Open Culture
2 months
Image by Daniele Prati, via Flickr Commons Kurt Vonnegut wrote novels, of course, but also short stories, essays, and — briefly, suitably late in his careercorrespondence from the afterlife. He did that last gig in 1998, composing for broadcast on the formidable WNYC , by undergoing a series of what he calledcontrolled near-death experiencesorchestrated, so he claimed, by “Dr. Jack Kevorkian and the facilities of a Huntsville, Texas execution chamber.” These made possible “more than one hundred visits to Heaven and my returning to life to tell the tale,” or rather, to tell the tales of the more permanently deceased with whom he’d sat down for a chat. Vonnegut’s roster of afterlife interviewees included personages he personally admired such as Eugene Debs ( listen ), Isaac Newton ( listen ), and Clarence Darrow ( listen ), as well as historical villains like James Earl Ray ( listen ) and Adolf Hitler ( listen ).
Open Culture
2 months
Image by Daniele Prati, via Flickr Commons Kurt Vonnegut wrote novels, of course, but also short stories, essays, and — briefly, suitably late in his careercorrespondence from the afterlife. He did that last gig in 1998, composing for broadcast on the formidable WNYC , by undergoing a series of what he calledcontrolled near-death experiencesorchestrated, so he claimed, by “Dr. Jack Kevorkian and the facilities of a Huntsville, Texas execution chamber.” These made possible “more than one hundred visits to Heaven and my returning to life to tell the tale,” or rather, to tell the tales of the more permanently deceased with whom he’d sat down for a chat. Vonnegut’s roster of afterlife interviewees included personages he personally admired such as Eugene Debs ( listen ), Isaac Newton ( listen ), and Clarence Darrow ( listen ), as well as historical villains like James Earl Ray ( listen ) and Adolf Hitler ( listen ).
The Huffington Post
2 months
Dubbed a “dancing entrepreneur” by The New York Times , Packard has worked with everyone from Pink and Liza Minnelli to Usher and “The King of PopMichael Jackson, for which he earned an Emmy nomination. While reality TV took Packard from behind the scenes to being a recognizable face within the LGBT community, he notes that was nearly a decade ago. Since then, a series of professional experiences – including work on a Bollywood movieconfirmed he was ready to pick up the camera himself. “In Bollywood, they have the choreographer come onset, the director steps back, and the choreographer pretty much directs the whole scene,” he shared on a recent episode of Party Foul Radio with Pollo & Pearl . “That was when I realized I was ready to direct my first film.” WATCH: The Pitchfork Movie Trailer In 2015, Packard sat down to make his dream a reality.
BoingBoing
2 months
Brian from the Recommend if You Like podcast sez, "For episode 200 ( MP3 ), we sat down for a 90 minute interview with Mad Magazine's Al Jaffee, who, at the age of 95 holds the title of 'the longest working cartoonist in history.'" (more)
NPR News
4 months
" For the final panel of the day, senior operatives from the Trump and Clinton campaigns sat across from each other around a big rectangular formation of tables. There were moments when it seemed like a very good thing that 10 feet separated them. Earlier in the day there was a sense of good humor and mutual respect between the various campaigns (more than a dozen were represented). But with the Trump and Clinton teams face to face, and with the weight of history being written, it turned ugly fast. Article continues after sponsorship Here are some key moments: Throughout the conference there was a lot of discussion of Donald Trump's controversies and flare-ups. Trump's team said they initially thought it was a problem for the campaign. Corey Lewandowski, who was Trump's first campaign manager, reflected on the weekend in July 2015 when Trump said John McCain wasn't a war hero because he had been captured.
WhoWhatWhy
4 months
What just happened? That is a question that Clinton and Trump supporters, as well as the tens of millions of voters who sat this election out, asked themselves Tuesday night when it became clear that pollsters and pundits were wrong again. On the morning after, that question was replaced with “How did that happen?” and very soon Americans and the world will begin to ask themselves: “What happens next?” In this post-election podcast, WhoWhatWhy Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker addresses all of these questions and more. Click HERE to Download Mp3 Related front page panorama photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from Trump victory speech (CSPAN) The post What Happened and Why — and Where Do We Go From Here? appeared first on WhoWhatWhy .
Techradar
5 months
£2.99/US$3.99 (around AU$5.10) Many phones have IR blasters built in, allowing you to control your TV with them. This can be useful, but given that most televisions come with a remote it's often unnecessary. Being able to control your computer with your phone though can be far more beneficial, especially if you're using it to watch or listen to something, without being sat right at your desk. That's where Unified Remote Full comes in. Using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, with no IR blaster required, it can communicate with your PC or Mac, along with other devices such as a Raspberry Pi. There are over 90 built in remotes, giving you full control over various pieces of software, so whether you want a full virtual mouse and keyboard or just want a Netflix remote with buttons for playing and pausing content Unified Remote has you covered. There's a free version of the app, but most of the content is locked behind a one-time payment, which it's well worth making if your PC is your primary device for media consumption.
NPR News
6 months
It's difficult to gauge exactly how many people participated in the strike, but both wire services report that it numbered in the thousands. The AP says that in major cities, participation was obvious, with shops closed and police estimating that some 17,000 people were gathered in downtown Warsaw. The AP spoke to several of those protesters: "Coffee shops were filled with groups of women dressed head to toe ahead of the main rally. "One was 34-year-old banker Agnieszka Krysztopolska, who sat in a Starbuck's shop with several friends who were all boycotting work. " 'I have two children and it's not like I am some kind of hardline feminist but I do not agree with somebody depriving me of the right to my own health or that of my children. I think this bill is just dangerous,' she said. "Near her, 28-year-old Magdalena Gwozdz chatted with her 17-year-old sister, who was boycotting school.
BoingBoing
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Ouest-France
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Sky News
7 months
So, they are very used to it, but that doesn't make it any easier for the people who live here and the people who have to travel around here regularly. Richard, thank you, the advice is not to travel. Italy has been mourning the victims of Wednesday's devastating earthquake.
NPR News
7 months
Reporter Christopher Livsay told our Newscast unit that in Amatrice, a festival had been planned for today: "It was supposed to be the day that the town of Amatrice was going to hold the 50 th annual festival of its famous pasta dish, bucatini all' Amatriciana. Amatrice was at the epicenter of the earthquake. Chefs around the world are putting the dish on their menus and donating the proceeds to the victims of the quake." The Salt Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish As Livsay explained, festivals this this one are a major tourism draw, and area towns in the area "easily double or quadruple" during the summer months. Many foreigners are among the dead, he reported. At the state funeral in Ascoli Piceno, mourners overflowed from the packed gymnasium to a nearby church, while some sat under the shade of an olive tree and watched the service on screens, as Eleanor reported.
NPR News
9 months
Both Lynch and FBI Director James Comey have testified on Capitol Hill that they want the investigation to be handled promptly and thoroughly. Clinton has said she is "100 percent confident" she has nothing to fear from the criminal probe of the State Department emails. Her close aides have already sat for FBI interviews. As for the attorney general, she told the audience in Aspen that she wishes her predecessor, Eric Holder, had let her know about the location of the lock on the government plane before she took the keys at Justice. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR .
The Event Chronicle
10 months
(thank you) Richard – I also know there is a calm where your imagination is formed or your thoughts where you do your manifestation. COBRAThis is exactly it, yes. yes. (That’s it, thank you very much) LynnWhat is the ‘Sat NamPlane and will you describe it for us? COBRAOK. some people describe this as the plane of truth. Some people call it the Buddhic plane or the spiritual plane or the 6th dimension. It is the plane of pure love and light. (thank you) RichardCobra what are the Biochemical Codes for the Ages of Time? COBRAIt is the description that somebody uses but I dont know exactly which context so I cannot answer this question. (no problem, thank you) LynnIron is an important element in our blood currently. Will this change when we advance to the golden age? COBRAThis will change when we reach a certain level of vibrational frequency but we’re not there yet.
Mondoweiss
a year
The Event Chronicle
a year
The Huffington Post
a year
For more than 30 years, Dream Theater has pushed the boundaries of progressive rock and metal. Aside from being incredibly talented and proficient musicians, they're actually all very nice guys. I've had the pleasure of meeting them all over the years and I've even interviewed keyboardist extraordinaire Jordan Rudess about a wide variety of different subjects. I recently sat down with lead guitarist and founding member John Petrucci to talk about the band's upcoming studio album The Astonishing --its thirteenth. To call it ambitious would be a vast understatement. The Astonishing is a character-based two-act double album that tells the story of dystopian future in which only machines can create music. Listen to our conversation below: Watch the trailer for The Astonishing below: Listen to "The Gift of Music", the first single from the new album below: Buy The Astonishing The new album will be released on January 29th.
BoingBoing
a year
It’s been a year since I sat down at the mic, but it’s Christmas and we have a tradition to uphold. Now we’re settling in here in Burbank and I’ve got a new computer, I’m hoping to get everything running again and get back to a regular schedule. ( MP3 , podcast feed )
Proactive Investors USA
a year
>Interview With Rick Rule (MP3) I had the chance to visit once again with Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott US Holdings. It was a great conversation, focusing on the state of metals and mining, a $20 billion opportunity now available due to market chaos, and ‘multiples of potential return’ in mining equities, should historical measures reassert themselves. “I’ve seen this four times before in my career,” Rick noted. “These periods of deep despair are the necessary component, the necessary factor to turn a bear market into a bull market.” Here are his full interview comments: Tekoa Da Silva: Rick, it has been a while since we’ve sat down for an updated market commentary. I thought this could be a very interesting time. It’s late 2015. We’ve seen a lot of volatility this year in the resource and mining share market, as well as the overall markets. The S&P 500 experienced about a 10% correction in late August.
Open Culture
a year
And yet, as Toni Morrison once told The Paris Review , incredibly dizzying novels like Absalom, Absalom! also reveal “the insanity of racism…. No one has done anything quite like that ever.” Whatever attitudes Faulkner inherited from his family and culture, he never sat comfortably with them as a writer, nor shrunk from interrogating the perverse contradictions of white supremacy and the pseudo-historical, fever-dream fantasies of the “The Lost Cause.” These themes have found resonance in nearly every cultural milieu. Faulkner’s “metaphysicsprovoked Jean-Paul Sartre , and his very presence gave rise to an Oedipal struggle in writers like Gabriel Garcia Marquez; he is read in Japan, Martinique, the Ivory Coast…. This is but a tiny sampling of the Mississippi novelist’s global reach . Even before Faulkner was an academic industry or an Everest so many ambitious writers feel the need to conquer, he became a national treasure in his lifetime, winning the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954 and serving as an (often drunk) cultural ambassador for his country .
Wired
2 years
This week's podcast is actually last week's podcastyou'll note our collective sort of-enthusiasm for the now-over Apple Event. The venerable Joe Brown sat in for Mike (who's been out sick, well wishes, Mike! We miss you!) and we got down to business right away, business being letting Joe tell us we're all wrong about smartwatches [...] The post Gadget Lab Podcast: Here Comes Apple appeared first on WIRED .
The Huffington Post
2 years
" (Can't wait for Public Editor Margaret Sullivan's comment on all this.) Mark Green is the creator and host of Both Sides Now . You can follow him on Twitter @markjgreen Send all comments to Bothsidesradio.com , where you can also listen to prior shows. Both Sides Now is available Sat. 5-6 PM EST From Lifestyle TalkRadio Network & Sun. 8-9 AM EST from Business RadioTalk Network. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
The Huffington Post
2 years
" (Can't wait for Public Editor Margaret Sullivan's comment on all this.) Mark Green is the creator and host of Both Sides Now . You can follow him on Twitter @markjgreen Send all comments to Bothsidesradio.com , where you can also listen to prior shows. Both Sides Now is available Sat. 5-6 PM EST From Lifestyle TalkRadio Network & Sun. 8-9 AM EST from Business RadioTalk Network. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
The Huffington Post
2 years
Host: Two modern political rules here collide -- while you usually don't keep talking about your Achilles Heel, Lee Atwater said that I either you're on defense or offense and offense is better. Who wins this exchange? Maybe anyone not named Bush or Clinton. Mark Green is the creator and host of Both Sides Now . You can follow him on Twitter @markjgreen Send all comments to Bothsidesradio.com , where you can also listen to prior shows. Both Sides Now is available Sat. 5-6 PM EST From Lifestyle TalkRadio Network & Sun. 8-9 AM EST from Business RadioTalk Network. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
The Huffington Post
2 years
Host: Two modern political rules here collide -- while you usually don't keep talking about your Achilles Heel, Lee Atwater said that I either you're on defense or offense and offense is better. Who wins this exchange? Maybe anyone not named Bush or Clinton. Mark Green is the creator and host of Both Sides Now . You can follow him on Twitter @markjgreen Send all comments to Bothsidesradio.com , where you can also listen to prior shows. Both Sides Now is available Sat. 5-6 PM EST From Lifestyle TalkRadio Network & Sun. 8-9 AM EST from Business RadioTalk Network. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
NPR News
2 years
"Here's one thing I will say: That I feel a great urgency to get as much done as possible. And, there's no doubt that after over six and a half years on this job, I probably have an easier time juggling a lot of different issues. And, it may be that my passions show a little bit more. Just because I have been around this track for now for a while." Asked about the president's response to the race issue in the wake of the Ferguson shooting, the 21-year-old director of Youth Activist United, Rasheen Aldridge — the youngest member of the Ferguson Commission, a panel appointed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixontells NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday that at first he was skeptical. In the early days, he said, "The president, in my opinion, didn't really step up to the plate." "But I remember when I was invited to the White House and he sat in the room with me and other activists and we talked about race and we talked about change that we wanted to see," Aldridge said.