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    What Happens To Your Body & Brain If You Don’t Get Sleep? Neuroscientist Matthew Walker Explains

    As an insomniac in a morning person’s world, I wince at sleep news, especially from Matthew...

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    Mister Rogers Demonstrates How to Cut a Record

    When I was a little boy, I thought the greatest thing in the world would be...

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    How Dave Brubeck’s Time Out Changed Jazz Music

    Music video essay maestro Polyphonic is back. What I dig about his videos is that he...

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    Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue at 60: A New Video Essay Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Iconic Album

    As Josh Jones observed yesterday, Miles Davis' legendary jazz album Kind of Blue turns 60 this...

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    See How Zildjian Cymbals Are Made In a Fascinating 10-Minute Short Film

    In terms of brand recognition, one has to admit it is remarkable that the name Zildjian—stamped...

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    The Restaurant of Mistaken Orders: A Tokyo Restaurant Where All the Servers Are People Living with Dementia

    If you've ever been to Japan, you'll know that in Japanese restaurants, mistakes are not made....

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    Where Zombies Come From: A Video Essay on the Origin of the Horrifying, Satirical Monsters

    Will zombies ever die? To zombie enthusiasts, of course, that question makes no sense: zombies are...

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    Marilyn Monroe Recounts Her Harrowing Experience in a Psychiatric Ward (1961)

    By the end of 1960, Marilyn Monroe was coming apart. She spent much of that year...

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    Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Sings Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18

    In 2001 or 2002, guitarist and singer David Gilmour of Pink Floyd recorded a musical interpretation...

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    Watch Some of the Most Powerful Bass Guitar Solos Ever: Geddy Lee, Flea, Bootsy Collins, John Deacon & More

    At her site Ari’s Bass Blog, bass player and teacher Ariane Cap shoots down many of...

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    Actor Jonathan Joss (King of the Hill, Parks & Rec, Magnificent Seven) Discusses Indigenous American Representation on Pretty Much Pop Podcast #7

    http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_007_8-9-19.mp3 Jonathan built his career playing 19th century American Indians on horseback and is best known...

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    Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music: An Interactive, Encyclopedic Data Visualization of 120 Years of Electronic Music

    In a very short span of time, the descriptor “electronic music” has come to sound as...

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    Aldous Huxley Trips on Acid; Talks About Cats & the Secret of Life (1962)

    Dystopia and drugs: these are the two concepts most commonly associated with Aldous Huxley, who wrote...

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    Newly-Discovered John Coltrane Album, Blue World, To Be Released in September: Hear the Title Track Now

    In the photo on the cover of soon-to-be-released Coltrane album Blue World, the legendary saxophonist and...

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    Miles Davis Iconic 1959 Album Kind of Blue Turns 60: Revisit the Album That Changed American Music

    No amount of continuous repeats in coffeeshops around the world can dull the crystalline brilliance of...

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    The Books on Barack Obama’s Summer Reading List (2019)

    Photo by Pete Souza via obamawhitehouse.archive.gov As is his custom, Barack Obama posted on Facebook his...

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    Hear Laurie Anderson Read from The Tibetan Book of the Dead on New Album Songs from the Bardo

    Laurie Anderson began her career as an artist in the late 1960s, and since then she's...

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    People Pose in Uncanny Alignment with Iconic Album Covers: Discover The Sleeveface Project

    We've all heard a great deal over the past twenty years or so about the death...

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    A Short Animated Introduction to Hypatia, Ancient Alexandria’s Great Female Philosopher

    Ten years ago, a film came out called Agora, a biopic of philosopher and mathematician Hypatia...