M Lyon

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11 Pro Tips for Packing for Your First Backpacking Trip

I’d consider myself a pretty experienced backpacker—last summer, I spent more than three months backpacking 1,000 miles. But it was only two years …

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.<p><i>“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,”</i> asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven …

Step into the dark fantasy worlds of artist Nicolas Delort

It all started with <i>Dragon Ball Z</i>.<p>When he was young, Nicolas Delort's friends were watching the anime and collecting the cards, but he fell in love with the black-and-white manga that inspired it all. "Akira Toriyama's ink work is so clean, precise, and elegant and I spent a lot of time tracing, at …

A short history of mental illness in art

Christmas charity appeal 2014,Mental health,Van Gogh,Art and design,Painting,Art,Culture,Health<p>From Hogarth to Van Gogh, art has challenged our understanding of mental illness. Jonathan Jones’ shares his top ten for our mental health appeal

Life Is Strange Feels like an Indie Movie

Second chances.<p>Hindsight’s a wonderful thing. Everyone has wished they could change the past, and do things differently. Life Is Strange elaborates …

The biggest travel gaffes of 2014

The publisher’s year: hits and misses of 2014

<b>Paul Baggaley Publisher, Picador</b><p><b>The book that made my year:</b> The commercial publication of Picador’s year was <i>The Miniaturist</i> by Jessie Burton, which has just been crowned Waterstones book of the year and was a Sunday Times No 1 bestseller. It is a magical novel that effortlessly transports the …

Jane Austen’s Advice on Writing, in Letters to Her Teenage Niece

Despite being one of the most important writers our civilization ever produced, on whose labors humanity continues to feed, <b>Jane Austen</b> (December 16, 1775–July 18, 1817) left hardly any record of her opinions and theories on the craft she so masterfully wielded in practice. But a close reading of</b> …