Do What You Want, Be What You Are

January 7, 2017

“Do What You Want, Be What You Are,” a 1976 Hall & Oates tune, performed by Sharon Jones with Daryl Hall and friends. From an episode of the Live From Daryl’s House webcast.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings website

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Hey Stranger

January 7, 2017

“Hey Stranger,” written by Andrew Marlin, and performed by him with Emily Frantz as Mandolin Orange.

Mandolin Orange website

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The International State Of Women’s Rights: An Onion Report

January 6, 2017

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Cyber Cafés of 1996

January 5, 2017

At the end of the last century, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and nobody owned a laptop or cellphone, early humans paid money to rent desktop computers and drink Jolt Cola in public accommodations known as cyber cafés. Let us return to those thrilling days of yesteryear (via Mental Floss) to visit the best cyber cafés of 1996:

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American Terrorism

January 4, 2017

“Terror Lynching in America” a short video by the Equal Justice Initiative. Narrated by Bryan Stevenson, illustrated by Molly Crabapple. Directed and produced by Jim Batt and Kim Boekbinder.

h/t: Colorlines

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Space Aliens Communicate With Earth. Maybe.

January 3, 2017

Space Aliens Communicate With Earth. Maybe.

“Two Canadian astronomers published a study that claims an anomaly in the pulsing of a group of stars is possibly evidence of an alien civilization. ….

The scientists Ermanno Borra and Éric Trottier from the Université Laval in Quebec analyzed modulations in 2.5 million stars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey project and concluded that 234 of them exhibited strange behavior. In fact, the stars seemed to be signaling, with the conceivable explanation that it’s aliens trying to make contact.”

— “Astronomers Detect Strange Star Signals That Are ‘Probably’ Aliens Making Contact,” Paul Ratner, Big Think

More:

“Either stars are strange, or there are 234 aliens trying to contact us,” Evan Gough, Universe Today via Phys.org

Download the paper here.

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Greens, Beans, and a Healthy Food System

January 2, 2017

Mark Bittman cooks up some stew and chats with Ricardo Salvador about the recipe for a healthy U.S. food system. Read more about it here and here.

UCS Food & Agriculture website.

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This Is the New Year

January 1, 2017

‘This Is the New Year,” written by Ian Axel and performed by him with Chad King as A Great Big World. in 2012. Video director: Leiv Parton.

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New Year’s Resolution

January 1, 2017

“New Year’s Resolution,” written by Randle Catron, Willa Dean “Deanie” Parker, and Mary Frierson; recorded by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas in 1968.

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New Year’s Resolution Song

January 1, 2017

“New Year’s Resolution Song,” by Rhett & Link (Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln “Link” Neal III).

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