New, old, and dead writers offer their advice for stepping up your literary game.
What Jack Kerouac's existential divide has to do with earmuffs, 9/11, and Edison's "mechanical mind."
From how the tears flow into her ears when she does yoga, to the effects of medication, Baker's illustrated micro-narratives are startlingly raw.
What Rapunzel's braid-to-tree connection has to do with the circumference of Baba Yaga's house?
Unpacking the secrets of happiness and creativity, one poster at a time
A few helpful hints from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and more
This year, we learned that we are not so smart, that two distinct systems dictate how we think, and a little about what it means to be human.
This year's list of the best food books includes everything from a 48-pound behemoth with over 1,000 recipes to a look at menu design.
Lessons in reading from an 18th-century lord, or why the allure of an unread book is like the dawn of romance
Ultimately, Joanna Burke's new book is less an answer than it is an invitation to a series of questions about who and what we are as souls
Unexpected and often moving human faces sit behind their fantastical digital bodies
A fascinating short documentary about the role that microbes play, from producing some of our favorite foods to supporting organic farming
A powerful, profoundly human tapestry of 140 fathers, brothers, sons, and friends from all walks of life, religions, ethnicities, backgrounds
These designs from the Oregon-based British artist take the art of book sculpture to a whole new level of meta with subtle commentary
Luke Dubois, designer Will Wright, and artist Scott Draves discuss the relationship between humans and algorithms to the rhetoric of data
These farcical fellows are an invitation to have a sense of humor about the figures we normally regard with our highest cultural uptightness
"Smiling can actually make you healthier. Smiling can help reduce the level of stress-enhancing hormones like cortisol, adrenaline, and dopamine ... and reduce blood pressure."
In 1910, Captain Scott embarked on the Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole, only to discover that a Norwegian crew had beat him
This striking collection from Siglio is based on a series of images discovered in the catalogs of a Parisian art gallery by a French poet in the '70s
"If we have goals, and if we love people and don't want to hurt them or lose them, we should feel pain when things go wrong"