Giant slides to return at gallery
Built into the gallery's exterior wall, the slides will "constitute a graceful sculptural installation" while also being a device for "experiencing an emotional state that is a unique condition somewhere between delight and madness", the artist said ...
March 31, 2015
Can today's gaming laptop match desktop PC performance?
In our own testing we found we were able to play modern games such as Dragon Age Inquisition on Ultra at 60fps with the frame rate dropping down to 50 intermittently. However, the desktop Nvidia GTX 980 proved to be an even better performer keeping the ...
March 27, 2015
Orbit In Retains Midcentury Modern Courtyard Style in Palm Springs
Miller says The Orbit In “was restored by a top local architectural firm and retains many of its original features, including built-in wall clocks in the rooms and Vintage Dwyer metal kitchens. Even the furnishings are authentic collectibles, including ...
February 24, 2015
A suite the size of a house? This ship will have one
NEW YORK -- A new cruise ship that's being billed as the most luxurious ever will feature a single suite that measures 3,875 square feet -- nearly 50% larger than the average house in the USA. The Regent Suite on luxury line Regent Seven Seas' next ...
January 13, 2015
Rachel Antonoff Sublets Lena Dunham's Apartment
“It was like you're in a play, but you don't know the lines,” said Ms. Antonoff, who subsequently parted company with her collaborator and, in 2009, launched a line of separates and playful, ultra-girlie dresses that have been worn by, among others ...
December 26, 2014
Busy Is a Sickness
That I stop measuring time by the clock on the wall, and start measuring it by the experiences I share with those around me. And that I stop seeing my life as "busy," and instead, see it for what it truly is. Full. Writer's note: For the past month, I ...
February 27, 2015
At UCSF Medical Center, robot-aided healthcare is here
The robots work largely around the clock, though two of them get nights off at a time. They're keyed to be able to open doors, call elevators and roam around the hospital by themselves, requiring human intervention only if they manage to get stuck. On ...
January 29, 2015
Movies About Music Are Hard. The fine technicality of drumming is visually dramatic but it's the subtle things that make a drummer's performance and out or fail or be whatever it is. Whether it's Buddy Rich or Art Blakey, or Omar Hakim or (or for that matter Keith Moon or... So it is with great trepidation one watches a film like 'Whiplash' as it tries to encapsulate jazz drumming. What's Good About It. The songs 'Whiplash' and 'Caravan' get a working out, but otherwise the film mercifully goes through tiny fragments of music, almost vivisecting the elements of playing these songs. K Simmons plays a formidable scary instructor/conductor and the moments when the music flows is great. But more interestingly the director restrains from letting the music flow, and this creates amazing tension because watching and hearing the snippets makes you want to hear the whole damn thing played out - something that gets served up in the... There's a conservatory of music, there's a band, there's a hall of faceless people, there's a cinema with one employee, a girl who is a brief love interest. And this creates an interesting effect where loneliness is played out as something claustrophobic.
I suppose this post is mainly just for me, but of course you're more than welcome to come along if you're interested. And it will probably turn out quite long (well, very long I suspect) so be warned. The thought started around last Christmas I think, when I was looking back over 2014. If you've dipped into my blog before, you may know that I took up running when a job posting took me to the Netherlands in 1999, after being a climber for most... Have I changed from a climber who runs to a runner who climbs. It was on a junior school outing to the Three Counties Show at Malvern, when my first ever view of the Malvern Hills seemed to fill the entire front window of the bus, that I suppose I knew that hills were going to be important. Three years at university in the Fens only reinforced that I really needed to live near the hills, so I chose Liverpool for my postgraduate research mainly (but not entirely, I like to think) because of its proximity to Snowdonia, and that's when... But I think the best way to give a flavour of my subsequent wanderings in the sport is to reprint an article I wrote for a mountaineering club journal in 1999. If you're a climber you'll probably know the venues involved.