Jorma Panula has been the most successful spotter and trainer of conductors for the past 30 years. His pupils include Esa-Pekka Salonen and at least 20 others who hold international posts. Panula, […]
Have you ever heard of Morocco’s ‘Mule Ladies’ ?
It was 9 a.m., and hundreds of Moroccan women, many of them older, were already at work, bent over and straining, trying to inch up the hill to the border post here. […]
Rare records: The New Year – My Bleeding Wound (1974)
This is a the b-side to a rare 7″ released by 360 Degrees Records in Ohio in 1974. The track was included in a compilation reviewed by The Queitus: Penultimate track ‘My […]
Libya has the least public debt in the world [interactive graphic]
The clock is ticking. Every second, it seems, someone in the world takes on more debt. The idea of a debt clock for an individual nation is familiar to anyone who has […]
Photo of the day
Kevin Magnussen in a McLaren Mercedes F1 car. Photo by Ong Chi Hang on Google+.
The Eiffel Tower celebrates 125 years
It’s an ironclad celebration of freedom: The Eiffel Tower is 125 years old. Christiane Amanpour has the story.
Insane Himalayas Bus Ride Not For The Faint Hearted
This is pretty crazy. But these Coventry boys seems to have a great time. Mad road or not. [via Lars Seier Christensen]
Breaking up with the Internet
By David Byrne About a month ago, I was asked to join some serious writers (Colin Toibin, Zadie Smith, etc.) at a reading in support of a small-ish book review called Bookforum. […]
The U.S. is looking for a major enemy to justify its $1 trillion defense spending
As US spending on defense reaches $1 trillion a year and defense giants such as Boeing gain increased lobbying power, the US must justify this money by creating tangible enemies around the […]
Smartphones: a quick look at the new HTC One M8
The Guardian makes a one minute video review of the brand new HTC flagship designer smartphone.