Oh Captain, My Captain
It's been one year since Robin Williams' death, and on Tuesday fans across the world are taking to social media to remember the funny man fondly. [Telegraph]
Landlord of Three-Quarters Houses Faces Criminal Charges
Your favorite search engine may look the same, but there are big changes underway at Google. New parent company Alphabet now manages the Internet giant and will be in charge of Google’s broader projects like Google X, Calico, and Fiber. CNN Money's got a handy infograph breaking down the company's restructuring for you. We only wonder if the company Googled alphabet.com before making the announcement... [Tech Mic]
Joanna Newsom’s New Video Is An Ode To Greenwich Village History
Joanna Newsom’s newest video is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and it's the first new music from her in half a decade, which is enough to make it worth a watch. But this song, “Sapokanikan,” is particularly compelling for anyone who cares about Greenwich Village history. The title references the Lenape tribe’s name for the area before the Dutch took over (as several articles and blogs noted, and the New York Public Library’s Tumblr confirm).
As she roams recognizable Village streets, Newsom gives preservationists a run for their money by mourning the Ozymandian — fleeting — legacy of the Native Americans who once occupied the Village and the lives of the 20,000 impoverished New Yorkers who were buried in a potters field in the 18th century, under what is now Washington Square Park. The lyrics are somewhat obscured by Newsom’s signature ability to make English words sound like a foreign language, but Genius has them laid out for you here, along with very convincing explanations.
Bonus: The Verge’s take on the video reveals the location of “the secret best izakaya in Greenwich Village."
Live in a Turret, Vicariously
If you need a good cry, check out this $8 million apartment set inside two huge turrets of the former New York Cancer Hospital on Central Park West and 105th Street. Round rooms and 5,317 square feet of space. A private library. Oh, and a pool in the building. Yup. Let those tears out, girl. [Curbed]
Looks like someone said the B-word three times: “Beetlejuice” is coming back to the big screen, Winona Ryder said Monday on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” confirming rumors of a sequel to the 1988 Tim Burton film. [Entertainment Weekly]