Ordinary Sunday Brunch
[Mu1] “How country music has-and hasn’t-addressed the #MeToo movement in a difficult year.”
[Mu2] “As OffBeat magazine’s founder, publisher and editor in chief, Jan Ramsey has been determined to make the world aware of the diversity and economic impact of New Orleans’ music.”
[Mu3] “Slate’s New American Songbook, a project dedicated to predicting which songs from the past 25 years will make an enduring impact and become “the new oldies,” reflects several of the most prominent contours of the pop cultural terrain of the past quarter-century: hip-hop’s rise as our most influential form of pop music, the triumph of late ’90s R&B girl groups, and even the persistence of rock more than 60 years after its birth. But what’s less represented is Spanish-language music. Other than a nod to the mortifying salsa-rock kitsch of Santana and Rob Thomas’ “Smooth,” the contributions of Latinos and Spanish-speaking communities are largely absent.”
[Ar1] Dungeons & Dragons Art Is Finally Getting the Respect It Deserves, according to Wired.
[Ar2] “What Do Art Critics Actually Do? Artists, collectors, curators, and dealers are all needed for the system to function, but the role of critics is up for grabs.”
[Ar3] “Cristopher Cichocki’s Root Cycle combines installation art with existing architecture in an effort to spark a discussion regarding the relationship between design, both contemporary and historical, and environmental sustainability.”
Speaking of art critics:
[Hi1] Sears may be heading to the dustbin of history, but their mail-order houses from the catalogue days endure.
[Hi3] “For decades, the principals at a boxy, two-story kindergarten in downtown Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital, unwittingly pored over their lesson plans just a few feet above one of the city’s most sacred sites. Today there is a gaping 10-foot hole in what used to be the principal’s office, exposing masonry that once was the back of the bimah, the central platform from where the Torah was read in the city’s 17th century Great Synagogue.”
[Fo1] Debate! “If You Had to Survive on One Food, What’s the Best Option?”
[Fo2] I doubt it, but interesting to think on: “The New Food Movement And How Blockchain Could Solve Food Security Issues“.
[Fo3] We kind of already know the answer here…”Does microwaving food cause nutrient loss?”