Video: There might not be anything more awesome than going to space. It’s an incredible achievement and the idea of exploring the unknown is fascinating. But as this short animation called Solus by Zac Dixon for Identity Visuals shows, it can get quite lonely. Watch it, it’s nearly as good as any feature. More »
Perhaps more than any other room in the house, the bathroom is a private retreat. It is a place where we perform important daily rituals and where we take the time to truly indulge ourselves with the wonderful luxury of solitude. The bathrooms collected here use their own design elements but have the luxury factor […]
Be too cool for school in this Superman Symbol Letterman Jacket. With this jacket you will look like you attend the University of Solitude learning how to fly and shoot X-ray vision from your eyes. This jacket is made from 60% cotton and 40% polyester. It features the famous symbol for the House of El! […]
Nico's version of "These Days" is the perfect fall song. It's the kind of music best listened to in solitude, sipping tea and contemplating failure and the nagging sense of unspecific loss that accompanies the passage of time and the change to a chillier season. Read more...
“In the silence, there is solitude. In the solitude, there is silence. This is the whole point of technology. It creates an appetite for immortality on the one hand. It threatens universal extinction on the other. Technology is lust removed from nature.” Don DeLillo, author of White Noise, “reviews“ Taylor Swift‘s white noise for The […]
"These days, you see a kid lying on his back and looking blank and you begin to wonder what’s wrong with him. There’s nothing wrong with him, except he’s thinking... He is trying to arrive at some conclusion about his thumb." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary
Jon Hamm is all smiles while stepping out for “The Fortress Of Solitude” Opening Night Celebration held at The Public Theater on Wednesday evening (October 22) in New York City. The 43-year-old actor was joined on the carpet by his wife Jennifer Westfeldt. “The Fortress of Solitude” is the extraordinary coming-of-age story about 1970s Brooklyn [...]
"It is heavenly to work until I am tired... [After dinner] I usually return to my solitude, happy to have been in good company, happy to leave it." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary
Have we lost the ability to sit quietly, alone with our thoughts? Here's why we need to get that quietness back. Anyone born before 1985 is lucky. They have experienced life before and after the Internet. They remember what happened when their ride didn't show up, and when they had to kill three hours in an airport. Show More Summary
Sumiko Saulson is the author of Solitude, Warmth, The Moon Cried Blood, and Happiness and Other Diseases. Her blog, “Things That Go Bump in my Head,” focuses on horror writing, women in horror writing, African-Americans in horror writing, and other topics. Show More Summary
Hanging with people you love is awesome, but solitude is good for your well-being too. We partnered with Stayfree ® pads to encourage you to get comfy going it alone with these tips that help you take time out for yourself every day. Let's...Show More Summary
Amtrak named 24 writers who will receive an Amtrak Residency to write on board a train during a long-distance ride. Photo courtesy of Amtrak For some, writing is best tackled in solitude. For others, linguistic discoveries are best made...Show More Summary
Philadelphia-based Young Statues recorded their second full-length album, The Flatlands Are Your Friend, in self-imposed solitude in a studio in Athens, Georgia, free from distraction. This is their first full-length album as a quartet, following a self-titled 2011 LP, as well as the 2013 EP Age Isn’t Ours. The entirety of The Flatlands Are Your [...]
Mr. Harris tries to remind people in his new book that solitude in the digital age is important to find a sense of self.
Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan Music 2014 Due to be released on September 22nd, "Compassion Forlorn" is Helevorn's third full-length album since forming way back in 1991. As the (long-overdue) follow-up to "Forthcoming Displeasures"...Show More Summary
The plight of the passenger pigeon is a reminder 100 years later that we must redouble our efforts to protect imperiled species, and do all that we can to crack down on the commercial killing of wild animals. Related Stories The Movement for Hens to Move Unsporting Bill Shot Down Constricting the Trade in Deadly Snakes
Sunday, Happy Sunday to everyone, and time to get up and enjoy the last day of the weekend! Sunday is a day of rest and relaxation, but some people use the day as one of quiet reflection. Many people use the peace and solitude to think...Show More Summary
Perhaps the most balletic and unexpected of these is the essay’s final leap from the best of literature (which we are able to enjoy in the solitude necessitated by illness) to the guilty pleasures of the worst, whose characters and… Continue reading ?
Ray Davies’s “Waterloo Sunset” is one of the loveliest songs in rock. A light-handed paean to the pleasures of solitude, distance, and that spiritual equanimity the Greeks called apatheia, it turns a public form—the evergreen pop superhit—into a private, almost diaristic occasion that makes listening feel like a transgressive listening-in. Ray Davies’s “Return to Waterloo,” [...]
Flushed-cheeked court jester Prince Harry has finally found a person to help ease his solitude and keep him company on the long and lonely road of life. He has a new girlfriend, her name is Camillia Thurlow, and she is a twofer (she won a beauty pageant as Miss Edinburgh... More »