Libraries Have Indeed Become Our New Community Centers

Libraries step in to fill gaps and offer help when normal channels are inaccessible. Pima County, Arizona, pays for a team of nurses to come to the library to help with medical questions for those who can’t or won’t go to a hospital, clinic, or doctor. In Charleston, West Virginia, librarians told me that they have launched searches for people to research health issues or concerns. In some libraries, librarians have Narcan training. – The Atlantic
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Inflatable Mountain

Giant mountain created out of layers of transparent plastic inflated with air. “Air Mountain” created by Aether Architects for Phoenix Flower Festival at the OCT Ecological Square in Shenzhen, China. Visitors can walk inside the “air pavilion” structure or bounce on top of the inflatable mountain. Air Mountain Also check out: Glass Skywalk in China
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New York’s Signature Theatre Company Sells Its One-Millionth $35 Ticket (Here’s How Its Audience Has Changed)

The off-Broadway theater company is celebrating its one millionth ticket sold through the initiative, and the company says its audience demographics speak to the program’s success. Almost 60% of Signature’s audience members had a two-person household that makes under $100,000 a year. Contrast that to a typical Broadway-goer who comes from a two-person household that makes more than twice that, according to stats from the Broadway League. – Fast Company
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Don’t Push: Generalists Versus Specialists – One Leads To The Other

In online forums, well-meaning parents agonize over what instrument to pick for a child, because she is too young to pick for herself and will fall irredeemably behind if she waits. But studies on the development of musicians have found that, like athletes, the most promising often have a period of sampling and lightly structured play before finding the instrument and genre that suits them. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Ideas, 05.24.19

The Sick Ink on Paper Drawings of the Ultra-Talented Joseph Catimbang

Joseph Catimbang is a Filipino-American graphic artist based in California. He has lent his skills to companies and organizations like Skillshare, Adidas and Greenpeace and one look at his work makes it easy to see why he has been trusted by such large brands and gathered over eighty thousand followers on social media. Working by hand with ink on paper, Catimbang has proven himself as a technically skilled, versatile artist who is always trying new things and succeeding. With his Instagram ac...
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Kentucky’s Noah’s Ark Files Lawsuit Over… Yup, Flood Damage

Ark Encounter, which unveiled the 510-foot-long model in 2016, says that heavy rains in 2017 and 2018 caused a landslide on its access road, and its five insurance carriers refused to cover nearly $1 million in damages.In a 77-page lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Ark Encounter asks for compensatory and punitive damages. – Louisville Courier-Journal
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Why The Printed Book Still Thrives

When people go on a digital cleanse, detoxing from the poison of too much screen time, one of the first things they do is bury themselves in a book — that is, one to have and to hold, to remind the senses of touching “Pat the Bunny” in infancy, a book to chew on. – The New York Times
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Study: Having A Purpose May Help You Live Longer

A study of nearly 7,000 older Americans found that, over a four-year period, people who felt their lives had meaning were less likely to die than their counterparts who lacked that conviction. “Purposeful living may have health benefits,” a research team led by Aliya Alimujiang of the University of Michigan writes in the journal JAMA Network Open.
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These ‘microbe-grown’ headphones could be the future of sustainable electronics

The culture of planned obsolescence in electronics produces a huge amount of toxic waste unlikely to go anywhere but a landfill for the next millennium or so. Nature produces some of the strongest and most versatile substances we’ve ever encountered, so why not use them instead? with this concept pair of headphones made from fungus, bioplastics, and other natural materials. The idea was to replace everything they could with naturally-derived materials, of which there’s a great variety — but so...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Hardware, Tech, Finland, Biodegradable, GreenTech, Dezeen, Bioplastics, Thomas Tallqvist

Tubman $20 Delay Is A New Front (But The Same Old) In The Culture Wars

Alumni of the Obama administration say the symbolism of the Tubman decision is hugely significant. Dan Pfeiffer, Obama’s White House communications director, told me last night: “It has all the hallmarks of Trumpism — racism, misogyny, pettiness and whatever the opposite of virtue signaling is.” – Washington Post
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Dolphin Shorts: The Favorite Fashion Trend Of The ’80s Teenage Girls

Dolphin shorts or Dolfins are a specific style of unisex shorts for athletics. They are typically very short and were originally made from nylon with contrasting binding, side slits, and rounded corners, with a waistband at the top. A style popular in the 1980s. The name is a corruption of Dolfin, the American company that first produced this style of shorts in the 1980s. Due to their shortness... Source
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This Futuristic 1966 Ford Ranger II Concept Truck

1966 Ford Ranger II concept truck with a futuristic look created with a streamlined windshield, high-intensity head lights of rectangular design and Clearwater Aqua finish. Syd Mead created a design for a convertible Ford pickup, similar to the modern Chevrolet SSR. According to Syd, “This was designed to mount onto a ’63 Ford station wagon frame. It was fully operational with A/ Source
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Top Awards At This Year’s Cannes Festival

A year after Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” won the 2018 award, Alejandro G. Inarritu’s jury gave this year’s top prize to Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite,” one of the most critically acclaimed films of this year’s festival. – The Wrap
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…In Which I Try To Convince Jeff Jarvis The Internet Is Bad For Democracy

So what to make of Jeff’s point that it’s too early to judge the impact of the internet—what he calls a “connection machine”—on democracy? It’s an interesting position. Yes, he’s right to compare the historical significance of the digital revolution to Gutenberg’s 15th-century invention of the printing press. And he’s right to underline that the disruptive impact of this technological revolution lasted several centuries. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make a judgment now in the early stages of...
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Banksy Shows Up In Venice Anyway…

Never invited to be the part of Venice Biennale, undeterred, Banksy once again invited himself to showcase his work. Using the pop-up stand that typically sells tacky paintings and souvenirs, he assembled a selection of 9 works that collectively built the image of a massive cruise ship blocking the city. – Juxtapoz
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Boston’s Museum Of Fine Arts Forced To Apologize After Middle School Students Were Racially Profiled

The students were at the museum as a reward, but were subjected to racist comments and scrutinized by guards. – Washington Post
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20% off Michael’s Coupon – Including Sale Items! {2 Days Only}

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Annie Lennox Cleans House

Ms. Lennox, in her seventh decade, has deconstructed herself and her various personas for a compelling museum self-portrait.
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Listen Up

Fevered punk, upbeat Caribbean beats, glitzy indie-pop and more new music this week GoldLink feat. Maleek Berry + Bibi Bourelly: Zulu Screams Fusing go-go, African and Caribbean rhythms and hip-hop, “Zulu Screams” is an upbeat bop outfitted with smooth verses from GoldLink and Nigerian-Brit Maleek Berry, with vocals from singer/songwriter Bibi Bourelly (who wrote “Bitch Better Have My Money” for Rihanna). The accompanying video—directed by …
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The lost Leonardo? Louvre show ditches Salvator Mundi over authenticity doubts

Art experts remain divided on the origins of the world’s most expensive paintingSalvator Mundi, the world’s most expensive painting, will not be part of this year’s big Leonardo da Vinci show in Paris because curators at the Louvre do not believe it can be attributed solely to the artist, it has been claimed.The art historian and writer Ben Lewis has charted the remarkable story of a painting which made headlines all over the world when it sold for $450m (£354m) at Christie’s in New York in 2017...
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‘The Tale of Genji’ and the Art It Inspired

A show at the Metropolitan Museum is as sumptuous and seductive as the Japanese novel that begot it.
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Extra-mural studies: why students should not look away from uncomfortable art

The case of George Washington high school in San Francisco is mirrored by the covering of harsh images in Harlem. But such images must be seenEven urging a “truer history”, Paloma Flores, a member of California’s Pitt River tribe, questions the validity of showing an image of a murdered Native American. She’s disturbed by the message of a mural at George Washington high school in San Francisco, where she works, that has been in place for 84 years. Related: A school's mural removal: should kids...
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My Letter to the Creative In You

An encounter with an artist who works on "overwhelm" reveals some fundamental truths on creativity, constraints and the commercial concept of selling out. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
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