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Milton Glaser (RIP) Explains Why We Must Overcome the Fear of Failure, Take Risks & Discover Our True Potential

Milton Glaser died last week at the age of 91, a long life that included decade upon decade as the best-known name in graphic design. Within the profession he became as well-known as several of his designs did in the wider world: the Bob Dylan poster, logos for companies like DC Comics, the Glaser Stencil font, and above all  I ? NY. Glaser may have become an icon, but he didn't become a brand — "one of my most despised words," he says in the interview clip above. He also acknowledges tha...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Design, College, Life, Bob Dylan, Pablo Picasso, Seoul, Samuel Beckett, Picasso, Saul Bass, Facebook Twitter, Glaser, Paulo Coelho, Milton Glaser, Colin Marshall


Milton Glaser (RIP) Presents 10 Rules for Life & Work: Wisdom from the Celebrated Designer

“None of us has really the ability to understand our path until it’s over,” the celebrated graphic designer Milton Glaser (RIP) muses less than a minute into the above video. Glaser’s many contributions to pop culture---the  I ? NY logo, the psychedelic portrait of a rainbow-haired Bob Dylan, DC Comics’ classic bullet logo---confer undeniable authority. To the outside eye, he seems to have had a pretty firm handle on the path he traveled for lo these many decades. Aspirant designers would d...
Tags: Google, Design, College, Life, Vietnam, Aiga, Marx, John Cage, Don, Facebook Twitter, Glaser, Milton Glaser, Roger Rosenblatt, Bob Dylan DC Comics, Milton Glaser Dieter Rams, Brian Eno Ayun Halliday


Watch a Mesmerizing Stream of Unwatched YouTube Videos: Astronaut.io Lets You Discover the Hidden Dimensions of the World’s Largest Video Platform

When times are hard, it often helps to zoom out for a moment—in search of a wider perspective, historical context, the forest full of trees… Astronaut.io, an algorithmic YouTube-based project by Andrew Wong and James Thompson, offers a big picture that’s as restorative as it is odd: Today, you are an Astronaut. You are floating in inner space 100 miles above the surface of Earth. You peer through your window and this is what you see. If the stars look very different today, it’s because they’re ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Technology, Youtube, College, Life, New York City, Argentina, Computer Science, Montreal, Thompson, Facebook Twitter, Wong, Andrew Wong, James Thompson, Ayun Halliday


Imagine learning empathy at school. Global Oneness Project does just that.

Stories are at the heart of learning, writes Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director for the Global Oneness Project. They have always challenged us to think beyond ourselves, expanding our experience and revealing deep truths. Vaughan-Lee explains 6 ways that storytelling can foster empathy and deliver powerful learning experiences. Global Oneness Project is a free library of stories—containing short documentaries, photo essays, and essays—that each contain a companion lesson plan and learning ac...
Tags: Art, Learning, Education, Film, Life, Syria, Empathy, Teaching, Culture, Canada, Innovation, Cambodia, Peru, Emotions, Mind, Assad


Watch Free Plays from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre: Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth & More

As depressing articles about the upcoming Summer of COVID-19 begin to proliferate, our hopes for beach days, concert series, and summer camp begin to dim. Here in New York City, the Public Theater’s announcement that it is cancelling the upcoming season of its famed Shakespeare in the Park was met with understandable sadness. You don’t have to like Shakespeare to enjoy the ritual of entering Central Park shortly after dawn, prepared to sit online for several hours awaiting noon’s free ti...
Tags: Google, UK, London, College, Life, New York City, Theatre, Park, K-12, Literature, Shakespeare, Globe, Romeo, Central Park, Public Theater, Facebook Twitter


How to Find Emotional Strength & Resilience During COVID-19: Advice from Elizabeth Gilbert, Jack Kornfield, Susan David & Other Experts

There are many roads through the coronavirus crisis. One is denial, which only makes things worse. Another is service and self-sacrifice, a choice we honor in the medical professionals putting their lives at risk every day. For most of us, however, the best course of action is non-action—staying home and isolating ourselves from others. Days bleed into weeks, weeks into months. It can seem like life has come to a complete halt. It hasn’t, of course. All sorts of things are happening insi...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, College, Life, Ted, David, Current Affairs, TED Talks, Tim Ferris, Anderson, Chris Anderson, Gilbert, Facebook Twitter, Elizabeth Gilbert, Michel de Montaigne


A Playlist of Songs to Get You Through Hard Times: Stream 20 Tracks from the Alan Lomax Collection

There’s an argument to be made that folk music is always political, in a broad sense. It is music made by ordinary people struggling against overwhelming forces: natural disasters, oppressive governments, corrupt bosses, job loss, the pains of marriage and illicit relationships... and epidemic infectious diseases. It’s music of consolation and resilience. Folk music helps us navigate—as the title of a 20-song collection of Alan Lomax’s recordings newly released on Bandcamp puts it—“hard times: ...
Tags: Google, Music, England, College, Life, John, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Lomax, Alan Lomax, Durham NC Follow, Alan Lomax Collection, Congress 's Archive of American Folk Song, Bessie Jones Skip James, Dock Boggs, Harry Cox


An Art Gallery for Gerbils: Two Quarantined Londoners Create a Mini Museum Complete with Gerbil-Themed Art

London-based couple Filippo and Marianna's self-isolation project calls to mind artist (and museum curator) Bill Scanga's At the Met, exhibited nearly 20 years ago as part of the group show Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (now known as MoMA PS1). Scanga's installation involved hanging mini-replicas of works from the Metropolitan Museum's American collection on extremely long wires that traveled from under-ceiling picture rail to the ...
Tags: Google, Art, Comedy, London, College, Life, Creativity, Museums, Reddit, Moma, Ken, Facebook Twitter, Beatrix Potter, Gustav Klimt, Pearl Earring, Paris Museums


Watch the Oscar-Winning Animated Short “Hair Love”

African-American hair has been making headlines for the last few years, usually because another black student has been deemed in violation of the dress code for sporting braids, dreads, or a natural afro. This year’s Oscar-winning animated short, "Hair Love," about an African-American dad’s attempt to stay on top of his 5-year-old daughter’s abundant locks, is the sweet alternative to these upsetting news stories. Little Zuri’s dad, Stephen, doesn’t have to battle clueless or unfair ...
Tags: Google, College, Life, New York City, NFL, Animation, Stephen, Cherry, Facebook Twitter, Chloe, Matthew A Cherry, Ayun Halliday, Greg Kotis, San Francisco Film Festival, Zuri, East Village Inky zine Join Ayun


Bill Murray Explains How He Was Saved by John Prine

Judging by the outpouring of affection in online comment sections, Chicago folk musician John Prine (may he rest in peace) has helped a great many of his fans through tough times with his humanist, oft-humorous lyrics. Add funny man Bill Murray to the list. Taping a video in support of The Tree of Forgiveness, Prine’s first album of new material in over a decade, Murray recalled a grim period in which a deep funk robbed him of all enjoyment. Though he carefully stipulates that this “bumm...
Tags: Google, Music, NYC, College, Life, Chicago, Bill Murray, Hunter S Thompson, Mars, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Montgomery, Thompson, Murray, Facebook Twitter, Kris Kristofferson


Join Choir! Choir! Choir! for a Community Singalong in Isolation

I love ya, and I think maybe if we sing together, well, we’d just feel a little bit better. Give it a try, okay? —Neil Diamond Thus quoth singer-songwriter Neil Diamond on March 23, before launching into his surprisingly sturdy monster hit, "Sweet Caroline," having reworked its lyrics to promote hand-washing and social distancing to help control the spread of COVID-19. He’s not wrong about the therapeutic benefits of group singing. Ditto the imperative to resist gathering publicly, or ev...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, London, College, Life, Creativity, Current Affairs, Patti Smith, Brian Eno, Neil Diamond, Goldman, Hyde Park, David Byrne, Don, Facebook Twitter


Take a Virtual Tour of the Paris Catacombs

The Paris Catacombs is “one of those places,” wrote photographer Félix Nadar, “that everyone wants to see and no one wants to see again.” If anyone would know, Nadar would. He spent three months in and out of the underground city of death, with its macabre piles of skulls and crossbones, taking photographs (see here) that would help turn it into an internationally famous tourist attraction. In these days of quarantine, no one can see it; the site is closed until further notice. But if you’re th...
Tags: Travel, Google, College, Life, History, Paris, Napoleon, Facebook Twitter, Roman, Josh Jones, Nadar, Paris Catacombs, Durham NC Follow, Allison Meier, Felix Nadar, Jean Paul Marat


Free Online Drawing Lessons for Kids, Led by Favorite Artists & Illustrators

When I became the Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, I didn’t realize the most impactful word in that title would be "Residence." —illustrator Mo Willems Even as schools regroup and online instruction gathers steam, the scramble continues to keep cooped-up kids engaged and happy. These COVID-19-prompted online drawing lessons and activities might not hold much appeal for the single-minded sports nut or the junior Feynman who scoffs at the transformative properties of art, but ...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Books, Youtube, College, Life, Berlin, Creativity, K-12, Kennedy Center, Feynman, Facebook Twitter, Lynda Barry, New York City 's Central Park, Jarrett J Krosoczka


Soothing, Uplifting Resources for Parents & Caregivers Stressed by the COVID-19 Crisis

When COVID-19 closed schools and shuttered theaters and concert venues, response was swift. Stars ranging from the Cincinnati zoo’s hippo Fiona to Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda leapt to share free content with suddenly homebound viewers. Coldplay’s frontman, Chris Martin, separated from his bandmates by international borders, played a mini gig at home, as did country star Keith Urban, with his wife, Nicole Kidman, lurking in the background. Choreographer Debbie Allen got people off the c...
Tags: Google, Music, Film, College, Life, Bbc, Nature, Nicole Kidman, Newcastle, Chris Martin, Coldplay, Shakespeare, Keith Urban, Hayao Miyazaki, Hamilton, Cincinnati


6 Minute Reprieve From the World’s Troubles, Courtesy of Tilda Swinton, Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, and Five Springer Spaniels

This video of Tilda Swinton’s Springer Spaniels cavorting in pastoral Scotland to a Handel aria performed by countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo won’t cure what ails you, but it is definitely good medicine. Swinton and her partner, artist Sandro Kopp, filmed the beautiful beasts in such a way as to highlight their doggy exuberance, whether moving as a pack or taking a solo turn. The title of the aria, "Rompo i Lacci," from the second act of Flavio, translates to “I break the laces,” and t...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Scotland, Life, Nature, K-12, Philadelphia, Opera, Tilda Swinton, Rumi, Facebook Twitter, Costanzo, Swinton, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Sandro Kopp


How should you react to speech you disagree with?

Defending someone's right to speak does not mean that you have to agree with what they say. The correct response is not censorship, but more discussion.Physician and sociologist Nicholas Christakis argues that in politics, defending the principle of a contested election is not the same as agreeing with or endorsing a candidate. "We should defend that principle even if we don't like the outcome of the vote."The best way to test your ideas and beliefs is to argue them against someone with a differ...
Tags: Learning, Education, Life, Relationships, Communication, Society, Intelligence, Choice, Brain, Language, Innovation, Community, Exploration, Mind, Debate, Speech


Italians’ Nightly Singalongs Prove That Music Soothes the Savage Beast of Coronavirus Quarantine & Self-Isolation

It’s not like we’re maestros…it’s a moment of joy in this moment of anxiety. —Emma Santachiara, Rome As reported by The New York Times, Ms. Sanachiara, age 73, has joined the vast choir of ordinary Italians taking to their balconies and windows to participate in socially distant neighborhood singalongs as coronavirus rages through their country. The Internet has been exploding with messages of support and admiration for the quarantined citizens’ musical displays, which have a festive New...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Music, College, Life, Rome, Italy, Venice, Opera, Turin, Tom, Facebook Twitter, Puccini, Wuhan China, Negramaro


10 Rules of Self Discipline from the 1930 Self Help/Business Guru Napoleon Hill

It seems ridiculous to refer to the Golden Rule as a “weapon,” but that is just what it is—a weapon that no resistance on earth can withstand! —Napoleon Hill Napoleon Hill—whose early books The Law of Success (1928), The Magic Ladder To Success (1930), and Think and Grow Rich (1937) helped establish the self-help genre—would be considered a life coach or motivational speaker in today’s parlance. And were he alive today, he’d likely he’d be facing charges, or at the very least, cancelled ...
Tags: Google, Books, Business, College, Life, Virginia, New York City, Philosophy, Gizmodo, Napoleon Hill, Hill, Facebook Twitter, Novak, Ergo, Matt Novak, Ayun Halliday


The Photos That Ended Child Labor in the US: See the “Social Photography” of Lewis Hine (1911)

The average person believes implicitly that the photograph cannot falsify. Of course, you and I know that this unbounded faith in the integrity of the photograph is often rudely shaken, for, while photographs may not lie, liars may photograph.  —Lewis Wickes Hine, “Social Photography: How the Camera May Help in the Social Uplift” (1909) Long before Brandon Stanton’s wildly popular Humans of New York project tapped into the public’s capacity for compassion by combining photos of his subje...
Tags: Google, Photography, New York, College, Kentucky, Life, Massachusetts, US, History, Pennsylvania, United States, Maine, Louisiana, Baltimore, Dorothea Lange, Tony


Use the “Eisenhower Matrix” to Manage Your Time & Increase Your Productivity: The System Designed by the 34th President of the United States

"What is important is seldom urgent," said Dwight D. Eisenhower, "and what is urgent is seldom important." Or a t least many believe Eisenhower said that, even if he might have been quoting someone else. Whether or not the 34th President of the United States of America ever spoke those exact words, he must have had a highly effective method of dealing with life's tasks. During Eisenhower's two terms in office, writes Atomic Habits author James Clear, "he launched programs that directly ...
Tags: Google, Productivity, Facebook, Europe, College, Life, White House, Germany, Nasa, United States, Seoul, Eisenhower, Richard Feynman, James Clear, United States of America, Facebook Twitter


America’s First Drag Queen Was Also America’s First LGBTQ Activist and a Former Slave

Negro Dive Raided. Thirteen Black Men Dressed as Women Surprised at Supper and Arrested. —The Washington Post, April 13, 1888 Sometimes, when we are engaged as either participant in, or eyewitness to, the making of history, its easy to forget the history-makers who came earlier, who dug the trenches that allow our modern battles to be waged out in the open. Take America’s first self-appointed “queen of drag” and pioneering LGBTQ activist, William Dorsey Swann, born into slavery around 1858. 30 ...
Tags: Google, Gender, Washington Post, College, France, Life, New York City, America, History, Washington Dc, Columbia University, Swann, Dorsey, Joseph, Facebook Twitter, Ayun Halliday


An Artist Tricks Google Maps Into Creating a Virtual Traffic Jam, Using a Little Red Wagon & 99 Smartphones

Sometimes the miraculous time-saving conveniences we’ve come to depend on can have the opposite effect, as artist Simon Wickert recently demonstrated, ambling about the streets of Berlin at a Huck Finn-ish pace, towing a squeaky-wheeled red wagon loaded with 99 secondhand smartphones. Each phone had a SIM card, and all were running the Google Maps app. The result? A near-instantaneous "virtual traffic jam” on Google Maps, even though bicyclists seem to vastly outnumber motorists alon...
Tags: Travel, Google, Maps, Technology, Instagram, College, Life, Berlin, New York City, Earth, Rome, Egypt, Airbnb, Google Maps, Facebook Twitter, U S Geological Survey USGS


Radical Women: Stream the Getty’s Podcast That Features Six Major 20th-Century Artists, All Female

Only recently has “actor” become an acceptable gender-neutral term for performers of stage and screen. Prior to that, we had “actor” and “actress,” and while there may have been some problematic assumptions concerning the type of woman who might be drawn to the profession, there was arguably linguistic parity between the two words. Not so for artists. In the not-so-distant past, female artists invariably found themselves referred to as “female artists.” Not great, when male artists were referr...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, Podcasts, College, Life, History, Yoko Ono, Museums, New York Times, Getty, Annie, Whitney, Public Domain, Facebook Twitter, East Harlem


Akira Kurosawa’s List of His 100 Favorite Movies

In movies like Seven Samurai and High and Low, director Akira Kurosawa took the cinematic language of Hollywood and improved on it, creating a vigorous, muscular method of visual storytelling that became a stylistic playbook for the likes of Martin Scorsese, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola. In movies like Ikiru, The Bad Sleep Well and The Lower Depths, Kurosawa relentlessly struggled to find the rays of light among the shadows of the human soul. This philosophical urgency combined ...
Tags: Google, Japan, Usa, Hollywood, Greece, Yahoo, Film, College, France, Life, Germany, Los Angeles, Spain, Iran, Earth, Taiwan


Discover the Disappearing Turkish Language That is Whistled, Not Spoken

We so often privilege individuals as the primary drivers of innovation. But what if technology is also self-organizing, developing as an evolutionary response to the environment? If we think of whistled language as a kind of technology, we have an excellent example of this self-organizing principle in the 42 documented whistled languages around the world. As we noted in a previous post, reports of whistled languages go back hundreds of years in cultures that would have had no contact wit...
Tags: Google, Amazon, College, Life, Africa, Turkey, Language, Laos, Canary Islands, Atlas Mountains, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Oaxaca Mexico, Durham NC Follow, Michelle Nijhuis, Muazzez Köçek Ku?köy


The Lost Neighborhood Buried Under New York City’s Central Park

New York City is in a constant state of flux. For every Nets fan cheering their team on in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and every tourist gamboling about the post-punk, upscale East Village, there are dozens of local residents who remember what—and who—was displaced to pave the way for this progress. It’s no great leap to assume that something had to be plowed under to make way for the city’s myriad gleaming skyscrapers, but harder to conceive of Central Park, the 840-acre oasis in the mid...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, New York, College, Life, New York City, History, Architecture, Brooklyn, New York Times, Manhattan, Central Park, Great Britain, Public Domain, Alexander


When People Gave Anti-Valentine’s Day Cards: Revisit the “Vinegar Valentines” That Spread Ridicule and Contempt

Krampus—the Christmas “half goat, half demon” of Germanic folklore—has become a figure of some fascination in popular culture recently. We might call the appetite for this “anti-St. Nicholas… who literally beats people into being nice and not naughty,” National Geographic writes, a testament to a widespread sentiment: Hang the forced cheer, Christmas can be dreadful. How much more so can Valentine’s Day feel like a big con, cooked up by marketers and chocolatiers? Though established 200 years ...
Tags: Google, New York, College, Life, History, Smithsonian, Santa, National Geographic, Facebook Twitter, Cummings, Josh Jones, St Nicholas, Geoffrey Chaucer, Franz Kafka, Durham NC Follow, Annebella Pollen


The First & Last Time Mister Rogers Sang “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” (1968-2001)

Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, the iconic television series that ran from 1968 to 2001, is a major childhood touchstone for so many. Raise your hand if you have a Pavlovian response to the familiar opening segment, in which Fred Rogers opens the front door to his humble living room set, heads to the closet, singing, to exchange his jacket for a comfy cardigan sweater, and then sits on a wooden deacon’s bench to swap out his street shoes for a pair of canvas sneakers. As per the show's website...
Tags: Google, Television, College, Life, David, K-12, New York Times, Rogers, Public Domain, Facebook Twitter, Fred Rogers, Newell, McFeely, Francois Clemmons, Joanne Rogers, Rogers Sang


Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save Available as a Free AudioBook and eBook: Features Narrations by Paul Simon, Kristen Bell & Stephen Fry

In 2009, Princeton philosopher Peter Singer published his practical handbook/manifesto The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty. Bill and Melinda Gates called it “a persuasive and inspiring work that will change the way you think about philanthropy"--a book that "shows us we can make a profound difference in the lives of the world’s poorest.” Now, on its tenth anniversary, Singer has released an updated version of The Life You Can Save. And he's made it available as a fre...
Tags: Google, College, Life, Stephen Fry, Philosophy, Bill, Princeton, Richard Dawkins, Melinda Gates, E-books, Peter, Facebook Twitter, Peter Singer, Natalia Vodianova, Audio Books, Journal of Controversial Ideas Co


Love the Art, Hate the Artist: How to Approach the Art of Disgraced Artists

Hate the sin, never the sinner. - Clarence Darrow As a culture, we've largely stepped away from the sentiment described by the famed lawyer’s 1924 defense of murderers Leopold and Loeb. Apply it to one of the many male artists whose exalted reputations have been shattered by allegations of sexual impropriety and other ruinous behaviors and you won’t find yourself celebrated for your virtue in the court of public opinion. But what of those artists' creative output? Does that get bundled i...
Tags: Google, Art, Gender, College, Life, Green, Netflix, George Orwell, Salvador Dalí, Picasso, Facebook Twitter, Guernica, Dali, Tahiti, Marie Thérèse Walter, Leopold



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