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What does (insert your race here) look like? Impossible answers to an impossible question

2 months agoArts : Art Beat

Artist Myra Greene set out to explore “whiteness” with her camera. Photo of JE, Chicago, Illinois, by Myra Greene Here at Art Beat, we don’t want to shy away from difficult conversations and sensitive topics when they are depicted in...Show More Summary

Shikha Dalmia on the Impossibility of an Ideology-Free Conversation on Global Warming

2 months agoNews : Reason

Democrats and Republicans played their part in the global warming saga last week. The White House issued a showing that global warming was unleashing its wrath on America hrough mudslides, hurricanes and pests. Republicans trotted out heir...Show More Summary

Crossfit for Kids Is Here to Make Kids Healthier, Impossible to Talk To

It's good for their bodies, but you'll never have a regular conversation with your kid ever again.

Book Club: Did Jesus Know He Was God?

Readers get the conversation started: I find Ehrman too reductive in his search for what’s true. The same lens of critique that he applies to the literalist – that a certain passage is contradicted, or impossibly out of context – can also be applied to his own conclusions. For instance: So Jesus is not quoted as explicitly […]

Newswire: R. Kelly's housekeeper also sued him for sexual harassment

At this point, it’s impossible to have a conversation about R. Kelly without acknowledging his 2002 trial, which saw claims of sex with a minor that were eventually reduced to child pornography charges. Shortly after the release of his...Show More Summary

Transcript: Ferry So Listed Escape Was 'Impossible'

With 58 people now dead and 244 still missing in the South Korean ferry sinking, CNN picks up a transcript of a conversation between a crewmember of the doomed ship and the Jindo Vehicle Traffic Service. As the Sewol sank, the crew radioed: "Our ship is listing and may fall....

Message Matters: Shocking a Conversation to Life

“All stories have a curious and even dangerous power. They are manifestations of truth — yours and mine. And truth is all at once the most wonderful yet terrifying thing in the world, which makes it nearly impossible to handle. It is...Show More Summary

Drawing Lines of Communication: A Conversation With Tony Lewis

3 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

By: Kevin Blake It is perhaps impossible to communicate the meaning of anything within the boundaries of language. Without a guide to offer intention, language simultaneously has too many variations and too many limitations, most of which are well defined. Images have the same issues, and within the context of fine art, images carry even […]

Around Town - Lily Cole in conversation with Tom Uglow

Fri 04 Apr Did you know British model and actress Lily Cole has her own social media app? Cole created www.impossible.com to encourage a culture of giving. It's...

A Candid Conversation With 5 Women Leaders of Advertising and Media

Two years ago, Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote a provocative essay in The Atlantic called “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” The piece, which sparked a national debate about the impossibilities of work-life balance, stressed that unless...Show More Summary

It’s Clinically Impossible Not To Smile When You Watch Emma Stone Freak Out About Meeting A Spice Girl

What makes this conversation about Mel B different than all other conversations about Mel B is that Emma freaks the fangirl out when she finds out that the former Spice has a special message for her. More » It’s Clinically Impossible...Show More Summary

The Most Popular App On iTunes Is An Impossible, Ad-Riddled Mess

Flappy Bird is a game in which players tap the screen to make the titular Nintendo sprite conversion navigate a series of familiar pipe obstacles. It's sloppy, frustratingly difficult and covered with in-game ads. It's also the most popular free app download on iTunes. What gives? Read more...

Drew Barrymore & Ellen Have World’s First Bearable Talk About Pregnancy Weight Gain

Leave it to Ellen DeGeneres and Drew Barrymore to accomplish the impossible and make the pregnancy weight conversation not only bearable, but pretty damn cute. More » Drew Barrymore & Ellen Have World’s First Bearable Talk About Pregnancy Weight Gain is a post from TheGloss - Get the best women's beauty, make up, hairstyles tips. Show More Summary

Awesome Twist On Barbie Adds To This Year’s Important Conversation About Self Esteem

It's hard to think of a bigger symbol of our culture's body image crisis than Barbie, who has spent over half a century teetering on impossibly long legs as her enormous breasts propel her forward. This year saw a number of projectsShow More Summary

Henry Ford's Mass Production of Hate Meets Its Match

Aaron Sapiro in front of the Saskatoon Wheat Exhibit, King Rose Archives Curse that Michael Rose. Small talk is impossible for this man of infectious interests and achievements. Prior conversations left me enchanted with his remarkable...Show More Summary

Rethinking Our Holly-Jolly Christmas Songs

Sometimes I learn a lot from conversations I was never intended to hear. This happened once as I was stopping by my local community bookstore. It's a small, quiet store, so it was impossible not to eavesdrop as I heard a young man tell his friend how much he hated Christmas. And, you know what, the more he talked, the more I understood his point.

Lars von Trier Gives Up Final Cut for ‘Nymphomaniac’ as Special Softcore Release Plan is Canned

8 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Pretty much every conversation about making and releasing films could start with the same line: film is all about compromise. There’s a balance of money, talent, time, and other factors that can be impossible to quantify. Lars von Trier isn’t a guy known for his willingness to compromise, but that doesn’t mean it is any […]

I Can't Hear Myself Drink

by Alex Balk "Ever wonder why there is loud music playing in so many bars, even though it makes it almost impossible to have a conversation? Newly published research suggests one good reason: It inspires faster drinking, at least among young women." 0 Comments The post I Can't Hear Myself Drink appeared first on The Awl.

Mitek Systems: When Preparation Meets Opportunity

ByVolte-Face Investments: Introduction When developing an investment thesis, many of our presumptions take shape around a metaphysical conversation. The idea of identifying the unknown is simple to discuss, yet impossible to prove. In...Show More Summary

An Impossibly Sad Quote From Vanilla Ice About Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze

9 months agoEntertainment / Film : Videogum

In a recent interview with Vanilla Ice, the conversation turned to the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle reboot. Of the kind of role Vanilla Ice would like in this movie, he says: “Anything, somewhere in there. Michael Bay’s doing this one, it’s huge!” But the interview wasn’t always so sunny. Please, be warned that what [...]

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