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Walnut freshman Justina Kozan wins four titles at CIF-SS swimming finals

Megan Gear of Rowland smiles during the CIFSS Division 3 swimming finals at the Riverside Aquatics Center on Thursday, May 2, 2019 in Riverside, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Justina Kozan of Walnut wins the 100 yard butterfly breaking a CIF-SS record with at time of 52.88 seconds during the CIFSS Division 3 swimming finals at the Riverside Aquatics Center on Thursday, May 2, 2019 in Riverside, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, William Blake, Kennedy, High School Sports, Walnut, University Of Illinois, Burroughs, Chen, Costa Mesa, Mustangs, Webb, Crescenta Valley, San Dimas

Ron Burgundy Talks Poetry with Peter Dinklage

The classiest episode yet Poetry: one of literatures oldest and most evocative forms of writing, or a boring way to make reading even lamer? Ron makes it clear which camp he belongs to, but that doesn’t change the fact that this week’s episode is about poetry, so he rolls with it. Peter Dinklage joins Ron and Carolina to read and discuss poetry, and of course Ron can’t help but ask a handful of questions about Peter’s acting career up top. Don’t worry, there are absolutely z...
Tags: Humor, William Blake, Peter, Ron, Carolina, Peter Dinklage, The Ron Burgundy Podcast

Watercolors by WIlliam Blake Sold by Bookstore to Go On View at Tate

Watercolors by William Blake that were sold by a Glasgow bookshop for £50 each and resold at Sotheby’s for over $6m will be shown in a Tate exhibition this autumn, Art Newspaper reports. The watercolors had been thought lost for 165 years before being found in a portfolio at the shop.  Read more at Art Newspaper  
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"'Poppy Apocalypse': Small California city overrun by thousands of tourists declares 'public safety crisis.'"

WaPo reports.Officials in Lake Elsinore, Calif., located just over an hour southeast of Los Angeles, announced Sunday that they had closed off access to their famed California golden poppy fields after “Disneyland size crowds” inundated the city of about 66,000 over the weekend, straining resources and creating a “public safety crisis.”"This weekend has been unbearable,” the city said in Sunday’s announcement, which was shared across social media platforms. “We will evaluate all options next wee...
Tags: Travel, Law, California, Poetry, Los Angeles, Disneyland, William Blake, Flowers, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Lake Elsinore Calif, Wild Flower Hold Infinity

SXSW Startups: Tankee

Tankee CEO Gerald Youngblood with his son. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 18, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in Entertainment and Content, which pitches at 3:30 pm Sunday, March 10, Tankee helps parents protect their kids from ina...
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Complion locks in $7 mln Series B

Cleveland, Ohio-based Complion, a provider of eRegulatory software to clinical research sites, has raised $7 million in Series B funding. Beringea LLC led the round. PRESS RELEASE CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Complion, Inc., the first and largest provider of eRegulatory software to clinical research sites, today announced that it secured a $7 million Series B funding round led by Beringea, LLC. The round was oversubscribed reflecting strong interest from existing investors e...
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Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch Continue their Unlikely Collaboration with the Dark, Droning 'An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil'

None Famed independent film director Jim Jarmusch never really gained notoriety for his musical exploits, and Dutch experimental lute player Jozef Van Wissem isn't exactly a household name, so it may not be a surprise that a musical collaboration between the two artists would fly under the radar.But the truth is, they've worked together frequently over the past few years. Beginning with a chance meeting in New York City in 2006, Jarmusch and Van Wissem have since collaborated on three studio al...
Tags: Music, Review, New York City, Experimental, Noise, Jim Jarmusch, William Blake, Music Review, Sunn, Jarmusch, Sacred Bones, Van Wissem, Jozef Van Wissem, Helena Blavatsky, Emanuel Swedenborg

Astralingua Stunningly Isolates and Introspects on "Space Blues" (interview + premiere)

None The term "Astralingua" refers to the language of stars and astral planes, and on their latest record, Safe Passage, the "Nomadic space-folk" pair creates invasively introspective and elegant music to exemplify their namesake. Comprised of composer/vocalist Joseph Andrew Thompson and back-up vocalist Anne Rose Thompson, Astralingua ensures that each of the LP's 11 tracks lingers with awe-inspiring sounds and arresting soul, ranking alongside meditative masters like Nosound, the Autumn Cho...
Tags: Music, Interview, Bird, Bob Marley, William Blake, Premiere, Folk, Anne, Joseph, Steven Wilson, Blake, Tori Amos, Cutie, Mojave Desert, Astralingua, Psychedelic folk

7 of the best psychedelic books ever written

Psychedelic literature contains some of the richest prose and musings on the human condition. A great deal of these books hail from the 20th century. These are gateway books to a rich and other worldly adventureMuch has been said about the psychedelic experience and its rich and thrilling history. Luckily for us, some of the greatest pioneers who pushed forward into the choppy waters of the mind wrote it all down. Packed with governmental intrigue, freak-out trips and the loving grace of huma...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, Mexico, America, Harvard, Innovation, Literature, Philosophy, Johnny Depp, Las Vegas, Hunter S Thompson, William Blake, Kafka, Ludlow, Thompson, Dennis

the origins of creativity

It is possible that early humans diverged from other primates when they began eating meat. This meat was likely burnt from frequent lightning strikes on the African savanna. They did not even have to know how start a fire, only how to keep one going. Eating cooked meat gave a much higher caloric intake and human brains grew significantly larger than their primate cousins. As humans developed a taste for meat and a source of constant fire at their campsites, they had to work together socially. Hu...
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Is This Glitter Makeup As Good As Hollywood Says? We Investigate.

Welcome to Unfiltered, where we give our honest, no-B.S. reviews of the most buzzed-about beauty products, brands, and services on the market right now.The older we get, the less creative and imaginative we become. Growing old means growing up, right? Author William Blake called it a fall from innocence. John Mayer says it's like being on a train without any stops. The Breakfast Club 's Allison Reynolds summed up that post-Neverland feeling as your heart dying (figuratively, of course).Sure, th...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Beyonce, Amc, House, Emma Stone, Lady Gaga, William Blake, John Mayer, Private School, Malibu, Breakfast Club, Mulholland, Michelle Li, Houdini

Now Stream This: ‘Chappaquiddick’, ‘Strangers: Prey at Night’, ‘Apostle’, ‘Rope’, ‘RBG’, ‘Dead Man’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)  It’s that time again! I’ve gathered some not-so-obvious streaming options for you to enjoy this upcoming weekend, and beyond, because I’m just that kind of person. When I put together Now Stream This, I strive to pick titles that might not jump out to you normally. Are movies like Jaws streaming? Of course they are – but you’ve already seen Jaws. ...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Western, Features, Netflix, Clarke, Johnny Depp, Sigourney Weaver, Jim Jarmusch, Rope, William Blake, Jack

When Aldous Huxley, Dying of Cancer, Left This World Tripping on LSD, Experiencing “the Most Serene, the Most Beautiful Death” (1963)

The “spiritual adepts” of Tibet’s modern period, writes Huston Smith in his comprehensive introduction to the Bardo Thodol, or “The Tibetan Book of the Dead”, “were inner-world adventurers of the highest daring, the Tibetan equivalent of our astronauts—I think it is worth coining the term ‘psychonaut’ to describe them. They personally voyaged to the furthest frontiers of that universe which their society deemed vital to explore: the inner frontiers of consciousness itself, in all its tra...
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The Listening God

The story of Job is probably the oldest part of the Bible. It’s a story that we’ve been reading in the Daily Readings, and we come to see that sometimes being the good guy doesn’t pay off. When the Shaitan , which we often call Satan, makes a wager with God and God accepts, Job becomes the pawn in a giant chess game. Job is set up to lose if he curses God for killing his children and animals, plagues him with boils, and makes his life generally miserable as he sits on an ash pit scratching h...
Tags: Religion, Job, God, William Blake, Jericho, Religion News Service, Wikimedia Commons, Speaking to the Soul, Linda Ryan

Enter an Archive of William Blake’s Fantastical “Illuminated Books”: The Images Are Sublime, and in High Resolution

William Blake earned his place as the patron saint of all freethinking outsider artists. One might say he perfected the role as he perfected his craft—or crafts rather, since his poetry inspires as much awe and acclaim as his visionary engravings and illustrations. Standing astride the Neoclassical eighteenth century and the Romantic era, Blake rejected the rationalism and classicism that surrounded him from birth and developed a prophetic style drawn from an earlier age. He “sought to emulate...
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Reading fiction helps your career, but reading poetry helps more

We have known for a while that people who are most successful in business read fiction.  And people who read fiction have more empathy, no matter where they land on the gender or personality trait spectrum. It’s interesting to me that genre fiction — sci-fi, mystery, and political satire, for example — do not increase our empathy, and exposure to nonfiction correlates with loneliness and lack of social support. But what about poetry? It’s hard to find examples of famous writers of fictional n...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Careers, Diversity, Harvard, William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Harvard Business Review, Morgan, Eliot, John Coleman, Wallace Stevens, Dana Gioia, Harman Industries, Claire Morgan

The Surreal Paintings of the Occult Magician, Writer & Mountaineer, Aleister Crowley

I am not equipped to judge whether the notorious Aleister Crowley—whom the British press once called “the wickedest man in the world”—was an overrated magician (or “Magick-ian”). His banishment from the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, by none other than William Butler Yeats, may not speak well of him. But this is an area of debate best left to experts in the mystic arts. Nor do I feel qualified to venture an opinion on Crowley’s mountaineering. It’s true, he did not reach the summit of K2, b...
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Discover Hilma af Klint: Pioneering Mystical Painter and Perhaps the First Abstract Artist

In a post last year, Colin Marshall wrote of the Swedish abstract painter Hilma af Klint, who “developed abstract imagery,” notes Sweden’s Moderna Museet, “several years before” contemporaries like Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and Kazimir Malevich. Much like Kandinsky, who articulated his theories in the treatise Concerning the Spiritual in Art, af Klint “assumed that there was a spiritual dimension to life and aimed at visualizing context beyond what the eye can see.” Influenced by spirit...
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Ten facts about dentistry

You use it every day; it’s a facial feature that everybody sees; and one that enables almost all animals to survive. We’re talking, of course, about the mouth. Our mouths truly are amazing, and enable us to eat, breathe, and form words. Unfortunately, our mouths can cause us problems too, leaving many people with intense fears of “the dentist.” Nevertheless, dentistry is a truly fascinating subject, and covers an enormous range of topics. This list of ten facts will open your eyes to some of the...
Tags: Books, UK, England, Featured, Africa, History, Baby Teeth, Tooth Fairy, Anthropology, Flickr, Micronesia, William Blake, Shakespeare, Richard III, Henry V, Aristotle

Sorcerers, unicorns, 'Love Island', goatees: the teams' 'secret weapons' at the World Cup

It's day 12 of the World Cup and Anthony Richardson and Ian Fiveankles have quite a jam-packed day, with phone calls and YouTubers and much, much more! All 24 teams at the 2018 World Cup are looking for that coveted edge on opponents. Meet the "Secret Weapons," the little added extras teams have brought to Russia to either keep their players as calm as possible, prevent homesickness or to outthink opponents by using mental skills and the latest technology. These are the weird and wonderful...
Tags: Russia, Football, Blog, Sport, FIFA World Cup, William Blake, Blog Post, Anthony Richardson, Ian Fiveankles

How Dr. Martens’ Boots Are Made

In recent months, we've highlighted how Dr. Martens, the iconic boot maker, has tried to reinvent itself by creating more artistically inspired boots, some actually adorning the artwork of William Blake, Hieronymus Bosch, and traditional Japanese artists. These aren't your grandfather's Doc Martens, to be sure. But however different Docs may now look on the outside, they haven't changed much on the inside. Just watch the video above, which takes you on a tour of "Dr. Martens' only UK fac...
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Doc Martens Boots Now Come Adorned with Traditional Japanese Art

In wake of a recent prom cheongsam dust up, it remains to be seen whether Doc Martens’ special edition Eastern Art shoes and boots will be regarded as a misstep. Dr. Martens' Artist Series paid tribute to Western heavy hitters like Hieronymus Bosch, William Hogarth, JMW Turner, and William Blake. Those eye-catching kicks may have inspired more than a few fashion-conscious punks to delve into art history, but what will consumers—and more importantly activists on the alert for cultural appropriat...
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Grandmother’s steps lead to the Grauniad | Brief letters

William Blake | Art and the CIA | Grenfell inquiry | Neanderthal brains | Predictive textI am as appalled as the other artists and arts lovers and activists who have expressed their concern about the philistine taboo on arts and creative subjects in the new English baccalaureate for secondary school children (Letters, 10 May). As William Blake pointed out, “Nations are destroy’d or flourish, in proportion as their Poetry, Painting, and Music are destroy’d or flourish.” Michael HorovitzLondon• Th...
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Capitalism is based on Selfishness and Greed

Bringing you lower quality and fewer choices since the 16th Century, reads the caption to the image of capitalism. The grim image of the evils of capitalism is captured in William Blake’s evocative phrase “the dark satanic mills.” Is it true that because capitalism rests on selfishness and greed that we don’t have a heaven … Continue reading Capitalism is based on Selfishness and Greed
Tags: Travel, Socialism, Capitalism, William Blake, Milton Friedman

The Muggletonians, an Obscure Religious Sect, Made Beautiful Maps That Put the Earth at the Center of the Solar System (1846)

In 1975, the philosopher of science Paul Feyerabend published his highly contrarian Against Method, a book in which he argued that “science is essentially an anarchic enterprise,” and as such, ought to be accorded no more privilege than any other way of knowing in a democratic society. Motivated by concerns about science as a domineering ideology, he argued the historical messiness of scientific practice, in which theories come about not through elegant logical thinking but often by complete ac...
Tags: Google, Europe, Science, London, College, America, History, Earth, Isaac Newton, William Blake, Frost, National Geographic, Carl Sagan, Newton, Miller, Facebook Twitter

Neil Young :: Dead Man [End Credits]

Last month saw the long-awaited release of the Criterion edition of Jim Jarmusch’s 1995 existentialist western Dead Man. In addition to 4K restoration, bonus interviews with Jarmusch and Gary Farmer, deleted scenes, William Blake poetry, and essays by film critic Amy Taubin and music journalist Ben Ratliff, the new edition features never before seen Mi8 […]
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Doc Martens Boots Adorned with Hieronymus Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights”

As in cuisine, where peasant food can become trendy and expensive overnight, so it is in fashion: how else to explain the way a humble working-class boot went from the factory floor to stylistic statement. The original 1960’s Dr. Martens boot, the one with the cushioned sole, fancy tread, and yellow stitching, was designed to be affordable. That’s why the punks loved it, that’s why the ska/Two Tone guys and gals loved it, and that’s why rich rockers like Pete Townshend showed his solidarity by ...
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Anthracite Coffee Roasters – Modern Industrial-Style Café In Seoul With Amazing Coffee

Nestled within a residential area, Anthracite Coffee Roasters stands out amongst the buildings surrounding it. Anthracite Coffee Roasters is a café chain in Seoul, South Korea and this particular outlet in Yongsan-gu is our favourite. The café occupies the entire old building, with an open-space terrace on the second floor. The impressive interior excited us the moment we stepped in. The first floor is the main counter area where the skilled baristas whip up aromatic cuppas for you to enjoy. Th...
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Doc Martens Now Come Adorned with William Blake’s Art, Thanks to a Partnership with Tate Britain

On a recent trip to Portland, I found myself at the city’s flagship Pearl District Dr. Martens’ store and was instantly transported back to much younger days when I scrimped and saved to buy my first pair of “Docs” at the local DC punk boutique. Big and clunky, the boots and shoes have been associated with outsider and alternative culture for decades (and, sadly, through no fault of their own, with neo-Nazis, as a recent Portland controversy reminded). The brand has since applied its “AirWair” ...
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William Blake Doc Martens

William Blake 1460, $150 The summer after I graduated high school, I went to London with a friend. We visited the Tate and I became smitten with William Blake's art. I didn't have a lot of money to spend on that trip but I did buy a bunch of postcards of his art as souvenirs. About five years later, when I landed in California from the East Coast, I got into a heated discussion with a friend's husband. He mentioned that he was a fan of Blake's poems. I said that I was a fan of Blake's art. He...
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