Tuesday Poem: An Argument Against Cynicism

What surprises me more than a newmillipede species was discovered this weekin Los Angeles County…

Julian Assange—Journalist or Jerk?

By Matthew Gault at Newsweek: No person is just one thing. I believe that strongly…

On the Art of Imagining in Alan Lightman’s “Einstein’s Dreams”

Alizah Holstein at Literary Hub: I first read Einstein’s Dreams in 1993, very shortly after it was…

Dan Carlin on Podcasting, History, and Hero Worship

Nick Gillespie at Reason: In March, Reason‘s Nick Gillespie talked with one of the great…

The Problem(s) of Democracy

From Wisdom of Crowds: Institutions in decay: In the past, Ezra Klein argues, American political…

Agreeing to Our Harm

Marilynne Robinson in the NY Review of Books: Some years ago I spoke at a…

Culture, Digested: The PhD in Creativity

Jessa Crispin in The Culture We Deserve: One of the more interesting asides in the extensive…

Monday Poem: ‘How to be Happy in 101 Days’ by Tishani Doshi

Adore stone. Learn to manoeuvreagainst the heat of things. Shouldyou see butterflies gambol in the…

Alan Watts on Transcending Yourself

The following is a brief segment of a lecture Alan Watts gave on The Psychedelic…

Why Medieval Philosophers Cared if Animals Made Mistakes

Sam Alma at Aeon Magazine: You are standing on a boat that is drifting down…

AI Hope or Hype?

From Project Syndicate: At the latest Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that it is not…

Sabina Suey: The Valencian Postwoman Who Hid the Holy Grail in Her Sofa

When the Spanish Civil War broke out, everyone from Spanish revolutionaries to M.I.6 agents wanted…