Should the Basketball Rim Be Raised? - Room for Debate
Many basketball players today are a foot taller than players were in the 1800s; the rim is no longer out of reach. Should it be raised?
Most lives are lived by default
Jamie lives in a large city in the midwest. He's a copywriter for an advertising firm, and he's good at it. He's also good at thinking of reasons why he ought to be happy with his life. He has health
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Falling Out With Superman
Reply to a Dead Man
"My heart started beating rapidly after the third time I read the letter. I could have sat there and guessed for a hundred years and never come up with what my brother had to say."
In Praise of the Lost, Intimate Art of Reading Aloud
Parents have long read to kids, but there's power as well in adults reading to adults.
Dear Mystery Algorithm That Hogged Global Financial Trading...
On Friday, a single mysterious program was responsible for 4 percent of all stock quote traffic and sucked up 10 percent of the NASDAQ's trading
A Letter to Peter Jackson Re: The Silmarillion
The Silmarillion offers more epic filmmaking than The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings combined. One fan thinks Peter Jackson should take up the challenge.
The Girl Who Couldn't Leave - Weblog - Schmutzie.com
One time , maybe it was fifteen years ago, I went away to a commune of sorts for ten days with a f...
Amazing Scenery Carved out of the Books
A native of Quebec, Canadian Guy Larame - a man fully talented. He is not only a gifted painter and sculptor, but also won the recognition of a musician, composer and director. Guy has devoted more than thirty years, the art of life, his work is know...
The Great Battles of Skyrim - Part 1
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Opinion: Where Skyrim Fails - IGN
While many gamers have swooned over Skyrim's open world and lush graphics, the game has bigger issues than just bugs.
The perils and pleasures of long-running fantasy series
The Closing of the American Bookstore - Articles about rare...
What happens to ownership as the world goes digital?
The launch of Amazon's new "Kindle lending" feature means another form of content is becoming something that we rent, Netflix-style, rather than owning. But moving to a rental rather than an ownership model changes our relationship to content, and no...
Big Think Interview With Robert McKee
A conversation with the author and screenwriting guru.