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20

Oct

Beethoven’s Bad Influence

newyorker:

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Beethoven transformed music—but has veneration of him stifled his successors? In the magazine this week, Alex Ross examines the composer’s life and legacy:

“Beethoven is a singularity in the history of art—a phenomenon of dazzling and disconcerting force. He not only left his mark on all subsequent composers but also molded entire institutions. … The musicians’ platform became the stage of an invisible drama, the temple of a sonic revelation.”

Illustration by Daniel Adel

14

Oct

discoverynews:

Adolf Hitler Was a Regular Meth User
Notorious dictators may not be the people we typically associate with methamphetamine, but a report claims that, during World War II, Adolf Hitler regularly took methamphetamines for a variety of ailments, including the drug Pervitin, a precursor to crystal meth. Learn more

discoverynews:

Adolf Hitler Was a Regular Meth User

Notorious dictators may not be the people we typically associate with methamphetamine, but a report claims that, during World War II, Adolf Hitler regularly took methamphetamines for a variety of ailments, including the drug Pervitin, a precursor to crystal meth. Learn more

13

Oct

discoverynews:

Why Are Asia’s Glaciers Mysteriously Expanding?
Glaciers around the world are melting, retreating and even vanishing altogether. But in the mountainous Karakoram region of Asia — home to K2, the second-highest peak on Earth — the glaciers aren’t melting. If anything, some are expanding.
Now, scientists have found an explanation for this mysterious glacial stability. While precipitation is increasing across the Himalayas, most of this moisture drops in the summer — except in Karakoram, where snow dominates the scene. More

discoverynews:

Why Are Asia’s Glaciers Mysteriously Expanding?

Glaciers around the world are melting, retreating and even vanishing altogether. But in the mountainous Karakoram region of Asia — home to K2, the second-highest peak on Earth — the glaciers aren’t melting. If anything, some are expanding.

Now, scientists have found an explanation for this mysterious glacial stability. While precipitation is increasing across the Himalayas, most of this moisture drops in the summer — except in Karakoram, where snow dominates the scene. More

06

Oct

stereoculturesociety:

CultureDUOS: African American celebrities - 1930s-1960s

  1. Lena Horne & Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  2. Joe Louis & Jesse Owens
  3. Louis Armstrong & Josephine Baker

05

Oct

wetheurban:

SPOTLIGHT: Incredible Graphite Illustrations by Monica Lee

Malaysian artist Monica Lee draws amazingly photo-realistic images with graphite pencils.

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#Dope

Tetris! the Movie

newyorker:

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Ian Crouch reacts to news of a movie that will based on the beloved video game Tetris:

“There is something troubling in how these films suggest a kind of culture-wide creative exhaustion. Can’t we think of anything new? Why must every character be required to have a market share?” 

07

Sep

thesecretlifeofsteez:

blacksupervillain:

fish-dinner-connoisseur:

-imaginarythoughts-:

blaqzart:

Something I’m working on for the craziness in #ferguson, thinking of adding more heroes….#blaqzart #dccomics #marvel #blackheroes

This is so dope!

this is the only dc/marvel crossover i ever wanna see

this legit hits me

YES!


#Dope

thesecretlifeofsteez:

blacksupervillain:

fish-dinner-connoisseur:

-imaginarythoughts-:

blaqzart:

Something I’m working on for the craziness in #ferguson, thinking of adding more heroes….#blaqzart #dccomics #marvel #blackheroes

This is so dope!

this is the only dc/marvel crossover i ever wanna see

this legit hits me

YES!

#Dope

29

Aug

The Borowitz Report: Nation Debates Extremely Complex Issue of Children Firing Military Weapons

newyorker:

“Much like the long-running national debates about jumping off a roof, licking electrical sockets, and gargling with thumbtacks, the vexing question of whether children should fire military weapons does not appear headed for a swift resolution.”

Read more: http://nyr.kr/YYouxn

Photograph by SVEN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty

10

Aug

newyorker:

The Daily Cartoon by Farley Katz: http://nyr.kr/1slhh6R

newyorker:

The Daily Cartoon by Farley Katz: http://nyr.kr/1slhh6R