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Roger Federer

It’s no secret that Roger Federer is the greatest tennis player ever. As David Foster Wallace wrote, he is “one of those rare, preternatural athletes …

Roger Federer

Greta Gerwig

Not every year does a filmmaker’s solo feature debut sweep you up in its sweetness and pain, in its humility and frankness, and in its confidence in …

Greta Gerwig

Elizabeth Warren

During a Senate floor debate this year, Senator Elizabeth Warren read a letter from Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow Coretta Scott King. Minutes later, …

Carmen Yulín Cruz

In September 2017, just over 100 years since every Puerto Rican became an American citizen, Hurricane Maria destroyed most of the island, killing …

Caribbean

Trevor Noah

When I think of Trevor Noah, the first image I see is from his brilliant memoir, <i>Born a Crime</i>, of Trevor’s mother throwing him out of a moving vehicle …

Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe won an Emmy for writing while starring on the Netflix show <i>Master of None</i>, but it might be more accurate to call her a Master of …

Entertainment

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Outside of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman might be associated with confrontation—with Iran, with Qatar, and especially in Yemen. But …

Mohammed bin Salman

Xi Jinping

Fifty years ago, Xi Jinping was among the millions of Chinese young people sent “down to the countryside” to learn life lessons from China’s …

Elon Musk

Suppose that in the year 3000, TIME publishes the 100 most influential people of the millennium. Who from our generation would make the list?<p>Elon …

Space Travel

Jacinda Ardern

Just 11 countries out of almost 200 are led by a woman. Let that number sink in. That’s how hard it is for a woman to rise to lead a nation.<p>Last …

Elizabeth Diller

Elizabeth Diller is a visionary. She imagines things the rest of us have to see to believe. She can turn a metaphor into brick and mortar.<p>For the …

Adam Neumann

Growing up on a kibbutz in Israel, Adam Neumann was the only boy whose family had a VCR, which made his house a magnet for the local kids. Everyone …

Startups

Robert Mueller

Robert S. Mueller III doesn’t seek deferments. After a classmate died in Vietnam, this well-to-do Princeton athlete traded his lacrosse stick for a …

Robert Mueller

The Magic of Metaphor: What Children’s Minds Reveal about the Evolution of the Imagination

<i>“Children help us to mediate between the ideal and the real,”</i> MoMA’s Juliet Kinchin wrote in her fascinating design history of childhood. Indeed, children have a penchant for disarming clarity and experience reality in ways profoundly different from adults, in the process illuminating the workings …

Salvador Dalí Illustrates Alice in Wonderland, 1969

<i>UPDATE: At long last, a restored modern edition of this lost treasure. Also: the best illustrations from 150 years of Alice in Wonderland</i><p>Last week, we marveled at Leonard Weisgard’s stunning illustrations for the first color edition of <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>, circa 1949. But it turns out they might not …

Maurice Sendak Illustrates Tolstoy

In 1961, legendary editor Ursula Norstrom sent young Maurice Sendak an exquisite letter of creative encouragement as he was spiraling into self-doubt while working on a children’s adaptation of <b>Nikolenka’s Childhood</b> (<i>public library</i>) by Leo Tolstoy, originally published in 1852 — an intense, …

Stephen Jay Gould, the Greatest Science Essayist of All Time, on Evolution and Storytelling

Harvard’s <b>Stephen Jay Gould</b> (September 10, 1941–May 20, 2002) was a man of uncommon genius and arguably our era’s greatest science essayist. In March of 2000, he took part in the annual meeting of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, themed <i>Challenges for the New Millennium</i>, at the …

Uncommon Genius: Stephen Jay Gould on Why Dot-Connecting Is the Key to Creativity

<i>“Originality often consists in linking up ideas whose connection was not previously suspected,”</i> wrote W. I. B. Beveridge in the fantastic 1957 tome <i>The Art of Scientific Investigation</i>. <i>“The role of the imagination is to create new meanings and to discover connections that, even if obvious, seem to</i> …

The uncommon genius of Stephen Jay Gould, who would've been 71 today: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/05/23/uncommon-genius-stephen-jay-gould-connections-creativity/

Drawing Mental Illness: Artist Bobby Baker’s Visual Diary

Despite our proudest cultural and medical advances, mental illness remains largely taboo, partly because the experience of it can be so challenging to articulate. But when performance artist <b>Bobby Baker</b> was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in 1996, followed by a breast cancer …

Turning Abruptly from Friendship to Love: Sartre’s Piercing Love Letter to Simone Jollivet

As a lover of spectacular love letters, especially ones between history’s creative and intellectual power couples — like those between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Charles and Ray Eames, and Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin — …

Well-Read Women: Gorgeous Watercolor Portraits of Literature’s Most Beloved Heroines

When my friend Lisa Congdon and I started our <i>Reconstructionists</i> project — a yearlong illustrated celebration of women who changed the course of history and our understanding of the world — we knew that nearly half of them would end up being women of letters. Now, New-York-based painter and fashion …

The Bed Book: Sylvia Plath’s Vintage Poems for Kids, Illustrated by Quentin Blake

In 1959, <b>Sylvia Plath</b> — celebrated poet, little-known artist, lover of the world, repressed “addict of experience”, steamy romancer — penned a lovely children’s story about the perils of self-consciousness. But it turns out it wasn’t her only: In 1976, Faber published <b>The Bed Book</b> (<i>public library</i>) — …

Harry Clarke’s Haunting 1919 Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Somewhere between Henry Holiday’s weird paintings for Lewis Carroll and Edward Gorey’s delightfully grim alphabet fall Harry Clarke‘s hauntingly beautiful and beautifully haunting 1919 illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s <i>Tales of Mystery and Imagination</i> — a collection of 29 of Poe’s tales of the …

What the Psychology of Suicide Prevention Teaches Us About Controlling Our Everyday Worries

<i>“We must gain victory, not by assaulting the walls, but by accepting them,”</i> wrote James Gordon Gilkey in his 1934 guide to how not to worry. <i>“Don’t worry about popular opinion … Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. … Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you,”</i> F. Scott …

How to Tell Love from Lust: A Timeless 1929 Litmus Test from E.B. White and James Thurber

In 1927, E. B. White pulled some strings at <i>The New Yorker</i>, where he had been working since shortly after the legendary magazine’s birth in 1925, and arranged for his friend <b>James Thurber</b> to be hired as an editor. Over the decades that followed, Thurber would go on to produce some of the magazine’s …

The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors

“Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work,” Jennifer Egan once said. This intersection of reading and writing is both a necessary bi-directional life skill for us mere mortals and a secret of iconic writers’ success, as bespoken by their personal libraries. <b>The Top Ten: Writers</b> …

Culinary Advice from James Beard, Illustrated by the Provensens

As an aficionado of both unusual cookbooks and the whimsical vintage illustrations of Alice and Martin Provensen, I’m infinitely grateful to Mimi Sheraton, who authored the wonderful <i>Seducer’s Cookbook</i>, for tipping me off to the existence of <b>The Fireside Cook Book: A Complete Guide to Fine Cooking</b> …

Viktor Frankl on the Human Search for Meaning

Celebrated Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor <b>Viktor Frankl</b> (March 26, 1905–September 2, 1997) remains best-known for his indispensable 1946 psychological memoir <b>Man’s Search for Meaning</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a meditation on what the gruesome experience of Auschwitz taught him about the …

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Neil Gaiman on the Secret of Genius

“Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul,” <i>Calvin & Hobbes</i> creator Bill Watterson observed in his superb 1990 Kenyon College commencement address, “is a rare achievement.” Indeed, the search for meaning, the life of purpose, the quest to do what makes you come alive — those …