Amanda Paige Hori

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Lena Dunham On Sex, Oversharing And Writing About Lost 'Girls'

Lena Dunham's character on the HBO series <i>Girls</i> would be envious of Dunham.<p>On the show, about a group of friends in their 20s, Hannah is a writer who got and lost two book deals. One of her ambitions is to "lock eyes with <i>The New York Times</i> book critic Michiko Kakutani."<p>Dunham, who created and stars …

The only 'privilege' afforded to campus rape victims is actually surviving

Rape victims get called a lot of things. Sometimes it's "slut". For the 11-year-old gang rape victim in Texas, it was that she was a "spider" luring men into her web. It's not all bad, though - thanks to anti-violence activists, those who have been attacked also get called "survivors" and "brave". …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

artist has grown van gogh's ear with DNA and a 3D printer

apr 20, 2018<p>the monumental site-specific installation devised by german artist carsten höller and plant neurobiologist stefano mancuso has opened its …

​Scientists learn to selectively erase and restore memories in brain

Wiping out memories at a press of a button – just like with a ‘neuralizer’ from the Men in Black movie – may soon become a reality. Researchers have …

“Ida”: A Film Masterpiece

We are so used to constant movement and compulsive cutting in American movies that the stillness of the great new Polish film “Ida” comes as something of a shock. I can’t recall a movie that makes such expressive use of silence and portraiture; from the beginning, I was thrown into a state of awe …

Investigation: Race and Ethnicity

This investigation also includes <i>Chiara Giovanni saying it is time to eradicate the problem of racism, Raphael Mokades of RARE arguing that all</i> …

Political Scene: Just How Undemocratic Are We?

Earlier this month, a study by the political scientists Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page found that wealthy Americans exercise such a disproportionate degree of influence on government policy that it might not be accurate to describe the United States as a democracy. On this week’s Political Scene …

Carmat's artificial heart finds its way to first human patient in France

The "bioprosthetic" artificial heart from Carmat has been implanted in a human being. The procedure was performed on December 18th at France's Georges Pompidou European Hospital, and the patient is said to be doing well. Carmat says he is currently awake in the intensive care unit and is speaking …

Brain Implants Could Give People Perfect Memories And Night Vision

Soon, they could give people super senses and radically improved memory and focus.<p>"Brain implants today are where laser eye surgery was several decades ago," write Gary Marcus, an NYU professor of psychology, and Christof Koch, chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in …

The Head Of Google X Reveals Its Anti-Technology Mission Statement

Astro Teller gave a keynote at Disrupt NY to talk about what he’s doing. He is the head of Google’s forward-looking innovation lab, Google X. The team is responsible for the self-driving cars, Project Loon, Google Glass and more. And his message was very different from what you would …

Doctors Treat Depression With Brain Magnets

Meghan McGill was a freshman in college when she was diagnosed with depression. She lost interest in reading and dancing, two of her favorite …

Depression

18 Fancy Words for Specific Shapes

Circle, square, triangle—boring! There are so many more shapes than those in nature. Good thing there’s a rich vocabulary of fancy scientific words …

Language

The 10 American writers that English children should study for GCSE

Michael Gove plans to remove Of Mice and Men and To Kill a Mockingbird from school reading lists, in favour of Dickens and Austen. It's certainly a mistake to abandon American literature – but which US classics deserve a place in our classrooms?<p>Cynics will, of course, hear an echo of President …

The Origin and Cultural Evolution of Silence

A recent <i>New York Times Magazine</i> piece on the extinction of silence prompted me to revisit George Prochnik’s excellent <b>In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise</b>. As a lover of marginalia, I went straight for my notes on the book, which included this highlighted passage on the …

Alan Lightman on Our Yearning for Immortality and Why We Long for Permanence in a Universe of Constant Change

<i>“We suffer from a hallucination, from a false and distorted sensation of our own existence as living organisms,”</i> Alan Watts wrote in contemplating how our ego keeps us separate from the universe. <i>“It is almost banal to say so,”</i> Henry Miller observed, <i>“yet it needs to be stressed continually: all is</i> …

How the Novel Made the Modern World

And how the modern world unmade the novel<p>The Dream of the Great American Novel<p>By Lawrence Buell<p>Harvard/Belknap<p>The Novel: A Biography<p>By Michael Schmidt<p>Harvard/Belknap<p>Martin Amis once remarked, apropos of the idea of writing a book about America, that you might as well try to write one about people, …

Frank Lloyd Wright Tried to Solve the City

Frank Lloyd Wright hated cities. He thought that they were cramped and crowded, stupidly designed, or, more often, built without any sense of design at all. He once wrote, “To look at the plan of a great City is to look at something like the cross-section of a fibrous tumor.” Wright was always …

Literature Still Urgently Needs More Non-White, Non-Male Heroes

If privileged writers keep "writing what they know," marginalized people groups will continue to feel—and be—marginalized.<p>One of the most celebrated pieces of advice to writers is “Write what you know.” Unfortunately, it shows.<p>The demographics of published writers in the West are largely …

World Health Organization map of global alcohol consumption shows the which are the world's drunkest countries.

<i>This post originally appeared in</i> Business Insider.<p>Advertisement<p>Alcohol consumption varies widely across the globe, and the U.S. stacks up pretty well …

Exuberant Figure Sculptures Made of Colorful Metal Wire

<i>photo by M. Schmidt János</i><p>Hungarian artist Judit Rita Rabóczky uses colorful metal wire to create wonderful figure sculptures in exuberant, acrobatic …

Sculpture