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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
Birthday. I fret over what color to dye my hair. I liked my bits of silver until I saw them in another woman's hair: winter twigs presaging frost, pretty in isolation but there's no such thing as i...
"It was ambition." Plain and simple. And that, plainly and simply, is how Naphtali Kroj describes Henriette's decision to leave the employ of the Perlefter household in Vienna in order to marry a w...
Allow me to start with the simple end: Ru Freeman's On Sal Mal Lane is stupendous. I'll even embellish that verdict and add that it is actually fan-huththa-tastic... the tmetic meaning of which sho...
In his 1978 novel Invisible Cities , Italo Calvino wrote, The citydoes not tell its past but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the street, the gratings of the windows...
The first line of Sybille Bedford's novel A Compass Error: "The clarity of those mornings of spring and early summer, the second year at St-Jean, the sense of peace, slow time, the long day to come...
For my fifteenth birthday my mother gave me Willa Cather's My ntonia, a novel I devoured and adored. The subject -- the life of immigrant homesteaders in early twenthieth-century rural Nebraska -- ...
I'm a little self-conscious walking to meet Meg Wolitzer at a caf by Grand Central Terminal in New York, and it's entirely my fault. I'm wearing a short, black dress and four-inch heels -- my norma...
The big news in food this month is that Michael Pollan, author of Botany of Desire and The Omnivore's Dilemma has a new book coming out. In Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, Pollan finds...
Arrested Development fans are busy counting down the hours until Season 4 premieres this Sunday at midnight on Netflix, and here at Flavorwire, were no different. So, were passing the time by decl...