A pregnant woman digs her nails into the (supposedly) comforting arm of her husband and, in a howl of pain, declares the name of their new baby boy. The husband decides against protest this time, and so Champe is born.
Few people experience science with as much joy and love and enthusiasm as Destin Sandlin. His Smarter Every Day YouTube channel is a medley of head-scratching, “huh”-inducing, brain rattling videos about science all of which, he presents with delightful ease and clarity. He’s a rocket scientist who makes rocket science, among other things, as digestible as algebra (and infinitely more fun).
From the tone of the last two blogs in this series, you might be expecting me to point out another one of Hollywood’s flaws. While the movie industry has a long way to go, it is doing some things right and I think those deserve recognition too.
I recently re-listened to an old Radiolab episode whose beginning filled me with a warm, fluttery excitement for love. Give a listen to this 2,400-year-old story that comes from Plato by way of Aristophanes (it’s transcribed below in case you can’t listen, though the cello and Robert Krulwich’s voice give it something, more):
Now, whether you are republican, democrat or independent you probably have accused a president of lying once or twice. No matter which president you have had an angry tirade against I will give you justification for any such rant, provided it is in the form of accusing him of lying. However, it is not in the form that you are expecting.
In Ellen Pageer’s speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to Thrive conference, she describes the film industry as “an industry that places crushing standards on all of us”. She goes on to share openly about her sexuality and her hopes for everyone to be more accepting of each other.
Most of you will not want to read this article for almost the same reason why you don’t look at grades immediately or check your bank account after a night in Midtown.
On Oct. 4, the New York Jets beat their divisional rival Miami Dolphins 27-14, putting their record through four games at 3-1 for the first time since 2010. However, the game was significant for another reason, as it was played 4,000 miles away at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
They say lightning never strikes twice, and for it to happen in the music industry is often a challenging feat. However, Dan Auerbach, lead singer and guitarist of The Black Keys, has got that metaphorical lightning down to a science.