The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 26, 2012

I'm back from an extended weekend of energy and creativity at the Wild Goose Festival. At the camp in North Carolina, I met lots of inspiring people and participated in many talks and music events on justice, faith, and the arts (articles to follow soon). Take a listen to one group I wish I had seen more of … Damion Suomi and the Minor Prophets.

This Etsy artist takes the cigar box guitar to the next level, with a handcrafted line of instruments, including the ammo box guitar and the metal lunchbox ukulele. [Laughing Squid]  

Listen to Alec Baldwin chat with Terry Gross on Woody Allen, public scrutiny, music, and more. [NPR / Fresh Air]

Artists create some humorous pieces on Arrested Development, in a new show titled “There’s always money in the banana stand,” which debuts in LA this weekend. Take a look at the preview gallery. [Gallery1988]

Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” is recreated with dominoes. Watch this video of its construction, and the chain reaction it makes when over 7,000 toppling little blocks hit the table. [via Neatoramra]

Summer Music: Take a listen to some exciting new music from The Avett Brothers, Grizzly Bear, and 11 others set to release later this summer, set to commentary from some of NPR’s music folks. [NPR]

Summer Movies: If you’re itching for some big screen entertainment this summer, check out 20 films Paste recommends as part of their series, “Best of 2012 (So Far).” [Paste]

The new Bill Murray coloring book gives you the chance to add your own color flare to Murray in standstill shots from his various films. [Uproxx]

Also, take a look at Bill Murray delivering a hilarious speech at a Minor League Baseball Hall of Fame induction event. [Paste]

The Avett Brothers deliver a chilling performance of their single "Murder in the City" on Conan. [Team CoCo]

Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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