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    Customize Your Zoom Virtual Background with Free Works of Art

    Limitations stimulate creativity. While that phrasing is credited to business-management scholar Henry Mintzberg, the idea itself...

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    HBO Is Streaming 500 Hours of Shows for Free: The Sopranos, The Wire, and More

    We live, one often hears, in a golden age of television. But when did this age...

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    Join Choir! Choir! Choir! for a Community Singalong in Isolation

    I love ya, and I think maybe if we sing together, well, we’d just feel a...

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    Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew Turns 50: Celebrate the Funk-Jazz-Psych-Rock Masterpiece

    I shouldn’t have to tell you that Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, released fifty years ago this...

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    Dolly Parton Will Read Bedtime Stories to You Every Week

    Used to be that Dolly Parton was relegated to the country music community--well loved, adored, but...

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    Pandemic Literature: A Meta-List of the Books You Should Read in Coronavirus Quarantine

    Describing conditions characteristic of life in the early 21st century, future historians may well point to...

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    This is What Richard Feynman’s PhD Thesis Looks Like: A Video Introduction

    Richard Feynman wasn’t just an “ordinary genius.” He was, according to mathematician Mark Kac “in his...

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    Why Did LEGO Become a Media Empire? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #37

    Why has a children's toy become a brand attached to virtually every media type, partnering with...

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    Samuel L. Jackson Reads “Stay the F**k at Home”

    The 2020 sequel to Go the F–k to Sleep Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. The reading...

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    Pachelbel’s Canon Played by Train Horns

    Because we all need a mental health break these days. Couple it with a version played...

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    Watch Online 75 Short Films from 2020’s South by Southwest Festival

    South by Southwest, one of America's biggest cultural events, won't happen this year. The cause, of...

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    Simulating an Epidemic: Using Data to Show How Diseases Like COVID-19 Spread

    Disease modeling as a science has come into its own lately, for heartbreakingly obvious reasons. What...

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    Good Medicine: The Band’s Classic Song, “The Weight,” Sung by Robbie Robertson, Ringo Starr & Special Guests from Around the World

    Robbie Robertson’s “The Weight,” the Band’s most beloved song, has the quality of Dylan’s impressionistic narratives....

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    Explore the Entire World–from the Comfort of Quarantine–with 4K Walking Tours

    Many of us right now are sheltering in place, or in quarantine, dreaming of that day...

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    Download Classic Works of Plague Fiction: From Daniel Defoe & Mary Shelley, to Edgar Allan Poe

    The apotheosis of prestige realist plague film, Steven Soderburgh’s 2011 Contagion, has become one of the...

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    Take a 3D Tour Through Ancient Giza, Including the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx & More

    Imagine the pyramids of ancient Egypt, and a vivid image comes right to mind. But unless...

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    Bob Dylan Releases a Cryptic 17-Minute Song about the JFK Assassination: Hear a “Murder Most Foul”

    Like an Old Testament prophet with smartphone, Bob Dylan has appeared the midst of catastrophe to...

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    What the Iconic Painting, “The Two Fridas,” Actually Tells Us About Frida Kahlo

    I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality. —Frida Kahlo You may be forgiven for...