Why do your friends have more friends than you? Can philosophers from history with problematic views still teach us anything, and speaking of problematic views, Peter Hitchens on John Gray.Read More Friday Reading: religion, punishment, baseball and what is the inspection paradox?
Estelle Caswell, Adam Neely and Braxton Cook explain John Coltrane’s Giant Steps.Read More Why is Coltrane’s Giant Steps a Masterpiece?
This week’s playlist includes The Beatles, Thom Yorke, a new Grimes and Poppy track and a classic from Queen Latifah and Monie Love.Read More Impossible Soul Weekly Playlist 2
John Roderick (Long Winters, Roderick on the Line) talks about creativity and effort.Read More John Roderick on The Myth of No Effort
Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, an examination of Jack Reacher, Nirvana’s Unplugged masterpiece, Nile Rodgers and cows as a commodity.Read More Friday Reading: Artificial Intelligence, Jack Reacher and Nirvana Unplugged
The Coen Brothers’s new film is a meditation on what makes meaning in life.Read More Landscape, Performance and Death in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The first of many weekly playlists, featuring Macy Gray, John Grant and Bob Dylan.Read More Impossible Soul Weekly Playlist 1