With so much trivial and mind-numbing fare dominating the web, sometimes a good long read is hard to find. Thankfully, we’re here to steer you in the direction of higher thinking with a selection of thoughtful and well-written pieces that promise to devour at least eight minutes of your endless work day.
–Simon Wincester talks about the influence of the explorer Jan Morris on his travel writing.
-Marco Kaye writes The World’s First and Only Completely Honest Resume of a Graphic Designer at McSweeney’s. And it’s pretty damn accurate.
-Everybody’s favorite cultural commentator, Slavoj Žižek (of the film, Žižek!) on the troubles in Greece.
-Simon Pegg interviewed at Oh Comely magazine.
-The New York Times asks, why do we fear Mormons?
-The brilliant Naomi Wolf considers the changing nature of rom-coms.
-A survey of election art from Brain Pickings’ Maria Popova.