“But to grow up costs the earth, the earth. It means you take responsibility for the time you take up, for the space you occupy. It’s serious business. And you find out what it costs us to love and to lose, to dare and to fail. And maybe even more, to succeed. What it costs, in truth. Not superficial costs—anybody can have that—I mean in truth. That’s what I write. What it really is like. I’m just telling a very simple story.”
Arts & Culture
Wednesday, May 28
A profile of the internet’s poet, Patricia Lockwood.
Tuesday, May 27
Monday, May 26
On a recent lawsuit over Stairway to Heaven and Led Zeppelin’s deep catalog of songs that were revealed to have been written by others.
Sunday, May 25
But not for want of programmers trying.
Saturday, May 24
Tom Cruise did not, in fact, jump up and down on Oprah’s couch.
Tuesday, May 20
How CREW and MUSTIE decide what books stay in a library's circulation.
Excerpted from The Shelf.
Monday, May 19
Pimp, brawler, Old Master.
Sunday, May 18
The story of Max Factor, a Polish immigrant who revoltuionized Hollywood cosmetics starting in the 1920s, and his “Beauty Calibrator” machine.
Saturday, May 17
Friday, May 16
How a Japanese company took over the American living room.
Excerpted from Console Wars.