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Vintage Geological Maps Get Turned Into 3D Topographical Wonders

What good is an old-fashioned map in the age of apps? One need not be a mountaineer, geoscientist, or civil engineer to get the topographical lay of the land with a speed and accuracy that would have blown Lewis and Clark’s minds’ right through the top of the lynx and otter toppers they took to wearing after their standard issue army lids wore out. There’s still something to be said for the old ways, though. Graphic designer Scott Reinhard has all the latest technological advances at his di...
Tags: Google, Maps, Design, Technology, College, New York City, History, United States, K-12, Jason Kottke, Lewis, Facebook Twitter, Clark, U S Geological Survey USGS, U S Geological Survey, Hoosier State

Clear skies and a surprise performance boost striking teachers’ spirits in Rancho Palos Verdes

Teacher and students walk the picket line in front of Dodson Middle School during day 5 of the UTLA strike against LAUSD in Rancho Palos Verdes on Friday, January. 18, 2019. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Teacher and students walk the picket line in front of Dodson Middle School during day 5 of the UTLA strike against LAUSD in Rancho Palos Verdes on Friday, January. 18, 2019. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds ...
Tags: Education, New York City, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Davidson, Rancho Palos Verdes, Newsies, UTLA, Top Stories Breeze, Brittany Murray Press, Brittany Murray Press Telegram, Dodson Middle School, Rachel Whitlow, John Barazza

The Musical Instruments in Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights Get Brought to Life, and It Turns Out That They Sound “Painful” and “Horrible”

Welcome to The Garden of Earthly Delights. You’ll find no angelic strings here. Those are reserved for first class citizens whose virtuous lives earned them passage to the uppermost heights. Down below, stringed instruments produce the most hellish sort of cacophony, a fitting accompaniment for the horn whose bell is befouled with the arm of a tortured soul. How do we know that's what they sounded like? A group of musicologists, craftspeople and academics from the Bate Collection of Musical...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, Comedy, College, New York City, Religion, Museums, University of Oxford, Lamb, Slayer, Bosch, Facebook Twitter, Hieronymus Bosch, Ayun Halliday, Andrew Lamb

LAUSD teachers get paid less than big-city peers, but a 6 percent raise would bring them closer

A typical teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District makes roughly $80,000 a year, but those wages are still below counterparts in major cities in California and other states, according to an analysis of 2017 pay records. United Teachers Los Angeles is asking for higher pay, among other demands, ahead of a planned strike Monday. The district and the union have struggled to come to an agreement on new contract for the last two years. UTLA’s request for a 6.5 percent raise, effective July ...
Tags: New York, News, Education, California, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, San Diego, Long Beach, Union, Lausd, Local News, Chicago Public Schools

An Animated History of Cats: How Over 10,000 Years the Cat Went from Wild Predator to Sofa Sidekick

Dogs sees us as their masters while cats sees us as their slaves. - Anonymous The next time your friend’s pet cat sinks its fangs into your wrist, bear in mind that the beast is probably still laboring under the impression that it’s guarding the granaries. Anthropologist Eva-Maria Geigl’s animated Ted-Ed Lesson, The History of the World According to Cats, above, awards special recognition to Unsinkable Sam, a black-and-white ship’s cat who survived three WWII shipwrecks (on both Axis and...
Tags: Health, Google, Instagram, College, New York City, History, Animation, Edward Gorey, Ken, Facebook Twitter, Hitchcock, Freya, Ayun Halliday, Eva Maria Geigl, Unsinkable Sam

The Bustling Streets of Mumbai, India Captured with Early Sound Cameras in 1929

“Though hardly a cinematic masterpiece,” film critic Andre Soares writes, “or even a good film,” Al Jolson’s 1927 The Jazz Singer will forever bear the distinction of “the first time in a feature film that synchronized sound and voices could be heard in musical numbers and talking segments.” What usually goes unremarked in film history is that Indian cinema was never far behind its U.S. counterpart. The country’s first feature sound film appeared just four years after The Jazz Singer. No...
Tags: Google, New York, Hollywood, Film, College, India, New York City, Fox, Broadway, Mumbai, St Louis, Bombay, Charles Lindbergh, Al Jolson, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones

Earn Your Master’s Degree by Spending One Weekend a Month in NYC

Bank Street’s Leadership in Museum Education Master’s Program is designed for working educators. Attend classes in New York City one weekend per month and apply what you learn directly to your work! As a student in Bank Street College of Education’s Leadership in Museum Education Master’s Program, you will meet one weekend per month, plus one week in early June, over two years. You will develop your capacity for leadership, organizational change, community engagement, diversity, inclusion...
Tags: Art, Education, New York City, Brian Hogarth

How a Word Enters the Dictionary: A Quick Primer

Given that you’re reading this on the Internet, we presume you'll be able to define many of the over 800 words that were added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary in 2018: biohacking bougie bingeable guac hangry Latinx mocktail zoodles But what about some of the humdingers lexicographer Kory Stamper, former associate editor for Merriam-Webster and author of Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries, unleashes in the above video? prescriptivism descriptivism sprachgefühl etymological fa...
Tags: Google, Books, College, New York City, History, Creativity, K-12, English Language, Facebook Twitter, Merriam Webster, Stamper, Kory Stamper, Secret Life of Dictionaries

Free: Download Thousands of Ottoman-Era Photographs That Have Been Digitized and Put Online

“Turkey is a geographical and cultural bridge between the east and the west,” writes Istanbul University’s Gönül Bakay. This was so long before Constantinople became Istanbul, but after the rise of the Ottoman Empire, the region took on a particular significance for Christian Europe. “The Turk” became a threatening and exotic figure in the European imagination, “shaped by a considerable body of literature, stretching from Christopher Marlowe to Thomas Carlyle.” Images of Ottoman Turkey were lon...
Tags: Google, Europe, Photography, Congress, College, New York City, Turkey, History, Venice, Getty, Archives, Istanbul, Mediterranean, Facebook Twitter, Constantinople, Josh Jones

Watch the Painstaking and Nerve-Racking Process of Restoring a Drawing by Michelangelo

We live in a disposable culture, but certain things warrant the time and effort of mending—good shoes, hearts, Michelangelo drawings… The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s paper conservator Marjorie Shelley, above, had the nerve-wracking task of tackling the latter, in preparation for last year’s Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer exhibition. The work in question, a two-sided sketch featuring designs for a monumental altar or facade, thought to be San Silvestro in Capite, Rome, arriv...
Tags: Google, Art, College, New York City, Architecture, Museums, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Facebook Twitter, Michelangelo, SHELLEY, San Silvestro, Marjorie Shelley, Capite Rome, Filippo Baldinucci

10 Rules for Appreciating Art by Sister Wendy Beckett (RIP), the Nun Who Unexpectedly Popularized Art History on TV

While life lasts, let us live it, not pass through as zombies, and let us find in art a glorious passageway to a deeper understanding of our essential humanity. - Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018) Sister Wendy, a cloistered nun whose passion for art led her to wander out into the world, where she became a star of global proportions, entertained the television masses with her frank humanist assessments. Unphased by nudity, carnality, and other sensual excesses, she initially came across ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Art, Television, College, New York City, Religion, History, Bbc, Catholic Church, Francis Bacon, Bacon, Norfolk, Christ, Bill Moyers, Wendy

Getting Dressed During World War I: A Fascinating Look at How Soldiers, Nursers & Others Dressed During the Great War

Not to diminish the nightmare of mortars and shrapnel, but as evidenced by Crow’s Eye Productions’ period accurate dressing video above, one of the greatest horrors of WWI was wet wool. Decades before the invention of Gore-Tex, Polar Fleece and other high performance, all weather gear, British soldiers relied on their woolies from head to toe. An army of female knitters sent gloves, scarves, balaclavas and other such “comforts” to the front, in addition to seamless socks designed to last...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Downton Abbey, College, New York City, History, Gore, Dora, Facebook Twitter, Crow, Sybil Crawley, Eye Productions, Red Cross Society Voluntary Aid Detachment

Beware Silicon Valley Santas in the Schools

Beware Silicon Valley Santas in the Schools U.S.A. –-( When it comes to Silicon Valley Santas bearing gifts for our children, I am a big Scrooge. Every responsible parent should be, too.In 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook showered a rural Idaho school district with 500 iPads and Apple TVs for every classroom, along with free training as part of a 29-state $100 million personalized digital technology program. He visited the Idaho schools recently with Ivanka Trump, where she praised the “...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, Guns, Education, Microsoft, Obama, New York City, Apple TV, Missouri, Idaho, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley

Lin-Manuel Miranda & Emily Blunt Take You Through 22 Classic Musicals in 12 Minutes

Watching James Corden, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Emily Blunt donning bad wigs to mug their way through a 12-minute salute to 22 movie musical “classics” is a bit reminiscent of watching the three most popular counselors ham it up during an overlong summer camp skit. Their one-take performance was part of Role Call, a regular feature of the Late Late Show with James Corden. Usually, this fan favorite is an excuse for Corden and a megastar guest—Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Samuel L. Jackson—to...
Tags: Google, Music, Comedy, Film, College, White House, New York City, Theatre, George Orwell, David Bowie, Broadway, Marilyn Monroe, John, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Dick Van Dyke

UAS in the USA: A History of Drone Regulations

Recently, a drone operator near London’s Gatwick airport caused chaos by flying in the vicinity of airline traffic. The result was a 32-hour suspension of flights with diversions for airplanes already airborne and a flurry of media coverage. The public was left wondering how a drone pilot could operate near a major airport, and if something similar could happen here in the United States. The story of drones, or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) is that of a rapidly expanding technology, the necessar...
Tags: Usa, London, Education, New York City, Spotlight, Drone, Quadcopter, United States, Drones, Editorials, Gatwick, San Diego, Aviation, Faa, Columnists, Federal Aviation Administration

Listen to a Heartfelt Musical Retelling of O. Henry’s “Gift of the Magi” with Hanky in Hand

It’s that time of year when certain songs conspire with certain moods to hit you right in the ol’ brisket. The feeling is voluptuous, and not necessarily unpleasant, provided there’s a bathroom stall or spare bedroom should you need to flee a party like Cinderella, as some old chestnut threatens to turn you into a blubbering mess. Let the kiddies deck the halls, jingle bells, and prance about with Rudolph and Frosty. The best secular songs for grown ups are the ones with a thick current of long...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, Taylor Swift, College, Life, New York City, Christopher Lee, Gold, James Brown, Paul Mccartney, Literature, Coldplay, Cinderella, Joni Mitchell, Romeo

Every Spider-Man Movie and TV Show Explained By Kevin Smith

Look, I’ve never been a fan of Kevin Smith’s ooooooov-rah, per se, but I will never criticize his ability to spin a bloody good yarn. He’s funny, engaging, charming, and knows his pop culture. WIRED also knows this, so when on the eve of the (apparently very good) Spider-verse movie, they called on Smith to sit down and run through every Spider-man Movie and TV Show and opinionate all over that mess. (And because Sony’s contract with the Marvel superhero is up, this might be a nice demar...
Tags: Google, College, New York City, Queens, Sony, Pbs, Stan Lee, Smith, Joan, Garfield, Kevin Smith, Lee, Facebook Twitter, Kevin, Electric Company, McGuire

Pristine Footage Lets You Revisit Life in Paris in the 1890s: Watch Footage Shot by the Lumière Brothers

Pioneering filmmakers Auguste and Louis Lumière, the inventors of the projected motion picture, held their first private screening in Paris in March of 1895. The streets of the French capital would go on to provide the brothers with plenty of life in motion for their new technology to capture in the years thereafter, and you can watch eight such real scenes compiled in the video above. With its startling clarity — and its more recently corrected motion and added sound — this selection of...
Tags: Google, London, Film, College, Berlin, New York City, San Francisco, History, Paris, Tokyo, Eiffel Tower, Seoul, Coen Brothers, Facebook Twitter, Eric Rohmer, Paris Metro

A Short Video Introduction to Hilma af Klint, the Mystical Female Painter Who Helped Invent Abstract Art

It can be both a blessing and curse for an artist to toil at the behest of an influential patron. Financial support and powerful connections are among the obvious perks. Being hamstrung by someone else’s ego and timeframe are some of the less welcome realities on the flip side. Hilma af Klint, the subject of a high profile exhibition at the Guggenheim, does not fit the usual artist-patron mold. She made her paintings to suit a spirit named Amaliel, with whom she connected in a seance. Amali...
Tags: Google, Art, College, New York City, Religion, Chicago, New York Times, Guardian, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Stockholm, Guggenheim, Frank Lloyd Wright, Moma, Facebook Twitter, Royal Academy

A Beautiful Short Documentary Takes You Inside New York City’s Last Great Chess Store

Chess Forum in Greenwich Village is, like Gramercy Typewriter and the Upper East Side’s Tender Buttons, the sort of shop New Yorkers feel protective of, even if they’ve never actually crossed the threshold. “How can it still exist?” is a question left unanswered by "King of the Night," Lonely Leap’s lovely short profile of Chess Forum’s owner, Imad Khachan, above, but no matter. We're just glad it does. The store, located a block and a half south of Washington Square, looks older than it...
Tags: Travel, Google, Games, New York, College, Life, New York City, Harvard, Philosophy, Upper East Side, Kubrick, Lebanon, Nyu, Facebook Twitter, Greenwich Village, Leningrad

Celebrate Emily Dickinson’s 188th Birthday with Her Own Cake Recipes: Coconut Cake, Gingerbread, Doughnuts & More

Happy Emily Dickinson Day! What are you doing to celebrate the poet’s 188th birthday? The Emily Dickinson Museum took advantage of the weekend to celebrate the occasion a couple of days early with Victorian crafts, readings, festive piano music, a display exploring the Dickinson family's gift-giving tradition, and slices of coconut cake, baked from the birthday girl’s own recipe. Given the Belle’s penchant for home-baked goodies, we’re dispensing with the more high-minded endeavors to conce...
Tags: Google, Cook, College, Life, New York City, Poetry, Food & Drink, Kate, Belle, Emily Dickinson, Facebook Twitter, Dickinson, Emily Dickinson Museum, Greg Kotis, Black Cake, Truth About Santa

'90s Fashion Icons: Liv Tyler

She's rock royalty and her '90s style is still worth copying today. The ‘90s are back, and we’ve got you covered if you want to channel the decade in your wardrobe, or just learn a little something about its fashion stars. Previously, I listed the nine '90s fashion icons you need to know about, and each week I'm breaking down a new one. Last week, we went over '90s rock icon Gwen Stefani. Today it's all about actress, model, and '90s it-girl Liv Tyler. Liv Tyler Biography View the original art...
Tags: College, New York City, Gwen Stefani, Steven Tyler, Aerosmith, 1990s, Todd Rundgren, Schoolgirl, Steven, Alicia Silverstone, Liv Tyler, LIV, Arwen, Tilly, Fashion Tips, Bebe Buell

How to Spend a Day in NYC Without Going Broke

Here's how to save a little cash on your next trip to the city. Everyone loves to go into New York City. You can go shopping, head to a musical, or even head to a museum. But often times we end up spending too much money. As someone who has lived close to New York City my whole life I am going to give you my tips for spending a cheap day in NYC. 1. Find Student Discounts! If you’re a student, there are a ton of NYC discounts that you can find if you look hard enough. Some museums offer student...
Tags: New York, Money, Shopping, NYC, College, New York City, Brooklyn, Broadway, Money Saving, Money Management, Brooklyn Bridge, Tourist, West Village, East Village, NoHo, College Life

Movie Accent Expert Analyzes 31 Actors Playing Other Famous People: Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles, Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy, Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan, and More

Well-known figures' voices are often as distinctive as their thousand-watt smiles and influential hairdos. While there is some evidence as to the accents and idiosyncratic speech patterns of such historical heavy hitters as Thomas Edison, Florence Nightingale, and Harry Houdini, technological improvements have really upped the ante for those charged with impersonating real life people from the mid 20th-century onward. Natalie Portman had to sustain her Jackie Kennedy impersonation fo...
Tags: Google, London, Film, College, Life, White House, New York City, Bob Dylan, Jamie Foxx, Charles, Ben Kingsley, Natalie Portman, Jackie, Kennedy, Ray Charles, Harry Houdini

Diversity in Venture Capital: Scenes From Culture Shifting Weekend

While women and minorities make up 70 percent of the population, less than two percent of the tens of trillions of dollars in the asset management industry are entrusted to women or minorities.In recent years, gains have been made among women in venture capital. Diversity beyond gender, though, continues to lag. That’s part of the motivation behind Culture Shifting Weekend, an event that attracted about 200 attendees in New York City in early November.Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, who p...
Tags: Startups, Gender, New York, Students, Education, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Finance, New York City, Events, Trends, Diversity, Vc, Venture Capital, Union Square Ventures, Fred Wilson

The Psychedelic 1970s Animations of Keiichi Tanaami: A Music Video for John Lennon’s “Oh Yoko!,” Surreal Tributes to Elvis & Marilyn Monroe, and More

If you want to see the West as you've never seen it before, go to Japan. Since the end of the Second World War, there have been few big Western phenomena in which Japanese creators have not taken an interest, then turned around and made their own. One of the most powerful imaginations among those creators belongs to Keiichi Tanaami, who came of age surrounded by the likes of Mickey Mouse and Elvis after doing much of his growing up amid the chaos and devastation of war. Born in 1936 and ...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Japan, Usa, New York, College, New York City, John Lennon, America, Animation, Marilyn Monroe, Playboy, Stephen Hawking, Andy Warhol, Elvis Presley

Michael Bloomberg Makes ‘Unprecedented’ $1.8 Billion Donation to Johns Hopkins to Boost Financial Aid

The former New York City Mayor said his donation is aimed at boosting financial aid
Tags: News, Education, New York City, Uncategorized, Michael Bloomberg, Johns Hopkins, Overnight, Onetime

The Top-Reviewed Hydrating Skincare Products You Need to Stock up on for Winter

A list of the top hydrating holy grails for the upcoming cold season! Don't be sorry later -- prep now! Winter is coming and while that means it's time to swap our fall jackets for thick winter parkas and ankle booties for snow boots, it also means that we have to swap out our skincare products. Unlike other seasons, winter significantly affects our skin because of the harsh temperature drop. While in the summer you need lightweight products because of the heat, in the winter your skin is strip...
Tags: Weather, Winter, Yahoo, College, New York City, Winter Weather, Cold Weather, Skincare, Skin, Don, Joshua Zeichner, Mt Sinai Hospital, Beauty & Hair, Moisturizer, LaLa Retro Cream

BIG and WeWork design a nature-inspired school for kids in NYC

Creative co-working giant WeWork and acclaimed architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group have teamed up to reimagine education starting with the launch of WeGrow, a new school in the heart of New York City that encourages education through play. Designed for children between three and nine years of age, the light-filled learning landscape is a tactile environment filled with custom-made curved architecture and movable furnishings. The theme of nature runs throughout and can be seen everywhere from ...
Tags: School, Design, Education, NYC, New York City, Architecture, Gallery, Chelsea, Schools, Manhattan, WeWork, Big, Vertical Garden, Bjarke Ingels Group, Felt, Dave Burk

Celebrity Street Style of the Week: Priyanka Chopra, Lucy Hale, & Kaia Gerber

Every week, I scour the web to find inspiring outfits on your favorite celebs and help you recreate their looks! This week, I was inspired by Priyanka Chopra, Lucy Hale, and Kaia Gerber. Read on to see how you can get their looks for yourself. Celebrity Look #1: Priyanka Chopra's Pop of Color Actress Priyanka Chopra stood out in the New York City crowd thanks to her cropped red sweater, which popped against the rest of her look.She bundled up in a long, black oversized coat, and also wore a pa...
Tags: College, New York City, Inspiration, Lucy, Priyanka Chopra, Celebrity Fashion, Priyanka, Lucy Hale, Kaia Gerber, Outerwear, Celebrity Street Style of the Week, Lucy Products, Kaia Gerber Read, Priyanka Chopra Lucy Hale

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