The Jewish Star – Rube Goldberg: Lots more than wacky machines

By Stephen Silver, JTA At the name “Rube Goldberg,” one concept instantly comes to mind: fun machines that complete simple tasks in overly complicated, humorous ways. Think a ball rolling down a long ramp that hits a series of dominoes, which hits something else, so on and so on. Nearly 50 years after his death, …

The Intermountain Jewish News – Rube Goldberg comes back to life

By Stephen Silver PHILADELPHIA — When one hears the name Rube Goldberg, one concept instantly comes to mind: those fun machines that complete simple tasks in overly complicated and humorous ways. Think a ball rolling down a long ramp that hits a series of dominoes, which hits something else, so on and so on. Nearly …

The Reporter – Cartoonist Rube Goldberg gets first retrospective since 1970

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg gets first retrospective since 1970 By Brian Bingaman One of the 20th century’s most prolific illustrators, Rube Goldberg is getting the comprehensive treatment for the first time since the Smithsonian presented a celebration of his work during the last year of his life. That’s according to a press release from Philadelphia’s National Museum …

Ad Age – KESHA’S MARCH FOR OUR LIVES VIDEO GOES ON REPEAT TO HIGHLIGHT THE ‘VICIOUS CYCLE’ OF GUN VIOLENCE

By Ann-Christine Diaz. Published on October 12, 2018. Whether or not your life has been directly touched by gun violence, it’s likely you’ve endured that seemingly endless loop in which the school shootings, the news reports, the mourning and the varied responses from politicians and protesters play on repeat. Once the fervor around one incident dies down, you’re …

The Dartmouth – Rube Goldberg machine to be built in the Collis Center

Rube Goldberg machine to be built in the Collis Center by Anne George | 11/5/18 3:00am   By 2020, two design and engineering students hope to have made campus a little happier. Julia Huebner ’20 and Sophie Frey ’20 formed the Collis Wall Project earlier this term to build a piece of public art in the form of a Rube …

Nerdist – These Marble Rube Goldberg Basketball Trick Shots are Incredible

POSTED BY DERRICK ROSSIGNOL ON JUNE 6, 2018 One advantage that basketball has over many other sports is that it’s pretty convenient. You don’t need to a ton of equipment or room to play: You can put up a cheap hoop in your driveway, get yourself a ball, and have at it. You can also effectively practice alone: …

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Children’s Museum exhibit peeks into wacky world of Rube Goldberg

11 October 2018 in the series on Professor Lucifer Gorgonzola Butts, which featured many of his humorous machines. Rube Goldberg drew an estimated 50,000 cartoons in his lifetime, produced several short films and was awarded the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. The influence of his satirical illustrations is present in cartoon TV shows such …

Nerdist – This Rube Goldberg Lunch Machine Fills Your Face With Food

BY MATTHEW HART ON OCTOBER 4, 2018 We all know the trouble with working on a computer while trying to eat. Do you take a bite and then type? Do you oscillate between two minutes working and two minutes eating? And how exactly are you supposed to wipe your fingers so frequently? If these questions have been plaguing …

Next Pittsburgh – Rube Goldberg exhibit puts the fun in failing at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

by Jennifer Baron – October 8, 2018 WHAT: Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention! WHERE: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh WHEN: Through May 5, 2019Why You Should Go: Pittsburgh’s youngest inventors are invited to experience a world premiere exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883-1970). The first-of-its-kind exhibit features …

Jewish Exponent – Jewish Exponent ArtsCultureFeatured StoriesHeadlinesLocal Rube Goldberg Exhibit Opens at National Museum of American Jewish History

By Selah Maya Zighelboim – October 11, 2018 You can find cartoonist Rube Goldberg’s name in the dictionary. Merriam-Webster defines Rube Goldberg as “accomplishing by complex means what seemingly could be done simply.” A Rube Goldberg object might be a gadget that includes hundreds of unnecessary parts. The cartoonist’s name has become synonymous with the concept, and …

UWISHUNU Philadelphia – Rube Goldberg’s Artistry Delights In National Museum Of American Jewish History’s New Exhibit

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2018 BY KELLY BUCCI The wonderfully witty work of influential cartoon illustrator Rube Goldberg lines the walls at the National Museum of American Jewish History for the amusing new exhibit The Art of Rube Goldberg, on display now through January 21, 2019. The expansive retrospective features some of Goldberg’s most prolific and humorous cartoons and invention illustrations  — and …

WHYY – It’s complicated: Life and work of Rube Goldberg at Philly’s Jewish Museum

By Peter Crimmins – October 11, 2018 “The Art of Rube Goldberg” exhibition starts – of course – with a contraption. You crank a pencil sharpener, which spins a wheel, which sets loose a ball, which runs down a ramp, which triggers a light switch. Many of Goldberg’s “inventions” were created by a fictional character, Professor Lucifer Gorgonzola …

Metro Kids – Rube Goldberg Exhibit Opens in Philadelphia

BY MATTHEW BROOKS   The Art of Rube Goldberg, which celebrates the cartoonist and illustrator best known for his whimsical drawings of overly complicated inventions, opens today, Oct. 12, 2018, at the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) in Philadelphia. On view until January 21, it includes a wide spectrum of Goldberg’s art, starting with the …

Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh exhibit peeks into wacky world of Rube Goldberg

by Danielle Okonta October 11, 2018   Visitors can tinker with wacky inventions inspired by the beloved Rube Goldberg when a new exhibit opens at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Saturday. For “Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention!” — the first Rube-inspired interactive exhibit — the museum partnered with Jennifer George, the granddaughter of Goldberg and legacy …

The AV Club – This man is legitimately living the Rube Goldberg lifestyle

Here is a man who many will say is “wasting his life.” Stop it. This is wrong. Whatever it is you’re doing with your existence—lawyer, doctor, grout repairperson, etc.—it turns out that it is in fact you who is wasting your life because, unlike like this man, you are not living the Rube Goldberg lifestyle. …

“The Art of Rube Goldberg” Opens at The National Museum of American Jewish History!

The Art of Rube Goldberg is the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Rube Goldberg’s work since the Smithsonian’s 1970 celebration of the artist. It explores his varied career from his earliest published works and iconic Rube Goldberg machine invention drawings, to his Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoons, and more. Throughout his long career, Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) chronicled almost …

Washington Post: Enjoy complex, crazy and absurd machines? Check out ‘The Art of Rube Goldberg.’

By Erin Blakemore October 7 When you think of Rube Goldberg, you probably imagine complex, whimsical machines. The wacky devices had a dizzying array of working parts and a prosaic end goal such as, say, affixing a postage stamp to an envelope or wiping one’s mouth at breakfast. Though Goldberg’s crazy inventions often had detailed schematics, …