Twenty years ago, on June 26, 1997, a small children’s press in the UK took a chance on a work of children’s fiction by a debut author — an unknown single mom who’d first gotten the idea for her story while stuck on a train seven years earlier.
That author was J.K. Rowling. And her book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone — published in the US a year later as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — would go on to change the world.
Brooklyn Beckham will donate all of the proceeds from his upcoming art exhibition to children affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
The son of David and Victoria Beckham, 18 – who released his debut photography book, What I See, last week – will launch a private viewing at Christie’s in London’s Mayfair on Tuesday, which will display 24 photographs from the book.
Art teacher Amy Brauer brought a group of her students to paint murals and inside the waiting room and exam rooms of the pediatric office at Erlanger’s Dodson Community Health Center.
I absolutely love this!
For years I’ve said that art should be filling many of the stressful environments of life – schools, nursing homes, hospitals, etc. And the fact that this was done by a teacher with her art class? – perfect!
We need a lot more of this type of public art in our communities.
Ariell Johnson made history in 2015 with her Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, becoming the first black woman to open a comics shop on the East Coast. Now, with the help of a $50,000 grant from the Knight Foundation, Johnson has her sights set on changing the comics industry from the ground up.
In 2013, this question spurred Ketki Karanam, former head of product design at Nokia, biologist Marko Ahtisaari, and postdoc student Yadid Ayzenberg to lay the groundwork for the Sync Project, a Boston-based company whose main goal is to develop music as precision medicine. For the past two years, Sync has been spearheading various studies that look at the connection between music and the mind. The company has collaborated with advisers from Berklee College of Music, MIT Media Lab, and Spotify to gather dat
For more than 40 years the Downtown hotel in Dawson City has served up the sourtoe cocktail, a shot of whisky with a blackened toe – nail and all – bobbing inside. Those who manage to touch the gnarled, severed toe to their lips earn a certificate. On Saturday a customer took it one step further, allegedly making off with the wrinkled digit after swallowing his drink. “We are furious,” said Terry Lee of the hotel. “Toes are very hard to come by.”
After an argument with the powers-that-be over a Toyota contract valued at roughly six million dollars, McCormick was told that his services were no longer needed.
“The possibility of having that amount of money made me a nutcase,” he says. “I was just no good. I thought, ‘Is that what this is gonna end up being? I’m gonna be a weirdo that no one wants to be around for some stupid soundscapes and jingles?’ I tried real hard, and then I failed real hard.”
Never hesitate to change direction when you feel you need to.
Pediatricians, a nonprofit and a burger joint are teaming up this week to provide children with two summer favorites: ice cream and reading.
Larkburger, the Colorado-based fast-casual burger restaurant, is hosting a book drive through Friday for Reach Out and Read Colorado.All of Larkburger’s Colorado locations are collecting new and gently used books to donate to the program, which provides books to children through their pediatricians, with an emphasis on children in poverty.
When a customer donates a book to the drive, Larkburger will provide a free kid’s ice cream. Donated books may range from infant to young adult reading levels, and should have covers and pages intact, with clean and unmarked pages.
I love this idea!! Especially utilizing pediatricians to reach the right kids.
I Kind of also love the free ice cream, but don’t tell. ;P