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The Solitude Of Space Exploration Should Be Turned Into A Tablet Game

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 »      

Ultra Luxury Bathroom Inspiration

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 […]

Superman Symbol Letterman Jacket

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: These Days

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

White Noise on White Noise

“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 […]

How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself: A Timely Vintage Field Guide to Self-Reliant Play and Joyful Solitude

4 weeks agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"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 & Jennifer Westfeldt Make it a Date Night at 'The Fortress Of Solitude' Opening

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 Solitudeis the extraordinary coming-of-age story about 1970s Brooklyn [...]

The Architecture of Bliss: Artist Anne Truitt on the Perfect Daily Routine and How Parenting Shapes Our Capacity for Savoring Solitude

last monthOdd : Brain Pickings

"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

How To Find Solitude In An Era Of Constant Connection

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

31 Days of Halloween — Day 2, 21 More Black Women in Horror Writing

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

23 Smart Ways to Sneak Me Time Into Every Day

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 Residency offers 24 writers a desk during a long train ride

2 months agoArts : Art Beat

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

Young Statues – “Run The River Dry” (Stereogum Premiere)

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 [...]

A Conversation With Michael Harris, Author of ‘The End of Absence’

2 months agoTechnology : Bits

Mr. Harris tries to remind people in his new book that solitude in the digital age is important to find a sense of self.

Helevorn-Compassion Forlorn

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

100 Years of Solitude: Extinction Story Calls for Action Today

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  

The Path to the World Optical Illusion

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

What About Foghat? (Part 3 of 3)

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 ?

Return to Waterloo

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,” [...]

Prince Harry Narrowly Avoids Lifetime of Loneliness

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

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 »

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