Category Archives: creativity

6 Ways to Keep Terrorists From Ruining the World | Cracked.com

Shared this on Facebook, and I’m sharing it again here because it’s brilliant. 6 Ways to Keep Terrorists From Ruining the World | Cracked.com. Remember when Cracked was just a silly Mad clone? Now its editor writes something that recasts … Continue reading

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SNL and future success: Hope for John Milhiser

Stardom on Saturday Night Live doesn’t necessarily equal stardom after leaving 30 Rock. Dana Carvey and Darrell Hammond were made for SNL but aren’t likely to be in Hollywood blockbusters. (Except Wayne’s World, of course.) It’s easy to forget that Joe … Continue reading

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Vulfpeck 1, Spotify 0

I love Spotify as a consumer. But frankly, I’d be willing to chip in a few more bucks. Given the current system, I have to admire the creativity here: A Scrappy Young Band Just Outsmarted Spotify for $20,000 to Give … Continue reading

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How to write a movie — or anything else

This Slate story on screenwriting demonstrates the formula behind many of today’s Hollywood blockbusters — with a clever twist.

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How classical music got weirder than rock

AKA: “Help! I’m a constipated cellist in a helicopter!” 7 Experimental Adventures in Classical Music | Mental Floss.

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Sting and the rise of book-learning

Did Sting’s literate rock help usher in a new age in which esoteric intellectuals like Malcolm Gladwell and Neil deGrasse Tyson could become celebrities? Or did he at least help rock critics resolve their internal conflicts between their academic backgrounds … Continue reading

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Policy wonks take it seriously – punditocracy doesn’t

I’m sure people would have plenty of opinions about this economic idea — instead of a cumbersome safety net of Social Security and so forth, make sure everyone has a minimum income. They call it Universal Basic Income. What interests me … Continue reading

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