“…our music [is] unique, purpose-built to steer you into a desired mental state. In other words, we’ve found new ways to create music that helps you do what you need to do.”—https://brain.fm
“‘Cabramatta’, an autobiographical comic about growing up in a community of Vietnam War refugees resettled in Australia’s heroin capital…”—Matt Hynuh, “Cabramatta.” Believer. October/November 2019.
“Potential to alter/broaden the reader’s perspective, however slight. More than anything, I want stuff that’ll provoke thinking. Maybe you read something you’re still mulling over long after? That’s what I’m on the lookout for. Good examples of this are Jess Zimmerman’s Toast piece on emotional labor, Adichie’s TED Talk on the danger of a single story, and Scalzi’s blog on the lowest difficulty setting.”—EXStickland, “Essays/Articles That Opened Your Mind, ” Metafilter. October 1, 2019.
“Language and culture are inextricably linked. The words that exist (or that we make) form our language, and hence, are definitive of our culture. This place explores words that are unique to dialects or non-English languages, with an aim to examine what these words might illuminate about their cultures (and ours).”—WordsWeDontHave.com
The important thing to remember is that this basement isn’t packed with treasure. It’s packed with junk. You have to spend the time to sort through the junk to find the treasure. There is no shortcut. There is no algorithm. There is only time, attention, noticing — digging…I like to try to apply this spirit of crate-digging to everyday life. The only way to find the good stuff, the special stuff, the genuine moments and the true inspiration, is to first engage with the everyday, the mundane, the seemingly useless, the things nobody else seems to care about. So engage. There is no shortcut; there is no algorithm. If all you do is track what’s trending, then all you’ll ever know is exactly what everyone else already knew. To discover, you have to dig.”—Rob Walker, “Crate-Dig Reality.” The Art of Noticing. No. 29. September 29, 2019.
This could serve as a mission statement for cafebedouin.org.
“After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new Director struggling to regain Control. This supernatural third-person action-adventure game will challenge you to master a combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts and reactive environments, while fighting through a deep and unpredictable world.—Control
“…take a hollow gourd or coconut and drill a small hole in it. Size matters. The hole should be just barely big enough for a monkey to get a hand inside. Place a treat—bananas, rice, etc.—in the gourd and tie it to a tree. Then wait.
Eventually a hungry monkey will come by, stick in their hand, grab the food, and become trapped. The monkey’s hand fits through the hole, but his fist doesn’t fit back out. They will scream and struggle, clinging tightly to their reward, until someone comes to collect them. The irony, of course, is that the monkey could have escaped at any time. All they had to do was let go.”—Frank Chimero, “Monkey Trap.” FrankChimero.com. September 19, 2019.
“TONIGHT we bring back the most popular G1988 art show of all time for its 13th consecutive year. Once named “Art Show of the Year” by LA Weekly, CRAZY4CULT features pieces from our favorite artists inspired by your favorite cult films. See paintings, prints & sculptures paying tribute to films like This Is Spinal Tap, Little Shop of Horrors, Twin Peak: Fire Walk With Me, Fight Club and so much more. The opening reception is TONIGHT from 7-9 PM and will mark your first chance to purchase work – and remaining pieces will be online for purchase Saturday at gallery1988.com.—CRAZY4CULT 13
“To get the best care possible, your choice of emergency room matters. Look up hospitals ahead of time so you can evaluate where to go in an emergency. Get data on hospital quality measures, such as wait times, patient ratings and citations for emergency room violations.”—ER Inspector (United States)