TED speakers can teach you a lot. They’re experts in their subject areas, of course, so the content of their talks are almost invariably valuable, but they’re also great examples of how to wow an audience. And as some of the top minds in the country, they’re also good for one more thing — recommending books.

Recently the TED blog did fans of their events a favor, rounding up a massive list of 58 books recommended by some of TED’s top speakers over the years. If you’re looking to fill up your own bookshelves or e-reader with everything from graphic novels to history to poetry, then it’s worth checking out in full.

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Sharing the viewfinder

October 1st, 2016|0 Comments

"The “gaze” is a term that describes how viewers engage with visual media. Originating in film theory and criticism in the 1970s, the gaze refers to how we look at visual representations. These include advertisements, [...]

Werner Herzog – Lo And Behold: Reveries of the Connected World – Official Trailer

September 21st, 2016|0 Comments

  Legendary master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) examines the past, present and constantly evolving future of the Internet in Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Working [...]

18 Photos Of Celebrities Before And After Photoshop

September 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Celebrities already have an arsenal of image improvement tricks, like make-up, the best personal trainers, plastic surgery, and the list goes on. That list also includes tweaks and touch-ups using Photoshop software.   Read more [...]

Emily Ratajkowski poses nude and gets all feminist again

September 13th, 2016|0 Comments

From buro24/7: On women enjoying sex: "Sex is normal. Desire is normal. Attention is normal, and that's okay. That's really what slut shaming is, right? You talk about this in your book Promiscuities. A woman talks [...]

The 45 most seductive women of all time

July 31st, 2016|0 Comments

From the article at buro24/7.com.au: "What makes a woman seductive? If you ask Leonardo da Vinci, it's the mysterious, beguiling smile of a certain Mona Lisa. For Botticelli, it was tendrils of golden locks swirling [...]

The great art cover-up: Renaissance nudity still has power to shock

July 28th, 2016|0 Comments

From the article by Jonathon Jones in The Guardian: Sistine Chapel buttocks are veiled, while Leonardo’s Leda was so saucy she was destroyed. But prudish censorship only confirms the pulling power of art. You never [...]

Quotes of the Day

Quote of the Day – January 15 2017

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

"Sex ought to be a wholly satisfying link between two affectionate people from which they emerge unanxious, rewarded, and ready for more." Alex Comfort

Quote of the Day – January 14 2017

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

“It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness.” Paul Strand

Quote of the Day – January 13 2017

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

"The difference between porn and erotica is the lighting." Gloria Leonard

What I’m Reading

What I’m reading – ‘The Greatest Wisdom – A Philosopher, Poet and Athlete’ by Zac Scy

June 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Excerpt from her post: "This morning I woke up to the news that the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali, had passed away. I’d like to share some of his quotes and thoughts with you [...]

What I’m reading – Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

June 6th, 2016|0 Comments

“This extraordinary, wildly entertaining book sheds new light on the Age of Disruption. What does it take to make a meaningful difference? And how can you apply this insight to your own life? By debunking [...]

What I’m reading… Joy St James aka ‘The Scholarly Slut’

May 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Her latest post: Trumpschmerz She describes herself as a postmodern Moll Flanders. Adventuress, transgressor, verbal ecdysiast, and yogini. Recovering prude, former nerd, brainy bimbo. Her essays and erotica have appeared in various print anthologies and [...]

What I’m reading… Sexuality in Western Art

May 24th, 2016|0 Comments

The book covers art from the so-called "prehistoric Venuses," cave paintings and carvings and takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the whole of western art (with a few diversions to eastern art such [...]

What I’m reading: Two Decades Naked by Leigh Hopkinson

May 11th, 2016|0 Comments

From the article in The Guardian Is working as a stripper honestly empowering? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself since I quit stripping 18 months ago, after spending two decades naked. It’s also a [...]

What I’m reading… ‘David Bailey’s Democracy’

May 5th, 2016|0 Comments

From An Introduction by Desmond Morris... When viewing these portraits it is important to make a distinction between nudity and nakedness. To me, these are naked bodies but they are not nudes. Traditionally the nude [...]