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Douglas Rushkoff wants you to quit TweetDeck and just read a book (preferably his)

“Present shock is basically the human response to living in a world where everything happens at once. Where we can no longer think about the future, because this moment is everything.”<p>“If the end of the twentieth century can be characterized by futurism,” media theorist Douglas Rushkoff writes in …

Roger Ebert: Remaking my voice

TED Talks

3D-TV, Automated Cooking and Robot Housemaids: Walter Cronkite Tours the Home of 2001

Legendary news anchor Walter Cronkite’s regular half-hour CBS documentary program “The 21st Century” was a glorious peek into the future. Every …

My escape from North Korea

As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee thought her country was "the best on the planet." It wasn't until the famine of the 90s that she …

Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce

"Tipping Point" author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce -- and makes a larger argument about …

The Forbidden History of the Black Panther Party - Politics

Black Against Empire <i>(University of California Press, 2013) is the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the history and politics of the Black</i> …

Black History

Steven Pinker - Is There Too Much Morality?

A wide-ranging and interesting interview with Pinker. If you want to skip the long intro and go straight to the interview proper, it begins at 5:50.

Joy

It might be useful to distinguish between pleasure and joy. But maybe everybody does this very easily, all the time, and only I am confused. A lot of …

How to find the way

Being sick is one of the circumstances in which the higher functions of my mind start to go dormant. I often feel like I can’t write about anything …

Lucius Annaeus Seneca<br>On the Shortness of Life <br>translated by John W. Basore, <i>Loeb Classical Library</i><br>London: William Heinemann, 1932

More Young People Are Moving Away From Religion, But Why?

One-fifth of Americans are religiously unaffiliated — higher than at any time in recent U.S. history — and those younger than 30 especially seem to be drifting from organized religion. A third of young Americans say they don't belong to any religion.<p>NPR's David Greene wanted to understand why, so …

Leaving Facebookistan

I established a Facebook account in 2008. My motivation was ignoble: I wanted to distribute my journalism more widely. I have acquired since then just over four thousand “friends”—in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, the Middle East, and of course, closer to home. I have discovered the appeal of …

Article

How We Think We Think<p><i>Background: The intellectual context of this essay is the nature of human thought as examined by philosophers and psychologists</i> …

Columbia University

Epicurious – Recipes, Menu Ideas, Videos & Cooking Tips

Cook This Now<p>You found the Easter eggs, now put them to use by making this easy, deviled eggs–inspired sandwich spread.

Electric Cough-Syrup Acid Test, by Jim Hogshire

Volume: 286<br>Issue: 1717<br>Start Page: 24<br>ISSN: 0017789X<br>Subject Terms: Nonprescription drugs<p>Abstract:<br>Dextromethorphan hydrobromide (DM) is one of the most …

Mind

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich

The nation is still recovering from a crushing recession that sent unemployment hovering above nine percent for two straight years. The president, …

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold

<i>In the winter of 1965, writer Gay Talese arrived in Los Angeles with an assignment from Esquire to profile Frank Sinatra. The legendary singer was approaching fifty, under the weather, out of sorts, and unwilling to be interviewed. So Talese remained in L.A., hoping Sinatra might recover and</i> …

On Change in India

<i>1. Our author witnesses a roadside “encounter”</i><p>The highway out of Hyderabad towards Kothur village was still being worked on, with new overpasses and …

This is Afghanistan

My friend Majed writes me one of his periodic emails, in Persian:<p><i>Dear Salar:</i><p>Today, after several days in the mountains, I got back to the city. Thank …

Building Communities: Springsteen and Pakistan

After thirty years of wanting to, I finally attended a Bruce Springsteen concert this summer, at Madison Square Garden. For a journalist born and based in Pakistan who has carried Springsteen’s music everywhere over the years, from war zones to weddings, it was a mind-blowing experience. The music, …

Issue Content Essay | Lapham’s Quarterly

Essays

The Girl From F&B: A Portrait of the New India

<i>This essay is adapted from</i> The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India<i>, by Siddhartha Deb, forthcoming from Faber and Faber, Inc., an</i> …

India

A Day in the Life of a Digital Editor, 2013

<i>The biz ain't what it used to be, but then again, for most people, it never really was.</i><p>Man, I feel everyone on how scary it is to be in journalism. When I made the transition from a would-be fiction career paired with writing research reports into full-time journalism, I nearly drowned in a sea of …

There Is Only Awe

Julian Jaynes, a psychologist at Princeton, had little patience for his colleagues, who spent hours in the lab doing “petty, petty humdrum things.” …