From NPR.org: une 12, 2009 - In 1959, jazz pianist Dave Brubeck topped the pop charts and shook up the notion of rhythm in jazz with an odd-metered song called "Take Five." Only trained musicians might understand exactly what gave the Paul Desmond-penned song its flow. It was all in the time signature: five beats to the measure, a departure from more traditional four-four time in jazz. It was cutting-edge and cool — a song millions would scoop up and savor.
Little Toy box cover, 1952 The furniture design of Charles and Ray Eames needs little introduction. But from its studio in California the Eames Office also produced graphics, film, photography and exhibition design. This lesser known side of the Eames oeuvre forms the basis of a new show which opens in London next month...
17 year old Bianca Passarge of Hamburg dresses up as a cat, complete with furry tail and dances on wine bottles, June 1958. Her performance was based on a dream and she practiced for eight hours every day in order to perfect her dance. Photo: Carlo Polito/BIPs/Getty Images
FYI: Most historians agree that while bayonets are still issued by the Marines and other military units, U.S. soldiers last regularly used bayonets during the Korean War, though the British did bring a few to a 2004 skirmish in the Falkland Islands. For more political buzzwords from history, check out Politics, the Fall 2012 issue of Lapham’s Quarterly. Pictured: A Union Army soldier and his bayonet, 1864.