Young Mark Twain’s lost gem, the universe in illustrated dioramas, Maurice Sendak’s posthumous love letter to the world, Kafka for kids, and more treats for hearts of all ages.
To the extent that Tyson has a predominant tone in Undisputed Truth it’s that of a Vegas stand-up comic, alternately self-loathing and self-aggrandizing, sometimes funny, sometimes merely crude.
As if in rebuke of such self-aggrandizement, every few pages there is a perfunctory sort of self-chastisement, like a tic: “I might not have been a scumbag, but I was an arrogant prick.” On the occasion of acquiring the Maori tribal tattoo that now covers nearly half his face: “I hated my face and I literally wanted to deface myself.”
Andrew Sullivan reflects on the power of great leaders.
Pair with political philosopher Judith Butler on the value of reading and humanities.
No sun outlasts its sunset, but we’ll rise again and bring the dawn.
Take four minutes out of your day to watch Maya Angelou, at age 85 and soul-piercing as ever, deliver this remarkable tribute to Nelson Mandela and his legacy “on behalf of the American people.” Pair with Madiba’s moving inauguration address.
Happy birthday, legendary programmer Grace Hopper! Celebrate with these minimalist posters honoring pioneering women in science and technology.
The inaugural episode of PBS’s lovely new series Diorama explores why moose fight.