Kurt Vonnegut was well-known worldwide for his novels, such as Slaughterhouse-Five, Hocus Pocus and others. But he also made a contribution to culture that wasn’t as well known. Maya Eilam made this graphic from Vonnegut’s rejected master’s thesis in anthropology on the shape of stories. […]

I really wish Ludovico Einaudi would tour the United States. I first began to enjoy his music just a few years ago, when I first heard his previous work, In a Time Lapse, which is wonderful. Now his current release, Elements, is getting constant play […]

Journalists will relate to Jacob Silverman’s “confession” in The Baffler about being a writer of sponsored content: The Rest is Advertising. “In case you haven’t heard, journalism is now in perpetual crisis, and conditions are increasingly surreal” he writes. “The fate of the controversialists at […]

The beloved Minneapolis mystery bookstore Once Upon a Crime was recently featured on NPR. Gary Schultze and Pat Frovarp met at the store, fell in love, married there, and ran the store for 14 years. Now they are retiring.

Courtesy of Open Culture. Hear John Malkovich read from Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” to music mixed by Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, Rick Ocasek, OMD and others.