Picture it: a Broadway musical using Afro-Caribbean music (reggae, traditional songs, Harry Belafonte-style calypso, etc) with a diverse cast and costumes inspired by Caribbean and West African fashions. I don’t know what the plot would be, but I would want it to reflect the culture, not be an appropriative mess.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything close to this on Broadway or off-Broadway, and if it exists it’s somewhere I can’t find it. @nikolaevna-romanova, since I know you’re adminning the @blacktheatre tumblr, you might be a good person to ask; does anything like this exist?

Curious learners go deep, and they go wide. Consequently, they are the ones whose jobs are least likely to be taken by intelligent machines. In a world where technology is rapidly replacing humans even in white-collar jobs, it’s no longer enough to be merely smart. Computers are smart. But no computer, however sophisticated, can yet be said to be curious.
—  Ian Leslie, Curious: Your Desire To Know And Why Your Future Depends On It

Layers of meaning! These rocks show the deep and shallow waters of an ancient Martian lake could’ve supported different kinds of microbes. This evenly layered rock imaged in 2014 by my Mastcam shows a pattern typical of a lake-floor sedimentary deposit near where flowing water entered a lake. Shallow and deep parts of an ancient Martian lake left different clues in mudstone formed from lakebed deposits. Credit: @nasa/NASAJPL-Caltech/MSSS

Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.
—  Stephen Hawking; on hope for the future of space exploration and discovery.
Curiosity is a vice that has been stigmatized in turn by Christianity, by philosophy, and even by a certain conception of science. Curiosity is seen as futility. However, I like the word; it suggests something quite different to me. It evokes “care”; it evokes the care one takes of what exists and what might exist; a sharpened sense of reality, but one that is never immobilized before it; a readiness to find what surrounds us strange and odd; a certain determination to throw off familiar ways of thought and look at the same things in a different way; a passion for seizing what is happening now and what is disappearing; a lack of respect for the traditional hierarchies of what is important and fundamental.
—  Michel Foucault, on curiosity