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Susan Sontag on beauty vs. interestingness
Darwin's battle with anxiety – strangely assuring for the rest of us
"Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present.” Alan Watts on timing
Ted Turner, who is 76 today, on the trouble with religion and the meaning of life
The Hating Book – a sweet vintage parable about what every friendship needs
Edward Gorey illustrates The War of the Worlds. You’re welcome.
C.S. Lewis on suffering and what free will really means
The prescient poem 10-year-old Anne Frank wrote in her schoolmate’s friendship book
Upside Down Day – wonderful vintage children’s book by NASA’s Public Affairs director
“Don’t Read Books!” – a 12th-century Zen poem about the era’s information-overload fears
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, wonderfully reimagined by Austrian illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger
Form, Faith, and Freedom — beautiful read on the secret of poetry and marriage
The best children’s and picture-books of the year
Kandinsky on the spiritual element of art and the 3 responsibilities of artists
Comedian Bill Hicks on on censorship and what freedom of speech really means
A visual timeline of the future based on famous fiction
“Genius gives birth, talent delivers.” Kerouac on whether writers are born or made
A visual dictionary of philosophy – major schools of thought, in minimalist geometric graphics
Joan Didion on telling stories, starting out as a writer, and facing rejection
"I don't know an artist who isn't interested in the question of copyright."Another amazing @curiousoctopus MoMA salon
Behold the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books
Mark Rothko on the transcendent power of art and how (not) to experience his paintings
The greatest illustrations from 150 years of Alice in Wonderland
Tolkien's little-known book written for his own kids and illustrated by the author himself
A sweet illustrated celebration of our wild inner child – the loveliest picture-book in ages