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How regular people can help shape science

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


The difficulty of crossing a field

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


The difficulty of crossing a field

© 2016 Lin Tarczynski

Asemic comics are still published here three times a week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, although lately I have been missing my Saturday post and posting it on Monday.


My Oscar picks (of what I've seen in the last year)

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


Composer David Lang on Writing 'Simple Song #3' for Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth'

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


Oscar's Song Crop Ranges from 'Simple' to Complex

This year’s batch of Oscar original song nominees represents quite the motley crew, with an operatic aria on one end of the spectrum and a bumping, post-coital soul track on the other. 643 more words


2016 Academy Awards Predictions - Best Original Song

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

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