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The Future Of Education: Truths, Lies And Wishful Thinking

<i>Part of our series of conversations with leading teachers, thinkers and activists on education issues</i><p>Jordan Shapiro's recent post in <i>Forbes</i> in which he laid out four misconceptions about the future of education, caught my attention because, like much of his work, he tries to take a cattle prod to …

Teaching

Ray Bradbury on Storytelling, Friendship, and Why He Never Learned to Drive: A Lost Vintage Interview, Found and Animated

“You write to please yourself. You write for the joy of writing. And then your public reads you and it begins to gather around.”<p>In the fall of 2012, Lisa Potts discovered a cassette tape behind her dresser. On it was a long-lost interview she had conducted with <b>Ray Bradbury</b> (August 22, 1920–June 5, …

Literature

Albert Einstein’s Handwriting Is Now A Font

Even the dumbest articles look smarter when they’re printed in the handwriting of the 21st century’s most iconic genius.<p>E=MC^2. It’s not just a fascinating equation, it was written in a fascinating hand. The handwriting of Albert Einstein, the legendary German theoretical physicist, was unique: a …

Typography

10 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time (save $40!)

Those of you who follow our daily lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free are in for a real treat today, because we have compiled our …

IKEA Hacks that Look Like a Million Bucks

(Image credit: The Makerista)<p>One of our favorite things about IKEA is the ingenious upgrades these simple designs inspire. You might never guess, if …

Hacking

Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With

Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering …

Love

Visit The Online Library of Babel: New Web Site Turns Borges’ “Library of Babel” Into a Virtual Reality

Jorge Luis Borges specialized in envisioning the unenvisionable: a map the same size as the land it depicts, an event whose possible outcomes all …

Virtual Reality

11 Websites To Boost Your Writing Productivity

Have you got a great muse?If so, lucky you! Most of us, however, have to rely on what we can access in the recesses of our brains and souls, and most …

Creative Writing

Inside the Pulitzer Prize Book Winners

Mass extinction. A pope and a fascist. A lost North American tribe. A beguiling WWII tale. Scott Porch, Bill Morris, William O’Connor, and Malcolm …

Why a pro photographer shoots on an iPhone

We talk to professional photographer Julian Calverley about making art with a phone -- and the importance of Instagram.<p>Taking photos has long been one of the main selling points of the iPhone, but mobile photography has largely remained the realm of enthusiastic amateurs, populating Instagram and …

Mobile Photography

David Whyte on How to Break the Tyranny of Work/Life Balance

“We are each a river with a particular abiding character, but we show radically different aspects of our self according to the territory through which we travel.”<p>The equilibrium between productivity and presence is one of the hardest things to master in life, and one of the most important. We, both …

Washi Tape Ideas for the Home

If only all decorating projects were this easy! Washi tape, a crafting staple, is a Japanese tape (similar to low-tack masking tape) that is made of …

Chemicals

Festival of Books: Mystery writers who shift to literary fiction -- and back

Here's some helpful writing advice from novelist Ivy Pochoda: "The most important thing is to write a book you want to read. It's odd how many people write books they think other people would like to read."<p>On Sunday morning, Pochoda ("Visitation Street") joined Naomi Hirahara ("Grave on Grand …

Rentals Doing it Right: 7 Ideas to Steal From These Real-Life Gorgeous Homes

(Image credit: Little Green Notebook)<p><i>Pictured above:</i> Though not an actual rental home (way to lead a post with that title!), this image from the home …

Wall Art

What if novels got critiqued like corporate content?

<i>Each week, Evan Peterson rounds up stories from across the Web that scribes of all stripes should check out.</i><p>In this week's roundup, we find writing …

Creative Writing

Why You Need Boredom, Distraction, and Procrastination in Your Life

Most of us—no matter how many time-saving techniques we employ—don’t have enough time to waste. But productivity comes at a cost: having that down …

Procrastination

Design experts trash Hillary's new logo

What’s that arrow doing? Why is part of it red? Is it even saying anything?<p>To many graphic design experts of both political stripes, Hillary Clinton’s new logo would be better off in the trash bin.<p>The presumptive Democratic presidential frontrunner unveiled as her campaign logo a blue ‘H’ and a …

Government

Filmmaking for Kids: Rough, Raw, and Real

Educators are embracing video-production technology, from professional equipment to smartphones, to give students ownership over their learning.<p>I started high school the year the iPod was released. It would be another eight years, when I was getting ready to graduate from college, before the …

High School