“LAS VEGAS — Elvis Presley once told Deana Martin, “They call me the King of Rock and Roll, but your dad is the King of Cool.”
From his solo career to his appearances with the Rat Pack and his infamous Celebrity Roasts, Dean Martin made the Las Vegas stage his home. Known for his smooth and effortless style, Martin has become a timeless Las Vegas icon. Dean Martin would have turned 100 on June 7. We celebrate the “King of Cool” with this tribute featuring photos and video from the Las Vegas News Bureau archives. In addition, the News Bureau has produced an exhibition in the Las Vegas Convention Center featuring exclusive photographs from its archives and rare Las Vegas memorabilia.”
Source: LVCVA : Las Vegas Celebrates Dean Martin: The King of Cool
Explore this USA sound map, with field recordings and reimagined sounds from across the United States of America.
Source: USA sound map – Cities & Memory | Field Recordings, Sound Map, Sound Art
Lawrence Osborne has written an official – and good – sequel to Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe novel, ‘Only to Sleep.’ The British novelist lives off the beaten track in Thailand, where journalist Ross Davies joined him for sake.
Source: Lawrence Osborne does Raymond Chandler quite well, thank you
Something is missing in the lives of today’s adolescents: that magical coming-of-age feeling when a whole world opened up.
Source: Where Has Teen Car Culture Gone? – The Atlantic
The Manhattan Project, the program that developed the first nuclear weapons during World War II, worked out of three purpose-built cities in Tennessee, New Mexico, and Washington state. A new exhibition considers their design and legacy.
Source: Atomic Architecture: The Secret Cities of World War Two – CityLab
From friendly mermaids to a fiery volcano, the courses in this South Carolina city have it all.
Editor’s Note: I have always had an attraction to miniature golf…
Source: Why Myrtle Beach Takes Mini-Golf So Seriously – Atlas Obscura
After a deadly strike at a Carnegie steel plant, some working-class communities refused to erect buildings bearing his name. He transformed the country’s cultural landscape anyway.
Source: National Library Week: Andrew Carnegie built 1,700 public libraries. But some towns refused his money. – The Washington Post
In his new book “Space Odyssey” (Simon & Schuster, 2018), author Michael Benson digs deep into the making of the film, profiling the writer Arthur C. Clarke, the director Stanley Kubrick and the nuances of their partnership.
Editor’s Note: Read an excerpt here…
Source: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Creation and Legacy Probed in 50th-Anniversary Book
The kids are alright, heading back to school in America, and speaking out, with strong voices.
They are speaking out “Against the Wind,” as we did in the ’60s –protests, sit-ins, love-ins, whatever we could do to create change.
Keep on speaking out, against the wind, because you know the wind will change direction, and you will know you helped it happen…
#DouglasStrong #NeverAgain #SpeakOut #MSDStrong
Finding granola, hummus, organic produce and whole grains is easy now, but it wasn’t always. Jonathan Kauffman’s new book, Hippie Food, explores the people and places that expanded America’s palate.
Source: The Far Out History Of How Hippie Food Spread Across America : The Salt : NPR