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Jimi Hendrix Arrives in London in 1966, Asks to Get Onstage with Cream, and Blows Eric Clapton Away: “You Never Told Me He Was That F-ing Good”

Jimi Hendrix arrived on the London scene like a ton of bricks in 1966, smashing every British blues guitarist to pieces the instant they saw ...

A New Collection of Official, Authorized Prince GIFs!

Tech entrepreneur Anil Dash, podcaster, music historian, and advisor to the Obama White House’s Office of Digital Strategy, knows his way around Prince’s catalogue. Less than ...

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Debuts 'Lazarus' To Celebrate 60th Anniversary

The hour-long piece was created by choreographer Rennie Harris, who formed the first and longest running hip-hop dance touring company. Harris tells NPR’s Michel Martin ...

An Italian Town Fell Silent So The Sounds Of A Stradivarius Could Be Preserved

The mayor of Cremona, Italy, blocked traffic during five weeks of recording and asked residents to please keep quiet so master musicians could play four ...

Fake Donald Trump on Our Fake National Emergency

Fake Donald Trump on Our Fake National Emergency is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our ...

Former Teacher Blames Education Policymakers For Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Shani Robinson was one of 11 Atlanta teachers convicted of altering standardized test results in 2015. In None of the Above, she pleads her innocence ...

Not My Job: We Quiz Matt Smith, Prince Philip On 'The Crown,' On Prince

The actor, who stars in Doctor Who, Mapplethorpe and Charlie Says, has also famously played a British prince. So we asked him to answer three ...

Academy Awards Live Broadcast To Include 4 Cinematography Categories After All

In its latest reversal, the Academy Awards restores four awards to its live broadcast. It had tried to shorten the program by handing them out ...

Director Paul Schrader Tests His Faith In 'First Reformed'

First Reformed, which Schrader wrote and directed, is up for an Oscar for best screenplay. It tells the story of a divorced minister experiencing a ...

20 Hz

Violent plasma explosions from the Sun’s surface – known as coronal mass ejections – reverberate to the farthest reaches of our solar system. However, due ...

How the body and mind talk to one another to understand the world

Have you ever been startled by someone suddenly talking to you when you thought you were alone? Even when they apologise for surprising you, your ...

800 Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts Are Now Online: Browse & Download Them Courtesy of the British Library and Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel The Buried Giant begins with an immersive depiction of what it might have been like to live in a European village during the ...

When Fred Rogers and Francois Clemmons Broke Down Race Barriers on a Historic Episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1969)

Last year’s Fred Rogers documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, propelled François Clemmons—better known to generations of Mister Rogers Neighborhood viewers as Officer Clemmons—back into ...

FYI, You May Experience Menopause Symptoms A Lot Sooner Than You Think

Experts break down perimenopause, which can sometimes start in a person’s late 30s.

Academy Defends Decision Not To Present 4 Awards Live

Some Hollywood luminaries have criticized truncating the broadcast of awards for best cinematography, film editing, live action short, and makeup and hairstyling. Some parts will ...

McCabe's 'The Threat' May Be Darkest Vision Of Trump Presidency Yet

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said Thursday that top Justice Dept. officials discussed invoking the 25th Amendment. But his new book is about far ...

What do your dreams look like?

While your dreams might feel strange or random, and unique to you (if you even remember them at all), an ongoing project by the US ...

The telling

When a parent dies by suicide, how the children are told casts a permanent shadow on their understanding of life and loss By Jesse Bering ...

A Six-Hour Time-Stretched Version of Brian Eno’s Music For Airports: Meditate, Relax, Study

Writing in his 1995 diary about his seminal ambient album Music for Airports, Eno remembered his initial thoughts going into it: “I want to make ...

10 Tips on How to Write a Great Screenplay from Billy Wilder: Pearls of Wisdom from the Director of Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, Double Indemnity & More

Image via Wikimedia Commons There’s an old story — Orson Welles called it “the greatest Hollywood one-liner ever made” — that when someone attending the ...

11 Truths Only People With High-Functioning Depression Will Understand

From the annoying things people say to how exhausting your to-do list is.

Everything You Need To Know About Living With Depression

For our series ‘Living With,’ we’re giving you a guide to navigating conditions that affect your mind and body.

This Valentine's Day, Make A Date With A Book

Sure, it’s great to celebrate love, but why not escape all the relationship pressures, buy yourself some chocolate and make a date with a good ...

Aspirations Come Up Against Economic Hardship In 'Sounds Like Titanic'

In Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman’s debut, she doesn’t shrink from the systemic issues of an unfair economic system, but her personal story, with its unexpected twists, ...

How we discovered that Europeans used cattle 8,000 years ago

The use of animals for their renewable products greatly increased human capabilities in prehistory. Secondary products – or anything that can be gleaned from a ...

Engines of democracy

Society will be much improved by loosening the stranglehold of top universities on the education of elites. But how? By Jennifer M Morton Read at ...

Hear Siouxsie Sioux’s Powerful Isolated Vocals on “The Killing Jar,” “Hong Kong Garden,” “Cities In Dust” & “Kiss Them for Me”

Like hundreds of other teenagers in late seventies England, Susan Ballion, better known as Siouxsie Sioux, embraced the anyone-can-do-it-ness of punk after seeing the Sex ...

“Odyssey of the Ear”: A Beautiful Animation Shows How Sounds Travel Into Our Ears and Become Thoughts in Our Brain

As all schoolchildren know, we hear with our ears. And as all schoolchildren also probably know, we hear with our brains — or if they don’t ...

45 Hilarious Tweets About Going To The Dentist

“My dentist hates when I call him a face gynecologist.”

'Magical Negro' Carries The Weight Of History

Morgan Parker’s new poetry collection explores the ways African-American lives are affected by historical events, even though they may have happened decades or centuries ago. ...

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