Curated Miscellany

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Caspian - "Arcs of Command" (Official Music Video)

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How a Tomato Opened My Mind

Nirvana, or whatever you want to call it, means the complete deconstruction of all of our rigid mental patterns and habits as well as the …

Avocado

Colette on Writing, the Blissful Obsessive-Compulsiveness of Creative Work, and Withstanding Naysayers

“A lack of money, if it be relative, and a lack of comfort can be endured if one is sustained by pride. But not the need to be astounded.”<p><i>“In rare moments of deep play, we can lay aside our sense of self, shed time’s continuum, ignore pain, and sit quietly in the absolute present,”</i> Diane Ackerman …

Writing

Decoded Sundays Presents Ablekid

Ray of Light

Twilight

Porter Robinson & Madeon - Shelter

Tdel - The Overlook EP [SS23]

ASIP - Affinity In Slow Motion

Residents' Hour: Nobody (Low End Theory)

AUDIOGLIDER DISCOPROGO Vol.15

Suspended Summers

Kira - EP COMING SOON

The Jayhawks - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

Maya Angelou Reads Her Poem, “The Human Family,” in New iPhone Ad Released for the Olympics’ Opening Ceremony

It’s always demoralizing when a favorite song—Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life” or the Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar” come to mind—is co-opted to sell soda …

Maya Angelou

Harvard's New Approach to America's Teacher Deficit

The school hopes reshaping how young people enter classrooms will keep them there longer.<p>When Kia Turner began college, she didn’t plan on a career as a public-school teacher. “I came into college thinking I was going to go into corporate law,” said 22-year-old Turner, who graduated from Harvard …

Harvard

The Graceful Ways That Stevie Ray Vaughan and BB King Handled Broken Strings While Performing

In two separate live shows, the late, great legendary musicians Stevie Ray Vaughan and BB King broke their high E strings while performing onstage in …

Stevie Ray Vaughan

What Is True Safety?

A short reflection that is often chanted in Theravada monasteries states, in part, “I am subject to aging . . . subject to illness . . . subject to …

The wonder and humanity of a mural that spans 50 buildings

In his instantly recognizable, grandly sweeping style, eL Seed has painted Arabic <i>calligraffiti</i> murals everywhere from Tunisia to Paris. Recently, he …

Big History

How to Spot Bullshit: A Primer by Princeton Philosopher Harry Frankfurt

We live in an age of truthiness. Comedian Stephen Colbert coined the word to describe the Bush administration’s tendency to fudge the facts in its …

Culture

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Love for Manhattan!

The Shipwreck

The red head from Rhodes

Time to light the lights