Does the world really need the quantum/cultural mash up of the research papers and commentaries that I intend for this to become? As doubtful as that is, I decided to start a blog nonetheless. Hopefully it will not only be a list of things I care about in the world of both science and culture, but also a place, where I stand up for the things I believe in, as scary as that may be. 2016 was not a good year for many people and it is sometimes painful sitting on the sidelines in the world where most of the reasonable contributions get diluted in the sea of cat video retweets at best. At the same time, there are many amazing things happening and there are admirable people doing wonderful jobs in science, politics, arts and really every area one can think of. So I would like to make this a catalogue of the inspiring research papers, amazing books and all things that make the world a better place.