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A Side Splitting Medieval TikTok Account: Get a Laugh at Medieval Yoga Poses & Much More

@greedypeasant?‍?? Medieval Yoga ? #medievaltiktok #yoga #yogalover #peacewithin #fyp #foryou #foryoupage? original sound – Tyler Gunther 30-year-old Brooklyn-based artist Tyler Gunther views his creation, Greedy Peasant, as “the manifestation of all the strange medieval art we now enjoy in meme form”: Often times medieval history focuses on royals, wars, popes and plagues. With this peasant guide, we get to experience the world through the lens of a queer artist who is just trying to mak...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Fashion, Comedy, College, New York City, History, Brooklyn, Arkansas, Robin, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Susan, Gunther, St Catherine, Tyler Gunther, Robin Frohardt


Who Designed the 1980s Aesthetic?: Meet the Memphis Group, the Designers Who Created the 80s Iconic Look

For those who remember the 1980s, it can feel like they never left, so deeply ingrained have their designs become in the 21st century. But where did those designs themselves originate? Vibrant, clashing colors and patterns, bubbly shapes; “the geometric figures of Art Deco,” writes Sara Barnes at My Modern Met, “the color palette of Pop Art, and the 1950s kitsch” that inspired designers of all kinds came from a movement of artists who called themselves the Memphis Group, after Bob Dylan’...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Fashion, Design, Milan, College, Architecture, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Vox, Brian Eno, Memphis, Memphis Tennessee, Dada, Josh Jones, Ettore Sottsass


Revisiting Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin’ On,” and the Album That Opened R&B to Resistance: Revisited 50 Years Later

I just want to be heard and that’s all that matters. — Marvin Gaye R&B superstar Marvin Gaye was more than willing to risk his career on a record. His polished public persona was a false front behind which lurked some serious demons — depression and addiction, exacerbated by the illness and death of his close friend and duet mate, Tammi Terrell. His downward spiral was also fueled by his distress over events of the late 60s. How else to respond to the Vietnam War, the murder of civil rig...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Politics, College, Life, Gillespie, Rolling Stone, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Benson, Gordy, Gaye, Jamerson, James Jamerson, Barry Gordy, Bob Dylan Nina Simone Bob Marley


167 Pieces of Life & Work Advice from Kevin Kelly, Founding Editor of Wired Magazine & The Whole Earth Review

Image by Christopher Michel, via Wikimedia Commons I am a big admirer of Kevin Kelly for the same reason I am of Brian Eno—he is constantly thinking. That thirst for knowledge and endless curiosity has always been the backbone to their particular art forms. For Eno it’s music, but for Kelly it’s in his editorship of the Whole Earth Review and then Wired magazine, providing a space for big ideas to reach the widest audience. (He’s also the reason one of my bucket lists is the Nakasendo, after se...
Tags: Facebook, College, Life, Creativity, Brian Eno, Eno, Kelly, KCRW, Kevin Kelly, Ted Mills, Christopher Michel, Brian Eno Stewart Brand Kevin Kelly, Whole Earth Review


Wildlife Is Now Thriving Again in Chernobyl–Even If Humans Won’t for Another 24,000 Years

In Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 sci-fi film Stalker, a mysterious artifact renders a landscape called the Zone inhospitable for humans. As critics have often pointed out, a tragic irony may have killed the director and some of the crew a few years later. Shooting for months on end in a disused refinery in Estonia exposed them to high levels of toxic chemicals. Tarkovsky died of cancer in 1986, just a few months after the disaster at Chernobyl. “It is surely part of Stalker’s mystique,” Mark L...
Tags: Facebook, Hbo, UK, Washington Post, College, Life, Ukraine, Nature, Estonia, Chernobyl, George Monbiot, Soviet Union, Tarkovsky, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Josh Jones, Monbiot


Diagnosing America’s Relationship with Pets — Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #91 w/ Trainer Hannah Branigan

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_91_4-9-21.mp3 What is with the weird relationship we Americans have with our pets? Many of us treat them as our babies, yet of course they’re our captives. Dog trainer Hannah Branigan joins your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt to talk about pets as entertainment, as hobby, and as pandemic companions. How can we make this relationship as beneficial as possible for all involved, and h...
Tags: Facebook, Podcasts, College, Life, Pets, America, BBC News, HANNAH, Linda Lombardi, Hannah Miller, Kate Taylor, Dog Training, Hannah Branigan, Pretty Much Pop, Mark Linsenmayer Erica Spyres, Brian Hirt


Invisible People: Watch Poignant Mini-Documentaries Where Homeless People Tell Their Stories

Over the past year, the story of evictions during COVID has often risen above the muck. It’s made headlines in major newspapers and TIME magazine, and received serious attention from the government, with stop-gap eviction moratoriums put in effect and renewed several times, and likely due to be renewed again. Stopping evictions is not enough. “For many landlords,” notes the United Way, “the order created a financial burden of housing renters with no payments,” and without income, they ha...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, Youtube, College, Life, Los Angeles, Current Affairs, New York Public Library, United Way, Josh Jones, Horvath, Durham NC Follow, Josephine Baker, Mark Horvath, Canada Peru


Nerves of Steel!: Watch People Climb Tall Buildings During the 1920s.

Thrillseekers! Are you girding your loins to rejoin the amusement park crowds this summer? No worries if you don’t feel quite ready to brave the socially distanced rollercoaster lines. Indulge in some low-risk vertigo, thanks to British Pathé‘s vintage newsreels of steeplejacks, steelworkers, and window cleaners doing their thing. While these tradespeople were called in whenever an industrial chimney required repair or a steel beam was in need of welding, many of the newsreel...
Tags: Facebook, Gender, College, Life, New York City, Architecture, Vatican, St Peter, Lethbridge Herald, Woolworth Building, Pope Pius XI, Workers Building New York, Trogir Bell Tower


The 39 highest-paying jobs you can get without a bachelor's degree

Subway operators make a median salary of $69,440 a year and need at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Mario Tama/Getty Images Not all jobs require a four-year college degree or higher to earn a large salary. We looked at jobs where the typical education requirement is less than a bachelor's degree. The following are the 39 highest-paying jobs where you don't need a four-year degree to pursue them. See more stories on Insider's business page. 39. Farmers, ranchers,...
Tags: Transportation, Jobs, Education, College, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Pay, Features, Farmers, Salary, Mike Segar, Shaun, Justin Sullivan, Justin Sullivan Getty


Discover the First Modern Kitchen–the Frankfurt Kitchen–Pioneered by the Architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (1926)

Nearly 100 years after it was introduced, architect Margarete (Grete) Schütte-Lihotzky‘s famous Frankfurt Kitchen continues to exert enormous influence on kitchen design. Schütte-Lihotzky analyzed designs for kitchens in train dining cars and made detailed time-motion studies of housewives’ dinner preparations in her quest to come up with something that would be space saving, efficient, inexpensively pre-fabricated, and easily installed in the new housing springing up in post-WWI Germany. ...
Tags: Google, Gender, Design, London, College, Life, Georgia, Architecture, Frankfurt, Victoria, Canterbury, Oslo, Minneapolis Institute Of Art, Facebook Twitter, Albert Museum, Margarete Schütte Lihotzky


Street Artist Creates an Optical Illusion That Lets People See the Art Inside a Shuttered Museum in Florence

JR concludes on a wan note of hopefulness: “we still have the freedom to dream, to create, to envision the future,” he writes. “Maybe it’s not much, but we have that!” Maybe we’ll also have more public art installations in place of indoor galleries and museums, and more artists bringing their work to the streets, “the largest art gallery in the world,” JR has said, and one that can’t be locked down or put out of business by a virus or the ravages of the market. via My Modern Met Related Co...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Life, Florence, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, My Modern Met Related Content


Yo-Yo Ma Plays an Impromptu Performance in Vaccine Clinic After Receiving 2nd Dose

After getting his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Yo-Yo Ma “took a seat along the wall of the observation area, masked and socially distanced away from the others. He went on to pass 15 minutes in observation playing cello for an applauding audience,” writes the Berkshire Eagle. You can watch the scene above, which played out at Berkshire Community College this weekend. And read more about it here. Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, College, Life, John F Kennedy, Anthony Fauci, Facebook Twitter, Yo Yo Ma, Leonard Bernstein, Berkshire Eagle, Minute Mental Health Break, Berkshire Community College


Haruki Murakami Has Created New T-Shirts Featuring Words & Imagery from Norwegian Wood, 1Q84 and More

Haruki Murakami is a novelist, but for some time his name has been no less a global brand than, say, Uniqlo’s. Though both the man and the clothing company happen to have come into existence in Japan in 1949, this comparison goes beyond mere nationality. In their homeland, both Uniqlo and Murakami came into their own in the 1980s, the decade when the former opened its first casual-wear shop and the latter published the name-making A Wild Sheep Chase and the cultural phenomenon that was Norwegia...
Tags: Google, Asia, Books, Fashion, Japan, College, Haruki Murakami, Seoul, Kafka, Uniqlo, The Beach Boys, Honolulu, Facebook Twitter, Murakami, Knopf, Colin Marshall


Archaeologists Find the Earliest Work of “Abstract Art,” Dating Back 73,000 Years

Image by C. Foster Art, as we understand the term, is an activity unique to homo sapiens and perhaps some of our early hominid cousins. This much we know. But the matter of when early humans began making art is less certain. Until recently, it was thought that the earliest prehistoric art dated back some 40,000 years, to cave drawings found in Indonesia and Spain. Not coincidentally, this is also when archaeologists believed early humans mastered symbolic thought. New finds, however, have shift...
Tags: Google, Art, Indonesia, College, Life, Africa, Spain, History, South Africa, New York Times, Johannesburg, Lascaux, Picasso, Haaretz, Facebook Twitter, University of Bergen


Hear a Prehistoric Conch Shell Musical Instrument Played for the First Time in 18,000 Years

Photo by C. Fritz, Muséum d’Histoire naturelle de Toulouse Brian Eno once defined art as “everything you don’t have to do.” But just because humans can live without art doesn’t mean we should—or that we ever have—unless forced by exigent circumstance. Even when we spent most of our time in the business of survival, we still found time for art and music. Marsoulas Cave, for example, “in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, has long fascinated researchers with its colorful paintings depicting bi...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Life, Spain, History, New Zealand, Smithsonian, Peru, The New York Times, University Of California, Toulouse, Walter, Atlantic Ocean, First Time, Facebook Twitter


The Color That May Have Killed Napoleon: Scheele’s Green

“Either the wallpaper goes, or I do.” —Oscar Wilde Looking to repel bed bugs and rats? Decorate your bedroom à la Napoleon’s final home on the damp island of Saint Helena. Those in a position to know suggest that vermin shy away from yellowish-greens such as that favored by the Emperor because they “resemble areas of intense lighting.” We’d like to offer an alternate theory. Could it be that the critters’ ancestors passed down a cellular memory of the perils of arsenic? Napoleon, like th...
Tags: Google, Europe, Fashion, Science, College, France, Russia, New York City, History, Green, Chemistry, New York Times, Denis, TED Talks, Jones, Napoleon


Discover Scheele’s Green, the Arsenic-Laden Color That May Have Contributed to Napoleon’s Death

“Either the wallpaper goes, or I do.” —Oscar Wilde Looking to repel bed bugs and rats? Decorate your bedroom à la Napoleon’s final home on the damp island of Saint Helena. Those in a position to know suggest that vermin shy away from yellowish-greens such as that favored by the Emperor because they “resemble areas of intense lighting.” We’d like to offer an alternate theory. Could it be that the critters’ ancestors passed down a cellular memory of the perils of arsenic? Napoleon, like th...
Tags: Google, Europe, Fashion, Science, College, France, Russia, New York City, History, Green, Chemistry, New York Times, Denis, TED Talks, Jones, Napoleon


Watch the Food for Love Benefit Concert: David Byrne, The Chicks & Many More Raise Money for New Mexico Food Banks

Ever since COVID-19 struck, poverty levels have reached a crisis point in New Mexico, so much so that New Mexico food banks have become overloaded with requests, and they can’t keep up with demand. To provide assistance, a star-studded lineup of musicians banded together this weekend to stage the Food for Love Benefit Concert. Featured in the five hour performance were David Byrne (he gives a dance lesson), Jackson Brown, Shawn Colvin, The Chicks, Lyle Lovett, Kurt Vile, and many more. T...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Life, New Mexico, David Byrne, Facebook Twitter, Shawn Colvin, New Mexico Food Banks, Lyle Lovett Kurt Vile


The “Academic Tarot”: 22 Major Arcana Cards Representing Life in the Academic Humanities Under COVID-19

“Speculations about the creators of Tarot cards include the Sufis, the Cathars, the Egyptians, Kabbalists, and more,” writes “expert cartomancer” Joshua Hehe. All of these suppositions are wrong, it seems. “The actual historical evidence points to northern Italy sometime in the early part of the 1400s,” when the so-called “major arcana” came into being. “Contrary to what many have claimed, there is absolutely no proof of the Tarot having originated in any other time or place.” A bold claim, yet...
Tags: Google, Europe, Education, College, Life, Syria, Egypt, Current Affairs, Italy, Salvador Dalí, Black Lives Matter, VFC, Facebook Twitter, Carl Jung, Josh Jones, Taschen


Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds: Timeless Advice in a Short Film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AThycGCakk And therefore my opinion is, that when once forty years old we should consider our time of life as an age to which very few arrive; for seeing that men do not usually last so long, it is a sign that we are pretty well advanced; and since we have exceeded the bounds which make the true measure of life, we ought not to expect to go much further. —Michel de Montaigne After his retirement at age 38, renaissance essayist Michel de Montaigne devoted ...
Tags: Google, England, College, France, Life, Harvard, Harper, Alexa, Montaigne, Facebook Twitter, Czechoslovakia, Michel de Montaigne, Josh Jones, Bertrand Russell, Crozier, Ellen Langer


A 400-Year-Old Ring that Unfolds to Track the Movements of the Heavens

Rings with discreet dual purpose have been in use since before the common era, when Hannibal, facing extradition, allegedly ingested the poison he kept secreted behind a gemstone on his finger. (More recently, poison rings gave rise to a popular Game of Thrones fan theory…) Victorians prevented their most closely kept secrets—illicit love letters, perhaps? Last wills and testaments?—from falling into the wrong hands by wearing the keys to the boxes containing these items concealed in signet rin...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Astronomy, Design, College, New York City, History, Brooklyn, James Bond, British Museum, Hannibal, Facebook Twitter, Jessica Stewart, Ayun Halliday, Greg Kotis, Swedish Historical Museum


How to Make a Savile Row Suit: A Short Documentary from the Museum of Modern Art

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-Ghh-_CJEo Savile Row is unfashionable. This, of course, is its great strength: not for nothing does that London street stand as the last word in timeless tailoring. Since at least the early 19th century, men have gone to Savile Row not just to commission handmade suits from their favorite shops, but to participate in as many fittings as necessary throughout the process of bringing those suits ever closer to perfection. The result, over decades and indeed...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Fashion, London, College, Online Courses, Museum of Modern Art, Albert Camus, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Giorgio Armani, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Anderson Sheppard, Camus Sartre Duchamp Le Corbusier, Fred Astaire Bryan Ferry


How Levi’s 501 Jeans Became Iconic: A Short Documentary Featuring John Baldessari, Henry Rollins, Lee Ranaldo & More

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-a-dNu8g_8 In his memoir Living Carelessly in Tokyo and Elsewhere, the American Japanologist John Nathan remembers evenings in the 1960s spent with Yukio Mishima, whose work he translated into English. “I listened raptly as he recited passages from The Tale of the Heike that revealed the fierceness and delicacy of Japan’s warrior-poets, or showed me the fine calibration of the Chinese spectrum,” Nathan writes. “One night he stood up abruptly from behind h...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Fashion, Japan, California, College, History, Neil Young, Marlon Brando, Tokyo, Henry Rollins, Seoul, Levi, Tom, Facebook Twitter, Nathan


A Look Inside William S. Burroughs’ Bunker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD57IkvzE50 When everybody had one or two vodkas and smoked a few joints, it was always the time for the blowgun. —John Giorno From 1974 to 1982, writer William S. Burroughs lived in a former locker room of a 19th-century former-YMCA on New York City’s Lower East Side. When he moved on, his stuff, including his worn out shoes, his gun mags, the typewriter on which he wrote Cities of the Red Night, and half of The Place of Dead Roads, a well-worn copy of Th...
Tags: Google, Books, College, Life, New York City, Poetry, History, Architecture, Beverly Hills, Literature, Kansas, John, Cia, Patti Smith, William, Coke


300 Rarely-Seen, Risqué Drawings by Andy Warhol Published in the New Book, Andy Warhol: Love, Sex, and Desire. Drawings (1950–1962)

It’s not the ingredients that sell the product. It’s how Warhol makes you feel about the product.  —Young and Rubicam employee, circa early 1950s It did not take Andy Warhol long to find the status he sought as a young man. Shortly after moving to New York City in 1949, he established himself as one of the highest paid freelance illustrators of the period. His whimsical, eye-catching line drawings for various luxury brands appeared in such high profile publications as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar....
Tags: Google, Amazon, Art, New York, College, Life, New York City, Vogue, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Upper East Side, Jean Cocteau, Harper, Stanford University, Andy, Facebook Twitter


Langston Hughes’ Homemade Christmas Cards From 1950

Who doesn’t treasure a handmade present? As the years go by, we may begin to offload the ill-fitting sweaters, the never lit sand cast candles, and the Styrofoam ball snowmen. But a present made of words takes up very little space, and it has the Ghost of Christmas Past’s power to instantly evoke the sender as they once were. Seventy years ago, poet Langston Hughes, too skint to go Christmas shopping, sent everyone on his gift list simple, homemade holiday postcards. Typed on white cardstock, e...
Tags: Google, College, Life, Poetry, New York Times, Letters, Joni Mitchell, Facebook Twitter, Hughes, East Harlem, Langston Hughes, Arnold Rampersad, Manuscript Library, Langston Hughes Papers in Yale, Yale University Related Content


Get Inside the Head of a New York City Christmas Tree: A Gonzo Short Film from Artist Nina Katchadourian

For every year this Christmas tree Brings to us such joy and glee O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree Such pleasure do you bring me… All over New York City, tree stands are springing up like mushrooms. Unlike the fanciful windows lining 5th avenue, the Union Square holiday market, or Rockefeller Center’s tree and skating rink, this seasonal pleasure requires no special trip, no threat of crowds. You could battle traffic, and lose half a day, dragging the kids to a cut-your-own farm on Long I...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, Film, College, Life, New York City, Canada, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Vermont, Long Island, Rockefeller Center, Andrew, Facebook Twitter, Union Square


David Byrne Turns His Acclaimed Musical American Utopia into a Picture-Book for Grown-Ups, with Vivid Illustrations by Maira Kalman

Whatever your feelings about the sentimental, lighthearted 1960 Disney film Pollyanna, or the 1913 novel on which it’s based, it’s fair to say that history has pronounced its own judgment, turning the name Pollyanna into a slur against excessive optimism, an epithet reserved for adults who display the guileless, out-of-touch naïveté of children. Pitted against Pollyanna’s effervescence is Aunt Polly, too caught up in her grown-up concerns to recognize, until it’s almost too late, that maybe it’...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Life, Disney, Current Affairs, Broadway, Npr, Spike Lee, Meyer, David Byrne, Trump, Pollyanna, Facebook Twitter, Kalman


How To Emotionally Prepare Your High School Student for Their College Years

The transition process from high school to college can be stress-inducing, to say the least. Many students often get overwhelmed by the idea of being away from home and maintaining good grades. However, stress is a staple of college life. Despite popular misconceptions, higher-education-related anxiety isn’t always negative, as it can motivate a student to deal with and overcome challenges. But when the pressure exceeds manageable levels, it can affect a student’s overall wellbeing and res...
Tags: Fashion, Education, College, Back To School, College Students, American Psychological Association, College Degree, College Dorm, Back To College, College Course, College Classes


Watch 26 Free Episodes of Jacques Pépin’s TV Show, More Fast Food My Way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idAUo_fyHW4 You need never endeavor to make any of the recipes world renowned chef Jacques Pépin produced on camera in his 2008 series More Fast Food My Way. The helpful hints he tosses off during each half hour episode more than justify a viewing. The menu for the episode titled “The Egg First!,” above, includes Red Pepper Dip, Asparagus Fans with Mustard Sauce, Scallops Grenobloise, Potato Gratin with Cream, and Jam Tartines with Fruit Sherbet so simple,...
Tags: Google, Cook, Television, College, Life, New York City, America, Food & Drink, Lyon, Julia Child, Zagat, Facebook Twitter, Jacques Pepin, Greg Kotis, Fruit Sherbet, More Fast Food My Way



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