Janna Katz

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Talk show. Podcast. Live streaming. Everywhere you turn, people are talking

There is a lot of talk going around these days — about nothing in particular and about everything in particular.<p>In the nexus of entertainment and information that includes what we traditionally have thought of as television and radio and that which we call the Internet — a collection of mediums …

Comedy

The Possibilian

What a brush with death taught David Eagleman about the mysteries of time and the brain.<p>When David Eagleman was eight years old, he fell off a roof and kept on falling. Or so it seemed at the time. His family was living outside Albuquerque, in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. There were only …

The Curse of Reading and Forgetting

Recently, a colleague mentioned that she had been rereading Richard Hughes’s “A High Wind in Jamaica,” which was first published in 1929 and is about a group of creepy little kids who become the unwanted wards of sad, listless pirates. She praised it, and her recommendation sent me to Amazon. The …

Rise and Shine! Get Your Daily Briefing

Gabriella Schwarz / June 2, 2014<p>We’ve seen from “Flipboard in the Wild” that Flipboard often goes hand-in-hand with something caffeinated and …

Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …

Cycling

"Boyhood" Is An Epic Movie About Life's Ordinary Moments

Richard Linklater's latest film chronicles the process of growing up like no other movie.<p>Richard Linklater's <i>Boyhood</i> is a big movie in all sort of ways, but most of all, in terms of time. Shot over a dozen years and running just over two and a half hours long, it stretches out in that dimension in a …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

The Freedivers Who Eavesdrop on Whales

I’m in the passenger seat of a white van, on a dusty, potholed road somewhere along the northeastern coast of Sri Lanka. It’s 9:00 p.m. and the stars are out. “Is this the right way?” I ask our driver.<p>He’s a local named Bobby; that isn’t his real name, but that’s what he wants me to call him. Bobby …

Cognitive Science

Danny Sangra's Short Film "Odile et Michel"

French cinema has long subverted the rules of filmmaking for the sake of pushing the medium forward. While artist and auteur Danny Sangra isn't French, his film "Odile et Michel" takes place in Paris and utilizes the native language—putting both to use with wit and charm. Over the course of three …

Language

'The Fault in Our Stars' Adaptation Is a Stellar Success: Now What?

As "The Fault in Our Stars" heads into its second weekend of release, it remains to be seen if it will emerge as one of the summer's biggest …

Amy Poehler Offers Her Advice to Comedy Writers

<i>Editor's Note:</i> Poking a Dead Frog<i>, a new book by humor writer Mike Sacks, includes interviews, advice, and conversations with today's top comedians,</i> …

50 Books by Women Authors to Read for #ReadWomen2014 – Page 41

<b>Against Interpretation by Susan Sontag</b><p>This is the only book of criticism I’m putting on this list, and I’m putting it there for the delightful irony …

‘Flying Formation’, A Series of Digital Photo Collages of Birds Flying in Precise Geometric Formations

Birds fly in precise triangles, spirals, and other improbable formations in the digital photo collage series “Flying Formation” by artist Shaun …