Lasch—on education, from early essays

Christopher Lasch The World of Nations (1973) Ch. I, "Origins of the Asylum" The humanitarian reformers [e.g. Samuel Tuke's York Retreat, founded 1796] consciously or unwittingly took over from the cloister the principle that withdrawal from the world is a necessary condition of spiritual cleansing. The results, however, were unexpected: a principle that served very well the needs of an institution into which entrance was voluntary and residence expected to be permanent took on quite diffe...
Tags: Education, Germany, Jazz, Gary, Reich, Veblen, Bachman, Bourne, Gilman, Wirt, Randolph Bourne, Stefan Kac, Lasch, Flexner, Abraham Flexner, Hutchins

3 Reasons Why Oddict Earbuds Should Be Your Next Purchase

If you follow me on my site or any of my social media accounts, then you know I love music. You may also know about my love for anything related to technology also. When you put the two together, then you have my full attention. I’m always listening to music whether it’s at home, the gym or on break at work. Over the years, I’ve tried several types of Earbuds for a few years now. The sound quality, the look or even them staying in my ears were reasons I didn’t like many of them. Recently, I ha...
Tags: Music, Technology, Product Reviews, Jazz, Gift Ideas, Product Review, ANC, Oddict Earbuds

Goodbye, Sayaka

Actress and singer Sayaka Kanda was found dead on Dec. 18 at the hotel she was staying at in Sapporo. The circumstances as far as I am aware of come down to these two articles. Since it is an ongoing investigation, I’ll refrain from inferring from the fairly well-known set of circumstances surrounding her. It’s kind of on brand that ANN just namedrops Sayaka’s parents without any footnote–Seiko Matsuda is one of the most popular Japanese idol ever, and Sayaka’s relationship with her star-lit par...
Tags: Pop, Anime, Anna, Sapporo, Idol, Seiyuu, Modern Visual Culture, MANA, Danganronpa, Seiko Matsuda, Sayaka, Idoly Pride, Sayaka Kanda

How to share your Apple Music library on Mac, iOS, and more

Got an Apple Music library you want to share? Doing so is quick and easy with Home Sharing on your Mac and iOS devices -- we’ll show you exactly how it’s done.
Tags: Apple, Music, Trends, How-to, Itunes, Computing, Apple Music, Macos Catalina

The Best Concert Outfits for Every Music Lover

Be ready for any dance-off or fashion-off in these outfits.
Tags: Music, College, Concert, Fashion Tips, Cowboy Boots, Comfortable outfits

On my radar: Mandip Gill’s cultural highlights

The Doctor Who actor on her R&B obsession, the magic of Matt Haig and the Wagamama dish she has three times a weekMandip Gill, 33, was born in Leeds to a Sikh family and grew up on the estate where her parents owned a newsagents. She studied acting at the University of Central Lancashire and worked in theatre before landing her debut TV role as homeless teenager Phoebe McQueen in Hollyoaks. After leaving the Channel 4 soap three years later, she appeared in Cuckoo, Casualty, The Good Karma Hospi...
Tags: Food, Books, Music, Television, Podcasts, Film, Restaurants, Doctor Who, Culture, Television & radio, Hollyoaks, Leeds, Wagamama, Matt Haig, Gill, University of Central Lancashire

Ding dong merrily outside: carol concerts go alfresco as UK Covid restrictions hit

Traditional open-air singing and wassailing plans abound to keep spirit of Christmas alive in Britain this yearClad in mittens and bobble hats, carol singers are moving back to traditional open-air performance this Christmas in response to health concerns. A string of scheduled professional and amateur choral concerts will now take place outside, while many streets are organising door-to-door carolling for charity.Last year, group singing of any kind was deemed unsafe and, as Covid social restri...
Tags: Music, UK, Christmas, Life and style, Society, UK News, Culture, Britain, Ding Dong, Coronavirus

Shane MacGowan: ‘Describe myself in three words? I’m bloody great’

The Pogues frontman on vanity, a horrible heckle and why he became a vegetarianBorn in Kent, MacGowan, 63, won a scholarship to Westminster school, but was later expelled. In 1982, he became frontman of the Pogues; the band’s albums include Rum Sodomy and the Lash and If I Should Fall from Grace with God. MacGowan co-wrote the song Fairytale of New York, which he performed with Kirsty MacColl; released in 1987, it remains a festive classic. He has launched his own line of merchandise on his webs...
Tags: Music, New York, Life and style, Culture, Dublin, Grace, Kirsty MacColl, Pogues, Shane MacGowan, The Pogues, MacGowan, Kent MacGowan, Rum Sodomy, Victoria Mary Clarke

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