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Unusual Sounds: How library music became the final frontier for record collectors

<b>In some ways, library music is like pop music: you don’t have to have heard of it to have heard it.</b><p>If you’ve ever tuned in to Wimbledon, Crimewatch, …

Vinyl Records

Paris's New Super Public Urinals Are Tearing the City Apart

The whole city is pretty pissed.<p>For years, Paris has been dealing with a scourge of public urination, with men feeling entitled enough to just whip it out and pee on its streets, sidewalks, and city walls. So when a design firm pitched the city on installing a handful of public, open-air, trash …

Notre Dame

What Do 525 Ventriloquists Do at a Convention? Ask Their Dummies

ERLANGER, Ky. — For years ventriloquism has held a reputation as being dorky at best, sinister at worst. Even now it summons up horror movies about a homicidal dummy, or a homicidal ventriloquist, or both. We are far from the golden age of the 1930s and 1940s, when Edgar Bergen and his puppet …

World Records

17 Forgettable ’90s Sci-FI Movies Only Superfans Remember

by Carolyn Burke<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>Science fiction, for a long time, was regarded as a cult, B-movie sort of a genre. Movies like <i>Sharknado</i> are meant to be …

The best Bluetooth audio receiver for your home stereo or speakers

<i>By R. Matthew Ward</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After doing 13 hours of research and …

Audiophile

Medusa’s | Chicago magazine | November 2017

This year marks a quarter century since the closing of Medusa’s, Chicago’s most famous all-ages nightclub. Named after its gloriously coiffed owner, …

The Digital Ruins of a Forgotten Future

Second Life was supposed to be the future of the internet, but then Facebook came along. Yet many people still spend hours each day inhabiting this virtual realm. Their stories—and the world they’ve built—illuminate the promise and limitations of online life.<p>Gidge Uriza lives in an elegant wooden …

Virtual Reality

Dr Con Man: the rise and fall of a celebrity scientist who fooled almost everyone

Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini was hailed for turning the dream of regenerative medicine into a reality – until he was exposed as a con artist and false prophet<p>Scientific pioneer, superstar surgeon, miracle worker – that’s how Paolo Macchiarini was known for several years. Dressed in a white lab coat or …

Haynes releases Owners Manual book for vinyl collectors

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Vinyl Records

Before & After: A Dated Basement Family Room Gets a Bright White Remodel

Seeing potential in almost any space is a skill that comes easily to Michelle Gage, an interior designer in the Philadelphia, PA area. She works with …

Which Sounds Better, Analog or Digital Music?

Record players have made a comeback over the past decade. Some of the credit probably goes to the hipster trend toward retro everything, but music …

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' Too many teaching methods are based on myths and assumptions – it's time to wake up to reality'

I always take pleasure in seeing teachers being celebrated for their hard work and contribution. Although I was travelling for much of World Teachers …

Pedagogy

Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree | WIRED

On a warm Phoenix night five years ago, Aaron Cashatt walked down the red-carpeted hall of the second floor of a Marriott hotel, trying to move …

Listen to 'My Girl's Pussy,' a not-so-innocent song from 1931

Sit down, get comfortable -- yes, right there -- and enjoy "My Girl's Pussy."<p>Hey now, get your mind out of the gutter. "My Girl's Pussy" is a song …

Steely Dan’s Quiet Hero: Inside Walter Becker’s Troubled Life, Wry Genius

For years, anyone who wanted to use the bathroom while visiting Walter Becker’s studio in the countryside of Maui was directed outside. There, …

Hunting for treasure in America's quirky antiquing capital

Extravaganza probably isn’t a word you automatically associate with antiquing — but Tex Johnson will make you think twice about that.<p>“I used to be …

How To Blend Vintage and Contemporary Furniture In Your Home

If you love to go antiquing as much as I do, then you've no doubt struggled with the conundrum of how to incorporate that beautiful new …

Home Decorating

Four composition mistake every photographer should avoid

There are lots of “rules” when it comes to composition. Guidelines that are great starting points for those just starting out. Adhering to these …

Photography

At The Dawn Of Recorded Sound, No One Cared

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the man who invented recorded sound — Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville. He beat the more well-known inventor Thomas Edison by 20 years, though his accomplishments were only recognized over the last decade.<p>While the uses of recorded sound seem …

Mid-Century Modern Furniture Art and Design

Natural Selection

Natural Selection<p>How a New Age Hustler<br>Sold the Sound of the World<p>Before Irv Teibel, listening to nature meant leaving the house. Here’s the story of the man who brought the rain, thunder, and crickets to your stereo, one satisfied, relaxed customer at a time.<p>By<br>Mike Powell<p>One night in 1969, an …

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This New Loewe TV Is Inspired by Art Deco and Bauhaus Designs

A “radical new aesthetic” for TVs.<p>London-based product designer Bodo Sperlein, the creative director of Loewe Technology, has created the new <i>Bild 9</i> …

Professional home stager Taylor Spellman picks her favorite interior design apps

If you’ve been using a slew of apps to help with your home remodel, fear not: The pros use them, too. Taylor Spellman, star of Bravo’s <i>Yours, Mine, or</i> …

Soviet New Wave, 1987: "Grey Pigeon" by Pyotr Mamonov and Zvuki Mu

“I’m in Soviet heaven,” says Robert Popper. “The band. The dance. The audience. The everything.”<p>More on Zvuki Mu, frontman Pyotr Mamonov, and their …

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The Building Blocks for a Minimalist Home Photos

Minimalism and Marie Kondo—style organization are more popular than ever these days, but what happens once you get rid of all those items you no longer need or want? In the new book <i>Simple Home: Calm Spaces for Comfortable Living</i> ($30, Ryland Peters & Small), authors and homewares store owners by …

For the record: a brief history of vinyl discs

<b>By Alan Gregson</b><p>As a teenager in the Eighties, I grew up with records. I started buying music just before the invention of CDs and long before CDs …

Watch this documentary on The Art of Listening

March 14, 2017 In News<p><b>Starring Hans Zimmer, Tycho and Kamasi Washington.</b><p>A new documentary, <i>The Art of Listening</i>, traces how sound evolves and the …