Brain Pickings Icon
Brain Pickings

Reads tagged with “culture”

Best of Election Season Innovation
Best of Election Season Innovation

Private confessions, citizen voyeurism, a shot at redemption, why it pays to have famous friends, and how graphic design changed politics forever.

read article

Chris Jordan’s Photographic Visualizations of Excess
Chris Jordan’s Photographic Visualizations of Excess

What Van Gogh has to do with Big Tobacco and how piles of folded laundry put the prison system in perspective.

read article

Dan Price, Revealed
Dan Price, Revealed

What the 80’s and great shoes have in common. Seriously.

read article

Don’t Click It
Don’t Click It

Why hover is the new click and how to undo 30 years of habituation.

read article

Photography Spotlight: Blue Planet Run
Photography Spotlight: Blue Planet Run

World-changing photography, or why the oil crisis is the least of our liquid worries.

read article

The Mother of All Music Visualization
The Mother of All Music Visualization

What global warming has to do with the formative role of music in 20th-century culture.

read article

View Full Site

Brain Pickings participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by linking to Amazon. In more human terms, this means that whenever you buy a book on Amazon from a link on here, I get a small percentage of its price. That helps support Brain Pickings by offsetting a fraction of what it takes to maintain the site, and is very much appreciated. Privacy policy.