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Download Great Works of Art from 40+ Museums Worldwide: Explore Artvee, the New Art Search Engine

Dilbert creator Scott Adams once wrote of his early experiences introducing the World Wide Web to others. “In 1993, there were only a handful of Web sites you could access, such as the Smithsonian’s exhibit of gems. Those pages were slow to load and crashed as often as they worked.” But those who witnessed this technology in action would invariably “get out of their chairs their eyes like saucers, and they would approach the keyboard. They had to touch it themselves. There was something about t...
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Watch Franz Liszt’s “Un Sospiro” Played with the Mesmerizing “Three-Hand Technique”

“Piano education is important for teaching polyphony, improving sight-reading, consolidating the knowledge of harmony and gaining much more musical abilities,” write Turkish researchers in the behavioral sciences journal Procedia. The student of the piano can advance solo or with another player in duets, playing what are called “four-hand pieces.” But learning “to gain the attitudes of duet playing” poses a challenge. Researchers Izzet Yucetoker and Koksal Apaydinli suggest a possible in...
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Gov. Newsom’s coronavirus reopening tour rolls into Six Flags Magic Mountain

VALENCIA — Gov. Gavin Newsom renewed this week’s celebration inspired by the lifting of widespread pandemic measures by rolling into Six Flags Magic Mountain on Wednesday, June 16, aiming to encourage Californians to enjoy the state’s attractions to help rekindle the economy — and to roll up their sleeves if they have yet to be vaccinated. I’m at an event this morning where @GavinNewsom will be speaking. Park President Don McCoy is ramping up toward the governor’s remarks. pic.twitter.com/lZu8h...
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Hear an Excerpt from the Newly-Released, First Unabridged Audiobook of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

Need one go so far in digging out strata of meaning? Only if one wishes to; Finnegans Wake is a puzzle, just as a dream is a puzzle, but the puzzle element is less important than the thrust of the narrative and the shadowy majesty of the characters… and when our eyes grow bewildered with strange roots and incredible compounds, why, then we can switch on our ears. It is astonishing how much of the meaning is conveyed through music: the art of dim-sighted Joyce is, like that of Milton, mai...
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The 6 best places to shop for bean bag chairs in 2021

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Moon Pod A cozy bean bag chair can be a great addition to any children's room, dorm room, or game room. The best bean bag chairs are filled with soft materials and can support multiple seating positions. We recommend shopping with these six brands for comfortable bean bag chairs. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky When many of us think of bean bag chairs, we think of the uncomfortably flat, outdate...
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A possible cyberattack forced a Massachusetts college to shut down its campus and cancel classes

Denis Tangney Jr / Getty Images A possible cyberattack at UMass Lowell forced school officials to close the campus. Officials reportedly discovered the possible attack Tuesday, leading to canceled classes on Wednedsay. The IT department was working to restore services that were disrupted, officials said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A possible cyberattack at The University of Massachusetts Lowell forced school officials to close the campus and cancel classes.According ...
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‘I feel whole today’: LA ceremony welcomes 26 new U.S. citizens

Weary of being treated like a second-class citizen, Mona Farhangi left her home country of Iran for the United States in 2013. On Thursday, June 17, she felt a first-class rush. Seera Doreen, 31, of Long Beach who came from Uganda five years ago, celebrates becoming a U.S. citizen during U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services World Refugee Day naturalization ceremony at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily ...
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NBA star Westbrook and his family help celebrate reopening of amped-up Crenshaw Family YMCA

NBA player Russell Westbrook, left, reacts after a child shoots the ball during the Re-grand Opening of the Crenshaw Family YMCA in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer) NBA player Russell Westbrook and his family pose for a portrait during the Re-grand Opening of the Crenshaw Family YMCA in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer) Volunteer Kaleb Phillips, right, instructs a child o...
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Facts and figures: The proportion of women legislators worldwide

Twenty-six years after the Beijing Declaration, which set the target for reaching gender balance in political decision-making, women are still underrepresented across all levels of power The post Facts and figures: The proportion of women legislators worldwide appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Archer School’s ‘InvenTeam’ pioneers fire-ember detection system

Students work on an exterior ember tracking device at The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles on Friday, June 11, 2021. The school received a $10,000 M.I.T. grant to invent a solution that solved a real-world problem and the girls are designing the ember detection device inspired after the Getty fire shutdown their school. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Chloe Hayden, 14, tests the tracking on an exterior ember tracking device at The Archer School for Girls in Los...
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The top 20 best new books of 2021 so far, according to Amazon's book editors

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Insider Although it's hard to believe, we're already halfway through 2021. To mark the occasion, Amazon's book editors have released their top 20 reads of 2021 (so far). Want more books? Check out our lists of the best true crime, travel, and LGBTQIA+ author books. What a whirlwind 2021 has been - and we're only halfway through. Although only six months in, 2021 has already been...
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Facts and figures: The proportion of of women legislators worldwide

Twenty-six years after the Beijing Declaration, which set the target for reaching gender balance in political decision-making, women are still underrepresented across all levels of power The post Facts and figures: The proportion of of women legislators worldwide appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Education, Women, Society, Equality, United Nations, National, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals, Inclusion, Openaccess, Gender Parity, Representation, Top Six, Inequalities, Beijing Declaration


What Makes Leonardo’s Mona Lisa a Great Painting?: An Explanation in 15 Minutes

The Mona Lisa may be on display at the Louvre, but best of luck appreciating it there. The first obstacle, quite literally, is the crowd that’s always massed around it (or, in the time before social-distancing policies, was always massed around it). Even if you maneuver your way to the front of the camera-phoned throng, the painting itself hangs within a thick glass case — can’t have a repeat of the 1911 theft — and has dimensions in any event much smaller than people tend to imagine. Af...
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Brian Eno Launches His Own Radio Station with Hundreds of Unreleased Tracks: Hear Two Programs

Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons Back in 2013, Brian Eno gave a talk at the Red Bull Academy, the lecture series that has hosted fellow musicians like Tony Visconti, Debbie Harry, and Nile Rogers. Asked when he knew a piece of music was finished, Eno let drop that he currently had 200,809 works of unreleased music. (The actual answer though? “When there’s a deadline”). Usually we have to wait for posthumous releases to hear such music, like what is currently happening now to Prince’...
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Haruki Murakami and the Scarcity of Serious Thought

I recently returned to Haruki Murakami’s 2007 pseudo-memoir, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. I first encountered this book back in 2009. It inspired me at the time to write an essay titled “On the Value of Hard Focus,” which laid the foundation on which I went on to build my theory of deep work. Which is all to say, Murakami’s short meditation on running and art holds a special place in my personal literary canon. On my re-read, my attention was snagged by the following passage: “G...
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Coronavirus: UTLA members ratify agreement on health/safety protocols for LAUSD’s new school year

Teachers in Los Angeles Unified have ratified a tentative agreement with the school district, paving the way for the nation’s second largest K-12 system to fully reopen campuses for the upcoming academic year. Ninety-four percent of the teachers, counselors, librarians, school nurses and other certificated employees who voted supported the deal, the union announced late Thursday, June 17, at the conclusion of a three-day voting period. According to United Teachers Los Angeles, 12,193 of its more...
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LA Natural History Museum to host West Coast debut of Dr. Jane Goodall immersive exhibition

LOS ANGELES — Dr. Jane Goodall, the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, will be celebrated in the West Coast premiere of “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall,” a new exhibition opening at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, it was announced Thursday, June 17. The exhibition will launch on Nov. 7. Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace, has created an indelible legacy in the fields of science and conservation. She is best known for he...
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LA Archdiocese receives $50 million donation for Catholic schools

LOS ANGELES — The Catholic Education Foundation of Los Angeles announced on Wednesday, Junt 16, that it has received an anonymous $50 million donation to support elementary and high school students at more than 200 Catholic schools run by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. “The kindness and love reflected in this gift are beyond words,” Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said in a statement. “This gift will change the lives of countless young men and women, for generations to come, opening up opportunities f...
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LA Public Library System to reopen 20 additional branches on Monday

The Los Angeles Public Library will reopen 20 additional branches on Monday that have remained closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The system began reopening on May 3 with limited in-person services at the downtown flagship location and 37 of its 73 branches, including for quick browsing, computer access, mobile printing orders, checking out library materials and the “Library To Go” contactless pickup service. Monday’s reopenings will increase the number of Los Angeles public libraries open to ...
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Wonderschool’s Chris Bennett and investor Marlon Nichols will break down the path to seed-stage funding

Extra Crunch Live is all about helping founders build better venture-backed businesses. Naturally, we do this by having candid conversations with founders and their investors. On an upcoming episode of Extra Crunch Live, we’ll sit down with MaC Venture Capital founding managing partner Marlon Nichols and Wonderschool co-founder and CEO Chris Bennett. REGISTER HERE FOR FREE! Not only will we discuss how they came together for Wonderschool’s seed round in 2017, but how that translated into what ha...
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LA County urges continued vigilance after lifting of most coronavirus rules

Los Angeles County officials urged continued vigilance on Wednesday, June 16, following the lifting of most COVID-19 health restrictions, with about one-third of the county’s eligible population still not vaccinated against the virus. “As physical distancing requirements, capacity limits, and masking mandates are now relaxed, ensuring the safety of those who are not yet vaccinated is essential,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “Workplaces need to offer sensible ...
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The Horrors of Bull Island, “the Worst Music Festival of All Time” (1972)

It’s maybe a little unfair to compare 1972’s “Bull Island” Festival to Fyre Fest, the music festival scam so egregious it warranted dueling documentaries on Hulu and Netflix. But “Bull Island” — or what was originally called the Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival — was an epic catastrophe, maybe the worst in music festival history, and well deserving of its own media franchise. Still, its organizers had every intention of following through on the event. What happened wasn’t entirely their faul...
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