Even though there was a bumper crop of great albums released during the summer of 1994, Portishead’s debut, Dummy, stands out as one of the most unusual. The English band, composed of instrumentalist and co-founder Geoff Barrow, vocalist and co-founder Beth Gibbons, and guitarist and keyboardist Adrian Utley, constructed a thoroughly cinematic record, both in its musical references (the TV show Mission Impossible) and dramatic sound that incorporated the snaps, crackles, and pops of vinyl. Dummy achieved immediate critical acclaim upon...
09/02/2014 at 06:30 PM
A growing number of communities are supplying foodbanks and soup kitchens with fresh produce.
The idea of workers owning the businesses where they work goes back to the earliest days of the United States. Joseph R. Blasi traces the development of that idea in American history and looks at how it applies in today's economy. The book The Citizen's Share: Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century , written with Richard B. Freeman and Douglas L. Kruse, is based on a 10-year study of profit sharing and employee ownership at small and large corporations, and makes the case that the country’s founders’ original vision of sharing owners...
Every year, 80 million pounds of pesticides are used on residential lawns in the United States, and the chemicals that we put in our yards seep into streams, rivers, lakes and our well water. Diane Lewis describes how we are polluting our drinking water and why we should change the way we care for our yards and stop using chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Her book The Great Healthy Yard Project explains how these chemicals affect our bodies and outlines alternative ways to care for our lawns and gardens.
High wire artist and magician Philippe Petit, famous for his epic 1974 walk between the Twin Towers, reveals new and unconventional ways of going about the artistic endeavor, from generating and shaping ideas to practicing and problem-solving to executing a finished work. In his book Creativity: The Perfect Crime, he offers strategies and insights that resonate with artists of every kind—actors, musicians, dancers, painters, writers, sculptors—as well as with ordinary people in search of fresh ways of tackling everyday challenges.
The OPP were targeting distracted drivers over the long weekend. In future, drivers caught texting or peering at their iPad will be docked three points and fined up to a $1000 under new legislation being introduced.
Driver tells Ontario Today the fine made him stop and think about the danger.
Private, nude photos of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were leaked over the weekend. Jessica Roy, Senior writer at New York Magazine, explains why this is online harassment, who is complicit in it and the lax security of the cloud.
Post by Brian Lehrer.
09/02/2014 at 05:45 PM