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How To Think, According To This Winner Of The Brain Prize

<i>”Synthesize new ideas constantly. Never read passively. Annotate, model, think, and synthesize while you read, even when you’re reading what you conceive to be introductory stuff. That way, you will always aim towards understanding things at a resolution fine enough for you to be creative.”</i><p>Ed …

Diapers

The Surprising Benefits of Hating Everything

Essayist Mark Greif's new book 'Against Everything' doesn't tell you how to live, but it does encourag<p>Intellectuals get a bad rap. Long gone are the days when you could call up your favorite poet/theorist for a night of discussing German philosophy over absinthe and indoor cigarettes. In 2016, …

Reality TV

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31 Vital Breakfast Spots To Know in Austin

<b>Breakfast</b> is the first meal and perhaps the best meal of the day, and Austin has it down pat. The city’s morning array ranges from breakfast tacos, pancakes, plates of migas, sausages, biscuits, and so much more. What’s even better is that it can all be found throughout the day, from 5 a.m., 9 …

Texas

Infinite Jest at 20: still a challenge, still brilliant

Finding my way around David Foster Wallace’s monumental maze of a story has ruined my social life and made my brain hurt – but its rewards are as big as its size, writes Emma-Lee Moss<p>Reading Infinite Jest 20 years on – books podcast<p>The first of February saw the 20th anniversary of a work considered …

Literature

Quicksand by Henning Mankell review – uplifting, serious reflections on what it means to be human

Those of us lucky enough not to be fighting simply to exist have a responsibility to change the world, argues the late crime novelist in this moving collection of his final thoughts and personal stories<p>In January 2014, Henning Mankell was diagnosed with lung cancer. This came as a surprise: a …

Books

Austin's Iconic Dive Bars

Avoid fussy cocktail bars and opt for a watering hole with no pretenses or airs: a dive bar, where the only goal is to embrace a less polished atmosphere with drinks and beer neon.<p>Austin is full of such bars, which excel at keeping it truly weird: dark watering holes with cheap beer and shots, wild …

Texas

Charles Bukowski's guide to writing and life

<b>"I am a dangerous man when turned loose with a typewriter," said Charles Bukowski, the author of more than 40 books of poetry, prose and novels, including Ham on Rye and Post Office. Bukowski, who died on March 9, 1994, aged 73, used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life in</b> …

Texas Without Syrian and Lebanese Refugees Would Not Be Texas

Governor Greg Abbott insists he has the power to bar Syrian refugees from settling in Texas. While that contention is debatable—as is the legality of …

On Being Between Books

By Sadie Stein November 9, 2015<p>William Strang, <i>Münchhausen entdeckt die Bibliothek von Alexandria</i>, 1895.<p>I am between books. It’s a very uncomfortable place to be. On the one hand, after finishing something good and thought provoking, you don’t necessarily want to move on too quickly—you want to …

Books

What to Buy at Forever 21 for Under $20

Ready to update your fall wardrobe without breaking the bank? We combed through Forever 21's well-stocked inventory to find you its best buys under …

My Skincare Schedule

803<p>SHARES<p>I'm not one of those girls who's obsessive about her skincare routine. That being said, I do follow a routine that I try to stick to, more …

Skin Care

How to Load Up on Protein to Lose Weight

Beyond giving your metabolism a boost and keeping you satisfied, one study has shown that in addition to a regular exercise routine, doubling your protein intake (as recommended by the U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowances) may be the key to losing fat pounds without dropping muscle mass. This is …

Folk Alley Presents: Mandolin Orange Folk Alley

Mandolin Orange's Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz are known for their beautifully crafted songs, as well as for their straightforward yet elegant performances. After releasing their 2013 album <i>This Side Of Jordan</i>, they spent the majority of their time on the road, an experience that heavily …

Guitar

20 Great US Folk Albums Of The '60s — Mojo

Albums

10 independent bookshops you should visit worldwide: our readers recommend

From a bohemian Parisian temple of reading to a bookshop with hidden animals: to mark Independent Bookshop Week, here are 10 of the best around the world – compiled with the help of our readers<p>See our entire bookshop bucket list here Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures<p>Wherever you …

Books

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

Apps

Winter 2015

Welcome once again to the Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases, our seasonal guide to new music. Four times a year, we round up a list of albums, singles, EPs, and DVDs arriving over the coming months. Maybe you'll, y'know, go out and buy records. This installment covers winter 2015.<p>With different …

Lil Wayne

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

From the editors of Esquire.com, catch up on the year's best movies that you most likely missed out on.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

The Ultimate Texas Gift Guide 2014

Puzzling over what to buy your favorite fifth-generation Texan? Scratching your head over what to send to your Texas relatives who now reside out of …

The 14 Best Movie Meet-Cutes

"This was some meet-cute," retired screenwriter Arthur tells his new neighbor, Iris, as she offers him a ride in "The Holiday." Inspired by one of our favorite Christmas movies, we're chronicling the best of this classic film trope, described by Roger Ebert as, "a comic situation contrived entirely …

speaking of SERIAL, IRA GLASS is appearing live, touring, listing his favorite documentaries

<i>Serial’s Sarah Koenig arm wrestling Ira Glass</i><p>It’s official: “Serial” is the hottest podcast in the history of the known universe, the most …