Dear friends,

In this edition of Miscellaneous — our no-frills round-up of the cultural items inspiring Athletics — we present sweet ways to welcome summer, for the enjoyment of our community. Stay tuned for more editions in the coming months.


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Nourish (sustenance)

Grain de Sail docks in NYC

Sailboat packed with thousands of biodynamic French wines arrived in NYC this week — pick up a bottle at Corkscrew Wines in Clinton Hill


Sunday Sun Tea

Recipe for tea-based cocktail or mocktail from Sounds and Marjorie Artieres


The Best Rugelach in NYC

The Grub Street guide to the beloved treat, including some strong gluten-free contenders

Care (wellness)

Buzzcut ASMR

Binaural audio and 4K video of a close clip by a fourth generation barber in Okitsu, Japan


Yayoi Kusama @ NYBG

Commune with cosmic nature in Kusama’s monumental new exhibition


Le Mystère de Voix Bulgares

Float away while this virtuosic chorus performs hypnotic arrangements of Bulgarian folk music

Consume (content)

The Midnight Miracle

Inspiring sounds and stories with Talib Kweli, Yasiin Bey, Dave Chappelle, and friends



The art of Japanese truck decoration, captured by Todd Antony


The Underground Railroad

Barry Jenkins brings Colson Whitehead’s American epic to the small screen

Smile (positivity)

Las Cholitas Escaladoras

These Indigenous Bolivian women recently summited Mt. Aconcagua (22,841 ft) in Argentina



This channel indexes all things feathered, furry, and friendly


Dance Parade

Captured in Andagoya, Chocó, Colombia in July, 2018

Poetic Fragment

“A black cat among roses,

Phlox, lilac-misted under a first-quarter moon,

The sweet smells of heliotrope and night-scented stock.”


From “The Garden by Moonlight” by Amy Lowell (1919)


Header Image

Crossing The Painted Road Which Extends East From The Philadelphia Museum Of Art, August 1973
Photograph by Dick Swanson