Morning Dose of Me Want It (But Me Wait)

Life lessons from Cookie Monster

Kind Outlooks

Chris Johanson – Within the River of Time is My Mind

Directed by Wyatt Troll

via, style

“holding up the baby”


Sasha Frere-Jones builds Jay Z up and then takes him down in this must-read review of the current state of softness in popular culture and “Magna Carta Holy Grail.

Milton Glaser

A short documentary by Hillman Curtis.

via, openculture



The Gift of Doubt by Malcolm Gladwell

Albert O. Hirschman and the power of failure.

“They Want To Survive”

Maurice Sendak on Being a Kid

“Black is not a color; it’s an attitude.”

James Brown on Conviction, Respect & Reagan in the latest Blank on Blank.

“I’m Not a Role Model, I’m Just A Regular Guy”

Biggie Smalls spits wisdom in this rare interview. He would have been 41 today.

“It don’t matter that some fool say he different.”

D’Angelo Barksdale breaks down “The Great Gatsby” on The Wire.

via, bibliokept


An abridged version of David Foster Wallace’s Commencement Speech to the 2005 class of Kenyon College.

“I don’t want to have to compromise my morals in order to make a living”


Grimes is tired, sad, and wise.

David Foster Wallace on Ambition

“If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything.”

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