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How Netflix changed entertainment

2018-06-26T06:11:35+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Media, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Netflix changed the world of entertainment -- first with DVD-by-mail, then with streaming media and then again with sensational original shows like "Orange Is the New Black" and "Stranger Things" -- but not without taking its fair share of risks. In conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson, Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings discusses the

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Why We Don’t Read, Revisited

2018-06-24T04:21:39+00:00 June 17th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Uncategorized|

Caleb Crain revisits his 2007 New Yorker article about American reading habits, exploring what has changed since then and how the Internet and television are pulling us away from reading.little more than a decade ago.... (He) was worried about what a shift to “secondary orality”—a sociological term for a post-literate culture—might do to America’s politics.

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Truth, Lies, and Literature

2018-06-18T04:09:39+00:00 June 17th, 2018|Categories: As-If, Book, Culture|

Cultural Comment Truth, Lies, and Literature By Salman Rushdie May 31, 2018 The breakdown in the old agreements about reality is now the most significant reality, and the world can perhaps best be explained in terms of conflicting and often incompatible narratives. “What, art thou mad? Art thou mad?” Falstaff demands of Prince Hal, in Shakespeare’s “Henry

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Night Falls on News Carriers

2018-06-16T08:17:40+00:00 June 16th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Uncategorized|

There are many reasons the newspaper industry is in free fall. Widespread failure to get the product delivered properly is part of the problem. Source: Opinion | Night Falls on News Carriers

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Giacometti’s Skinny Sublimity

2018-06-13T05:20:29+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Uncategorized|

Sculpting from models or imagination, Giacometti’s hand ate away flesh in his quest for a likeness beyond appearance. www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/06/18/giacomettis-skinny-sublimity  

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Trombone + loop machine

2018-06-09T14:35:17+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Uncategorized|

The golden age of live looping (self-accompanying by performing with one or more instruments using a loop machine) was probably ten years ago or so. The first performer I saw use a loop machine live was Andrew Bird, opening for The Magnetic Fields in 2004. Source: Trombone + loop machine

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Did you know that Socrates enjoyed dancing?

2018-06-09T14:36:17+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Uncategorized|

Did you know that Aristotle spoke with a lisp? That Socrates enjoyed dancing? The third-century gossip of Diogenes Laërtius is fascinating, if not always factual Source: Did you know that Aristotle spoke with a lisp? That Socrates enjoyed dancing? The third-century gossip of Diogenes Laërtius is fascinating, if not always factual

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