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Composer Stephen Sondheim dies at 91 - US media
The composer and lyricist was a giant of musical theatre with a knack for adapting unlikely subjects.
Image source, Getty Images The American composer and songwriter Stephen Sondheim has died at his home in Connecticut aged 91, according to the New York Times. He was a titan of musical theatre who t… [+7038 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews
2021-11-26 23:02:59




Egypt: Grand opening for Luxor's 'Avenue of the Sphinxes'
The ancient walkway, connecting two of the Egyptian city's greatest temples, took decades to excavate.
Pharaonic chariots and hundreds of performers featured in a lavish ceremony to mark the opening to the public of the 3,000 year old Avenue of Sphinxes in Luxor, Egypt. It's taken decades to excavate… [+392 chars]

2021-11-25 23:12:38




Archaeologists uncover post-conquest Aztec altar in Mexico City - Reuters
Sometime after Hernan Cortes conquered the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan in modern-day Mexico City in 1521, an indigenous household that survived the bloody Spanish invasion arranged an altar including incense and a pot with human ashes.
MEXICO CITY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Sometime after Hernan Cortes conquered the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan in modern-day Mexico City in 1521, an indigenous household that survived the bloody Spanish in… [+1837 chars]

2021-12-01 02:49:00




‘A trippy tale of hallucinogens and human sacrifice’: Peru: A Journey in Time – review
British Museum, LondonCactus-induced visions and shamanic pan pipe rituals abound in this celebration of an ancient folk culture that marched to its own drumbeatLike a llama chewing its cud, Peru begins placidly: there is a display of pots. You could be forgi…
Like a llama chewing its cud, Peru begins placidly: there is a display of pots. You could be forgiven for feeling a bit underwhelmed. But this exhibitions calm, steady pace and cool layout provide es… [+6831 chars]
Jonathan Jones
2021-11-09 17:00:13




‘I considered having kids with Brad Pitt’: Melissa Etheridge on music, motherhood and coming out
Eighteen months after she lost her son to opioid addiction, the singer-songwriter has released a new album. She talks about her troubled childhood, the happiness she has found with her wife – and her refusal to grieve‘Helloooooh! How are you? I’m good, I’m go…
Helloooooh! How are you? Im good, Im good. It takes me about three seconds to warm to Melissa Etheridge. The American singer-songwriter has been through hell in the past few years, but you wont find … [+13252 chars]
Simon Hattenstone
2021-11-18 10:00:02




The Ancient History of Intelligent Machines
Artificial servants, autonomous killing machines, surveillance systems, and sex robots have been part of the human imagination for thousands of years.
Robots have histories that extend far back into the past. Artificial servants, autonomous killing machines, surveillance systems, and sex robots all find expression from the human imagination in work… [+13985 chars]

2021-11-24 14:01:23




Britain loves swans. So why do we cause them untold harm?
These elegant birds have long held a special place in the nation’s heart and imagination. But now they are dying in untold numbersTo the British, the swan is not so much a bird as a national treasure – the avian equivalent of Dame Judi Dench or Sir David Atte…
To the British, the swan is not so much a bird as a national treasure the avian equivalent of Dame Judi Dench or Sir David Attenborough. Its unique status is a result of its long and complex history … [+4711 chars]
by Stephen Moss
2021-11-06 13:30:33




Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim dead at 91 - Reuters
Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who helped American musical theater evolve beyond pure entertainment and reach new artistic heights with works such as "West Side Story," "Into the Woods" and "Sweeney Todd," died early Friday at his home in Ro…
Nov 26 (Reuters) - Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who helped American musical theater evolve beyond pure entertainment and reach new artistic heights with works such as "West Side S… [+6494 chars]

2021-11-26 22:53:00




Skoove can turn 2022 into the year you learned to play the piano
TLDR: Skoove Premium Piano Lessons can train you up from a novice to an experienced piano player with their AI-aided learning system. You always knew you were smart. But did you know learning to play the piano could actually make you even smarter? It turns ou…
TLDR: Skoove Premium Piano Lessons can train you up from a novice to an experienced piano player with their AI-aided learning system. You always knew you were smart. But did you know learning to pla… [+2112 chars]
TNW Deals
2021-11-29 14:00:40




F5: Artist Elizabeth Chapin Shares a Kitchen Staple, Favorite Podcasts + More
Contemporary American portrait artist Elizabeth Chapin joins us for Friday Five, sharing museums she visits virtually, the sewing machine that earned its name + more.
Contemporary American portrait artist Elizabeth Chapin, based in Austin, Texas, creates mixed media work that explores and deconstructs the ideas of nostalgia, gender roles, and the status quo. Born … [+5933 chars]
Kelly Beall
2021-11-19 14:00:51




The Guardian view on William Blake’s cottage: don’t let it crumble | Editorial
Artists’ homes are precious for the things they tell us about the lives and times of those who worked in themHistoric England has sounded an alarm. A cottage William Blake once lived in, in Felpham, West Sussex, is at risk of collapse. The poet and artist liv…
Historic England has sounded an alarm. A cottage William Blake once lived in, in Felpham, West Sussex, is at risk of collapse. The poet and artist lived there for only three years, from 1800 to 1803,… [+2823 chars]
Editorial
2021-11-08 18:33:04




Damon Albarn: The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows review – beautifully haunting
(Transgressive)One of the most driven artists of the Britpop era, now unbothered by commercial success, is back with a second solo album that drifts along in a melancholy, stoned mistWhen May’s Glastonbury livestream finally creaked into life, it offered view…
When Mays Glastonbury livestream finally creaked into life, it offered viewers an interesting study in contrasts. At 9pm, Coldplay appeared, rolling out the big hits from their 20-year career on an i… [+4981 chars]
Alexis Petridis
2021-11-11 12:00:06




Link About It: This Week’s Picks
A pioneering Black composer, a space pod sculpture, the culture represented in cuisine and more from around the internet NYC Middle Schoolers Write the Only Children’s Book About Black Composer Florence Price At Special Music School, NYC’s only music-focused …
NYC Middle Schoolers Write the Only Children’s Book About Black Composer Florence Price At Special Music School, NYC’s only music-focused K-12 public school, English teacher Shannon Potts assigned h… [+6242 chars]
CH Editors
2021-12-04 14:10:07




Music, the Neural Harmonics of Emotion, and How Love Restrings the Brain
"Who we are and who we become depends, in part, on whom we love."
“Lights and shadows are continually flitting across my inward sky, and I know neither whence they come nor whither they go; nor do I inquire too closely into them,” Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote in his n… [+8666 chars]
Maria Popova
2021-12-04 05:13:50




This music dev diary for Pharaoh: A New Era has whisked me back to childhood
Pharaoh was one of those citybuilders I never really grasped how to play as a child, but hot damn if I didn't spend hour after hour constructing neat little rows of farms and carving out a warren of roads for my citizens to scuttle about in. It's a game I hav…
Pharaoh was one of those citybuilders I never really grasped how to play as a child, but hot damn if I didn't spend hour after hour constructing neat little rows of farms and carving out a warren of … [+3107 chars]
Katharine Castle
2021-12-03 12:49:04




Meet the Oud, the “King of All Instruments” Whose Origins Stretch Back 3500 Years Ago to Ancient Persia
The word oud might make some people think of fragrances. Tom Ford’s Oud Wood currently sets fashionistas back between $263 and $360 a bottle: oud can refer to “agarwood,” a very rare ingredient in perfumes. But regular Open Culture readers may be more familia…
The word oud might make some people think of fragrances. Tom Fords Oud Wood currently sets fashionistas back between $263 and $360 a bottle: oud can refer to agarwood, a very rare ingredient in perfu… [+3432 chars]
Josh Jones
2021-11-17 15:00:29




Ibeyi Share Video for New Song “Made of Gold,” Featuring Pa Salieu: Watch
Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz’s next album is due for a 2022 release
Ibeyi are back with more new music: Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diazs new song is called Made of Gold, and it features Pa Salieu. The single arrives with a new music video directed by Daniel Sannwald, and,… [+873 chars]
Evan Minsker
2021-11-17 19:00:41




Doja Cat Drops Enchanting Visuals for "Woman"
Doja Cat, who recently claimed she is no longer enjoying her music career, has released the music video for her hit sensation, "Woman." Fresh off of her GRAMMY-nominated album Planet Her, "Woman" has become the leading single and now gets its own music video,…
Doja Cat, who recently claimed she is no longer enjoying her music career, has released the music video for her hit sensation, “Woman.” Fresh off of her GRAMMY-nominated album Planet Her, “Woman” has… [+1037 chars]
info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST), HYPEBEAST
2021-12-03 16:12:38




Facebook And The True Meaning Of 'Meta'
Prefixes rarely make headlines, but with Facebook's rebrand, "meta" became a word for 2021. Nathan Dufour Oglesby explores its deeper meanings and ancient origins.
The question for Meta then, and for any other company coaxing us into a manifest metaverse, would be, what sense of the word "meta" do you mean? Is the metaverse something thats meant to work benefi… [+2405 chars]
Nathan Dufour Oglesby
2021-11-15 13:56:09




The Music Industry In Ten Years
OLD ACTS DIE Don Henley is telling audiences at Eagles shows that this may be the last time they see the band. Whether this is true or not, so many of the legendary classic acts are in their seventies, and despite their plastic surgery nobody lives forever, a…
OLD ACTS DIE Don Henley is telling audiences at Eagles shows that this may be the last time they see the band. Whether this is true or not, so many of the legendary classic acts are in their seventi… [+10168 chars]
Bob Lefsetz
2021-11-07 16:00:49
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