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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The neglected genius

BBC UK Ed. - 4 hours 59 min ago
The artist became hugely famous very young, but a lack of support led to drugs and death at 27, says a friend.
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Living with violence in the DR Congo

BBC UK Ed. - 5 hours 11 min ago
Violent clashes between government and rebel forces has led to huge civilian displacement.
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Abandoned at Burning Man, bicycles now head for Houston and the Caribbean

BBC UK Ed. - 5 hours 16 min ago
How the abandoned bikes of Burning Man are making their way to hurricane victims.
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Labour to offer some women earlier retirement option

BBC UK Ed. - 5 hours 26 min ago
Hundreds of thousands of women born in the 1950s would be offered the option of a state pension at 64.
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How jeans giant Levi Strauss got its mojo back

BBC UK Ed. - 5 hours 29 min ago
The US clothing firm is now enjoying five years of profit growth as it recovers from past woes.
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How plastic became a victim of its own success

BBC UK Ed. - 5 hours 29 min ago
Cheap plastic has become ubiquitous, but we need to get better at recycling it.
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CEO Secrets: 'If we soften up, our readers will go'

BBC UK Ed. - 5 hours 29 min ago
Known as the Private Eye of the tech world The Register loves to satirise industry giants - and it's paying off.
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NFL protests after Donald Trump comments unlike anything I've seen - Osi Umenyiora

BBC UK Ed. - 5 hours 31 min ago
Protests at NFL games on Sunday were "unlike anything I've ever seen before", says two-time Super Bowl winner Osi Umenyiora.
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The fishermen saving Pakistan's island dogs

BBC UK Ed. - 5 hours 31 min ago
Dozens of stray dogs live on an uninhabited island off Karachi, where fishermen help keep them alive.
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Tennessee church shooting halted by 'extraordinarily brave' usher

BBC UK Ed. - 5 hours 46 min ago
Police praised the "extraordinarily brave" actions of the usher at the church near Nashville.
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Remote tribes react to polar bears, traditional English folk dance, and nursing homes

BoingBoing - 5 hours 56 min ago

BBC Two has a new series called "Tribes, Predators and Me."

It's described as follows: Gordon Buchanan travels to three remote tribes to learn the wildlife secrets of people who live alongside the iconic and dangerous animals we fear the most.

Gordon and his crew are also introducing BBC documentaries to remote tribe's people from The Solomon Islands, Ethiopia and Mongolia and filming their reactions. In the video series so far, the tribes have been presented with polar bears, Morris dancing, and "civilized" elderly care.

https://youtu.be/c5OYFnOB3L4

Fascinating.

(reddit)

Categories: Crunknet

Here's the 2017 Carbuncle Cup winner for the UK's ugliest building

BoingBoing - 5 hours 59 min ago

London's Nova Victoria development includes two office buildings that just won the non-coveted Carbuncle Cup for the UK's ugliest building. Via BD magazine: (more…)
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Can an axe really cut a chain in half?

BoingBoing - 6 hours 2 min ago

It happens all the time in movies, and it often looks easy. Modern homesteader Wranglerstar decided to try to cut a chain with an axe for himself. (more…)

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For the song's 40th anniversary, Depeche Mode covers David Bowie's 'Heroes'

BoingBoing - 6 hours 4 min ago

The story goes that David Bowie wrote "Heroes," with Brian Eno, after spotting a couple kissing at the Berlin Wall. The couple was Bowie's producer and engineer Tony Visconti and his girlfriend Antonia Maass: Visconti went for a walk by the adjacent Berlin Wall with backing singer Antonia Maass, and this couple then unwittingly aided the songwriting process by indulging in what they thought was a spot of covert smooching. "David could see us, and we quickly got written into the lyrics as the lovers who kissed by the wall," Visconti admits. "He wrote the entire lyrics looking out through the windows of Hansa Studios, and when I returned after a couple of hours and asked him how it was going, he said 'Oh, I've finished.' His assistant, Coco Schwab, then took me aside and said 'I think you and Antonia are in the song.' I was married at the time, so this story was never allowed to be made public, but I don't mind now.

Bowie's performance at the wall in 1987 is said to have had a role in its destruction.

Now, for the 40th anniversary of the song's release on September 23, 1977, "Heroes" is being performed by Depeche Mode both in concert and in the studio.

(Consequence of Sound)

Previously: Hear Motorhead's edgy cover of David Bowie's 'Heroes'

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August 2017

Minnesota Flickr - 6 hours 6 min ago

kim mensinger posted a photo:

Summer in northern Minnesota.

Categories: Minnesnota

August 2017

Minnesota Flickr - 6 hours 6 min ago

kim mensinger posted a photo:

Summer in northern Minnesota.

Categories: Minnesnota

August 2017

Minnesota Flickr - 6 hours 6 min ago

kim mensinger posted a photo:

Summer in northern Minnesota.

Categories: Minnesnota

August 2017

Minnesota Flickr - 6 hours 6 min ago

kim mensinger posted a photo:

Summer in northern Minnesota.

Categories: Minnesnota

August 2017

Minnesota Flickr - 6 hours 6 min ago

kim mensinger posted a photo:

Summer in northern Minnesota.

Categories: Minnesnota
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