Keith Richards on ‘Crosseyed Heart’: It’s Solo Rock ’n’ Roll, but He Likes It - The New York Times
Keith Richards: "“Playing live, that’s the essence of what I do. As I say to Ronnie when we go onstage, ‘Right, now we can get some peace and quiet.’ There, nobody can disturb us. We’re invulnerable.”"
music  interview  Rolling_Stones  2015  NYT 
22 hours ago
Log In - The New York Times
RT : Keith Richards 2 Ron Wood going onstage: Right, now we can get some peace and quiet. There, nobody can disturb us...
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23 hours ago
Faith and Theology: Why I love Schillebeeckx
"religion is not an emotional state but an attitude of service"
religion  faith  Christianity  Catholicism  2007  Schillebeeckx  service  emotion 
yesterday
Immigration Policy in World War II | The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
RT : People say *these* refugees are different. Here's what was said about Jewish refugees in WWII.
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2 days ago
Guardian Style Guide: learned/learnt
"We use learned, if only to discourage people from thinking that if "learnt' is a word (which it is), "earnt" must be twitter.com/DAFYoung/statu…"
Guardian  style  language  2015 
2 days ago
Oliver Sacks: The visionary who can't recognise faces | Observer Profile | Books | The Observer
""Sacks will go far," said his headmaster at St Paul's school, "if he doesn't go too far.""
Oliver_Sacks  2010  book  Guardian  prosopagnosia  St_Paul's 
2 days ago
Labour ignores Tony Blair at their own peril | Thoughts of a Politics student
‘Blair is the only living Labour leader who has won an election for our party’ —
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3 days ago
Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer - The New York Times
"I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers.

Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure."
Oliver_Sacks  NYT  2015  cancer  death  life 
3 days ago
Let them in and let them earn | The Economist
Economist: ‘how can Europe assimilate migrants better? … let them work.’ —
migration  EU  Europe  Economist  2015  refugees 
3 days ago
BBC Radio 3 - CD Review, Proms Composer: Henry Cowell
Listening again to ‘CD Review’ and, in particular, the extended “tribute” to Henry Cowell: .
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4 days ago
Gung-ho Americans, steady Brits, and a lack of French resistance – but was the story of the terror train really so clear? | Comment is free | The Guardian

Anyone who has spent time in the US will recognise the type: strong, decent, honest, unfailingly polite and with a sense of right and wrong so highly developed as to take a terrorist threat as a personal affront. Combine that with the US tradition of can-do pragmatism and it was a safe bet that of all the passengers aboard, Spencer and his crew were the least likely to take this lying down. The key thing is the absence of any tendency to complain that “they” (the council, the state) have or have not done something. The downside of this commendable outlook is that it is used to underwrite the ideology of the free market whereby everyone, however powerless or disadvantaged, is left to fend for themselves.
Geoff_Dyer  Guardian  USA  terrorism  2015 
4 days ago
Let's talk about permissions | Government Digital Service
"Common user problems + similar government processes = opportunities for service standards and platforms."
GDS  permissions  2015 
4 days ago
Terror law prompts British Library to reject unique Taliban archive | World news | The Guardian
What have we come to? 'Terror law prompts British Library to reject unique Taliban archive' —
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4 days ago
Ian McEwan: when I was a monster | Books | The Guardian
Ian McEwan: ‘Culturally, we are neither puritanical nor “liberated”. Just profoundly confused.’ —
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5 days ago
How Jeremy Corbyn's Coup Hijacked Labour | Standpoint
cultural power will eventually become political power, if no one takes the time to challenge it. … I distrust a convinced fanatic far more than I distrust an averagely compromised man. … Blair has discredited Blairism, and Corbyn’s rise is a reaction to his decline. … If you step back and look towards the horizon, a dismal prospect comes into view. One wing of the Labour Party left office and latched onto a malign force in the world: the resource-rich states with large sovereign wealth funds and a vanishingly small concern for human rights. After the Western financial crisis, they were the freest spenders on earth, and Blair, Mandelson and dozens of others sucked long and heartily at their teats. Meanwhile, a second wing of the Labour Party latched on to equally powerful and equally malign anti-Western movements which hate not just the worst of our society but its best: democracy, human rights and sexual equality. … the dominant movements in Labour politics over the past two decades have been, at best, indifferent and, at worst, hostile to the struggles of oppressed peoples. Unless Labour changes very fast and very soon, it will cease to be a force for good in the world. I hope I am wrong but I can’t see that change happening in my lifetime.
Nick_Cohen  Labour  politics 
5 days ago
The Emotions That Make Us More Creative

At the end of the day, the ability to broaden attention and the ability to narrow attention are both key contributors to creativity. A recent neuroscience study led by Roger Beaty (and which I was a collaborator on) suggests that creative people have greater connections between two areas of the brain that are typically at odds: the brain network of regions associated with focus and attentional control, and the brain network of regions associated with imagination and spontaneity. Indeed, the entire creative process—not just the moments of deep insight— involves states of euphoria and inspiration as well as states of calm, rational focus. Creative people aren’t characterized by any one of these states alone; they are characterized by their adaptability and their ability to mix seemingly incompatible states of being depending on the task, whether it’s open attention with a focused drive, mindfulness with daydreaming, intuition with rationality, intense rebelliousness with respect for tradition, etc. In other words, creative people have messy minds.

Other research has also found that people who reported experiencing extreme or intense emotions on a regular basis scored higher on measures of creative capacity than those who simply reported feeling positive or negative emotions. There’s something about living life with passion and intensity, including the full depth of human experience, that is conducive to creativity. In my own research, I found that “affective engagement”— the extent to which people are open to the full breadth and depth of their emotions— was a better predictor of artistic creativity than IQ or intellectual engagement.
HBR  2015  creativity  emotion 
5 days ago
Teasing Crystal, an Ad Blocker for iOS 9 — Murphy Apps
Crystal, , is proving to be a joy: a fast web, with the focus where I want it, & Dean is a pleasure to “work” with.
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6 days ago
Julius Yego - Mr YouTube - Olympics 2012 - YouTube
Julius Yego: , . ‘My coach is me, and my YouTube videos’:
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6 days ago
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