How to Grocery Shop like a Superhero

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Ugh.  It’s time to go grocery shopping.  But instead of being bored, listen to the first movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in D minor while you shop.  If you have time, listen to the other movements, too.

As you’re walking down the aisles, searching for the right brand of whole wheat bread or the firmest tomatoes, connect with your inner superhero backstory through Continue reading

Judging the Book By Its Cover: Marvel Edition

 

25066780My Idea: The world is ending. Every superhero has been vanquished, every villain triumphant.  Until…

Ms. Marvel appears on the scene.  She embodies the best traits of every hero before her, making her the ultimate superhero: the strength of Hulk, the fierce loyalty and endurance of Captain America, the sneakiness of Black Widow, the leadership of Thor, the flight of Iron Man, and the archery skills of Hawkeye.  But faced with the nameless power now decimating the city, will she be enough?

Goodreads Summary: “From the moment Kamala put on her costume, she’s been challenged. But nothing has prepared her for this: the last days of the Marvel Universe. Lucky she’s got the help of Carol “Captain Marvel” Danvers! Between Continue reading

Did You Know That Classical Composers Were Superheroes?

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 2.18.27 PMLudwig van Beethoven: Mind control

How else could he have ignited the fierce battle that took place between Brahms and Wagner? They were both so obsessed with pursuing Beethoven’s legacy that they must have been under his power.

But before you go thinking he’s a supervillain like Loki, he also wrote some pretty different music that stretched the boundaries of what was acceptable at that time, and everyone loved it. We still love it today. So he used his powers for good, too (wait…could we still be under his superhuman influence??).

W.A. Mozart: Super speed Continue reading