The River That Swallows All Dams
are vying to build a hydroelectricity station at the falls, a project known as Inga III, a precursor to the full Grand Inga Dam project, which would involve a huge dam wall alongside 52 turbines in five additional hydropower stations. The timing for ...
May 8, 2015
Breslins Up Close Encounter With Roofs Racism In 1965
And Mrs. R. C. Howard sat in a green easy chair at the second-floor window of Jay's Dress Shop, sat with one shapely Southern leg over the other, a cigarette held out between manicured fingers, and the salesgirls stood around her with their arms folded ...
June 22, 2015
Alain de Botton's City of Tomorrow
Eventually, the group was called downstairs to the seminar room, a plush-carpeted, softly lit space with a wall mural by British artist Charlotte Mann. We heard definitions of creativity (“bringing something into existence that wasn't there before and ...
June 5, 2015
Chat with David Schoenfield
They just recalled Chris Taylor so it wouldn't surprise me if Brad Miller starts getting some time in the outfield. They won't do a lot for the offense, .. After seeing Hanley bounce off the wall last night and other players go diving into the ...
Letterman kept it fresh for 33 years
The alarm is about to ring on the clock Letterman set ticking just over a year ago, when, nine days shy of his 67th birthday, with a long preamble about trying to identify an eagle, he announced his retirement from CBS' “Late Show With David Letterman ...
May 20, 2015
How Private Philanthropy Saved the Founders' Homes
“At six o'clock in the morning I was roused by the cannon,” wrote Tracy on July 22, the day after the first Battle of Bull Run, which rattled Mount Vernon's windows with each shot, “and from then till one o'clock there was not three, no, hardly one ...
December 19, 2014
Top 10 modernist hotels in Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs is the place to stay cool by the pool or with a cocktail, especially if you like mid-20th-century design. In advance of Modernism Week (12-22 February, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year), we pick 10 hotels that exude retro charm....
February 9, 2015
Charles Kenny is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, a Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation, and author, most recently, of Getting Better: Why Global Development Is Succeeding and How We Can Improve the World Even More. In August 2011, the 10 million residents of Kinshasa worked and slept in a thick haze of diesel fumes pumped from thousands of generators running around the clock. During that August, the two hydroelectric dams on the Congo River that served as the country’s major source of electricity were stymied by a combination of broken equipment and unusually low water levels. But even when the dams — Inga I and Inga II — were producing electricity, it was only a fraction of what the country needed. While the data is unreliable, it’s estimated that less than one-third of people in Congo’s urban areas have access to electricity, and that figure plunges to single digits in rural parts of the country. Businesses rank electricity as the major constraint to their growth, coming well ahead of issues like access to finance, taxes, and even corruption and instability — no small thing given that Congo is regularly ranked by Transparency International... Congo is near the bottom of the rankings on almost every indicator of development: more than four-fifths of the population lives on less than $1. 25 a day, according to the latest survey data.
Editor’s note: Jimmy Breslin wrote a number of columns about the 1965 Selma-Montgomery marches, which climaxed with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ’s “ How Long, Not Long ” speech on the steps of the state capitol. —The sidewalks were nearly empty, with only small groups of Negroes watching, but the white faces were everywhere. And they looked down from open windows in the Whitley Hotel and the Exchange Hotel, and the big First National Bank building was twelve stories of white faces pressed against windows and looking at the street below. At first the faces were set and the lips formed curses. Martin Luther King , the enemy, was coming by. And behind King were some rows of straggly-dressed people in shoes that were caked with mud. The faces at the windows smiled, and one face would come up to another and both faces would break into a laugh. They came in soggy clothes, with mud on their feet, and they walked in silence and with their heads up in the air, high up in the air, with the chins stuck out and the eyes straight ahead, and they came for an hour and a half and the faces at the... The cursing was gone and the smiles were gone and the owner of the Ready Shoe Repair Shop stood with his lips apart and he watched the life he knew disappear on the street in front of him.
14, 1993 file photo, talk-show host David Letterman announces his move from NBC to CBS at a news conference at CBS Studios in New York. After 33 years in late night and 22 years hosting CBS' "Late Show," Letterman will retire on May 20. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). 30, 1991 file photo, "Late Night with David Letterman" host David Letterman, left, appears with host Johnny Carson during taping of "The Tonight Show," at the NBC Studio in Burbank, Calif. After 33 years in late night and 22 years hosting CBS' "Late Show," Letterman will retire on May 20. (AP Photo/Bob Galbraith, File). 14, 1993 file photo, talk-show host David Letterman announces his move from NBC to CBS at a news conference at CBS Studios in New York. After 33 years in late night and 22 years hosting CBS' "Late Show," Letterman will retire on May 20. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). 30, 1991 file photo, "Late Night with David Letterman" host David Letterman, left, appears with host Johnny Carson during taping of "The Tonight Show," at the NBC Studio in Burbank, Calif. After 33 years in late night and 22 years hosting CBS' "Late Show," Letterman will retire on May 20. (AP Photo/Bob Galbraith, File). The alarm is about to ring on the clock Letterman set ticking just over a year ago, when, nine days shy of his 67th birthday, with a long preamble about trying to identify an eagle, he announced his retirement from CBS’ “Late Show With David...
Howard Miller Spokane Wall Clock, Brushed Aluminum
Amazing!!!! Was shocked that the product surpassed the price of the clock. Once on our kitchen wall it looks like it costs a couple hundred dollars. Love the retro look and the fact I can read the time. It replaced a clock that was difficult to read.
January 14, 2015
Howard Miller Contemporary Pendulum Wall Clock, Brushed Nickel, Hudson
This contemporary pendulum clock is perfect on our 42-inch recessed wall. It is functional and has a rather sleek and unique style that fits our decor. Just add two AA batteries, hook the pendulum to the ring and you're good to go. Appears to be keeping ...
December 15, 2014
10 Easy Pieces: Simple Kitchen Clocks
The Classic Clock by Howard Miller, Remodelista Above: The Classic Clock was designed by Howard Miller (son of Herman) and measures 12 inches in diameter; $55 at DWR. Aluminum Wall Clock from Muji, Remodelista Above: The Aluminum Wall Clock measures 9.45 ...
December 25, 2013
Pendulum clock chimes at wrong times
Q: My husband and I purchased a beautiful Howard Miller pendulum wall clock in 1994. It worked well until a few months ago, when it began adding two chimes, one at five minutes before the hour and one at 25 minutes after the hour. It continues to chime at ...
February 27, 2013
Room to Improve
For those with more traditional taste, Sue Adams, an interior designer in Andover, Mass., recommended a large-diameter Howard Miller wall clock (dealers can be found at howardmiller.com), which can fill a big open wall. The 33-inch-diameter Lyncombe ($514 ...
October 3, 2007
Howard Miller CEO retires
"Buzz" Miller, president and chief operating officer. Howard C. Miller founded the company in 1926 at the age of 21, specializing in chiming wall and mantel clocks. Jack Miller joined the company in 1954 and a few years later decided to enter the floor ...
June 2, 2002