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The ‘g’ in Google’s Old Logo Is Really Weird

A tale of two “g”s<p>In a recent study delightfully titled “The Devil’s in the ‘g’-Tails,” researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that most people are unaware of the common form of the lowercase “g” that appears in books. It looks like this: g. If you glossed right over that, notice that the …

Typography

Philosophy for Beginners: A Free Introductory Course from Oxford University

Philosophy doesn't have to be daunting. Thanks to the Continuing Education program at Oxford University, you can now ease into philosophical thinking …

Philosophy

The Beatles' Marathon 'Please Please Me' Session, Hour by Hour

We break down the epic studio day that yielded the bulk of the band's debut LP, from "I Saw Her Standing There" to a cathartic "Twist and Shout"<p>The …

Guitar

Here is how to delete Facebook

Some of us have been on Facebook for more than a decade, but all good things come to an end. Over the past 18 months, Facebook has been in a downward spiral. The social network is in the eye of a controversy storm, with fake news, Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and misuse of …

Social Media

Omega takes the Seamaster back to 1948 with its new limited edition

An elegant throwback to the watch's beginnings.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>4<p>An elegant throwback to the watch's beginnings.<p>4<p>SHARES<p>Omega's …

Wes Montgomery Redux

To those who consider it a magical place, it's no surprise that Paris brings out the best in jazz performers. It's some mysterious elixir between the …

Where to Find Tons of Free Classical Music Downloads

Download Free Classical Music at Musopen<p>Updated February 15, 2017<p>Musopen is a wonderful website dedicated to providing free classical music downloads …

Princeton Digitizes 70,000+ Religious Texts, Letting You Immerse Yourself in the Curious Works of Great World Religions

It is maybe easy for those unfamiliar with the study of religion to reduce the academic discipline to a ponderous exercise—self-serious, obsessed …

Stealing Accusation Uncovers Incredible Coincidence

When New Hampshire-based photographer Ron Risman posted an image he captured March 3rd of waves crashing against Whaleback Lighthouse off the coast …

An Impressive Audio Archive of John Cage Lectures & Interviews: Hear Recordings from 1963-1991

History has remembered John Cage as a composer, but to do justice to his legacy one has to allow that title the widest possible interpretation. He …

Want to Take Stunning Photographs? Turn Your Camera Upside Down

The first step to taking a halfway decent photograph is making sure you're holding the camera right-side-up ... unless you’re Arnau Rovira Vidal. The …

The 50 Most Beautiful Views in the World

Even seasoned travelers will tell you that sometimes, they need to take a step back and drink it all in. Thankfully, the world is filled with …

How to Tie a Tie | The Art of Manliness

It’s a sad fact, but there are grown men who don’t know <b>how to tie a tie</b>. If they have a big interview that afternoon, they’ll go shopping for a …

Massive Archive of 78RPM Records Now Digitized & Put Online: Stream 78,000 Early 20th Century Records from Around the World

Last summer we checked in with the Internet Archive’s Great 78 Project, a volunteer effort to digitize thousands of 78rpm records—the oldest …

Mysteries of Pittsburgh: Where Lena Horne and Billy Strayhorn's Chaste Musical Love Affair Began

Singer Lena Horne and Duke Ellington’s alter ego Billy Strayhorn came from Smoketown, Pittsburgh’s vibrant African-American community. That was just …

An introduction to Don Cherry in 10 records

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Vinyl Records

You Can't Have Denmark Without Danes

What a small, happy country can teach a huge and fractious one. And what it can't.<p>Somebody stole my phone in Copenhagen. I was aghast.<p>I grew up in New York during the gritty years when the city was a sort of Hobbesian war of all-against-all. Somehow, I never got mugged, never got my pocket picked. …

Bernie Sanders

10 Miles Davis Quotes That Prove He Was The Definition of Cool

<b>Miles Davis</b> was a revolutionary artist and trumpet player that constantly strived to innovate and push the boundaries of jazz. Always evolving …

Miles Davis

Stream the “Complete” John Coltrane Playlist: A 94-Hour Journey Through 700+ Transformative Tracks

In a contrarian take on the legacy of John Coltrane on the 50th anniversary of his death last year, Zack Graham at <i>GQ</i> did not recommend <i>Giant Steps</i> nor</i> …

Soul Music

Meet the Eccentric Master of Jazz Melody

The call came out of the blue to Harry Colomby, the former high school teacher and longtime manager of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. It was a <i>Time</i> …

Fly to Scandinavia This Summer and Score a Free Rental Car

Courtesy of Volvo Cars<p>What could be more Scandinavian than a summertime road trip in a Volvo?<p>Scandinavian Airlines flights to Stockholm, Oslo, and …

A list of 25 Principles of Adult Behavior by John Perry Barlow

Silicon Valley visionary John Perry Barlow died last night at the age of 70. When he was 30, the EFF founder (and sometime Grateful Dead lyricist) …

Cory Doctorow

The Enthralling, Anxious World of Vladimir Nabokov’s Dreams

Dreams are boring. On the list of tedious conversation topics, they fall somewhere between the five-day forecast and golf. As for writing about them, even Henry James, who’s seldom accused of playing to the cheap seats, had a rule: “Tell a dream, lose a reader.” I can remember when I accepted that …

Revisiting Elevator to the Gallows and its iconic Miles Davis soundtrack

At its core, film noir inverts the detective genre, taking tales of analytically ingenious investigators solving impossibly elaborate cases and …

Terry Gilliam reveals how he created his Monty Python animations

I am a great admirer of Terry Gilliam's cut-out animations in Monty Python's Flying Circus. They were an inspiration when I animated this blockchain …

Emmanuel Macron agrees to loan Bayeux tapestry to Britain

The Bayeux tapestry will be loaned to Britain after Emmanuel Macron agreed to let it leave France for the first time in 950 years.<p>The president is expected to announce at an Anglo-French summit on Thursday that the artefact depicting the the Norman buildup to, and success in, the Battle of Hastings …

North Africa

Chicago pays tribute to its Haitian founder after Trump allegedly trashes immigrants

CHICAGO — While it wasn’t by design, there was a bit of symbolism in Sen. Dick Durbin speaking out in the nation’s third-largest city about President Trump allegedly using vulgar language to describe Haiti and African countries.<p>Durbin, a Democrat from Downstate Illinois, happened to be in Chicago …

Black History

Musician Explains the Concept of Harmony to Five People of Different Ages and Levels of Expertise

Jacob Collier, an incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist, partnered with Wired to sit down to explain and discuss the concept of harmony with …

Herbie Hancock

CES finally gave us a good reason to buy wireless earbuds

Everyone loves a good looking pair of wireless earbuds. Or, at least the fantasy of what they make possible: jaunting about, free from the tyranny of …

Consumer Tech