The legendary author explains why you should abandon all hope of finishing your novel.
"And what we need ... is seriously engaged art that can teach again that we're smart. And that's the stuff television and movies cannot give us."
In his new book, Times reporter Charles Duhigg takes a deep dive into the bleeding edge of neuroscience and behavioral psychology.
Author Austin Kleon explains why you can, and should, steal a few ideas now and then
Primarily remembered as a comic book artist, R.Crumb had a prolific second career drawing incredible album covers
An omnibus of definitions and insights from notable cross-disciplinary thinkers, including neuroscientists, philosophers, and writers.
Lessons from Alain de Botton's new book, "Religion for Atheists"
In 'Memory: Fragments of a Modern History,' Alison Winter debunks the myth that memory is about reliving a permanently stored record.
When faced with emotional ambiguity, most of us search for feedback from others to resolve uncertainty and forget our support systems.
What happened when the beloved children's author tried to write for adults
How an early-twentieth-century French banker shaped your Instagram photos
From cave paintings to Maurice Sendak, a look at the masters of the form
The story of a city in decline and the beauty that arose from the decay
John Brockman asked 151 big thinkers—from Helen Fisher to Carlo Rovelli—what scientific concept would improve our cognitive toolkit.
Created by Marija Jacimovic and Benoit Detalle, this animation is the most refreshing take on the classic since Maira Kalman's illustrated edition.
In a short piece for PBS, the 'Eat, Pray, Love' author talks about a beautiful metaphor for our quest for the warmth of true intimacy.
Gilles Trehin has spent two decades devising and developing this fanciful megacity, from the architectural detail to the deep cultural context.
Why innate talent may not be the key to success for musicians
A few sour, but mostly sweet ruminations on love from a bygone era
In 'Willpower,' John Tierney and psychologist Roy Baumeister dissect the sociocultural anatomy of our favorite organizational tool.