Biggest overarching issue: accurate and prolific classification.
Mind is blown in so many ways.
I remember seeing this dancing violinist at UC Berkeley on the night of the 2012 Presidential election. It was a small stage, encircled by sweaty fans, with one spotlight, with CNN’s Presidential coverage blaring on an enormous screen outside. Now, she’s playing The Warfield with neon glow-in-the-dark effects, backup dancers, and the same sweaty dancing violinciados. Amazing how far you’ve come, Linds! Be sure to check out her new album, Shatter Me: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shatter-me/id844250403
Unsure how many of these are legit, but Dear Lord….some of the magic just died.
Compelling piece from Jeff Yang and the WSJ on ABC’s transformative (and long-awaited) move to double down in diversity. The snarky side of me says: “Great! TV finally catches up with YouTube ;)”
From ABC’s Paul Lee: “We do think America has changed….We saw that in the election cycle, we see it in everything that’s happening. [To air these shows is] perfectly appropriate for a network like this; and, in fact, I think it’s the right thing to do now.”
Kina Grannis’ new album is truly incredible. Forget digital, forget traditional, this is just incredible music. Favorites: My Dear, Winter, Oh Father, Little Worrier, Maryanne, and This Far.
This belongs on every CW show and rom com.
I usually can’t stand being asked for money from my college classmates–to fund the nth marathon run or y cause. But this one is particularly special because his sister is so high achieving, we’ve just got to help. His younger sister Ava spent the past two summers learning about computer-science at Stanford & UVA through the LEAD Program sponsored by Google. This summer she’s been accepted to Harvard’s Secondary School where she’ll be able to continue bolstering her skills through credit-bearing classes. But she needs a few more funds because, well, Haw-vode isn’t cheap. Support her here by May 19th.
“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” -Rudyard Kipling
We’re super uncomfortable with sincerity as a culture. That ability to experience unironic enthusiasm, that ability to not have to couch your joy or your pain behind all of this protective irony, is something I really admire about people.
– John Green
More from his Buzzfeed profile on the forthcoming movie-based-on-his-NYTimes-bestseller, The Fault In Our Stars.
One of my 4 favorite YouTube channels, Shots of Awe.
The best part of saying ‘goodbye’ is how many emerge to have your back. #letsfly
An (71) and Ria (78) take their first flight. The flight starts at 6:10.
Haunting and beautiful.
Oldie but goodie. 20 strangers/mostly actors meet for the first time for one of the best ads of the year. Make content, not ads.