Trampas

68 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | @Trampas | Keep up with Trampas on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Trampas”

The Dark Origins of 11 Classic Nursery Rhymes

In the canon of great horror writing, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley tend to dominate the craft. But …

The 10 Most Notorious Paranormal Hoaxes in History

Some might argue that everything that passes for "paranormal" is a hoax. (There's no fun in that, but insist if you must.) But even the biggest …

In the Land of the Possible

Samantha Power has the President’s ear. To what end?<p>On July 17, 2013, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee met to consider the nomination of Samantha Power to be America’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. She was an unusual choice. Although she had been a professor at Harvard’s …

10 Great Performances From 10 Legendary Jazz Artists: Django, Miles, Monk, Coltrane & More

<b>Billie Holiday Sings 'Strange Fruit,' 1959:</b><p>Last week we brought you a post titled "Miles Davis and His 'Second Great Quintet,' Filmed Live in Europe, …

An Absolute Truth: On Writing a Life of Coltrane

By Sam Stephenson June 3, 2014<p>Arts & Culture<p>A few years ago I found a used, first-edition hardcover of Dr. Cuthbert Ormond Simpkins’s 1975 book, <i>Coltrane: A Biography</i>, online for $150. I had long admired its feverish, street-pulpy story about the saxophonist John Coltrane, whose powerful music …

“Saturday Night Live’s” edgiest night: The inside story of Richard Pryor’s brilliant evening

<b>Richard Pryor (AP)</b><p>Lorne Michaels battled to bring Pryor to “SNL.” That night produced classic bits, and long-simmering racial tension<p>Scott Saul<p>December 14, 2014 7:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Becoming Richard Pryor”<p>Between 1973 and 1975, Richard Pryor managed the ambiguously impressive feat of sowing …

Janice Dickinson Unloads On Bill Cosby In A Bizarre CNN Interview

<i>“You’re not even a monster, you’re a despicable rapist. You’re a despicable cheater. I feel sorry for your family.”</i> — Janice Dickinson on Bill Cosby<p>Tonight, CNN aired an hour long special featuring five of Bill Cosby’s accusers, all of whom described in some detail their sexual assault allegations …

Watch John Coltrane Play A Love Supreme Live

Coltrane performed the legendary album live, in its entirety, exactly once.<p><b>John Coltrane recorded A Love Supreme</b> 50 years ago today, December 9, 1964, with Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Jimmy Garrison. The album, a four-part suite widely considered to be one of the greatest in jazz history, was …

John Coltrane

Sybil and the Debate Over Multiple Personality Disorder

(YouTube link)<p>If you read <i>The Three Faces of Eve</i> or <i>Sybil</i>, you are familiar with Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD). Both books were based on real …

Let Charles Mingus help you with your cat poop problems

Charles Mingus is one of the greatest jazz composers of all time, and he also, it seems, shared some similarities with your typical crazy cat lady. …

The New Abnormal

The carnival logic of “American Horror Story.”<p>“A little culture for the TV viewers. God knows they need it,” Madame Elsa, played by Jessica Lange, purrs. A sideshow impresario and a double amputee, Elsa has just finished crooning “September Song” to her lover, Paul the Illustrated Seal—she’s …

Christian right’s rage problem: How white fundamentalists are roiling America

Far-right Christians like Todd Starnes think their nation’s in danger. You won’t believe what they want to do next<p>Over the past few years, America has been divided by religion. The culture wars have heated up with secularists on one side and God-fearing Americans on the other, and to understate …

A Spanish Stop Motion Horror Film You Can Stream Online

Streaming media has totally changed the world of filmmaking, allowing anyone who makes a movie to share their creation with the world…and actually …

“I don’t like Chevy”: Richard Pryor and Chevy Chase’s tense post-“Saturday Night Live” battle

<b>Chevy Chase, Richard Pryor (AP)</b><p>Rivalry between Richard Pryor and Chevy Chase extended past that famous “SNL” sketch — and included Johnny Carson<p>David Henry • Joe Henry<p>November 28, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>You need a great gift. We have excerpts from some of the season’s biggest entertainment biographies …

A Tiny Hamster Thanksgiving (Ep. 4)

Bob Odenkirk, A Load of Hooey

12 ways to make it big on YouTube with your music

<b>So far in this series we've shown you how to take advantage of GoPro cameras and GoPro's Studio software to create awesome video edits for promoting</b> …

Is There a Link Between Mental Health and Gun Violence?

On Friday, October 24th, during the busy lunch hour in the school cafeteria of Marysville-Pilchuck High School, in Marysville, Washington, Jaylen Fryberg opened fire on his classmates, killing one student and wounding four others, three of whom later died from their injuries. Then he killed himself.<p>…

The 30 best jazz films

John McLaughlin on Miles Davis and the recording(s) that changed his life

Steve Vai Talks About Zappa Audition

You Must All Watch This Excellent ’60 Minutes’ Piece On Dave Grohl And The Foo Fighters

Last night <i>60 Minutes</i> aired a segment on the Foo Fighters — a segment hosted by Andersoon Cooper — so of course we’re going to post it here today, as it’s a must-watch for all fans of the band. Most of the interviews with Dave Grohl and the rest of the band took place in New Orleans back in May when …

Qui's Video for "I Definitely Love You" Is Totally Twisted

Featuring former members of Jesus Lizard, Melvins and more<p>Looping David Yow (Jesus Lizard) and Kevin Rutmanis (Melvins) to help do their dirty work, <b>Qui</b>'s video for "I Definitely Love You" is an obnoxious, sweaty, cross-dressing, revolting, male nudity filled, trip into the band's fucked up psyche. …

The Saddest Clown Ever Sang A Hauntingly Great Cover Of ‘Hallelujah’

Leave it to Puddles the Clown to take back “Hallelujah” from every coffee house creep.<p>During a recent show in San Francisco, the saddest clown ever, who’s nearly seven-feet-tall and is physically unable to turn that frown upside down, sang the Leonard Cohen classic, which is unofficially the most …

The Secret of Excess

How a life became cooking.<p>The first glimpse I had of what Mario Batali’s friends had described to me as the “myth of Mario” was during a weekend in January last year, when I invited him to dinner with some friends. Batali, the chef and co-owner of Babbo, an Italian restaurant in Manhattan, is such …

Blast the Shit Out of This Song from Nashville Fuzz Punks, Bully

Because it's fast, it's loud, and it rules.<p><i>Photo by Angelina Costillio</i><p>Led by guitar and vocal aficionado Alicia Bognanno, Nashville-bred fuzz punks Bully possesses an unbridled fervor evident upon first listen. Arriving to the scene during the height of nostalgia-laden revivalists, it is the …

10 Mind-Altering Philosophy Books from 2014

Philosophy books often don’t get their due. They’re usually long, often badly written, frequently pompous and annoying, and sometimes even poorly …

Books

Watch A 5-Minute Trailer For The New Foo Fighters Series ‘Sonic Highways’

Tonight marks the beginning of a week that will be all things Foo, from Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters setting up shop at <i>The Late Show with David Letterman</i> for musical performances every night this week to the premiere of <i>Sonic Highways</i> at 11 PM ET on HBO Friday night. The new series tells the story of …