"The moment when something is transformed into something else is the most beautiful moment; it's a magical moment," said Brazilian artist Vik Muniz in the 2010 Oscar-nominated documentary Waste Land (in Portuguese, "Lixo Extraordinário"), directed by Lucy Walker, João Jardim and Karen Harley.
In response to Freedom of Information Act requests dating back to the 2008 presidential elections, Alaska is set to release more than 24,000 pages of emails sent and received by Sarah Palin during her governorship.The Anchorage Daily News reports that 2,415 pages are exempt from the request and that:
It’s the beginning of June but the thermometer seems to be reading like a day in mid July. High heat and humidity this early in the summer can make it uncomfortable. But, Bourbon County Extension Agent, Glenn Mackie says many farmers welcome this weather. “The heat is good for our crop people because we’ve been cool and wet. It’s dried the soil out where we can get in and finish our planting. We’ve finished up corn pretty much. Planting soybeans and making hay. This is good weather to make hay in,” said Mackie.
Lawyers for cyclist Lance Armstrong are asking for an on-air apology from CBS News' 60 Minutes. Last month, the news magazine aired an interview with Tyler Hamilton, one of Armstrong's teammates, in which he said he saw Armstrong take performance-enhacing drugs. Hamilton also alledged that the International Cycling Union helped him conceal a positive test result at a Swiss event.
Hot Chip's 2010 album One Life Stand topped many "best of" lists last year and was a mainstay on KCRW's airwaves. For its Morning Becomes Eclectic debut, the U.K. electro-pop group played highlights from that release, while adding special extra touches, like steel drums in "I Feel Better." The guys had been touring quite a bit and were in fine form: When they get a solid groove going, you can just tell they're in a zone.
When the automobile first emerged at the end of the 19th century, there were two types of cars on the road: gasoline-powered cars and electric cars. And at first, it was unclear which type would attract more drivers.
"Electric cars had some early advantages," says science writer Seth Fletcher. "Gas cars were loud and dirty and nasty, and they had to be started with a hand-crank, which could sometimes backfire and break your arm. And electric cars were clean and quiet and civilized and they worked well in the city."
After being criticized in a New York Times editorial for crossing the church-state divide, the controversial Ark Encounter has a supporter in state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, who is proud the park is being built in his district.