Not a scientist? As David Lang shows, you can still play a meaningful role in solving science’s hardest problems.
It’s hard to find a silver lining in the water crisis of Flint, Michigan. 999 more words
Ambrose Bierce’s admirably concise narrative tells of a man, Williamson, rising to walk to the distant pasture to speak on a particular matter with Andrew, his brother, the overseer, there supervising a dozen slaves; crossing a close-cropped field, level and without any means of concealment, and disappearing such that no person hears of or sees him again, so that he is declared dead and his estate is distributed according to the law. 381 more words
Best best picture nominee, that I’ve seen
Spotlight, but I’ve only seen Spotlight, the Martian, and Mad Max: Fury Road (I liked them all) 174 more words
Throughout Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth,” composer Fred Ballinger (Michael Caine) is asked to conduct a performance of his most famous work, “Simple Song #3.” It’s a deeply personal work that the audience hears in full only at the end of the film, when it’s performed by celebrated soprano Sumi Jo. 367 more words
Sometimes, the two-horse races at the Academy Awards are just as hard to call as the categories that are simply up in the air. This race is one of those cases. 201 more words