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2016 Goals


Suburbs Are Urban Places, Too

A scholar argues that suburbs have complex urban qualities, but they are poorly understood.<p>While both urban and rural studies have long thrived, the academic study of suburbs is still a relatively new field—despite the fact that, as the author Peter Ackroyd has claimed, suburbs are as old as the …

Hidden Gems to Visit in Amsterdam

By College Tourist; Author: Marilyn La Jeunesse, New York University<p><b>Take a break from the coffee shops and famous museums and explore another side of this beautiful city.</b><p>Amsterdam is a vibrant, colorful city that plays host of a variety of slanted Renaissance-era residences that align the city's …

European Travel

Genius and the Brain

The 92nd St. Y in New York is presenting “Seven Days of Genius” this week. As part of the festivities, the video site Big Think invited me to film a conversation with neuroscientist Heather Berlin about the nature of genius and the origin of creativity in the brain.<p>Here’s the video, which we taped …


Premiere: PRIDES - 'Little Danger' (Piano Session)

It's almost here.<p><b>PRIDES</b> are due to release their debut album 'The Way Up' on July 10th, following some scorching live shows and engrossing …


How I’d redesign piano sheet music

<b>TL;DR:</b> Here’s a new method for writing sheet music for piano that makes it easier to learn to play everyday songs. Traditional sheet music relies on …

Stevie Wonder

The Innovation of Loneliness

An Instagram short film

How To Be

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The Arts

Nicola Benedetti, Saffron Hall, review: 'terrific'

The combination of Scotland's star violinist and Vivaldi's The Four Seasons was irresistible. It didn't disappoint<p>There aren’t many dream tickets in classical music, but the combination of star violinist <b>Nicola Benedetti</b> and <b>Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons</b> is surely one. It sold out twice over in Saffron …


Kenneth Frampton: What is Architecture?

We caught up with Kenneth Frampton earlier this week at the event to announce the finalists of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) in …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some …