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7 (More) Obscure Children’s Books by Famous “Adult” Lit Authors

After the first installment of 7 little-known children’s books by famous authors of “grown-up” literature, on the trails of some favorite children’s books with timeless philosophy for grown-ups, here come seven more, based on reader suggestions and belated findings from the rabbit hole of research …

Jackson Pollock on Art, Labels, and Morality, Shortly Before His Death

In 1957, writer, public intellectual, lifelong art aficionado, and self-described “aging anthologist” <b>Selden Rodman</b> collected several dozen of his informal, lively, amusing, and insightful interviews with iconic artists and architects — including Frank Lloyd Wright, Willem de Kooning, and Saul …

Girls eat large swirls of cotton candy in Copenhagen, Denmark, January 1963.Photograph by Gilbert M. Grosvenor, National Geographic

Girls eat large swirls of cotton candy in Copenhagen, Denmark, January 1963.<br>Photograph by Gilbert M. Grosvenor, National Geographic

A close view of a male lion photographed with a flashlight at night in Africa, May 1910.Photograph by A. Dugmore, National Geographic

A close view of a male lion photographed with a flashlight at night in Africa, May 1910.<br>Photograph by A. Dugmore, National Geographic

Andy Luce Updates

About Courtney<p>Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now …

Draw Your Own Alphabets

<i>Draw Your Own Alphabets: Thirty Fonts to Scribble, Sketch, and Make Your Own</i> is a new book by Tony Seddon that teaches you how to create your own …

A replica of the Mayflower sails into New York Harbor with a welcoming fleet, November 1957

A replica of the Mayflower sails into New York Harbor with a welcoming fleet, November 1957.<br>Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic

Ship Maker Image

Fishing nets dry in the early morning sunlight in a Macao harbor around 1931, the year photographer W

Fishing nets dry in the early morning sunlight in a Macao harbor around 1931, the year photographer W. Robert Moore began his career at National Geographic.<br>Photograph by W. Robert Moore, National Geographic

Cricket Game, Bangladesh

An East German man standing near the Berlin Wall, September 1974.Photograph by Gordon Gahan, National Geographic

An East German man standing near the Berlin Wall, September 1974.<br>Photograph by Gordon Gahan, National Geographic

In Digestion: Mary Roach Explains What Happens To The Food We Eat

For all our talk about food, we don't like to think much about it after we put it in our mouths. But Mary Roach — whose latest book is <i>Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal</i> — did just that. <i>Gulp</i> takes a close look at the human digestive system, from the mouth on down, and Roach writes that she …

Aha Moment: Finding Nemo

Kiki Kienstra had a good job teaching kindergarten, a nice apartment, and a community of friends. "I didn't have a big need for change," she …

Return to BioShock

While the most visible evolution in video games has been in the realm of graphics, resolution, and processing power, another kind of progress has …

Bangkok House With A Unique Take On Privacy

• 1 |<p>The modern house’s exterior shows a boundless lawn filled with trees and greenery but no fences or walls.<p>2 |<p>A lounge area within the modern …

Will we ever... detect gravitational waves directly?

According to Einstein, we should expect to find this radiation everywhere in space. So, why is it still one of astronomy’s most elusive targets?<p>Gravity affects the shape of space and time. Paths of light and massive bodies curve under its influence. When something churns space-time with enough …

Gravitational Waves

Should you wait an hour after eating until swimming?

We are told taking a dip on a full stomach is dangerous because we might get cramp or a stitch, or even drown. But is there any truth to this?<p>I can still remember how slowly time seemed to pass as a child when I was on the beach, and had to wait an hour after I’d finished my sandwiches before I was …

Wellness

Adrian Younge: Looking Back To Move Hip-Hop Forward

Spaghetti Westerns and the scores of Ennio Morricone, Philadelphia soul, opera and the Wu-Tang Clan all come together in the music of composer and producer Adrian Younge. He has produced and composed two new albums: one with William Hart, lead singer of The Delfonics, that's being released this …

Hunting For Secrets In 'The Shining's' Room 237

<b>Room 237</b><p>Director: Rodney Ascher<br>• Genre: Documentary<br>• Running Time: 102 minutes<p><i>Not rated; some intense scenes</i><p>Awhile back, I went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to see its show on filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. It was jammed with visitors poring over his letters, eyeing the dresses worn by the …

Photographer’s reflection in a cut-out silhouette in a window.Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic

Photographer’s reflection in a cut-out silhouette in a window.<br>Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic

A student works at the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem, 1927.Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic

A student works at the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem, 1927.<br>Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic

A close-up portrait of a coal miner in Omar, West Virginia, 1938.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic

A close-up portrait of a coal miner in Omar, West Virginia, 1938.<br>Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic

Rear view mirror glimpse of Euphrates camp near Marl Cliffs, Iraq.Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic

Rear view mirror glimpse of Euphrates camp near Marl Cliffs, Iraq.<br>Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic

Many methods were tried, some unorthodox, in an effort to lure the Loch Ness monster into camera range

Many methods were tried, some unorthodox, in an effort to lure the Loch Ness monster into camera range. Here brave divers execute a baiting using cow’s blood and a bait basket trolled at a 60-foot depth.<br>Photograph by Emory Kristof, National Geographic

A park visitor films an American black bear and her two cubs in Yellowstone, December 1965.Photograph by Dean Conger, National Geographic

A park visitor films an American black bear and her two cubs in Yellowstone, December 1965.<br>Photograph by Dean Conger, National Geographic

American Icons: The Great Gatsby

Studio 360 explores F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and finds out how this compact novel became the great American story of our age. Novelist …