De humani corporis fabrica

March 26, 2019

De humani corporis fabrica

in 1543, long before Gray’s Anatomy, Our Bodies Ourselves, or Dr. Oz, Andreas Vesalius had a best-selling medical book, De humani corporis fabrica (“Fabric of the Human Body”). While Amazon has the facsimile, Atlas Obscura visited the New York Academy of Medicine to look at an original edition:

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An Empty Vessel in the Big Apple

March 25, 2019

An Empty Vessel in the Big Apple

Hudson Yards has opened, a new office, upscale condo and luxury shopping development built over an active trainyard on New York’s West Side. The city and state chipped in $6 billion for the project, but maybe that’s not as bad as it sounds.

What is bad, undeniably, is the 150-foot-high, 16 storey, copper-covered selfie magnet looming over Hudson Yards plaza called Vessel. The structure, consisting of 154 flights of stairs, may be a perfect metaphor for New York: you keep climbing but get nowhere.

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In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

March 24, 2019

“In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,” written by David Mann, with lyrics by Bob Hilliard, recorded by June Christy, 1957.

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Pienso en Tu Mirá

March 24, 2019

“Pienso en Tu Mirá” (“I Think of Your Gaze”), written by Rosalía Vila Tobella and Antón Álvarez Alfaro, recorded by the former as Rosalía, 2018. Video directed by Nicolás Méndez.

Rosalía website

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Rock ‘N’ Roll Cowboys

March 24, 2019

“Rock ‘N’ Roll Cowboys,” written and performed by Ray Davies, backed up by The Jayhawks.

 

Ray Davies website

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Tita

March 24, 2019

“Tita,” a Mende song from Mali and Guinea, recorded by Trio da Kali and Kronos Quartet, 2018.

Trio da Kali: Fodé Lassana Diabaté (balafon), Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté (vocalist), and Mamadou Kouyaté (bass ngoni).

Kronos Quartet: David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello).

 

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Kronos Quartet website

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Walk In Jerusalem

March 24, 2019

“Walk In Jerusalem,” by the Roberta Martin Singers, 1957.

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Whatever

March 23, 2019

“Whatever” by the Champion Sound Band. Video by Zak Forrest. Anastasia Antoinette (vocals), Kareem ‘Reemz’ Johnson (keyboards), John Eamon (sax), guitar (Alexander Haederle), Jimmy Keith (bass), Gudo (drums).

Champion Sound Band website

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Michael and Heather At The Baggage Claim

March 23, 2019

“Michael and Heather At The Baggage Claim,”  written by Adam Schlesinger and recorded by him with his group Fountains Of Wayne., 2007. Chris Collingwood (lead vocal, guitar), Adam Schlesinger (vocal, guitar, bass, keyboards), Jody Foster (vocals, guitar), Brian Young (drums).

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What It Takes To Get A Good Woman

March 23, 2019

“What It Takes To Get A Good Woman,” written by O.B. McClinton, recorded by Denise LaSalle, 1973.

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“Denise LaSalle, Singer and Writer of Earthy Songs, Dies at 78,” Jon Pareles, New York Times

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