mandela passed away yesterday at the age of 95. As is expected whenever such a titanic figure leaves us, the ...
1 Debbie Harry Polaroids by Andy Warhol, 1980. A36 Monkton Combe Colour photographs of "The Titfield Thunderbolt", 1953. Dazzle-ship colour schemes Dazzle-Ships, 1914-1918. Piccadilly Circus II Col...
There are many facets to stories, and many ways for them to be told. They can, for example, vary in their media, in their structure, and in their content. In At Night We Walk In Circles, Daniel Ala...
Dror Burstein is a telescope. To read Netanya, the Israeli author's new memoir, is to pass inside the Givatayim observatory where Burstein's grandfather once accompanied him, where the magnified vi...
The poet Ronald Johnson rather infamously referred to San Francisco as Oz, the Emerald City. He freely intermingled his love of Frank L. Baum's novels about the magical realm with his poeticized vi...
I wrote a thesis once, which is important because not counting one fiscal year of grants, stacked end to end, its the longest piece Ive finished so far. That thesis was how I realized writing longf...