Saturday, April 30, 2016

Lemonade - Visual Album

Lemonade by Beyoncé.

Fried Chicken

Bon Appétit - "We've Officially Reached Peak Fried Chicken Sandwich Mania"
First We Feast - "An Illustrated History of Fried Chicken in America"

"As traders brought the sacred birds to other cultures, some bought into the bird's divinity, some saw chickens as entertainment (cock fighting), some saw chickens as food, while others held a hybrid belief that chickens were most appropriately sacrificed as a food for the gods."

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Rest in Peace Prince

New York Times - "Prince, an Artist Who Defied Genre, Is Dead at 57"
By Jon Pareles

"Prince was a man bursting with music — a wildly prolific songwriter, a virtuoso on guitars, keyboards and drums and a master architect of funk, rock, R&B and pop, even as his music defied genres. In a career that lasted from the late 1970s until his solo “Piano & a Microphone” tour this year, he was acclaimed as a sex symbol, a musical prodigy and an artist who shaped his career his way, often battling with accepted music-business practices."


"Prince recorded the great majority of his music entirely on his own, playing every instrument and singing every vocal line. Many of his albums were simply credited, “Produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince.” Then, performing those songs onstage, he worked as a bandleader in the polished, athletic, ecstatic tradition of James Brown, at once spontaneous and utterly precise, riveting enough to open a Grammy Awards telecast and play the Super Bowl halftime show. He would often follow a full-tilt arena concert with a late-night club show, pouring out even more music."

Little Red Corvette.

Adweek - "Chevy's 'Little Red Corvette' Tribute to Prince Is So Good, It's Running in Print Too"

Manuja Waldia's Shakespeare Covers

The Atlantic - "Shakespeare’s 21st-Century Makeover"

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Christopher Nolan and 1978 Superman Director Richard Donner

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Indiewire - "Watch: 25-Minute Talk With Christopher Nolan And Richard Donner About Batman And Superman"

Curry's 3-Point Year

New York Times - "Stephen Curry’s 3-Point Record in Context: Off the Charts"

"The record is an outlier that defies most comparisons, but here is one: It is the equivalent of hitting 103 home runs in a Major League Baseball season." (Barry Bond's single season record is 73)

X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer

May 18, 2016
Written by Simon Kinberg
Directed by Bryan Singer
Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Rose Byrne, Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse)

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Rogue One Trailer

December 16, 2016
Written by Gary Whitta & Chris Weitz
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker

Tory Lanez - "Say It"

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Four Other International Wizarding Schools According to J.K. Rowling

Mahoutokoro [Mah - hoot - o - koh - ro]
"This ancient Japanese school has the smallest student body of the eleven great wizarding schools ..."

Uagadou [Wag-a-doo]
"Although Africa has a number of smaller wizarding schools (for advice on locating these, see introductory paragraph), there is only one that has stood the test of time (at least a thousand years) and achieved an enviable international reputation: Uagadou. The largest of all wizarding schools, it welcomes students from all over the enormous continent. The only address ever given is 'Mountains of the Moon'; visitors speak of a stunning edifice carved out of the mountainside and shrouded in mist, so that it sometimes appears simply to float in mid-air. Much (some would say all) magic originated in Africa, and Uagadou graduates are especially well versed in Astronomy, Alchemy and Self-Transfiguration."

Beauxbatons Academy of Magic [Bo - batton]
"Thought to be situated somewhere in the Pyrenees, visitors speak of the breath-taking beauty of a chateau surrounded by formal gardens and lawns created out of the mountainous landscape by magic. Beauxbatons Academy has a preponderance of French students, though Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Luxembourgians and Belgians also attend in large numbers (both Beauxbatons and Durmstrang have a larger studentship than Hogwarts). It is said that the stunning castle and grounds of this prestigious school were part-funded by alchemist gold ..."

Ilvermorny [Ill - ver - morn - ee]
"Coming soon ..."

New York City Water

New York Times - "How New York Gets Its Water"

Lil Yachty - "1Night"