Failure Week

||Raymond Pettibon
Making Friends With Failure: The Schopenhauer Ball Player

Lessons on how to greet bad luck, from fiction (Bellow, Bernhard) and from baseball.

How We All Become Failures

Failure used to be unthinkable; now it's almost a point of pride. Today, people are failing bigger, failing better, and living to profit from it: how did this happen? The first in a three-part series.

The Fruits of Failure and How the Dead Help the Living by Dying

The sinking of the Titanic 101 years ago today killed around 1,500 people, and led to vast improvements in shipbuilding and safety protocols that have saved countless lives since. That's often the end result of tragedies and accidents—they improve human life.