The monetization model of online publishing — a legacy model that hasn’t changed...– Maria Popova (via nedhepburn) Oh hey! We had this exact conversation yesterday, over kombucha and Kate Beaton comics. (via rachelfershleiser) Ra-men. Not just newspapers, obviously. It’s why I will continue to yearn for the next Ragtime while scorning 50 Shades of Grey and Twilight. (via...
Reading is a bootcamp for developing and exercising critical thinking. Without...– I shared some thoughts on the future of reading, and why “social reading” isn’t necessarily a great idea, over at Findings. (via explore-blog)
NPR Music: The 13 Most Useless College Majors (As... →
glad we have it sorted once and for all. #6!! cheatsheet: newsweek: 1. Fine Arts 2. Drama and Theatre Arts 3. Film, Video, and Photographic Arts 4. Commercial Art and Graphic Design 5. Architecture 6. Philosophy and Religious Studies 7. English Literature and Language 8. Journalism 9. Anthropology and…
When I ask someone, ‘What have you been listening to?’ I’m trying to learn...– Mark Richardson on This Is My Jam and the trappings of “sharing” culture in the latest Resonant Frequency. (via pitchfork) IS IT JUST ME OR DOES THIS QUOTE TOTALLY APPLY TO RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS AS WELL? (via foodisthenewrock)
top 5 songs stuck in my head forever
1. theme song, “the new adventures of winnie the pooh” 2. catherine, “four leaf clover” 3. candyman, “knockin boots” 4. george harrison, “got my mind set on you” 5. violent femmes, “waiting for the bus” WHO KNOWS.
The DOJ lawsuit: Disrupts the current system and forces publishers who have...– The Bee’s Knees: Why the price of your e-book matters reblogging for myself + everyone else who has been confused about what side to take. Answer, kinda: the side of books. (via emilygould)
[Science and art] ask the same questions. Science addresses - really what it...– Physicist Laurence Krauss discusses the connection of science and art – a connection we’ve previously explored – with novelist Cormac McCarthy, filmmaker Werner Herzog, and NPR’s Ira Flatow. Jonah Lehrer calls this convergence of art and science “a fourth culture of knowledge” and argues it’s...
How come more baseball players don’t just live in normal apartments, reading...– John Roderick (via yourmonkeycalled)
The act of feeling frustrated is an essential part of the creative process....– Jonah Lehrer on the importance of frustration in the creative process, live-illustrated by Guggenheim Fellow Flash Rosenberg. (via explore-blog)
Any parent who thinks that the crafting of engrossing, meaningful, publishable...– Tom Robbins, in today’s NY Times