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The Slow Days and Fast Company of Eve Babitz

<i>The following essay appears as the introduction to</i> Slow Days, Fast Company: The World, The Flesh, and L.A. <i>by Eve Babitz, published by New York Review Books.</i><p>Any writer may be in or out of step with his or her time, but a great one is inextricably bound to place. Whether native or in exile, certain …

Badmouthing Scorsese killed my career

A once-renowned New York artist has broken his silence after more than a quarter-century as a recluse, revealing how an interview with The Post, in …

Neil MacGregor’s final triumph at the British Museum is a show that tells the story of the shared lives and deities of Jews, Christians and Muslims in Egypt’s diverse past – proof that we don’t have to be divided in the present<p>High above the atrium of the British Museum, in the Hotung Gallery that …

British Museum

The history and future of cool: What does the term mean in 2013?

<i>Part 1 of a monthlong series on the history and future of cool.</i><p>Carl Wilson is Slate<i>’</i>s music critic.<p>Last month the electro-psychedelic band MGMT …

5 Tricks To Mess With Your Own Mind

Let’s face it: There’s more to “reality” than what most people think. I’m not talking about some “woo woo” misunderstanding of quantum physics. On …

I Hung Out at William Burroughs's House When I Was Nineteen

By George Mürer February 5, 2014<p><i>Meeting William Burroughs on his eightieth birthday.</i><p>Illustration: Christian Tonnis<p>I have this fairy godmother, a childhood friend of my mother’s who lives in Lawrence, Kansas. My mother and I call her up several times a year and she’s always turning me onto cool …

How William S. Burroughs Used the Cut-Up Technique to Shut Down London’s First Espresso Bar (1972)

As we’ve noted before, the English coffeehouse has served as a staging ground for radical, sometimes revolutionary social change. Certainly this was …

Vincent Van Gogh Found in a Photo from 1887

This group photo from 1887 is reportedly the first photo ever found of Vincent Van Gogh after he became an artist. If experts are correct, then the …

Photograph: Allen Ginsberg/Corbis<p>From left to right: Bob Donlin, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Robert LaVinge, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti stand in front of the City Lights bookshop in 1956, owned by the latter …

Books

Apple is Hitler, says Chinese CEO

Chinese tech firm LeTV is rumored to be entering the smartphone market<p>Jia Yueting, the billionaire founder and CEO of Chinese internet video site Leshi TV (LeTV), has compared Apple to the Nazis in a poster teasing the launch of LeTV's new smartphone. The image was posted to Jia's verified Weibo …

By making war, US unleashed mass rape

In the last days of World War II, the Red Army’s rampaging assaults on Austria and Germany included the raping of hundreds of thousands of women. …

The 10 Creative Apps That Will Make You a Better Writer

<i>This post on creative apps originally appeared on Contently’s The Freelancer</i><i>.</i><p>When people find out I freelance, they always ask me the same question: …

Is the US government actually run by Nazi aliens?

America has always prided itself on being the land of the free and the home of the brave.<p>But the government of the most powerful country on Earth is …

Paranormal

Should the U.S. glorify Nazi scientists?

What would happen if the U.S. government were involved in re-inventing someone by ignoring his past? Two books, Annie Jacobsen’s <i>Operation Paperclip</i> …

New book alleges Allied soldiers 'raped one million Germans after the end of Second World War'

• <b>'When The Soldiers Came' claims Allied troops raped one million women</b>• <b><br>Children, men and young boys were also abused by soldiers, it claims</b>• <b><br>Until now it</b> …

‘There’s no medicine for regret’: Incredibly misogynist venereal disease posters from WWII

Oh, 1940s anti-VD posters, the only place where a girl’s cooch might be worse than Hitler!<p>During World War II, propaganda was deployed to spark the …

Jon Stewart Is Angrier At Netanyahu Than At Bill O'Reilly's War Tales (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart started off Tuesday’s edition of “The Daily Show” with a heavy heart, reporting on questions surrounding the integrity of his favorite …

The Life of Vivian Maier, the Nanny-Turned-Photographer Whose Incredible Story Was Nominated for an Oscar

Vivian Maier may have been virtually unknown during her lifetime, but she will go down in history as one of the most iconic photographers alongside the names of masters like Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson. The subject of an Academy Award-nominated documentary titled <i>Finding Vivian Maier</i>, …

Jewish Claimants Criticize German Progress in Returning Nazi-Looted Art

Jewish claimants’ lawsuit is latest sign of conflict despite German pledge to improve restitution effort<p>BERLIN—A year after Germany pledged to bolster its efforts to return art stolen by the Nazis, Jewish claimants to medieval relics valued at millions of dollars say the government isn’t living up …

Judiciary

13 Striking Soviet Propaganda Posters You Can Hang On Your Wall

“Soon the Whole World Will Be Ours. Workers of All Countries, Unite!”<p>After the Bolsheviks established the world’s first communist state during the Russian Revolution of 1917, its next goal, as dictated by the Communist Manifesto, was to extend its revolution around the world. Visual propaganda, …

Havana Cabs - Photographs and text by Thomas Meinicke | LensCulture

Havana cabs. For a lot of people they are a status symbol and their main source of revenue.<p>American antique cars are spread all over Cuba. Since the first half of the 20th century, they are a relic of the long history of American influence over the island. Since then, they have become a cultural …

Cuba , "The Special Period"-1994-98

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Chelsea fans' racism: French police identify seven suspects

Images of supporters suspected of involvement in pushing a black man off a Paris metro train handed to the Metropolitan Police<p>French prosecutors have identified seven Chelsea supporters suspected of involvement in the <b>racial abuse of a black commuter on the Paris Métro</b>, and have given their …

Stark Close-ups on Europe's Late-Night Regulars

From the series From Back Home, Algsjovallen, 2007<br>Anders Petersen<p>1 of 18<p>While very well-known in Europe, where his first book, <i>Café Lehmitz</i> (1978), is …

How Impulsiveness Can Boost Your Creativity

The key may lie in a belief that slightly negative traits have silver linings.<p>Everyone who’s ever prepared for a job interview knows how to turn a personal weakness into a character strength. The flipside of being a little stubborn might be extra persistence. A bit of impatience, properly directed, …

Ukraine: US accuses Russia of breaching ceasefire after fighting at key town

The US has accused Russia of violating the ceasefire in Ukraine, amid reports that some Ukrainian troops are pulling out of the key strategic rail hub of Debaltseve.<p>The US joined other UN security council members in lining up to pour scorn on a resolution drafted by Moscow approving the …

Russia

Chakrubs Crystal Sex Toys

As an alternative to the vast array of technologically advanced sex toys, New York-based Chakrubs offers quite the opposite: simple, chic crystal sex toys. The stones have been carefully sourced from around the world, then shaped and polished without chemicals or dyes at select lapidaries. These …