Chris Cota

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Leonard Bernstein’s Masterful Lectures on Music (11+ Hours of Video Recorded at Harvard in 1973)

In 1972, the composer Leonard Bernstein returned to Harvard, his alma mater, to serve as the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry, with "Poetry" …

The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” Reworked from Major to Minor Scale; Ella’s “Summertime” Goes Minor to Major

A commonplace in rock and pop songwriting: minor keys are sad (or dark or soft) and major keys are happy (upbeat, extroverted, etc.). Want to add …

“Hummingbird,” A New Form of Music Notation That’s Easier to Learn and Faster to Read

If you learned to play a musical instrument as a kid, you likely remember your first encounter with traditional music notation. You remember being …

Harvard Thinks Big 4 Offers TED-Style Talks on Stats, Milk, and Traffic-Directing Mimes

Despite having no experience with schools of its stature beyond what I've gleaned from <i>Take Ivy</i>, I do know that Harvard University cultivates minds to …

Picasso Paints on Glass

The great Pablo Picasso — painter, sculptor, printmaker, stage designer, notorious list-maker, cross-disciplinary creator and proponent of combinatorial creativity — would have been 130 today. To celebrate, here’s a piece of now-legendary footage of Picasso painting on glass with a camera rolling …

The Art of Living: A 1924 Guide

The art of living has occupied such celebrated minds as Henry Miller, Leo Tolstoy, Ray Bradbury, Anaïs Nin, Viktor Frankl, Montaigne, and Steve Jobs. That’s precisely what <b>Karl De Schweinitz</b> explores in the first chapter of <b>The Art of Helping People Out of Trouble</b> (<i>public library</i>) — an early …

Rare Photos: One Of Woody Guthrie's Last Shows

After the dust of the Dust Bowl settled down, American folksinger Woody Guthrie moved to New York City and played more for the leftist East Coast intelligentsia than for migrant workers. Among these performances, one of the better documented was an informal concert in a remarkable carriage house in …

How a Map Is Like an Op-Ed

Mental gymnastics

IMAGINE telling someone about a recent conversation you had at dinner with two friends. You would refer to the interlocutors by name, perhaps even …