Brain Pickings

A collection of 17 posts


From a recent Creative Mornings Kickstarter project in which the premium is "tea and conversation with Maria Popova in NYC." > Come prepared to discuss ideas, books and the color yellow! I offered considerably

Democratic Vistas

> Walt Whitman on Donald Trump, feminism, and how literature bolsters democracy [] — Maria Popova (@brainpicker) February 24, 2016 [

You've Got Mail

> Some of the mail was important and personal, not just bills. It was exciting to get a letter: the paper and handwriting told you something, as well as the words. * Rebecca Solnit "We're


I saw this a few days ago and it called to mind a Herman Hesse saying I remembered from long ago

Art and Physics

Via Brain Pickings [], Jeanette Winterson on the value of art. > What art does is to coax us away from the mechanical and towards