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The Struggle to Revive the Lost Native Language of Thanksgiving

Just a few decades ago, there were no living speakers of Wampanoag, the native tongue of the Cape Cod–based Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. (Their ancestors famously shared a meal with the Pilgrims, 400 years ago.) Then, in 1993, Jessie Little Doe Baird, who was then in her 20s, had a series of dreams about her ancestors, she told Yankee magazine. Show More Summary

George Avakian (1919-2017)

yesterdayMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

George Avakian, who as an executive and producer at Columbia Records in the 1940s and '50s created a successful formula for packaging jazz as popular music and who signed Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and Johnny Mathis to the label, among...        

Watch An Archer Fire Arrows That Change Direction In Mid-Air

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

Archers of myth and legend were able to do some incredible tricks with their arrows, such as splitting another arrow in half or shooting an arrow so it changes direction in mid-air, tricks that few real life archers are able to replicate. Show More Summary

The Sound of Violence – A Sound of Silence Batman Parody

Batman likes to punch bad guys, so the folks from hishe composed a song about it. Check it out! [HISHE] The post The Sound of Violence – A Sound of Silence Batman Parody appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

Fall: From Glory to Grace

The well-regarded Canadian climber and athlete, Will Gadd, has one of the most informative climbing and training blogs on the net. Through Gravsports, Gadd brings us an array of tips, techniques, and commentary on the world of climbing.It was through his blog that we that we became aware of the video, Fall: From Glory to Grace. Show More Summary

Jake Tapper DEMOLISHED Feminists Attacking Him for Standing Up for Innocent Men

Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them wear nice suits, work in the mainstream media, and hand feminists their behinds back to them when their sexism begins to shine through. That’s exactly what CNN’s Jake Tapper did on Tuesday night when some feminists decided to go after Tapper for simply supporting innocent men. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: November 22, 2017

A SECOND FEDERAL JUDGE BLOCKS ENFORCEMENT OF DISCRIMINATORY TRUMP-PENCE BAN ON MILITARY SERVICE BY TRANSGENDER TROOPS: The decision by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Gabris in Maryland came just hours before yesterday’s oral arguments...Show More Summary

Two Prokofiev Pieces To Get You Through A Holiday Weekend

I’m having such a good time reading about Prokofiev, so much so that I do not care any longer if Prokofiev month feels like a chore to readers. Prokofiev, perhaps even more so than composers I’ve previously focused on, lived and wrote throughout such a transitionary period in world history––the first half of the 20th […]

Belgium moves to ban 'Star Wars Battlefront 2'-style loot boxes

We learned last week that Belgium's gambling authority was investigating loot crates in Star Wars Battlefront II over concerns that they constitute gambling. Now, the decision is in, and the answer is a resounding yes, according to Dutch-language publication VTM Nieuws. Show More Summary

Hellblade reached half a million sales in 3 months

Ninja Theory’s little action-horror game that could is officially making a profit for the studio. There’s quite a bit of concern – not entirely unjustified – that single-player AAA games have been declining in recent years. Thankfully, we still have Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice showing that there’s still hope for the market yet. In a recent […]

Watch: This Roast Pork Is One of Philly’s Best Sandwiches

‘Dining on a Dime’ heads to the iconic John’s Philadelphia is known as the hometown of Will Smith and Boyz II Men perhaps just as much as it’s known for having a long, rich tradition of down-to-earth, blue-collar comfort foods. The cheesesteak...Show More Summary

You can hire someone to play Call of Duty WW2 for you, and I can’t even

Oh good, a way to level up in Call of Duty WW2 while exposing yourself to privacy breaches! Huzzah! There’s no shortage of slightly sketchy markets in gaming, but it’s still pretty gross to stumble across one prominently displayed. The latest example is a scheme to advance in Call of Duty WW2’s multiplayer without actually […]

David Cassidy, 1950-2017

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

David Cassidy, star of The Partridge Family and a successful singer, died today aged 67. His publicist JoAnn Geffen confirmed his death, with a statement from his family. “On behalf of theShow More Summary

Tune in for the world’s first Google Translate music tour

Eleven years ago, Google Translate was created to break down language barriers. Since then, it has enabled billions of people and businesses all over the world to talk, connect and understand each other in new ways. And we’re still re-imagining how it can be used—most recently, with music. Show More Summary

How David Cassidy Introduced A Hawaiian Shell To The World

David Cassidy, 70’s heartthrob and star of The Partridge Family, died today at age 67. In November of 1970, his hit song, “I Think I love You,” was everywhere on AM radio. It’s one of the first hit songs I recall from my childhood. As a seven-year-old boy in 1970, I remember David Cassidy for […]

Finally, a Joseph Beuys Documentary

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

A new trailer shared exclusively with Hyperallergic gives a glimpse of Beuys, a new documentary about the legendary conceptual artist. The post Finally, a Joseph Beuys Documentary appeared first on Hyperallergic.

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