1. A video showing soba noodle master Tatsuru Rai at work. The rhythms are amazing!
2. An article about about why you and your friends might like the same music.
“Whether you turn it up loudly and sing along, wearing the music’s emotion like garlands of your own inner feelings, or just use it as nonintrusive background noise while you work, your choice of music may be telling the people around you more than you realize about your personality and values.”
3. An article about the Frankfurt School’s contribution to understanding popular culture.
“One way or another, the Frankfurt School mode of criticism—its skeptical ardor, its relentless scouring of mundane surfaces—has spread far.”