Mason Currey

Mason Currey is the author of Daily Rituals: How Artists Work.

May 6 2013 5:45 AMDaily Rituals“The pleasures of not writing are so great that if you ever start indulging them you will never write again"—John Updike.
May 2 2013 11:19 AMDaily RitualsKeep your day job.
April 30 2013 8:15 AMDaily RitualsJohn Cheever believed sex improved his writing—and his eyesight.
April 26 2013 5:35 AMDaily RitualsIt’s OK to nap.
April 24 2013 7:15 AMDaily RitualsAre starving artists better artists?
April 22 2013 5:50 AMDaily RitualsWhat do Auden, Sartre, and Ayn Rand have in common? Amphetamines.
April 18 2013 5:37 AMDaily RitualsMarcel Proust, Franz Kafka, and other artists who did great work in the wee hours.
April 17 2013 5:30 AMDaily RitualsHow novelists, painters, philosophers, and filmmakers find time each day to do their work.
Nov. 10 2009 9:30 AMLoafing AroundThe search for the best automated breadmaker
Oct. 7 2008 6:47 AMShow Me My MoneyWhat's the best software for keeping track of your personal finances?
May 3 2013 5:35 AMDaily RitualsNaked calisthenics, air baths, head stands, and other strange artistic habits.
May 1 2013 7:30 AMDaily RitualsHoney! You forgot to put the toothpaste on my toothbrush!
April 29 2013 5:50 AMDaily RitualsKafka was a great procrastinator.
April 25 2013 9:41 AMDaily RitualsTchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mahler—they all loved taking long walks.
April 23 2013 8:30 AMDaily RitualsDoes boozing help or hinder artistic endeavor?
April 19 2013 5:50 AMDaily RitualsCoffee!!!
April 17 2013 5:31 AMDaily RitualsIs waking up early the secret to artistic success?
Dvd extras
March 16 2010 9:37 AMThe Complete Walker, Texas RangerFifty-one discs. Two hundred two episodes. Innumerable roundhouses.
July 17 2009 10:23 AMI Believe I Can FlyCan I teach myself to control my dreams?
Aug. 19 2008 7:58 AMWhat's the Buzz?Morning Spark oatmeal, Jolt energy gum, and the search for the perfect caffeine-infused snack.


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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