Open Culture
34 minutes
What do you imagine when you hear the phrasecat piano”? Some kind of whimsical furry beast with black and white keys for teeth, maybe? A relative of My Neighbor Totoro ’s cat bus ? Or maybe you picture a piano that contains several caged cats who shriek along an entire scale when keys are pressed that slam sharpened nails into their tails. If this is your answer, you might find people slowly backing away from you at times, or gently suggesting you get some psychiatric help. But then, imagine that such a perverse oddity was in use by psychiatrists, like the 18th-century German physician Johann Christian Reil, who—reports David McNamee at The Guardian —“wrote that the device was intended to shake mental patients who had lost the ability to focus out of a ‘fixed state’ and into ‘conscious awareness.’” So long, meds. See you, meditation and mandala coloring books….
The Event Chronicle
36 minutes
How does the state of entropy change between when someone is focused versus when they are daydreaming or forgetful? From here, we get the question, do different states of consciousness correspond with different levels of entropy? Future experiments will include a bigger participant pool but also measuring the brain while a subject tries to tell the difference between two musical tones, or while navigating a labyrinth. The results of these experiments may help us determine what consciousness really is, a question which has stumped great thinkers for thousands of years. This research may also help us better understand how consciousness works and what characteristics it has. Besides examining people in different states, these research teams will need to take precise measurements in different regions of the brain to determine the thermodynamic state of each.
Den of Geek
an hour
He’s directing and taking the lead role of Poirot in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express . Michael Green has penned the screenplay, and the cast includes Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Penelope Cruz, Michael Pena, Dame Judi Dench and seemingly half of RADA. Expect a release towards the end of 2017. 31. The Greatest Showman On Earth Founder of the Barnum Bailey Circus, politician and all-round showman PT Barnum's getting his own movie, which stars Hugh Jackman as the 19th century impresario. Bill Condon co-wrote this one, and he's the bloke who brought us the magnificent Gods And Monsters - one reason why we're looking forward to this musical biopic. That, and the sight of Hugh Jackman singing and waving his arms in front of an elephant, of course. 30. It They all float down here. We have to admit, we were more in a lather when Cary Fukunaga was involved in this new, big-screen telling of Stephen King's It , but the story's such a magnetic one that we're looking forward to the new treatment anyway.
OK!
an hour
Cheryl and Liam Payne are expecting their first child [Getty] But could the One Direction star be appearing on stage very soon? According to reports, the Perfect singer has topped Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s wish list ahead of the 50th anniversary of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. And the producer is keen to chat to the 23 year old about a role in the show. "Andrew has told those involved that his dream signing is Liam," an insider told The Sun. Andrew ...
BBC News - Entertainment & Arts
an hour
ABC News - Entertainment
13 hours
Mashable
14 hours
PerezHilton
14 hours
PerezHilton
15 hours
What's more, the country's Film Appeals Committee actually reversed the BatB decision as well, so the uncut musical will now premiere on March 30. Yay for progress! Kinda... As usual, the way to a conservative's heart is through their wallet. [ Image via Lionsgate Films . ]
Coventry Telegraph
17 hours
After 11 years in London the hit Musical has arrived in the Midlands
Radar Online
18 hours
Julia Roberts has been replaced by a new Pretty Woman ! A new Broadway musical of the famous movie is in the works, starring blonde beauty Annaleigh Ashford . At first, they were looking for a big star name to be in the musical. . .but have decided to find someone not famous, rather than a household name, sources say of the project. Now, a new star is bornStraight Shuter s Rob Shuter has all the latest gossip!
Daily Mail - USA
18 hours
BBC Parliament
18 hours
sure the tickets end up in the right hands or whether this requires a bigger solution across the whole of the primary and secondary markets? Mr Kelly? I recollect Hamilton musical and so far we have.
PinkNews
19 hours
Deadline
19 hours
Three new major studio releases this weekend will find it impossible to cut into Beauty and the Beast s dance at the box office, which is well on its way to crossing $300M. The live action Disney musical has already accumulated $206.2M after $17.9M yesterday, charting the best pre-summer Tuesday of all-time (the studio just reported their official morning figures) and that was with 11% K-12 and 15% colleges off. In its second go-round, Beauty and the Beast stands to...
Design Milk - Interior Design
19 hours
Daily Mail - Australia
20 hours
Vanity Fair
21 hours
Move over, “Once More with Feeling.”
Haaretz
21 hours
Finally, now that the stardust has settled, we can focus on Ninet Tayeb's music.
CNN
a day
TIME - Top Stories
a day
Cotswold Journal - Showbiz
a day
This needs to be made into a full-length version.
Western Daily Press
a day
The inter-service football fixtures between the Royal Navy and the British Army take place at RNAS Yeovilton and Huish Park this afternoon (Wednesday).The Royal Navy v British Army women's fixture takes place on the Stadium Pitch at RNAS Yeovilton at 2pm, while the men's game kicks off at Yeovil Town at 7pm.Both matches are open to the public with free admission and parking. The volunteer Band from RNAS Yeovilton will provide musical entertainment prior to the kick off.The game is the pinnacle...
Liverpool Echo
a day