Letter from the Archive: Vladimir Nabokov’s ‘Signs and Symbols’ : The New Yorker
Letter from the Archive: Don DeLillo : The New Yorker
From the New Yorker Archive: A. J. Liebling on Boxing : The New Yorker
This is the Central Library in Portland. It’s beautiful!
I don’t know who is running the Melville House Library tumblr but they are on the most magical tour of libraries on the West Coast and I just want to go to there.
BREAKING: Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders has been released.
[NOTE: Warren Buffett will be live on “Squawk Box” from 6-9a ET on Monday 3/3]
America was built by makers — curious, enthusiastic amateur inventors whose tinkering habit sparked whole new industries. At TED@MotorCity, MAKE magazine publisher Dale Dougherty says we’re all makers at heart, and shows cool new tools to tinker with, like Arduinos, affordable 3D printers, even DIY satellites.
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts.
Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate.
THE GOLDFINCH is a grand nineteenth-century novel in that it is an 800-page chronicle of capitalism, a paean to the ways in which the world turns on the questions of who can or can’t pay for what, and how these abilities and inabilities mold us over time. Like the life events and relationships it depicts, it purports to be about love but is actually about money. This portrayal of twentieth century North American society is accurate, but also, just as in life, both exhausting and demoralizing.– On Donna Tartt’s latest novel. (You could also read Adam Dalva’s take on the book.)