Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Nelson Shanks just may be the most famous American artist you've never heard of. Shanks is primarily a portraitist and teacher, who has studied all over the world, but resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he paints almost everyday.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
tonal music in 2010." Metcalf replied, "Well, just tell him you can’t write atonal music in 2010."Tweet
Monday, October 18, 2010
“I'm trying to make the world a more open place by helping people connect and share” Mark Zuckerberg
Today there are over 500 million people connecting and sharing on Facebook. In fact, about one out of every fourteen people in the world has a Facebook account, including the founder of this ubiquitous online world. Mark Zuckerberg turned down an offer of a billion dollars for the company in 2005. “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich chronicles the founding of Facebook, from its Harvard dorm room beginnings to the conclusion of the numerous lawsuits brought against Zuckerberg by fellow students who claim he stole the idea for Facebook from them.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
In going through some furniture, my mother-in-law found an old relic - her copy of Modern Bride magazine, from Autumn 1961. She lent it to me and I leafed through the magazine, thinking it would be essentially like today's Brides, except featuring Mad Men era bridal fashions.Tweet
Friday, October 8, 2010
the largest festival of competitive music and poetry in Europe.” It is conducted entirely in Welsh, and its origins date back to the 12th century.Tweet
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I really passionately believe in the type of education that’s for the world we want, not the world we’ve got. So, every time we’ve got any kind of orthodoxy, or if somebody says you can’t do that or you shouldn’t do that, or something seems to be a given, then immediately I want to say, why is that?