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April 2019

All That Jazz

AI-generated jazz? It’s apparently a thing now: DeepJazz is a 2016 project by Princeton computer science student Ji-Sung Kim that spews + more

Quote of the Day

This is for all you graphic designers out there. Truman Capote, in a 1968 Playboy interview: “I’ve never known anybody altogether + more


Good news for all you minions of Mephistopheles (Beelzebub believers? Lucifer lovers? Beasts of Baphomet?): The IRS has granted tax-exempt + more

Thanks, Captain Obvious

According to Valorie N. Salimpor, et al., The Rewarding Aspects of Music Listening Are Related to Degree of Emotional Arousal. + more

“It’s the end of the world as we know it…”

What a stupid time to be alive – as, it turns out, the prophets foretold. First, sports teams are dropping + more

Quote of the Day

If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other + more

Poetry Break

MID-MOUNTAIN DIALOGUE Li Po you ask my purpose roosting in jade peaks smiling yet without reply heart at self ease + more

A Melodrama of Money

The headline of Matthew Shaer’s article over at Vulture says it all. “The Invention of the ‘Salvator Mundi’: Or, How + more

What’s Another Word for Thesaurus?

“Occasionally one makes use of [Roget’s Thesaurus],” wrote Simon Winchester back in 2001. “But one never, never relies on it + more

Big Announcement

With the recent release of Helvetica® Now, some of you have been wondering what this means for helveticka. Glad you + more

“I feel the need…the need for speed!”

I don’t get particularly vexed over politics. I don’t complain about the weather. And even though millennials should all be + more

Waxing Nostalgic

Several years ago, Pitchfork ranked the top 100 albums of the 1980s. Overall, I thought it was a pretty good + more


Over at the New Yorker, Douglas Preston writes about a young paleontologist who “may have discovered a record of the + more


Larry Silverberg, a dynamicist at North Carolina State University – and an expert in the modeling of physical phenomena – + more

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