Jacob Banks: Slow Up

Nigerian-born, England-based Jacob Banks‘ “Slow Up” is a brooding, emotional tune from his debut album Village—out now on Interscope Records. The accompanying music video depicts children playing with their parents, scenes of them aging, and sometimes appearing in danger. “Don’t you grow up on me / slow up on me,” Banks sings, over the minimal but powerful soundscape. Banks is currently on a European tour and will perform throughout North …

Comet, Meteor or Alien Spacecraft

Since its first sighting in 2017, “Oumuamua” has puzzled scientists and researchers. Its strange propulsion-like movement and determined trajectory call into question whether the long, flat object is merely a comet or a meteorite—despite that being the more mundane, and maybe likely, conclusion. The way the object sped up as it passed the sun has researchers most puzzled. “Lightsails,” the solar-powered starships that Breakthrough Starshot plans …

Artsy’s Favorite Free Online Courses

While you may not receive academic credit for them, there’s an abundance of free college courses available online. From a class called Pyramids of Giza: Ancient Egyptian Art to Archaeology at Harvard University or Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime at the University of Glasgow, there are around 10,000 online courses offered by 800 universities. Each one varies in length (from a few weeks to seven months) but …