Myriam Bouchard

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Ernest Hemingway Creates a Reading List for a Young Writer, 1934

In the spring of 1934, a young man who wanted to be a writer hitchhiked to Florida to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway.<p>Arnold Samuelson was an …

Vintage Posters for Libraries and Reading

After a look at those vintage ads for iconic books, how about some vintage ads and posters for all books? Delightfully colorful and brimming with endearingly bad copywriting, these mid-century gems exude the same charming literary enthusiasm we’ve previously seen in the reading PSA posters of the …

Dangerous assumptions in neuroscience

By Robert G. Shulman<p>I’ve spent decades in magnetic resonance research and since 1980 my colleagues and I have been studying the human brain. Like …

Gorgeous Black-and-White Vintage Photos of Early NASA Facilities

Among the great joys of spending countless hours rummaging through archives is the occasional serendipitous discovery of something absolutely wonderful: Case in point, these gorgeous black-and-white photographs of vintage NASA (and NASA predecessor NACA) facilities, which I found semi-accidentally …

How to Listen to Music: A Vintage Guide to the 7 Essential Skills

Music has a powerful grip on our emotional brain. It can breathe new life into seemingly lifeless minds. But if there is indeed no music instinct, music — not just its creation, but also its consumption — must be an acquired skill. How, then, do we “learn” music beyond merely understanding how it …

Pictures from Italy: A Whimsical Early Travelogue by Dickens, Newly Illustrated

In the 1840s, young <b>Charles Dickens</b> traveled to Italy and France with his family, recording the experience in a lesser-known early work that was part travelogue, part imaginative fairy tale. Now, Indian independent publisher Tara Books — whose exquisite handmade gems and whimsical children’s …

'A Strict Taskmaster': 5 Ways To Play The Jazz Clarinet

<i>Earlier this year, the clarinetist and composer Ben Goldberg released two remarkable albums with two almost entirely different bands. Goldberg has left a mark in many modern improvising contexts, including the New Klezmer Trio he co-founded and the Tin Hat chamber ensemble. So we asked him to</i> …

Photographs That Explore A Meticulous World Of Hand-Made Surrealism

Surrealism likely brings to mind images of melting clocks and apples-as-faces. But before visual artists took to the absurdity of surrealism, the intellectual and political movement actually had roots in spontaneous, free-association poetry. When painters began experimenting, it was initially …

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Woody Allen Extremely Busy Updating WoodyAllen.com

NEW YORK—Stressing that “continuously adapting to new technology is a must,” famed writer, actor, and director Woody Allen confirmed Thursday that he …

The Chaos in Italy

It would be a mistake to give too much weight to the desperate act of Luigi Preiti, the troubled, unemployed man who allegedly shot at and wounded two police officers in front of Palazzo Chigi, the official residence of Italy’s Prime Minister, late last month. And yet it is hard not to see …

How Photographers ‘Photoshopped’ Their Pictures Back in 1946

Retouching and manipulating photographs is done with fancy photo-editing programs these days, but back in 1946, making adjustments required a lot …

Why Getting Comfortable With Discomfort Is Crucial To Success

In an increasingly competitive, cautious and accelerated world, those who are willing to take risks, step out of their comfort zone and into the discomfort of uncertainty will be those who will reap the biggest rewards.<p>When I first left my parents’ small farm at eighteen to move to “the city” for …

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Album Review: Music from Baz Luhrmann’s Film The Great Gatsby

A word often associated with the Millennial Generation is “lost.” We’re told it won’t be found until we start to see the light peaking somewhere out …

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