Mark and I are both big fans of Timothy Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body. Many things that Tim says about fitness, diet, work, and life-hacking have really resonated with me over the years. But beyond the subjects Tim writes about, it's his approach to learning that truly inspires me whenever we see each other or I read his stuff. Like many people I know (including me), Tim is a novelty addict. He's curious about most everything and when he wants to know something, or know how to do something — like cook, salsa dance, kick-box, speak Japanese, or hold your breath for crazy lengths of time — he seeks out the experts and immerses himself utterly and completely in the subject matter. That's why I'm excited to read Tim's new book The 4-Hour Chef, due out in a few weeks. I'm sure it has lots of great information about how to cook, but according to Tim it's really a book about how to learn anything. That's perfect because there's a lot I've got to learn. Listen for Tim on a coming episode of our Gweek podcast. Congrats, Tim!
Rock promoter Bill Graham's East Village venue, Fillmore East, was only open from March 1968 to June 1971. But in that short time, many performers played at what was nicknamed "The Church of Rock and Roll," including some legends like Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Janis Joplin, The Who, Frank Zappa, Carlos Santana, Led Zeppelin, and… READ THE REST
Actress Olivia Munn has been in recent headlines following the announcement of her pregnancy with comedian John Mulaney. She's also gained attention for excerpts of her 2010 book that critics call fatphobic. In the book, Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek, Munn writes this: "I will fix America's obesity problems by… READ THE REST
I just finished the first novel in Tim Powers' "Vickery and Castine" series, Altered Routes, a tale of unintended mystic events arising from Los Angeles freeway traffic. Tim Powers is always at the top of the list when folks ask about my favorite authors. His weaving mythology and legend into modern stories that revolve around… READ THE REST
ether it's with your voice or a silent but effective side-eye, humans are master communicators. And just like English, Spanish, or French, American Sign Language is another one of the many ways we can communicate with both loved ones, complete strangers, and even little kids. Even if you don't know anyone who uses ASL to… READ THE REST
Diving is a sport in and of itself, but what about underwater photography and videography? Aside from taking in the ocean depths and generally just trying to stay alive, you have to maneuver between a plethora of underwater camera equipment, which includes the camera itself, lenses, strobes, and many more. That's hard enough when you're… READ THE REST
Our world is dominated by mobile devices, some of which can even outperform laptops. When it comes to tablets, in particular, no one can seem to get their eyes off Apple's iPad. Whether the Mini or the Pro, iPads have long been some of the bestselling tablets to date. But as with all Apple products,… READ THE REST