Michael Wilson

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These Eerie Etchings Reflect the Surreal Nature of Childhood

Jaco Putker's artworks are illustrations to fairy tales that don't exist.<p>A girl with a lizard tail jumps into a field of giant raspberries. A toddler holds onto a bunch of string attached to a floating hippo. A child swings from the tentacles of a huge jellyfish.<p>These visions play out like scenes …

Challenge Your Thinking With These Philosophical Books

Do you tend to read books by authors who think like you do? While scientists have found that any kind of reading can provide beneficial stimulation …

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

Bernie Sanders Is Not a 'Socialist.' That Title Belongs To George W. Bush

When George W. Bush signed TARP legislation on October 3, 2008, the Republican president engaged in the definition of socialism.<p>In reality, true socialism combines government and tax dollars with the ownership of private industry, as indicated by the following definition from …

I love hip hop but it hates me

How do you reconcile being a feminist and a major hip hop fan? Siobhan Palmer has been trying to reconcile the two for a decade and failing<p>The release of Dr Dre’s long-awaited third album <i>Compton: The Soundtrack</i> was never going to be a quiet affair. However, indignant outrage followed its debut last …

8 Ways To Improve Your Focus

Our attention spans are dwindling, but focus is a muscle that you can build if you work on it. Pay attention: Here are eight ways.<p>The average human has an eight-second attention span–less than that of a goldfish, according to a 2015 study from Microsoft. That number has shrunk over the years due to …

Doodling

White people aren’t the enemy: Why social justice demands a rainbow coalition of minorities & poor whites

<b>(Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>Black Lives Matter rightly spotlights racial injustices. But let’s not pretend whites are living on Easy Street<p>Musa al-Gharbi<p>August 25, 2015 11:58am (UTC)<p>On average, whites are far better off than blacks. But the problem with averages is that they often conceal radically …

Black Lives Matter

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

What's New in Portland, Oregon

Once a low-rent warehouse district, Central Eastside has become a sophisticated enclave of design shops and restaurants.<p>Weatherly Creamery …

Oregon

Underwater Portraits with Directed Light

Underwater portraiture is a beautiful medium with many factors to consider that can’t be addressed within a single post, so we’ll start off here by …

Sony Alpha

7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

Charles Scribner's Sons<p>Dover Publications, Inc.<p>Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig<p>Charles Scribner's Sons<p>International Publishers<p>Cassell<p>Norton Critical Edition<p>…

Books

9 Novels You Shouldn't Miss Before Summer's Over

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>9 Novels You Shouldn't Miss Before Summer's Over<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

Is This Sand Tower the Future of Urban Sprawl?

French architecture firms reveal concepts behind vertical cities in Sahara Desert.<p>If environmentally-conscious thrillers or Jonathan Franzen's <i>Freedom</i> have taught us anything, it's that at our current birth rates we'll need housing structures suitable for surviving in the desert very soon. …

Poetry Daily: How Do You Raise a Black Child?, by Cortney Lamar Charleston

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Poetry

July Barn Morning