Saturday, October 24, 2020

Mystery Roads

 Almanac: Emlyn Williams on money

  • “Anyone can squander money, and anyone can hoard it. But the most difficult thing in the world is to know how to spend it.” Emlyn Williams, The Corn Is Green Continue reading Almanac: Emlyn Williams on money at About Last Night.... Read more
    Source: About Last Night Published on: 2020-10-19

    For there are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt — of examining what those ideas feel like being lived on Sunday morning a u t 7 A.M., after brunch, during wild love, making war, giving birth, mourning our dead — while we suffer the old longings, battle the old warnings and fears of being silent and impotent and alone, while we taste new possibilities and strengths.

"If you are reading this, you are very probably WEIRD," says Daniel Dennett. “But we are outliers on many psychological measures  

The footage shows Mr Trump growing increasingly prickly as CBS anchor Lesley Stahl presses him on a host of topics, including his response to the coronavirus pandemic, his slipping support among suburban women, the lack of masks at his rallies, and the Obamacare replacement plan he has long promised but failed to unveil.

"Look at the bias, hatred and rudeness on behalf of 60 Minutes and CBS," Mr Trump wrote Thursday as he tweeted the Facebook lin

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Trump posted a 37-minute clip of his interview with '60 Minutes' correspondent Lesley Stahl to his Facebook 

Live-Streaming Concerts People Will Pay For

Some acts have reaped serious money from ticketed livestreams: Pollstar reports Laura Marling sold 4,500 (UK) tickets at £12 each for her show at London’s Union Chapel in June; YouTube says Japanese artist Reol made $130,000 from a livestream on its platform in August; and BTS’s management company Big Hit said they had 756,000 fans watch their Bang Bang Con live stream in June, each paying between 29,000 won (£19.41) and 39,000 won (£26.10), meaning a minimum gross of £14.6m. – The Guardian

"A grabby talky disorderly inferno of the spirit." William Gaddis's J R was almost comically ahead of its  time  

The history of knowledge and its enemies was best summed up by Heinrich Heine: “Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn  Human beings  

This Indigenous Australian Actor Puts A New Spin On The Archetypal TV Cop

“It’s something that hits close to home for [Aaron] Pedersen, who is of Arrernte-Arabana descent and grew up poor in the Northern Territory town of Alice Springs. His childhood with an alcoholic mother was chaotic and even violent, and Pedersen and his seven siblings bumped around in foster homes as wards of the state.” – The New York Times

It's always been hard to make a living as an artist. But has the aspiration essentially become obsolete 

The Formerly A Bit Secretive, Now All Up On YouTube World Of Diary Hunters

Diaries come from estate sales and garage sales, from where they get bought and sold on eBay or elsewhere online. Some buyers read them as a series on their YouTube channels; others collect them for more altruistic reasons. “Although the trend is undeniably voyeuristic, many collectors have a grander purpose. Polly North is the 41-year-old director of the Great Diary Project. Since 2007, she has rescued more than 10,000 of them.” – The Observer (UK)

JOE BIDEN KEEPS SAYING “DARK WINTER.”  DARK WINTER WAS A BIOWARFARE EXERCISE. Is he suggesting that Covid-19 is a Chinese bioweapon?