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The Reincarnated Mini Cooper Reawakened Car Enthusiasm

The great Mini blitz.<p><i>This edition of Side Glances originally appeared in the August, 2003 issue of R&T</i><p>"Have you driven the new Mini Cooper S?" my friend Mike Mosiman asked over the phone late last autumn.<p>"No," I replied.<p>"Oh, man! You gotta drive this thing! I just bought one last week in gray and …

Hung Up

Paris Review - Ian McEwan, The Art of Fiction No. 173

Interviewed by Adam Begley<p>Issue 162, Summer 2002<p>Ian McEwan, ca. 2011. Photograph by Jean-Frédérick Thesupermat<p>Ian McEwan’s early success came hand in hand with a lurid reputation: his books were said to be twisted and dark. And in fact, his earliest work—two collections of short stories, <i>First Love,</i> …

What Is Elegance in Science?

In 1957, a few years after Francis Crick co-discovered the DNA double helix and a few years before he co-won a Nobel Prize for doing so, he published a paper on the genetic provenance of amino acids, the organic compounds that make proteins, and therefore life, possible. It was already known that …

A Look Inside Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty's Home in Corsica

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Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

Green Rainy Days at The NoMad Hotel

The Stages of Grief for the Chronically Single

I had to go through a bunch of emotions before I could finally end up at my current state of being not at all worried about my perpetual singleness. Those emotions look strangely like the traditional stages of grief.<p>My longest relationship lasted only six months. In my world, relationships work …

Relationships

"Shia LaBeouf" Live - Rob Cantor

We All Live in a Constant State of Failure and Dread, Charlie Brown

There's a new "Peanuts" movie coming out next year, but it likely won't be able to capture the unique blend of despair and empathy that made Charles Schulz’s original strip so influential and important.<p>​When I tell people that I love Charles Schulz's great, long-lasting, hugely …

People Watching at Four Freedoms Park

What motivates you? | Financial Times

What is it that motivates us and how do we motivate those that we are trying to lead or influence? We all face the perennial question about …

A Better Way to Think About the Genre Debate

Last month, when the fiction finalists for the National Book Awards were announced, one stood out from the rest: “Station Eleven,” by Emily St. John Mandel. While the other nominated books are what, nowadays, we call “literary fiction,” “Station Eleven” is set in a familiar genre universe, in which …

Literature

How to trust intelligently

<i>“The aim [in society] is to have more trust. Well frankly, I think that’s a stupid aim,” says Baroness Onora O’Neill in today’s talk, What we don’t</i> …

Blizzard Surf

Paris Review - Jessamyn West, The Art of Fiction No. 67

Interviewed by Carolyn Doty<p>Issue 71, Fall 1977<p>Mary Jessamyn West was born July 18, 1902, near North Vernon, Indiana, to Eldo Roy and Grace Anna Milhous West. When she was six years old, her family moved to Los Angeles County, settled for a time on an orange ranch. Two years later they moved to …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …