Many are getting a little weepy over this surprise performance by Neil Diamond during the opening night of a new Broadway musical based on his life. The frail 81-year-old rarely appears in public since he retired in 2018 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Watch the crowd sing along—and help him hit the high notes in ‘Sweet Caroline’.
SANITY BREAK December 1 2022
This stunning 1969 photo—of a woman decorating a bullock in Rajasthan—was taken by Jyoti Bhatt, an early student of one of the first art schools set up after India's Independence. He became one of the country’s foremost modernist photographers—a brilliant chronicler of rural India. BBC News has a lovely collection of his photos. For more profiles of modern India’s early photographers, check out this weekend edition curated by Heritage Lab.
SANITY BREAK December 2 2022
TIME magazine put out its unranked list of top 100 photos of 2022—which captures everything from the Ukraine war to the Iran protests, the Westminster dog show and the death of Queen Elizabeth. Among the most stunning is this photo of a Ukrainian man bidding farewell to his wife and children as they flee Odessa. You can see the rest over at the TIME website.