John Waters' top movie picks for 2013.
John Waters' top movie picks for 2013.
It's not the size of the box that matters, it's what's inside. Unwrap major smiles with great gifts that fit every personality and budget. From fashion and fun to art, home accents, and more, here are our wish list-topping picks for friends and family.
Top 100 Gifts
From the page: "The Prague Spring in 1968, the very short era of political and cultural liberalization in Czechoslovakia, lasted only seven months, but the young people who had been given a taste of freedom were not about to quietly acquiesce to the repression and restrictiveness that came with the Soviet-Warsaw Pact invasion in August.
During this new crackdown on free media, speech, and travel, bass player and songwriter Milan âoeMejlaâ Hlavsa decided it was a great time to start a band.
He started The Plastic People of the Universe, taking the name from the Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention song âoePlastic People.â"
From the page: "There is a detrimental ingredient lurking in our food. Often we don窶t even realize it窶s there. It could be in the ice cream you ate last night or the pizza you ordered yesterday. It could be in the homemade fermented sourdough bread you have every morning for breakfast. And窶"believe it or not窶"this ingredient could even be hiding in your grass-fed burger, your pastured eggs or the fresh berries and raw cream you have for dessert.
Yes, this ingredient can be present in every single food you eat窶ｦ or none at all. It窶s all up to you."
From the page: "Peter Gabriel talks to Bernadette McNulty about Twitter, being a grandfather, Syria and his new star-studded CD. "
From the page: "The Science of Why We Donât Believe Science
How our brains fool us on climate, creationism, and the vaccine-autism link.
By Chris Mooney
âoeA MAN WITH A CONVICTION is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point.â So wrote the celebrated Stanford University psychologist Leon Festinger, in a passage that might have been referring to climate change denialâ"the persistent rejection, on the part of so many Americans today, of what we know about global warming and its human causes. But it was too early for thatâ"this was the 1950sâ"and Festinger was actually describing a famous case study in psychology."
Personal and cultural evolution at Burning Man.
From the page: "This grotesque-Jetsons illustration comes from the 1994 title Art? Alternatives Magazine. It's by XNO/Chet Darmstaedter, and there's also a dandy Flintstones/zombie illustration I've had a look at. "
Jo-Ann, the one & only Punky Mama, reveals some of the most outrageous things men have said to her as she works behind the stick at Philly's best dive bar, McGlinchey's!
"For a collection of music built around the poignant inevitability of decay, there has been a great many hopeful and inspired words devoted to William Basinski's The Disintegration Loops: stunning, ethereal, majestic, transfixing, life-affirming... and for good reason. From its 20-year gestation period to its infamously fateful completion, The Disintegration Loops is one of the most powerful manifestations of the inevitable cycle of life ever committed to tape, even as it documents the inevitable decay of all that is committed to tape. The very passage of time is its most effective instrument. To mark the 10-year anniversary of its original release -- and its forthcoming induction into the 9/11 Memorial Museum this year -- Temporary Residence Ltd. is honored to collaborate with William Basinski in presenting The Disintegration Loops in a fashion truly befitting a library of music with such a lasting legacy. This massive limited-edition box set contains all four historic volumes, plus a pair of stunning live orchestral performances from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the 54th Venice Biennale, both previously unreleased. Remastered from the original recordings and pressed onto 100% virgin vinyl for the first and only time, this exquisite box set also includes all of the remastered recordings on 5 CDs, the extremely rare 63-minute The Disintegration Loops film on DVD, and a 144-page full-color coffee table book featuring rare photos taken during the making of The Disintegration Loops, and liner notes by Basinski, Antony, David Tibet of Current 93, Ronen Givony of the Wordless Music Series, and Michael Shulan, Creative Director of the National September 11 Memorial Museum.
The Disintegration Loops has never appeared on vinyl, and will never appear so again outside of this sincerely special, breathtakingly beautiful collection.
A PORTION OF PROCEEDS FROM THE SALES OF THIS SET WILL BE DONATED TO THE NATIONAL SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL MUSEUM."
From the page: "As far as the culture of Real American Music goes, Norton should be considered Too Big To Fail. Below is a message from Miriam and photos from the clean-up efforts at Norton's offices. They need volunteers to clean and salvage their stock as well as monetary donations."
From the page: "Our biggest foe moving ahead is not the right-wing nor the Tea Baggers. Our biggest battle will be from the folks supposedly on our side who love to preface their statements with " I supported Obama....BUT...." This includes the pro-lefties....the whacky so-called Progressives (many of whom generate donations through being anti-Obama)...then there's the 'super Blacks' like Cornel West, Tavis Smiley and others...all of whom feel a need to 'teach Obama a lesson' through their whining and de-energizing of support."
From the page: "Because while many more Americans like the idea of conservatism, and like calling themselves conservatives, mostly they don't like conservative policies. Survey after survey shows it."
From the page: "Almost as long as there窶s been grand opera, there窶ve been books to demystify and de-horrify it for those many hundreds of thousands of non-initiates who窶ve for one reason or another over the centuries found themselves confronted with all that steep and unapologetic weirdness happening on stage. Those non-initiates have been dragged to shows by their wives, their lovers, their bosses, or even their guilty consciences, as they wonder that most essential of all opera-outsider questions: am I missing something important?"
From the page: "Reporters "take sides" with everything they do. Everything they do involves a choice, involves a decision that X is more important than Y. When they report a lie five times before reporting the fact that it is false, they are taking the lie's side."
Succinct slide show about Anti-Intellectualism in Nazi Germany.
Brian Matthew Hart's wonderful light paintings.
Amazing house and antique collection in London.
Site of Thomas Valach, wonderful leather artist.
Great site with lots of information and in-depth instructions on various alternative and historical photographic processes.