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Lou Reed on Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, Laurie Anderson, Setting Edgar Allan Poe to Music, and Why Record Labels Deserve to Die

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7 Essential Books on Music, Emotion, and the Brain

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

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David Byrne on How Music and Creativity Work

David Byrne on How Music and Creativity Work | Brain Pickings

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Yoko Ono and Her Sixteen-Track Voice

Yoko Ono and Her Sixteen-Track Voice via @rollingstone

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How to Make Your Own Luck

How to Make Your Own Luck | Brain Pickings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Marilyn Monroe’s Unpublished Poems: The Complex Private Person Behind the Public Persona

Marilyn Monroe's Unpublished Poems: The Complex Private Person Behind the Simplified Public Persona | Did you ever begin Ulysses?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”

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Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing

Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing | Brain Pickings

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

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

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The Greatest LGBT Love Letters of All Time

The Most Beautiful and Timelessly Bewitching LGBTQ Love Letters in History

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How the Nobel Prize Was Born: A Surprising Story of Bad Journalism, Existential Guilt, and Dynamite

Bad Journalism, Existential Guilt, and the Business of Dynamite: The Surprising Story of How the Nobel Prize Was Born

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Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life

Codex Seraphinianus: Luigi Serafini: In 1976, Italian artist, architect, and designer Luigi Serafini, only 27 at the time, set out to create an elaborate encyclopedia of imaginary objects and creatures "Codex Seraphinianus" is resurrected in a lavish new edition by Rizzoli

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Anne Sexton’s Report Card

“She passed the time in math class by writing flirtatious notes to boys.” Anne Sexton's appalling report card //Anne Sexton's Report Card

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Young Barack Obama on What His Mother Taught Him About Love

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Maya Angelou on Identity and the Meaning of Life

'Life loves the liver of it. You must live and life will be good to you.' (Maya Angelou, US author & poet, Apr 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014) Maya Angelou on Identity and the Meaning of Life, Brain Pickings, May 29, 2014 #Angelou #literature #life

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The Alice in Wonderland Cookbook and Lewis Carroll’s Guide to Dining Etiquette

The Alice in Wonderland Cookbook and Lewis Carroll's Guide to Dining Etiquette | Brain Pickings Sounds interesting...

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The Odd Habits and Curious Customs of Famous Writers

Odd Type Writers: From Joyce and Dickens to Wharton and Welty, the Obsessive Habits and Quirky Tec hniques of Great Authors: Celia Blue Johnson: 9780399159947: Amazon.com: Books

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40 Trashy Novels You Must Read Before You Die

40 trashy novels to read before you die! || in high school I actually did a book review of Peyton place for a project but didn't read the book