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    7 Essential Books on Music, Emotion, and the Brain | Brain Pickings

    David Byrne on How Music and Creativity Work | Brain Pickings

    How to Make Your Own Luck | Brain Pickings

    T. S. Eliot’s Iconic Vintage Verses About Cats, Illustrated and Signed by Edward Gorey | Brain Pickings

    “Tip-of-the-Tongue Syndrome,” Transactive Memory, and How the Internet Is Making Us Smarter | Brain Pickings

    The Godmother of Rock & Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe Live in Manchester, 1964 | Brain Pickings

    New Exhibition Explores Andy Warhol's Relationship With Books

    How to Break Through Your Creative Block: Strategies from 90 of Today’s Most Exciting Creators | Brain Pickings

    The Hole: An Existential Meditation in Simple Scandinavian Illustrations and Die-Cut Magic

    Marilyn Monroe's Unpublished Poems: The Complex Private Person Behind the Simplified Public Persona | Did you ever begin Ulysses? Did you ever finish it? Marilyn Monroe did both. She took great pains to be photographed reading or holding a book — insistence born not out vain affectation but of a genuine love of literature. "Writing in her famous Record notebook in 1955, she echoes Kerouac’s famous line, “No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge”

    Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing | Brain Pickings

    The Disciples: James Mollison’s Portraits of Music Subcultures | Brain Pickings

    Susan Sontag remains one of the most interesting minds in modern history, with provocative and prescient beliefs and opinions on everything from visual culture to love and sex to stereotypes and polarities to why lists appeal to us. But arguably her most timeless insights touch on the heart of her own creative material — literature.

    Cranky Lou Reed interview from 1975 is full of hilariously nasty gems | Dangerous Minds

    How to Break Through Your Creative Block: Strategies from 90 of Today’s Most Exciting Creators | Brain Pickings

    An early photo of Lou Reed and John Cale, two of the original members of the band Velvet Underground. | 25 Classic Photos Of Lou Reed You Have To See

    explore-blog: In 1964, Carson McCullers wrote a little-known and lovely children’s book with a strong existential bend and an undercurrent of science and astronomy

    How to Optimize Your Brain: Why Refining Emotional Recall is the Secret to Better Memory - “You are what you remember — your very identity depends on all of the events, people and places you can recall.”

    Conversations with Maya Angelou  “Life loves the liver of it. You must live and life will be good to you.” As a final farewell to Maya Angelou, the beloved writer on identity and the meaning of life: