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BIS Radio Show #854 with FaltyDL

Photo Essay: The Ghost Farms of Colorado

Colorado’s tug-of-war over water rights boils down to the haves...and the have-nots. So who wins, now that scarcity is the norm?<b>In beer commercials,</b> …


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


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 …


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 …


Decoded Sundays Presents Ablekid

Ray of Light


Porter Robinson & Madeon - Shelter

Tdel - The Overlook EP [SS23]

ASIP - Affinity In Slow Motion

Residents' Hour: Nobody (Low End Theory)


Suspended Summers


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 …


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 …


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 …

Guitar Lessons

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 …


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 …