The trailers for: "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" "The Full Monty" "A Very British Gangster" "The Counterfeiters" "The Ladykillers"
1989: A Paris Review program featuring George Plimpton and Paul Theroux. [Plimpton mentions his book, The Writer's Chapbook, which is excellent and, for some reason, now missing from my bookshelves. Hmm.]
BBC Proms: "Hedwig's Theme" from Harry Potter.
Avatars are teaching social skills in simulations.
Guitarist John Williams playing Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez at the BBC Proms.
I love street art. Not talking vandalism here, but the bold visual images of an artist communicating with the public. This month’s image is from a neighborhood in Miami called Wynwood that is experiencing a renaissance as a design and textile area. Show More Summary
Back by popular demand. Suzanne Vega: "Tom's Diner."
Jimmy Durante and Monty Woolley in a scene from "The Man Who Came to Dinner."
I recently spoke with an administrator about the structure of a program at his institution. [I'm being vague here.] The program had become insanely complicated, needlessly increasing work without improving results. I expected him to defend the changes since he'd announced them but he sighed and said they were necessary to satisfy federal auditors. Show More Summary
The trailers for: "The Imitation Game" "Come and See" "Days of Glory" "A Most Wanted Man"
The idea of positive thinking is old but is affecting us now more than ever – at home and at work. And ironically, its effects are mostly negative. Yes, positive thinking makes us less happy. Positive thinking is a poorly defined concept which at its most extreme says, that in every situation you can choose […]
Makoto Ozone and the New York Philharmonic with Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
The trailer for "Magic in the Moonlight."
What could be more “Made in America” than a good old USA summer vacation that’s union made, too? Here are some tips from Union Plus. Check out the Union Plus Travel Center—the travel and entertainment section offers exclusive discounts for union members. The website also features hotels, airlines and rail service available in the region you’ll be visiting. […]
The trailers for: "Rome" "The Border" "Midnight Express" "Generation War" "Boardwalk Empire" "Adaptation"
What they should have learned from past experience.
Wally Bock: By and about leaders. Popular Mechanics: Weird things the TSA has confiscated. Kevin Williamson looks at the PoliFact/PunditFact report on Fox News. Wired: The rise and fall of the tiki bar in American culture. Richard Overy on the origins of World War II. Show More Summary
Preface from Tim Back in 2012, Gabriel Wyner wrote an article for Lifehacker detailing how he learned French in 5 months and Russian in 10, using mostly spare time on the subway. That article went viral. But don’t run off! That was nothing but version 1.0. This post gives you version 2.0 and more. He’s […]
Why fixed prices are inefficient.
Traditional recruiting can leave a lot of capable people out.