Air Force Lt. Josh Seefried was one of an untold number of American service members forced to conceal his sexual orientation under the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Seefried talks with Lynn Neary about coming out to his colleagues Tuesday — following the policy's repeal — without fear of official repercussion.
Lucas Santtana is a Brazilian artist who has been hiding in plain view for years. I came across a record by Santtana back in 1999, EletroBenDada, which updated the experimental and political pop music of the 1960s and '70s Brazilian Tropicalia movement for a new generation. I heard nothing more from Santtana for more than 10 years, but it turns out he's been busy making great music in Brazil, even if hasn't been making it up to North America. His latest record, Sem Nostalgia, has just been released in the U.S.
Charles Birnbaum, Director of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, will be speaking at he IdeaFestival tomorrow (9/21) morning at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. His talk will focus on “reading” the cultural landscape, with case studies drawn heavily from the Louisville region (Olmsted-designed parks and subdivisions, the Ohio River corridor and Yew Dell Gardens to name a few).
Assistant Principal William King didn’t go into his office at Bowling Green High School at all on Sept. 13, but he was still working. He organized No Office Day, an initiative for principals to spend an entire day out of their offices and in classrooms engaging with teachers and students. “It’s something new,” King said. “It’s something that good principals ought to be doing anyway. It shows that our hearts are still with teachers.”
LOUISVILLE – Ernest Cadick of Elizabethtown was sentenced to 48 months in prison, ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $719,650, and fined $1,600 in United States District Court Tuesday by Judge John G. Heyburn II.
First District Sen. Ken Winters is hoping to help in a Graves County dispute over requiring Amish residents to display a florescent triangle on buggies contrary to their religious beliefs. Winters, R-Murray, says he has asked his staff to review how laws in other states deal with highway safety concerning buggies. Kentucky law requires display of driver-alert signage such as a yellow-orange triangle with a reflective border that is dark red. Several Amish residents of Graves County have been ordered to jail for refusal to post the signage because they consider the colors a violation of religious beliefs, according to news reports.
A BBC report this week about a project in the Philippines that has brought virtually free light to dark homes in some of that country's poorest neighborhoods brightened our day so much that we went looking to find out more.
Originally published on Tue September 20, 2011 2:35 pm
For the past week, Wired's Danger Room has been following a thread on how the FBI trains its agents on the subject of Islam. It started last week, when the national security blog obtained presentation materials that painted Muslims as a whole with the broad brush of violence and terrorism.
The notion of "beauty" can mean many different things to artists. For the Brothers Quay — identical-twin filmmakers — it often means dimly lit black and white images of animated dolls, screws, cogs — any manner of inanimate object brought to life. They're so good at it that fellow filmmaker Terry Gilliam called the Quays' Street of Crocodiles one of the best animated films of all time.