In 2014 Saara sang in 14 different genres. This month, she spoke in 14 different accents.
Eric Singer, a dialect coach often featured in Wired videos, and his colleagues demonstrate how people in different parts of the United States talk. Until I watched this, I lumped all east coast accents into one group, and the same for southern accents, but Singer reveals the subtle, and not-so-subtle differences. READ THE REST
Mayfield, Bill Burr's recurring character on The Mandalorian, is an ex-stormtrooper-turned-mercenary with a heart of gold. Based on the character's accent, he is also inexplicably from the Boston area—an eyebrow-raising detail, considering the story's setting a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Fortunately, Bill Burr explained this curious character choice in a… READ THE REST
Bruce Wang has a whole channel dedicated to improving one's English by learning to speak it with a Southern (U.S.) accent. Y'all should watch this profile up on Untold America: READ THE REST
"Art is the journey of a free soul." – Alev Oguz There's probably nothing in your home that makes a more immediate statement about you and the person you are than what's hanging on your walls. And, when what's hanging on your walls is Welsh artist and designer Rhys Owens…well, that's a very particular statement… READ THE REST
Even if you aren't usually a contemplative type, there is a power and majesty that washes over you as you watch a cloud roll across the sky. From stringy, wispy cirrus clouds, to serious, storm-bearing nimbus formations, clouds are nature in physical form – and they're deeply hypnotic. That's probably why this Interactive Cloud Lamp… READ THE REST
Anybody can use a fidget spinner, or a stress ball, or some other piece of desk silliness to occupy idle hands during the course of their day. But it isn't quite so common for a desk toy to so fully engage inherent scientific curiosity as well. Of course, keeping hands occupied while the brain stays… READ THE REST