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May 26, 2020, midnight
With most everyone a little beyond stir-crazy, it’s always nice to get a taste of something fresh. This week has been full of notable music video releases, so if you are in need of some new entertainment that has nothing to do with coronavirus, check out these recently released music videos all available on YouTube. Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me”: With over six million views in fewer than six hours you could say “Rain On Me” has already made a big splash. These two giants of the music and entertainment business made for great collaborators. The neon pink and purple, rain-soaked world makes for “Blade Runner”-esque aesthetics but musically you’ll be in for an uplifting pop treat.
May 18, 2020, 10:19 p.m.
One of the best ways to understand other cultures is to watch their movies. Not only do you get first-hand visual insight into a culture’s aesthetics at any given point from now back to the early 20th century, you also get to hear how other people sound, see their mannerisms, learn their stories, find out what break’s their hearts or what uplifts them. In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Kanopy has created a list of over 50 influential narrative films as well as a separate list of important documentaries. Here are a few great movies to get started with, from both Asian and Asian American creators.
May 14, 2020, 10:08 p.m.
A newfound cleaning obsession is a pretty universal pandemic hobby. White vinegar has long been a staple of household products for its versatility and natural disinfectant and odor-fighting properties. Although it may not be as effective as commercial household disinfectants, and it is not effective against coronavirus, it is still a great option if you’re looking for something gentle and inexpensive. Here are a few areas around the house where vinegar especially comes in handy.
May 12, 2020, 2:24 p.m.
To celebrate his 60th birthday, Bono chose to thank 60 artists that influenced his relationship with music by releasing a playlist called “60 Songs That Saved My Life.”