This month – April


Read – Online

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!