What is literature for?

August 16, 2018

“What is literature for?” An exploration by The School of Life, produced in collaboration with Mad Adam.

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The M.T.A. Workout

August 15, 2018

“Welcome to the new M.T.A.: Metropolitan Transit Athletics! Grab a towel, swipe your MetroCard, and get ready to sweat. Daily membership costs only $2.75.”

“The M.T.A. Workout,” a fitness plan by The New Yorker.

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Self-Esteem

August 14, 2018

Philosopher Alain de Botton explains self-esteem. Animated by Jesse Collett for the School of Life.

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Cruz vs. Beto: The Beef

August 13, 2018

Cruz vs. Beto: The Beef

In what may be the most Texan comment in this year’s Senate race between incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, Cruz spokesperson Emily Miller called Beto “a Triple Meat Whataburger liberal who is out of touch with Texas values.” The beef (ahem) started when the Fort Worth Star-Telegram claimed the O’Rouke logo looks like a Whataburger Spicy Ketchup packet.

Note: Unlike Emily Miller (Baltimore) and Ted Cruz (Canada!), Whataburger and Beto O’Rourke were both born in Texas.

More:

“What Could Ted Cruz’s Campaign Have Meant When It Called Beto O’Rourke a ‘Triple Meat Whataburger Liberal’?”  Dan Solomon, Texas Monthly

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Steel & Feathers

August 12, 2018

“Steel & Feathers ( Don’t Ever),” written by Nikki Jean and Bob Dylan, performed by Ms. Jean with Daryl Hall and friends. From an episode of the Live From Daryl’s House webcast.

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Who Will You Hurt

August 12, 2018

“Who Will You Hurt,” written by Robert Marcucci and Russ Faith, recorded by Claudine Clark in 1963. Anybody know who played harp on the intro?

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Jackpot

August 12, 2018

“Jackpot,” by Nikki Lane. Performed in the studio of WMOT in  Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 2017.

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Le jazz et la java

August 12, 2018

“Le jazz et la java,” adapted by by Jacques Datin from a piece by Dave Brubeck, with lyrics by Claude Nougaro, performed by M. Nougaro in this 1962 film for Scopitone. These short films were back-projected on a small screen mounted on a “visual jukebox.”

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You’ve Got To Move

August 12, 2018

“When The Lord Get Ready, You’ve Got To Move,” by Brother Joe May, “The Thunderbolt of the Midwest.”

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Satisfy Me

August 11, 2018

“Satisfy Me,” written by Anderson East, Charlie Pate, and  Aaron Raitiere. recorded by Anderson East and his band in the KEXP studio in Seattle, 2015.

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