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The 6 Best Fashion Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Bring a little style to your podcast rotation.
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The Story of the MiniDisc, Sony’s 1990s Audio Format That’s Gone But Not Forgotten

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Whether or not pioneering carmaker Henry Ford actually uttered that quip, it has long held near-Biblical status in the realm of American business. On the other side of the Pacific, Sony founder Akio Morita put it less memorably but more generally: “If you ask the public what they think they’ll need, you’ll always be behind in this world. You’ll never catch up unless you think one to ten years in advance, and cr...
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Hear Demos & Outtakes of Joni Mitchell’s Blue on the 50th Anniversary of the Classic Album

When Joni Mitchell released Blue in 1971, she revealed herself to the world as a poet with a hard-boiled interior life. The album, writes Rolling Stone, challenged the image many had of her as an innocent flower child. “The West Coast feminine ideal” was a role “Mitchell hadn’t asked for and did not want.” Of her writing of the album, she said in a 2013 interview, “They better find out who they’re worshipping. Let’s see if they can take it. Let’s get real.” Get real she did, shocking the...
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The Captivating Art of Restoring Vintage Guitars

Mention the Martin D-28 and you need say no more to fans of folk, country, rock and roll, country-rock, folk-rock, country-folk, etc. Elvis, Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Neil Young… all played one. (Neil, in fact, owns Hank’s guitar, and calls it “Hank.”) It is the standard against which all “Dreadnought”-style guitars are measured, because it was the first, and is still, arguably, the best. Named after the Royal British Navy’s HMS Dreadnought, a famous vessel that “...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, America, Willie Nelson, Martin, Neil, Josh Jones, Hank, Martins, Martin Co, Durham NC Follow, Royal British Navy, Daryl Nerl, Jason Ahner, Lars Dalin


One More Way the Startup World Hampers Women Entrepreneurs

Early feedback is essential to launching new products, but women entrepreneurs are more likely to receive input from men. Research by Rembrand Koning, Ramana Nanda, and Ruiqing Cao. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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The COVID-19 Mutiny: When Teams Leave and Take Their Clients

Remote work and pandemic turbulence have made it easier to poach star teams. Boris Groysberg and colleagues offer advice for companies trying to retain or recruit high performers, and for professionals considering a move. [Author: by Robin Abrahams, Boris Groysberg, and Steven L. Manchel]
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British Actor Bob Hoskins’ Helped Thousands Learn to Read in On the Move, a 1970s “Sesame Street for Adults”

British character actor Bob Hoskins has been remembered for “playing Americans better than Americans,” as USA Today wrote when Hoskins passed away in 2014. Characters like Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’s Eddie Valiant, Nixon’s J. Edgar Hoover, and The Cotton Club’s Owney Madden stand out as some of his best performances in Hollywood. But he began his career in British film and television, playing cops and gangsters. Helen Mirren, who starred opposite him in his first major role, The Long Good...
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On the Dynamo and Email

In an article about remote work that I wrote for the New Yorker last year, I pointed to an underground classic research paper titled “The Dynamo and the Computer: An Historical Perspective on the Modern Productivity Paradox.” It was written by a Stanford economist named Paul David, and published in the American Economic Review in 1989. In the article, David performs a close study of the adoption of electric dynamos in factories at the turn of the twentieth century. With the benefit of hindsight...
Tags: College, Stanford, Uncategorized, David, Silicon Valley, Dynamo, American Economic Review, Paul David


AI & X-Rays Recover Lost Artworks Underneath Paintings by Picasso & Modigliani

You see above a painting by Amedeo Modigliani, a portrait of the artist’s lover Beatrice Hastings, unseen by the public until its rediscovery just this year. Or at any rate, some see that: in another sense, the image is a new or almost-new artistic creation, based on X-rays of Modigliani’s Portrait of a Girl. Underneath the paint that makes up that celebrated work lie traces enough to establish the presence of a different, earlier one beneath. But only now, after the employment of neural networ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Technology, London, College, Barcelona, Smithsonian, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Seoul, Picasso, Hastings, Da Vinci, Vermeer, Amedeo Modigliani, Modigliani


David Bowie on Why It’s Crazy to Make Art–and We Do It Anyway (1998)

Art is useless, Oscar Wilde declared. Yet faced with, say, a painting by Kandinsky, film by Malick, or great work by David Bowie, we may feel it “impossible to escape the impression,” as Sigmund Freud wrote, “that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.” However ambiguously, art can move us beyond the selfish boundaries of the ego to c...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Music, Television, College, David Bowie, Oscar Wilde, Sigmund Freud, Freud, Charlie Rose, Rose, Bowie, Wilde, Josh Jones, Malick, Kandinsky


Google’s UX Design Professional Certificate: 7 Courses Will Help Prepare Students for an Entry-Level Job in 6 Months

During the pandemic, Google launched a series of Career Certificates that will “prepare learners for an entry-level role in under six months.” One such certificate focuses on User Experience Design, or what’s called UX Design, the process design teams use to create products that provide meaningful experiences to users. Offered on the Coursera platform, the User Experience (UX) Design Professional Certificate features seven courses, including the Foundations of User Experience, Start the UX Desi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Design, College, Online Courses, Walmart Best, Conduct UX Research, Google Coursera, Top Universities Google


Shop With Me: The Must-Have Items Under $35 From H&M You Need This Summer

Time to update your wardrobe for the summer, without breaking the bank!
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Discover Ikaria, the Greek Island With the Oldest Life Expectancy in the World

Boilerplate human interest stories about the habits of particularly spry centenarians just don’t cut it anymore. Living a long, healthy, and happy life, we know, involves more than making the right individual choices. It means living in societies that make good choices readily available and support the individuals making them. Nutrition research has borne this out — just scan the latest popular food book titles for the word “Mediterranean,” for example, or input the same search term in a...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Japan, College, Life, The Washington Post, Mediterranean, Fisher, Josh Jones, Greek Island, Max Fisher, Ikaria, Durham NC Follow, Loma Linda California, Shigeaki Hinohara, Greek City Times


Buddhist Monk Sings The Ramones: “Rock ’n’ Roll High School,” “Teenage Lobotomy” & “Beat on the Brat”

The Ramones restored speed and simplicity to 70s rock. It’s rare to find a Ramones tune clocking in over three minutes. The sweet spot’s closer to 2 1/2. “We play short songs and short sets for people who don’t have a lot of spare time,” original drummer Tommy Ramone remarked. It took them all of 2 minutes and 20 seconds to bomb through their single for “Rock ’n’ Roll High School.” So why does Japanese Buddhist monk Kossan’s cover take more than twice that long? Because meditation is...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, Religion, Metallica, Ramones, Yankovic, Ayun Halliday, Tommy Ramone, Kossan, Kazutaka Yamada, Meditation Buddhist Monk Covers Judas Priest


Igor Stravinsky Appears on American Network TV & Tells Stories About His Unconventional Musical Life (1957)

One evening in 1957, viewers all across America tuned in to see Stravinsky. The broadcast wasn’t a performance of Stravinsky’s music, although those would continue to draw television audiences well into the following decade. It was a conversation with the man himself, Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, who even when he was still alive had become an institution by virtue of his industry and innovation. “For half a century, Stravinsky’s musical explorations have dominated modern music,” says the...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Hollywood, Television, Nbc, College, Russia, America, Paris, Pablo Picasso, Seoul, Stravinsky, Igor Stravinsky, Charlie Parker, Robert Craft, Marcel Duchamp


Modernizing Table-Top Role-Playing Games — Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #96

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_96_5-15-21.mp3 What’s the current status of table-top role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons in pop culture? Thanks to D&D’s recent depiction in Stranger Things and the enormous popularity of fantasy properties like Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings, interest in elves and magic and such is no longer fodder for Satanic panic, but the idea of actively pretending to be a character in this genre t...
Tags: Facebook, Games, Podcasts, College, Wikipedia, Party, Dungeons & Dragons, Amanda, Eric Silver, Pretty Much Pop, Mark Linsenmayer Erica Spyres, Brian Hirt, Dicebreaker, Amanda McLoughlin, Spirits Podcast


Sweat Proof Summer Makeup Tips and Tricks

Because "melted makeup" isn't exactly #goals.
Tags: College, Beauty & Hair


Lake Day Outfits: What to Pack for a Lake House in Summer

The only thing left to do is find a friend with a boat.
Tags: College, Summer, Beachwear, Lake House, Summer Outfits, Fashion Tips


Weekend Sales: 80% off ASOS, 90% off Nasty Gal, 50% off AEO, & More

Here's where to save on beauty and fashion this weekend.
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Umberto Eco’s 36 Rules for Writing Well (in English or Italian)

Creative Commons image by Rob Bogaerts, via the National Archives in Holland Umberto Eco knew a great many things. Indeed too many things, at least according to his critics: “Eco knows everything there is to know and spews it in your face in the most blasé manner,” declared Pier Paolo Pasolini, “as if you were listening to a robot.” That line appears quoted in Tim Parks’ review of Pape Satàn Aleppe, a posthumous collection of essays from La Bustina di Minerva, the magazine column Eco had writte...
Tags: Facebook, Writing, College, Literature, Seoul, Orwell, Parks, Eco, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sono, Emerson, Minerva, Louisiana Channel, Umberto Eco, Tim Parks, Colin Marshall


The Horrors of Bull Island, “the Worst Music Festival of All Time” (1972)

It’s maybe a little unfair to compare 1972’s “Bull Island” Festival to Fyre Fest, the music festival scam so egregious it warranted dueling documentaries on Hulu and Netflix. But “Bull Island” — or what was originally called the Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival — was an epic catastrophe, maybe the worst in music festival history, and well deserving of its own media franchise. Still, its organizers had every intention of following through on the event. What happened wasn’t entirely their faul...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, Indiana, Netflix, Hulu, Rod Stewart, Black Sabbath, Woodstock, Wolf, Alexander, Nbc Nightly News, Duncan, Chamberlain, Wabash, EVANSVILLE


Hear an Excerpt from the Newly-Released, First Unabridged Audiobook of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

Need one go so far in digging out strata of meaning? Only if one wishes to; Finnegans Wake is a puzzle, just as a dream is a puzzle, but the puzzle element is less important than the thrust of the narrative and the shadowy majesty of the characters… and when our eyes grow bewildered with strange roots and incredible compounds, why, then we can switch on our ears. It is astonishing how much of the meaning is conveyed through music: the art of dim-sighted Joyce is, like that of Milton, mai...
Tags: Facebook, New York, College, Literature, Anthony Burgess, Rolling Stone, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Milton, Adam, Burgess, Joyce, Josh Jones, McGovern, Giordano Bruno, Howth Castle


Hautelinks: Adulting Hacks, ’90s DIY Fashion Trends, In the Heights Fashion, & More

Here's what we're reading on the internet right now.
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What Makes Leonardo’s Mona Lisa a Great Painting?: An Explanation in 15 Minutes

The Mona Lisa may be on display at the Louvre, but best of luck appreciating it there. The first obstacle, quite literally, is the crowd that’s always massed around it (or, in the time before social-distancing policies, was always massed around it). Even if you maneuver your way to the front of the camera-phoned throng, the painting itself hangs within a thick glass case — can’t have a repeat of the 1911 theft — and has dimensions in any event much smaller than people tend to imagine. Af...
Tags: Art, Facebook, College, History, Pablo Picasso, Seoul, Louvre, Mona Lisa, Da Vinci, Leonardo, Payne, Leonardo da Vinci, Hieronymus Bosch, James Payne, Guillaume Apollinaire, Colin Marshall


Brian Eno Launches His Own Radio Station with Hundreds of Unreleased Tracks: Hear Two Programs

Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons Back in 2013, Brian Eno gave a talk at the Red Bull Academy, the lecture series that has hosted fellow musicians like Tony Visconti, Debbie Harry, and Nile Rogers. Asked when he knew a piece of music was finished, Eno let drop that he currently had 200,809 works of unreleased music. (The actual answer though? “When there’s a deadline”). Usually we have to wait for posthumous releases to hear such music, like what is currently happening now to Prince’...
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Download Great Works of Art from 40+ Museums Worldwide: Explore Artvee, the New Art Search Engine

Dilbert creator Scott Adams once wrote of his early experiences introducing the World Wide Web to others. “In 1993, there were only a handful of Web sites you could access, such as the Smithsonian’s exhibit of gems. Those pages were slow to load and crashed as often as they worked.” But those who witnessed this technology in action would invariably “get out of their chairs their eyes like saucers, and they would approach the keyboard. They had to touch it themselves. There was something about t...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Technology, College, Nasa, Paris, Smithsonian, Rembrandt, New York Public Library, Seoul, Rijksmuseum, Scott Adams, Art Institute of Chicago, Museo, Hilma, Colin Marshall


The 6 best places to shop for bean bag chairs in 2021

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Moon Pod A cozy bean bag chair can be a great addition to any children's room, dorm room, or game room. The best bean bag chairs are filled with soft materials and can support multiple seating positions. We recommend shopping with these six brands for comfortable bean bag chairs. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky When many of us think of bean bag chairs, we think of the uncomfortably flat, outdate...
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Watch Franz Liszt’s “Un Sospiro” Played with the Mesmerizing “Three-Hand Technique”

“Piano education is important for teaching polyphony, improving sight-reading, consolidating the knowledge of harmony and gaining much more musical abilities,” write Turkish researchers in the behavioral sciences journal Procedia. The student of the piano can advance solo or with another player in duets, playing what are called “four-hand pieces.” But learning “to gain the attitudes of duet playing” poses a challenge. Researchers Izzet Yucetoker and Koksal Apaydinli suggest a possible in...
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Haruki Murakami and the Scarcity of Serious Thought

I recently returned to Haruki Murakami’s 2007 pseudo-memoir, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. I first encountered this book back in 2009. It inspired me at the time to write an essay titled “On the Value of Hard Focus,” which laid the foundation on which I went on to build my theory of deep work. Which is all to say, Murakami’s short meditation on running and art holds a special place in my personal literary canon. On my re-read, my attention was snagged by the following passage: “G...
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A History of Punk from 1976-78: A Free Online Course from the University of Reading

From Matthew Worley, professor of modern history at the University of Reading, comes the free online course Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-78. (Worley is also the author of the book, No Future: Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture.) The course covers the following ground: In the late 1970s, a new youth subculture emerged in the UK. This, of course, was punk, and a cultural revolt was underway. In this course, you will learn about the emergence of punk and its diverse ...
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