Arthur C. Clarke Creates a List of His 12 Favorite Science-Fiction Movies (1984)

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Many thinkers enjoy science fiction, and some even create it, but Arthur C. Clarke seemed to possess a mind precision-engineered for every aspect of it.

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Yale Presents a Free Online Course on Literary Theory, Covering Structuralism, Deconstruction & More

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It’s been a hallmark of the culture wars in the last few decades for politicians and opinionators to rail against academia.

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Study Shows That Teaching Young Kids Philosophy Improves Their Academic Performance, Making Them Better at Reading & Math

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Should we teach philosophy to children? You’d have a hard time, I imagine, convincing many readers of this site that we shouldn’t.

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For Sale: The Building Blocks of Albert Einstein’s Creative Mind

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Calling all parents with a hedge fund–or big trust fund. If you really love your kids (wink), you can let them play with the building blocks that once belonged to young Albert Einstein.

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Stanford University Launches Free Course on Developing Apps with iOS 10

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Whenever Apple releases a new version of iOS, Stanford University eventually releases a course telling you how to develop apps in that environment. iOS 10 came out last fall, and now the iOS 10 app development course is getting rolled out this quarter. It’s free online, of course, on iTunes.

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Cormac McCarthy Explains Why He Worked Hard at Not Working: How 9-to-5 Jobs Limit Your Creative Potential

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Last summer, a rumor circulated that Cormac McCarthy, one of America’s most beloved living writers, had passed away. In the midst of a devastating year for famous artists and their fans, the announcement appeared on Twitter, but it “was, in fact, a hoax.

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Petite Planète: Discover Chris Marker’s Influential 1950s Travel Photobook Series

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“In another time I guess I would have been content with filming girls and cats,” said Chris Marker. “But you don’t choose your time.” Though the inimitable filmmaker, writer, and media artist couldn’t choose his time, he did enjoy a decently sized slice of it, passing away in 2012 on his 91st birthday.

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Kurt Vonnegut Gives a Sermon on the Foolishness of Nuclear Arms: It’s Timely Again (Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1982)

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Many writers recoil at the notion of discussing where they get their ideas, but Kurt Vonnegut spoke on the subject willingly. “I get my ideas from dreams,” he announced early in one speech, adding, “the wildest dream I have had so far is about The New Yorker magazine.

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W.B. Yeats’ Classic Poem “When You Are Old” Gets Adapted Into a Beautiful Short Film

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W.B. Yeats’ 1891 poem “When You Are Old” is widely considered a commentary on his unrequited lifelong passion for actress, Irish Republican and suffragette Maud Gonne.

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Watch the Dutch Paint “the Largest Mondrian Painting in the World”

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Earlier this month, the Dutch unveiled “the largest Mondrian painting in the world.” Above, you can watch the City Hall building in The Hague (sometimes known as “The Ice Palace”) get painted Mondrian-style, with those iconic red, yellow and blue surfaces and straight lines.

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