Cafe Hopping (1/14)
Weekly roundup of mostly-arts-related chatter around the web:
- Physical Expressiveness and Performance: concert pianist Jonathan Biss gives his take on the often-volatile subject of gestures/physical expression while performing.
- Your brain on improv: Musician/doctor Charles Limb gives a fascinating talk on how the brain works when playing memorized vs. improvised music. (It’s worth watching also to see an Asian doctor rap.)
- The Cross and the Jukebox: I’m looking forward to Russell Moore’s new podcast, a weekly “conversation about a particular song or artist, and what it can tell us about our neighbors and their often simultaneous longing for and rebellion against the gospel.”
- Calvin and Hobbes search engine: The entire collection, searchable by date and phrase. Now you can rediscover your old favorites, like this one.
- This falls into the café category. I’m not a huge pastry person, but every now and then I can’t resist a
butter sandwichcroissant. This video is long, but at least watch through the first croissant making and then can skip to the end to see the delicious end products (via Kottke):