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This month – April

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If you thought a job in academia was a great and secure thing, think again: The Death of an Adjunct: Thea Hunter was a promising, brilliant scholar. And then she got trapped in academia’s permanent underclass.

On a happier note: The Adult Brain Does Grow New Neurons After All, Study Says.

Why Excessive Consumption Limits your Creativity.

I’m apparently not the only person who dislikes support groups: When Support Groups Make You Feel Worse.

Impressive: Sarah Mirk is Making 365 Zines in 365 Days.

11 Unproductive Habits You Want To Quit

“The Modern Paradise – Los Angeles, LA” .

Peter Doherty: ‘If I was drug free, I’d be a force to be reckoned with’

A Grande Dame of the Perfume Industry Turns Ninety-Five

The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over.

Listened to – Music

Listened to – Podcasts

Hiplet: can hip hop save ballet? In the world of classical ballet, black dancers are conspicuous by their absence. Eric Underwood, a former soloist with The Royal Ballet, wants to understand what might be restricting their participation.

Pentatonix: The Art of A Cappella – Broken Record. Malcolm Gladwell, along with guest-host, Daisy Rosario, talks with the five members of Pentatonix from GSI Studios in NYC.

Watched – Films and Documentaries

The white crow. Not a documentary, but an entertaining interpretation of what happened to Rudolf Nureyev in 1961 in Paris.

Watched – TV and Youtube

Darude Sandstorm on Boomwhackers!

The Story of ‘Sandstorm’ by Darude.

Immortalized in Ink: The Tattoo Artist with Terminal Cancer.

Leena Norms’ The truth about ‘YouTuber Burn Out’.

Avocado Toast Soap

If I lived in San Francisco, I would definitely get out of retirement and join this class: Adult Beginner Ballet.

I Built a Guitar Out of 8 Mega Jawbreaker Candies.

Kondo-Culture: The Fall of the House of ‘Stuff’, a video essay.

Miscellaneous awesomeness

The phenomenon that incompetent people think that they are super competent apparently has a name: Dunning-krugereffect!

This month – March

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The Dutch language department at the VU University in Amsterdam has ceased to exist. Emma van Meijeren advises the faculty to look inward to understand why this has happened.

Keith Flint passed away.

Delete Never: The Digital Hoarders Who Collect Tumblrs, Medieval Manuscripts, and Terabytes of Text Files.

An interview with Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of the book Daisy Jones & The Six, that I finished in one day earlier this month.

An Echo Park Man Is Taking a Stand Against People Who Are Bad at Street Parking.

Arabelle Sicardi writes about How our online beauty buys are being used to identify us as customers and criminals.

A new month, a new scandal in beauty land: Kat von D’s attempt at damage control is highly unsuccesful.

One of her ex-boyfriends who is a member of Mötley Crüe, tries a similar thing: “Nikki Sixx on Rape Story in Motley Crue Memoir: ‘I Have No Clue Why It’s in There’“.

And finally: Netflix’s Mötley Crüe movie ‘The Dirt’ highlights why a musical #MeToo reckoning is so difficult. And no, I haven’t seen the film, nor am I going to.

Listened to – Music

“Shape of you” Ed Sheeran cover (Anna Straker on Pocket Operators).

Storytime with LP: once upon a time a very very long ago, I found myself by myself on the dance floor of a mediocre club during a high school party. As in: I was literally the only person on the dance floor, the rest of the attendees were getting their liquor on at the bar. #thispartysucks Anyway, I was busting some moves when all of a sudden the best track EVER was played. For years and years I’ve tried to find it, and now I have. Have a listen and go bezerk: Chicken Techno

Mark Ronson, just drop the rest of this demo, ok? It must have been an illusion. To compensate for that godawful cover of “Bongo Bong” you produced. #neverforget

Listened to – Podcasts

It was a month without podcasts.

Watched – Films and Documentaries

The Matrix.

Watched – TV and Youtube

The Broken Formula of Music Biopics

IKEA Hacking: Upcycling a Drawer Unit (Moppe)

Food for thought: Y’ALL, THESE BRANDS ARE R*CIST ON PURPOSE… A RANT

Inside Japan’s Chicano Subculture. Strange. Very strange.

Antiqueseller Alex buys an entire and very full house. Of course this is only the beginning of an amazing story, which he shares in his The Potters House series.

Hasan Minhaj takes a look at the iconic streetwear brand Supreme.

DIY Old Farmhouse Using Cardboard Boxes.

Miscellaneous awesomeness

Alice Potts makes art out of sweat. Yes, this sentence is correct.

This Month – February

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Sure, blame the homeless: How the Homeless Ended Up Being Blamed for Typhus..

Let Me Tell You About My Friend Maria Butina — Who Might Be A Russian Spy.

YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?.

Use the KonMari Method to Tidy Your Mind

Food for thought: The Best Skin-Care Trick Is Being Rich.

Karl Lagerfeld passed away. And despite – as a teen – being super impressed with his work ethos, his creativity and the fact that my favorite perfume ever (Chloé by Karl Lagerfeld, the discontinued 1975 edition) was released under his label, I can nowadays only agree with this article: Stop mourning oppressors: anti-condolences for Karl Lagerfeld.

Can a Night Owl Become a Morning Person? From personal experience: no. You can force yourself, with a lot of effort, misery and exhaustion, to become a little less of a night owl, but the best thing to do is to “just” find a career in which you don’t have to get up at 6 am. I really feel there should be more focus on this in high school during future career events.

The Rare and Stunning “Firefall” Returns to Yosemite National Park.

Beatles vs Monkees is now 2 – 2: Monkee Peter Tork has passed away.

Music writer Laura Snapes on her experiences: The Ryan Adams allegations are the tip of an indie-music iceberg,

For those who thought Jeffree Star was the only Myspace fossil who lives for drama still relevant today, check out Audrey Kitching’s fraudulent business.

Listened to – Music

Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like a Heart

Older, but new to me: On my mind van Ellie Goulding, structurally as perfect of a pop song as you can get.

Gerard Way & Ray Toro cover Happy Together and Hazy shade of winter

Mark Hollis of Talk Talk also passed away this month. While muso’s consider the later albums to be the absolute masterpieces, I have alway preferred the It’s my life album. I’d say it’s probably even one of my top 5 albums ever.

Listened to – Podcasts

I hate it but I love it: the episodes about Almost Famous and Titanic

Watched – Films and Documentaries

The radical story of Patty Hearst. I don’t know about this one. Of course, the horrors transpired are atrocious and should definitely not be swept aside, but I have a very hard time listening to all the people in this documentary who very firmly claim to know exactly who she was, what she was thinking and why she did things in a certain way, and who seem to have little to no knowledge, let alone regard for the ways in which trauma affects a person.

Tipped by Esmee: Basquiat – Rage to Riches.

Het wonder van Le Petit Prince, about how translators use translating Le Petit Prince as a way to save their endangered languages. Available on Picl.

Watched – TV and Youtube

Cremeclouds‘ room deco + journalling video

Minnie Small’s Favourite YouTube Channels, New Art Books, Supplies + More

A Ballerina’s Entire Routine, From Waking Up to Showtime

Making a mini zine (from start to finish)

Songwriters roundtable with Kesha, Dianne Warren, Tim McGraw, Mark Ronson, Boots Riley, Jack Antonoff, en David Crosby

George faked going on holiday for a week. Funny, but it also shows how easily you can be manipulated into believing things that are not real.

Miscellaneous awesomeness

Is it too much for me to ask for the Umbrella Academy umbrella to be sold again, now that Netflix has finally turned the books into a series? Please?