Liz Berkowicz

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Strung Out In Heaven: Amanda Palmer on Patronage vs. Commerce, Art as Non-Ownable Nourishment, and the Story Behind Her Bowie String Quartet Tribute

“People don’t trust you without getting to know you and watching you work and seeing you make good on your word.”<p>On a gray January morning, I was taking a run through a London cemetery, the BBC in my ear, when news of David Bowie’s death broke. It was astonishing to observe the immediate and …

UNEARTHED: Found + Made at Oakland Museum of California

<i>Today from our partners at</i> Art Practical<i>, we bring you Vivian Sming’s review of</i> UNEARTHED: Found + Made <i>at Oakland Museum of California. The author</i> …

The MoMA Cookbook: Vintage Recipes and Reflections on Food by Salvador Dalí, Louise Bourgeois, Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, and Other Great Artists

From Dalí’s red salad to Warhol’s cream of tomato soup.<p><i>“Art is a form of nourishment,”</i> Susan Sontag wrote in her diary. This, perhaps, is why the relationship between art and nourishment has such a long history of transcending the metaphorical, from the cuisine of Futurism to Liberace’s cookbook to …

Intuition of the Instant: French Philosopher Gaston Bachelard on Our Paradoxical Experience of Time

“If our heart were large enough to love life in all its detail, we would see that every instant is at once a giver and a plunderer…”<p><i>“All eternity is in the moment,”</i> Mary Oliver wrote. One of the greatest lines of poetry is also a sublime summation of one of the greatest debates in the history of …

Yoko Ono’s Playful and Philosophical Action-Poems About How to Live with Greater Attentiveness to the World

“Watch a hundred-year-old tree breathe. Thank the tree in your mind for showing us how to grow and stay.”<p>In 1964, artist <b>Yoko Ono</b> (b. February 18, 1933) published <i>Grapefruit</i> — a collection of her poems, drawings, and instructions for life, constituting a sort of whimsical activity book for grownups. …

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The Best Children’s Books of 2015

From power-hungry sheep to power-hungry tigers, by way of ghosts, E.E. Cummings, and the unseen Dr. Seuss.<p><i>“I don’t write for children,”</i> Maurice Sendak scoffed in his final interview. <i>“I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!’”</i> Some generations earlier, J.R.R. Tolkien vehemently asserted …

Sheep Parade Through Central Madrid: Pictures

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Uncertainty and Our Search for Meaning: Legendary Psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom on How We Glean Our Sense of Purpose

“The search for meaning, much like the search for pleasure, must be conducted obliquely. Meaning ensues from meaningful activity: the more we deliberately pursue it, the less likely are we to find it.”<p>“The sole purpose of human existence,” Carl Jung wrote in his notebooks, “is to kindle a light in …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Little Red Riding Hood, Reimagined in Extraordinary Laser Die-Cut Paper Illustrations

“All the better to eat you with!”<p>The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are among the most beloved and enduring storytelling our civilization has produced. Wildly whimsical and highly visual, they have bewitched generations of lay readers and a multitude of celebrated artists, who have reimagined …

Literature

How We Elevate Each Other: Viktor Frankl on the Human Spirit and Why Idealism Is the Best Realism

“If we take man as he really is, we make him worse. But if we overestimate him … we promote him to what he really can be.”<p>Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor <b>Viktor Frankl</b> (March 26, 1905–September 2, 1997) is a timeless testament to the luminous tenacity of the human spirit. His 1946 …

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The Artist’s Reality: Mark Rothko’s Little-Known Writings on Art, Artists, and What the Notion of Plasticity Reveals about Storytelling

“While the authority of the doctor or plumber is never questioned, everyone deems himself a good judge and an adequate arbiter of what a work of art should be and how it should be done.”<p><i>“Artists have no choice but to express their lives,”</i> Anne Truitt wrote in her endlessly insightful diary. If it’s …

Book Review: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

<b>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</b><p><b>By: Amy Morin</b><p><b>Published By: William Morrow & Company</b><p><b>Publication Date: December 23, 2014</b><p><b>Page Count: 272</b><p><b>Buy it</b> …

The Essential Techniques That Every Home Cook Should Know

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're going back to basics with the essential cooking techniques -- think of this as Cooking 101.</i><p>The problem with cooking basics is that people often …

A Novel of the “Post-Wounded Woman”

This is how much I liked Catherine Lacey’s début novel, “Nobody Is Ever Missing”: I read it over a summer weekend, mostly transfixed, earmarking nearly every other page to identify perceptions or turns of phrase I might wish to return to. The novel is an unlikely page-turner, since it takes place …

Books

Barbara Walters on the Art of Conversation, How to Talk to Bores, and What Truman Capote Teaches Us About Being Interesting

What <i>The Paris Review</i> has done for the art of the interview in print, <b>Barbara Walters</b> has done for it on television. By the time she was forty, Walters was seen by more people than any other woman on TV and had grown famous for her ability not only to land interviews with seemingly unapproachable …

New Technology Could Take The Drill Out Of The Dentist’s Office

Researchers at King's College London have developed a technique called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralzation, in which a device they've dubbed a "healing hand piece" is placed over the site of a cavity. The tool emits a small electrical current that promotes the remineralization of …

Emerging Technology

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When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Got an Empty Peanut Butter Jar? Use It for Overnight Oats

Between my daily breakfast of toast and almond butter and my husband's post-workout peanut butter smoothies, we go through a lot of nut butter in my …

Breakfast

Ramp and Mushroom Tart

Heat 3 tbsp. oil in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, shallot, and salt and pepper; stir to coat in oil, and cover skillet. Cook …

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Brazo de Reina From 'Yucatán'

<i>Brazo de reina</i> is a large <i>tamal</i> filled with hardboiled eggs and served in generous slices. The name translates to "Queen's arm," which does little to describe the delightful complexity of the dish. David Sterling's recipe in his new cookbook, <i>Yucatán</i>, is a time-consuming one. There are pumpkin seeds …

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March 13, 1964: What the Kitty Genovese Murder Teaches Us About Empathy, Apathy, and Our Human Predicament

In the small hours of March 13, 1964, a young Italian-American woman in Queens got attacked, raped, and stabbed to death seventeen times over the course of half an hour outside her small apartment house on Austin Street in Kew Gardens. Thirty-eight of her neighbors witnessed the attack. No one did …

Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Crucial Difference Between Success and Mastery

<i>“You gotta be willing to fail… if you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far,”</i> Steve Jobs cautioned. <i>“There is no such thing as failure — failure is just life trying to move us in another direction,”</i> Oprah counseled new Harvard graduates. In his wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly …

The Nature of the Self: Experimental Philosopher Joshua Knobe on How We Know Who We Are

<i>“The fate of the world depends on the Selves of human beings,”</i> pioneering educator Annemarie Roeper wrote in her meditation on how poorly we understand the self. Indeed, while philosophers may argue that the self is a toxic illusion and psychologists may insist that it’s forever changing, we tend …

22 Easy One-Pot Meals With No Meat

Because doing dishes SUCKS.

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