theparisreview:

Kurt Vonnegut reads from Slaughterhouse-Five. (via)


theparisreview:


It’s a delectable morningthe sun lights up the countrysidebees are gathering honeya butterfly delicately alights by a mimosasheep are bleatingin the distance bells are ringingeverything is calm and peaceful

Read a poem by Georges Perec, who was born on this day in 1936.

theparisreview:

It’s a delectable morning
the sun lights up the countryside
bees are gathering honey
a butterfly delicately alights by a mimosa
sheep are bleating
in the distance bells are ringing
everything is calm and peaceful

Read a poem by Georges Perec, who was born on this day in 1936.


explore-blog:

Four fascinating facts about the brain from researchers at the University of Helsinki, including the positive correlation between sleep and longevity.

More on the science of sleep here and here.


explore-blog:

For Charles Darwin's 205th birthday, his impossibly endearing list of the pros and cons of marriage, illustrated in his graphic biography. See the full list as it appeared in his letters here.

explore-blog:

For Charles Darwin's 205th birthday, his impossibly endearing list of the pros and cons of marriage, illustrated in his graphic biography. See the full list as it appeared in his letters here.


jtotheizzoe:

Claude Monet’s Ultraviolet Eye

NEW VIDEO! How the famous painter was a bit like a honeybee, and what that teaches us about the science of vision.

This may be my favorite video of all my videos. I hope you enjoy. Also, I got to play with a Lite-Brite the size of a wall.

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theparisreview:

José Muñoz’s illustrations of Albert Camus’s novel The Stranger. (via)


2013 a year in pictures| 2013 عام في صور


Coeur d’or

For L. …once more
A small window on the roof.
Darkness penetrates.A lingering presence spreads…View Post

Coeur d’or

For L. …once more

A small window on the roof.
Darkness penetrates.
A lingering presence spreads…

View Post