Sam Mansoor

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JFK on Poetry, Power, and the Artist’s Role in Society: His Eulogy for Robert Frost, One of the Greatest Speeches of All Time

“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.”<p>In January of 1961, as John F. Kennedy’s inauguration approached, his would-be Secretary of …

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How to Be a Writer: Hemingway’s Advice to Aspiring Authors

<b>Ernest Hemingway</b> (July 21, 1899–July 2, 1961) has contributed a great deal to the collected advice of great writers, from his famous admonition against the dangers of ego to his short and stellar Nobel Prize acceptance speech. But some of his finest wisdom springs to life in a 1935 <i>Esquire</i> piece …

Inside Kurt Cobain’s Letters and Journals

On February 20, 1967, legendary Nirvana frontman <b>Kurt Cobain</b> took his first breath. Twenty-seven years later, after a debilitating struggle with addiction and depression, he took his own life with a shotgun to the head and became the tragic patron-saint of the grunge generation. The posthumously …

Where Children Sleep Around the World

Where Children Sleep presents English-born photographer James Mollison’s photographs of children’s bedrooms around the world – from the U.S.A., …

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Couple of N3rds Create Hilarious Engagement Photos (6 pics): http://www.boredpanda.org/funny-engagement-photos/

Beloved Film Critic Roger Ebert on Writing, Life, and Mortality

What a cultural loss to bid farewell to beloved critic <b>Roger Ebert</b> at the age of 70, after a long battle with the cancer that first claimed his jaw and, now, his life. Though I’d followed Ebert’s writing for some time, with the sort of detached appreciation one directs at cultural commentators, it …

Colorized Photos of Women Building War Planes in the 1940s

We've seen colorized portraits of popular and historical figures, but Webmaster Dave over at Shorpy.com allows us to see history in an entirely new light with his ongoing submissions of large-format Kodachromes. Dave's website generally focuses on extracting pictures from the online catalog of the …

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Yevgeniy Fiks at Winkleman Gallery is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

I saw this piece in the recent solo show by Yevgeniy Fiks at Winkleman Gallery in New York. The project documents the paranoid conflation of the …

Philosopher Daniel Dennett on Memes, Luck, Consciousness, and the Meaning of Life

Philosopher and cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett is one of our era’s most important and influential thinkers on philosophy of mind. His insights on purpose and consciousness get to the heart of what it means to be human. To celebrate, here a few quotes from his writings that have stayed with me …

Wisdom from Emerson, recorded in Tolstoy's indispensable Calendar of Wisdom: http://j.mp/13ZluAN