“I approach every reading decision with the same question: not just ‘Will this be good?’ but ‘Even if it’s good, will I wish that I’d spent those hours rereading Middlemarch instead?
Mary Beard surprises with this bit 0f information about the Roman Catiline's lineage in SPQR: Among his blue-blooded forebears, his great-grandfather was a hero of the war against Hannibal, with the extra claim
#WordsofWisdom from the great author and poet Rainer Maria Rilke. pic.twitter.com/cvCQg3FHcH — Big Think (@bigthink) June 18, 2015 I've already got some of Rilke's poetry in my queue; I've got
At dinner with a friend Saturday the conversation drifted to what's wrong with baseball. The video replay got specific mention; there were mutterings about they're trying to fix what isn't broken, they're making
I've just set out on reading Perry Miller's Life of the Mind in America (the third volume) and have been delighted to find that to Charles Grandison Finney, one of the key figures
Sometimes I encounter evidence that I've learned something over the years. This confuses me, since I thought I knew everything back then. — Anil Dash (@anildash) April 4, 2014 Yesterday I