Links for shut-ins

Here in California, we’re closing in on four weeks of shelter-in-place. Cancellations and closures began even earlier. I’d had tickets to the International Ocean Film Festival, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the San Francisco Ballet’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and Loot at the Aurora Theatre—all canceled. (The silent film festival will take place in November instead of April.) I’d signed up for a class on the musical-theater genius Stephen...
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Taika Waititi Teases ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Details With Tessa Thompson, Mark Ruffalo

Taika Waititi revealed a few details about his upcoming Marvel movie “Thor: Love and Thunder” on Instagram with a couple of his stars from “Thor: Ragnorak.” Tessa Thompson and Mark Ruffalo joined the director on Thursday night as he hosted a viewing party for “Ragnorak” on Instagram Live. Waititi’s zany “Ragnorak” took Thor to new […]
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Leading Thoughts for April 9, 2020

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Management professor and social philosopher Charles Handy on the inevitability of paradox: “We need a new way of thinking about our problems and our futures. My suggestion is the management of paradox, an idea which is itself a paradox, in that paradox can only be “managed” in the sense of coping with. The more turbulent the times, the more complex th...
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At the Pink Moon Café...

... is there anything else you need to talk about?The photo shows the moon at 6:26 a.m. (one minute after the "actual" sunrise time). I'm calling it the Pink Moon Café because that's the name of the café. The actual super pink moon occurred on the previous night. It's not called the pink moon because it's supposed to look pink. It's named after a pink wildflower that blooms at this time of year. Phlox subulata. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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The coolest thing you'll see today: The magical musical contraptions of Bichopalo

My friend Richard Gould introduced me to Bichopalo, a musical instrument sculptor from Valenciana, Spain. One word: Enchanting. Two words: Pico and Verdi, his two pet birds who star in his creations. I needed this today. View this post on Instagram Let me introduce you “THE PLANTYFLUTESIZER”. . . Still in progress, I can’t really tell how many hours, days and months I've spent working on this. Th...
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The best LGBTQ online entertainment

Before social distancing became the new normal, April was chock-full of major LGBTQ events, and while the coronavirus has caused massive cancellations (RIP Black Party 2020!), queer community leaders aren’t letting COVID-19 get in the way of their spring flings. LGBTQ outlets around the world have created virtual community centers, concert halls, and dance clubs to combat the isolation caused by the pandemic, and the options for connecting seem endless. The only problem? With a wealth of no...
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Tokyo state of emergency misery?

Tokyo, along with six other prefectures, is now under a state of emergency due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases. A declaration that seemed an awfully long time coming, and its delay will likely cancel out Prime Minister Abe’s early, and it must be said proactive moves at the end of February to close schools, stop large gatherings, etc. Unlike a lot of cities, however, Tokyo isn’t under a lockdown, as the Japanese constitution doesn’t legally allow for such restrictive measures. Ins...
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How to unmute posts on Instagram using the mobile app

You can unmute posts on Instagram from going into the specific user's profile page. Once you've unmuted a user's posts, you'll see their content in your Instagram feed again. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We've shown you how to mute posts on Instagram, but what if you've now changed your mind and want to see that user's content in your feed again? While you won't be able to unmute posts on a computer, you can with your mobile device. In just a few steps, here's how you ...
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How A Press Photo From The Mormon Church Got Co-Opted By Mask-Selling Middlemen

On March 3, Brian Kolfage tried to reach the U.S. government — through Instagram. The Air Force veteran, who’s best known for running the crowd-funded border wall project “We Build The Wall,” had stumbled into a new line of work: Medical supply middleman. He’d posted a picture of a massive warehouse, filled with hundreds of boxes marked “3M.” They held 300 million N95 surgical masks, he wrote, just waiting to reach health professionals in need around the country. But there was a big problem: ...
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How A Border Wall Fundraiser Jumped Head-First Into The International Medical Supply Game

On March 3, Brian Kolfage tried to reach the U.S. government — through Instagram. The triple-amputee Air Force veteran, who’s best known for running the crowd-funded border wall project “We Build The Wall,” had found a new line of work: Medical supply middleman. Before the sudden change, Kolfage had spent tens of millions of dollars collected from Trump supporters to build steel bollard fencing on private land at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas. The project, billed as an effort to help the Pr...
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Quarantine paused his portrait shoots. Now he ‘teleports’ people to his studio

How do you shoot portraits under quarantine? With a projector -- and creativity
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Quibi is the anti-TikTok (that’s a bad thing)

It takes either audacious self-confidence or reckless hubris to build a completely asocial video app in 2020. You can decide which best describes Quibi, Hollywood’s $1.75 billion-funded attempt at a mobile-only Netflix of six to 10-minute micro-TV show episodes. Quibi manages to miss every trend and tactic that could help make its app popular. The company seems to believe it can succeed on only its content (mediocre) and marketing dollars (fewer than it needs). I appreciate that Quibi is doin...
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Taika Waititi Will Be Doing a Live Commentary of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ on Instagram Live

Like most of us, Taika Waititi is stuck at home watching movies. But unlike the rest of us, Waititi can offer some bonus content on one of the most beloved Marvel Studios films in recent years. Waititi announced that he’ll be doing a new quarantine-inspired spin on the director’s commentary for 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, holding a live commentary of the Marvel comic book movie on Instagram Live later today. James Gunn has already participated in a live-tweet of Guardians of the Galaxy, as have co...
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Fujifilm X100V vs. X100F: Should you upgrade to Fujifilm’s newest rangefinder?

The X100V a significant refresh to the line, but with the X100F already so good, is it worth the upgrade?
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B2B Content Marketing Trends to Watch in 2020

B2B content marketing trends continually evolve, making it necessary to stay on top of how things develop.  the B2B Content Marketing 2020 report. It profiles some of the emerging trends related to B2B marketing, giving insight into how these concepts evolve in the upcoming months. Here are six B2B content marketing trends to keep an eye on this year: A Continued Dependence on Social Media and Blogs A question that B2B marketers may struggle with relates to the best way to distribute the con...
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New Perfume: Centenario by BOIS 1920

On March 9, 2020, the Florentine perfume brand BOIS 1920 revealed its age on social networks - it turned exactly one hundred years old. But all the pre-planned festivities were canceled - Italy was already in quarantine. Guests did not come, and most of the users found out about the jubilee on the brand’s Instagram and Facebook. Despite these obstacles, their special anniversary perfume Centenar... Read full article: New Perfume: Centenario by BOIS 1920 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes M...
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Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation Review Video

I’ve half-finished this bottle of foundation and I keep using it because has excellent coverage but doesn’t look or feel heavy. Check out the rest in the video. What I used:... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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Florence Pugh Slams Trolls For ‘Bullying’ Her And Boyfriend Zach Braff On Their Age Gap

The "Little Women" star shared a video on Instagram saying she does not need people to tell her who to love.
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Florence Pugh Blasts Trolls For ‘Bullying’ Her And Boyfriend Zach Braff On Their Age Gap

The "Little Women" star shared a video on Instagram saying she does not need people to tell her who to love.
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Sunbeams, 6:27 a.m.

"Actual" sunrise time: 6:25. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Kim Kardashian's Hairstylist Breaks Down How to Cut Men's Hair at Home

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chris Appleton (@chrisappleton1) on Apr 9, 2020 at 5:43am PDT If recent events have shown us anything, it's that people are relying more and more on their family and partners to cut their hair. But for most of us, our experience in the haircutting department is fairly limited - aside from giving our ends a little trim or that one time we snipped our own bangs, that is...
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New The Simpsons Short Film Set to Stream Tomorrow on Disney+

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New The Simpsons short film set to stream tomorrow on Disney+ Disney+ has announced that the brand new Simpsons animated short film Maggie Simpson in Playdate with Destiny is scheduled to make its debut on the streaming service tomorrow, Friday, April 10. Creator Matt Groening also took to Instagram to personally announce the short film by penning a special handwritten note to fans around the world. The short was originally released in theaters last month before Disney a...
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Katy Perry, Yara Shahidi, and More Celebrities Are Embracing the Makeup-Free Selfie

With the majority of the wider world practicing social distancing - as in, staying at home whenever possible and maintaining at least six feet of distance any time you're near others - there's never been a better time to take a break from your typical makeup routine, and . In the last few weeks, it hasn't been uncommon to see an A-lister - from Katy Perry to Yara Shahidi, and more - ditching their head-to-toe glam and sharing bare-faced photos with their millions of followers instead. Frankly,...
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One of the biggest trends I’ve seen in the last 12-18 months has been a considerable rise in the use of dark social. Dark social sounds like a scary secret place on the internet but it is a massive opportunity for marketers, and many people get confused with what dark social is. So in this post, I thought I would share my thoughts on why I believe dark social is worth considering during 2020 and why you should start trying to track it more accurately. So what is dark social? Well, firstly it i...
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No longer business as usual – how can brands weather the Corona crisis?

As the UK closes its third week of the Coronavirus crisis, I am still getting used to the short commute downstairs in the morning, and what-feels-like hundreds of video calls each day. But what does this unprecedented state of limbo mean for brands? Plough on regardless or pause everything? The truth is there is no one-size-fits-all, and over the last few weeks, we’ve been busy advising our valuable clients on the best strategies to navigate these choppy waters. Get it right, and what you do now...
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Andy Murray and wife Kim show off tennis skills in their gorgeous garden - video

After asking his Instagram followers what they would like to see on his page, Andy Murray...
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Ayda Field shares hilarious bed hair selfie taken first thing in the morning

Ayda Field took to Instagram on Wednesday morning to share a selfie taken as soon as she...
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We’re obsessed with Amanda Holden’s Zara trousers and ‘Be Kind’ T-shirt combo

Amanda Holden has been showing off all of her outfits on Instagram this week, and has left...
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David Beckham just made the dreamiest Nutella cake for his kids

David Beckham took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal that he had made his kids a...
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Little Women's Florence Pugh, 24, forced to defend romance with Zach Braff, 45, after going public on Instagram

Little Women's Florence Pugh has been forced to defend her relationship with...
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