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Anthony Bourdain Talks About the Big Break That Changed His Life–at Age 44

In 1999, Anthony Bourdain’s career seemed to have stalled. While his “principal vocation remained his position as executive chef” at New York’s Les Halles, restless intelligence and wanderlust kept him looking for other opportunities. “He was 43 years old, rode hard and put up wet,” writes Elizabeth Nelson at The Ringer, “a recovering addict with a number of debts and a penchant for finding trouble in failing restaurants across the city.” He had fought for and won an undeniable measure of ...
Tags: Google, Books, New York, Cook, Television, College, Food & Drink, Cia, Fast Company, New Yorker, Cape Cod, New England, Anthony Bourdain, Les Halles, Facebook Twitter, Michael Pollan


Buckminster Fuller Creates Striking Posters of His Own Inventions

In addition to his formidable body of work in architecture, design, and theory of the kind the world had never known before, Buckminster Fuller also knew how to promote himself. Sometimes this meant appearing on late-night new-age talk shows, but at its core it meant coming up with ideas that would immediately "read" as revolutionary to anyone who saw them in action. But how to put them before the eyes of someone who hasn't had the chance to see a geodesic dome, a Dymaxion House and Car, or eve...
Tags: Google, Art, Design, College, Los Angeles, Architecture, Fast Company, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Fuller, Buckminster Fuller, Colin Marshall, Carl Solway, Life Times, 21st Century Los Angeles, Katharine Schwab


Explore an Interactive, Online Version of Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, a 200-Year-Old Guide to the Colors of the Natural World

In a post earlier this year, we brought to your attention Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours. Used by artists and naturalists alike, the guide originally relied on written description alone, without any color to be found among its pages. Instead, in the late eighteenth century, German mineralogist Abraham Gottlob Werner painstakingly detailed the qualities of the 110 colors he surveyed, by reference to where they might be found on animals, vegetables, and minerals. The color “Pearl Gray,” for exa...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, Science, Biology, College, Smithsonian, Charles Darwin, Fast Company, Galapagos Islands, Lewis, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Goethe, Werner, Daniel Lewis


Steven Van Zandt Creates a Free School of Rock: 100+ Free Lesson Plans That Educate Kids Through Music

When I think of rock ‘n’ roll high school, I think of the Ramones, but in the 1979 Roger Corman film no one really learns much. In reality, however, another legendary musician, still going strong after five decades in the business, has put his cred to serious use, leveraging stardom as a musician and actor to create a music curriculum teachers can use for free, with lessons on rock history, Native American politics, Bob Dylan’s poetry, immigration and the blues, civil disobedience, the fight to...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, Texas, Beyonce, Education, College, South Africa, Bob Dylan, K-12, New Jersey, Mitch McConnell, Fast Company, Sun City, Roger Corman, Times Square


Life Lessons from Anthony Bourdain: How He Developed His Iron Professionalism, Achieved Creative Freedom & Learned from Failure

Anthony Bourdain was not a particularly good chef. That statement comes not as a cheap shot at the recently departed, but a quote from the departed himself. Bourdain freely admitted it over a couple of Tiger beers with a Fast Company interviewer last year. "I was very deservedly fired on a number of occasions," he adds for good measure, referencing his decades of dirty work and drug abuse before he rose to prominence in the worlds of food- and travel-centric books and television. But in ...
Tags: Google, College, Life, America, Food & Drink, Fast Company, Seoul, Leonard Cohen, Carl Sagan, David Foster Wallace, Anthony Bourdain, Facebook Twitter, Bourdain, John Wick, Paulo Coelho, David Remnick


Boston Deal News: Digg, Bose, TripAdvisor, Vets First Choice, Examity

Boston-area technology companies have played dealmaker lately, with notable mergers and acquisitions in augmented reality, online news curation, tourism tech, education, and veterinary software. Read on for details. —Boston-based advertising technology firm BuySellAds has acquired online news aggregator Digg for an undisclosed price, according to a by Fast Company. Digg was previously owned by New York-based venture incubator and investor Betaworks. BuySellAds purchased Digg’s assets an...
Tags: Travel, Deals, Startups, Publishing, New York, Education, Audio, Boston, Groupon, Advertising, Trends, Tech, Vc, Software, Tourism, Healthcare


Hautelinks: Week of 8/10/17

This week's roundup has tips for staying in the moment, items every first apartment needs, the new lip balm we're dying to try, and more! The Met Gala Theme Is Here — and it's controversial.Love Lauren Conrad's tips for staying in the moment.
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, News, College, Netflix, Harry Potter, Liam Payne, Kardashian, Chris Pratt, Fast Company, Anna Faris, Jessica Williams, Cosmo, Harper, Sephora, Winnie


David Sedaris Breaks Down His Writing Process: Keep a Diary, Carry a Notebook, Read Out Loud, Abandon Hope

When did you first hear David Sedaris? Normally in the case of a writer, let alone one of the most famous and successful writers alive, the question would be when you first read him, but Sedaris' writing voice has never really existed apart from his actual voice. He first became famous in 1992 when National Public Radio aired his reading of the "Santaland Diaries," a piece literally constructed from diaries kept while he worked in Santaland, the Christmas village at Macy's, as an elf. Th...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Writing, College, Stephen King, Amsterdam, Reddit, Pbs, Fast Company, Seoul, Mekong, Ama, Ernest Hemingway, Macy, Carnegie Hall, National Public Radio


How Cormac McCarthy Became a Copy-Editor for Scientific Books and One of the Most Influential Articles in Economics

Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons I first came to know the work of Cormac McCarthy through the 1973 novel Child of God, a portrait of a terrifyingly alienated loner who becomes a serial killer. The book so immerses readers in the dank, claustrophobic world of its protagonist, Lester Ballard, that one can almost smell the dirt and rotting flesh. Next, I read Blood Meridian, McCarthy’s psychedelically brutal epic about a mercenary band of scalp hunters who massacred Native Americans ...
Tags: Google, Writing, College, Economics, Harvard, Literature, Oprah Winfrey, Fast Company, Ridley Scott, Los Alamos, Randall, Mccarthy, Harvard Business Review, Richard Feynman, Cormac Mccarthy, Facebook Twitter


How Cormac McCarthy Became a Copy-Editor for Scientific Books and One of the Most Influential Economic Articles of the Last 20 Years

Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons I first came to know the work of Cormac McCarthy through the 1973 novel Child of God, a portrait of a terrifyingly alienated loner who becomes a serial killer. The book so immerses readers in the dank, claustrophobic world of its protagonist, Lester Ballard, that one can almost smell the dirt and rotting flesh. Next, I read Blood Meridian, McCarthy’s psychedelically brutal epic about a mercenary band of scalp hunters who massacred Native Americans ...
Tags: Google, Writing, College, Economics, Harvard, Literature, Oprah Winfrey, Fast Company, Ridley Scott, Los Alamos, Randall, Mccarthy, Harvard Business Review, Richard Feynman, Cormac Mccarthy, Facebook Twitter


Hautelinks: Week of 9/22/16

We've got Brangelina breakup news, IKEA hacks for your dorm, and a recipe for pumpkin churros. Happy first day of fall! Byrdie has a roundup of beauty products that capture the scent of the season.Need more shoes in your closet? (Who doesn't!) Buzzfeed rounded up some cute ankle boots under $40.Velvet is trending this season, and InStyle shares how celebs have been rocking this textile.In case you forgot to tune in last Sunday, E! has you covered with all of the red carpet looks from the Emmys....
Tags: News, Buzzfeed, Rihanna, College, Kanye West, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Ikea, Brad Pitt, Drake, Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Chris Pratt, Fast Company, Cosmo, Lauren Conrad


Hautelinks: Week of 9/1/16

We're kicking off September with our favorite links of the week. Fashionista breaks down all the best looks from the VMAs.ELLE helps you figure out which new fall shows you should be watching.People takes us on a food tour of Taylor Swift's NYC. Eek! Racked reveals that sheet masks may be surprisingly unhygienic, and it's all because of how they're manufactured.Fast Company shares some ways to have more energy (never would have thought about eye strain as an energy-drainer).Love: Halloween cost...
Tags: News, Taylor Swift, Jimmy Fallon, College, Broadway, Selena Gomez, Kylie Jenner, Thor, Fast Company, Psl, Lauren Conrad, Philly, Gene Wilder, Ulta, Blair Waldorf, Anastasia


6 Reasons I’m Probably Leaving South Korea in 2017

Oh, Korea! What a lovely run we’ve had together! From all the hours I spent roaming aimlessly around Seokchon Lake and Olympic Park, to all the lovely food I had in Itaewon–and let’s not forget the wonderful shopping in Dongdaemun where new dresses often cost me less than a dollar. Yet, here I am, ready to leave and start anew again to adjust, or readjust to a life I used to know. Yes, I’m coming back to America. I’ll tell you why: 1. I fell in love… again…with a canine. It wasn’t long ago tha...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, College, Saudi Arabia, Life, China, America, Teaching, Unesco, Korea, Dubai, Fast Company, Seoul, Olympic Park, Seokchon Lake, Dongdaemun



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