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Bert Jansch On World Cafe

British folk musician Bert Jansch died in October 2011, about 10 months after recording this interview with <i>World Cafe</i>. A founding member of the folk-jazz-blues band Pentangle, along with fellow guitarist John Renbourn, Jansch was one of the most influential players of the '60s, though he never …

“I Put the Bed Together Myself”: Kanye West and Modern Design on the 10th Anniversary of The College Dropout

There might not be such a thing as a universal experience, but putting together an Ikea bed with your mom is pretty damn close.<p><i>"We can collectively affect the world through design." -Kanye West, January 2012</i><p>On the rambling final track of Kanye West's turning-ten-this-week <i>The College Dropout</i>, "Last …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Kanye West Looks Back on 10th Anniversary of 'College Dropout'

'I am still the same kid from Chicago, still dreaming out loud, still banging on the door,' he says<p>Even though he didn't stick around for long, Kanye …

Watch a 21-Year-Old Kanye West at Jermaine Dupri's 1998 Birthday Party

Six years before 'College Dropout,' a superstar takes his first steps<p>This clip has made its way around the Internet for a little while, but with …

Fred Armisen is new 'Late Night' bandleader; U2, Arcade Fire Justin Timberlake among Fallon's first 'Tonight Show' guests

<i>Meyers, Armisen and the new ‘Late Night’ house band…</i><p><b>Fred Armisen</b> will be the bandleader on NBC’s <i>Late Night with Seth Meyers</i>. The host (and former SNL …

Kanye West Reflects On The 10th Anniversary Of "The College Dropout"

The rapper took to Twitter to reflect on how far he's come. And old demos and behind-the-scenes videos confirm it.

Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding still hold sway over soul

Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin are linked in many ways, but most obviously by their recognized titles in the pop culture zeitgeist: The King and …

Hurricane Forces Family to Evacuate, Jeopardizes Top 2015 Recruit's Dream

Defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick is one of the top prospects in the 2015 class. Like many other recruits, he has excelled on the football field from a very young age.<p>However, the 5-star New Jersey native has already overcome a tragedy that most will never have to endure in a lifetime.<p>In August …

College Football

4 cynical reasons the NBA will raise the draft age minimum

The NBA looks poised to raise the draft age minimum to 20 sometime soon. Here's why.<p>We've seen a lot of predictions for what Adam Silver will do first to make his mark as the NBA's new commissioner. I fear NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper is on the right track.<p>This is an unresolved issue looming since …

2014 Winter Olympics medal count: Canada takes top spot

Canada, the Netherlands and Norway each have seven medals heading into Tuesday.<p>The Netherlands continued to dominate the speed skating competitions on Monday, with three Dutch skaters sweeping the 500 m sprint event. Heading into Tuesday, the Netherlands, Norway and Canada are on top with seven …

How Tyson Gay Got Dragged Down by the World of Steroid-Peddling Pseudo-Doctors

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>This story was co-published with Sports Illustrated.</i><p>Last July, U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay held the …

The Surfboard of the Future

Meet the Vanguard, Daniel Thomson’s opus, which he claims to be function over fashion. Photo: Van Swae<p>You may have seen them at your local breaks: …

Terry Ryan optimistic about recovery

MINNEAPOLIS -- Diagnosed with cancer in his neck, Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan has taken leave from his job for treatment and …

Sochi Is Scrambling 'Volunteers' to Fill Empty Seats

Lawmakers Threaten NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status Over ‘Redskins’ Name

Some mem­bers of Con­gress have long been un­happy with the name of Wash­ing­ton’s foot­ball team, the Red­skins. But in a new let­ter to NFL …

Afterschool Podcast with Don Lehman - Episode 17: Caroline Baumann, Director of the Cooper-Hewitt

<i>Hosted by Don Lehman, Core77's podcast series is designed for all those times you're sketching, working in the shop, or just looking for inspiration</i> …

Product Design

Papá Andrés Rum

Continuing on their path of creating high-end, sipping rums, Brugal has released Papá Andrés (named for the company’s founder, Don Andrés Brugal) with a limited edition run of just 500 bottles per year—with each year being a different blend than the previous. Once only enjoyed by the Brugal family …

Dominican Republic

Frida von Fuchs – Visual Identity

Frida von Fuchs – Design Agency Identity.<p>Frida von Fuchs is a Berlin, Germany-based design agency. They work mainly with a handful of freelancer …

grain editTim Easley

Tim Easley is a designer and illustrator from London. A self-professed fan of daydreaming and doodling, he creates bold works brimming with rich …

More Office Inspiration

Since the last Office Inspiration back in November, we have been getting a lot of great feedbacks from you guys. This is not going to be a series but …

Inspiration

Photography by Reuben Wu

Experimental Fine Art Photography.<p>Reuben Wu has many talents. He is a musician, producer, DJ with Ladytron, visual artist, audiovisual director, and …

Dramatic Tintype Portraits of Contemporary Celebrities

Initially created for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, New York-based photographer Victoria Will's <i>Tintypes</i> series features portraits of numerous celebrities that uses an old technique for film development involving a thin sheet of iron coated with a collodion emulsion. The monochromatic renderings, …

Celebrity Gossip

Vogue Launches on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 4, 2014<p>Vogue, the most influential fashion magazine in the world, makes its debut on Flipboard today. Read by more than …

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