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Mark Zuckerberg & Bill Gates Think Everyone Should Read These 14 Books

As the world’s most powerful begin to think about travel plans and what to pack for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos later this month, they …

54 Life-Changing Books That Gave People Comfort In Hard Times

"It gave me an escape from my reality and helped me realize that I'm not the only one that feels this way."<p><i>As a reminder: always consult with your doctor about your personal health and wellness. BuzzFeed posts are for informational purposes only and are no substitute for medical diagnosis,</i> …

Books

An Illustrated Guide to Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, 60 Years Later

When I was a teenager, I owned the Penguin edition of <i>On the Road</i>, with the seafoam-color spine, and the black and white photo of Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady on the cover. I’m not sure who recommended it to me or why I picked it up. But when I did, it did exactly what <i>On the Road</i> is supposed to …

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

UI Design

Japanese Craftsman Masterfully Restores Old Book into Like-New Condition

If you've ever lamented that a treasured a book was falling apart, then you'll enjoy seeing how this Japanese craftsman masterfully restored a tattered 1,000-page dictionary to near mint condition. An episode of the Japanese show called <i>Shuri, Bakaseru</i> (translation: <i>The Fascinating Craftsman</i>) …

Books

Martin Scorsese’s Scariest Movies of All Time

Just in time for Halloween and exclusively for The Daily Beast, Martin Scorsese—the man who brought you Taxi Driver and The Departed—shares his …

I make my living fake forgiving — but does it float

en_US<p>Typographic works by Jessica Svendsen Title: The Julie Ruin Atley<p>http://butdoesitfloat.com/I-make-my-living-fake-forgiving<p>website

In one way or another, we’re all anchored to the book — but does it float

50 of the Greatest Characters in Literature

One of the things literature does better than almost any other medium is allow us to experience another person’s quality of mind, and sometimes even …

Literature

Film Critic Kenneth Turan Picks 54 Films That Are 'Not To Be Missed'

You normally hear <i>Los Angeles Times</i> and <i>Morning Edition</i> film critic Kenneth Turan reviewing new movies, but this week, we're talking about old films with him instead. That's because he's written a new book called <i>Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film.</i> In it, he offers up …

Why I Will Always Love Paper Books

<i>Originally posted on Thought Catalog:</i><p>Why does anyone love anything?<p>Think about it: why do you love the things you love? Try to answer that question in a clear and logical way.<p>It's hard, right? But just because you can't write a detailed list about why you love what you love doesn't mean the love is …

“If only human connection were this easy.” Sadie Stein on the currency of candy: http://tpr.ly/1p1ZEVv.

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

Alfonso Cuaron Reveals a Darker Ending for GRAVITY

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

Vinyl Records

Top 10 musicals

Musicals have been tap dancing their way into moviegoers' hearts since the invention of cinema sound itself. From Oliver! to Singin' in the Rain, here are the Guardian and Observer critics' picks of the 10 best<p>• Top 10 documentaries • Top 10 movie adaptations • Top 10 animated movies • Top 10 …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …