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How to Make a Ricky Board: A Creative Exercise from David Lynch

It’s not uncommon for creators chiefly acclaimed in one medium to make lesser-known yet wonderful art in another: Patti Smith’s poetry, Sylvia Plath’s drawings, Marilyn Monroe’s unpublished verses, Richard Feynman’s sketches, René Magritte’s sheet music covers, J.R.R. Tolkien’s original …

New Spacewalk Brief for ISS Expedition 36

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Great Story

The year of reading more and writing better is well underway with writing advice the likes of <b>David Ogilvy</b>’s 10 no-bullshit tips, <b>Henry Miller</b>’s 11 commandments, <b>Jack Kerouac</b>’s 30 beliefs and techniques, <b>John Steinbeck</b>’s 6 pointers, and various invaluable insight from other great writers. Now comes <b>Kurt</b> …

Susan Sontag on Why Lists Appeal to Us, Plus Her Listed Likes and Dislikes

<i>“The list is the origin of culture,”</i> Umberto Eco famously proclaimed. Whether or not he was right about origin, the list is very much a currency of culture, today’s favorite attention-exploitation device in an information economy of countless listicles and innumerable numerical headlines. But what …

'Beside Ourselves' Explores Human-Animal Connections

<i>Note: The audio and text of this review describe a major plot point that is not revealed until partway into the book.</i><p>If you know Karen Joy Fowler's writing only from her clever, 2004 best-seller, <i>The Jane Austen Book Club,</i> you're in for a shock. Fowler's new novel, <i>We Are All Completely Beside</i> …

Meet The Middle School Metal Band From Flatbush, Brooklyn

They are way cooler than you'll ever be, basically.

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Color Theory: Mellow Yellow

Inside the Brooklyn Townhouse of Mike D of the Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys founding member Mike Diamond (Mike D) recently gave The New York Times an inside look at the Brooklyn townhouse he shares with his wife …

Beastie Boys

See Water Liars Soundtrack a Sad Striptease in ‘Wyoming’

Back in February, Water Liars shared “Linens,” a country tune well-versed in mid-life loneliness. Now, singer-guitarist Justin Kinkel-Schuster and …

BrooklynVegan

It's the unofficial start of summer and here's our guide to shows in NYC over Memorial Day Weekend.<p>Listen to another new song from The Get Up Kids' …