Disclaimer – I find these reads interesting. I don’t necessarily agree with them.


Adulting When Did You Become an Adult?

#Behavioral Psychology / Economics

#Biographies, Profiles, Interviews


#body #meatbag

  • Done Detoxing | Living a FI
  • [Progress] My transformation in 1 and 3/4 years. : gainit
  • Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs Is So Tough – The New York Times
  • For Warren: Recipies you absolutely can’t fuck up – Google Docs
  • (2) StrongLifts 5×5 Workout A: FULL Video (Official) – YouTube
  • The Deadlift And Me
  • 6 Things You Need to Recover From Every Day – Thrive Global
  • What are some biological life hacks that actually work? : AskReddit
  • Running on Empty | The Scientist Magazine®
  • #Fitness (personal)

    How the body’s trillions of clocks keep time

    Why do I prefer to lift in the evenings? Tiredness

    How protein becomes muscle:

    Pavel Tsatsouline on the Science of Strength and the Art of Physical Performance

    ‘Hit the gym’ you’ve heard it a million times, here are 18 Rules on how to build a killer body, drug free. [Long]

    Start here – Myosynthesis 
    Strengtheory – how to deadlift, squat

    Pavel on Tim Ferriss

    /r/gainit/ – comments/2ox4tw/from_skinny_to_fit_my_transformation_from_160lb/ 

    ‘Rubber hand illusion’ reveals how the brain understands the body



    #Books Recommendations #Reads

  • Joel on Software
  • Longform
  • 15 Minutes in the Morning
  • Solar Panel
  • Perpetual Motion Machines — Real Life
  • #Careers (for creatives in particular)


    #Celebrity #Fame


    Gervais, Louis CK, Chris Rock, Seinfeld – Talking Funny [49:32]

  • How Wile E. Coyote explains the world
  • Chris Rock interview
  • #curiosities

  • Why has the quality of brick buildings declined in the last 100 years? | Hacker News
  • Has progress in science and technology come to a halt? | Aeon Essays
  • Jesse Willms, the Dark Lord of the Internet – The Atlantic
  • McDuffies drawing tutorials
  • The Secret Life of the Urban Banana – The New York Times
  • ELI5: How does a Transistor work and why is it so important? : explainlikeimfive
  • Why are there so many “Smiths” out there? Were there just a shitload of blacksmiths in Medieval times or did the blacksmiths just produce a prodigious amount of progeny? OR Why is Smith such a common surname? : AskHistorians
  • What are the top 10 economic must-reads that are fun to read, and not academic? – Quora
  • Kappalottiya Thamizhan (1961) – IMDb
  • The View from Hell: Books
  • Esperanto: the language that never was | Prospect Magazine
  • 802.eleventy what? A deep dive into why Wi-Fi kind of sucks | Ars Technica UK
  • sunagainstgold comments on In popular culture and meme posts there’s a stereotype correlating living in Southern states and incest. Is there any historical reason why this stereotype is a thing? Why aren’t Northern American states associated with this stereotype instead?
  • #Death

    Louis C.K. Hates Cell Phones — “Underneath everything… you’re forever empty… that knowledge that it’s all for nothing and you’re alone. […] Life is tremendously sad just by being in it. People are willing to risk taking lives and ruining their own because they don’t want to be alone for a second because it’s so hard. […] You never feel completely sad or completely happy, you’re just feel kinda satisfied with your products and then you die.”

    Oliver Sacks: My Periodic Table

    Existential Riddles “A man turned off the light and went to bed. Because of this, several people died. Why?” “The man lives in a lighthouse; when he turned off the light, two ships crashed. For months, the man is wracked with guilt — how could he forget to keep the light on? What was he thinking? Years pass. The man moves to a small inland town. He attends group therapy regularly. At one session, he meets a widow of three years. She is beautiful in a quiet way. They get married. She never questions why he refuses to turn off the lights at night. Days become decades. They don’t have children, but they are happy together. One day, the man visits an antique shop and breaks down sobbing when he sees a ship in a bottle. He asks his wife to drive him to the ocean. She does. She knows not to ask why. They arrive. The man forgives himself. He finally forgives himself.”

    Life and Donuts, by Pablo Stanley

    How to tell a mother her child is dead. – I will show you: If it were my mother you would say, “Mrs. Rosenberg. I have terrible, terrible news. Naomi died today.” You say it out loud until you can say it clearly and loudly. How loudly? Loudly enough. If it takes you fewer than five tries you are rushing it and you will not do it right. You take your time.

    A protocol for dying

    Suicide notes “These suicide notes were gathered at the coroners’ offices by a suicidologist/psychiatrist who asked to be anonymous. He edited identifying details out of the compiled manuscript, and we changed the names. But the text of each letter plus the age and sex given are real. All these people did kill themselves. Were they ambivalent about it? About half the hundred or so letters we saw seemed to have some element of doubt.”

    Learning to Measure Time in Love and Loss “I’m constantly aware of lost opportunities. I used to think such lost opportunities were beautiful towns flashing by my train windows, but now I imagine they are lanterns from the past, casting light on what’s ahead.”

    On Mother’s Day, my Mom asked me to help end her life “If I were your mother, would you advise me to do these things?” After a long pause, he replied, “No.”

    #Design, #Making Things


  • The Website Obesity Crisis
  • Taylor Swift, iOS, and the Access Economy: Why the Normal Distribution is Vanishing – Thoughts from Alex Danco
  • Is a Cambrian Explosion Coming for Robotics? – IEEE Spectrum
  • brand book bites from a beautiful constraint – Denise Lee Yohn
  • Make Money Online: Documenting 10 Years of Failure
  • Lessons learned from Steve Vai’s „world’s biggest online guitar lesson“ | Guitar Sessions
  • Notes on “How Google Works” by Eric Schmidt and Alan Eagle | Simone Vincenzi
  • (1) Colm Tuite’s answer to Design: What are the best resources for learning bleeding-edge web, UI and UX design? – Quora
  • colourcode – find your colour scheme
  • Designing a Visual System at Scale – Elegant Tools – Medium
  • A Step-By-Step Guide to Name Your Product
  • Gallery | The Graphic Recorder
  • My Summer on the Content Farm – The Awl
  • Demand Media: Rise and Fall of a Content Farm | Variety
  • The Rise of the Full-Stack Freelancer – Praxis
  • Thomas Romain’s tips for keeping things in perspective – Album on Imgur
  • Jasdev Singh on Twitter: “.@markbao @nikillinit No particular order, some borrowed of course (general questions, not interview-specific) 🙂”
  • Sizhao Yang on Twitter: “@naval @eladgil 10/ The difference in this case is the teams are completely global, diverse, code and product completely transparent all secured by crypto”

    #Drawing, Photography, Visual Design, Film


    #Education, #Learning, #School






    Deep Nutrition by Catherine Shanahan

    New York Pizza





    Busy and distracted? Everybody has been, since at least 1710 | Aeon Essays

    You’re an Adult. Your Brain, Not So Much. – The New York Times

    Robert Hanks · On Putting Things Off · LRB 10 September 2015

    Deep Habits: Never Plan to “Get Some Work Done” – Study Hacks – Cal Newport

    How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation

    Why you should share your dirty work – Signal v. Noise

    The Science of Improving Your Performance at Almost Anything |

    Inri137 comments on I’m not as smart as I thought I was.

    Procrastination – You Are Not So Smart

    The $25,000 Idea

    Productivity advice for the weird – I Will Teach You To Be Rich

    How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book” | Thought Catalog

    Ureshiku Naritai – Less Wrong

    Deregulating Distraction, Moving Towards the Goal, and Level Hopping – Less Wrong

    Confront reality (Aaron Swartz’s Raw Thought)

    How a lifelong procrastinator cracked the productivity riddle – Unstuck

    What To Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

    CC_EF_JTF comments on What can a 21 year old do now, that will help later in life?

    Stanford Magazine – The Effort Effect

    Habits – Malcolm Ocean

    Allenism, Taylorism and the Day I Rode the Thundercloud

    Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) – Psychotherapy, Research, Training

    10,000 Hours With Claude Shannon: How A Genius Thinks, Works, and Lives

    Healthcare (systems)

    Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery review

    How each generation gets the drugs it deserves

    My chemical romance – about quitting smoking


    Paint-by-numbers history spreadsheet

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    My grandparents survived the Cultural Revolution: have I inherited their trauma?

    The forgotten history of how automakers invented the crime of jaywalking

    China – Xi Jinping

    Italian history – The Prince, Borgias, Medici

    Simon Bolivar, Spanish Colonies

    East India Company

    Atlantic slave trade

    Liberating Iraq “Violence is not a way of getting where you want to go, only more quickly. Its existence changes your destination.

    Human interest

    My father was an abusive sociopath, and I was all he had left

    Everything is yours, everything is not yours – powerful story of a woman who escaped genocide

    ‘We’re the Only Plane in the Sky’ – GWB after 9/11

    death of a troll

    The $5,000 decision to get rid of my past

    philosophy existential philosophers & fatherhood

    Never mind the bus pass: punks look back at their wildest days

    Cafe Hopping: Four Weekends With My Mother-in-law – a blogpost by Jayne, who used to work in the office next to mine. I love how sincerely and passionately Jayne loves food, and almost anything she writes about it is just delicious to read. Enjoy.




    Insight Porn

    Disregard ideas, acquire assets

    Wreckage: The culture war

    Undercover Economist – Keyhole Surgery

    Liminal spaces – places where reality is a little altered

    The Cook and the Chef: Musk’s Secret Sauce — Wait But Why

    How many lightbulbs does it take to change a person?

    Breaking Smart Newsletter: Ambiguity vs Uncertainty – I’ve always liked thinking about how creative work feels different in different contexts and under different constraints. Venkat really explores this well with his classic 2×2 graphs, distinguishing between ambiguity (do I know what I’m looking at?) and uncertainty (is there a clear answer?). Play happens when things are the right amount of ambiguous and the right amount of uncertain. Too much or too little of either and it gets boring, frustrating, etc.


  • EPICTETUS- A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life.docx – DocDroid
  • A gigantic chart that explains absolutely everything | Meaningness
  • Systems of meaning all in flames | Meaningness
  • How meaning fell apart | Meaningness
  • Hacking the Tripping Mind: A Fantastic Voyage Through Inner Space
  • 52 Concepts To Add To Your Cognitive Toolkit | Peter McIntyres
  • Ruth’s Tricks: Mindfulness Exercises | Into the Magic Shop
  • 100 Things I Learned in 10 Years and 100 Reads of Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations |
  • The Internet Classics Archive | The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  • A Ghost in the Machine – Daylight Atheism
  • Sorry! And the Nature of Suffering – Existential Comics
  • Munger on John Locke, Prices, and Hurricane Sandy | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • Speeches, Essays, and Short Stories that Have Changed My Life
  • The Seven Factors of Enlightenment
  • Those Few Patterns | The View from Hell
  • Tao Te Ching
  • Alan Watts – Myth of Myself, Part 1 (Space Engine) – YouTube
  • Against Murderism | Slate Star Codex
  • Transcript of Reboot 11 speech by Bruce Sterling, 25-6-2009 | WIRED
  • Modeling Tutorial
  • leaves in the hand: unskillfulness
  • Crash-Only Thinking
  • The value of a life
  • Technology, Serendipity and Society
  • Internal exile
  • #Language

    etymology Etymologists of reddit, what is your favorite story of how a word came to be?

    The strange persistence of first languages

    Turn-taking rules in Japanese

    Learning Arabic from Egypt’s Revolution



    Top Hacker News Submissions by Category: 2006–2015 some good reads.

    #Mindfulness, Mindset, Mind, Cognition

    #Management (Organizations)


    • The Wedding Toast I’ll Never Give “I only wish I could tell them they will suffer occasionally in this marriage — and not only sitcom-grade squabbles, but possibly even dark-night-of-the-soul despair.”
    • What romance really means after 10 years of marriage “Because survival is ugly. Survival means sometimes smelling and sounding the wrong way. It’s one thing for a person to buy you flowers, to purchase a nice dinner, to PROVE that they truly, deeply want to have some good sweet-talky time and some touching time alone with you, and maybe they’d like to do that whole routine forever and ever and ever. […] Once you have kids, even in a first-world country, you enter a kind of simulation of third-world living. You’re feeding one kid with your body while your husband crouches on the floor of a dressing room at the mall, wiping excrement off the other kid’s butt. You and your spouse are slogging through the slop of survival together.”
    • How we end up marrying the wrong people + NYT: Why You Will Marry The Wrong Person – a post by Alain de Botton, who has a history of writing really good pieces about taking a broader, more compassionate perspective on things. I think his point is that there are a lot of overwhelming expectations
    • She Divorced Me Because I Left Dishes by the Sink  “The wife doesn’t want to divorce her husband because he leaves used drinking glasses by the sink. She wants to divorce him because she feels like he doesn’t respect or appreciate her, which suggests he doesn’t love her, and she can’t count on him to be her lifelong partner. She can’t trust him. She can’t be safe with him. Thus, she must leave and find a new situation in which she can feel content and secure.”
    • The Secret to Love Is Just Kindness
    • Lasting relationships are about kindness and generosity – The bit about bids is very interesting
    • Esther Perel – The secret to desire in long-term relationships “So we come to one person, and we basically are asking them to give us what once an entire village used to provide. Give me belonging, give me identity, give me continuity, but give me transcendence and mystery and awe all in one. Give me comfort, give me edge. Give me novelty, give me familiarity. Give me predictability, give me surprise. And we think it’s a given, and toys and lingerie are going to save us with that.”
    • Esther Perel – What’s wrong with infidelity? “It’s because fidelity is the last thing left that defines a marriage,” she says. “You don’t need to wait to have sex, you don’t need kids. You don’t even need marriage anymore. The only thing that distinguishes it is that, after years of sexual nomadism, you suddenly say ‘I have finally found the one. You are so extraordinary that I am no longer looking for anything else. For you I promise to be suddenly exclusively monogamous’.” The only hitch, says Perel, is that sexual nomadism doesn’t prepare you for exclusivity. “It’s not as though you got it out of your system. Love and desire aren’t the same thing.”
    • Daily Mail – How the Obamas almost split up – not sure how accurate this stuff is, but it reads quite accurately to me.
    • I Wasn’t Treating My Husband Fairly, And It Wasn’t Fair
    • Quora answers from a divorce lawyer
    • The Calculus of Divorce
    • How Much Ambition Can a Marriage Sustain?
    • The globalization of marriage markets


    #Money / Finance / $$$$




    How I Believe In God, Roger Ebert


    Entropy explained, with sheep

    How One Woman’s Discovery Shook the Foundations of Geology

    The DIY Scientist, the Olympian, and the Mutated Gene

    #Sex, #Gender:

    The Habits of Highly Erotic People

    Buzzfeed – 21 Of The Greatest Examples Of Fragile Masculinity In 2015

    The Women in My Family Had to Be Good With Money 

    What’s a girl worth?

    Ways of seeing – “A woman is always accompanied, except when quite alone, and perhaps even then, by her own image of herself. While she is walking across a room or weeping at the death of her father, she cannot avoid envisioning herself walking or weeping. From earliest childhood she is taught and persuaded to survey herself continually. She has to survey everything she is and everything she does, because how she appears to others – and particularly how she appears to men – is of crucial importance for what is normally thought of as the success of her life.”

    BBC: China bans ‘erotic’ banana-eating live streams I found this piece of news really entertaining. Basically young girls are eating bananas erotically for horny men to jerk off to, and presumably they must be getting good money for it.

    Life of a call girl: Fantasy vs Reality

    Deep Inside: A study of 10,000 porn stars and their careers

    The foul reign of the biological clock It seems like the concept of the biological clock has been with us forever. In fact, the metaphor was invented in the late 1970s. And it has been used to reinforce sexist ideas ever since

    The Fierce Triumph of Loneliness “In pop culture we have “the bachelor pad,” and “the bachelor lifestyle,” but no such phrases for women.”

    What does it mean when we call women girls? “When you become a woman is when people come out of your vagina and step on your dreams.”

    I Get So Annoyed When ‘Cool’ Young Women Say They Are Not Feminists: Arundhati Roy

    Bottom-Of-The-Barrel Cuckold Fetishist, Or Spinster Hoax? As I write this, my children are asleep in their room, Loretta Lynn is on the stereo, and my wife is out on a date with a man named Paulo. It’s her second date this week; her fourth this month so far. If it goes like the others, she’ll come home in the middle of the night, crawl into bed beside me, and tell me all about how she and Paulo had sex. I won’t explode with anger or seethe with resentment. I’ll tell her it’s a hot story and I’m glad she had fun. It’s hot because she’s excited, and I’m glad because I’m a feminist.

    Recommendations from FemalePersuasion: Faludi’s Backlash, @LizzieWurtzel’s Bitch, @naomirwolf’s The Beauty Myth, Eve Ensler

    Someone stole naked pictures of me. This is what I did about it – video


    /r/seduction FAQ, 2

    32 types of antifeminists

    The Dismal State of Flirting in English-Speaking Cultures

    How can you tell if you’re being sexually objectified? It’s about who has the power

    The Meaning of Manhood

    The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture

    Loving Machines — Dorothy Howard “Does sleeping with your laptop make you feel less alone?”

    Hipsters broke my gaydar “But since you now all wear carabiners as key chains, we lesbians no longer have any private signals to each other. We’re all screwed, except none of us are, because we can’t find one another anymore.”

    Economics of sex

    Self-Made Man, Norah Vincent [18:42]

    A graphic history of sex “It is difficult to live intimately, because we want perfect love and perfect sex and that is very difficult in a long-term relationship. We want a lot more than a reliable person to raise kids with.”

    Esports Sees Profit in Attracting Female Gamers

    Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels – They don’t seem to believe in heroes as much as their male counterparts, which in some ways makes their storytelling a better fit for the times.

    Dominant or Submissive? Paradox of Power in Sexual Relations

    Girlboss – is Sophia Amoruso a feminist icon?



    What is a keyboard shortcut that everyone must know?

    Raspberry Pi: How To Get Started (Not Food)

    50 Mind-Blowing Implications of Self-Driving Cars (and Trucks)

    Marc Andreessen on the future of Enterprise

    Benedict Evans – Office, messaging and verbs

    technology The Deployment Age

    tech a brief history of tech bullshit

    Ben Thompson – Slack and the state of technology at the end of 2015

    The American Cloud

    Peter Thiel explains himself

    TV Tech How “Silicon Valley” Nails Silicon Valley  about the various programming languages. check out steve yegge in general, he also has a great post about borderlands 2 and the token economy. and the amazon posts, of course. see also ‘you should write a blog‘.

    AI The Great AI Awakening


    Maps are imperfect but that’s okay, by Simon Wardley

    42 life lessons and business quotes from Li Ka Shing

    Harold Pinter’s Nobel Speech on Art, Truth and Politics

    Farnam Street’s Mental Models and Reading

    NYMag – Why You Truly Never Leave High School

    The ‘Just World’ Myth, Part 1 and Part 2

    Ben Barnanke – the world isn’t fair and you all got lucky

    Ribbonfarm’s How to be an Idea Person

    LessWrong’s How To Save The World and Ugh Fields. Purchase Fuzzies and Utilons separately.

    Michael Babwahsingh’s Visual Thinking (related: Bret Victor recommends a book about comics)

    TED – Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception

    How I lost faith in the pro-life movement (the biggest killer is a woman’s own body)

    Rate of learning: The most valuable startup compensation

    Tempo Book Blog

    Vox – 38 maps that explain the global economy

    Jason Cohen: Real Unfair Advantages 

    Information Is Beautiful – Rhetological Fallacies

    PHILOSOPHY E-BOOKS: Freedom, anarchy, human farms.

    #Time (the nature of)

    /r/askhistorians – how did people wake up on time in the past

    /r/showerthoughts – I don’t think we’re thankful enough that the whole world agreed on the same units of time.

    Atlantic – A brief economic history of time

    Time The Disease of Being Busy

    Why time management is ruining our lives

    Pendulum [3:04]


    I went through a phase sometime 2 years ago where I found myself very curious about the men at The Red Pill. I do not consider myself one of them, but I found them fascinating, the way a researcher might find some subculture fascinating. Maybe someday I’ll work through all of these reads and write about my thoughts about them. Or maybe not. I don’t bother going there any more. My friend Sonya once pointed out that Married Red Pill gives some pretty good practical advice for desperate men in failing marriages.

    Five Minutes Of Alpha = Fifty Years Of Pining | Chateau Heartiste

    The TRP Guide for Increasing Testosterone : TheRedPill

    The Shit Test Encyclopedia | Illimitable Men

    Schedules of Mating | The Rational Male

    Of Love and War | The Rational Male

    More grim news for carousellers hoping to jump at the last minute. | Dalrock

    How Men Teach : redpillfatherhood

    Confessions of a Reformed InCel | M3

    How To Strengthen Frame : TheRedPill

    My Wife’s Abrupt Introduction to TRP: *UPDATE* : TheRedPill

    Let’s talk about the next chapter in the Sexodus series in regards to meaningful lifelong commitments with women and the impacts on men that will occur in the next few years. : TheRedPill

    “Missed Signals” and Explaining Limiting Beliefs : TheRedPill

    NEWBIES READ THIS! — The Definitive Guide To Shit Tests : TheRedPill

    Alpha at Work for Your Career and Your Wife : marriedredpill

    A Comprehensive Guide to The Red Pill : TheRedPil

    lRP Do’s and Dont’s I have learned in the last month : becomeaman

    Internal Motivation vs. External Motivation : marriedredpill

    The Elements of Frame 0 – Introduction : marriedredpill

    The cornerstones of a good sexual initiation : marriedredpill

    What Makes LTR Material : TheRedPill

    My “How-To” Guide for Men on How To Dominate a Woman in Bed 😉 : sex

    If a young boy saw how you live your life, would he be in awe of you? : TheRedPill

    The Formation of Male Friendships: An Absurd Analysis of My Relationship with Other Men : TheRedPill

    Why Do Men Put So Little Effort Into Serious Dating?

    Bikini Armor Battle Damage

    Machiavellian Maxims (Part 1) | Illimitable Men

    The Purple Pill | The Rational Male

    CorporateLand: A Rat Race Survival Guide For New Rats : TheRedPill

    Be a social dynamo so she doesn’t have to be : TheRedPill

    The red pill are a bunch of bigots who can’t get laid. : TheRedPill

    redpillschool comments on Puppies randomly punished/loved develop stronger affections

    The Rosetta Stone of Women’s Behavior | Stickman Bangkok

    “Getting Away” With Hating It: Consent in the Context of Sex Work — Tits and Sass

    Top or Bottom: How do we desire? – The New Inquiry

    Stickied Threads Log : TheRedPill

    TRP Xpost: “Red Pill Antibiotic Nuke, Come and Feed” by IllimitableMan : RedPillWomen

    To the “Game doesn’t really matter that much” crew: You’ve all been brainwashed : TheRedPill

    Understanding Men Part 1: Types : fPUA

    The Red Pill Room: Red Pill Observations

    Never show weakness. She is not on your side. : TheRedPill


    From the Enlightenment to the Dark Ages: How “new atheism” slid into the alt-right – 

    NYmag – Can our democracy survive tribalism?

  • The Caging of America – The New Yorker
  • The Truth About City Life – The New Yorker
  • [Text] Soon I will be gone forever, but that’s okay as long as someone reads this : GetMotivated
  • Human feedback: why bug reports are easier than feature suggestions
  • What is a sure sign of maturity (collated from a post in r/AskReddit) : AbuseInterrupted
  • Why do so many Indian men message women randomly and say sexual things? : NoStupidQuestions
  • ELI5: Why does getting your own place and leaving your parent’s home such a big goal for Americans even though it could set them back financially. : explainlikeimfive
  • The Secret to Small Talk — Science of Us
  • The Ascent: Political Destiny and the Makings of a First Couple – Netflix – Sponsor Content
  • What Poverty Does to the Young Brain – The New Yorker
  • The Happiness Hypothesis – Jonathan Haidt
  • Why Ritual? | The View from Hell
  • Supply Everyone With Every Nutrient | The View from Hell
  • Assuming Positive Intent
  • The Ultimate Guide to Body Language | Psychology Today
  • Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or, poverty thoughts
  • The Origin of Authenticity in the Breakdown of the Illusion of the Real
  • Overcoming Bias : A Theory Of Identity
  • Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race | World news | The Guardian
  • Free Speech & the Modern Campus | The Smart Set
  • ELI5: How point systems, like on Snapchat and Reddit, motivate people to participate even though they contribute no tangible value like money or rewards? : explainlikeimfive
  • Cached Selves – Less Wrong
  • LEGO Universe Censoring Costs | The Escapist
  • Black Intellectuals and White Audiences | Public Books
  • Politics

    The Smug Style Of American Liberalism

    The Paranoid Style in American Politics




    • Army officer /u/nightowl1135 on the ambiguity of war
    • Chickenhawk Nation – The Tragedy of the American Military – “We love our troops but we’d rather not think about them”. “If I were writing such a history now, I would call it Chickenhawk Nation, based on the derisive term for those eager to go to war, as long as someone else is going. It would be the story of a country willing to do anything for its military except take it seriously.”



  • Sad YouTube – I like these because they’re so heartfelt.
  • writing – palahniuk – thought verbs –
  • Cyberpunk Storyboards make the abandoned Neuromancer movie look like a conventional action flick 

  • Cyberpunk Matrix Resolutions
  • pathetic youtubers examples
  • Logan is the best X-Men movie since 2003 – Vox
  • AdviceToWriters – Advice to Writers
  • I gave a TEDx talk on Worldbuilding : worldbuilding
  • What movie scene hits you hard every time? : AskReddit
  • How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn Spreadsheet | Open Culture
  • Classic Opening Lines Get Dissected | ShortList Magazine
  • Mr. Fantastic’s most heroic moment – Imgur
  • Forget going viral. Here’s how to create work that lasts forever
  • On Self-Respect: Joan Didion’s 1961 Essay from the Pages of Vogue – Vogue
  • Best Dystopian Books
  • On the Road – Wikipedia
  • How Writers Build the Brand – The New York Times
  • The Most Insidious Method Of Control Never Devised
  • The Revolution of Everyday Life | The Anarchist Library
  • The Gift of Doubt – The New Yorker
  • HOWTO: Get tenure
  • tour-de-babel – steveyegge2
  • Letters of Note: Why Explore Space?
  • 5 Simple Ways to Open Your Blog Post with a Bang
  • Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism – The Atlantic
  • How to Read Like a Writer – Brain Pickings
  • ‘Reading Like a Writer,’ by Francine Prose – The New York Times
  • 6 tips for low-cost academic blogging
  • Will social media kill the novel? Andrew O’Hagan on the end of private life | Books | The Guardian
  • Perfect Posing – 1 – Listen to the character… and to physics | Animator Island
  • [Serious] People who have accidentally caused the death of another person, what happened? : AskReddit
  • “Writing Is an Act of Pride”: A Conversation with Elena Ferrante – The New Yorker
  • Omnicon Aftermath: “A Hero’s Journey” | My Nascent Inklings
  • Close Reading – The Atlantic
  • Do You Read Differently Online and in Print?
  • Catapult | Do You Want to Be Known For Your Writing, or For Your Swift Email Responses?
  • What’s the most beautiful paragraph or sentence you’ve ever read? : books
  • Literary fiction is borrowing the tools of the science fiction genre.
  • Tour de Raunch – / current issue
  • Interview with Ernest Hebert, Award-Winning Author and Professor of Creative Writing at Dartmouth College – WorkFlowy Blog
  • The Novelist of Human Unknowability | The New Yorker
  • Videos

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