I get a newsletter several times a week from Sound & Video Contractor, a holdover from my video editing days. Friday’s edition had this irresistible link. On display in an Estonian forest near Tallinn is ruup, an installation of three gigantic wooden megaphones that amplify the typically-quiet sounds of nature. The project was created by […]
Colie with her Kong – stuffed with lettuce 🥬 ! She will spend a long time trying to get it out.
On our way to Piedmont Park for Pride weekend. Getcher hugs right here!
From Josh Marshall, and in keeping with Betteridge’s Law of Headlines: Pushing civil society from talk and voting to violence and paramilitaries is what the fascists are trying to accomplish – moving from the rule of law to the rule of force. By every historical standard and also by almost every philosophical one, this is […]
On matters of racism and discrimination, capitalism can never serve as the great social fix, because in many instances, the very sectors of the economy that have historically been the most profitable in American history — for instance, slavery, real estate — have also been the most discriminatory.Source: The Washington Post
Like many films of its era, Casablanca was made primarily by European immigrants or their offspring. Director Michael Curtiz was Hungarian-born, and screenwriters Julius and Philip Epstein were the children of Jewish immigrants, while their film was teeming with actors who had also fled Europe in the previous two decades. (Sakall played Carl, the head […]
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Matthew Baldwin’s picks for great board games. From The Morning News
Music, like food, gives us common ground. Political forces drove many of us apart this year. They brought to the surface issues that were long overdue for discussion. They left many Southern families torn by unspoken tensions, even over the Thanksgiving table. But when the needle drops onto a record, folks don’t care much about […]