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7 Perfectly-Scored Wes Anderson Scenes

Love’s “Alone Again Or” From ‘Bottle Rocket’<p>"Around the time that Wes was finishing the <i>Bottle Rocket</i> short in 1992, we shared a mutual friend who …

Every Accent Meryl Streep Has Ever Tackled, From Australian to Oklahoman

With her nod for <i>August: Osage County</i>, Meryl Streep now boasts a record 18 Academy Award nominations, and they haven’t come easy. The much-gilded …

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<b>Dickinson, Emily</b> - Poems<p><b>Didion, Joan</b> - 12 Masterful Essays<p><b>Dostoevsky, Fyodor -</b> A Raw Youth (Translated by Constance Garnett)<p><b>Dostoevsky, Fyodor</b> - …

One Woman Sings “Let It Go” as Babs, Britney, Adele, Alanis, Céline, and More

I was happy to hear that Idina Menzel would be performing “Let It Go,” the much-discussed and Oscar-nominated ballad from <i>Frozen</i> at the upcoming …

Spain Shouldn’t Change Its Mealtimes to Be More Like Us. We Should Change Ours.

The most emailed story on the <i>New York Times</i> website right now is about a campaign to change Spain’s time zone. Why are <i>Times</i> readers so interested in …

Several Short Sentences About Writing

<i>“If there is a magic in story writing,”</i> admonished Henry Miller, <i>“and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another.”</i> And yet, famous advice on writing abounds.<p>In <b>Several Short Sentences About Writing</b> (<i>public library</i>), author …

Facebook knows when you're about to start a relationship

Facebook has released data proving it knows when you're about to enter into a relationship via your interactions on the website<p>Using anonymised, aggregated data, Facebook examined the average number of timeline posts shared between two people before they decided to change their status from 'single' …

A Brief History of Sampling: From the Beatles to the Beastie Boys

Jonny Wilson, otherwise known as Eclectic Method, has made an art of "splicing together music, TV and film and setting it to high-energy dance …

Edgar Wright on the Secrets of the Close-Up

Filmmakers have been experimenting with the close-up since early director James Williamson first shoved his camera down his star actor’s throat …

Watch 37 Years of Oscar-Winning Special Effects Recapped in One Video

The Academy Award for Best Visual Effects is usually considered a minor one—but you might reconsider that notion after watching this video. Video …

Looking Into the Gazes of the Blind

While the power of the gaze is often admired in portraiture, there is still a mystery, or perhaps a fear, of trying to capture the gaze of the blind. …

A Short Documentary About Her Further Explores Love in the Internet Age

Whether you loved the film or hated it, Spike Jonze’s <i>Her</i> is undeniably a memorable film that makes for a very good conversation piece. A new …

Bryan Cranston Searches for Inspiration in a Haunting Short Film

In the fall of 2012, Hurricane Sandy interrupted production on the new crime thriller <i>Cold Comes the Night</i>.During that downtime, the film’s lead, …

The Art Of Letting Go: How I Learned To Stop Procrastinating

Distractions and false needs are controlling your life. Zen Habits’ Leo Babauta tells us why you need to let go.<p>People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. –Thich Nhat Hanh<p>The end of procrastination is the art of …