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1000 Perfect Weekends

I don’t know about you, but at this point in the second year of a global pandemic, the thought of a weekend getaway feels irresistible! Given time and budgetary limitations, not to mention lingering travel restrictions, this might be a good time to plan future trips instead of taking them. This book is timely. It’s […]
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A Space for Everyone

From Kimball International in collaboration with CSD Studio, EverySpace is a modular workplace platform that aims high. So high, in fact, that its over-riding objective is none other than pleasing all of the people all of the time. How does one even begin with such a lofty objective? According to Wendy Murray, VP of Brand Marketing for Kimball, Every Space is grounded in establishing a “completely different visual respect for the workplace… as the needs and expectations of the physical...
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Concert Diary: “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” at the Met

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Dune review – Denis Villeneuve’s awe-inspiring epic is a moment of triumph

Villeneuve’s take on the sci-fi classic starring Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac and Zendaya has been given room to breathe, creating a colossal spectacleIf there can ever be a moment of triumph for a director, when the anxiety of influence is vanquished – for a bit, anyway – then Denis Villeneuve might have achieved it. This eerily vast and awe-inspiring epic, a cathedral of interplanetary strangeness, is better than the attempt a generation ago by an acknowledged master.David Lynch’s Dune from ...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Film, Culture, Film adaptations, Oscar Isaac, David Lynch, Charlotte Rampling, Eric Roth, Leia, Stellan Skarsgard, Zendaya, Dune, Frank Herbert, Gordon, Villeneuve


Spooky Halloween: the origin of “spook”

I am not sure whether this year hordes of masked children will be roaming my neighborhood on 31 October, but in anticipation of this great event, I listened to the suggestion of my editor to write something connected with the great day and am doing so two weeks ahead of time. SPOOK “ghost” The word spook surfaced in the nineteenth century in American English and is believed to be of Dutch origin. Its alleged source is Dutch spook, pronounced with the vowel of English awe. German has Spuk, also t...
Tags: Books, Risi, Riese, Spook, Rumpelstilzchen


Why it’s important to talk to your kids about religion (even if you’re not religious): 3 books to help guide your conversation

As a full-time religious studies professor for the past fifteen years, I’ve lost track of how many fellow parents have asked for recommendations when their kids started asking questions about religion. While evangelical Christians and other religious “insiders” tend to do a good job of producing literature for their own children, resources are fewer and […]
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The Beautifully Illustrated Atlas of Mushrooms: Edible, Suspect and Poisonous (1827)

Two centuries ago, Haiti, “then known as Saint-Domingue, was a sugar powerhouse that stood at the center of world trading networks,” writes Philippe Girard in his history of the Haitian war for independence. “Saint-Domingue was the perle de Antilles… the largest exporter of tropical products in the world.” The island colony was also at the center of the trade in plants that drove the scientific revolution of the time, and many a naturalist profited from the trade in slaves and sugar, as did pla...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Books, College, France, History, Emily Dickinson, Haiti, Caribbean, Napoleon, Flores, Port Au Prince, Domingue, Flora, Josh Jones, Jean Jacques Dessalines


Mapping the great battles [interactive map]

Certain battles acquire iconic status in history. The victors have been celebrated as heroes for centuries, the vanquished serve as a cautionary tale for all, and nations use these triumphs to establish their founding myths. These battles are commemorated in paintings, verse, and music, marked by monumental memorials, and used as the way points for the periodisation of history. Many of these battles have also experienced a significant cultural afterlife that has extended and expanded the meaning...
Tags: Books, Birmingham Museums Trust, Thermopylae Waterloo Gallipoli


The Wardrobe of Gabriel García Márquez – in pictures

Four hundred items of clothing and accessories which belonged to García Márquez and his wife, Mercedes Barcha, go on sale this Wednesday to raise funds for a charity helping children of indigenous communities in Mexico Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Photography, Mexico, Americas, World news, Culture, Gabriel García Márquez, Garcia Marquez, Mercedes Barcha


At NeoCon 2021: Ardesia a Spacco by Crossville Tile

What’s so great about large-format porcelain tile? It’s potentially a long list, so let’s just go with: provides an elegant seamless look, fewer seams = less maintenance, and rapid install. Larger tiles also provide all the benefits of any porcelain product, including durability; cost-effectiveness; and etch-, stain-, and heat-resistance. Nero Large-Format Porcelain Tile The above is more than enough to recommend Crossville Tile’s new Ardesia a Spacco, which recently debuted at NeoCon ...
Tags: Books, Italy, Siberia, Nero, Bianca, CROSSVILLE, Floor Tile, Pietra, Ardesia, Porcelain Tile, Lavagna, Wall Tile, NeoCon 2021, Ardesia a Spacco tile, Crossville Tile, Exterior Wall Tile


At NeoCon 2021: Get the Best of Both Worlds with Davis Furniture’s Tote

Want to move that lounge chair from the lobby into the conference area? Or relocate that multi-tasker from a desk to the café? Check out Davis Furniture’s Tote, recently exhibited at NeoCon 2021. Designed by Sebastian Herkner for Davis Furniture, this multi-purpose piece has your solution on all counts. A lounge chair at heart, Tote has been engineered for multiple functions and easy relocation. It’s round like a lounge, with an enveloping profile and spacious seat, yet light...
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‘Our music charts are still kind of segregated’: critic Kelefa Sanneh on pop, fandom and race

The New Yorker writer’s book Major Labels examines why we tag music with a genre, be it for commerce or community. He explains why people still argue over great songs – and why they can thrive on cultural appropriationWhen Nik Cohn wrote Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: The Golden Age of Rock in 1969, he only had 15 years of the rock’n’roll era to process. Five decades later, telling the story so far is such a daunting prospect that, while writing Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Gen...
Tags: Books, Music, Race, Society, Rap, Culture, Pop and rock, Hip-hop, Punk, Nik Cohn, Kelefa Sanneh, Music books, Popular Music in Seven Genres New Yorker


A Beautifully Illustrated Edition of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, the Bestselling Book by Historian Timothy Snyder

For all its talk of liberty, the US government has practiced dehumanizing authoritarianism and mass murder since its founding. And since the rise of fascism in the early 20th century, it has never been self-evident that it cannot happen here. On the contrary — wrote Yale historian Timothy Snyder before and throughout the Trump presidency — it happened here first, though many would like us to forget. The histories of southern slavocracy and manifest destiny directly informed Hitler’s plans for t...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Books, Politics, College, Africa, US, History, Current Affairs, Yale, The New York Times, Hitler, Stalin, The New Yorker, Rick Steves, Trump


How to Take Smart Notes

We’re blessed. We have so much information at our fingertips that it’s staggering. A few years ago, I decided to purchase The Spurgeon Collection on Logos. It’s 86 volumes containing over 3,500 sermons, his biography, and other writings. Within minutes I had the bulk of his lifetime’s work sitting on my computer. That’s not to mention the other 5,700 resources I own on Logos, the 4,800 books I own on Kindle, or the thousands of paper books I own. Our challenge isn’t accessing good informat...
Tags: Books, Life, Gordon MacDonald, Roam Research


Five key areas of communication for research integrity

Viewed from the outside, the research idyll can appear inspirational—a research team working in perfect harmony each contributing parts to the whole to achieve exciting advances in knowledge contributing to the public good. PhD candidates or new post-doctoral fellows will be excited to be accepted to join an established team, looking forward to commencing or establishing their research careers, and anticipating a stimulating and challenging mentoring environment.    Such a positive and construct...
Tags: Books, Featured, Communication, Workplace Culture, History, Language, Academic Research, Data Management, Social Sciences, Science & Medicine, Arts & Humanities, Online products, Workplace Satisfaction, Research Integrity, Epigeum, Research Standards


A 13th-Century Cookbook Featuring 475 Recipes from Moorish Spain Gets Published in a New Translated Edition

Some of the distinctiveness of Spain as we know it today comes as a legacy of the period from 700 to 1200, when most of it was under Muslim rule. The culture of Al-Andalus, as the Islamic states of modern-day Spain and Portugal were then called, survives most visibly in architecture. But it also had its own cuisine, developed by not just Muslims, but by Christians and Jews as well. Whatever the dietary restrictions they individually worked under, “cooks from all three religions enjoyed many ing...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Japan, College, Spain, History, Food & Drink, Portugal, Seoul, Tunis, Atlas Obscura, Colin Marshall, Maghrib, Al Andalus, Strait of Gibraltar, Nawal Nasrallah


Outdoor Living Inspiration – 6 Incredible Porches

If you are looking for outdoor living inspiration, you need to see these 6 incredible... The post Outdoor Living Inspiration – 6 Incredible Porches appeared first on COCOCOZY. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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My favourite overlooked Black writer – by Bernardine Evaristo, Margaret Atwood and more

From the memoirs of a slave to the story of Britain’s first Black headteacher, leading writers including Malorie Blackman and David Olusoga choose the Black authors who fired their imaginationsThink “classic literature” and plenty of white authors probably spring to mind: Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen, Hardy, Woolf, Fitzgerald. Harper Lee, who wrote about race, is a favourite of many – but Black authors themselves are vastly under-represented. Students might get the chance to study Toni Morrison ...
Tags: Books, UK, Fiction, Africa, Race, Society, Culture, Britain, Malorie Blackman, Margaret Atwood, British identity and society, Toni Morrison, British Library, Black History Month, Race in education, James Baldwin


Vintage Pistolero

If you've been enjoying the write-ups on the old Savage automatics, or are just into vintage handgunnery and Americana, the booklet The Tenderfoot's Turn, by Bat Masterson is available in Kindle format for only ninety-nine cents. Commissioned as an advertising gimmick by Savage Arms to promote their futuristic ten-shooter back in the day, original copies bring big money in good condition. The Kindle copy will let you read it without having to worry about folding, spindling, or mutilating a piec...
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Concert Diary: “Expats in France” with the Jupiter Players

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A Bounty of Barstools from Etc.

Go for the casual vibe and posture-reinforcing ergonomics of Barstools with Avey and Cowabunga, a fun and functional pair from manufacturer Etc. Avey Barstool Avey is an indoor-outdoor-anywhere stool with a powder-coated tubular base and black plastic corded seat. It’s slim and inviting, easy to move and easy to get into and out of, “showcasing a flexible attitude and casual vibe.” And Cowabunga offers a hip take on the iconic horse saddle. It features a sculpted seat...
Tags: Books, Furniture, Seating, Stool, Barstool, Avey, Work Stool, Avey stool, Casual Barstool, Cowabunga stool, Drinking Stool, Etc. furniture, Fun Seating, Hip Barstool, Light Barstool, Retro Barstool


After We Fell review – Harry Styles-inspired romance is stupendously wooden

Fans of the YA After series should find something amid the tangled mess of plot, daytime-soap acting and inanimate passion – everyone else should look awayIf you don’t identify as an Afternator or recognise the hashtag #Hessa, a short explanation is necessary. After is a clutch of bestselling YA romance novels once described as “Fifty Shades of Grey for teens”. US author Anna Todd started writing stories as fan fiction for the boyband One Direction and Harry Styles is the inspiration for broody-...
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3 time-management books to help you make the most of your day

Time-management books can help you reorganize and prioritize your to-dos. M_a_y_a / Getty Images If you're feeling pressed for time lately to get everything done, a time management advice book might help. "At Your Best: How to Get Time, Energy, and Priorities Working in Your Favor" will give you strategies to structure your life. "Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals" offers management insights from ancient times. They say that our most precious resource is time - so why ...
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A 110-Year-Old Book Illustrated with Photos of Kittens & Cats Taught Kids How to Read

  Unlike our 21st-century cat memes and other such online feline-based entertainments, children’s author Eulalie Osgood Grover’s 1911 work, Kittens and Cats: A First Reader was intended to educate. Its related poems will almost certainly strike those of us whose understanding of feline attitude has been shaped by LOLCats, Grumpy Cat, the existential Henri, Talking Kitty Cat’s acerbic Sylvester, and the mordant 1970s TV spokescat Morris as sweet to the point of sickly. But it boasts six hundred...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Photography, Education, College, K-12, Internet Archive, Sylvester, Morris, Beatrix Potter, Eliot, Grover, Ayun Halliday, Tom Kitten, Public Domain Review Related Content, Secret Lives of Outdoor Cats


Reebok x Eames Office : chaussez des créations inédites du couple mythique !

Après un teasing de sa collaboration avec Eames Office via une collection capsule “Friends & Family”, Reebok dévoile quatre modèles destinés au grand public. Retour sur une collaboration aussi cool qu’étonnante !   Comment tout ça va se dérouler ? La collaboration sortira en deux drops, le premier intitulé “Monotone” transformera la Club C, modèle emblématique de la marque, en deux déclinaisons blanche et noire, ramenées à leur plus simple appareil. Date de sortie ? Jeudi 21 octobre, 10 heur...
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Dune: science fiction’s answer to Lord of the Rings

Frank Herbert’s novel, now adapted for cinema with Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, is finally getting the recognition it deserves, agree authors including Neil Gaiman and Jeff VanderMeerIf science fiction has an answer to fantasy’s The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien’s epic saga of the battle to defeat the Dark Lord, Sauron – then Frank Herbert’s Dune has to be a strong contender. Published in 1965, it is the story of the desert planet Arrakis, known as Dune; of the rare and priceless “spice” tha...
Tags: Books, UK, Film, Fiction, Neil Gaiman, Culture, Tolkien, Sauron, Zendaya, Dune, Frank Herbert, PAUL, Paul Atreides, Mahdi, Denis Villeneuve, Bene Gesserit


COCO’s Picks: Top 12 Handbags for Fall

Fall fashion is here and it’s better than ever. Store away your trendy summer handbags.... The post COCO’s Picks: Top 12 Handbags for Fall appeared first on COCOCOZY. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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"[Carmen] Mola is best known for a trilogy starring a 'peculiar and solitary' female police inspector 'who loves grappa, karaoke, classic cars and sex in SUVs'..."

"Last year, a branch of Spain’s Women’s Institute listed Mola’s 'The Girl,' a part of the trilogy, as one of the must-read books and films by women that 'help us understand the reality and the experiences of women.'... Only the writers spinning these tales were really Jorge Díaz, Agustín Martínez and Antonio Mercero — established Spanish television scriptwriters in their 40s and 50s. 'Carmen Mola is not, like all the lies we’ve been telling, a university professor,' Díaz said after winning the P...
Tags: Books, Law, Spain, Fake, Financial Times, WaPo, Diaz, Mola, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Women 's Institute, Miriam Berger, Carmen Mola, Jorge Diaz Agustin Martinez, Antonio Mercero, Carmen -RSB- Mola


The day I cooked timpano with Stanley Tucci

The giant Italian pie was the centrepiece of the star’s Big Night film. Now he’s invited me round to his house to make it• Now try cooking Tucci’s timpano yourselfGetting your homework marked by Stanley Tucci is terrifying. Not because he is scary. On the contrary. He has impeccable, courtly manners. It’s terrifying because of what is at stake. I prise off the lid to the plastic box and turn its contents towards him, shyly. Tucci plucks a single chilled meatball from the one kilo throng, each th...
Tags: Food, Books, Film, New York City, Culture, Italian food and drink, Stanley Tucci, Christ, Tucci, Louis Prima, Perfetto, Food and drink books, America Tucci


Can you have more than one cultural identity?

Forming our identity is an important developmental process that begins at birth. We acquire our identity through our interactions with individuals and groups in the social worlds to which we belong, including our caregivers, peers, friends, teachers, ethnic heritages, formal and informal groups, and social media. One critical component of our identity is our cultural identity, and one important aspect of our cultural identity is a sense of belonging. What is our cultural identity? According to O...
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