May 29, 2012
You can’t argue with science.

You can’t argue with science.

May 21, 2012

Al Green owns this song but it was penned by Barry and Robin Gibb (and their version is still very lovely). The Isle of Man’s three most famous sons are down to one…RIP Robin.

May 18, 2012

Happy Friday, pop pickers. Domino Records just posted this rather splendid video of Scottish post-punkers Josef K performing “Sorry for Laughing.” See how The Strokes and Franz Ferdinand bite their style and enjoy the early ’80s realness!

May 1, 2012
"I’ve got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don’t intend to disappoint them all by getting myself ‘slightly’ killed."

Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant), North by Northwest

April 10, 2012
Vertical gardens in Mexico City fight pollution.

Vertical gardens in Mexico City fight pollution.

April 3, 2012
The New Yorker: Journalism's Top 100

newyorker:

This month, the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University celebrates the hundredth anniversary of journalism education at N.Y.U. As part of their celebration, the journalism faculty, together with an Honorary Committee of alumni, have selected “the 100 outstanding…

(Source: newyorker.com)

March 22, 2012
James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change | Video on TED.com

"Imagine a giant asteroid on a direct collision course with Earth. That is the equivalent of what we face now [with climate change], yet we dither.” ~ James Hansen

March 11, 2012

Bomb Squad Sunday!

Son of Bazerk, "Change The Style." (1991)

March 8, 2012

Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science, in all of biology…and I say to the grownups ‘if you want to deny evolution and live in your world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine, but don’t make your kids do it, because we need them.’” ~ Bill Nye (the science guy)

March 4, 2012
The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire, 2011 ~ David Hockney.
Clocks spring forward next week.

The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire, 2011 ~ David Hockney.

Clocks spring forward next week.