Linkin Park launch suicide prevention site after Chester Bennington death

Linkin Park have set up a tribute website to their singer Chester Bennington, who died last week in what is being treated as suicide.

The site, chester.linkinpark.com, features suicide prevention information including phone numbers for the US services Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Crisis Text Line. The site also collates social media messages from fans paying tribute to the singer.

 

Full Story at The Guardian

A New Canon: In Pop Music, Women Belong At The Center Of The Story : NPR

A few years ago, my friend Jill Sternheimer and I started a conversation one night while driving around the streets of New Orleans. Both of us are music nerds, and we regularly attend the kinds of musical retrospectives that have become common in this age of historical exploration via tribute shows and historical playlists. Jill, in fact, often organizes such shows at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, where she is the director of public programs. I sometimes write about them, and often ponder how music history’s being recorded and revised in the digital age. Why, we wondered, was the importance of women so often recognized as a trend instead of a source of lasting impact? We came to a conclusion that, in 2017, will likely strike no one as a surprise: that the general history of popular music is told through the great works of men, and that without a serious revision of the canon, women will always remain on the margins.

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Turning The Tables: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women : NPR

This is a follow up to the Previous Post: A New Canon: In Pop Music, Women Belong At The Center Of The Story : NPR

This list, of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and the present, is an intervention, a remedy, a correction of the historical record and hopefully the start of a new conversation. Compiled by nearly 50 women from across NPR and the public radio system and produced in partnership with Lincoln Center, it rethinks popular music to put women at the center.

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Budding photographer Jordan Shults with autism is proof there are no barriers (From Gazette)

A BUDDING photographer with autism has been given the opportunity to be one of the VIP staff at a famous food festival.

For Jordan Shults, 19 – or J Shu as he prefers to be known – discovering photography was something of a stroke of luck when he needed to choose an extra subject while studying at Colchester Academy.

Source: Budding photographer Jordan Shults with autism is proof there are no barriers (From Gazette)

How You Can Improve Confidence as a Photographer | Fstoppers

Have you ever considered how significantly confidence can affect your photography? Creative people are often a largely unconfident group. At any given time we might be dealing with the fear of missing an important moment, anxiously thinking about an upcoming session, running the worst possible scenarios through our minds, or delivering our photos to a client and dreading that email that says how much they hate them. We are still in the process of improving, constantly comparing our work to others, and becau

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Inside Whistler’s new pod hotel

When discussing where to stay on their next trip to the mountains, skiers and snowboarders might have in mind a traditional Alpine hotel room kitted out with wooden cladding, gingham curtains and a view of the mountains – but the new Pangea Pod Hotel in Whistler is set to change all that.

Source: Inside Whister’s new pod hotel