Curated Miscellany

By Bryan | Music, art, stories, videos, other stuff. Curated.

Following the Terrorists’ Script

Desperate refugees flee persecution and war, but American politicians — worried about security risks — refuse to accept them.

That’s the situation today, but it’s also the shameful way we responded as Jews were fleeing Nazi Germany in the 1930s. In the shadow of one world war, on the eve of another, …

World Politics


Caspian - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

What making music does to your brain

What’s it like to have a song inside your head, itching to get out? A neuroscientist and a songwriter compare notes from the frontier of music and

The Brain

4 Mistakes That Are Built into Your Brain

“Cognitive bias is the biggest self-imposed obstacle to progress, not only for oneself but in the end, for all mankind.” ~UnknownOn a beautiful …

The Brain

What Happens After a Terrorist Attack?

Late on Saturday, the evening after the terrorist attacks, a group of friends gathered at an eccentric dive bar, Stolly’s, on the edge of the Marais. It’s just the sort of small, hip place that exists all over the Eleventh Arrondisement and had been targeted the night before. The friends were in …


Buddhist communities, figures respond to Paris attacks

Sharon Salzberg, Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, SGI-USA, and others share prayers for Paris after November 13th's terrorist attacks.The post …


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Chateau St.

Nazare, Portugal

The walking


We need hope, or else we cannot endure



Lunch with flowers

My Portraits

Alpine Sunset Road II

The White Collection ( LXXXIII )



Remains of Past

Bubbles born in the lens :)


Salk Institute

Winter Glow

Golden autumn


South of Holly