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Happy birthday, Aldous Huxley!

"You shall know the truth," Aldous Huxley once said, "and the truth shall make you mad." You'd be hard-pressed to find a quote more emblematic of the late English author, who was born 122 years ago today. Best known for his dystopian novel "Brave New World," Huxley predicted some of the most frightening...

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For Aldous Huxley’s birthday, an infographic of Huxley Vs Orwell, a letter from Huxley to Orwell explaining why he (Huxley) was right, and audio of Huxley narrating Brave New World. Toasters of the 1920s. World War I in Photos: Animals at War. The coldest places on earth. Sir David Attenborough narrating Pokémon Go is a hoot. Show More Summary

Huxley's Brave New World Nightmare is Becoming a Geopolitical Reality

The terrifying dystopian vision described by science fiction writer Aldous Huxley is not a description of the totalitarian states of the 20th century, but a creeping reflection of today's reality, says Russian journalist Konstantin Syomin.

Always and Everywhere

“After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” You’ve seen the quote on Pinterest and Tumblr, so why not dig a little deeper into Aldous Huxley’s ideas about the transcendent abilities of music to sing to our souls?

How to Handle Criticism: Advice from Some of the Greatest Writers of the Past Century

4 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

Wisdom and wit from Kurt Vonnegut, Aldous Huxley, William Styron, Truman Capote, and other literary titans.

Aldous Huxley on the Transcendent Power of Music and Why It Sings to Our Souls

4 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"There is, at least there sometimes seems to be, a certain blessedness lying at the heart of things, a mysterious blessedness."

Corin Raymond – Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams

4 months agoMusic / Country : Twangville

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”  So said Aldous Huxley in A Brave New World, one of the most vividly descriptive books I’ve read. Words can also elevate a good song into a great one; a song that embeds itself into […]

Great Writers on the Power of Music

4 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

Kurt Vonnegut, Susan Sontag, Aldous Huxley, Oliver Sacks, Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf, Friedrich Nietzsche, and more.

10 Reasons for You to Listen to Music Even When It’s Not in a Language You Understand

Aldous Huxley once wrote “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” Music is and has... The post 10 Reasons for You to Listen to Music Even When It’s Not in a Language You Understand appeared first on Lifehack.

On the trail of Piero

5 months agoArts : Night and Day

Piero della Francesca is today acknowledged as one of the foundational artists of the Renaissance. Aldous Huxley thought his ‘Resurrection’… The post On the trail of Piero appeared first on The Spectator.

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #215

The Week That Was: 2016-02-13 (Feb 13, 2016)  Brought to You by SEPP The Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Quote of the Week: “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” Aldous Huxley [H/t Timothy Ball] Number of the Week: 15% THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy…

Knowing Where to Look

In one of his final interviews, the author/philosopher Aldous Huxley was asked to sum up his life's work. What he said was this: It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end...Show More Summary

7 Mind-Blowing Digital Health Tools That Could Disrupt Health Care in 2016

The phrase "Brave New World" has become one of the most often used clichés in medical technology in recent years. Google the title of Aldous Huxley's 1932 dystopian, and anticipatory, novel with the word medicine and 2,940,000 results...Show More Summary

12 Resolutions That Could Save Your Identity in 2016

Another New Year is upon us. Bring on another raft of resolutions I say! I mean, what would a New Year be in the absence of resolutions? As Aldous Huxley wrote in Time Must Have a Stop, "Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Show More Summary

What A Bummer! The Psychedelic Revolution Wasn't Televised

TIMOTHY LEARY AND NEIL CASSADY (1964) Aldous Huxley's creative powers were at their peak in 1960, some three years before his death. The public lectures given by the author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception were filled to overflowing and never had a parapsychologist been so acclaimed and had a larger following. But Huxley was perplexed. Show More Summary

"Inconvenient Truth" Chart Of The Day

Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, The three quotes below sum up my views on the chart below. “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” - Aldous Huxley “That men do not learn very much from the lessons...Show More Summary

Radium Age 100 (59)

8 months agoHumor / odd : HiLobrow

Aldous Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD

Diving Into The Ethics Of The Technology Behind Designer Babies

8 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World tells the story of a government that manipulates people’s genes to deepen the divides between social classes, creating a race of superhumans and a race of slaves. Today, a revolutionary technology called...Show More Summary

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