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“Identity is something that you are constantly earning. It is a process that you must be active in.” Joss Whedon's absolutely fantastic Wesleyan commencement address on embracing our inner contradictions: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/05/29/joss-whedon-2013-wesleyan-commencement-address/

Queue Up: 20 Essential Music Docs

Scanning Netflix’s documentary section to find a worthwhile music film has become a modern ritual of the 21st century music nerd. Through the database’s recommendations, it’s possible to discover a lost gem, a recent festival-circuit favorite, and of course, hundreds of amateur-hour time-wasters. …

How to Write Letters: A 19th-Century Guide to the Lost Art of Epistolary Etiquette

As a lover of old letters, I have a special soft spot for the lost art of letter-writing — an art robbed of romance and even basic courtesy in the age of rapid-fire, efficiency-obsessed, typed-with-one-thumb-on-a-tiny-keyboard communication. So I was utterly delighted to discover a rare and …

Sexology Circa 1942: Vintage Anatomical Charts of the Male and Female Body, as Animated GIFs

“The average reader … does not appreciate the truly vast complexity of the human machine, and all the different parts which make the machine go.”<p>As a lover of antique anatomical drawings, yesteryear’s medical art, and vibrant vintage guides to the human body, I was delighted to stumble upon a copy …

David Foster Wallace’s Timeless Graduation Speech on the Meaning of Life, Adapted in a Short Film

On May 21, 2005, David Foster Wallace got up before the graduating class of Kenyon college and delivered one of history’s most memorable commencement addresses. It wasn’t until Wallace’s death in 2008 that the speech took on a life of its own under the title <i>This Is Water</i>, and was even adapted into …

Mary Gordon on the Joy of Notebooks and How Writing by Hand Catalyzes Creativity

Every few years, a new anthology of essays on why writers write comes along. While most tend to be invariably excellent, one of the best presents I’ve ever received was a copy of the 2001 collection <b>Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from The New York Times</b> (<i>public library</i>). What made this …

I love my mom a not-normal amount and it makes me crazy – Mary H K Choi | Aeon Essays

My mom runs fast for a 65-year-old. She’s small — 5 ft even — and clocks in at just over 100 lbs. Her compact frame slays in the juniors section of …

The street art of JANA & JS (o)

Lost Cat: An Illustrated Meditation on Love, Loss, and What It Means To Be Human

<i>“Dogs are not about something else. Dogs are about dogs,”</i> Malcolm Gladwell indignated in the introduction to <i>The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs</i>. Though hailed as memetic rulers of the internet, cats too have enjoyed an admirable run as creative devices and literary muses in Joyce’s children’s books, T. …

The 33 Fiercest Moments From Beyoncé's Halftime Show

Last night's Beyoncé concert, I mean Super Bowl performance, proved beyONCE AGAIN that 2013 is year of the Bey.

Dancing Plague of 1518

Most Famous Pop Culture Dance Routines

<i>Dancing Plague of 1518</i> is a series of illustrations by Brazilian graphic designer Niege Borges that celebrates dancing in pop culture and commemorates a true event by the same name. The series presents a number of dances performed by silhouettes of recognizable figures from TV and film. From the …

He Ate at 6,297 Chinese Restaurants

Los Angeles attorney David Chan is a third-generation Chinese-American who grew up not liking Chinese food. But in 1984, one tasty lunch changed him …

When the Earth Moved

What happened to the environmental movement?<p>On September 20, 1969, Gaylord Nelson, a Democratic senator from Wisconsin, gave a lightly publicized speech in Seattle in which he remarked, “I am convinced that the same concern the youth of this nation took in changing this nation’s priorities on the …

An Illustrated Tour of All the Buildings in New York

New York City has served as a muse to such literary greats as Gay Talese, Anaïs Nin, E. B. White, and Jan Morris. It has been the subject of cartographic love letters and famous diaries. And yet the essence of its spirit remains ever-elusive.<p>A couple of years ago, Australian illustrator James …

Patton Oswalt: The ESQ&A

The actor/comic talks about epic TV, The Return of the Jedi, the blessings of early failure, and a dirty animal joke<p><i>Published in the April 2013 issue</i><p><i>Breakfast, Olives restaurant at the W Hotel, downtown New York City.</i><p><b>PATTON OSWALT</b> [<i>To waiter</i>]: I'll get a black tea. Thank you.<p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> Relax. Take …

10 Trailers That Were Better Than the Movie

Plenty of people grumble about trailers not delivering the movie they promise, but only one man — New Zealander J. Congdon — got Paramount Pictures …