The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 19, 2012

Take a listen to this cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” performed on a Chinese instrument from the zither family, known as a Guzheng. [The Awesomer]

Fifth Ward Jam is a housing redevelopment project that combines the art of sculpture and architecture into some pretty amazing works. The project launched in October and is inspired by a variety of music, culture, and story from the Fifth Ward. [via WNYC Radiolab and Fifth Ward Jam]    

And in a similar vein of sculptural creativity, take a look at some art installations in which floods of books pour out of Spanish buildings. [My Modern Met]

See why Spider-Man needs the hyphen in his name (and why Superman and Batman don’t). [Comics Alliance]

Back in the 1960s the creative minds at Disney dreamed up a theme park called Bible Storyland. Now, filmmaker Harvey Jordan is on a mission to learn more about the theme park that was never made, in his new documentary, Bible Storyland: The Movie. [via Laughing Squid]

We’ve seen that mashups create new songs by splicing bits and pieces of songs into one unique combination, but the mashup artists Dancefloor Diplomacy is trying to change the game a little: by playing live versions of a variety of songs and them mixing them into a new genre they’re calling collage. [Huffington Post]

Rumor has it that President Obama (a long-time fan of the HBO series Entourage) will make a guest appearance in the Entourage movie. Actor, and star of the show, Adrian Grenier posted a picture today on facebook of himself with the president, writing that he has agreed to cameo. [E!]  

Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners. Read more from Joshua on his blog hail fellow well met.

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