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Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew Turns 50: Celebrate the Funk-Jazz-Psych-Rock Masterpiece

I shouldn’t have to tell you that Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, released fifty years ago this month, is a groundbreaking record. The funk-jazz-psych-rock masterpiece has been handed that award in “best of” lists for half a century. “Bitches Brew is NOT LIKE OTHER records of its time, or any other time,” Rick Frystak announced emphatically on the Amoeba Records blog last year, on the 50th anniversary of the album’s 1969 “hatching” onstage and in the studio. How could it be otherwise? Davis “...
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On Productivity, Part 3

In March of 2009, only a couple years into the life of this blog, I wrote a post that attempted to summarize what I was up to. I titled it: “What the Hell is Study Hacks?” At the time, I was focused exclusively on advice for students. I had published two books for this audience with Random House and had a third about to come out. But as I reread this post recently, I was surprised by the degree to which my circa-2009 ideas for students seemed to resonate with our current conversations. Here’s w...
Tags: College, Uncategorized, Random House

Strategic Foresight as Dynamic Capability: A New Lens on Knightian Uncertainty

Creating strategy under conditions of uncertainty is not easy, so many managers rely on a single analogy to past experience to guide their decisions. This paper argues, by contrast, that imagining multiple possible futures can be a more useful guide to uncertainty. [Author: by J. Peter Scoblic]
Tags: College, by J. Peter Scoblic, J Peter Scoblic

What Are Lessons for Leaders from This Black Swan Crisis?

Is it possible to prepare for a Black Swan event like COVID-19? What are the lessons for leaders in today's pandemic? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
Tags: College, James Heskett, by James Heskett

Hautelinks: Kate Middleton’s Book Picks, 2020 TV Show Reboots, Fenty Skincare (!!), & More

Here's what we're reading on the internet right now.
Tags: News, College, Kate Middleton

Dolly Parton Will Read Bedtime Stories to You Every Week

Used to be that Dolly Parton was relegated to the country music community--well loved, adored, but hemmed in by her genre. Certainly Gen X’ers like myself didn’t take her too seriously, and having a theme park named after you in Tennessee? Not too cool. Yet, as we have wandered back into the wretched, burning plains of modern life and found that, yes, Mister Rogers was a good person all along, we have also made space for Dolly Parton. She is a good person, and she is also therefore a Goo...
Tags: Google, Books, UK, College, United States, Tennessee, Dolly Parton, Republic Of Ireland, David Bowie, Rogers, Facebook Twitter, Parton, Dolly, KCRW, Canada Australia, Ted Mills

French Girl Style: How to Dress Like a French Girl

Channel your inner French Girl with these styling tips and easy outfit ideas.
Tags: Accessories, College, France, Stripes, Black, Basics, Minimalism, Fashion Tips, Classic Style, Timeless Fashion

Pandemic Literature: A Meta-List of the Books You Should Read in Coronavirus Quarantine

Describing conditions characteristic of life in the early 21st century, future historians may well point to such epidemic viral illnesses as SARS, MERS, and the now-rampaging COVID-19. But those focused on culture will also have their pick of much more benign recurring phenomena to explain: topical book lists, for instance, which crop up in the 21st-century press at the faintest prompting by current events. As the coronavirus has spread through the English-speaking world over the past month, pa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Books, London, College, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, History, Literature, Guardian, Margaret Atwood, Albert Camus, Seoul, Florence, Michael Crichton

This is What Richard Feynman’s PhD Thesis Looks Like: A Video Introduction

Richard Feynman wasn’t just an “ordinary genius.” He was, according to mathematician Mark Kac “in his taxonomy of the two types of geniuses,” a “magician” and “a champion of scientific knowledge so effective and so beloved that he has generated an entire canon of personal mythology,” writes Maria Popova at Brain Pickings. Many a Feynman anecdote comes from Feynman himself, who burnished his popular image with two bestselling autobiographies. His stories about his life in science are extr...
Tags: Google, College, Physics, Albert Einstein, Princeton, Einstein, Feynman, Manhattan Project, Richard Feynman, Facebook Twitter, James Gleick, Josh Jones, Toby, Durham NC Follow, Gleick, Maria Popova

Why Did LEGO Become a Media Empire? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #37 Why has a children's toy become a brand attached to virtually every media type, partnering with the most ubiquitous franchises, and serving as a pastime for many adult hobbyists who will gut you if you call LEGO a "children's toy." Brian Hirt (our resident AFOL, i.e. adult fan of LEGO) talks with co-hosts Erica Spyres and Mark Linsenmayer about creative play vs. following the printed directions, ...
Tags: Google, Podcasts, Minnesota, College, Lego, Hobbies, Brian, Batman, Facebook Twitter, Maria Popova, Erica Spyres, Jesse Hassenger, John Baichtal, Mark Linsenmayer, Pretty Much Pop, Brian Hirt

March 2020 Media Recommendations

Welp, I am a fair bit late with this post. I’ve thought about finishing it every day for the last week, but I was never at my laptop when the thought struck. I guess I was too busy enjoying this media to write about it. Oops. Without further ado.. Listen Actress Jameela Jamil hosts two episodes of a podcast called The New Age of Consent wherein she discusses the nuances of consent. It’s pretty quick and features some awesome guests. I’ve spent much of the last week binging Watts Your Safeword. I...
Tags: Books, Podcasts, College, Communication, Alan Alda, TED Talks, Mark Rober, Kink, Consent, Sasha, Lindsey, Allen, Welp, Carl, Alda, Samantha Allen

On Productivity, Part 2

Yesterday’s discussion about productivity and the deep life sparked a really interesting conversation, both in the comments section and my inbox. I thought it might be useful to continue with this topic and see where we end up. A crucial distinction that seemed to arise from this back-and-forth was between productivity in the business context versus the personal context. In the business context, productivity refers to the efficiency with which an input is converted into a more valuable output. ...
Tags: College, Uncategorized, Marx

Samuel L. Jackson Reads “Stay the F**k at Home”

The 2020 sequel to Go the F–k to Sleep Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. The reading starts at the 6:10 mark...   is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.
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Watch Online 75 Short Films from 2020’s South by Southwest Festival

South by Southwest, one of America's biggest cultural events, won't happen this year. The cause, of course, is the coronavirus pandemic, its own status as an event unprecedented in our age evidenced by the fact that South by Southwest has never in its 33-year history been canceled before. When SXSW, as it's now known, launched in Austin, Texas back in 1987, it did so purely as a music festival; cinema came in 1994, when it became the "SXSW Film and Multimedia Conference." Since then quit...
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College-bound seniors cope with coranavirus cancellations

She flew to New York City on March 4 with her future in front of her. She had been granted an audition at Julliard, arguably the most prestigious arts academy in the nation. The young opera singer was trying to decide if moving to New York or attending the Boston Conservatory would be right for her. By the time she left the Big Apple four days later, her world had changed. Forever. Grace Juell, a senior at the Orange County School of the Arts, is among thousands of students in Southern Californi...
Tags: New York, News, Education, California, College, Boston, New York City, Sport, Soccer, High School, Broadway, Graduation, Seattle, William Jessup University, Taylor, Grace

9 Things to Do When You’re Bored This Week

And let's face it, we are all bored right now.
Tags: Music, Diy, College, College Life, Fun Activities

Pachelbel’s Canon Played by Train Horns

Because we all need a mental health break these days. Couple it with a version played on a rubber chicken when you're done... Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to our site. It's hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best free cultural and educational materials to learners everywhere. Also consider following Open Culture on Facebook and   Twitter and  sharing intelligent media wit...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Japan, College, Jimi Hendrix, Chile, Beethoven, Canon, Random, Facebook Twitter, Pachelbel, Kottke Related Content, Train Horns

Here Are All the Hottest Accessory Trends of 2020 (From Jewelry to Bags & More)

Do you have these 2020 accessories in your closet yet?
Tags: Jewelry, Accessories, Featured, Shopping, College, Trends, Handbags, Spring 2020

Simulating an Epidemic: Using Data to Show How Diseases Like COVID-19 Spread

Disease modeling as a science has come into its own lately, for heartbreakingly obvious reasons. What may not be so obvious to those of us who aren't scientists is just how critical data can be in changing the course of events in an outbreak. Virus outbreaks may be “acts of God” or acts of unregulated black markets and agribusinesses, but in either case, statistical models can show, concretely, how collective human activity can save lives—and show what happens when people don’t act toget...
Tags: Health, Google, Science, College, Data, Current Affairs, The Washington Post, Facebook Twitter, Stevens, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Kevin Simler, Harry Stevens, Nicholas Jewell, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

On Productivity and the Deep Life

Earlier today, a reader and fellow professor sent me an interesting question: “Everything you write is underpinned by productivity discourse. As I note above, I do embrace your approach to writing and thinking—the need for sustained thinking in quiet (sometimes outdoor) places, its deep pleasures (as well as difficulties), and its contribution to a deep life—but the productivity language is an impediment for me…The pleasure in thinking and doing things well is such a deep-wired human pleasure, ...
Tags: College, Uncategorized, Concord, Emerson, Victor Frankl, Thoreau, Walden Pond, Matt Crawford, Merrimack Rivers

Good Medicine: The Band’s Classic Song, “The Weight,” Sung by Robbie Robertson, Ringo Starr & Special Guests from Around the World

Robbie Robertson’s “The Weight,” the Band’s most beloved song, has the quality of Dylan’s impressionistic narratives. Elliptical vignettes that seem to make very little sense at first listen, with a chorus that cuts right to the heart of the human predicament. “Robertson admits in his autobiography,” notes Patrick Doyle at Rolling Stone, “that he struggled to articulate to producer John Simon what the song was even about.” An artist needn’t understand a creation for it to resonate with l...
Tags: Google, Music, Japan, College, Los Angeles, Current Affairs, Rolling Stone, Bahrain, Ringo Starr, Facebook Twitter, Robertson, Dylan, Doyle, Allman Brothers, Josh Jones, Robbie

Spring DIYs: 7 Floral Decor DIY Projects Guaranteed to Brighten Up Your Space

These easy and cheap spring DIYs will bring some much-needed life and color into your space.
Tags: Diy, Home Decor, College, Plants, Spring, Wall Decor, Floral, Dorm, Dorm Room Design

Explore the Entire World–from the Comfort of Quarantine–with 4K Walking Tours

Many of us right now are sheltering in place, or in quarantine, dreaming of that day when we can once again travel the world. And that day will come, friends, that day will come. But until then, there are already several YouTube channels set up to provide you with a chance to go on walking tours around the world, with only the sounds of the environment in your headphones. I was alerted to this by good friend Phil Gyford, who found this via Sarah Pavis (via FaveJet), and provided several ...
Tags: Google, London, College, Stanford, Russia, New York City, Italy, Brazil, Shinjuku, Bangkok, Tuscany, Facebook Twitter, Falls Church Virginia, West End of London, Elmo, MRT

How to Wear Brown the Fashion Girl Way

If you're not wearing this color as a centerpiece, you're doing it wrong.
Tags: College, Colors, Brown, Fashion Tips, Outfit Ideas, Shopping Guide, Spring 2020

Download Classic Works of Plague Fiction: From Daniel Defoe & Mary Shelley, to Edgar Allan Poe

The apotheosis of prestige realist plague film, Steven Soderburgh’s 2011 Contagion, has become one of the most popular features on major streaming platforms, at a time when people have also turned increasingly to books of all kinds about plagues, from fantasy, horror, and science fiction to accounts that show the experience as it was in all its ugliness—or at least as those who experienced it remembered the events. Such a work is Daniel Defoe’s semi-fictional history “A Journal of the Plague Ye...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, London, College, Edgar Allan Poe, History, Britain, Moscow, Literature, Isaac Newton, Algeria, Albert Camus, Catherine, Marseilles, Lisbon

Take a 3D Tour Through Ancient Giza, Including the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx & More

Imagine the pyramids of ancient Egypt, and a vivid image comes right to mind. But unless you happen to be an Egyptologist, that image may possess a great deal more vividness than it does detail. We all have a rough sense of the pyramids' size (impressively large), shape (pyramidical), texture (crumbly), and setting (sand), almost wholly derived from images captured over the past century. But what about the pyramids in their heyday, more than 4,500 years ago? Do we know enough even to beg...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, College, History, Harvard, Architecture, Egypt, Nile, Seoul, Giza, Facebook Twitter, Khufu, Great Pyramid Of Giza, Khafre, Colin Marshall

The New Rules for Remote Work: Pandemic Edition

Welcome to the new world of remote work, where employees struggle to learn the rules, managers are unsure how to help them, and organizations get a glimpse into the future. [Author: by Dina Gerdeman]
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Readers Ask: I Need Tips for Working at Home

Working at home brings with it confusing new rules of conduct. Remote work expert Prithwiraj Choudhury answers questions from our readers. [Author: by Kristen Senz]
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The Inconvenient Popularity of Podcasts and Group Texts

Last April, Jia Tolentino wrote an article for The New Yorker that reviewed my book, Digital Minimalism, along with Jenny Odell’s book, How to Do Nothing, which came out around the same time. Tolentino’s piece thoughtfully weaved many different strands of observation, each of which is worthy of its own dissection. There was one point, however, made in one of her final paragraphs, that I wanted to highlight. Tolentino, reflecting on what her life was like during the month she experimented with t...
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Madison Beer Style: How to Get Madison Beer’s Loungewear for Less

Madison Beer's comfy loungewear outfits are perfect for chilling at home in.
Tags: Celebs, College, Inspiration, Celebrity Fashion, Loungewear, Celebrity Street Style of the Week, Madison Beer, Sweatshirts, Sweatpants