Spoleto overview: Decasia. Never again
I cannot imagine voluntarily sitting through that entire film had I not been worried about disrespecting the world-class orchestra in front of me, playing that terrible, grating music to the best of their abilities. If I had seen that in a typical ...
June 2, 2015
Steve Smith: Janet Jackson sets comeback tour's second leg and more music news
5 R&B chart) and “Silhouettes” (No. 10). However, the song for which Somerville and The Diamonds will be best remembered is the 1957 doo-wop classic, “Little Darlin',” with its high-pitched “La-la-la-la La La” falsetto and bass soliloquy. The song ...
July 15, 2015
Hell of a job
of chemical exposure limits and cancer risk. Check out more from CPI's Unequal risk series here. This smaller hoe looks like a standard gardening tool, but workers had to bend over pretty far to use it. Doing that kind of work for 12 hours a ...
July 4, 2015
Top 10 Twisted Tunes: Classic Hit Songs With Surprise Endings
“Got to get you together with a woman who has been around/One who knows better than to let you down/Let's hope there's still one left in this whole town.” The Big Reveal: Mr. Studly Dude is a bigger, lonelier schmuck than even poor Leroy, as is ...
'Wet' Origami Artist Turns Damp Paper Into Gorgeous Sculptures
The effect is breathtaking: a mother and baby fox each tilt their heads in singular ways; a lion looks at first like a jumble of arabesques until the colors clarify into an impressionistic wonder. Scroll down for some of Quyet's work, or visit his ...
May 18, 2015
The Lonely End
Sufficiently angry, he made the trip from his own home, in downtown Osaka, to the quiet suburb where his lodger lived. With one of the fastest aging populations in the world and traditional family structures breaking down, Japan's kodokushi ...
June 26, 2015
Letter from Selma
UNDER AN INK-BLACK SKY, Route 80 dips and curves through the Alabama night, the hardwoods and loblolly pines faintly silhouetted against the darkness. The Alabama River rushes beneath the Edmund Pettus Bridge, carrying untold stories. And then, on ...
March 7, 2015
Last night I saw the second of the two films that Spoleto's brought to us this year, Decasia. It's an experimental, found-footage film consisting of clips from black-and-white movies (mostly silent, but not all) that are in a physical state of decay — as in, the film itself has warped, or been damaged. It's a little more than an hour and set to an original score in which the orchestra plays out of tune with itself, and which the Spoleto Festival USA performed on stage. I purposely gave myself some time between seeing the film and writing this post in case my reaction to the film mellowed or changed, but it hasn't. And so: With all due respect to filmmaker Bill Morrison, whose genius I do not dispute, I have to say that I agreed with the sentiment, though not the conduct, of the man sitting two rows in front of me who shot up out of his seat as soon as the... I cannot imagine voluntarily sitting through that entire film had I not been worried about disrespecting the world-class orchestra in front of me, playing that terrible, grating music to the best of their abilities. To me, it sounded as if someone had a piano that made all the sounds of the orchestra and was banging on the keys with very little rhythm.
In July, Reveal investigates who’s responsible for protecting workers harmed on the job. Reveal’s collaborative investigation with FRONTLINE, Univision, the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and KQED examines the hidden problem of sexual assault on the night shift. And we take to the fields and explore why it was so hard to ban a tool that was injuring agricultural workers. Many are immigrants – some undocumented – and many are women. women who’ve sued janitorial companies for failing to protect them from rape and harassment. This story is a part of a collaborative 18-month investigation with FRONTLINE, Univision, the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and KQED. DIG DEEPER Read the full investigation. In 1975, when she was 18 years old, Yvette Flores got her first job. When her son Mark was born five years later, he had severe disabilities. It took 30 years for her to connect her son’s problems to that first job.
Not everybody loves a surprise, but when it comes to The Twilight Zone , Alfred Hitchcock movies, Stephen King novels, and certain pop and rock songs, it’s utterly impossible to resist a great twist ending. Join us in counting down a particularly twisted Top 10 songs that culminate in amazingly rocking reveals. The Song: A witty, piano and light-percussion-driven toe-tapper, “We Gotta Get You a Woman” hit #20 on the pop chart, and received enormous support from FM rock radio. “Got to get you together with a woman who has been around/One who knows better than to let you down/Let’s hope there’s still one left in this whole town. The Big Reveal: Mr. Studly Dude is a bigger, lonelier schmuck than even poor Leroy, as is charmingly revealed in the song’s funnily sheepish punchline: “We gotta get you a woman/and when we’re through with you… we’ll get me one, too…. The Song: The only chart appearance by one-hit wonders the Buoys, “Timothy” was written by Rupert Holmes (he comes up again later in this list) and it peaked at #17. Some radio stations banned “Timothy” due to its decidedly twisted twist ending,...
The Legendary Beacher's Madhouse Theater Returns To The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
"After a two year hiatus, I could not think of a better way to return to Hollywood than to celebrate ... The 1920's inspired designed theater will feature a grandiose cuckoo clock where the world's only flying midget bartender's will pop out and shoot ...
August 5, 2015
Doris Duke spinning in her grave? Foundation says 'white elephant' mansion has to go
But vocal opposition to the demolition plans is growing, led by a few former Duke employees and township residents who see value in saving the home of the township's most famous former resident. A large portrait of Duke hangs on the wall of the municipal ...
July 31, 2015
Use wall clocks to enhance home decor
an artist who has herself designed her Bandra home. Placing a dark colored wall-clock on a pristine white or light coloured wall is an eye-catching option. One of the oldest types of wall clocks are the cuckoo clocks and their timelessness will never go ...
February 24, 2015