Saturday, August 15, 2020

How Music Is Gaining A Bigger Role In Sleep

 A collection of vintage films of cities (Jerusalem in 1897, NYC in 1911, Belfast in 1901, San Francisco in 1906, etc.)

How Music Is Gaining A Bigger Role In Sleep

To combat sleeplessness, people are turning to all sorts of techniques, iWhile sleep music used to be confined to the fringes of culture—whether at avant-garde all-night concerts or New Age meditation sessions—the field has crept into the mainstream over the past decade. Ambient artists are collaborating with music therapists; apps are churning out hours of new content; sleep streams have surged in popularity on YouTube and Spotify. – Time

A Reappraisal Of Stanley Kubrick

David Mikics’s “Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker” is a cool, cerebral book about a cool, cerebral talent. This is not a full-dress biography — there have been several of Kubrick — but a brisk study of his films, with enough of the life tucked in to add context as well as brightness and bite. – The New York Times

Even When We Can’t Travel, Postcards Exist Outside Of Email And Texts To Create Connection

“Maybe you’ve learned the seasons in a new way. Perhaps, in some way, you are a visitor in your city, state, land.” – The New York Times

Police Are Monitoring Black Lives Matter Protests With Ring Doorbell Data and Drones Newsweek

How Malicious Tor Relays are Exploiting Users in 2020 (Part I) Medium

I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation), director. Łukasz Żal (Ida, Cold War), cinematographer. Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights), Jessie Buckley (Chernobyl), Toni Collette (too many amazing things), David Thewlis (Lupin from Harry Potter). Adapted from I’m Thinking of Ending Thingsby Iain Reid. Netflix. September 4. Trailer above. Excited! Bye.

Pre-dating communism, East German women have been more likely to give birth outside of a steady partnership

Kris Gulati is now running a Progress Studies blog

Piping Australian solar energy to southeast Asia?

 Youyang Gu on Louisiana Covid, and other matters

Where and how did Indian secularism fail?