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Joan Didion’s Favorite Books of All Time, in a Handwritten Reading List

Having long lamented the dearth of reading lists by female cultural icons — amid a wealth of excellent but chromosomally skewed ones by such luminaries as Leo Tolstoy, Alan Turing, Brian Eno, David Bowie, Stewart Brand, Carl Sagan, and Neil deGrasse Tyson — I set out to find a worthy counterpoint. …

Literature

Michael Keaton Talks Birdman & Springsteen: Rule Breakers

The 12 Cabs of Christmas: Wines to Enjoy This Holiday | Hollywood Reporter

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How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love

<i>“There is an ugliness in being paid for work one does not like,”</i> Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary in 1941. Indeed, finding a sense of purpose and doing what makes the heart sing is one of the greatest human aspirations — and yet too many people remain caught in the hamster wheel of unfulfilling work. …

Pioneering Psychologist Jerome Bruner on the 6 Pillars of Creativity and How to Master the Art of “Effective Surprise”

One of the greatest preoccupations not only of our culture but of our civilization is the question of what creativity is, dating back to the dawn of recorded thought. But it wasn’t until the advent of modern psychology in the early twentieth century that our answers to the question began to take …

Why “Psychological Androgyny” Is Essential for Creativity

Despite the immense canon of research on creativity — including its four stages, the cognitive science of the ideal creative routine, the role of memory, and the relationship between creativity and mental illness — very little has focused on one of life’s few givens that equally few of us can …

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

Transparent House Consists of Alternating Levels Connected by Multiple Staircases

Located near Omiya Station in Saitama, Japan, the <i>S-House</i> is a transparent home with an extraordinary, avant-garde geometric structure. Created by Tokyo-based practice Yuusuke Karasawa Architects, the two-story building is split into five levels of wall-less rooms connected by over a dozen …

Architecture

New Trailer for Katie Holmes' Vigilante Thriller MISS MEADOWS

Hollywood's Most Powerful Authors: Gillian Flynn on Adapting 'Gone Girl,' Being Too 'Wimpy' for Crime Reporting and Her Best Advice to Writers (Q&A)

All three of Flynn's books have been optioned, with Reese Witherspoon producing one adaptation and Amy Adams starring in another.<p><b>Gillian Flynn's</b> …

Hollywood

Hollywood Salaries Revealed, From Movie Stars to Agents (and Even Their Assistants)

Who rakes in a whopping $75 million? Who are the highest-paid TV stars? And how much can you make working in an agency mailroom? In its Money Issue, …

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: Competition Between Apple and Google is More Brutal Than Ever

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and former SVP of products, Jonathan Rosenberg, recently published a new book entitled "How Google Works, which explores topics like corporate culture, strategy, talent, innovation, dealing with disruption, and more. The duo have done an interview with …

As Roku grows, it’s moving towards pay-to-play for successful channels

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock<p>With 1,800 channels and growing, Roku is easily the largest TV app publishing platform. The …

TV is viewed as holding more promise for screenwriters than movies

Scott Frank likes to call himself "the least bitter writer in Hollywood," and given how much success he's had in his 30-year career, you could argue he should be. These days, though, reflecting on the state of the film industry that he loves, he has a hard time sounding upbeat — and in that, he …

Nabokov on Inspiration and the Six Short Stories Everyone Should Read

<i>“Show up, show up, show up,”</i> Isabel Allende advised, <i>“and after a while the muse shows up, too.”</i> <i>“Inspiration is for amateurs,”</i> Chuck Close famously proclaimed, <i>“the rest of us just show up and get to work.”</i> <i>“When you work regularly,”</i> Gretchen Rubin asserted, <i>“inspiration strikes regularly.”</i> But as …

Mid-year musts: The best of 2014 – so far

We’re halfway through the year, so no better time to catch up on the movies, books, TV, music, etc. you’ve missed<p><b>“The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's 'Ulysses'" by Kevin Birmingham:</b> Joyce's modernist masterpiece changed not only literature, but the legal history of censorship in …

Paul Mazursky dies: 5 of the writer-director's most memorable movies

Filmmaker Paul Mazursky, who died Monday at age 84, may not have been as well known as some of his contemporaries —<p>Woody Allen, Robert Altman,Martin Scorsese— but over the course of his career, the five-time Oscar nominee left his mark on cinema as a writer and director of intelligent, quirky, …

Paul Mazursky dies: A 2011 interview with the vivid raconteur

Paul Mazursky, who died Monday evening at the age of 84, was a great interview.<p>I had the opportunity to sit down with the Oscar-nominated writer/director three years ago at his office in Beverly Hills just days before he received the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. career achievement honor.<p>He was …

James Michael Kriha Photography

Nebraska born and based filmmaker and photographer James Michael Kriha loves art and creating stories either through imagery or film. He describes …

Photography

Cruzer Vegan in Los Angeles, CA. Call us at (323) 666-0600. Check out our location and hours, and latest menu with reviews and ratings.

WELCOME TO CRUZER<br>VEGAN PIZZERIA<p>Cruzer Pizza is the only 100% Vegan Italian Restaurant in Los Angeles. People come from all over Los Angeles and even …

Los Angeles