The Apostrophe Protection Society is no more. John Richards, who founded the Society in 2001 in order to help maintain the correct use of the “much abused” punctuation mark, has thrown in the towel.
Forty years ago, on Nov. 30, 1979, the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd released its 11th studio album, “The Wall.”
Anxiety: a playlist to calm the mind from a music therapist Shutterstock/Stokkete Elizabeth Coombes, University of South Wales It may seem like we are living in an age of anxiety, where feeling worried, upset and
The LIVELab at McMaster University is a research concert hall. It functions as both a laboratory and theater, opening up opportunities for music research.
Along with surfing, climbing and skateboarding, break dancing has been proposed for inclusion at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
The oldest surviving animated feature was not made by Walt Disney, but by a German puppeteer named Lotte Reiniger: The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926).
John Coltrane – a giant of the jazz world – wrote and recorded in 1964 a soundtrack for the French-Canadian movie Le Chat Dans le Sac.
One of the most famous jester figures of the modern age is the Joker, who made his debut in the first issue of Batman comics in 1940.
The Beatles’ album “Abbey Road” holds a special place in the hearts of the band’s fans. But few realize how groundbreaking its tracks were for the band.
The world should be inspired by Swedish culture, with more fika, more time for leisurely reading about non-work topics, and more lagom towards jobs.
Fifty years ago, the Rolling Stones released their breakthrough single (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, which debuted during the first week of June 1965.
The experience feels like waves of pleasure running all over your skin. Some researchers have even dubbed it a “skin orgasm.”
The invective was directed against a man Guthrie had dubbed his “worst enemy”: Fred C. Trump, the landlord of the Beach Haven apartment complex.
Fifty years ago – in September 1968 – the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin first performed together, kicking off a Scandinavian tour billed as the New Yardbirds.
One of the most powerful, searing renditions of the national anthem ever recorded, Jimi Hendrix’s iconic Woodstock anthem, almost never happened.
A jury has decided that Katy Perry should pay $2.8m in damages to Flame for copyright infringement of his song Joyful Noise.
Music matters for its own sake, but also because music engagement is significantly related to better high school achievement.
“Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom” has been preserved – and has been accessible to the public – at Indiana University’s Lilly Library.
McEwan questions what it means to be human – if these machines are just like me, does that mean they have rights, like me?
The striking landscape of Game of Thrones has led some researchers to build climate simulations that explain the erratic seasons depicted in the show.
Allen Ginsberg, counterculture icon, and CIA director R.Helms met in 1971 in a drawing room of the Corcoran Gallery, in a fittingly bizarre encounter.
The events of medieval Britain were a source of inspiration in Game of Thrones. Characters’ names contain hints at events yet to come.
Rare poisonous books on various historical topics in the University of Southern Denmark’s library collection contain large concentrations of arsenic on their covers.
No woman in history has ever been afforded such lavish media coverage. Maybe Diana, Princess of Wales. For now, Kim Kardashian is never out of the media.
In 1929, Faulkner was a newlywed who had recently moved out of his parents’ on the University of Mississippi’s campus to an apartment a few blocks away.
The Matrix reaches for a view close to that of the 18th century philosopher, Kant, who insisted that reality conforms to the terms of our perception.
She is the extraordinary World War I nurse who wrote like Hemingway before Hemingway. She was arguably the originator of his famous style.
New research finds that exposure to “Game of Thrones” is associated with or resulted in lower levels of just world beliefs.
Austria parliament building in Vienna is a wonderful work of art that looks more like a museum than a political building.
Al Pacino’s laughing scene in the movie “And Justice For All” is one of the most hilarious and spontaneous laughing scenes in the history of cinema.
Agnotology is not often discussed, because studying the absence of something, in this case knowledge in the post truth world, is incredibly difficult.
After years of growth, publishers reported a fall in their e-book sales, introducing new doubts about the potential of e-books in the publishing industry.
In a quite extraordinary French legal judgement, five Michael Jackson fans had successfully sued the former King of Pop’s doctor.
Adapting Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights as a romance sells better, and plays down the book’s uncomfortable brutality.
I just finished rereading A Tale of Two Cities. It was such a burden at the beginning. Then, all of a sudden, I got the author’s point. I started appreciating the delicate structure of his
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