Mythos

August 21, 2019

“Mythos,” directed by Stephen Kelleher, animated by Chris Guyot. Sound design: John Poon.

Greek Mythology, visualized. Sisyphus, Icarus, Persephone, Narcissus, Midas, Theseus. Move over, Edith Hamilton.

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House of the Future, Past

August 20, 2019

Buckminster Fuller designed the Dymaxion House in 1927 as “the home of the future.” The only surviving prototype of Fuller’s vision, located at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, was meant to be a model of an affordable, mass-produced residence, but the design never caught on.

More:

“What are the lessons from Bucky Fuller’s Dymaxion House?” Lloyd Alter, Treehugger

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They’re Dirty. They’re Loud. They’re Immigrant Invaders.

August 19, 2019

They’re terrorizing our parks, soccer fields, cemetaries, and golf courses. They crossed the border and, thanks to a permissive law, they never left. They’re Canada Geese.

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Why Don’t You Do Right?

August 18, 2019

“Why Don’t You Do Right?” written by “Kansas Joe” McCoy, recorded by Ella Fitzgerald and guitarist Joe Pass in 1986.

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Chega de Saudade

August 18, 2019

“Chega de Saudade,” written by Antonio Carlos Jobim with lyrics by Vinícius de Moraes, recorded by João Gilberto, 1958.

“João Gilberto, Master Of Bossa Nova, Dies At 88,” Felix Contreras, NPR News

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Hittin’ on Nothing

August 18, 2019

“Hittin’ on Nothing,” written by “Naomi Neville” (Allen Toussaint), recorded by Irma Thomas, 1963.

Irman Thomas website

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Girl of the Streets

August 18, 2019

“Girl of the Streets,” written by Jack Rhodes, recorded by Sonny Burns, 1956.

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Brother Noah

August 18, 2019

“Brother Noah,” by the Gospel Giants, 1961. Brantley Padgett, Edward Cook, James Scott, Ishmael Lane, Luther Singleton, and Ed Jordan.

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I Who Have Nothing

August 17, 2019

“I Who Have Nothing,” an version of “Uno Dei Tanti” (“One of Many”), written by Carlo Donida and Giulio Rapetti, with English lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, recorded by Ben E. King in 1963.

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Havana

August 17, 2019

“Havana,” recorded by Camila Cabello, 2018. Music video/telenovella directed by Dave Meyers.

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