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Sunday, April 23, 2017

NFTRW Weekly Top Five

Here are the top five comment generating posts of the past week:

Down With 8 A.M. Classes: Undergrads Learn Better Later In The Day, Study Finds

NPR Ed : NPR: Mariah Evans, a sociology professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, began to notice a trend in her morning classes: Her students were falling asleep.

While this would make most feel discouraged in their teaching abilities or agitated over their students' idleness, Evans instead was curious. Was there more to this than just laziness?

This Makeup Artist Can Transform Her Face Into a Glitch in the Matrix

TwistedSifter: Mimi Choi (@mimles) is a makeup and visual artist from Vancouver, Canada that has built a huge following online for her incredible makeup transformations.

When You’re a Stage Hand and It Snows 2-4 Inches Onstage Every Night

Playbill: John Snow has been working as a stage hand at Lincoln Center Theater for five years, during which he’s taken on a variety of roles backstage, above the stage, and even under the stage—he helped push the gigantic boat in the recent Broadway revival of The King and I. He’s now on staff at the Mitzi E. Newhouse theatre, where he took some time to chat to Playbill about his latest gig: Sarah Ruhl’s How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, a play about monogamy, middle age, and the breadth of our desires.

Unseen workers make stage magic happen

www.postcrescent.com: There is a world in entertainment many never get a chance to see. Behind the performers and scenery are hardworking people that are integral to providing us with a quality show, often invisible to those in the audience. Everything from makeup, costumes, hair, sound, sets and lights, stagehands make the magic happen.

‘Hamilton’: Hype or $100,000 value?

Storia.me: It’s no secret that “Hamilton: The Musical” has taken the country by storm. With its catchy, upbeat anthems and vivid scenes portraying the struggles of one of our founding fathers, the play resembles a history book that comes to life and takes a contemporary, urban approaches to Alexander Hamilton’s character.

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