1. The Best American Essays 2014 →

    tetw:

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    The Best American Essays 2014 will be released next week. The publisher has also posted a list of the nominations online — we looked through them and picked out ten of the very best:

    Joy by Zadie Smith
    Thanksgiving in Mongolia by Ariel Levy
    Seeing the Speed of Sound by Rachel Kolb
    What Lies Beneath by William Langewiesche
    Forty Thoughts on a Fourth Daughter by Mark Oppenheimer
    The Old Man at Burning Man by Wells Tower
    Wildcatting by Susan Elizabeth Shephard
    The Ghost Writes Back by Amy Boesky
    The Devil’s Bait By Leslie Jamison
    Company Man by David Sedaris

    Enjoy!

  2. (Source: punk-fuck)

  3. An (Ch)Oral History Of Arcade Fire →

    the-feature:

    How a bunch of dreamers from Montreal made the world lie at their feet.

  4. huffingtonpost:

    Leonardo DiCaprio Addresses UN Climate Summit: ‘You Can Make History… Or Be Vilified By It’

    Leonardo DiCaprio addressed world leaders assembled for the United Nations Climate Summit early Tuesday morning, urging them to take action to address “the greatest challenge of our existence on this planet.”

    See his full speech here.

  5. theweekmagazine:

6 super-helpful iOS8 tricks you probably don’t know about
An emergency information card, instant backup connectivity, and more

    theweekmagazine:

    6 super-helpful iOS8 tricks you probably don’t know about

    An emergency information card, instant backup connectivity, and more

  6. huffposttaste:

    Carrot cake recipes so good other cakes are forced to bow down.

  7. Kaczynski’s methods were crazy, but his loss of faith in the technological frontier is all around us. Consider the trivial but revealing hallmarks of urban hipsterdom: faux vintage photography, the handlebar mustache, and vinyl record players all harken back to an earlier time when people were still optimistic about the future.

    — PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel in his new book on entrepreneurship, Zero to One (via theweekmagazine)

  8. noraleah:

    Just charming.

    Postcards for Ants: A 365-Day Miniature Painting Project by Lorraine Loots

    (via etsy:itscolossal)

    (Source: lustik)

  9. 5 Lady-Powered Podcasts We’re Loving Right Now →

    cygfriend:

    Aw, thanks!

  10. huffpostarts:

    For 15 Years, This Artist Inserted Herself Into Other People’s Lives