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The World’s Most Lyrical Footnote: Physicist Richard Feynman on the Life-Expanding Common Ground Between the Scientific and the Poetic Worldviews

“Far more marvelous is the truth than any artists of the past imagined it.”<p>In looking back on the past year, I keep returning to <i>The Universe in Verse</i> as a singular highlight — that labor-of-love celebration of the common ground between poetry and science, standing as a contemporary testament to …

Literature

Mary Oliver on What Attention Really Means and Her Moving Eulogy to Her Soul Mate

“Attention without feeling … is only a report.”<p><b>Mary Oliver</b> is one of our era’s most beloved and prolific poets — a sage of wisdom on the craft of poetry and a master of its magic; a woman as unafraid to be witty as she is to wise. For more than forty years, Oliver lived on Cape Cod with the love of …

Literature

fiona Louise Larkins

"Fiona is an outstanding photographer. When you look at his stream, you see that excellent landscapes, portraits, and special details. All the …

Challenging the rules of street photography

<b>Heather Buckley’s images are a defiant and unconventional approach to street photography. She discusses with Oliver Atwell how she puts her personal</b> …

Street Photography

Subjectifying the Universe: Ursula K. Le Guin on Science and Poetry as Complementary Modes of Comprehending and Tending to the Natural World

“Science describes accurately from outside, poetry describes accurately from inside. Science explicates, poetry implicates. Both celebrate what they describe.”<p><i>“What men are poets,”</i> the Nobel-winning physicist Richard Feynman asked in what may be the world’s most poetic footnote, <i>“who can speak of</i> …

Literature

Survivors of a chemical attack in Syria tell their stories for the first time

<b>Northern Syria (CNN) —</b> The air in the camp is thick, fraught with the muted mourning of people who have been through more than they can comprehend, people whose losses penetrate their souls and whose fears are so great that they can barely express them.<p>These feelings are perhaps best described …

Middle East

Abraham Lincoln on Living with Loss: His Magnificent Letter of Consolation to a Grief-stricken Young Woman

On trusting that time will transmute the unbearable pain of grief into “a sad sweet feeling in your heart.”<p>One of the noblest leaders in Western civilization, <b>Abraham Lincoln</b> (February 12, 1809–April 15, 1865) led a difficult life punctuated by tragedy — his mother’s death when he was only nine, the …

Literature

Don’t Heed the Haters: Albert Einstein’s Wonderful Letter of Support to Marie Curie in the Midst of Scandal

“If the rabble continues to occupy itself with you, then simply don’t read that hogwash, but rather leave it to the reptile for whom it has been fabricated.”<p>Few things are more disheartening to witness than the bile which small-spirited people of inferior talent often direct at those endowed with …

Literature

Frida Kahlo on How Love Amplifies Beauty: Her Breathtaking Tribute to Diego Rivera

“I do not think that the banks of a river suffer because they let the river flow.”<p>As artists, <b>Frida Kahlo</b> (July 6, 1907–July 13, 1954) and <b>Diego Rivera</b> (December 8, 1886–November 24, 1957) each possessed boundless talent bolstered by an unbending will. As partners, they possessed each other with a …

Stunning, Sensual Illustrations for a Rare 1913 Edition of Walt Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’ by English Artist Margaret C. Cook

“Thoughts, silent thoughts, of Time and Space and Death…”<p>When thirty-six-year-old Walt Whitman self-published <i>Leaves of Grass</i> in the summer of 1855, having poured the whole of his being into this unusual and daring labor of love, it fell upon unreceptive and downright hostile ears — a rejection that …

Literature

Eleni Nikologlou | Collections

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OS X

Shakespeare’s Twitter Account

On February 13, just after midnight, the Daily Kerouac Twitter account tweeted, “As I’m writing this, the radio says there’s a foot of snow falling on Long Island.” A Twitter user named Susan replied, “Turn off the radio, go outside and listen to the snow.” As I read the exchange, I happened to be …

Literature

Between Me and My Real Self: On Vernon Lee

<i>There is in one’s own jottings something curiously unique; and after a lifetime spent in working on my own notes, I still sometimes catch myself feeling as if such manipulation of them came between me and my real self.</i> —Vernon Lee<p>Vernon Lee was the nom de plume of Violet Paget (1856–1935), a writer …

Theodor W. Adorno

Meryl Streep Reads “Morning Song” by Sylvia Plath

A paean and requiem for new parenthood — the love, the strangeness, the surreal and magnetic disorientation of it.<p>In contemplating the parallels between being an artist and being a parent, the psychologist turned pioneering sculptor Anne Truitt wrote of “an understanding deeper than my own of what …

Literature

Phone sex workers spill our darkest, dirtiest fantasies – in pictures

Scat fetishes, female bodybuilder fantasies ... phone sex professionals have heard it all. Phil Toledano has photographed them in their own homes, showing the reality behind the fantasy. Here, they divulge their most intriguing conversations<p>Read more: the secret lives of phone sex workers

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Paris Review - Henri Cole, The Art of Poetry No. 98

Interviewed by Sasha Weiss<p>Issue 209, Summer 2014<p>In Nags Head, North Carolina, 1978.<p>Henri Cole lives alone in a small, bright apartment on the top floor of a five-story building in the South End neighborhood of Boston. He works in solitude many hours a day. Cole comes from a family of five children, …

Literature

Belonging

I have wrestled with the concept of belonging for many years. Since leaving my South African home at age 23, I have been singled out as not …

Time I

Erich Fromm’s 6 Rules of Listening: The Great Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist on the Art of Unselfish Understanding

“Understanding and loving are inseparable. If they are separate, it is a cerebral process and the door to essential understanding remains closed.”<p><i>“An experience makes its appearance only when it is being said,”</i> wrote Hannah Arendt in reflecting on how language confers reality upon existence. <i>“And</i> …

8 fatos sobre A guerra não tem rosto de mulher, de Svetlana Aleksiévitch

<b>Em A guerra não tem rosto de mulher, Svetlana Aleksiévitch apresenta a história da Segunda Guerra Mundial do ponto de vista de mulheres que estiveram</b> …

World Poetry Day 21 March

Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is …

Breakthrough study reveals how LSD dissolves a person's sense of self

A fascinating study led by scientists at the University of Zurich has uncovered key insights into the mechanisms behind how our brain generates our …

Neuroscience

Einstein on Grief, Time, Eternity, and the Privilege of Old Age: His Beautiful Letter to the Bereaved Queen of Belgium

“…and Mozart remains as beautiful and tender as he always was and always will be.”<p><b>Albert Einstein</b> (March 14, 1879–April 18, 1955) is celebrated as “the quintessential modern genius.” But surely there is something more expansive than his undeniable scientific brilliance to warrant such high …

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

For the past half-century, sleep researcher <b>Rosalind D. Cartwright</b> has produced some of the most compelling and influential work in the field, enlisting modern science in revising and expanding the theories of Jung and Freud about the role of sleep and dreams in our lives. In <b>The Twenty-four Hour</b> …

Wanderlust: Rebecca Solnit on How Walking Vitalizes the Meanderings of the Mind

“I suspect that the mind, like the feet, works at about three miles an hour. If this is so, then modern life is moving faster than the speed of thought, or thoughtfulness.”<p><i>“Of all ridiculous things,”</i> Kierkegaard wrote in contemplating our greatest source of unhappiness, <i>“the most ridiculous seems to</i> …

Neither Victims Nor Executioners: Albert Camus on the Antidote to Violence

“If he who bases his hopes on human nature is a fool, he who gives up in the face of circumstances is a coward.”<p><i>“Progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated and reimagined if it is to survive,”</i> Zadie Smith wrote in her spectacular essay on optimism and …

Paris Review - John Steinbeck, The Art of Fiction No. 45

Interviewed by Nathaniel Benchley<p>Issue 48, Fall 1969<p>EDITOR’S NOTE: John Steinbeck had agreed to a Paris Review interview late in his life. He had earlier been coy about it, but then wanted the interview very much. He was, unfortunately, too sick to work on the project, though it was at the end …

Literature

Adorable Portraits of Dogs Catching Treats in Mid-Air

La dernière série de Christian Vieler, photographe de chiens, propose des couples de bassets, des border collies et des labradors qui tentent …

No Signs? 9 Reasons We Miss The Psychology of Mass Murderers

Did you know that severe/untreated mental illness accounts for between 5% and 15% of community violence, according to the Treatment Advocacy …

Georgia O’Keeffe on Success, Public Opinion, and What It Means to Be an Artist, in a Letter to Sherwood Anderson

<b>Georgia O’Keeffe</b> (November 15, 1887–March 6, 1986), celebrated as America’s first great female artist, was a woman of strong opinions on art, life, and setting priorities and an uncommon gift for committing to words what she committed to canvas. But some of her most revelatory insights on art and …

Jennifer Egan on Writing, the Trap of Approval, and the Most Important Discipline for Aspiring Writers

“You can only write regularly if you’re willing to write badly… Accept bad writing as a way of priming the pump, a warm-up exercise that allows you to write well.”<p><i>“Be a good steward of your gifts,”</i> the poet Jane Kenyon urged in what remains the finest advice on writing I’ve encountered. And yet for …