Podcast of the Weekend 16: The Sound of Sports

Have you ever paid to attention to the noises that occur during basketball or rugby or any sports games? I mean, have you ever really paid attention to them? I don’t mean the commentary.  I mean “the crowds, the kicks, the thwacks, and the grunts,” as the radio show 99% Invisible puts them. The show calls it Read more about Podcast of the Weekend 16: The Sound of Sports[…]

Podcast of the Week 18: Background Noise

This week’s Podcast is actually an app designed to help you customize the background noise that helps you focus. Noisli is a free compendium of different types of ambient sound that you can listen to at different volumes and combine (we’re listening to a coffeehouse and train combo currently). Check out Prof Hacker’s latest review Read more about Podcast of the Week 18: Background Noise[…]

Sunday Motivation: Habits, Routines, and Rituals

We often think of habits as behaviors we need to change or re-route or develop. Habit formation can feel accidental; habit change can feel obligatory. Today’s Sunday Motivation is about habits as rituals, as opportunities for vitality and full expression of lives well lived. Take a look and a listen with Brain Pickings’ latest digest Read more about Sunday Motivation: Habits, Routines, and Rituals[…]

Podcast of the Weekend 15: Does Acting Matter?

Does acting matter? If so, why? These are the questions that film critic and author David Thomson tackles in his newest book Why Acting Matters (Yale University Press, 2015). In this podcast, Brian Lehrer of The Brian Lehrer Show discusses acting and our fascination with it despite the fact that, as he puts it, “real life beckons.” Read more about Podcast of the Weekend 15: Does Acting Matter?[…]

Through a Lens Darkly: a Film, screening this Friday!

The documentary film, Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, is inspired by Deborah Willis’s book, Reflections in Black. There will be a screening a the Bardavon Opera House on Friday, February 20 at 7 pm. The film reflects upon self-affirmation and negation through photography. It considers ‘the difference between black photographers who Read more about Through a Lens Darkly: a Film, screening this Friday![…]

Podcast of the Week 17: literary jukebox

For many people, music is a creative form that fills the gaps between expression and interpretation. Oftentimes, music is able to express a mood or feeling that words or visuals cannot. But what about when music and words are paired together? Introducing literary jukebox, a project by Maria Popova that features “quotes from beloved books, Read more about Podcast of the Week 17: literary jukebox[…]

Sunday Motivation: Let Your Mind Listen

Chances are good that the last half of Sunday will have you scrambling with your mind not just talking to you about everything that’s coming up this week, but perhaps even screaming with tasks that need to be completed. In today’s Sunday Motivation, give your mind a rest. Try listening instead. Playwright Anna Deavere Smith’s Read more about Sunday Motivation: Let Your Mind Listen[…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 48: Scrapbooks and the Movies

food for creative making, doing, and thinking After World War I, women in America were involved in a number of cultural changes, from the prohibition and women’s suffrage movements to the rise of the flapper and the vamp. One mode through which these changes took place was through film and cinema. Leslie Midkiff DeBauche, former professor of Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 48: Scrapbooks and the Movies[…]

Podcast of the Weekend 14: Life’s Not Meant to Be Lived in Reruns

Arthur Bradford is a documentary filmmaker who, without realizing it, becomes fixated on helping one Ronnie Simonson fulfill his dream of meeting Medical Center actor Chad Everett. In this podcast, Arthur tells the story of how he and Ronnie met at a camp for people with disabilities — Ronnie has cerebral palsy, autism, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Read more about Podcast of the Weekend 14: Life’s Not Meant to Be Lived in Reruns[…]