Tuesday, March 3, 2015
'After three days of careful deliberation, the jury selected Thomas Yu as the grand prize winner. Yu is a 37-year-old periodontist from Calgary. He never formally studied at a music school. Instead, he took private lessons with Bonnie Nicholson and Marc Durand while pursuing dentistry at the universities of Saskatchewan and Toronto. In November 2014, Yu won first prize at the Calgary Honens ProAm competition.'
The debate at Yale comes at a time when mental-health issues are on the rise at schools nationwide. A recent UCLA survey of more than 150,000 college freshmen nationwide found that nearly 10 percent of respondents had "frequently" felt depressed in the past year, up from 6.1 percent in 2010; additionally, respondents rated their emotional health at an average of 50 percent, the lowest level in the survey’s five-decade-old history. Likewise, in 2012, the Association for University and College Counseling Directors revealed that 70 percent of officials who completed its annual member survey said that the number of students on their campus with "severe psychological problems" had increased since the year before. It’s worth noting that at Yale, nearly 40 percent of undergraduates use the school’s mental-health resources before graduating—a demand that, some students claim, has caused long wait-times for appointments and is believed to take a toll on the quality of care.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Shakespeare and Company, Sylvia Beach
Plagued by the Nightingale, Kay Boyle
Amalgamemnon, Christine Brooke-Rose
The Shutter of Snow, Emily Holmes Coleman
Exile's Return, Malcolm Cowley
Young Eliot: A Biography, Robert Crawford
The Log of the S.S. The Mrs Unguentine, Stanley Crawford
Death of a River Guide, Richard Flanagan
Lincoln's Body: A Cultural History, Richard Wightman Fox
The Trick Is To Keep Breathing, Janice Galloway
Girl in a Band, Kim Gordon
Harlem Nocturne, Farah Jasmine Griffin
Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget, Sarah Hepola
Eleanor Marx: A Life, Rachel Holmes
Everything You Need, A.L. Kennedy
Garden, Ashes, Danilo Kis
Hold Still, Sally Mann
Of Love and Other Demons, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Schooling, Heather McGowan
Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein and Company, James R. Mellow
Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, Mary Norris
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, Sydney Padua
Wild Heart: Natalie Clifford Barney and the Decadence of Literary Paris, Suzanne Rodriguez
A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me, Jason Schmidt
I Left It on the Mountain: A Memoir, Kevin Sessum
Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth, John Szwed
Map: Collected and Last Poems, Wisława Szymborska
On Elegance While Sleeping, Emilio Lascano Tegui
City Sister Silver, Jáchym Topol
The Museum of Unconditional Surrender, Dubravka Ugresic
Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure, Cédric Villani and Malcolm DeBevoise
Morvern Callar, Alan Warner
Khibert Khizeh, S. Yizhar
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, Philip and Carol Zaleski
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
I am pretty sure at least twenty of those were all on the same day.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
//wonders again how much that stream-Criterion-on-Hulu deal is
$7.99 A MONTH???
//cancels Netflix DVD plan immediately, keeps streaming, signs up for ALL THE CRITERION FILMS //does nothing else with rest of life ever //regrets nothing
In December, CHS showed you inside the more than $30 million Starbucks Reserve Roastery facility for the first time. The Melrose 15,600 square-foot roasting facility, cafe, and Tom Douglas restaurant continues to pack in crowds of tourists and gawking locals.As part of the company’s enthusiasm for “premiumization,” Starbucks also announced it was starting a new subscription service for its Reserve brand beans roasted solely here on Capitol Hill — good news for the 100 or so employees including the dozen-member roasting team that works in the facility. Starbucks has said it plans to produce up to 1.4 million pounds of Starbucks Reserve-quality coffee beans in the facility’s first year. The company also plans to supply the Melrose beans to some 1,500 global Starbucks Reserve cafes by the end of fiscal year 2015.
...what the fucking fuck is happening to my city, my neighbourhood, my home
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
When the day comes and you’re down In a river of trouble and about to drown
Now once, I was downhearted Disappointment was my closest friend
I used to go out to parties And stand around
Love’ll make you wanna dance and sing Make you wanna dance
Long after tonight is all over Long after it’s all gone I’ll be yours Come anything that may
Whenever I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord your soul to keep
But my life is incomplete and I’m so blue ‘Cause I can’t get next to you
I said Brother if you only knew you’d wish that you were in my shoes
(it’s the sexy-as-hell “ooh, AH! ooh, AH!” that makes this amazing) (and then, “Everybody help me do it!” and it’s like an aural orgy. What a man)
(This is one of the great performances of all time. Full stop. The end. This is indeed the love crowd.)
Monday, February 16, 2015
....it’s important that Uber’s worldview and business practices not be allowed to “disrupt” our economy or our social fabric. People who work hard deserve to make a decent living. Society at large deserves access to safe and affordable transportation. And government, as the collective expression of a democratic society, has a role to play in protecting its citizens.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
NYT newsroom gathers to remember David Carr. pic.twitter.com/BHlhymdnXf— Alastair Coote (@_alastair) February 13, 2015
The moving newsroom tribute to David Carr drew the largest crowd I have ever seen at the Times, filling two floors pic.twitter.com/7EWj0G7QaH— stuart emmrich (@StuartEmmrichNY) February 13, 2015
He always used to joke that he never made the front page. Heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/FHuSeFf3MT— Sam Dolnick (@samdolnick) February 13, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
#1 with a bullet on my 'Better than Prozac' music playlist.
....Then she said to us, the aforementioned bishop: "You say that you are my judge; take good heed of what you do, because, in truth, I am sent by God, and you put yourself in great peril," in French 'en grant dangier.' Asked if the voice sometimes varied in its counsel, she answered that she had never found it utter two contrary opinions. She said also that that night she had heard it tell her to answer boldly.
.....Asked whether, on the two last days that she heard the voices, she had seen a light, she answered that the light comes in the name of the voice.
- Jeanne's testimony http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/joanofarc-trial.asp