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It was mocked and misunderstood. But it produced some of the most sublime, awe-inspiring buildings on the planet. Jonathan Meades, maker of a new TV series about brutalism, gives his A-Z
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A Republican-Democratic snow battle at the Capitol, Washington D.C. 1921. Photo Credit: Historical Pics.
Via AHA Today.
To be a good human is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control, that can lead you to be shattered in very extreme circumstances for which you were not to blame. That says something very important about the ethical life: that it is based on a trust in the uncertainty, and on a willingness to be exposed. It’s based on being more like a plant than a jewel: something rather fragile, but whose very particular beauty is inseparable from that fragility.
Martha Nussbaum in Bill Moyer’s World of Ideas
Song: “Beauty of Uncertainty” by KT Tunstall
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From the horror movie - Sinister(2012)
Sinister is a 2012 supernatural horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and written by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill.
It stars Ethan Hawke as fictional true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt who discovers a box of home movies in his attic that puts his family in danger.
Photo: Pete Seeger's homemade banjo with inscription, “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.”
Pete Seeger is one of the most important figures in the history of American folk music. In the notes to the box set “Washington Square Memoirs,” musicologist Cary Ginell writes that, ”the image of Seeger, with his homemade long-neck five string banjo, is synonymous with folk music… Today, only Woody Guthrie equals his status as a folk music icon.” He believed songs were a way of binding people to a cause. Seeger died Monday at the age of 94.
Terry Gross spoke to the folk legend in 1985. Today we rebroadcast the interview in memory of him.
"I still believe the only chance for the human race to survive is to give up such pleasures as war, racism and private profit."
Rest in peace, Pete. Discover (or reconnect) with his music at the library:
When Iranian schoolteacher Ali Mohammadian noticed that one of his students was being bullied after going bald as a result of a mysterious illness, he decided to show solidarity and shave his own hair. In no time, his entire class shaved their heads and the bullying stopped.
Now, Mohammadian, who teaches at Sheikh Shaltoot’s elementary school in Marivan, a Kurdish city in the west of Iran, has become a national hero. President Hassan Rouhani has praised him, the government has offered financial support for the pupil’s medical treatment and his story has reached the four corners of his country. Read more
Photograph: Bahman Shahbazi for Tasnim News