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COVID-19 Roundup: Paul Rodgers Leads Benefit John Lennon Cover

Paul Rodgers, Jeff Scott Soto and Geoff Downes lead a collaborative cover of John Lennon‘s 1971 anthem “Imagine,” which they released to benefit a number…

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How to Throw a Karaoke Party on Zoom

Are you the kind of person who finds catharsis through singing poorly in front of friends and strangers? Do you bottle up all of the…

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Baratza Vario-W Review: A Grinder for the Serious Coffee Brewer

My coffee grinder is one of my steadiest, most faithful kitchen companions. After studying up on reviews, I put a Baratza Encore on our wedding…

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The Grim History of Counting the Dead During Plagues

In the spring of 1665, an Englishman named Samuel Pepys noted in his diary that he’d been “to the coffee-house, where all the news is…

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How Bruce Springsteen Humiliated Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl recalled his nervousness on being told Bruce Springsteen was in the audience at a Foo Fighters show. Then he had a feeling of “devastating…

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Beware the Lofty Promises of Covid-19 ‘Tracker’ Apps

Since the world began its battle against the outbreak of Covid-19, mobile apps have promised to do it all: pinpoint infections, predict who may be…

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7 Great Bill Splitting Apps: Splitwise, Venmo, and More

Good things come in big packages, like ordering a steer directly from the local farmer or pooling your neighborhood grocery shopping into one big Costco…

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The Timely Retrofuturism of UC Berkeley’s Virtual Theater

Remote theater also broadens audiences. “The barriers of access are gone,” says Mandy Greenfield, artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The Tony Award-winning WTF…

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How NASA Certifies New Spacecraft Safe Enough for Humans

During the design process, NASA and its contractors also had to agree on a flight test program that would demonstrate that each spacecraft works as…

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Today’s Cartoon: Zoom Sports

Wednesday, May 13, 2020. By David Ostow, with cartooncollections.com. When sports seasons around the world were suspended due to the pandemic, the billion-dollar betting industry…

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