It goes without saying that we live in frenetic times. This article by Alan Jacobs in Harpers gets to the heart of how we live today. Quoting the work of German sociologist Gerd-Günter Voss, Jacobs highlights how three forms of life developed over centuries: traditional […]
The New York Times has been having fun looking at celebrity bookcases that serve as backdrops during this era of Zoom videos. What does your bookcase say about you?
For a limited time, American Masters is streaming its latest documentary for free: Miles Davis: Birth of Cool. From the producer: “Discover the man behind the legend. With full access to the Miles Davis Estate, the film features never-before-seen footage, including studio outtakes from his […]
Twenty-five years ago, a man in New York set aside some old recordings he found in his basement. He finally got around to investigating his find and he discovered that he had rare broadcasts of World War II, including this one made during the D-Day […]
I think this will be a very interesting and entertaining documentary, coming to Netflix later this month: Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates.
This sweet video shows why the world’s best mathematicians are hoarding what they believe to be the world’s best chalk: Hagoromo, from Japan. But now it’s becoming hard to find.
Net Neutrality is one of the most important issues of our time. Here is a great three-minute video from Co.Design that outlines the problem and what’s at stake with the FCC regulations.
There is a great examination of the value of a liberal arts education at The Atlantic. In The Unexpected Value of the Liberal Arts, George Anders looks at how first-generation college students find value from a liberal arts program. And while salaries for first jobs […]
It’s not news that liberals and conservatives have different reading tastes when it come to political books. But research shows that political differences affect the selection of science books as well. According to a study released in Nature Human Behavior found that liberals and conservatives […]
Do you think that today’s maps present an accurate description of the world we live in? Think again. This post at Open Culture shows how difficult it is to show what the world is actually like on a flat page. That is, until a Japanese […]