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June 24, 2016

Samuel R. Delaney - Racism and Science Fiction

"I believe I first heard Harlan Ellison make the point that we know of dozens upon dozens of early pulp writers only as names: They conducted their careers entirely by mail—in a field and during an era when pen-names were the rule rather than the exception. Among the “Remmington C. Scotts” and the “Frank P. Joneses” who litter the contents pages of the early pulps, we simply have no way of knowing if one, three, or seven or them—or even many more—were not blacks, Hispanics, women, native Americans, Asians, or whatever. Writing is like that."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:44 PM

Michelle Treacy - Armageddon

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June 23, 2016

Ian Richardson in 'The House on the Strand' by Daphne du Maurier (1973)

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:33 AM

Samaris - Hafið

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June 22, 2016

Roda Viva Internacional | Camille Paglia | 22/10/2015

"Ela falará, entre outros assuntos, de sua revisão do feminismo e comentará suas definições sobre a cultura ocidental."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:45 AM

Wooden Arms - Burial

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:42 AM

June 20, 2016

China’s Millionaire Migration

"Over 100,000 Chinese millionaires have moved to Vancouver, sparking everything from a reality show to a property boom making housing unaffordable. Dateline asks if the millionaire migrants are a blessing or curse."

China's Rich Girls - 101 East

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 02:58 AM

Lovelier Other - Hidden Shelters

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June 18, 2016

Rolls-Royce 103EX

"For over 100 years, Rolls-Royce has been pushing the boundaries of art and engineering. Now, we have imagined the future. But we didn’t stop there – we built it. Discover Rolls-Royce 103EX."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:59 AM

The Stanley Brothers - We Shall Rise

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:57 AM

June 16, 2016

NASA | Thermonuclear Art – The Sun In Ultra-HD

"It’s always shining, always ablaze with light and energy that drive weather, biology and more. In addition to keeping life alive on Earth, the sun also sends out a constant flow of particles called the solar wind, and it occasionally erupts with giant clouds of solar material, called coronal mass ejections, or explosions of X-rays called solar flares. These events can rattle our space environment out to the very edges of our solar system. In space, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, keeps an eye on our nearest star 24/7. SDO captures images of the sun in 10 different wavelengths, each of which helps highlight a different temperature of solar material. In this video, we experience SDO images of the sun in unprecedented detail. Presented in ultra-high definition, the video presents the dance of the ultra-hot material on our life-giving star in extraordinary detail, offering an intimate view of the grand forces of the solar system."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:08 AM

Generationals - Black Lemon

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June 15, 2016

Making history

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Posted by Ghost of a flea at 03:14 PM

My heart has changed

Utah Lt. Gov. Cox speaks at vigil for Orlando.

I’m here because, yesterday morning, 49 Americans were brutally murdered. And it made me sad. And it made me angry. And it made me confused. I’m here because those 49 people were gay. I’m here because it shouldn’t matter. But I’m here because it does.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at 03:09 PM

Sam Tinnesz feat. Maggie Eckford - Up in Flames

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 03:07 PM

June 14, 2016

Blinkbox Books - George R. R. Martin & Robin Hobb

Hosting the conversation, editor Jane Johnson, publishing director at HarperCollins.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 09:29 PM

How To Tell If You’re In a Viking Saga

"An elderly woman, known for her second-sight, gives you specific instructions to avoid being murdered. You ignore her."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 09:28 PM

Test Dept./Brith Gof - Gododdin (Act II) - Gwyr A Aeth Gatraeth

Warriors went to Catraeth with the dawn,
Their ardours shortened their lives,
They drank mead, yellow, sweet, ensnaring,
For a year many a minstrel was joyful.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 09:27 PM