"I conducted an independent project, which turned into a social experiment halfway through, regarding beauty in my performing arts high school in Chicago. Here it is. Filmed and edited by Me. Music; photograph by Arcade Fire. camera; rebel t5i"
Rachida Dati, maire du 7ème arrondissement de Paris et députée européenne est l'invitée de "On n'est pas couché"
"The former American student, Luke Hillestad, gives an interview about painting technique and the school while working on his grand composition 'Imigration.'"
Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, James Sedares conducting.
I. Maestoso - Allegro (0:00)
II. Scherzo (13:50)
III. Andante sostenuto (19:49)
IV. Rondo: Finale (28:31)
"Herrmann’s only symphony was written in a common style used in American and British music during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Nevertheless, its beautiful and dramatic language was obscured due to the rise of musical nationalism (or Americana) in his home country."
"After weeks of anticipation, build-up and weekly announcements that kept us at the edge of our seats, the 2015 RIBA House of the Year – formerly known as the Manser Medal – has been finally unveiled. The Flint House by London firm Skeen Catling de la Pena has been crowned this year's winner, receiving one of the UK's highest honours in residential design."
Scots left reeling as Canadian whisky named world's best.
What made you become a perfumer? Was there one particular event that prompted you to make that decision?
Serge Lutens: I didn’t actually make a decision. Let’s just call it force of circumstance (What other people call “God”). I don’t think of myself as a perfumer: I’m just someone who sets a fragrance within the context of a suitable story, which is just as likely to be drawn from a fairy tale, fable or novel as it is from any of the encounters I’ve had with flowers and woods during my lifetime.
Seventy thousand sing the Marseillaise at Wembley.
"The meals of King Henry VIII of England were among the most fantastic ever created. Henry consumed meals of dolphin, songbird and enjoyed intricate puddings molded from sugar. Based on astrology as much as taste Tudor food included elaborate jellies made from deer antler even alcoholic spirits flavored with pure gold. From their great palaces the Tudor monarchs were served extravagant meals that combined the outrageous with the every day, helping to shape the way we eat and taste to the present day. As we journey back in time to the 16th century we will discover the secrets of royal cuisine and reveal a meal fit for a king."
And: Full performance live on KEXP. Recorded October 21, 2014.
"I was lucky enough to get this interview with literary icon Kurt Vonnegut while researching writer-artists for my book, The Writer's Brush: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture by Writers. Shot the morning of October 6, 2000, at Vonnegut's exhibition at the Michelson Gallery in Northampton, Massachusetts. Vonnegut talks about his paintings, about his process, about the difference between writing and making visual art, and about whatever he feels like. The late great documentarian, Roberto Guerra was behind the camera."
Conductor : Isin Metin - Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Beste Toparlak, Harp
And: Conversations with Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart. Moderated by Richard Ridge, Broadway World.
"French-American model Camille Rowe walks us through the oh-so-subtle nuances between French and American women, from selfie-taking to romance. Go ahead and study up for the next time you want to blend in."
"From Caesar to Napoleon, history of full of what Hardcore History host and not-historian Dan Carlin calls historical arsonists. These men and women challenged the status quo, tore down old structures and paved the way for progress. But often these people did so unintentionally and without regard for the millions they killed."
Audio at the link.
"According to research in the University of western Australia, many skeletons that had previously been identified as male just because they had been buried with weapons, were in fact women! After examining the bones in detail the researchers found that approximately half the warriors were female and given a full Viking burial as warriors along with their weapons."
And, yesterday, Grimes performing "Genesis" at The Guggenheim, November 4, 2015.
"Syd Mead has been inventing our future for over sixty years. Originator of the title Visual Futurist, he has designed everything from yachts to watches to film sets. He is well known for his work on Star Trek, Bladerunner, Aliens and Tron as well as his famous US Steel catalogs from the early 1960s. Since he’s been interviewed several times about his work (links in the footer), we focused this interview on his design process and his work beyond film."
"The Game of Thrones actors and producers at the Oxford Union. Featuring the creators David Benioff and Daniel Brett Weiss along with actors Kit Harington and John Bradley."
Fendi restores Rome's Trevi Fountain.
Sergei Polunin, dancing, directed by David LaChapelle.
Everything we think we know about addction* is wrong: "It's not your chemicals, it's your cage."
* The spelling is intentional. My server blocks the term, presumably as a measure against spam rather than out of a censorious impulse.