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The Jazz Age: ‘It seems timely now to look at a period that was so enriched by a large amount of immigration’

<b>The curator of this major exhibition at New York’s Cooper Hewitt tells us about the thinking behind the show and some of its highlights</b><p>This month, …

Jazz

Einstein vs. The Clash: How I used music to hack my brain

I get my brainwaves scanned to see whether a concentration app that uses music can help achieve that all-important flow.<p>Music will be like the new superfood.<p>Dr Julia Mossbridge, Focus@Will

Albert Einstein

Trombone Shorty Pushes Tradition Forward

It's hard to imagine an artist more steeped in the culture of New Orleans than Troy Andrews, better known as Trombone Shorty. Andrews grew up in the Tremé, a neighborhood that's become practically synonymous with brass-band music. At age 4, he marched in the street with his brother's band; by 13, …

The scientists who make apps addictive

Tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to keep us returning to their products. But some of the psychologists who developed the science …

Street Artist Buff Monster's Air-Ink Mural and Gallery Show : This exhibition for Tiger Beer features work made using ink produced from air pollution

It seems almost impossible: ink and paint made from recycled air pollution. In fact, it's a reality known as Air-Ink, invented by Anirudh Sharma, the co-founder of innovation hub Graviky Labs. Their technology processes up to 95% of air captured from vehicles into safe-to-use ink and paint. To …

This Week in Art 3.27-4.2: 100+ Ai Weiwei Installations Coming to NYC

<b>T</b>his morning, the <i>New York Times</i> announced <i>Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,</i> a series of Ai Weiwei installations coming to various sites around New York …

'Charlie Parker's Yardbird' a cry against the cage of racism

The first thing you see as you take your seat for “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird” — the enthralling chamber opera about the bebop jazz revolutionary by …

The Arts

'Sweet Dillard' and 'Chasing Trane' bring jazz rhythms to the big screen

Jazz can look as great as it sounds, and two new documentaries playing the DOC10 Film Festival in coming days will underscore the point.<p>Granted, neither "Sweet Dillard" nor "Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary" ranks with the best of the genre. That's a high bar to meet when you consider …

Freedom of the press isn't guaranteed. Especially when it's labeled the 'enemy'

Support for the media is falling among the American public and the courts have not always protected reporters. So what is the press to do about it?<p>This weekend brought the latest salvo in President Trump’s campaign to discredit the news media. Friday afternoon the president tweeted “The FAKE NEWS …

These 7 Books Are Necessary Reading for All Creatives

One of the most challenging aspects of creative work is, well, sitting down to actually do it. There are so many different ways to cull out one’s …

Trump explains Sweden terror attack comment that baffled a nation

After bewildering residents and officials of Sweden by suggesting Saturday that a terror-related incident had occurred over the weekend in the small Nordic nation, President Donald Trump attributed his comment to a Fox News interview with a conservative filmmaker.<p>"We’ve got to keep our country …

Donald Trump

The Most Simple Meditation Technique That Anyone Can Do

Have you ever heard of gazing meditation?<p>If you haven’t, it involves focusing your mind on an object in front of you.<p>Gazing has been a long-practiced …

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

Meditation

Do This To Stop Lashing Out At Your Loving Partner

Anger issues and lashing out in intimate relationships come from toxic thought that spiral out of control. When you catch yourself having a toxic …

How to practise mindfulness at work

Employees are more reachable than ever, making them less likely to switch off from work. Mindfulness has never been more important.<p>Employees are …

Mindfulness

How I Motivate Myself to Write

Writing is fucking hard. Far more unnatural than writing, photographing, or any other artistic form.<p>1. Writing is just expressing your soul<p>It has …

Creative Writing

What is Yarn Bombing ?

February 18, 2017<p>A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.<p><b>Yarn bombing</b>, yarnstorming, guerrilla …

Knitting

Al Jarreau: A multiple Grammy winner who deserved a bigger stage

The singer, who won in jazz, pop and R&B categories, died Sunday<p>How ironic that Al Jarreau, who died Sunday at 76 of undisclosed causes, should die …

Ornette Coleman: Celebrate Ornette Album Review

Ornette Coleman was not scheduled to perform at the all-star concert held in his honor, back in the summer of 2014. That celebration, at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, was chiefly organized as a way for fans and associates to pay tribute to the saxophonist’s legacy as an American composer and innovator. …

Eight Performances That Show Why Al Jarreau Was the Greatest Male Jazz Singer of His Time

Few professional singers have used their instruments as playfully and as consummately as Alwin (“Al”) Lopez Jarreau did. The seven-time Grammy Award …

Grammy Awards

Chorizo, Tomato, and Chickpeas With Yogurt

This chorizo recipe is hearty and substantial on its own, but if you want to put an egg on it, go right ahead.

Recipes

Solange Pays Tribute to Erykah Badu: 'She Is A Beautiful Reminder That You Cannot Put Us In The Box'

Badu was honored at the 8th annual ESSENCE Black Women in Music pre-Grammy event<p>Solange Knowles has never been shy about her admiration for Erykah …

The ink used to create these gorgeous works of art is made of pollution

Artists are helping reduce vehicular carbon emissions by drawing with ink made from pollution.<p>MIT graduate Anirudh Sharma created a solution for …

Pollution

Raids across the U.S. leave immigrant communities and activists on high alert

Sweeping raids by U.S. immigration officials in recent days nabbed hundreds of individuals believed to be in the country illegally, spreading alarm among immigrant rights groups as they scrambled to gather information and warn people in communities nationwide.<p>Through social media and pop-up legal …

Immigration

We’re not in a bubble — we’re in a revolution

Two hundred twenty nine. That was the number of private companies valued at a billion dollars or more—so-called “unicorns”—worldwide in January 2016, according to a report released by VentureBeat. The Wall Street Journal offered a more conservative estimate, but even there the overall trend was …

Manufacturing

Here’s Why Trying to Be Cool Is Holding Your Creativity Back

On a lovely late September afternoon at Brit + Co.’s Re: Make 2016, Dr. Brené Brown made me and hundreds of others dance without caring about how we looked. This was, shockingly, hard to do. Then, she had us pull out our “cool” stance. I, along with many others, folded my arms in front of my body …

Creativity

Cyprus tests to see if remains of missing were misidentified

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A committee uncovering the fate of hundreds of missing Greek and Turkish Cypriots said Saturday it's examining whether past DNA tests on unearthed remains were incorrect, resulting in individuals being misidentified.<p>The U.N.-led Committee on Missing Persons said the review …

29 Disturbing Pictures Of American Life Under Jim Crow

"Let us look at Jim Crow for the criminal he is and what he has done to one life multiplied millions of times over these United States and the world." —Rosa Parks<p>Until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, what became known vernacularly as "Jim Crow laws" wedged a painful …

Why Zen and Taoist Masters Recommend Against Saying "I Love You"

Zen and Taoist Masters understand the importance of peace, love and compassion for all better than almost anyone. So why do they often recommend …

Spirituality

The Met Digitizes its Collection, Releasing 375,000 Images for Free

Art