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Cyndi Lauper, Keith Urban, James Blake and More Music Reviews
This week Cyndi Lauper releases a country record, Keith Urban goes further into pop territory, James Blake issues a sprawling, experimental set, Mary Chapin Carpenter releases her 14th album and ANOHNI (formally Antony of Antony and The Johnsons) releases a politically-charged electro-hued set.
Go Live at The Red Carpet for the 47th CMA Awards
At 8 p.m. ET tonight, "Country Music's Biggest Night" kicks off live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., with the 2013 Country Music Association Awards on ABC. Once again, your hosts for the evening are Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley -- their sixth time running the show. But it's
This is Beyoncé's Super Bowl
Three facts, all interconnected, will prove indisputable on Super Bowl XLVII, aka Beyoncé's largest concert. Beyoncé will break the Internet. No pop star--not even tweet-happy, "little-monster"mommy Lady Gaga --attracts the kind of attention, love and hate, that Queen Bey does online. This is a
About Your Face, Animal Person
We have the most expressive face on the planet … but then why did human males evolve big bushy beards? Nature’s Edge Notebook #22 Observation, Analysis, Reflection, New Questions What is it exactly that makes us humans different from all the other animals? Consider the...
The Science of Play: 3 Poems and a Movie
Yeats, Frost, Wilbur, Kubrick ‘Shining’: Great artists lead the scientists on how play can help make people smarter, wiser and less violent. … From ‘Two Tramps in Mud Time’ to memories of those lost on 9/11 Nature’s Edge Notebook #21 Observation, Analysis, Reflection, New Questions...
Adult Tree Houses for Your Play Deficit (and Inner Monkey)
Worldwide surge in fully furnished tree houses: new “secret places” to help restore a little health and sanity at any age Nature’s Edge Notebook #20 Observation, Analysis, Reflection, New Questions They’re like something in a dream. But they’re popping up in trees all over the...
The Joy of Your Brain… and the Dark Side of Laughter
A “seemingly quirky finding” peers into animal minds. It may also help show how Nazis abused play and laughter to horrid ends. Nature’s Edge Notebook #19 Observation, Analysis, Reflection, New Questions What is it like to be a squirrel? Or, say, a bat… or a...
Chirping Rats and Stand-up Comics
Play and laughter is found built in deep in the brain stem alongside rage and lust Nature’s Edge Notebook #18 Observation, Analysis, Reflection, New Questions Who would ever think of tickling a rat? It’s not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about rats....
Grammys 2012: List of Winners at the 2012 Grammys
Record of the Year: "Rolling in the Deep," Adele Song of the Year: "Rolling in the Deep," Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth New Artist: Bon Iver Pop Solo Performance: "Someone Like You," Adele Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: "Body and Soul," Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse Pop Vocal Album: "21," Adele
Play Seen in Humans, Fish, Atoms, and the Universe
‘A Self-Organizing Quirkiness’ May Exist in Nature Itself … From Ants to Atoms to Distant Galaxies. Nature’s Edge Notebook #17 Observation, Analysis, Reflection, New Questions Is the universe designed to make you giggle, or at least to smile? Is fun and play built into matter...