Still Doe – “Elevator Music For Different Dimensions” (Album Review)

The Bay Area carries a signature sound that is displayed in every artist that comes out of the northern region of California. The sound is original, unheard of, extremely creative and always outrageous. The home of Mac Dre, E-40, and the newest addition to greatness, Still Doe with his new album, titled, Elevator Music For Different Dimensions. The 13-track album embodies the essence of the Yay Area. Exploring memorable landmarks, remember unforgettable moments in history and unveiling unknown...
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Miff Mole: Miffology

The jazz trumpet dates back to Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke. The saxophone can be traced to Sidney Bechet and Frankie Trumbauer. And the piano dates back to Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton. As for the jazz trombone, it starts with Miff Mole. [Photo above of Miff Mole] Mole is arguably the pioneer of the solo jazz trombone style. Born in New York in 1898, Mole began on the piano and switched to trombone at age 15. A member of the Original Memphis Five, founded in 1917 by pianist Phil ...
Tags: New York, China, Jazz, Jackson, Jack, Louis Armstrong, Nichols, Brunswick, Condon, Bill Wood, Glenn Miller, Bill Kirchner, Marc Myers, Sidney Bechet, Joe Venuti, Bix Beiderbecke

6 Tea Tree Shampoos To Try For A Balanced, Happy Scalp

You've probably heard of tea tree as an alternative to acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, but if you've noticed the essential oil finding its way into shampoos and scalp treatments, then you've picked up on what's poised to become the next big thing when it comes to treating flakes and itchiness."Tea tree oil is commonly used in skin care because it has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial benefits," says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD. "We know that dandruff i...
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All Of The Internet’s Best Beauty Sales Can Be Found Right Here

I’m going to be totally, completely honest with you: As a beauty editor, I haven’t paid full price for shampoo, moisturizer, or body wash in what could easily be four years. Heck, I get a lot of it for free. However, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t snapped up some on-sale Pat McGrath lipstick from Sephora's Black Friday promo, or a good nail polish shade while visiting the Target near my parents’ house.What exactly am I getting at? Your girl lives for a sale. Even when brands are happy to send...
Tags: Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, Bliss, Brooklyn, Broadway, Kim, Anthropologie, Sephora, Riley, Artis, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Nordy, Anthro, Natasha Denona

Autumn, Hal and Count

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed director Autumn de Wilde for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). Autumn is the director of Emma, which opened on Friday. The Jane Austen novel was brought to life by Autumn in a remarkable film shot in beautifully in rich pastels. Autumn talked with me about her bohemian parents, how John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful sang her to sleep when she was little, and why being normal was never an aspiration at home. [Photo ...
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Is Milan Fashion Week Street Style The Hidden Gem Of Fashion Month?

In the marathon that is fashion month, Milan Fashion Week can often be dismissed as the water break between London’s lineup of indie darlings and Paris’s grand finale. In reality, though, with Gucci, Prada, Fendi, and Bottega Veneta finding themselves at the top of the fashion food chain these days, the Italian fashion capital has never been so influential. Last season, Milan’s schedule gave rise to some of the year’s biggest trends and must-have pieces, from a goth-grunge comeback à la Prada to...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Milan, London, Paris, Prada, Brad Pitt, Chanel, Gucci, Andy, Milan Fashion Week, Bottega Veneta, Loewe, Daniel Lee, Simon Miller, Alyssa Coscarelli

I’m 30 & This Is How Much I Spent On My Multi-City Trip Through Myanmar

Welcome to Travel Diaries, a Refinery29 series where we tag along as real women embark on trips around the world and track their travel expenses down to the last cent. Here, we offer a detailed, intimate account of when, where, and how our peers spend their vacation days and disposable income: all the meals, adventures, indulgences, setbacks, and surprises. This week’s travel diary: A 30-year-old digital marketing specialist from Singapore checks “hot air balloon ride” off her bucket list in ...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Singapore, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Accor, Myanmar, Tripadvisor, Airasia, Yangon, Inle Lake, Klia, Cappadocia, Jetstar

#Nomakeup: Lieblingsprodukte & Hacks für den perfekten Ungeschminkt-Look

Zugegeben, ich liebe diese fancy Make-up-Looks auf Instagram, in denen Models ein Full Face mit einem Set falscher Wimpern, knalligem Lidschatten und blutroten Lippen bekommen – daran kann ich mich gar nicht satt sehen! Wenn es dann aber um mein tägliches Make-up geht, sieht die Sache ganz anders aus: Am liebsten habe ich es schnell und einfach, sprich: Der No-Make-up-Look ist schon eher mein Favorit.Doch, wie alles in der Beautywelt, erfordert auch dieser Look Übung und ein gewisses Vorwissen, ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Tipps, Floyd, Mitte, Weise, Mascara, Jillian Dempsey, Wangen, Dabei, Lippen, Profis, Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, Schimmer, Pflege, Fenty Beauty Pro Filt

What Are The Best Gym Bags For Women On The Go?

Friends, we are here to stage a gym bag intervention. Please, just put down that flimsy freebie tote that was foisted on you at that work conference five years ago, or the cool thrift-store find with unique, Memphis-y design but non-working zipper — save it for an Instagrammable picnic come summertime. These literal sad sacks have no place acting as the trusty workout and commuter bag your lifestyle deserves.In our era of competitive wellness and uniform-like devotion to activewear, there are g...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Colorado, Nike, Adidas, Walmart, Camden, Vancouver, Zappos, Stella Mccartney, Oprah, Baboon, Asos, Ellen Degeneres, Nantucket

Wesley Browne's Playlist for His Novel "Hillbilly Hustle"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Wesley Browne's novel Hillbilly Hustle is a fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable debut. Kirkus wrote of the book: "A top-notch debut with a winning narrative voice and unexpectedly ...
Tags: Music, Kentucky, Tom Waits, David, Bob Dylan, Chelsea, Willie Nelson, Knox, Janis Joplin, Illinois, Commonwealth, Sturgill Simpson, Kirkus, Tom, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview

Was ist deine Lebenszahl & was sagt sie über dich und deine Zukunft aus?

Numerologie-Fans denken, sie könnten die Welt um sich herum besser verstehen, wenn sie Zahlenmuster im Alltag erkennen und beobachten. Gleichzeitig glauben sie aber auch, diese spirituelle Sichtweise der Dinge kann hilfreich dabei sein, unser Inneres besser zu verstehen.  Mithilfe einer einfachen Gleichung kann jede*r seine Lebenszahl (auch Schicksalszahl oder Life Path Number genannt) innerhalb weniger Minuten berechnen. Und diese Ziffer gibt uns dann Auskunft darüber, wer wir sind, welche Wer...
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The Popdose Interview: A Cherry Red Records Roundtable

As the sun rises in London, Cherry Red Records releases C90 , a three disc compilation rounding up 63 indie rock gems that captures a pivotal moment in underground British music: 1990, the dawn of a new decade, where the Indie scene steadily gave way to Madchester (Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses), Shoegaze (Lush, Slowdive), and the fertile seeds that would later on bloom into BritPop (Pulp, Oasis, Blur). Now, most of the aforementioned big names don’t appear on this compilation, and that’s p...
Tags: Amazon, Music, UK, London, Youtube, US, Bbc, Jesus, John, John Peel, Mark Twain, Cleveland, Richard, Brexit, Popdose, Nme

Electronic Musician Shows How He Uses His Prosthetic Arm to Control a Music Synthesizer with His Thoughts

The techno-futurist prophets of the late 20th century, from J.G. Ballard to William Gibson to Donna Haraway, were right, it turns out, about the intimate physical unions we would form with our machines. Haraway, professor emeritus of the History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, proclaimed herself a cyborg back in 1985. Whether readers took her ideas as metaphor or proleptic social and scientific fact hardly matters in hindsight. Her voice...
Tags: Health, Google, Music, Technology, College, Neuroscience, William Gibson, Meyer, Kraftwerk, Born, Hari Kunzru, Daniel, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, University of California Santa Cruz, Donna Haraway

Sleep Sustainably With These Top Bedding Brands

Although our best intentions are to approach every day as Earth Day, sometimes we need a reminder (and a little green-guidance) in order to lead more eco-conscious lives. In honor of supporting worldwide environmental protection every day, we're tackling an at-home sustainability step that's easy enough to practice in your sleep — and it all starts with making a more sustainable bed.We rounded up the top sustainable companies that are redefining our concept of what trendy bedding looks and feel...
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Former Texas Pastor Murdered Wife & 11-Year-Old Son, Tried to Strangle Adult Daughter Before Killing Himself

A small community outside of Houston, Texas is reeling following a tragic double murder-suicide committed by a former pastor and non-profit founder and CEO. On Tuesday, February 11th, the 53-year-old Sugar Land, TX resident, Richard Logan, was found dead 160 miles away from his hometown outside of an environmental consulting company. Authorities were notified of the presence of the dead body, and upon arrival, they discovered the deceased Logan along with the gun he used to kill himself. After d...
Tags: Facebook, Murder, Texas, Crime, News, Guns, Jazz, Dan Winters, Murder-suicide, Gun Violence, San Marcos, Logan, Houston Texas, Texas State University, Patrick Kelley, Sad News

One Step Closer – “Lead To Gray”

One Step Closer come from the central Pennsylvania town of Wilkes-Barre, and they make a sincere, driven, anthemic version of hardcore that punches me in the heart every time. Last year, One Step Closer released the From Me To You EP, and it was one of my favorite hardcore records of the year. More »
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15 years since YouTube launched they lay out their plans for 2020

Can you believe it’s been a whole 15 years since YouTube’s website went live? We’ve come a long way. February 14th, 2005. The internet was well established but still in the early days of much of the established worldwide web we have today. Social sites like Facebook were just getting started and YouTube’s website went live for the first time. It was a simple yet brilliant idea. A website where people could easily post and share videos – a world of possibility. No doubt even the wisest o...
Tags: Google, Videos, Facebook, Music, Internet, Youtube, Billie, Creators, Justin Bieber, 2020, Susan Wojcicki, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Old Town Road, Digital Video News, Year Ahead

A Week At A University In New York, NY, That Costs $52,000 A Year

Welcome to Money Diaries – College Edition, where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern women: money. We’re asking college students how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.Today: a Student/Technical Assistant at a university that costs $52,000 a year who spends some of her money this week on Ito En Green Tea. Occupation: Student/Technical AssistantIndustry: Higher EdAge: 20Location: New York, NYSalary: $15,600...
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Punkrock-Beauty: 5 Trends, die auf der NYFW ein Comeback feierten

Ob letzter Schultag, Halloween oder runder Geburtstag: Findest du auch, dass jede Party gleich viel lustiger ist, wenn es ein Motto gibt und du dich dementsprechend verkleiden kannst? Du kannst dich kreativ austoben, in eine andere Rolle schlüpfen und Outfits tragen, an die du dich im Alltag nie trauen würdest. Aber als Erwachsene*r haben wir dazu leider viel zu selten die Gelegenheit, findest du nicht?Umso aufregender ist es, dass wir bei der New York Fashion Week letzte Woche ein kleines Beaut...
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10 Toppers That Will Upgrade Your Mattress Without Buying A New One

We get it: buying a new mattress is an ordeal that's an equally big investment for both our finances and general wellbeing. But today, instead of pushing ourselves and our budgets to pull the purchase trigger on one, we're here to talk toppers — aka the affordable solution to upgrading that tired old box spring.We hunted down the highest reviewed mattress toppers from the best bedding brands across the web, sharpening them down into the top-ten hit list ahead. There's a premium pad for every typ...
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Grimes Tried to Make a Soundtrack for the End of the World. The Result Is Surprisingly Timid

This is how the human race ends: with the shallow clang of metal on metal, a squalling screech, the heavy stomp and throb of percussion. At least, that’s how the A.I. revolution goes down in “We Appreciate Power,” an arresting single by Canadian art-pop eminence Grimes with help from frequent collaborator HANA. Surprising contrasts are a trademark of Grimes’ songwriting and production, and on this track she cuts the harshness of the beat with vocals that whisper, coo and cajole despite the ...
Tags: Music, Elon Musk, Hbo, Lana Del Rey, News, Uncategorized, Earth, Azealia Banks, Lena Dunham, Anthropocene, Grimes, Janelle Monae, Musk, Bajirao Mastani, Claire Boucher, Dunham

The story of "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

Written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson around 1900, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" tells a haunting story of spiritual survival.The hymn is considered by many to be the black national anthem and has seen a resurgence lately in popular culture.Music has a way of helping us feel others' story. Modern memories tend to be short, particularly in America. It's been said that if you ask a European where their people come from, the answer will be a list of countries dating back generations. Ask someone...
Tags: Music, New York, Beyonce, Race, America, Communication, History, United States, Innovation, Slavery, Lincoln, Coachella, Performance, Inequality, Jacksonville, Black

[email protected] Concepts: Tantou vs. Favorite

In the age of Stan and Waifu, there has long been many different ways to say “love” in all sorts of contexts; forget about the Alaskan words for snow (it’s an urban legend of sorts anyway). The way the Greeks did it is what I was weaned on but in this day and age there are more ways to say the same things than ever. And it has been always the case as far as history went. It just dawned on me on a practical difference between what [email protected] Ps say “tantou” versus which idols a producer may si...
Tags: Japan, Pop, Anime, Osaka, Stan, Idol, Tsuda, Matsuda, Seiyuu, Idolmaster, Modern Visual Culture, Waifu, Tantou, Tanezaki

Mein Partner hat 3500 Euro unserer gemeinsamen Ersparnisse verspielt

„Ich muss dir etwas erzählen“, schrieb er mir. Mir rutschte das Herz in die Hose. In der Vergangenheit hatte ich die Erfahrung gemacht, dass diese fünf Worte meist nichts Gutes bedeuten. Und wie sich herausstellte, hatte mein Bauchgefühl auch dieses Mal recht. Ein paar Stunden nach dem mir mein Freund die Nachricht geschickt hatte, trafen wir uns und ich wusste sofort, dass etwas nicht stimmt – seine roten Augen und sein kreidebleiches Gesicht verrieten es direkt. Während ich mir im K...
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Find your most listened to tracks this year with Apple Music Replay 2020

You can now view your Replay 2020 playlist early and keep an eye on which songs rise and fall throughout the rest of the year. Much like Spotify Wrapped, Apple Music have their own Replay playlists detailing your most listened to tracks of the year. To find your top 100 tracks of the year so far, simply head to Apple Music on the web, here you’ll find your yearly playlists and be able to ‘Add’ it to your library. The playlist will then appear on your ‘Recently Added’ in the app. The ...
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Spotify are looking into lyrics that play as you listen

Following in the footsteps of Apple Music, Spotify are testing live lyrics that you can follow as the track plays. People are reporting that their Spotify app has suddenly started showing lyrics that scroll in real-time to the track. It looks like Spotify are currently testing the feature in beta for select listeners. It’s been a long time coming for Spotify to integrate song lyrics into their music streaming platform somehow. From the listeners who are showing lyrics on their Spotify a...
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Jay Som – “A Thousand Words” & “Can’t Sleep”

Jay Som's sophomore album, Anak Ko, was our Album Of The Week back when it came out, so count us pleasantly surprised to find out that Melina Duterte has two more tracks where that came from, B-sides from the Anak Ko sessions that she's putting out today. (They'll also be released on a … More »
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29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #12. Never a Dull Moment: 20 Years of the Rebirth Brass Band

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films and videos featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Mo...
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Who made and owns TikTok?

With 1.5 billion users, this makes TikTok the most popular social media app in the world right now, but who owns the short form video sharing app and is your personal information on the app safe? TikTok is the number one (non-gaming) app in the world, but the app largely remains a mystery to those outside of Gen Z. After the death of Vine in 2016, ByteDance were quick to fill the void with a similar short form video app, largely focused around lip-syncing. Chinese company ByteDance, ...
Tags: Video, Music, Technology, Safety, Parents, Children, Internet, China, Censorship, Social Media, Startup, Data, Sharing, App, World, Chinese

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