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The Electric-Bass Wizardry of Jaco Pastorius

A new documentary remembers legendary bassist-composer Jaco Pastorius.<p>Jaco Pastorius is still the greatest electric bass player, and evidence to support that claim—one he was known to make himself—is presented in the new documentary “Jaco,” available now on DVD, Blu-ray and via streaming services. …

Why Do We Change Our Avatars After Tragedy?

There seems to be no such thing, anymore, as a pause between sadnesses. Before one occasion for worldwide shock, or pity, or horror, or shame, has a chance to subside, another comes stepping on its heels. The reasons for this sense aren’t totally clear, but they might include the unstoppable …

New Testament

All the Web Series Coming Soon, to a Computer Near You

<b>“Actors!(?)”</b><p>A bunch of Tisch grads are trying to make it in the big, bad world of acting in New York City. Will they wait tables forever? Also, they go on dates, and sometimes the dates are awkward. Will they be single forever? How are they not all famous actors yet? It's been like <i>two</b> …

New York City

Robot Penguin-cam Meets Real Emperor Penguins for the First Time

A clip from BBC’s ‘Penguins – Spy in the Huddle’ shows robot penguin-cam’s first time meeting actual Emperor penguins.<p>Wildlife producer John Downer …

How an illiterate woman wrote love letters to her migrant husband in 1973

Being far from the people you love is one of the most challenging experiences in life, even with today’s cheap and easy trans-continental video-calls. So one can only imagine how hard it was for our ancestors not so long ago, when international phone calls were luxuries and the only way to keep in …

Italy

I don't know who Beth is, but she really understands the art of persuasion in an @MIT office fridge. http://t.co/uvXPE5M2Sj

What is the deal with this useless vending machine notice?

If the sticker is missing, so is the phone number to report that the sticker is missing. Someone working for the state of Florida is a closet …

Més de la meitat dels joves de Barcelona treballarien per un sou injust i sense contracte

Més de la meitat dels <b>joves de Barcelona</b> (52,3%) acceptarien una feina per un sou inferior al considerat just i pràcticament la meitat d'ells (46,6%) …

Jaume Soler: ‘Espero de la CUP la responsabilitat del moment històric’

Jaume Soler (1950) és un dels homes que van signar els estatuts de la fundació de la CUP l’any 1986. ‘Nosaltres, a Arbúcies, i el nucli de Sant Pere …

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The Death Penalty in Texas and a Conflict of Interest

Robert L. Roberson III was convicted in 2003, in Anderson County, Texas, of murdering his two-year-old daughter. In determining his punishment, the difference between a death sentence and one of life in prison hinged on the demonstration of what Texas law calls a “sufficient mitigating …

Quince marcas que se pasaron de sinceras

Comentarios<p>“<i>Un poco de sinceridad es algo peligroso; demasiada sinceridad, es absolutamente fatal”.</i> Probablemente la frase no la dijo jamás <b>Oscar …

Tavi Gevinson in the 2016 Pirelli Calendar. #Photographer Annie Liebovitz. https://t.co/fh3GIhE8zn

#Art #drawing "Couple", 1909. Graphite, ink, crayon, and wash on paper by #artist Egon Schiele (1890 - 1918) https://t.co/I5YRZPERrY

What Became of the Boy Who Shot His Sister Dead

It took a second for the gun to accidentally go off, weeks for Florida to pass a law to keep guns out of children’s hands, and a lifetime for Sean …

Vaca suïssa

Joan Oliver, Pere Quart quan feia de poeta, va néixer a Sabadell el 29 de novembre de 1899 i va morir a Barcelona el 18 de juny del 1986. El recordem …

Blue village

#Art #painting "Yellow-1-Channeling" by American #artist Mark Rothko (1903 - 1970) https://t.co/ec8jLrn2L2

El puto pastís de formatge

Aquest collons de pastís el compres a un mercat medieval i et carden una hòstia que estàs una setmana donant voltes. Fes-te’l tu, joder, que no et …

INFOGRAPHIC: The 69 Rules of Punctuation

Snoots, rejoice! This handy infographic from Curtis Newbold (view here to enlarge) reduces the rules of proper punctuation to a series of color-coded …

How to Overcome Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

<i>"Every time we say yes because we're afraid of missing out, we say no to something. That something may be a big dream or a short nap. We need both. Courage to stay our course and gratitude for our path will keep us grounded and guide us home." -- Brene Brown</i><p>Fear of missing out is the worst. When we …

Meet the Real Alice: How the Story of Alice in Wonderland Was Born

On July 4, 1862, a young mathematician by the name of Charles Dodgson, better-known as <b>Lewis Carroll</b> (January 27, 1832–January 14, 1898), boarded a boat with a small group, setting out from Oxford to the nearby town of Godstow, where the group was to have tea on the river bank. The party consisted …

Video: The Other Millennials

They’re recognizable by their overstuffed backpacks, dogs, and cardboard panhandling signs. They’ve been given many labels: gutter punks, crusties, street kids. In New York, their base is the East Village, that longtime hub for young people on the fringes; when the weather grows cold, many will …

Evangelical Pastor Wants ‘Pro-Life’ Christians To Protest Gun Violence

"The subject is very radioactive in my world."<p>Bringing a preserved fetus to an anti-abortion demonstration would have been one of the more politically explosive moments of the Rev. Robert Schenck’s career as an evangelical pastor -- if he hadn’t recently decided to challenge Christian resistance to …

9 True Crime Books That Will Absolutely Disturb You

Lately, I have had a horrible time getting to sleep. Last night, the anxiety was so bad that I had to put on an Audrey Hepburn movie on Netflix to calm my terrifying thoughts.<p>Why is this going on? Stress at work? Trouble with my family? Nope, it's because I'm currently reading Truman Capote's …

El germà gran és el llest

El fill primogènit (o la filla primogènita) sol ser la nineta del ulls de la majoria dels pares, però ho és perquè és el primer? O perquè és el més …

8 Books so Unique They Have No Readalikes

Every novel ever written is, in a way, a unique expression of a unique mind. However, to crib from George Orwell, some books are more unique than …

The wild bunch: Kate Mosse on why we love out-of-control women

Photograph: Allstar/Columbia<p>Hammer horror … Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) from Stephen King’s Misery.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/10/20/1445354849218/5d5946de-9eb6-43ba-b8bf-c0f31b360a88-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Allstar/Columbia<p>Hammer horror … Annie …

Is To Kill a Mockingbird a racist book?

I – like so many other people – fell in love with Harper Lee’s book as a teenager. It’s a masterpiece: there’s no doubt about that. But it’s not as morally simple or straightforward as it seems. To Kill a Mockingbird started me thinking but, asks <b>Tanya Landman</b>, did it make me think <i>enough</i>?

Harper Lee

This Week’s ‘Fargo’ Doubled As A Master Class In Suspense And Sausage-Grinding

There’s this thing the people behind <i>Fargo</i> do. They did it last season, and they’re doing it again this season, and they — and I suppose I’m talking about showrunner-writer Noah Hawley, mostly — do it better than just about anyone else in television right now. What I’m talking about here is the …