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Maria Popova
James Baldwin, born on this day in 1924, on the creative process & the artist's responsibility
“We are still each other’s only hope.” Happy birthday, James Baldwin
Hunter S. Thompson on violence, vengeance, and the only real fix for our destructive impulses
Michelangelo on struggle and creative integrity – magnificent letters to his father
This gave me chills to the bone – such an important reality-check as to the world we live in
Happy birthday, James Baldwin! His enduring ideas on identity and race
Neil Gaiman’s philosophical dream in a whimsical animation narrated by Amanda Palmer—so lovely
This newly revealed Dr. Seuss story is a brilliant allegory of the paradox of choice and FOMO
What keeps great writers writing in the face of rejection and indifference – beautiful read
Beloved children's book author Beatrix Potter's little-known contributions to science
How James Baldwin, born on this day in 1924, read his way out of Harlem
“Without you, my life is no life.” Einstein’s love letters
A Zen master explains death to a child and outlines the 3 essential principles of Zen mind
Happy birthday, James Baldwin! His magnificent 1970 conversation with Margaret Mead on race
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
How ocean currents explain the unconscious biases that afflict even the best-intentioned of us
Some of today's greatest artists on creativity, courage and what it takes to be a great artist
Happy birthday, Maria Mitchell! How the great astronomer paved the way for women in science
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
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:
For Melville’s birthday, every page of Moby-Dick illustrated
Alice in Wonderland turns 150 this year – here are Dalí's little-known vintage illustrations

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