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If you watched movies and TV in the 1980s, you knew Dabney Coleman for his comic roles in “9 to 5,” “Tootsie,” and “Buffalo Bill.” Coleman died Thursday at 92, his daughter Quincy Coleman told The Hollywood Reporter. “My father crafted his time here on Earth with a curious mind, a generous heart and a soul on fire with passion, desire and humor that tickled the funny bone of humanity,” she said in a statement. From Lily Tomlin to Ben Stiller, fellow actors are also paying tribute to the award-winning actor. THR has more:

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“The Surfer” is a movie about male anxiety, male power, male midlife crisis, male rituals of pain and dominance. Who better to play the title character than Nicolas Cage? Read Variety’s review, which calls the film “the kind of trippy slapdash comic nightmare where the only way to watch it is to sit back and 'go with it.' ”

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Orientation day. Korean Cultural Center Philippines language & culture classes. Held at the Philippine-Korea Friendship Center.


Orientation day. Korean Cultural Center Philippines language & culture classes.

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André 3000 is one of the greatest rappers of our time. He spoke to Hanif Abdurraqib from The Bitter Southerner magazine about freedom, fame, flutes, and if André will make another rap album. "I can only give what I’m feeling," he says.

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Magic: The Gathering has come a long way since it debuted at Gen Con in 1993. Last year, it became a billion-dollar brand. The genius behind it, mathematician Richard Garfield, left Wizards of the Coast, Magic's publisher, shortly after it was sold to Hasbro in 1999 and has subsequently expressed an apparent disillusionment with what the game has become. Defector's Nick Zarzycki interviewed him about this, his perception of the existential threats to Magic, and why he left the company. [Story may be paywalled]

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The titular character of Daniel Chacon's new short story collection, The Last Philosopher in Texas: Fictions and Superstitions, came to him as he was walking his dog in Pecos, the windblown West town where his father once lived.


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The backlash over NFL player Harrison Butker's commencement address continues. NPR looks at the reaction to the Kansas City Chiefs kicker's speech, in which he said one of the most important titles a woman can hold is "homemaker," and railed against abortion rights, Pride Month, COVID-19 lockdowns, "dangerous gender ideologies" and the "cultural emasculation of men."

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In 1995, Nintendo released its Virtual Boy, touted as the first console that could display stereoscopic 3D graphics. By the following year, it was all over, with the Virtual Boy dismissed as a commercial failure. Here's an extract from @arstechnica reporter/tech historian @benjedwards and Dr. Jose Zagal's new book, "Seeing Red: Nintendo's Virtual Boy," covering the development and demise of the console, and the philosophy of Gunpei Yokoi, the designer behind it.

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Microbial art — the process of creating living paintings with bacteria — has been around for nearly 100 years. It was first created by Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin in 1928 and was also an amateur artist. Atlas Obscura looks at this blend of art and science, some of the skilled folks who make it, and the potential health risks if it's not done carefully.

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🚨 Please, Help: Need Remote Work!

This happens in cycles & is happening again. Despite 11 books to my name, and 25 years varied work experience — United Nations, HBO, Pearson, etc…

If you know of any creative, meaningful work: communications, copywriting, even marketing, kindly, reach out.

The 🐺 is at the🚪

CV, below:

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The last time Macklemore was really culturally relevant it was for songs like 2013’s “Thrift Shop.” Times have certainly changed. Last week, the rapper dropped “Hind’s Hall,” a blistering protest anthem that takes aim at Israel’s assault on Gaza and comes as student protests have spread around the world. Will “Hind’s Hall” usher in a new era of musical political activism? Vox has more, including why Macklemore’s political shift isn’t as surprising as you might think.

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This may come as a surprise to some, but it’s illegal to get drunk in an English pub. A law from 1872, leftover from the temperance movement, still stands today. But what exactly was it trying to achieve? Food and Wine tells more:

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“The tech platforms aren’t like the Medici in Florence, or those other rich patrons of the arts. They don’t want to find the next Michelangelo or Mozart. They want to create a world of junkies—because they will be the dealers.”

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Switzerland's Nemo wins the 68th Eurovision Song Contest with “The Code,” an ode to the singer’s journey toward embracing their nongender identity. Read more from the AP, including how the audience responded to Eden Golan, the Israeli singer who spent the week under tight security in Malmö.

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Linda Martell appeared on two spoken-word segments on Beyoncé’s latest album, “Cowboy Carter.” Martell, a country singer, made history as the first Black woman to play the Grand Ole Opry in 1969. Five years later, the pioneering singer was out of country music. Billboard has more on Martell’s early career, such as her breakthrough single, “Color Him Father” that peaked at No. 22, and the wider audience that is finally hearing about her now.

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The Netherlands’ contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest was dramatically kicked out of the competition just hours before Saturday’s final. AP has more, including emerging details of a backstage altercation that police are investigating.

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Both Miss USA, Noelia Voigt, and Miss Teen USA, UmaSofia Srivastava, have relinquished their titles this week. Voigt described in a leaked letter a "toxic work environment" within the Miss USA Organization, and Srivastava said her personal values "no longer fully align with the direction of the organization.” Fans soon observed that the capital letters of the first 11 sentences in Voigt's social media post spell out "I am silenced." Vox dives into what the heck is going on, including a look at the pageant's unedifying history. What's your opinion on beauty pageants?

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When Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary reached the summit of Mount Everest in May 1953, a courier named Ten Tsewang Sherpa ran 200 miles to the British Embassy in Kathmandu to deliver the news. A few weeks later, he died. Outside's contributing editor, Peter Frick-Wright, went to Nepal to meet his family, figure out what happened, and tell his extraordinary story. [Article may be paywalled]

For more stories like this, follow @outside's Outdoor Adventure Magazine, @outdoor-adventure-outside

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Hey, art lovers! Here are some good Flipboard Magazines to follow in the fediverse:

@art-holyfredmango - artist/anthropologist Sarah McFalls curates general stories about art

@art-music-architecture-KitArro - a dose of #culture, the arts, and #architecture

@creativity-thoughts-Overthough - stoking #creativity with art journal prompts and ideas for creative writing, drawing, doodling, painting, etc.

@underground-art-report-darealp - #streetart, #graffiti news, NFTs, and more

@visual-perspectives-ColinO2014 - the description says it all: “eye-ful interpretations inspire picturesque poetry that glance the soul”

#ff #mastoart #followfriday

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In 2022, there were just 42,000 nuns in America and the majority were elderly. For The Baffler, Lauren Fadiman spent some time with Benedictine sisters and explored the history and decline of religious life. "There was a time when the convent was the closest a woman could get to both the Lord and women’s lib," she writes. "The vow of chastity lifted the burdens of early marriage, bad sex, and potentially lethal childbirth; the habit released women from the obligations of beauty; and the requisite knowledge of Latin and a wide range of religious texts required that nuns be well-educated."

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Learn more about Zuni Pueblo on one of many and tours, from brief overviews to full-day, immersive tours -

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Episode 176: All the World’s a Playhouse

"In this episode, we look at how distant cultures were contributing to the growth of English and how Shakespeare’s acting company built a world-famous theater in the late 1500s."


attribution: Orion 8, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. Page URL:

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I guess I shouldn't have been surprised that Sabah also has a bamboo pole dance similar to the Philippines' Tinikling or Singkil. This one is called Magunatip.

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Yes, I was there earlier at the Korean Cultural Center. This is proof of it. :P

The mini museum exhibit will run until 2024-06-29, so visit it while it is still there. It's simple but the experience is amazing. It puts to shame the larger museums and and well-funded exhibits. (seriously)

Me: @youronlyone @youronlyone

Selfie while in the Korean Cultural Center's «Endless Landscape» exhibit.

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