The “race-ban” in France may force immigrants to face increased marginalisation and societal exclusion.
Al Jazeera, By Khaled A Beydoun, June 2
On May 17, a proposal was passed in the National Assembly that effectively removes the words “race” and “racial” from the French Penal Code, nearly nine years after the same body passed the [...]
Who’s the best on each instrument?
Virtuoso on Trumpet – Rafael Mendez – Flight Of The Bumblebee||Virtuoso on Guitar – Manitas de Plata – Sangre Flamenco
A great jazz musician, educator, and person who never became a household name and died much too young
Peter Hum | May 29
jazzblog.ca – The great American pianist Mulgrew Miller, who suffered a major stroke last week, died this morning, JazzTimes has reported.. Miller was 57.
Born in Greenwood, Miss., Miller began playing piano [...]
Aside from our age’s particular flavor of the culture we are all indoctrinated with, there are two major ‘cockleburs’ embedded in most of us: our family and our work. Family covers so wide a scope as to be almost unsuitable for discussion here, but there are many aspects of work which are germane to almost [...]
The Weirdest Thing on the Internet Tonight: Black Holes (and our controllers}
Our universe being governed by the whims of a pair of rambunctious children in a higher dimension makes a surprising amount of sense. After Midnight-Andrew Tarantola
Marter – Black Hole (music video) from MaPi on Vimeo.
Well, writing about boobies is not out of my comfort zone, but writing about celebrities is:
Angelina Jolie has made a tough decision that will forever change her life. The 37-year-old actress reveals that she underwent a double mastectomy in an attempt to reduce the odds that she will get breast cancer. In a New [...]
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, There Will Be Blood)
Starring: Burt Reynolds, Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, John C Reilly, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, William Macy, Ricky Jay, Don Cheadle, Heather Graham
Four stars out of five A director takes a look at us in the seventies
I didn’t like the seventies very much. A friend and [...]
There are so many opportunities for music on the internet, beyond (ah hmm) file sharing. Here are a few.
Share what you’ve found.
Richie Havens graced the world with his music and his beautiful soul. He was what all those ’60s wannabes wanted to be, the genuine article, a man of enormous integrity in his music and his life.
Horror movies are not the only formative experience of youth (or later years) but they can have an impact.
Share you favorites and any video clips and be glad you post under a pseudonym.
My parents made horror movies very appealing by actively restricting my access from 5 on. They accurately noted the near 1 [...]
You’ll find a zillion obits and tributes for Roger Ebert on Twitter at #suntimes and #ebert. A great number of them, from other film critics, understandably talk about Ebert in relation to their own development. Here’s one from Scott Tobias,
“His accomplishments are enormous and a matter of public record (and a memoir, [...]
A blogger named Chris Deville’s view of 2013 SXSW:
Ostensibly, attending Austin’s logo-infused music (and movie, and tech) industry sprawl South By Southwest is expensive. Count on inflated airfare to Austin, $200 a night for a downtown hotel room and hundreds of dollars for food and drinks — oh, and $625 for a badge, [...]
Folks outside of New York – hell, folks outside of Queens – are probably not aware of the Flushing Meadow Park, except in snippets they’ve seen on the TeeVee during the US Open or perhaps NY Mets baseball games. It is the largest park in Queens, spanning nearly 1,300 acres, [...]
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