"Bright Unbroken Planet"

I should write something catchy here.

I’m frightened of people who believe in just one story. The advantage of studying literature is that you learn many stories, philosophy, history, etc. You learn that we have commonalities of strangeness and secrets with our fellow humans. Because of many stories, we are that much more open to otherness.

conversation with Stephen Dunn (via wwnorton)

motherjones:

We’re not entirely sure how our namesake became a meme. But we fully support it.

motherjones:

We’re not entirely sure how our namesake became a meme. But we fully support it.

There was one neuron in one person that responded only to pictures of Jennifer Aniston – not to Halle Berry, not to Julia Roberts, and one great finding said that this neuron did not respond to pictures of Jennifer Aniston with Brad Pitt. … It would be overstating the case to say this neuron only responds to Jennifer Aniston because the experimenters didn’t have time to show the person all possible celebrities. But it seems safe to say that this neuron responds to only a small fraction of celebrities.

The future of books is the future.

—(via wwnorton)

motherjones:

One of our staffers who’s an alum correctly noticed that this is on the Columbia campus. Apparently, stress eating is a longstanding pastime among students and campus fauna.

motherjones:

One of our staffers who’s an alum correctly noticed that this is on the Columbia campus. Apparently, stress eating is a longstanding pastime among students and campus fauna.