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Fierce Feathered Portraits of Brooding Birds by Josie Morway | Colossal

<p>Artist Josie Morway creates fierce portraits of wildlife set in abstracted apocalyptic environments and interspersed with geometric linework, …

Explore Dawid Planeta’s Mystical World of Bright-Eyed Animal Guides

Polish artist and graphic designer Dawid Planeta summons large beasts in his series of mystical grayscale illustrations set deep in the jungle. The …

Photographing a Stormy Sea in All Its Mythic Glory

Relentlessly imposing waves.<p>On February 7, 2016, Storm Imogen rolled in from the English Channel and onto the coast of Southern England. The Met …

Go Medieval by Attaching a Book to Your Belt

They’re incredibly rare today, but portable girdle books were once very handy.<p>Girdle books had to be small, and they had to be light. From the bottom …

Books

The food of love: cooking brought my family together – a comic

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If These 24 Pictures Don't Make You Laugh, I Honestly Don't Know What Will

Seriously.

The Sprawling, Empathetic Adventure of Saga

Image Comics’ space-opera comic-book series Saga imagines a vast universe with strange inhabitants. There’s a telepathic, bald cat who yowls “LYING” …

38 Essential Poetry Books for Kids in Grades K–12

While we think poetry shouldn’t be saved for April, National Poetry Month is a great reason to check out some poetry books for kids and teens. We’ve …

Literal Meanings of Country Names

This world map is labeled not with country names, but with a bit of history of the country names. Someone at Credit Card Compare took the names of …

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Vintage Postage Stamps Inspire Fanciful Storybook Scenes Painted by Illustrator Diana Sudyka

Chicago-based Illustrator Diana Sudyka uses vintage stamps from Europe as the starting point for fanciful paintings created using gouache, ink, and …

Frozen Landscapes Tell a Winter’s Tale in New Photographs by Kilian Schönberger

German photographer Kilian Schönberger (previously) is known for capturing otherworldly images of his natural surroundings. His latest series, …

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Remarkably Important Lesson in Intelligence

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED Talk of all time is more than a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

3 Bullet Journal Book Spreads That Have Improved My Reading Life

I am fairly new to bullet journaling, the combo to-do list/calendar journaling system that many folks (including me) who still enjoy using paper and …

Tremulous Hand stars in British Library's web showcase of medieval literature

The shaky writing of the 13th-century annotator known as the Tremulous Hand, who is believed to have made as many as 50,000 notes on Old English …

Artist Carves Avocado Pits Into Magical Figurines

It always seems like a shame to throw out avocado pits, especially given how easy it is to grow an avocado tree from a pit, and yet if you eat …

The 7 Loveliest Children’s Books of 2017

Profound and poetic illustrated celebrations of solitude, self-possession, friendship, and our place in the cosmos.<p><i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time,”</i> <i>Charlotte’s Web</i> author E.B. White asserted. <i>“You have to write up, not down.”</i> A generation later, Maurice Sendak scoffed …

Stephen King: THE DESK

Stephen King has written many scary stories about inanimate objects, from The Mangler to Christine to The Monkey, but the scariest object he ever had …

A Psychotherapist Shares Her Top Strategies for Being Calm in Times of Stress

Ten strategies to build your resilience against pervasive angst<p><i>by</i><p>, Psychologist, nature-lover, parent. I dream of a world that is healthier, calmer, …

Cristian Marianciuc Creates a New Decorated Origami Paper Crane Daily for 1,000 Days

When we last mentioned origami enthusiast Cristian Marianciuc he had just completed the creative challenge of designing a new decorative origami …

Essential Joan Didion Pieces to Read Now, Later, Forever

“Syntax and sensibility: Nobody wed them quite like Joan Didion,” says New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, in a profession of love to Joan and her …

Why the lion is art’s most powerful symbol

Images of the fierce animal are so commonplace in art as to be overlooked. Alastair Sooke explores the meaning of this enduring icon.<p>Anyone who has visited Trafalgar Square in London will know that tourists tend to gravitate to one feature above all others: the set of four enormous bronze lions, …

Geektastic Pop Culture Christmas Cards Featuring Movie and TV Show Characters

Brooklyn illustrator P.J. McQuade has created a new geektastic collection of pop culture Christmas cards for 2017 featuring characters from movies …

Watercolor Illustrations That Trace the Dark and Light Elements of Storybook Myths by Amber Ma

New York-based artist and illustrator Amber Ma subtly integrates elements of darkness into her fantasy-based illustrations. Her inspirations are …

Hear What Literally Every Genre of Music Sounds Like With This Tool

There is a lot of different types of music out there. Like, a lot. Don’t believe me? Check out this time-sucking tool called Every Noise at Once. …

On Alden Nowlan, a unique figure in Canadian literature born in poverty and raised in poetry

Alden Nowlan was the first and so far only person to win the Governor General’s prize for poetry without getting to the fifth grade in public school. …

Literature

137 Writers and the Words They’re Best Known For

I was recently talking with Rachel Zucker about how, after writing <i>Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude</i>, the word “gratitude” now belongs to Ross Gay, how …

The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris review – sumptuous

In 2007, the new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary introduced new words such as “broadband” while others, describing the natural world, …