01. Culture Club: Turner Prize 2010

“This week’s Culture Club focuses on the Turner Prize. This year’s shortlist may feel like a sensible collection of artists over 40 but that hasn’t diminished the ever fiery debate. Indeed those behind what is arguably the world’s best known art award say the purpose of it is simply to “promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art”.” (Independent).

02. The Anthology of Rap

“From the school yards of the South Bronx to the tops of the Billboard charts, rap has emerged as one of the most influential cultural forces of our time. In The Anthology of Rap, editors Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois demonstrate that rap is also a wide-reaching and vital poetic tradition born of beats and rhymes.” (YUP).

03. DeAngelo Hall ties record with 4 INTs as Redskins close out Bears

“DeAngelo Hall looked like he was playing catch with Jay Cutler. When the Bears quarterback threw the ball, he was there to intercept it — four times.” (ESPN).

04. DesignPhiladelphia 2010, DuPont and Todd Bracher (Above).

“On Day One, we met Todd Bracher.  Considered by the NY Daily News to be “America’s Next Great Designer”, he spent ten years in a sort of real-world-training while he lived abroad in Copenhagen, Milan, and finally in London where he worked with Tom Dixon.  Now back in the States, Bracher has collected nominations in 2008 and 2009 for Designer of the Year.  He has worked with companies the likes of Jaguar designing their furniture collection, he was Professor of Design at ESAD in Reims, France, and presently holds the title of Creative Director for Georg Jensen.  Bracher lives and works in New York City but made the short trip to Philadelphia to participate and lend his perspective in interviews and a special seminar hosted by DuPont called Dialogues on Design.” (Yatzer).

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