“Friendship Is An Island You Retreat To”

Ray Bradbury doles out life and creative advice in the back of a taxi.

“If comics need to be deconstructed and explained, something is really wrong with them.”

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Bill Watterson has a new interview out that’s been excerpted from “Exploring Calvin and Hobbes,” the catalogue for the recent Calvin and Hobbes retrospective exhibition at Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.

Definitely worth a read

“When I’m looking for something to blow people’s minds, who better than a skateboarder who talks about neuroscience and memory and stuff like that?”

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Can Rodney Mullen save Silicon Valley from itself?

Photo by J. Grant Brittain

“Network Eddie”

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Eddie Huang pens a wisdom-filled account of the delicate balance of compromise in the business of Network television.

“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.”

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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.”

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