Wired: Pop Culture May Evolve at the Same Rate as Birds and Bugs

Wired: Pop Culture May Evolve at the Same Rate as Birds and Bugs. “We like to think modern culture moves at a dizzying pace, fueled by a relentless parade of new works of music, literature, and technological design. Change in nature, by contrast, seems to follow a slower trajectory as genetic mutations over generations give animals bigger teeth, say, or a better camouflage. But maybe the opposite is true, and human culture doesn’t move so fast and we consumers are less eager to embrace change than we realize.”

Pitchfork: Radiohead Add Rarities to Streaming Services in Online Archive Launch

Pitchfork: Radiohead Add Rarities to Streaming Services in Online Archive Launch. “The archive groups the miscellanea by era, with thumbnails linking to ad-free videos and galleries. After creating their own library card, fans can explore the band’s catalogue, visuals, and various artefacts in a “highly curated and organised archive,” a press release notes. That includes detailed artwork, music videos, HD live and TV performances, B-sides and rarities, previously out-of-print merchandise, and the playlists band members shared around their latter-period recording sessions.”

Reddit: I’ve created The Poster Database – A movie and tv show poster website containing over 35,000 high-quality posters

Reddit: I’ve created The Poster Database – A movie and tv show poster website containing over 35,000 high-quality posters. “The Poster Database is a custom-built platform for all posters lovers worldwide! We’re currently focusing on media items like Collections, Movies, and Shows but we have some rich plans for the future to expand even further and maybe throw some other goodies along the way 😉 With the launch back in August 2019, we’ve had amazing support from various communities help contribute to the site and bring us to where we are today with over 35K uploaded posters growing!!”

Simplemost: There’s A Website That Warns You If A Movie Or Book Has A Sad Dog Plot

You may scoff, but I have needed this in my life at times, from Simplemost: There’s A Website That Warns You If A Movie Or Book Has A Sad Dog Plot . “If you’re still not over the ending of ‘Marley & Me’ and can’t even think about ‘Old Yeller’ without welling up, there’s a website that could help you prepare yourself for similar movies. The site — ‘Does the Dog Die’ — doesn’t need much explanation. It’s a crowdsourced collection of dog movies that definitely require Kleenex.”

How Dick Cavett Brought Sophistication to Late Night Talk Shows: Watch 270 Classic Interviews Online (Open Culture)

New-to-me, from Open Culture: How Dick Cavett Brought Sophistication to Late Night Talk Shows: Watch 270 Classic Interviews Online. “Just as the avuncular presence of Ed Sullivan helped ease middle America into accepting Elvis Presley and The Beatles, the aw-shucks midwestern charm of Dick Cavett made Woodstock hippies seem downright cuddly when he had Jefferson Airplane, David Crosby, and Joni Mitchell on just after the legendary music festival in 1969. He had a way of making everyone around him comfortable enough to reveal just a little more than they might otherwise.”

Lifehacker: How to Find The Best ‘Which ____ Are You’ Instagram Filters

Lifehacker: How to Find The Best ‘Which ____ Are You’ Instagram Filters “I’ve done the annoying work of tracking down some of the more popular Instagram filters to give you an easier way to create your own fun stories. To get to each filter, tap on the link to its creator on your mobile app, and then tap on the smiley face icon in the dead-center of their profile.”

Polygon: The chroniclers of Jeopardy!

New-to-me, from Polygon: The chroniclers of Jeopardy!. “Jeopardy!, now in its 36th season, celebrates the brain’s limitless capacity to carry inessential insight. The archive is of the same breed. Those breezy interviews that Trebek conducts with the contestants after the first commercial break? The site’s moderators transcribe them like they’re court records.”