How to be alone, wake up from illusion, master the art of asking, fathom your place in the universe, and more. After the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books and best science books,
Writing for children is a revolutionary act, or at least, I think it can be. The ideas we put in their minds will shape the human beings they are growing up to be. I take that responsibility, that challenge,
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“By using stale metaphors, similes and idioms, you save much mental effort, at the cost of leaving your meaning vague, not only for your reader but for yourself.” George Orwell (June 25, 1903–January 1950)
Bob Dylan likes to use other people's words, and images. Some people object to this. Robert Warmuth called him "Bob Charlatan." Joni Mitchell called him a plagiarist. Dylan is tired of this whole subject.
I. Once, when I was very young and foolish, I threw a party, the refreshments for which consisted exclusively of deviled eggs. Mind you, there was some variety: I made deviled eggs with bacon, deviled
For years, I carried the same map wherever I went. When I wasn’t travelling, Scotch tape held it to the back of my bedroom door: it was visible to me when the door was closed, but invisible to almost else.
What literary Darwinism reveals about universal values. In 1959, C. P. Snow lamented the tragic disconnect between science and the humanities in his famed “two cultures” lecture. In Graphing Jane Austen:
"If you want your children to be intelligent," Albert Einstein once remarked, "read them fairytales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairytales." It is a sentiment with which Philip
There were a few nights in Dunwich, where the owner of the B&B kept telling her guests they were lucky to have found a room. Walking Dunwich Beach, showing his daughter wintering geese through binoculars
It could be a cult classic: the debut edition of Siglio Press’s Tantra Song—one of the only books to survey the elusive tradition of abstract Tantric painting from Rajasthan, India—sold out in a swift
SAN FRANCISCO — By all rights, Twittershould be wildly popular with mainstream America. World leaders, the pope, even Justin Bieberpost updates there. It tells us what's culturally relevant at any given
A handy little tool will take any tweet's URL and spit back MLA- and APA-style citations for it. Say you're writing a paper on Twitter during the 2012 U.S. presidential election. How do you cite all those