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What Depression Is Really Like

“The gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain.”<p>In a piercing letter to his brother, Vincent van Gogh captured the mental anguish of depression in a devastatingly perfect visceral metaphor: <i>“One feels as if one were lying bound hand and foot at the bottom of</i> …

The Life of the Mind: Oliver Sacks’s 121 Formative and Favorite Books from a Lifetime of Reading

From Descartes to Curie to the Oxford English Dictionary, a biblio-anatomy of an unrepeatable mind.<p>A Galileo of the mind and a Goethe of medicine, <b>Oliver Sacks</b> (July 9, 1933–August 30, 2015) considered his patients “more instructive than any book.” And yet he enchanted the world with their stories …

Literature

A Highly Theatrical Lip Synch Performance of the Song ‘Mambo’ Using Brilliant Facial Expressions

The remarkably talented Argentinian actor Luciano Rosso showed off his incredible emotive skills with a highly theatrical lip sync performance of the …

Web Hosting

Texas GOP v. Planned Parenthood: A Scorecard

Almost six months ago, undercover videos purported to show Planned Parenthood official in Texas discussing illegal acts. Texas Republicans pounced, …

Iris Murdoch on the Fluidity of Gender and Sexuality: Her Intensely Beautiful Love Letters to Brigid Brophy

“It’s snowing (big flakes) and I love you.”<p><i>“A self that goes on changing goes on living,”</i> Virginia Woolf wrote in her defense of letter writing as the humanest art. Hardly any writer has filled this ideal with more ever-changing aliveness than the great Irish novelist and philosopher <b>Iris Murdoch</b> …

Literature

3D Illustrations of Pop Culture Characters and Objects Deserted in a Post-Apocalyptic World

In “Stretched Out”, a drowsy Simon’s Cat who has been sleeping outside all day was awoken by his human who was ready to feed him dinner. As with many …

Photographer Cleverly Captures the Often Unseen View of Cats From Underneath a Glass Table

<i>British Shorthair</i><p>Lithuanian photographer Andrius Burba has captured a whole other side of finicky felines with his very clever photo series …

Ursula Le Guin Gives Insightful Writing Advice in Her Free Online Workshop

Though it's sometimes regarded as a pretentious-sounding term for genre writers who don't want to associate with genre, I've always liked the phrase …

Donald Barthelme’s Syllabus Highlights 81 Books Essential for a Literary Education

Flann O’Brien, At Swim Two-Birds<p>Flann O’Brien, The Third Policeman<p>Isaac Babel, Collected Short Stories<p>Borges, Labyrinths<p>Garcia Marquez, One Hundred …

Hunter S. Thompson Interviews Keith Richards, and Very Little Makes Sense

Let's rewind the videotape to 1993. Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson finally gets to interview Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. The …

Professional Pickpocket Apollo Robbins Explains the Art of Misdirection

<i>You've got to pick-a-pocket or two.</i><p>Unlike the Artful Dodger and other light-fingered urchins brought to life by Charles Dickens and, more recently, …

Charles Barkley

Free on Hulu: Stream Fellini’s 8 1/2, La Strada & Other Classic & Contemporary Films

You're at a social gathering, in a classroom, at a weekend getaway. Someone makes a reference and everyone gets it but you. It happens, so what? No …

Hear a Great Radio Documentary on William S. Burroughs Narrated by Iggy Pop

William S. Burroughs is one of the most mythologized American authors of the 20th century. When you recall the details of his life, they read like …

The 430 Books in Marilyn Monroe’s Library: How Many Have You Read?

If you’re a reader and user of social media, you’ve likely tested your lifetime reading list against the BBC Book Quiz.<p>Or perhaps you've allowed your …

I Wrote 100 Terrible Stories That I'm Glad You'll Never Read

Several years ago, I was getting burned out in my high-stress newspaper job, and I came across a fancy hardcover book listing science fiction …

Creative Writing

This Week's TV: Magic Is Addictive, But the Devil Wants to Help

<i>The Magicians</i> and <i>Lucifer</i> premiere, and <i>The Venture Bros.</i> return after three years! <i>The Vampire Diaries, The Originals</i> and <i>Grimm ret</i>urn from hiatus! Best …

TV

Carlo Mollino’s private Polaroids

Carlo Mollino (1905-1973) was an architect, designer, photographer and writer, not to mention a race-car driver and a pilot. His buildings include …

Sunday Sex Reads: AdultFriendFinder breach, Ex Machina, libertarian porn

<i>Meet indie erotica’s perfect couple: Filthy Housewives and Bisexual Husbands.</i>• Two of Britain’s top creatives have teamed up to make one of <b>the most</b> …

Inverse Path USB armory: Secure computer on a stick

The Inverse Path USB armory ($130) is a little USB stick with an entire computer onboard (800MHz ARM processor, 512MB RAM), designed to be a portable …

The problem with 'pumpkin spice' security bugs

<i>Bad Password is a hacking and security column by Violet Blue. Every week she'll be exploring the trendy new cyberhysteria, the state of the infosec community and the ever-eroding thing that used to be called "privacy." Bad Password cuts through the greed, fear mongering and jargon with expertise, a</i> …

Facebook: I want out

I have to come clean. I just lied to two people I care about very deeply.<p>I said I was “under the weather” as an excuse for not seeing them. But I’m …

Social Media

The cyberpsychologist is in

My first session with a cyberpsychologist didn't go so well.<p>She asked me to lay back on the couch, relax, and "think of cyber."<p>"You know," she said, "what you do when you're angry."<p>"Well, I don't really cyber when I'm angry-" She cut in, "Do you have penetration problems?"<p>"No!" I stammered, "I ... …

cyberpsychology

Kristen Stewart on Gender Equality in Hollywood: Stop Complaining, Go Do Something About It.

Kristen was initially reported to be talking about Oscars diversity and people got pissed.<p>Kristen Stewart has a message for those complaining over gender equality in Hollywood: "Go do something about it."<p>The actress admitted that she is "bored" by the ongoing debate, but people should be more …

4 Things Macklemore Told Us About ‘White Privilege II’

Late last week, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis released a new song called “White Privilege II,” featuring the poet and singer Jamila Woods. In the song, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

A Texas Teacher Convicted of Having Sex with a Student Is Suing the Student for Filming It

What a mess.<p>A Corpus Christi teacher who was convicted of having sex with a 17-year-old student and pleaded no contest to an affair with another has sued the first student for recording their sexual encounter.<p><i>The New York Daily News</i> reported Tanya Ramirez, a 31-year-old former teacher and coach at …

Crime

The Classic Cyberpunk Novel Altered Carbon Is Becoming A Netflix Series

Add another entry to the long list of amazing things Netflix is doing with their original programming. They’ve just picked up the rights to <i>Altered</i> …

All of a Sudden, I'm Way More Excited For DC's Upcoming Movies Than Marvel's

Something strange has happened in the endless war for domination of superhero movies. After years of Marvel ceaselessly kicking DC’s ass, I feel as …

An Exclusive Look at the Brand New Xena Comic!

Xena, Warrior Princess is returning to TV soon, and Dynamite Comics is celebrating with an all-new <i>Xena</i> ongoing comic book series based on Xena and …

Comics

Every Writer Who Freaks Out About Negative Reviews Needs To Read This Now

Mean book reviews are a fact of life nowadays. And if you spend any time in a workshop, you’re going to hear some pretty harsh feedback. But Cecilia …

The Crazy Weapons TSA Confiscated In 2015: It Gets Worse Every Year

Are you traveling anytime soon? Well, rather than sneering at the mere sight of a TSA agent, maybe you should be stopping to give them a hug—because …

Flying