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Editor of Brain Pickings. Interestingness curator and semi-secret geek obsessed with design, storytelling and TED. Bylines for Wired UK, The Atlantic, Design Observer
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2013-06-17 16:10:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)
So lovely! The charming handwritten letter in which Charles Eames, born on this day in 1907, proposed to his wife Ray
2013-06-14 19:17:38 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)
The rap guide to evolution. Enough said.
2013-06-14 15:59:05 (0 comments, 20 reshares, 44 +1s)
The secret to learning anything – Einstein's 1915 letter to his 11-year-old son
2013-06-14 12:51:12 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)
"You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all.”
Maya Angelou on freedom – fantastic conversation with Bill Moyers, 1973
2013-04-18 15:57:15 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 33 +1s)
"If I were a fairy godmother, my gift to every child would be curiosity.” This lady is my hero – a woman artist and writer who got kids excited about science in 1953
2013-04-12 03:54:12 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 15 +1s)
So great! T. S. Eliot’s whimsical vintage verses, which inspired the famed Broadway musical Cats, illustrated and signed by the one and only Edward Gorey http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/04/11/t-s-eliot-old-possum-book-of-practical-cats-gorey/
2013-04-11 03:23:39 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)
So great! All the buildings in New York, illustrated http://j.mp/153tdP0
2013-04-10 12:25:00 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)
Advice to Little Girls – young Mark Twain's little-known, lovely children's book, illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/04/03/advice-to-little-girls-mark-twain/
2013-04-10 02:55:43 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 20 +1s)
This is spectacular: Lost Cat – an illustrated meditation on love, loss, and what it means to be human: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/04/09/lost-cat-wendy-macnaughton-caroline-paul/
2012-09-05 01:50:04 (0 comments, 19 reshares, 54 +1s)
"Don’t think about things, just do them; don’t predict them, just make them." Ray Bradbury, at 90, on space exploration, educating yourself, and not growing up – the lost Comic-Con interview: http://j.mp/QisCQw
2012-09-01 23:29:12 (0 comments, 20 reshares, 35 +1s)
So you know, how to run right – because, more likely than not, you've been doing it wrong all along http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/08/30/how-to-run-right/
2012-03-25 23:58:37 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 64 +1s)
"...a creature content with himself as animal and artist, and one who didn't give a lick or a spit for anyone's opinion, one way or another, of his work."
Maurice Sendak on Dr. Seuss and his secret art
2012-02-19 14:09:43 (0 comments, 14 reshares, 31 +1s)
All the interestingness you missed this week, in one place – science to make you smarter, vintage Valentines from the early 1900s, and more.
(Get your free weekly digest: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/newsletter/)
2012-02-17 13:50:10 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 29 +1s)
David Carson, considered the greatest graphic designer working today, brings Marshall McLuhan's "probes" to life
2012-02-17 04:36:27 (0 comments, 22 reshares, 44 +1s)
This Will Make You Smarter – 151 big thinkers answer the question, “What scientific concept will improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit?”
2012-02-01 04:54:44 (0 comments, 21 reshares, 47 +1s)
The greatest books of all time, as voted by 125 famous authors
2012-01-31 02:11:39 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 28 +1s)
The death of the editor and the rise of the circulation manager – a 1923 rant against everything that's wrong with media today, including SOPA.
2012-01-29 01:47:34 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 36 +1s)
Schematics – a love story in geometric diagrams, simply brilliant
2012-01-25 01:13:47 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 26 +1s)
"There is no technology, no time-saving device that can alter the rhythms of creative labor."
Lewis Hyde on work vs. labor, a must-read for anyone in the loosely defined creative field.
2012-01-20 14:16:03 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 36 +1s)
Visions of the Jinn – a visual history of Arabian Nights in 300 years of illustrations
2012-01-17 17:17:57 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 18 +1s)
The Greatest Grid – how Manhattan's famous and infamous street map came to be
2012-01-16 15:17:04 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)
Where did "snark" come from? Stunning original illustrations from Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark," 1876
2012-01-13 23:05:06 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 11 +1s)
Elevator groupthink – fascinating Candid Camera footage from a 1962 psychology experiment in conformity and what it reveals about the cultural role of the Occupy movement
2012-01-11 13:25:04 (0 comments, 15 reshares, 26 +1s)
The Future Belongs to the Curious – a beautiful manifesto for curiosity and lifelong learning from Skillshare
2012-01-05 01:59:20 (0 comments, 16 reshares, 39 +1s)
Happy 369th birthday, Sir Isaac Newton! Celebrate with this endearing list of 48 sins by 19-year-old Newton
2011-12-29 02:14:56 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 21 +1s)
The 11 best biographies and memoirs of 2011 – Steve Jobs, Marie Curie, Kurt Vonnegut, Keith Richards, Edward Gorey, and more
2011-12-29 00:01:05 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)
Iconic playwright Harold Pinter on truth in drama (and in life)
2011-12-27 03:12:38 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 25 +1s)
"A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. They don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions, without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better designs we will have.”
I, Steve – Steve Jobs in 200 timeless quotes
2011-12-26 22:46:30 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 18 +1s)
Science Ink – a weird and wonderful visual almanac of nerds' tattoos
2011-12-24 02:16:48 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)
The great Annie Leibovitz hunts down and photographs cultural meta-ephemera and locales like Charles Darwin’s cottage in the English countryside, Virginia Woolf’s writing table, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s home, Ansel Adams’s darkroom, Emily Dickinson’s only surviving dress, and Freud’s final couch.
2011-12-23 14:53:02 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 18 +1s)
How Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer made his debut – Max Fleischer's original 8-minute animation circa 1947, a vintage gem
2011-12-23 04:24:20 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 19 +1s)
Christopher Hitchens: “One should try to write as if posthumously.”
Hitch on death, public opinion, and freedom from inhibition.
2011-12-23 02:42:41 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 16 +1s)
"The list is the origin of culture."
Umberto Eco on lists and making infinity comprehensible
2011-12-22 15:23:30 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 30 +1s)
At long last, they're here – the 11 best psychology and philosophy books of 2011
2011-12-22 00:40:55 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 15 +1s)
Steve Jobs on libraries, gaming as education, and why computers are like a bicycle for the mind – fantastic Library of Congress footage from 1990
2011-12-21 00:11:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)
"The city multiplies man’s power to think, to remember, to educate, to communicate, and so to make possible associations which bridge and bypass nations, cultures. This mixture, this cosmopolitanism, is the chief source of the city’s vitality."
Rare footage of the great Lewis Mumford, 1963
2011-12-20 17:09:35 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 22 +1s)
Writhers and their books – inside the private libraries of famous authors, from Steven Pinker to Jonathan Franzen
2011-12-20 03:17:44 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 20 +1s)
Behold the best food books of 2011 – from molecular gastronomy to quirky recipes illustrated by artists from around the world
2011-12-19 00:17:49 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 15 +1s)
"A humanistic and smart book that describes a Sane and Happy world of Eating."
Maira Kalman illustrates Michalel Pollan's iconic Food Rules
2011-12-18 18:58:37 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)
"This is the terrible law of the universe. This is the basic law; it is a fact… Absolute suffering leads to — is the means to — absolute beauty."
The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
2011-12-18 14:10:18 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)
All the interestingness you missed this week but wish you hadn't, in one quick place
(Get your free Sunday digest here: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/newsletter/)
2011-12-18 04:12:03 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 31 +1s)
Alter Ego – portraits of gamers next to their avatars, powerful lens on identity and real vs. virtual
2011-12-16 18:05:04 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 23 +1s)
Geeks + tattoos = win
2011-12-16 03:52:04 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)
"It’s really simple, apparently, to fix everything by applying some JESUS™, REGULATION®, or CONSTITUTION™ to it."
On everything that's wrong with contemporary culture, politics, and art.
2011-12-16 01:21:19 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)
Why We Broke Up – Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) tell the witty illustrated story of a heartbreak through a box of significant objects
2011-12-14 19:25:01 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 16 +1s)
"There’s nothing wrong with fear; the only mistake is to let it stop you in your tracks."
2011-12-14 13:46:41 (0 comments, 43 reshares, 20 +1s)
"When Feynman faces a problem, he’s unusually good at going back to being like a child, ignoring what everyone else thinks… He was so unstuck — if something didn’t work, he’d look at it another way.”
BBC's Richard Feynman: No Ordinary Genius, just fantastic.
2011-12-14 00:42:08 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 17 +1s)
If you missed them last month, 2011's best books for (eternal) kids
2011-12-13 23:32:37 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)
Eames: The Architect and the Painter – absolutely fantastic new documentary about the legendary design duo
2011-12-13 20:19:57 (0 comments, 20 reshares, 33 +1s)
So classic, so good – the best illustrations from 130 years of The Brothers Grimm fairy tales
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