Brain Pickings Icon
Brain Pickings

Reads tagged with “omnibus”

From Philosophy to Art, 10 Essential Books on Protest
From Philosophy to Art, 10 Essential Books on Protest

What Billie Holiday has to do with Burma, growing your own marijuana, and the American Revolution.

read article

7 Must-Read Books on Time
7 Must-Read Books on Time

What the second law of thermodynamics has to do with Saint Augustine, landscape art, and graphic novels.

read article

Catalyzing Creativity: 7 Playful Activity Books for Grown-Ups
Catalyzing Creativity: 7 Playful Activity Books for Grown-Ups

Greenlighting mess-making, 101 ways to astonish yourself, and how to flowchart your way to happiness.

read article

5 Unsung Heroes Who Shaped Modern Life
5 Unsung Heroes Who Shaped Modern Life

What 1920s rope-skipping has to do with the birth of paleontology, restaurant entrepreneurship, and Oprah.

read article

7 Essential Collections of Conversations with Cultural Icons
7 Essential Collections of Conversations with Cultural Icons

Inside our era’s greatest minds, or what Nelson Mandela has to do with the fringes of the art world.

read article

5 Vintage Versions of Modern Social Media from Centuries Ago
5 Vintage Versions of Modern Social Media from Centuries Ago

From Voltaire’s status updates to Edison’s viral videos, or what Diderot has to do with data visualization.

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 receive a small percentage of its price. Privacy policy.