The latest edition of NPR's Tiny Desk Home Concerts features singer/songwriter/National Treasure Phoebe Bridgers, who found a pretty incredible way to elevate the artform — first with the delightfully tacky Green Screen rendition of the Oval Office, and then, at the end, when it all falls apart in a cathartic collapse. (Seriously, it's worth watching all the way to the end of her performance of the aptly-titled closing song, "I Know The End.") The only thing missing is Bridgers' now-iconic skeleton costume.
While it appears that Billie Eilish and brother Finneas are performing at NPR's music offices for a Tiny Desk concert, they are, in fact, not. They recorded this at home in front of a convincing cardboard re-creation of Bob Boilen's desk. Love it! NPR: Of course, due to safety concerns, even the NPR Music staff… READ THE REST
It's easy to understand why singer/songwriter Linda Diaz's deeply soulful "Green Tea Ice Cream" won NPR's 2020 Tiny Desk Contest: Diaz is a singer and songwriter from New York City, and her winning entry, "Green Tea Ice Cream," has a powerful message and euphoric sound. To me, Diaz's song is about slowing down and trying… READ THE REST
When I'm not writing things on Boing Boing and elsewhere, I also play in an indie rock band called the Roland High Life. We're all huge fans of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series, but we're all a bit scattered across the northeast right now, and coordination can be hard. So back in January, while we… READ THE REST
When happy revelers unwrapped a brand new smartphone under the Christmas tree last month, which model do you think was most often beaming back at those delighted giftees? If you thought it was likely the new flagship of the Apple iPhone fleet, the iPhone 12, you'd be incorrect. But only half incorrect – because the… READ THE REST
Every day, you hear another incredibly cool or incredibly inventive new use for 3D printing technology. Whether it's NASA successfully creating their own 3D printed rocket engine parts, Swedish researchers printing complex brain cell structures, or a Japanese retailer crafting hyper-realistic, creepy-as-all-heck face masks, 3D printing technology proves every day that its only limits are… READ THE REST
Sitting at a desk all day can get pretty boring. Slaving away at work tasks or squeezing a stress ball are ways to combat the sameness, but the best desk accessories can actually mentally transport you away from the humdrum for a moment. This is why we can wholeheartedly recommend being able to gaze in… READ THE REST