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One of the great vocal artists of our time has died. I saw Cesária Évora play once, many years ago, and she really was the “barefoot diva.” Her voice filled the auditorium, and it seemed to pierce through the roof to fill the skies above. She died today in her native town of Mindelo, on
Cesaria Evora, 1941-2011
Update: Lovejoy lives! The comet had a near-encounter with the sun, but survived. From Space.com: “A newly discovered comet is set to make a death dive into the sun’s atmosphere today (Dec. 15), and scientists will have a ringside seat to watch its fiery demise.” How could this story be made any more sci-fi? The
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Comet to plunge to flaming death of hot agony in the Sun today
Foreclosure law firm famed for mocking the foreclosed-on will close; world’s tiniest violin plays sad song
Awwww, that “foreclosure mill” law firm that threw Halloween parties where employees dressed as foreclosed-upon Americans is going out of business. I has a tiny widdle sad. The firm had already been denounced by consumers and consumer advocates for its work on behalf of lenders even before the “robo-signing” controversy thrust it into the middle
[Video Link] I saw singer-songwriter Jenny O. perform in Los Angeles last night, during this awesome benefit at Largo for Ryuichi Sakamoto’s project to replace school musical instruments lost in Japan’s 3/11 quake and tsunami. Her performance was incredible, and she’s an awfully nice person. Boing Boing’s music curator Amy Seidenwurm posted about Jenny O.
Police Executive Research Forum: We aren’t involved in guiding Occupy crackdowns. Oh wait, yes we are.
A US police organization can’t seem to make up its mind about whether it is or isn’t playing a significant role in crackdowns on Occupy Wall Street in cities around the US. Above, a tweet from Chuck Wexler, the Executive Director of PERF, dated November 1. He’s referencing this document (PDF). The contents of the
After massive marches throughout NYC, Occupy Wall Street occupies Brooklyn Bridge, "bat-signals" on Verizon tower
Looks like Mayor Bloomberg’s apparent plan to squash the Occupy Wall Street movement by evicting protesters from Zuccotti Park earlier this week only added fuel to the fire. This morning, occupiers swarmed into Wall Street by the thousands, effectively blocking access to the financial center. And at the time of this blog post, by various
“Dozens of Dallas Police officers holding shields, batons and wearing helmets about to enter the #Occupy camp,” tweets WFAA (Dallas, TX) reporter Jason Whitely. By various reports, about 50 Occupy Dallas protestors are gathered. Police are in riot gear. Media were ordered by police to move away from the camp (at a distance that would
Via @newyorkist, and found on Pastebin, a statement written collectively from the Men’s holding cell, Precinct 1, NYC. November 15, 2011: We are prisoners in a cell but we are also prisoners in a system where political participation is hollow, economic inequality is rampant and our comments are violently enclosed. Today we came together in
#OWS: Message from a prison cell
[Video Link, via occupywallst.org] Josh Harkinson in Mother Jones: At 7 a.m. tomorrow Occupy Wall Street will attempt to live up to its name. Hundreds of activists will converge upon the Street’s most famous address—the New York Stock Exchange—in a coordinated attempt to shut it down. The blockade will be the first protest in a
“The kids that were victims or whatever they want to say, I think we all ought to say a prayer for them.”—Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, on the child sex abuse scandal in which he is looking more and more like a knowing enabler for a child rapist. His former colleague Jerry Sandusky
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Joe Paterno, not getting it.