Arts & Culture
The Benevolent Spirit Behind Spongebob Squarepants
Stephen Hillenburg left a legacy of youthful enthusiasm and exuberant optimism.
The Life and Poetry of John Keats
Keats’s life was cruelly short and marred by tragedy, unrequited love, and ill health. But his frail body held a formidable soul. That soul lives on through his poetry and inspires us to make the most of our own opportunities for joy.
Peaceful Death Threats by Bosch Fawstin
Ex-Muslim Bosch Fawstin has received thousands of death threats from Muslims enraged by his drawings of Muhammaed, and he’s collected them in a series that belies the idea that Islam is “a religion of peace.”
The Ascent of Jacob Bronowski: The Life and Ideas of a Popular Science Icon by Timothy Sandefur
Sandefur’s well-trained and wide-ranging mind, brought to bear on a subject of deep personal interest, has delivered prose that is both graceful and direct. What emerges from his biographical portrait is the closest any of us now can get to one of the great humanistic minds of the previous century.
Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Important Things in Life
Stevie Ray Vaughan left lasting monuments to his musical genius—and a lesson about the importance of focusing on the important things in life.