A selection of news and current affairs from the real world that impacts our culture and way of life.
“Black Lives Matter” has been painted on streets throughout the United States, but it’s now written in the surface of the Black Rock Desert.
Bureau of Land Management officials say a person or group used a vehicle to imprint the message into the crust of the desert playa last month.
“Someone drove with a GPS and drove
Australia’s drinking culture is as flawed as it is celebrated but after years of worry over the effects of binge drinking, the pandemic appears to have swung us the other way into drinking more consistently.
New data from not-for-profit responsible drinking organisation Hello Sunday Morning has found a sharp decrease in people looking for help
Alexander Ljung and Eric Quidenus-Wahlforss started SoundCloud in 2007, seeking a way to do for music what YouTube (with its ubiquitous embedded player, which was a big deal when people visited websites other than Facebook and Instagram) did for video.
In the subsequent decade, SoundCloud burned through hundreds of millions of dollars in search of
We’ve all bumped into one of these people at a party.
We all miss house parties – the rogue nature of their happenings and the unanticipated crazy shit that can go down. It’s their unpredictability that people live for and the multifaceted nature of a house party could have you doing any range of things
It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences. – Audre Lorde
I soak in these words, a quote I’ve heard and been inspired by many times before. Yet on this particular occasion, I’m stopped in my tracks; a big, fat mirror held up to
Due to an unprecedented number of locust invasions on their farmlands, many Indian farmers are resorting to unorthodox means of fighting against the pesky insects, which are decimating their crops.
According to a report published in Singapore-based news outlet The Straits Times, farmers are lighting firecrackers, clanging pots and pans, and even blasting electronic dance
Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio is slated to debut in September.
An exhibit exploring Grace Jones’s image and gender identity is coming to the UK.
Curated by Cédric Fauq and Olivia Aherne, Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio will open at Nottingham Contemporary this September. The exhibit is described to be at the intersection
Pietro Pizzorni, an electronic music artist and accomplished DJ, is igniting a cultural revolution in the modern music industry to bring back the gentlemen code. The music artist is reviving the fashion style in the music industry by presenting himself in looks he likes to bring back.
He has not just made a name in
As an intriguing statement on the relationship between man and nature, a Spanish opera hall will conduct a performance of Puccini’s flowery concerto Chrisantemi—or Chrysanthemums in English—to a packed house of 2,292 potted plants.
As government-mandated shelter-in-place and quarantine orders saw society recede into the walls of their homes, nature has silently crept into many
This is a foundational awareness practice designed to help bring about three key insights: clarity of intention; understanding of our power, presence, and impact; and opportunities for wise action-taking. If we take a moment to consider how complex, volatile, and uncertain current societal conditions are, as well as the spectrum of emotions we are feeling
Jay Vidyarthi guides us to temporarily let go of racing thoughts and rest our awareness in the experience of this moment.
One of the things I love the most about mindfulness practice is this duality between the idea that we need to train our minds and build skills and get somewhere, and the conflicting idea that
“Many paths lead from the foot of the mountain, but at the peak we all gaze at the single bright moon.” ~Ikkyu
I was the kid who didn’t like to sleep. In nursery school, I would pretend to be asleep at nap time, while the other kids were sleeping. I’ve always thought life was full