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Errol Morris Makes His Groundbreaking Series, First Person, Free to Watch Online: Binge Watch His Interviews with Geniuses, Eccentrics, Obsessives & Other Unusual Types

Who do we normally see interviewed on television? Actors, pop singers, politicians, and other famous figures, many of whom have undergone rigorous media training, few of whom have especially interesting personalties in the first place, and none of whom could stand up to Errol Morris' Interrotron. Essentially a teleprompter modified to display Morris' face on its screen, the Interrotron made a new kind of filmed interview possible: "For the first time," Morris has said, "I could be talkin...
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6 Ways to Support COVID-Weary Employees

Ashley Whillans and colleagues offer managers solutions to ease the stress many employees are experiencing. [Author: by Dina Gerdeman]
Tags: College, Ashley Whillans, Dina Gerdeman, by Dina Gerdeman


Hautelinks: Quarantine Hair, Working Out in a Face Mask, Lauren Conrad’s Beauty Line, & More

Here's what we're reading on the internet right now.
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Explore an Interactive, Online Version of the Beautifully Illustrated, 200-Year-Old British & Exotic Mineralogy

What if I said the problem with STEM education is that it doesn’t include nearly enough art? For one thing, I would only echo what STEAM proponents have said for years. This doesn't only mean that students should study the arts with the same seriousness as they do the sciences. But that science should be taught through the arts, as it was in the 19th century when Naturalists relied on fine art illustration. Maybe increasing complexity demands charts and graphs, but there are reasons other than ...
Tags: Google, Art, Science, Education, College, Great Britain, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Euclid, Kottke, Werner, Durham NC Follow, Nicholas Rougeux, Rougeux, Biodiversity Heritage Library, James Sowerby


15 Must-Know Summer Hair Tips to Keep Your Hair Hydrated & Healthy

Get that "shiny model hair blowing in the breeze" look with these simple tips.
Tags: College, Summer, Hair, Dry Shampoo, Haircare, Conditioner, Shampoo, Beauty & Hair, Hair Products, Hair Treatments


One of the Oldest Buddhist Manuscripts Has Been Digitized & Put Online: Explore the Gandhara Scroll

Buddhism goes way back — so far back, in fact, that we're still examining important evidence of just how far back it goes. Take the exhibit above, which may look like nothing more than a collection of faded scraps with writing on them. In fact, they're pieces of the laboriously and carefully unrolled and scanned Gandhara Scroll, which, having originally been written about two millennia ago, ranks as one of the oldest Buddhist manuscripts currently known. You can read the scroll's story at the b...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Congress, College, Religion, History, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Library Of Congress, Seoul, British Library, Alexander, Buddha, Buddhist, Atlas Obscura, University of Washington


The Flying Train: A 1902 Film Captures a Futuristic Ride on a Suspended Railway in Germany

We’ve been focusing a lot recently on old films from the turn of the century that a small group of enthusiasts have been “remastering” using AI, smoothing out the herky-jerky framing, upping the frame rate by interpolating between-frames, and more. So what a surprise to find a recent look at a film in the Museum of Modern Art’s film collection from 1902 that already has the fidelity and smoothness, no AI needed. The above footage is taken from the Wuppertaler Schwebebahn, the suspens...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Germany, New York City, History, Amsterdam, Facebook Twitter, KCRW, Ted Mills, Lumiere Brothers, Wuppertal Schwebebahn, Mutoscope, Denis Shiryaev, D W Griffiths


Don’t Delegate Using Email

On the most recent episode of my podcast, Deep Questions, a listener asked for my advice about delegation. This is an important topic that I haven’t talked a lot about before, so I thought it might be useful to sharpen and elaborate the answer I gave on my show. In the office setting, most delegation occurs over email. You need something done that you either don’t have the time to do, or don’t want to do, or don’t know how to do: so you shoot off a quick message to put in on someone else’s plate...
Tags: College, Uncategorized, Georgetown


Milton Glaser’s Stylish Album Covers for Bob Dylan, The Band, Nina Simone, John Cage & Many More

Milton Glaser hardly needs an introduction. But if the name somehow doesn’t ring a bell, “Glaser’s many contributions to pop culture,” as Ayun Halliday writes in a previous post, certainly will. These include “the  I ?NY logo, the psychedelic portrait of a rainbow-haired Bob Dylan, DC Comics’ classic bullet logo.” All images that “confer undeniable authority.” Many children of the sixties know Glaser well for his album covers, such as the halo photo on the front of Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits, wi...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, Design, College, Bob Dylan, Hopkins, Ray, Townes Van Zandt, Marx, Facebook Twitter, Dylan, Josh Jones, Peter Paul Mary, Glaser, Milton Glaser


Wardrobe Essentials for College Girls 2020

The ultimate guide to what every college girl should have in her wardrobe. Includes wardrobe basics for every college student's closet.
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Ballerina Misty Copeland Recreates the Poses of Edgar Degas’ Ballet Dancers

#Repost @nycdanceproject ??? We are remembering the Misty Copeland Degas inspired photo shoot we did for Harper's Bazaar in March. The Degas exhibit that inspired this at @themuseumofmodernart is closing this Sunday - try to see it if you get a chance! Dress by @maisonvalentino @harpersbazaarus @mistyonpointe #theartofmovement #nycdanceproject #degas #mistycopeland #misty #harpersbazaar #moma Like another modernist artist, Edgar Degas, Copeland has revolutionized the image of the ballet dancer...
Tags: Google, Art, Photography, College, Dance, Paris, Edgar Degas, Misty Copeland, Harper, Harlem, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Copeland, Degas, Kottke, Nijinsky


When Edward Gorey Designed Book Covers for Classic Novels: See His Ironic-Gothic Take on Dickens, Conrad, Poe & More

Twenty years after his death, it's cooler than ever to like Edward Gorey. This is evidenced not just by the frequent posting of his intensively crosshatched, Victorian- and Edwardian-period-inflected, grimly comic art on social media, but by the number of artists who now claim him as an influence. Where, one wonders, did they come across Gorey in the first place? Having published more than a hundred books in his lifetime (if often in small runs from obscure presses), he certainly put the work o...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Books, College, House, New York Times, Andy Warhol, Seoul, Doubleday, Herman Melville, Edward Gorey, Facebook Twitter, Gorey, Steven Kurutz, Colin Marshall


What Is a “Blerd?” Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #56 Discusses Nerd Culture and Race with The Second City’s Anthony LeBlanc

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_056_8-1-20.mp3 The Interim Executive Producer of The Second City joins your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt to discuss the scope of black nerd-dom: what nerdy properties provide to those who feel "othered," using sci-fi to talk about race, Black Panther and other heroes, afrofuturism, black anime fans, Star Trek, Key & Peele, Get Out vs. Us, and more. A few articles you might enjoy: ...
Tags: Google, Podcasts, College, America, Current Affairs, Sci Fi, Second City, Anthony, Black Panther, Afrofuturism, Facebook Twitter, Peele, Sinbad, Anthony LeBlanc, Sam Stone, Comics/Cartoons


Why Investors Often Lose When They Sue Their Financial Adviser

Forty percent of American investors rely on financial advisers, but the COVID-19 market rollercoaster may have highlighted a weakness when disputes arise. The system favors the financial industry, says Mark Egan. [Author: by Danielle Kost]
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How John Woo Makes His Intense Action Scenes: A Video Essay

The world does not lack action movies, but well-made ones have for most of cinema history been few and far between. Despite long understanding that action sells, Hollywood seldom manages to get the most out of the genre's master craftsmen. Hence the excitement in the early 1990s when fans of Hong Kong gangster pictures learned that John Woo, that country's preeminent action auteur, was coming stateside. His streak of Hong Kong hits at that point included A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Bu...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hong Kong, Hollywood, Film, College, Bmw, Jackie Chan, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Evan Puschak, Sergio Leone, Jean Claude Van Damme, John Woo, Colin Marshall, Puschak


Dessert Recipes of Iconic Thinkers: Emily Dickinson’s Coconut Cake, George Orwell’s Christmas Pudding, Alice B. Toklas’ Hashish Fudge & More

Image via Wikimedia Commons Of all the desserts to attain cultural relevance over the past century, can any hope to touch ? Calling for such ingredients as black peppercorns, shelled almonds, dried figs, and most vital of all Cannabis sativa, the recipe first appeared in 1954's The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book. (Toklas would a time when the fudge's key ingredient had become an object of much more intense public interest.) More than a how-to on Toklas' favorite dishes, the book is also a kind of...
Tags: Google, Facebook, College, France, George Orwell, Food & Drink, Literature, Seoul, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Marcel Proust, Thomas Jefferson, Facebook Twitter, Dickinson


The Strange Costumes of the Plague Doctors Who Treated 17th Century Victims of the Bubonic Plague

In the 17th and 18th centuries, what we know of as The Age of Enlightenment or early modernity, Europeans traversed the globe and returned to publish travel accounts that cast the natives they encountered as childlike beings, destitute savages, or literal monsters. Unable to make sense of alien languages and cultures, they mistook everything they saw. Meanwhile, the bubonic plague swept Europe, and plague doctors wandered towns and countryside in a “fanciful-looking costume [that] typically con...
Tags: Google, Europe, College, History, Italy, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Public Domain Review, Erin Blakemore, Daniel Defoe Mary Shelley, Charles de Lorme, National Geographic Given, Edgar Allan Poe Isaac Newton


When We All Have Pocket Telephones (1923)

From England's Daily Mirror (January 23, 1923). Find more timely predictions in the Relateds below. via Neil Gaiman Related Content: A 1947 French Film Accurately Predicted Our 21st-Century Addiction to Smartphones Nikola Tesla’s Predictions for the 21st Century: The Rise of Smart Phones & Wireless, The Demise of Coffee, The Rule of Eugenics (1926/35) In 1911, Thomas Edison Predicts What the World Will Look Like in 2011: Smart Phones, No Poverty, Libraries That Fit in One Book In 1964, Isaac As...
Tags: Google, England, Technology, College, Neil Gaiman, Paris, Thomas Edison, Facebook Twitter, Jules Verne, Isaac Asimov, Century Addiction to Smartphones Nikola Tesla


Collaborating During Coronavirus: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Nature of Work

This study of 16 cities is the first large-scale analysis of how digital communication patterns have changed in the early stages of the pandemic. [Author: by Evan DeFilippis, Stephen Michael Impink, Madison Singell, Jeffrey T. Polzer, and Raffaella Sadun]
Tags: College, and Raffaella Sadun, Raffaella Sadun, by Evan DeFilippis, Stephen Michael Impink, Madison Singell, Jeffrey T. Polzer


COVID's Surprising Toll on Careers of Women Scientists

Women scientists and those with young children are paying a steep career price in the pandemic, according to new research by Karim Lakhani, Kyle Myers, and colleagues. [Author: by Rachel Layne]
Tags: College, by Rachel Layne, Rachel Layne, Karim Lakhani Kyle Myers


Classic Punk Rock Sketches from Saturday Night Live, Courtesy of Fred Armisen

Comedian Fred Armisen is best known for his years on Saturday Night Live, his eight seasons of surreal sketch comedy (with Carrie Brownstein) on Portlandia, and his unnerving command of regional accents and impressions. True fans also know that for much of his career he’s also been a musician, primarily a drummer, since college. Starting in high school, he’s been in various bands, including Trenchmouth, the Blue Man Group, and sometimes sitting in with Seth Meyers' house band. So the abo...
Tags: Google, Music, Comedy, College, Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Manchester, Dave Grohl, Dallas, Hitler, Carrie Brownstein, Seth Meyers, Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Maggie, Mussolini


The Golden Age of Berlin Comes to Life in the Classic, Avant-Garde Film, Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis (1927)

The rediscovery of Berlin began thirty years ago this November, with the demolition of the wall that had long divided the city's western and eastern halves. Specifically, the Berlin Wall had stood since 1961, meaning the younger generation of West and East Berliners had no memory of their city's being whole. In another sense, the same could be said of their parents' generation, who saw nearly a third of Berlin destroyed in the Second World War. Only the most venerable Berliners would hav...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Film, College, Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, History, West, Seoul, Samuel Beckett, Sao Paulo, Facebook Twitter, Jenkins, Leni Riefenstahl


Jordyn Woods Style 2020: How to Get Her Recent Trendy Looks, For Less

This is how you can get Jordyn Woods's super-Instagrammable outfits, on a budget.
Tags: Celebs, College, Inspiration, Celebrity Fashion, Celebrity Street Style of the Week, Jordyn Woods


The Wine Windows of Renaissance Florence Dispense Wine Safely Again During COVID-19

Everything old is new again and Tuscany’s buchette del vino—wine windows—are definitely rolling with the times. As Lisa Harvey earlier reported in Atlas Obscura, buchette del vino became a thing in 1559, shortly after Cosimo I de’ Medici decreed that Florence-dwelling vineyard owners could bypass taverns and wine merchants to sell their product directly to the public. Wealthy wine families eager to pay less in taxes quickly figured out a workaround that would allow them to take advantage...
Tags: Travel, Google, Japan, College, Life, History, Architecture, Food & Drink, Florence, Tuscany, Atlas Obscura, Facebook Twitter, Cosimo, Lisa Harvey, Francesco Rondinelli, Babae


Winston Churchill Praises the Virtue of “Brevity” in Memos to His Staff: Concise Writing Leads to Clearer Thinking

George Orwell and Winston Churchill didn’t agree on much. For example, while Orwell wrote with deep sympathy about coal miners in The Road to Wigan Pier, Churchill, as home secretary, brutally crushed a miner’s strike in Wales. Orwell’s early years as “an apparatchik in the last days of the empire… left him with a hatred of authority and imperialism,” writes Richard Eilers. Churchill was a committed imperialist all his life, instrumental in prolonging a famine in British India that killed “at l...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, UK, Writing, Wales, College, Nazis, India, George Orwell, Winston Churchill, Times, Orwell, Churchill, Cormac Mccarthy, Kurt Vonnegut


How to Find the Right Pair of Shoes for Any Occasion

Let us help you find the perfect shoes for everything in your busy schedule.
Tags: Shopping, College, Shoes, Shopping Guide, Fall Trends


The Ultimate Ethical Fashion Reading List

The best 6 books to get you started on your ethical fashion journey.
Tags: Books, College, Sustainable Fashion, Reading, College Life


How to Start Taking Fashion Risks

Your guide to becoming your group's resident Anna Wintour.
Tags: College, Trends, Fashion Tips, Fashion Challenge


Divine Decks: A Visual History of Tarot: The First Comprehensive Survey of Tarot Gets Published by Taschen

The cards of the tarot, first created for play around 600 years ago and used in recent centuries for occult divination of truths about life, the universe, and everything, should by all rights be nothing more than a historical curiosity today. Yet something about the tarot still compels, even to many of us in the ever more digital, ever more data-driven 21st century. Taschen, publisher of lavish art and photo books, know this: hence, as we featured last year here on Open Culture, products...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Europe, Books, England, College, History, Brooklyn, Italy, Philip K Dick, Seoul, David Lynch, Crowley, Facebook Twitter, Dali


Coupons & Sales: 50% off H&M, 70% off Mango, 50% off Old Navy, & More

Here's where to save on beauty and fashion this weekend.
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