“Words on a page can hypnotize you if the rhythm is right.”

Literary voyager Tom Robbins talks about his process of writing novels.

How Being the Victim of a Robbery changed the lead singer of The Flaming Lips’ Outlook on Life

Here’s Wayne Coyne talking about living with death.

All About The Long Con

Maya Angelou’s stepfather was well-versed in racketeering and had his friend’s teach her all they knew about the art of the con.

The Affected

A Brief History of Melancholy

Wisdom Comes In All Forms

Even in depressing tunes like this.

The Idiot’s Guide to Malcolm Gladwell

“We are At War now—with somebody—and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives.”

HST

Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear & Loathing in America column for ESPN on September 12th, 2001 was spot on.

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You Can’t Be Nothing If You Think You’re Something

How do you know you exist? A mind-boggling tribute to René Descartes’s “Meditations on First Philosophy.”

WTF Happened to Movie Posters?

How to influence others more effectively

The ABCs of Persuasion

Living on the Opposite Side of the Organizational Spectrum

Casey Neistat shows off his “Intuitive Categorization Method”

“Now is the time to go for it! Hardcore! Breathe in and suck it up and plow back in full-on!”

Andrew-W.K.-life-coach

Andrew W.K. is your new Life Coach

Doers and Percievers

Stefan Sagmeister happily chimes on about storytelling. The business kind, not the fun kind.

“Infinitude”

Paul Trillo’s new short film A Truncated Story of Infinity is a look at the endless amount of variations your day and life could have. Also, “Infinitude” is an amazing noun that is defined as “the state or quality of being infinite or having no limit.” Like Master P in space.

Legendary Lady

Paula Scher — A Woman of Identities

The First Rhyme He Learned Was The Alphabet

GZA and the genius of science.

Drawings Made Absentmindedly

The higher purpose of doodling… it’s all about learning through visual communication

If everyone’s busy building a personal brand, who’s building the empire?

self-promotion
 
Here’s to the backlash against over-the-top self-promotion

Lunchtime Laughter

Monty Python – Philosophers’ World Cup (Germany VS. Greece)

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