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James Baldwin, born on this day in 1924, on the creative process & the artist's responsibility buff.ly/1LYL65h
“We are still each other’s only hope.” Happy birthday, James Baldwin buff.ly/1ME9OZy
Hunter S. Thompson on violence, vengeance, and the only real fix for our destructive impulses buff.ly/1hdkuCo
Michelangelo on struggle and creative integrity – magnificent letters to his father buff.ly/1IhF3nU
This gave me chills to the bone – such an important reality-check as to the world we live in buff.ly/1LYAl2U
Happy birthday, James Baldwin! His enduring ideas on identity and race buff.ly/1OIA5US
Neil Gaiman’s philosophical dream in a whimsical animation narrated by Amanda Palmer—so lovely buff.ly/1DiJqSV
This newly revealed Dr. Seuss story is a brilliant allegory of the paradox of choice and FOMO buff.ly/1HgQA5c
What keeps great writers writing in the face of rejection and indifference – beautiful read buff.ly/1hcT2or
Beloved children's book author Beatrix Potter's little-known contributions to science buff.ly/1OWqSZO
How James Baldwin, born on this day in 1924, read his way out of Harlem buff.ly/1E18qZF
“Without you, my life is no life.” Einstein’s love letters buff.ly/1E1fUvP
A Zen master explains death to a child and outlines the 3 essential principles of Zen mind buff.ly/1LY1wuJ
Happy birthday, James Baldwin! His magnificent 1970 conversation with Margaret Mead on race buff.ly/1fVtNWz
One of the most moving things I've witnessed: @amandapalmer and @zoecello perform "Bigger on the Inside" at #foocamp
One of the most moving things I've witnessed: @amandapalmer and @zoecello perform "Bigger on the Inside" together for the first time at Foo Camp 2015.
A new zine telling the stories of creative youth in China? Yes, please! Ace project by @xuhulk buff.ly/1OVYRli
How ocean currents explain the unconscious biases that afflict even the best-intentioned of us buff.ly/1OVKn4U
Some of today's greatest artists on creativity, courage and what it takes to be a great artist buff.ly/1eL1DwG
Happy birthday, Maria Mitchell! How the great astronomer paved the way for women in science buff.ly/1LWSRZy
Happy birthday, Melville! Maurice Sendak’s illustrations for his most controversial book
“All of us, we’re links in a chain.” Pete Seeger on creativity – wonderful interview buff.ly/1JXEYps
Trailblazing astronomer Maria Mitchell (b. August 1, 1818) paved the way for women in science — look for her timeless wisdom on science and life in the Brain Pickings archives: brainpickings.org
For Melville’s birthday, every page of Moby-Dick illustrated buff.ly/1KH2blA
Alice in Wonderland turns 150 this year – here are Dalí's little-known vintage illustrations buff.ly/1ME51YQ




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