Amy Knox

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Ten Reasons to Love Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and host of the new series <i>Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey</i>, explains ten reasons to love science in this video made …

New Class Teaches Logo and Brand Identity Design

You want to design a logo and brand identity, but you are wondering, “How important is a logo when designing a brand identity?” While it is often …

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How to Hone Your Creative Routine and Master the Pace of Productivity

We seem to have a strange but all too human cultural fixation on the daily routines and daily rituals of famous creators, from Vonnegut to Burroughs to Darwin — as if a glimpse of their day-to-day would somehow magically infuse ours with equal potency, or replicating it would allow us to replicate …

Singing the Lesbian Blues in 1920s Harlem

When Gertrude “Ma” Rainey—known as “The Mother of Blues”—sang, “It’s true I wear a collar and a tie, … Talk to the gals just like any old man,” in …

7 Essential Books on Music, Emotion, and the Brain

Last year, Horizon’s fascinating documentary on how music works was one of our most-liked pickings of 2010. But perhaps even more fascinating than the subject of how music works is the question of why it makes us feel the way it does. Today, we try to answer it with seven essential books that …

How to Woo a Designer

Want to learn how to woo a designer instead of offending them? The How to Woo a Designer infographic from 99designs.com gives us a look into the …

An Illustrated Guide To Cocktails: 50 Classic Cocktail Recipes, Tips, and Tales

In 2011 we featured a self-published book titled <i>An Illustrated Guide To Cocktails</i> by illustrator Elizabeth Graeber and <i>Washington City Paper</i> columnist …

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Remoralizing Marriage: Dan Savage in Conversation with Andrew Sullivan at NYPL

At a recent event from the terrific <i>LIVE from the NYPL</i> series held at the central branch of New York Public Library, Andrew Sullivan — one of my favorite people on and off the internet — took the stage to have a wide-ranging, funny, poignant, unabashedly honest conversation with celebrated sex …

Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion

Color is an essential part of how we experience the world, both biologically and culturally. One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source — the German poet, artist, and politician <b>Johann Wolfgang von Goethe</b> (August 28, 1749–March 22, 1832), who in 1810 …

Letters to Ms.: How Mary Thom Built “Social Media” for Women’s Rights in the 1970s

I recently attended the memorial for reconstructionist <b>Mary Thom</b> (June 3, 1944–April 26, 2013), whom we lost in a tragic motorcycle crash last month and who changed the voice of women’s rights as founding editor of groundbreaking feminist magazine <i>Ms.</i> In the early 1970s, just as women were emerging …

Utterly delightful: Illustrator Lynore Avery, a Brain Pickings reader from Australia, draws Susan Sontag’s favorite things: http://j.mp/118T2po

The Science of Love: How Positivity Resonance Shapes the Way We Connect

We kick-started the year with some of history’s most beautiful definitions of love. But timeless as their words might be, the poets and the philosophers have a way of escaping into the comfortable detachment of the abstract and the metaphysical, leaving open the question of what love really is on …

Sarah Jessica Parker's Twins, Tabitha And Marion, Are The Most Stylish NYC Kids (PHOTOS)

Style is hereditary, and here's proof: Sarah Jessica Parker's twin daughters, Tabitha and Marion, are the trendiest tots around. With New York City as their playground, the almost four-year-olds have displayed an innate ability to accessorize.<p>Tabitha and Marion Broderick can coordinate, power clash …

Your Ultimate Swimwear Guide

From crocheted bikinis to body-baring one-pieces, this season's swimwear has gotten a serious update. MC has put together 40 of our favorite picks in four of the summer's hottest trends.<p>From crocheted bikinis to body-baring one-pieces, this season's swimwear has gotten a serious update. <i>MC</i> has put …

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