Sometimes it is nice just to listen, to see or to read some new things. Here are some "cool" things to check out.

Essays you should try to read at some point in life:

We Should All be Feminists - Chimanda Ngozi Adichie How to Tame a Wild Tongue - Gloria Anzaldua On Compassion - Barbara Lazear Ascher Notes of a Native Son - James Baldwin Why Don’t We Complain - William F. Buckley Jr. The Paranoid Style of American Policing - Ta-Nehisi Coates The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria - Judith Cortez Cofer The Death of a Moth - Annie Dillard Learning to Read and Write - Frederick Douglass The “F Word” - Firoozeh Dumas On Dumpster Diving - Lars Eighner The Boston Photographs - Nora Ephron The Ways We Lie - Stephanie Ericsson Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted - Malcolm Gladwell Salvation - Langston Hughes How it Feels to be Colored Me - Zora Neale Hurston Letter From a Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King Jr. No Name Woman - Maxine Hong Kingston The Sun- Joy HarjoEasier Than Typing Introduction - Chuck Klosterman I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise - Leah Libresco On Being a Cripple - Nancy Mairs Obama: I won’t release the Bin Laden death photos - Brian Montopoli Dear President Obama - Toni Morrison Two Ways to Belong in America - Bharati Mukherjee This Is What a Feminist Looks Like - Barack Obama Indian Education- Sherman AlexieShooting an Elephant - George Orwell Why Bother? - Michael Pollan I Just Wanna Be Average - Mike Rose Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris The Singer Solution to World Poverty - Peter Singer Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space - Brent Staples The Five Extra Words That Can Fix the Second Amendment - John Paul Stevens A Modest Proposal - Jonathan Smith Mother Tongue - Amy Tan On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience (Abridged) - Henry David Thoreau In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: The Creativity of Black Women in the South - Alice Walker This is Water - David Foster Wallace The Death of the Moth - Virginia Woolf Learning to Read - Malcolm XThe Politics of the English Language- George OrwellThe Accident- Brian DoyleJoyas Voldares- Brian DoyleAfter Life- Joan DidonThinking Like a Mountain- Aldo Leopold