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The Incredible Shrinking EU Bank

European regulators seem intent on making it harder for banks to fund themselves. The painful wind-down of Hypo Alpe Adria Bank in Austria shows …

Life-sized Elephant from one Piece of Paper by Origami Artist Sipho Mabona 

Life-sized Elephant from one Piece of Paper by Origami Artist Sipho Mabona

Lights Out

(vimeo link)<p>Warning: watch this scary film in the daylight, or at least <i>not</i> just before bed. Lights Out, a short film by David Sandberg, illustrates …

The Benjamin Franklin Effect: The Surprising Psychology of How to Handle Haters

<i>“We are what we pretend to be,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut famously wrote, <i>“so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”</i> But given how much our minds mislead us, what if we don’t realize when we’re pretending — who are we then? That’s precisely what <b>David McRaney</b> explores in <b>You Are Now Less Dumb: How to</b> …

Freud’s Life and Legacy, in a Comic

While Freud may have engineered his own myth and many of his theories may have been disputed in the decades since his heyday, he remains one of the most influential figures in the history of psychiatry and psychology. And yet for many, Freud is more metaphor than man and his name summons only a …

Dinner with Mr. Darcy: Recipes from Jane Austen’s Novels and Letters

As a hopeless lover of imaginative cookbooks, especially ones with a literary or art bend — from homages like <i>The Alice in Wonderland Cookbook</i> and <i>Modern Art Desserts</i> to conceptual masterpieces like <i>The Futurist Cookbook</i> to actual recipes by Alexandre Dumas, Andy Warhol, Liberace, George Orwell, and …

The Nature of the Self: Experimental Philosopher Joshua Knobe on How We Know Who We Are

<i>“The fate of the world depends on the Selves of human beings,”</i> pioneering educator Annemarie Roeper wrote in her meditation on how poorly we understand the self. Indeed, while philosophers may argue that the self is a toxic illusion and psychologists may insist that it’s forever changing, we tend …

The Distracted Public: Saul Bellow on How Writers and Artists Save Us from the “Moronic Inferno” of Our Time

In 1990, fourteen years after he received the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Pulitzer Prize, and two years after being awarded the National Medal of Arts, <b>Saul Bellow</b> (June 10, 1915–April 5, 2005) delivered a lecture at Oxford University titled <b>“The Distracted Public.”</b> Eventually included in <b>It All</b> …

The Science of Our Warped Perception of Time, Animated

Why the same amount of time can seem to fly or slow to a crawl depending on the context.<p>In 2013, a mind-bending read on the psychology of why time slows down when we’re afraid, speeds up as we age, and gets warped when we’re on vacation became one of the year’s most popular articles. Now, …

Wondrous Beauty: How Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte Pioneered the Ideal of the Independent Woman

Nineteen-year-old naval officer Jerome Bonaparte was on the run. During a minor skirmish in the Caribbean, he had fired a warning shot over a British ship but accidentally hit the rigging. To avoid an international incident, he had to lay low for a few months. Under a pseudonym, he made his way to …

Italo Calvino on Distraction, Procrastination, and Newspapers as the Proto-Time-Waster

In the early 1980s, shortly before Saul Bellow lamented “the distracted public,” another literary titan, <b>Italo Calvino</b> — a sage of the written word, feminist, keen critic of America, man of heartening New Year’s resolutions — considered the role of distraction in his own life. In his short …

March 13, 1964: What the Kitty Genovese Murder Teaches Us About Empathy, Apathy, and Our Human Predicament

In the small hours of March 13, 1964, a young Italian-American woman in Queens got attacked, raped, and stabbed to death seventeen times over the course of half an hour outside her small apartment house on Austin Street in Kew Gardens. Thirty-eight of her neighbors witnessed the attack. No one did …

In Pieces: French Illustrator Marion Fayolle’s Wordless Narratives About Human Relationships

<b>In Pieces</b> (<i>public library</i> | <i>IndieBound</i>) is an uncommon piece of visual poetry by French illustrator and comic artist Marion Fayolle that calls to mind at once the surrealist whimsy of <i>Codex Seraphinianus</i>, the visual neatness of Gregory Blackstock’s illustrated lists, and the vignettes of Blexbolex — …

Einstein on Fairy Tales and Education

Albert Einstein, celebrated as “the quintessential modern genius,” is credited with many things — from era-defining scientific discoveries to great wisdom on everything from creativity to kindness to war to the secret to learning anything. Among them is also a sentiment of admirable insight yet …