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Adrian Boult: Complete EMI Elgar Recordings – review

EMI is repackaging its archive of Adrian Boult's recordings with the same diligence it applied to its Klemperer discography. After a collection …

Soundtracks for Virtual War

<i>image by imp kerr</i><p><i>An interview with the Kuwaiti musician Fatima Al Qadiri, who composes possible themes for the Gulf War video game of her childhood</i><p>In …

NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …

How To Destroy Angels: Welcome Oblivion Remix Contest

Remix three songs from How To Destroy Angels' debut LP "Welcome Oblivion" to win up to $1,500 and be featured.<p>Indaba Music<p>Remix three songs from How …

Remixes

What's Going On With Apple's Stock?

Apple is having another bad week and their stock was down more than 5% this morning.<p>This time, the proximate cause is an announcement from Cirrus Logic, a key Apple supplier, stating that earnings will come in well below expectations and, by association, investors are now expecting Apple to come in …

Critical Listening: How to Train Your Ears

<b>Contributors: Recording Engineers Mark Garrison, Michael White</b><p>“Trust your ears.” “It’s what sounds right to you.” These are popular refrains that …

Traveling Light

Having traveled more in the last five years than in all of the previous forty three, I finally feel like I have found a comfort zone as a traveling …

"Truth" and the Best of Light Stalking for the Past Week - Plus Weekly Photo Contests

It can be easy to miss helpful photography articles, weekly contests and photos submitted to the forum as our site and community flourish and grow. …

"The Searchers": Live at Politics and Prose

Brazilian doctor investigated over 300 hospital deaths

A Brazilian doctor who has been charged with the murder of seven patients is being investigated in almost 300 other cases, according to health …

Bloomberg’s Soda Ban Is All About Common Sense

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on sugary drinks is good for you, New York, and for the rest of the country, too.<p>And here’s something else, a …

How the internet is making us poor

Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor. But in the broader sweep of automation versus labor, a trend with far greater significance for the middle class—in rich countries, at any rate—has been relatively overlooked: the replacement of knowledge workers with …

Economics

Are edutech startups plugging an innovation gap in our universities?

Universities should not depend on big vendors for technology solutions, but instead encourage their staff and students to engage and collaborate with …