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Neurons as Art: See Beautiful Anatomy Drawings by the Father of Neuroscience, Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Art depends on popular judgments about the universe, and is nourished by the limited expanse of sentiment. . . . In contrast, science was barely touched upon by the ancients, and is as free from the inconsistencies of fashion as it is from the fickle standards of taste. . . . And let me stress that this conquest of ideas is not subject to fluctuations of opinion, to the silence of envy, or to the caprices of fashion that today repudiate and detest what yesterday was praised as sublime. - Santi...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Science, College, New York City, Neuroscience, New York Times, Facebook Twitter, Flora, Leonardo da Vinci, Golgi, Ramon, Ernst Haeckel, Roberta Smith, Santiago Ramón


High School Kids Stage Alien: The Play, Get Kudos from Ridley Scott and Sigourney Weaver

High school drama departments tend to work from a pretty standardized repertoire, which makes sense given the strict limitations they work under: short time frames, school-sized budgets, teenage actors. The elaborate, Hollywood film-like productions staged by Max Fischer in Wes Anderson's Rushmore speak to frustrated high-school theater directors and their fantasies about what they could put on stage with a bit more in the way of resources. But just this month, a real high-school drama c...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Theatre, New York Times, New Jersey, Wes Anderson, Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott, Seoul, David Lynch, Jones, Scott, Facebook Twitter, North Bergen, Thornton Wilder


See Classic Performances of Joni Mitchell from the Very Early Years–Before She Was Even Named Joni Mitchell (1965/66)

A photograph of two old friends—Joni Mitchell and David Hockney—holding hands at Hockney’s L.A. solo exhibition took over the internet for a moment, for sentimental reasons Guy Trebay laid out in The New York Times. These include the fact that “Ms. Mitchell has seldom been seen in public since she says she was given a diagnosis of Morgellons disease, and suffered a brain aneurysm in 2015,” and “despite the presence of the cane she uses since having learned again to walk, Ms. Mitchell app...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Canada, New York Times, David Hockney, States, Joni Mitchell, Mitchell, Facebook Twitter, Alberta Canada, Josh Jones, Dave Van Ronk, Joni, University of Manitoba, Hockney


Mike Trout Doesn’t Care About His Online Brand. He Just Made $430 Million.

Photo of Mike Trout from 2013 by Keith Allison. Mike Trout, the center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels, is finalizing a $430 million contract extension with his team. This is the largest deal in the history of professional sports. One of the surprising elements of Trout’s story is that he’s reached these unprecedented heights while remaining, to quote Tom Boswell from today’s Washington Post, “a quiet, understated player, who has never tried to brand himself.” I got in some hot wa...
Tags: Washington Post, College, Uncategorized, New York Times, Los Angeles Angels, Mike Trout, Tom Boswell, Keith Allison Mike Trout


William Faulkner’s Review of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea (1952)

Images via Wikimedia Commons In the mid-20th century, the two big dogs in the American literary scene were William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. Both were internationally revered, both were masters of the novel and the short story, and both won Nobel Prizes. Born in Mississippi, Faulkner wrote allegorical histories of the South in a style that is both elliptical and challenging. His works were marked by uses of stream-of-consciousness and shifting points of view. He also favored titanically lo...
Tags: Google, Books, Mississippi, Yahoo, College, Washington, Time, Los Angeles, New York Times, Paris, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Facebook Twitter, Hollywood Reporter, Lee University, FAULKNER


Western State College of Law maintains classes while area Argosy University and Art Institute campuses have closed

Western State College of Law students in Irvine were told by a March 7 email from their dean that the campus “will be able to hold classes at least through March 22.” Since January, third-year students at Western State College of Law in Irvine haven’t known from one week to the next if final exams will take place as scheduled or if they actually will graduate in May, said Sydney McGregor, 32, who hopes to sit for the state bar exam in July. A man enters Western State College of Law at Argosy...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Education, Law, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, New York Times, San Diego, Community, Local News, Orange County, Art Institute


23 Million Patrons of California’s Public Libraries Can Now Read The New York Times for Free Online

More and more, you can get access to valuable electronic resources through your friendly local library. In the past, we've mentioned how anyone with a New York Public Library card can get free access to thousands of ebooks, more than 30,000 movies (including many classics from the Criterion Collection), and even suits and briefcases for job interviews. Many public libraries also now give patrons access to Kanopy, the provider of high-quality documentaries, indie and classic films. Take for exam...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Media, California, College, New York Times, New York Public Library, Facebook Twitter, Fritz Lang, Hannah Arendt, David Beard, Margarethe von Trotta, Kanopy, New York Public Library Lets Patrons Download, Public Libraries Can Now Read The New York Times, Wi Fi Library


The Beginning of a Digital Revolution?

It’s hard for me to believe that we’re finally here, but my new book, Digital Minimalism, comes out on Tuesday. The early buzz about the book has exceeded my expectations, which helps validate a trend that I’ve been noticing over the past year or so: people seem like they’re finally ready to consider serious changes to their relationship with digital tools. To help get you as excited as I am, I’ve included below a sampling of some of the early press on the book. (Also remember, as ...
Tags: New York, College, Uncategorized, New York Times, Ezra Klein, Mike Allen, Times of London, Tim Hartford, Digital Minimalism Buzz Steve Jobs, Wall Street Journal Cal Newport, Times of London Calls, Financial Times Writing, Melissa Muller


Watch a New Virtual Reality Production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet: A Modern Take on a Classic Play

Often compared to The Tempest, Samuel Beckett's Endgame may have as much of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in it, though the author was unwilling to acknowledge the influence to Theodor Adorno. Beckett's central character, the blind, aged Hamm, spends all of his time in a throne haranguing the other three, in a gloomy place, The New York Times’ Brooks Atkinson wrote, “somewhere between life and death.” Hamm might have been the Danish prince grown old and bitter, left with nothing but what Beckett ...
Tags: Google, Technology, Youtube, College, Boston, Theatre, New York Times, Literature, Pbs, Shakespeare, Hamlet, New York Public Library, Samuel Beckett, HARRIS, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


What does fallout from LA teachers strike mean for the future of charter schools?

On paper, the six-day strike teachers strike that disrupted learning at 900 public schools across Los Angeles was a fight about orthodox demands like lower class sizes, higher pay and more support staff from nurses to librarians and counselors. But a core issue and perhaps the most divisive barely touched the bargaining table: the future of the city’s 224 charter schools. Education policy experts contend that although United Teachers Los Angeles – the union that represents the teachers in L.A. U...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Rogers, Southern California, Santa Ana, John Rogers, Senate Education Committee


Watch the Meditative Cinepoem “H20”: A Landmark Avant-Garde Art Film from 1929

We all stand to benefit from a bit of hydrotherapy, but in these hectic, trying times, it's challenging to find the time for a bath, let alone come up with the dough for a tropical vacation or soothing spa experience. Given the circumstances, the nearly hundred-year-old experimental film above may be your best option. In 1929, photograher and filmmaker Ralph Steiner turned his camera on a number of watery subjects—hydrants, waterfalls, streams, raindrops disturbing placid puddled surface...
Tags: Google, Film, College, New York City, Environment, Orson Welles, Nature, New York Times, Poe, Facebook Twitter, Steiner, Man Ray, House of Usher, Walter Ruttmann, Lichtspiel Opus, Ralph Steiner


Watch 110 Lectures by Donald Knuth, “the Yoda of Silicon Valley,” on Programming, Mathematical Writing, and More

Many see the realms of literature and computers as not just completely separate, but growing more distant from one another all the time. Donald Knuth, one of the most respected figures of all the most deeply computer-savvy in Silicon Valley, sees it differently. His claims to fame include The Art of Computer Programming, an ongoing multi-volume series of books whose publication began more than fifty years ago, and the digital typesetting system TeX, which, in a recent profile of Knuth, t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, College, Stanford, New York Times, Peter Thiel, Philip Roth, Silicon Valley, Computer Science, Seoul, Stanford University, Facebook Twitter, Roberts, Donald Knuth, Colin Marshall, Stanford Course


New York Times: Volatile Stock Market Hits Retirees Hardest

A turbulent stock market is already stressful for investors, but that stress can easily increase for older investors that are on the cusp of retirement. This is according to an article in the New York Times, written by personal finance reporter Tara Siegel Bernard with contributions by Dr. Wade Pfau of the Funding Longevity Task Force at the American College of Financial Services. The activity of the market in the early days of retirement investing can have a pronounced impact on the health o...
Tags: Featured, Education, Retirement, Finance, Data, New York Times, Bernard, Wade Pfau, Pfau, Michael Kitces, Funding Longevity Task Force, American College of Financial Services, Tara Siegel Bernard, Columbia Md, Pinnacle Advisory Group


In deal between LAUSD and teachers, some parties gained ground while others gave it up

After sighing a breath of relief Tuesday morning on the picket line outside Taft High School, teachers returned to campus in the afternoon to vote on a tentative agreement reached between UTLA and LA Unified School District like UTLA’s other 30,000 members. The ew contract secures a 6 percent wage increase — 3 percent retroactive to the 2017-18 school year and another 3 percent retroactive to July 1, 2018 — and commits to a gradual decrease in class sizes over the coming three years, hiring of m...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Taft


LAUSD teachers struck a deal, with some gaining and others giving up some ground

After sighing a breath of relief Tuesday morning on the picket line outside Taft High School, teachers returned to campus in the afternoon to vote on a tentative agreement reached between UTLA and LA Unified School District like UTLA’s other 30,000 members. The ew contract secures a 6 percent wage increase — 3 percent retroactive to the 2017-18 school year and another 3 percent retroactive to July 1, 2018 — and commits to a gradual decrease in class sizes over the coming three years, hiring of m...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Taft


To Help Digitize and Preserve the Sound of Stradivarius Violins, a City in Italy Has Gone Silent

Image by Mark Ordonez, via Flickr Commons We all have respect, even awe, for the name Stradivarius, even those of us who have never held a violin, let alone played one. The violins — as well as violas, cellos, and other string instruments, including guitars — made by members of the Stradivari family 300 years ago have become symbols of pure sonic quality, still not quite replicable with even 21st-century technology, with rarity and prices to match. But to truly understand the preciousness of th...
Tags: Google, Music, College, History, New York Times, Italy, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Cremona, Amati, Colin Marshall, Antonio Stradivari, Stradivari, 21st Century Los Angeles, Stradivarius Sound Bank, Mark Ordonez


To Help Digitize and Forever Preserve the Sound of Stradivarius Violins, a City in Italy Has Gone Silent

Image by Mark Ordonez, via Flickr Commons We all have respect, even awe, for the name Stradivarius, even those of us who have never held a violin, let alone played one. The violins — as well as violas, cellos, and other string instruments, including guitars — made by members of the Stradivari family 300 years ago have become symbols of pure sonic quality, still not quite replicable with even 21st-century technology, with rarity and prices to match. But to truly understand the preciousness of th...
Tags: Google, Music, College, History, New York Times, Italy, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Cremona, Amati, Colin Marshall, Antonio Stradivari, Stradivari, 21st Century Los Angeles, Stradivarius Sound Bank, Mark Ordonez


Why charter schools are the flashpoint for the LA teachers' strike

When teachers from the largest school district in America walked off the job this week, they were not campaigning for wages: rather, they were demanding smaller classes; more librarians, counselors, aides and special-ed teachers; and to rein in the Charter school movement, and that last demand is the key to understanding the whole thing. Charter schools were developed in the wake of the Brown v Board of Ed decision, which found that racially segregated public schools were illegal; charter s...
Tags: Post, News, Education, Labor, La, America, Los Angeles, Reagan, Teachers, New York Times, Lausd, Class War, Brown, Jeff Bryant, Charter Schools, Teachers strike


Hear Mary Oliver (RIP) Read Five of Her Poems: “The Summer Day,” “Little Dog’s Rhapsody in the Night,” “Many Miles” and “Night and the River”

Poets get to have strong opinions about what poetry should be and do, especially poets as well-loved as Mary Oliver, who passed away yesterday at the age of 83. “Poetry, to be understood, must be clear,” she told NPR in an interview, “It mustn’t be fancy…. I always feel that whatever isn’t necessary should not be in the poem.” Oliver’s Zen approach to her art was to cut right to the heart of things, to honor natural, unpretentious expression. “I don’t know exactly what a prayer is,” she ...
Tags: Google, College, Poetry, New York Times, Ohio, Npr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Oliver, Sylvia Plath, Garner, Facebook Twitter, Emerson, Maria Shriver, Franklin, Josh Jones, Ostriker


In defense of screen time

Siri Fiske Contributor Siri Fiske is founder and head of MYSA School in Bethesda, Md. and Washington, D.C. The Silicon Valley engineers who design our tech gadgets won’t let their kids anywhere near those devices, according to a shocking New York Times profile. These workers are convinced too much time in front of smartphones and iPads is rotting kids’ brains. Technology “is wreaking havoc on our children,” warned one former Facebook employee. These parents nee...
Tags: Facebook, Column, Education, Opinion, Washington, Tech, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Cartoon Network, Bethesda Md, Spokane Wash, Colorado Technical University, Siri Fiske, MYSA School, Institute of Education in London Kids


LAUSD teachers went on strike in 1989. But are the stakes higher in 2019?

Whether they were stuck in an auditorium or playing long-term hooky, many a school kid old enough to remember the 1989 Los Angeles teachers strike recalls the period as nine days of good old-fashioned lawlessness. Quoted in a New York Times article at the time, LAPD Lieut. Frank Valdez expressed his concern about “little predators” roaming LA’s downtown streets. “The problem kids are not going to go to school and it’s going to create problems all over, not just on campus,” he said during the str...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Ucla, Perez, Feb, Valley, Burbank, California Teachers Association


Why You Should Pre-Order Digital Minimalism

A copy of my new book, hot off the presses, on the custom-built minimalist library table I use to find focus in an otherwise noisy world. My new book, Digital Minimalism, which comes out on February 5th, is available for pre-order. If you live in the US, you can pre-order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or a local bookstore (as well as many other retailers). If you live in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, India or Africa, you can pre-order the UK edition at Amazon UK. (The book is also ...
Tags: UK, College, Africa, Uncategorized, US, New York Times, Amazon UK, Amazon Barnes Noble, Europe Australia New Zealand India, Digital Minimalist Book Club


Hautelinks: 2019 Beauty Launches, What You Missed from the Golden Globes, Millennials & Burnout, & More

Here's what you need to read, right this minute. The Golden Globes were this past weekend. Here are some moments you might have missed from the broadcast.And here are the best dressed stars from the show, according to ELLE.Finally, a big hooray to Sandra Oh for her historic win!RottenTomatoes lists the 65 most anticipated movies of 2019. Get excited!And here's a long list of books, movies, TV shows, and more to get hyped for in 2019.Also TV-related, here's what we know so far about Netflix orig...
Tags: Beyonce, News, California, College, Jay Z, Cnn, Netflix, New York Times, Vogue, Miley Cyrus, Coachella, Zara, Oprah Winfrey, Emma Watson, Lauren Conrad, Phil


Bertrand Russell’s 10 Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy

Image by J. F. Horrabin, via Wikimedia Commons Bertrand Russell saw the history of civilization as being shaped by an unfortunate oscillation between two opposing evils: tyranny and anarchy, each of which contain the seed of the other. The best course for steering clear of either one, Russell maintained, is liberalism. "The doctrine of liberalism is an attempt to escape from this endless oscillation," writes Russell in A History of Western Philosophy. "The essence of liberalism is an attempt to...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, College, History, New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Facebook Twitter, Russell, Wise, John Locke, Bertrand Russell, Healthy Democracy, Bertrand Russell Authority, J F Horrabin


Isaac Asimov Predicts in 1983 What the World Will Look Like in 2019: Computerization, Global Co-operation, Leisure Time & Moon Mining

Painting of Asimov on his throne by Rowena Morill, via Wikimedia Commons “It’s difficult to make predictions,” they say, “especially about the future.” The witticism has been variously attributed. If Yogi Berra said it, it's adorable nonsense, if Mark Twain, dry plainspoken irony. If Niels Bohr, however, we have a statement that makes us wonder what exactly “the future” could mean in a radically uncertain universe. If scientists can’t predict the future, who can? Science fiction writers, of cou...
Tags: Google, Science, College, New York Times, Literature, Clarke, Sci Fi, Mark Twain, Philip K Dick, Facebook Twitter, Yogi Berra, Josh Jones, Isaac Asimov, Wikimedia Commons, New York World, Niels Bohr


Hautelinks: J.Lo's Skincare Line, Getting More Use Out of Your Makeup Collection, a 2018 Closet Quiz, & More

Here's everything worth reading this week, according to us. Jennifer Lopez is launching a skincare line and all I have to say is "take my money!"Glamour reviewed the new Netflix film Dumplin and explains why its plus size heroine is so amazing. I saw this film and loved it, definitely recommend!Speaking of Dumplin, one of the stars of the film might look a little familiar if you watch Disney Channel originals...Are you making one of these mistakes in the shower? Here are 5 things you may be doi...
Tags: Google, News, Microsoft, College, Macaulay Culkin, Netflix, Atlantic, New York Times, Vogue, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Puma, Sephora, Disney Channel, Teen Vogue, Kevin McCallister


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


How the CIA Helped Shape the Creative Writing Scene in America

Image by Arielle Fragassi, via Flickr Commons In May of 1967,” writes Patrick Iber at The Awl, “a former CIA officer named Tom Braden published a confession in the Saturday Evening Post under the headline, ‘I’m glad the CIA is ‘immoral.’” With the hard-boiled tone one might expect from a spy, but the candor one may not, Braden revealed the Agency’s funding and support of all kinds of individuals and activities, including, perhaps most controversially, in the arts. Against objections that so man...
Tags: Google, Europe, Politics, Writing, Washington Post, College, China, America, Peter Matthiessen, New York Times, Iowa, Literature, Cia, Whitney, New Yorker, Kurt Vonnegut


Wes Anderson’s Breakthrough Film, Rushmore, Revisited in Five Video Essays: It Came Out 20 Years Ago Today

"I genuinely don't know what to make of this movie." So said eminent New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael about Rushmore, Wes Anderson's second film. But having spent the better part of a decade in retirement by that point, she didn't publish that judgment; rather, she spoke it straight to Anderson himself, who had rented out a theater to give her a personal screening. "I was a little disappointed by Ms. Kael's reaction to the movie," Anderson writes in his recollection of the event. Upon it...
Tags: Google, Film, College, New York Times, Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Grand Budapest Hotel, Seoul, Rushmore, Anderson, Max, Wilson, Blume, Scott, Facebook Twitter


Hear the Very First Sounds Ever Recorded on Mars, Courtesy of NASA

Predicting the state of the world in 2014 after a visit to the 1964 World's Fair, Isaac Asimov wrote that "only unmanned ships will have landed on Mars, though a manned expedition will be in the works and in the 2014 Futurama will show a model of an elaborate Martian colony." While we haven't seen a Futurama show in some time (other than the one created by Matt Groening), he was certainly right about those unmanned ships, the latest of which, four years after the one about which he proph...
Tags: Google, Astronomy, Hollywood, Science, College, Nasa, New York Times, Mars, Matt Groening, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Stephen Johnson, Isaac Asimov, Kenneth Chang, Colin Marshall, Facebook Hear



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