A Giant Mural of Robin Williams Goes Up in Chicago

If you find yourself near Logan Square, off of Milwaukee Avenue, in Chicago, take a moment to explore the new mural celebrating the life and art of Robin Williams. According to TimeOut Chicago, “The expansive mural is the work of New York street artist Jerkface and New Zealand artist Owen Dippie…  Jerkface is known for […]

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A Book about Women in Philosophy by Women in Philosophy: Help Crowdfund It

This past summer, we highlighted the Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers, a resource that aims to introduce “women philosophers who mostly have been omitted from the philosophical canon despite their historical and philosophical influence.” Now, in a similar vein, comes a book being edited by Rebecca Buxton (Oxford) and Lisa Whiting (Durham). The Philosopher Queens is essentially “a book about women in philosophy by […]

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This Man Flew to Japan to Sing ABBA’s “Mamma Mia” in a Big Cold River

Austin Weber traveled to Kyoto and sang ABBA’s “Mamma Mia” in a big cold river. What made the resulting video so strangely compelling? Maybe, as one YouTube commenter noted, it’s that the “video has about 100 pixels but every one is used to their full potential.” Or maybe, as another YouTuber said, “it’s the synthy […]

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Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” Played by 28 Trombone Players

28 trombone players got together and played Queen’s beloved 1975 hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” They call it, “Bonehemian Rhapsody.” Enjoy. Contributors in the video above include: Jiggs Whigham – Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton Denson Paul Pollard – Met Opera / Jacobs School of Music Jennifer Wharton – Leader Bonegasm – https://jenniferwharton.com/ Thomas Hultén – Houston Grand […]

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94-Year-Old Stroke Survivor Plays Jazz Piano for the First Time in Years

      View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Frederic Yonnet (@fredyonnet) on Sep 13, 2018 at 11:02am PDT French musician Fred Yonnet posted on Instagram an ever so poignant video. He writes: “Great day today – took my mentor Don Burrows to visit our old mate Julian Lee in Mossvale […]

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Acclaimed Ruth Bader Ginsburg Documentary, RBG, Airing Tonight on CNN

Although still playing in cinemas throughout the country, the new Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary–simply called RBG–will air tonight (Sunday) on CNN. Tune in at 8 p.m. Here’s a quick synopsis: At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. […]

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Margaret Atwood Offers a New Online Class on Creative Writing

FYI: Back in July, Colin Marshall highlighted an online writing course being developed by Margaret Atwood, the author of The Handmaid’s Tale, Cat’s Eye, Alias Grace, and The Blind Assassin. As a quick follow up, it’s worth mentioning that Atwood’s creative writing course has now gone live. It’s offered through Masterclass, features 23 video lessons, and […]

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Don’t Call 911 If You See a Coyote, Unless It’s Carrying ACME-Branded Products: The Office of Sheriff, Monroe County, New York

Someone in the Office of Sheriff, in Monroe County, New York, has a good sense of humor. And if you’re from the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies generation, you will get a good laugh. In other news, Warner Bros. just announced that it’s developing an animated Wile E. Coyote movie, some 70 years after he first appeared on […]

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NASA Captures the World on Fire

“The world is on fire. Or so it appears in this image from NASA’s Worldview. The red points overlaid on the image designate those areas that by using thermal bands detect actively burning fires.” The image and caption above come from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. On a related page, they go into some more […]

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A Karlheinz Stockhausen Branded Car: A Playful Tribute to the Groundbreaking Electronic Composer

A Karlheinz Stockhausen Opel. That’s what Kenneth Goldsmith (poet, critic and founding editor of UbuWeb) spotted in Trieste, Italy several days ago. No, it’s not an official model. It’s just an Opel Karl lovingly re-branded by its owner, an homage to one of the groundbreaking electronic composers of the 20th century. Related Content: Pioneering Electronic […]

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