Nahre Sol | YouTube | 14th August 2021
French composer Erik Satie was a strange fellow. Consequently, his daily routine is a plethora of oddities. Lunch is taken from 12:11 to 12:14 (and he only eats white foods, like eggs, turnips, rice, bone scrapings, and veal), horseback riding from 1:19 to 2:35, symphonic readings from 8:09 to 9:59. The routine eschews productivity and emphasizes reflection (10m 29s)
Secret Base | YouTube | 17th August 2021
The wretched history of the Atlanta Falcons. Their logo ("the beady-eyed face, the dopey, somewhat mortified facial expression," which "looks like it walked into the wrong restroom") perfectly suits one of the worst teams in the NFL, historically led by a string of truly abysmal quarterbacks. Interesting both for football fans and history fans (45m 44s)
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Linus Boman | YouTube | 17th August 2021
Wes Anderson's fonts are almost as famous as his movies. In The Royal Tenenbaums, "the percentage of runtime which features Futura in some form or another is about a quarter, which means it actually has more screen-time than any of the lead actors." Anderson's retro-modernist Futura recalls "Stanley Kubrick's Futura, NASA's Futura, the Futura of museum clarks and library cards" (13m 46s)
Nowness | YouTube | 18th August 2021
A model thought this photo of her face would be used for one obscure article. Then she noticed it in an unrelated article about face oil. Soon, the image became the top result for the term "face," showing up in thousands of articles across the web. She watched as her identity became abstracted. "The internet already owns my face; I don't really own it anymore" (4m 02s)
Jordan Schneider talks to Baiqu Gonkar about the joys of painting Chinese landscapes whilst listening to Anna Karenina, learning to dribble like Devin Booker, and staging Hamilton in Beijing (20m 57s, or transcript here)
The great Isley Brothers perform a handful of their much-sampled love songs for NPR's Tiny Desk
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