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Retiring Berlin Phil player tells all after 46 years

10 hours agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Peter Brem has retired from the first violins at 65 and written a book about the maestros he worked with – Karajan, Abbado, Rattle. Brem was an influential figure in the orchestra, chair of its media group from 1992 and the force behind its record deal with the rock group Scorpions, a project widely condemned […]

Ben Carson, Kirk Cameron Talk About Christians and Marijuana (Video)

On two separate occasion this week, influential evangelicals Dr. Ben Carson, Kirk Cameron and entertainer Carman answered questions about the advantages and disadvantages of marijuana.

The Sun Rules in Eight Photos

Another thing that rang loudly for me on this visit to Rome is just how influential the Sun was for the ancient people. My research over the last five years has made me keenly aware of the importance of astrology to the ancients. It informed their entire worldview from birth and the casting of the horoscope to death when they met their fates. Show More Summary

Mzwakhe Mbuli: South Africa's people's poet

One of South Africa's most influential post-apartheid artists talks about the past and future of the 'rainbow nation'.

Omer Tiroche rebrands gallery and opens with Picasso exhibition

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

This Autumn, Omer Tiroche will open Picasso on Paper, an intimate collection of more than thirty works on paper by one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Marking the gallery?s rebrand and recent expansion into Modern Art, the exhibition is also timed to coincide with Picasso Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery. Show More Summary

Marvel's Kirby Week and Kirby4Heroes tout the influence of one of comic's greatest creators

Marvel is in the midst of Kirby Week, a celebration of all things Jack “The King” Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg), one of the most influential comic book creators and a founding father of the Marvel Universe. From Aug. 22-28, comic creators and others (like historian Peter Sanderson) will talk about...

My Personal List of Ten Most Influential Books

There is a “thing” on Facebook of listing the ten books that most influenced you.  Not the greatest books, or the most literary, but those that actually made an impact on your life. When I entered college, as part of orientation, we were asked to list the three books that had most influenced our lives. … Continue reading My Personal List of Ten Most Influential Books ?

Senior EU lawyer backs French woman sacked for wearing hijab

Angelique Chrisafis and Owen Bowcott, The Guardian “A French design engineer who was dismissed for wearing an Islamic headscarf should have been allowed to cover her head at work, a senior EU lawyer has said. In an influential preliminary opinion, an advocate general at the European court of justice found in favour of Asma Bougnaoui […]

ANALYSYS: TRUE. Clinton Is Making Her Trust Problem Worse. Bloomberg’s left-leaning Al Hunt: H…

ANALYSYS: TRUE. Clinton Is Making Her Trust Problem Worse. Bloomberg’s left-leaning Al Hunt: Her inadequate response to the conflicts of interest inherent in the Clinton Foundation,” the influential liberal columnist Jonathan Chait wrote last week in New York magazine, shows she “has not fully grasped the severity of her reputational problem.” He added, “If the […]

How East L.A. Tattoo Legend Freddy Negrete Helped Chicano Gang Tattoos Evolve Into a Beloved Art Form

You may think your favorite artist is an “OG” of the tattoo world. But compared to Freddy Negrete, almost everyone else is still a rookie. As one of the most experienced and influential tattoo artists in the world, Negrete was already making a name for himself before many of today’s...

Rudy Van Gelder, Dean Of Jazz Recording Engineers, Dead At 91

“[He was] perhaps the most influential recording engineer in the jazz genre, who brought to vivid life the sounds of such legendary artists as Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and Freddie Hubbard,” and was responsible for many of the Blue Note label’s most important discs.

Univision’s Jorge Ramos Takes A Whack At ‘Silent’ Trump Supporters

Influential journalist and Univision anchorman Jorge Ramos penned an op-ed aimed at Peter Thiel and other high-profile Trump supporters.

Will states follow DOJ’s private prison move? Some are ahead of the feds.

Uncle Sam is an influential guy. When he speaks, states listen. If history is a guide, the Justice Department’s decision to phase out private prisons could have an impact well beyond federal Bureau of Prison facilities. Already, some states are ahead of the federal government in closing for-profit correctional locations. The move by the Justice […]

Linux Turns 25: How A Hobby Project Became The Most Influential OS In History

On August 25, 1991, Linus Torvalds, a Finnish programmer, posted a message on an online forum about a free operating system kernel, Linux, he was working on. It was just meant to be a hobby project and he was looking for some input from his peers. Show More Summary

How the biggest bot platforms, startups, and investors are working on common tech standards

It’s early days for bots, but based on what is being made, VB Insights believes the bot landscape is made up of more than 170 companies who have received more than $4 billion in funding. On Wednesday the influential Botness group released a survey to get a better feel for the bot community. “The aim is to […]

Conservative Talk Radio Shrugs Off Donald Trump's Shifting Immigration Stance

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Conservative talk radio has long been an influential bastion of anti-immigrant sentiment. When Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) backed a bipartisan effort to pass comprehensive immigration reform in 2013, prominent talk show hosts lashed out...Show More Summary

Let Comedian Casey Jane Ellison Show You How You’re Secretly Made of Money

2 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

At Red Bull Studios New York in March, comedian Casey Jane Ellison —whom you may recognize from her highly influential video series What the Fshion? and Touching the Art — held a talk, a panel, and a “forced mixer” to discuss the one issue that plagues us all: how to ... More »

Britain Must Keep EU Police Close After Brexit, U.K. MPs Warn

Britain should try to keep its position at the heart of European policing after Brexit, according to an influential committee of MPs. A report from the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, published Thursday, said that “EU organizations, such as [policing agency] Europol, are a vital resource for the U.K. Show More Summary

'Moderate'? Meet the World's 'Most Influential Muslim'

There's nothing like knowing Arabic to disabuse oneself of the supposed differences between so-called "moderate" and "radical" Muslims.

Skate doc 'Made in Venice" celebrates the house that Z-Boys built

If the 2001 documentary “Dog Town and Z-Boys” engagingly gave Southern California’s skateboard culture its influential due, then “Made in Venice” comes across as its scrappy, but no less lovable, kid brother. While he profiles many of the boarders who also figured into the Stacy Peralta film, director...

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