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40 Years of Hip Hop

Those who know me know that I love hip hop more than any other genre of music. I love when stuff like this comes across my screen. Check out this video celebrating 40 years of hip hop in 4 minutes. Hat tip Kottke. Over 150 songs from more than 100 artists representing 40 years of […]

Before and After Chuck Berry

The New York Times has a great article on Chuck Berry and his influence on music, more specifically rock ‘n’ roll. Chuck Berry himself would be the first to admit he didn’t invent rock ’n’ roll, but he came to define it in a series of iconic singles made between 1955 and 1959. Mr. Berry […]

Every Day of Groundhog Day in One Day

In celebration of Groundhog Day (and one of my favorite movies of all time, Groundhog Day), you can now watch every single day that Bill Murray relives in the movie simultaneously. From the creator of the video I wanted to see what it would be like if the events of the movie “Groundhog Day” all […]

How Louis CK Tells a Joke

Louis CK is one of my favorite comedians. If you’ve ever wondered what makes him such a great performer, look at the video below. In the video, Evan Puschak examines why Louis CK is such a great comedian and how every word, from the set up to the punchline, is used with great purpose. It’s […]

Finding Cahokia

Growing up in St. Louis, I learned about Cahokia Mounds in school. It’s fascinating how little we know about the settlement that was once North America’s largest city. If you grew up outside Missouri or Illinois, you probably never heard about it at all. A thousand years ago, huge pyramids and earthen mounds stood where […]