A look at Nelson Mandela’s life in photographs: http://nyr.kr/1f0y85H
Above: Mandela salutes the crowd in Galeshewe Stadium, near Kimberley, South Africa, on February 25, 1994, during a three-day campaign swing for the April all-race general election. Photograph by David Brauchli/AP.
According to a study on the psychological consequences of money, Kathleen Vohs, a marketing professor at the University of Minnesota, found that exposure to money can desensitize a person to the needs of others. Carmen Maria Machado reflects on the findings, and on luxury shopping from the other side of the register: http://nyr.kr/IEjyVH
“Vohs explained to me that while any amount or representation of money will trip off this tendency toward disinterest, the effect is amplified when you use larger quantities of money and raise the frequency of the monetary interactions. So retail workers ringing up hundreds or even thousands of dollars of purchases would be more ‘primed,’ and thus more likely to experience this involuntary tendency toward self-isolation.”
"Even as the universe of printed matter continues to shrivel, the book — or at least some of its best-known features — is showing remarkable staying power online. The idea is apparently embedded so deeply in the collective unconsciousness that no one can bear to leave it behind."
For the past three weeks, the photographer Jon Lowenstein and the writer Jeff Kelly Lowenstein have been documenting Chile’s 2013 Presidential elections and the fortieth anniversary of Pinochet’s military coup. A look at this week’s photos: http://nyr.kr/InkoXk
Photographs by Jon Lowenstein/NOOR/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
pumpkin pie for breakfast.
Hi Everybody, I know this is not a chart.
Some of you who have been following this blog for a few years may have been wondering why the rate of posting has gone down this year. In large part, it’s because I have been working on an album — an album that means a great deal to me, entirely written, recorded, mixed, produced and performed by my group, amuse-bouche, and featuring a 16-person choir.
Well, the album comes out today! We are streaming the album for free for today only, so please consider giving it a listen and letting me know what you think. Just drop me an ask with any thoughts you have and I promise I will get back to everybody.
And if you enjoy, please do share. I’m not going to make any money off this — any sales are going to recouping production costs — I just want people to listen, because this is music I’ve been working on for four years, and I’m really excited to share it with you guys. I really hope you enjoy.
Hugs and hand-pounds,
The next Thanksgivukkah will be in the year 79811. Here’s a song for a once-in-a-lifetime portmanteau holiday: http://nyr.kr/1aYBGna
see you again in 70,000 years, thanksgivukkah.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the leader of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, discusses mindfulness and bravery: http://nyr.kr/18TRvIT
as the sakyong says, “bravery creates the atmosphere for possibility.”