Interesting essay by Don DeLillo. Counterpoint: Three Movies, a Book and an Old Photograph.

10 Rules for Students and Teachers by Sister Corita Kent (popularized by John Cage).

The journey of a penny by Chris Ware for the New York Times.

Fascinating essay about migraine and visual depictions of auras. I'm so happy I haven't had any migraines for quite some time.

How do you determine whether a random number is truly random?

"They haven’t lived at all. They’ve followed a career path." Do read the full post. I couldn't agree more.

Lessons from Pixar.

Joseph Stiglitz on the downsides of high-frequency trading. Felix Salmon offers a summary of the main points.

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson. If you haven't read the book, read the full article.

Don't know whether these are the ten best sentences, but they are certainly good sentences.

A cancer doctor on losing his wife to cancer.

Julian Barnes' Levels of Life reminded me of this portrait of Sarah Bernhardt, which hangs in the Petit Palais. Georges Clairin has painted another portrait of Sarah Bernhardt, which I possibly like even more. Without the face and the hands it would almost be an abstract painting. In other words, the figure emerges from a whirl of colours.

Grantland has reprinted Hunter S. Thompson's classic 1970 article "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent And Depraved."

Good essay about the limits of the digital humanities.

There are seven days in the week and someday isn’t one of them.