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Echo Chamber: Thom Yorke Doesn't Give a Shit What Moby Thinks of Him

<i>Photo by Erez Avissar</i><p>"I am a 45 yr old Luddite and proud of it.. yawn."<p>—Thom Yorke is unfazed by Moby calling him 'an old guy yelling at fast trains' in the debate over streaming music. (via Twitter)


Kanye West’s Yeezus and the art of stealing

Critics claim that Kanye West’s new LP is pushing the boundaries of hip-hop – but Yeezus actually pinches plenty from the past, argues Greg Kot.<p>“Good artists borrow, great artists steal.”<p>That quote has been variously attributed to people who are, indisputably, great artists: T.S. Eliot and Picasso, …

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Secret Recording of Kanye West Dissing Taylor Swift, Pink, And MTV After the 2009 VMAs

Oh, y’all ain’t know it’s Christmas in July, mofos?<br>Just because you have a rivulet of perspiration running down the length of your spine like the …

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The Fifth Estate, A Film About WikiLeaks and Julian Assange

Dreamworks has released the first trailer for <i>The Fifth Estate</i>, a film about WikiLeaks starring Benedict Cumberbatch as founder Julian Assange. The …

How to Win a Street Fight Simply by Learning How to Move Your Head

Red Bank, New Jersey-based mixed martial arts fighter and trainer Travis Roesler of the Fight Smart Training Program demonstrates “how to win a …

Pardon My Dust: The Chalk Art of Peter Han | Colossal

<p>Designer Peter Han (he rejects being called an artist) has worked as a conceptual designer for a number of different video games and films, but has …

Brandon Bird’s Astonishing World of Art, An Activity Book Featuring Witty Pop Culture Fun

<i>Brandon Bird’s Astonishing World of Art</i> is an upcoming art book by Los Angeles-based artist Brandon Bird featuring his witty pop culture-themed …

Through Hollow Lands, Geometric Light Installation of 200 Fluorescent Tubes

“Through Hollow Lands” is a room-sized light installation made up of 200 fluorescent tubes suspended in a geometric arrangement of horizontal and …

Unfair Judgments

Craig of Victims of Circumsolar webcomic explains the unfair judgments we heap onto people simply by their choice of breakfast: Link

Amazing Things In The World

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

Read Oscar Wilde's exquisite love letters to Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/07/15/oscar-wilde-love-letters-bosie/

Joan Didion on Keeping a Notebook

As a lover — and keeper — of diaries and notebooks, I find myself returning again and again to the question of what compels us — what propels us — to record our impressions of the present moment in all their fragile subjectivity. From <b>Joan Didion’</b>s 1968 anthology <b>Slouching Towards Bethlehem</b> (<i>public</i> …

How To Stay Sane: The Art of Revising Your Inner Storytelling

<i>“I pray to Jesus to preserve my sanity,”</i> Jack Kerouac professed in discussing his writing routine. But those of us who fall on the more secular end of the spectrum might need a slightly more potent sanity-preservation tool than prayer. That’s precisely what writer and psychotherapist <b>Philippa Perry</b> …

How To Talk About Books You Haven’t Read

At first blush, a book titled <b>How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read</b> (<i>public library</i>) sounds at once sacrilegious in its proposition and wildly meta-ironic. Then again, it gets to the heart of a painfully familiar literary bind — that book about a fascinating sliver of science, written by a …

This Is Water: David Foster Wallace on Life

On September 12, 2008, David Foster Wallace took his own life, becoming a kind of patron-saint of the “tortured genius” myth of creativity. Just three years prior to his suicide, he stepped onto the podium at Kenyon College and delivered one of the most timeless graduation speeches of all time — …

100 Diagrams That Changed the World

Since the dawn of recorded history, we’ve been using visual depictions to map the Earth, order the heavens, make sense of time, dissect the human body, organize the natural world, perform music, and even concretize abstract concepts like consciousness and love. <b>100 Diagrams That Changed the World</b></i> …

Daily Rituals: A Guided Tour of Writers’ and Artists’ Creative Habits

<i>“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone,”</i> the William James’s famous words on habit echo. <i>“Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar.”</i><p>Given this omnibus of the daily routines of famous writers was not only one of my favorite articles to …

John Cleese on the Five Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what we can do to optimize ourselves for it. In this excerpt from his fantastic 1991 lecture, <b>John Cleese</b> (b. October 27, 1939) offers a recipe for creativity, delivered with his signature blend of cultural insight and …

Fear and Loathing in Modern Media: Hunter S. Thompson on Journalism, Politics, and the Subjective

An iconoclastic hero of the written word, <b>Hunter S. Thompson</b> (July 18, 1937–February 20, 2005) endures as the godfather of “gonzo journalism” — that once-radical, now-ubiquitous style of New Journalism that does away with claims of capital-O objectivity and instead inserts the author into the story …

The social networks of Ancient Rome

Our pick of the week’s best arts and literature stories – including how the Roman book trade worked, sign-language for rappers and Clive James on the Sopranos.<p>The Sopranos<br>Clive James | Telegraph | 20 June 2013<br>Classic appreciation from 2004, republished with a new introduction by the author. “In the …


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Byzantium puts the fear back into vampires

The teen vampires of the Twilight franchise have been relegated to the grave – and Neil Jordan is bringing the genre back to the gothic with his new film, Byzantium.<p>Jordan was of course behind the box office success of Interview with the Vampire, which combined the acting talents of Tom Cruise and …

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Arts and culture: The week in pictures


Snowden’s story is a tempting prospect for filmmakers

The story of Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, has divided opinion – but has provoked the interest of filmmakers from Hollywood to Hong Kong, Tom Brook reports.<p>America’s famous NSA leaker has attracted fascination from around the globe. And whether he is viewed as a noble whistleblower or a …

Edward Snowden

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