How to Watch Tonight’s Big Game Online

SuperBowlSay you’re traveling or you have to work and can’t be near that big flatscreen. You might not be able to see all the great commercials, but there are still a few ways to watch the big game on your computer, tablet, or phone. (Oh, and you can already watch most of the best ads here.)

‘Orange Is The New Class’ (The Atlantic)

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Down time over the holidays may have afforded you the chance to binge-watch your favorite series (although any self-respecting House of Cards fan has long been in withdrawal and, having gobbled up the first two seasons eons ago, is desperately awaiting the end of February for season three).

Another popular series, Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, is actually assigned viewing in at least one college class.

The #1 Story Picks of 2014 From Longreads features the best storytelling on the Web from hundreds of publishers. This month, they’re also featuring their favorite stories from 2014. It’s quite a list.

Watch and Learn: Wrap a Gift in 15 Seconds

Steal a page, or a sheet of wrapping paper, as the case may be, from Japan’s Takashimaya Department Store, and learn how you’ve been wrapping gifts all wrong all these years.

Ying Quartet Teaches Compelling Lessons to Student Writers

Ying Quartet“We were face-to-face with Beethoven,” writes Russ Rymer, Bowdoin’s Visiting Writer in Residence. “[The Ying Quartet] took us through the first movement of the Opus 74 quartet … teasing apart its elements to show how the cathedral was built, how ideas were introduced and then developed, how the structure worked, how Beethoven created anxiety and mystery and then offered resolution and triumph.”

Rymer is describing the Ying Quartet’s visit to his class, Creative Nonfiction Through Photography, just this week. Continue reading.