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  • The Coolest AR-15 Cleaning Tools

    03/01/2015 7:53:17 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    wsj ^ | 3/1/2015 | D Breteau
    I’ve seen many articles on AR’s, but few on cleaning. Over the last few years, there have been numerous tools introduced to facilitate easier cleaning of the bolts and carrier groups and I wanted to compare them side by side to see if they worked and if they worked, how well? I called Brownells (who else) and promptly received a package which included: Cat M-4 Cleaning ToolThe Otis B.O.N.E. (Bolt Operational Necessary Equipment)CRT-15 Carbon Removal Tool for AR-15Brownells AR-15 Bolt Radius ScraperMark Brown Custom AR-15 Bolt Carrier Carbon Scraper View the rest of coolest AR-15 cleaning tools and its application...
  • A typical Auto Paint Job in California = $1250. OR MORE! EPA Busybodies to Blame?

    03/01/2015 1:23:41 AM PST · by lee martell · 37 replies
    March 1, 2015 | Lee Martell
    Let me be the first to say, I know very little about cars, their construction, their design and their maintenance. I'm also unfamiliar with typical costs of paint jobs. My former car, an old model Honda Civic, 4door had deteriorated. I knew it was time to get another car when a repairman told me "The trouble is that the Head Gasket is cracked', so that's why you hear the bubbling noise when you shut the engine off". "Oh!" says I. So I call Salvation Army to donate the car, get it out of my parking space and out of my...
  • Close Quarters Shooting

    02/28/2015 5:03:52 PM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/28/2015 | wsj staff
    There is a close quarter shooting technique that is taught with a pistol among Law Enforcement and popular Gun/Tactics school nationwide. In this article a couple of different experts demonstrates their method conveying the difference in training on the range versus training with a live person that reacts in a lively manner. In other words, someone that resists when you're trying to go for your pistol. The main objective is to draw your pistol, but in real life at that close range you have to deal with the aggressor thats bent on hurting you. Here are a couple of views...
  • Free Copy of the $60 Perfect Effects 9 by onOne Software

    02/27/2015 7:59:00 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/27/15 | Michael Zhang
    Heads up: you can currently download a free copy of onOne Software’s Perfect Effects 9. It’s a $60 program that can be used as a Photoshop or Lightroom plugin or as a standalone tool. Inside are customizable filters and hundreds of presets that allow you to quickly apply custom looks to your photos.
  • Dude, where's my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race

    02/27/2015 3:37:48 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 Feb 2015 | PAUL NEWBERRY
    "They said there was trouble with the car," Kvapil said. "I thought we could figure it out when we got in the garage area. They're like, 'No, the car is gone.'"
  • Super Fast Pistol Shooting

    02/27/2015 1:52:57 PM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/27/2015 | wsj
    Watch this guy from Spartan 360 Tactical Defense go through a series of fast shooting with the pistol doing the Mozambique and One on One drills. Super fast pistol shooting here.
  • These Are the Darkroom Techniques Photoshop’s Tools Are Based On

    02/26/2015 7:23:30 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/26/15 | Michael Zhang
    As a tribute to Photoshop for its recent 25th birthday, Lynda created this “before there was Photoshop” video that shows the darkroom tools and techniques that were used by film photographers before Photoshop and digital photography arrived on the scene. Photographer Konrad Eek works on a print by dodging, burning, adding gradients, using masks, feathering, and more. If you’ve never made a print in a darkroom before, this video could be quite illuminating.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    02/26/2015 2:58:16 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 73 replies
    This week's thread is about Cooking With Kids. When I was in elementary school in the early 1960s, every year the school would hold a book fair; students could look at new books and pick some out to buy. One year I bought 'Betty Crocker's Cookbook for Boys and Girls', originally published in the late 1950s. I loved looking at this book, and learned a lot using the recipes. For a children's book, it's a surprisingly comprehensive guide to basic cooking, with a lot of interesting presentation ideas, and even some decorative crafts. AND it includes campfire cooking! I wanted...
  • Argentina unveils new bank note which has a picture of the Falklands on one side [truncated]

    02/25/2015 6:39:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2015 | Gerard Couzens
    A new Argentine banknote featuring a map of the Falklands is to enter circulation next month. The disputed archipelago will appear on the face side of the blue 50 peso note - worth £3.70. The reverse side will carry the image of an Argentine folk hero who led a bloody 19th century uprising against the British in the Falklands. Antonio Rivero will be pictured riding across the islands on horseback with an Argentine flag hoisted above his head.
  • Extreme Long Range Pellet Rifle

    02/24/2015 8:32:17 AM PST · by w1n1 · 108 replies
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 2/24/2015 | Eric Nestor
    For many of us, our first experiences with shooting included BB guns and pellet guns. These air pellet rifles are like nothing we’ve used before! Check out the video on this pellet rifle hitting its target from 90 plus yards. Spoiler if you're a "Birdman" fan you may not like this. :)
  • Leonard Nimoy Rushed To Hospital After Severe Chest Pains!

    02/23/2015 2:29:16 PM PST · by Mmogamer · 106 replies
    Epic Times ^ | 02.23.15 | Epic times
    Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy has been rushed to the hospital after experiencing severe chest pains. After a 911 call, the legendary star was transported to UCLA Medical Center last week. No word yet on his current condition…
  • .338 Lapua Ringing the Bell from a Mile Out

    02/23/2015 10:14:56 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/23/2015
    This is for all you long range shooter, plinker or hunter. Take a look at this shot from 2,707 yards out, which takes 4 seconds to reach the target. You can view the long shot video here.
  • Emoticon Masks

    02/20/2015 10:57:23 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 9 replies
    Thegrommet.com ^ | 1-20-15 | me
    Emojis have become a cultural phenomenon, and now you can bring the fun to a face near you.
  • Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Here’s a Look Back on 25 Years of Digital Photo Editing

    02/19/2015 6:33:43 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 19 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/19/15 | Michael Zhang
    Today marks the 25 year anniversary of Adobe Photoshop being launched and changing the way we see the world. Here’s a look at how Photoshop started and how far it has come in the past two-and-a-half decades. The birth of the software can be traced back to 1987, when developer Thomas Knoll created a simple pixel imaging program called Display. It was able to display grayscale photos on a black-and-white monitor.
  • Weekly Cooking (and things related) Thread

    02/19/2015 3:27:45 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 95 replies
    This week, it's Soup and "Bread" (It's freezing here; and Soup's my favorite thing to cook anyway!) When I first developed a serious interest in cooking, my favorite cookbooks were the original 'Laurel's Kitchen' and a Shaker cookbook whose name I've forgotten and can't seem to find cited anywhere. One soup recipe that has stuck with me and remained a favorite is the "Favorite Green Soup" from 'Laurel's Kitchen.' Here is an adaptation of it, a really great soup, very nutritious, with plenty of room for variations. (In our house, it has the undignified name of 'Green Slime Soup' because...
  • TERRAGEN FREEWARE TERRAIN GENERATOR

    02/18/2015 11:59:59 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 4 replies
    I started a thread on this years ago, been too busy and forgot about it.TERRAGEN generates landscapes. Depending on your effort they can be amazing.
  • "Marianne" Victor Arden-Phil Ohman and Their Orchestra on Victor 21776 Romberg's The New Moon

    02/18/2015 1:25:29 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 7 replies
    Victor Talking Machine Co. ^ | 1928 | Sigmund Romberg
    Victor Arden and Phil Ohman and their Orchestra.
  • Review: Ruger PC9 carbine Police Carbine that works for everyone.

    02/17/2015 5:14:19 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 30 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 2/12/2015 | Frank Stratton
    The Ruger Police carbine was designed by as a companion long arm to go with their P series pistols. This was to cash in on the trend of many law enforcement departments adding a carbine as an alternative or an addition to a shotgun for patrol cars. Ruger P series pistols use the same magazines and were offered in both 9mm and .40 caliber chamberings. Ruger made these carbines for 10 years, 1996 to 2006, marketing them to police departments but selling them to private buyers as well. The carbine is externally a traditionally styled long arm with a manual...
  • Knight club: The mace-wielding fighters who REALLY go medieval (...)

    02/16/2015 4:27:22 PM PST · by Ramius · 21 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 2/16/2015 | Claire Carter
    As maces crash into shields and battle axes cut into armor, knights are left wounded and bloodied on the battlefield. But while this scene appears reminiscent of a Medieval clash, these fights are happening in the U.S. with the launch of a new extreme sport in the form of a medieval fight club. The Armored Combat League of America (ACL) sees knights from different states face each other in battle, armed with maces and swords. The Armored Combat League of America has launched its own Medieval fight club, where people dress as knights in full armor and equip themselves with...
  • Leaked FAA Doc Discusses Upcoming Regulations for Camera Drones

    02/14/2015 9:26:05 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 15 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 01/14/15 | Michael Zhang
    A newly leaked document by the Federal Aviation Administration may offer a first look at upcoming regulations for drones, and the laws discussed appear to be somewhat favorable for photographers who fly camera drones.
  • Largest Goliath Grouper Gathering Ever Recorded off the Coast of Florida [VIDEO]

    02/14/2015 8:02:13 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies
    wideopenspaces.com ^ | 02/12/15 | Zach Miller
    Check out the size of this goliath grouper gathering of the coast of Florida. That is a lot of really big fish. It’s definitely not news that the goliath grouper population in Florida has been steadily on the rise over the past decade. The multitude of groupers is the cause of great concern within the angling community, as there are no natural enemies of the patriarch of the grouper family.
  • Photographer Spends Years Creating New ‘Historical’ Photos of Old Warships

    02/11/2015 7:51:36 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/11/15 | Michael Zhang
    Danish photographer Thomas Bangsted sits on the opposite end of the spectrum from “spray and pray” photography. The Brooklyn-based artist often spends months or years completing individual pictures through researching, traveling, shooting, and post-processing. The 7-minute video above offers a glimpse into how Bangsted creates his art.
  • Weekly Cooking (and things related) Thread

    02/11/2015 6:01:42 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 86 replies
    (A little early this week, because I have a couple of busy days coming up.) Chicken Cacciatore In the memoir that Julia Child wrote in collaboration with her husband's great-nephew, the story of the revelatory meal in Rouen that started Julia on her life's work is recounted ('My Life in France', Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme, 2006). I believe that anyone who has become seriously interested in food and the art of cooking has had a moment like that: the one meal that made you realize that there was a LOT more to eating and cooking than you had previously...
  • Imgur Does Away with Pro Membership (truncated)

    02/10/2015 8:11:22 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 01/09/15 | Michael Zhang
    Imgur Does Away with Pro Membership, Now Offers Free and Unlimited Photo Storage for All After being started back in 2009 as a gift for Reddit users, Imgur has quickly become one of the Web’s most dominant forces in image hosting. Yesterday marked the service’s sixth year in existence, and to celebrate, Imgur has decided to phase out Pro subscriptions. The benefits of paid membership are now completely free for every user.
  • Original Upload, I Just Shot Myself! (video) (Language Warning)

    02/08/2015 6:09:04 PM PST · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-3-2011 | Tex Grebner Outdoors
    (Language Warning) NEGLIGENT DISCHARGES HAPPEN! I am very unlucky, but very lucky! However I am on my way to recovery!
  • Vanity: Does anybody sell on Etsy.com?

    02/08/2015 4:12:46 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 29 replies
    I was thinking about selling my arm knit infinity scarves on Etsy. I've discovered I need to get a fed tax ID number, register my business with my state (Ohio), create a sales tax payment account on the state's tax site, get a vendors license, and potentially charge and pay local sales tax. All this for what I'd consider my "egg money"? If you sell on Etsy or know somebody who does, could you share the experience?
  • Buddy Holly bassist Joe Mauldin dies

    02/08/2015 10:34:51 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 14 replies
    Internet | 2/7/'15 | Zionist Conspirator
    Neither USA Today nor Wikipedia can be excerpted on FR, but according to both Joe B. Mauldin, bassist for Buddy Holly's Crickets, has died at the age of 74. This is a sad day for Buddy Holly fans.
  • A Blast from the Past: How the World of Photography Was Changing Back in 1887

    02/07/2015 10:49:50 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 15 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 01/07/15 | Michael Zhang
    Back in 1887, a photography instructor named Edward M. Estabrooke published a book titled Photography in the Studio and in the Field. It was “a practical manual designed as a companion alike to the professional and the amateur photographer.” Filled with detailed information on how to practice photography with the equipment and technologies of the time, the book also contains interesting passages that describe how the world of photography was changing.
  • Weekly Cooking(and things related)Thread

    02/05/2015 4:15:33 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 117 replies
    I thought it appropriate to start with Appetizers :-) Meals made up of a lot of small, different things are my favorites; I'm very happy at potlucks, or restaurants with wide and diverse appetizer menus. Appetizers are among my favorite things to cook. I found this recipe over 30 years ago - I think it was in a Junior League cookbook. At the time it was very new to me but I learned later that ladies had been making these for decades, for cocktail or bridge parties. There are lots of variations. Some people just don't like olives; but usually,...
  • World's Simplest Electric Train

    02/04/2015 9:48:51 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 38 replies
    SpicyTec.com ^ | Who knows?
    Look at this simple structure electric train made of just magnet,copper wire and a dry cell. Just a cool, inexpensive scientific effect that might be fun to play with.
  • 70 vintage pedal cars lead to record sale of automobilia collectibles

    02/02/2015 9:08:43 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    GIZMAG ^ | 02/02/15 | GIZMAG
    The Pratte Collection auctioned last week, is best known for containing Carroll Shelby’s 800 hp Super Snake Cobra, the 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Concept car and the GM Futurliner, but it also contained one of the largest collection of childrens' cars ever assembled. More than 70 went to auction and they'll make you drool.
  • Preview of the Weekly Cooking (and things related) Thread

    02/01/2015 5:22:16 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 121 replies
    Well, I have accepted the challenge, and this is a preview of the New Cooking (and things related) Thread. I'll post a tried-and-true recipe each week, on Friday evening; and I hope we generate lots of Good Cookin'! I'd like it to also include recommendations of kitchen-ways - equipment that people find useful, techniques from Old Folks and Old Days, and new-fangled stuff, as well. (As an example: The Husband Unit and I have a bet on the Super Bowl, and if my team wins I get to buy one of those little counter-top ovens that are run on tea-light...
  • “A Busker Counts His Coins” [FReeper nonfiction in the NYT]

    02/01/2015 3:59:10 PM PST · by Silly · 8 replies
    The New York Times (Metropolitan Diary) ^ | August 24, 2014 | Paul Klenk (illustrated by Victor Kerlow)
    Dear Diary: A New York City busker is the recipient of love, affection, cheers, kisses and souvenirs from around the world. Or, sometimes, a plaintive shrug when a commuter cannot locate a dollar. Once when I was singing in the subway, such a man walked away dejected, then came bounding back, beaming, proudly offering a fresh yellow apple from his groceries. Yes, the money makes a difference, but I’m thankful for it all. Bills spend easily, but coins accumulate. On a recent night I sorted and rolled over a year’s worth. Among them were a British 50-pence coin, two 5-cent...
  • Famous Hollywood Screen Tests

    01/30/2015 7:36:40 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 14 replies
    Time ^ | 08/20/2013 | Time Staff
    In the following gallery, we present screen tests for roles that have become familiar and much loved, from a young Audrey Hepburn reading for the part of Princess Ann in Roman Holiday to a supremely confident Robert Downey Jr. demonstrating how he was born to play supremely confident billionaire-industrialist Tony Stark in the Iron Man films. We start with a lovely British actress who got a chance to prove she belonged to join an all-star cast of a movie destined to become a Hollywood classic.
  • Arnold Johnson and his Orchestra "After My Laughter Came Tears"

    01/30/2015 7:10:53 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 28 Feb 1928 | Arnold Johnson
    Arnold Johnson and his Orchestra play "After My Laughter Came Tears," recorded on February 28, 1928.
  • Pair of Ice Climbers Are First to Ascend Frozen Niagara Falls

    01/30/2015 2:29:28 PM PST · by windcliff · 32 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 1-29-15 | Mark Synnott
    Nine daredevils have gone over Niagara Falls in barrels and lived to tell the tale. This week, ice climbers Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken became the first to reverse the trip. The pair became the first to ascend the world-famous falls on Tuesday, following a 30-foot-wide (9-meter) strip of rotten spray ice that formed along the left edge of Horseshoe Falls, which rises up 150 feet (46 meters) as it straddles the border between the United States and Canada. Horseshoe Falls is the largest of Niagara's three major sections, or cataracts, and is considered the most powerful waterfall in the...
  • 1906 Advance Steam Traction Engine - Jay Leno's Garage

    01/30/2015 1:44:51 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | Sep 13, 2013 | Jay Leno's Garage
    1906 Advance Steam Traction Engine. Lovingly restored by Jay's friend Orman Rawlings, this 104-year-old steam-powered vehicle weighs 13 tons and clocks about 4 mph. If you need traction for your more rugged outdoor projects, this engine recently hauled a 55,000-pound sled!
  • Selling A Stamp Collection

    01/30/2015 9:47:40 AM PST · by kjam22 · 107 replies
    VANITY | 1-30-2015 | kjam22
    I've inherited this good size stamp collection, and I'm trying to figure out what its worth and how to sell it without getting taken to the cleaners. Do any freepers have any experience with this sort of stuff?
  • Superbowl!!!!! Predictions!!!!!

    01/29/2015 12:06:32 PM PST · by djf · 73 replies
    OK!!! It's time to start an official (semi) Freerepublic superbowl prediction thread! My prediction... 27-17 Seattle!!
  • The Kingston Armory .22 LR Garand is a Small Caliber Replica of the Original

    01/27/2015 9:05:28 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 35 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 01/22/2015 | Rob Reed
    The rifle is built to replicate the original in look, feel, and heft. The heart of the design is a .22 caliber receiver based on the design of the Ruger 10/22, but made of steel, not aluminum. The receiver is housed in a stock and hand guards made from real American Walnut.
  • SB 122 Smokeless Powder and Primer Manufacture in Montana

    01/26/2015 6:49:22 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 6 replies
    There is a serious threat to our right to bear arms because of narrow, monolithic and federally-controlled manufacture of essential ammunition components, smokeless powder (propellant), primers and cartridge brass. For example, there are only two manufacturers of smokeless powder in the U.S., one plant owned by defense contractor General Dynamics and another owned by defense contractor Alliant Systems (ATK). All other smokeless powder used in the U.S. is imported, and subject to immediate and arbitrary import restrictions. And, General Dynamics and Alliant Systems are subject to a standard condition of military contracts that 100% of their production may be commandeered...
  • Best place to get primers, powder and bullets for reloading?

    01/26/2015 4:59:59 AM PST · by kyperman · 29 replies
    1/26/2015 | kyperman
    I am thinking about getting into reloading, want to know where the best place to buy supplies is...websites, etc....not that I have any guns, all lost is that stupid boating accident years ago.
  • Looking for My First Satelite Radio for Home Use, any suggestions? Terrestrial is disappearing.

    01/25/2015 9:46:24 AM PST · by lee martell · 39 replies
    Jan. 25 2015 | Lee Martell
    I used to enjoy several talk shows in my area on terrestrial radio stations.I listened to various local talk shows about politics and social issues. In the last three of four years little by little, almost all of my favorite shows have been ended, and replaced by Infomercials, Finance shows and Vitamin Advice for Health Maintenance. I don't mind listening to any of those replacement shows once in a great while, but when those are the only choices, I feel deprived of good radio. I keep hearing that 'Terrestrial Radio is Dead!" almost no one in the high spending demographic...
  • Any freepers play battlefield 4?

    01/24/2015 10:00:39 PM PST · by GunHoardingCapitalist · 43 replies
    today | me
    Any freepers play battlefield 4, pm me with your psn Id and maybe we can squad up and have some fun
  • Lars Andersen: a new level of archery (YouTube video, 5:51)

    01/24/2015 1:05:27 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk&x-yt-cl=84503534&x-yt-ts=1421914688
  • Paul Specht & Orchestra "Ten Little Miles From Town"

    01/23/2015 10:22:22 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 23 Jan 2015 | Paul Specht
    Paul Specht and his Orchestra play "Ten Little Miles From Town." Recorded in New York on September 13, 1928.
  • Rare frilled shark caught off Australia coast

    01/22/2015 6:50:28 AM PST · by eastforker · 63 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/22/2015 | Brian Walker
    CNN) - It looks like something out of "Alien," but has more in common with "Jurassic Park." It's a rare frilled shark that has been caught by a fisherman in Australia, where no one remembers ever seeing one caught before. With a mouth packed full of needle-like teeth and a body like an eel, the six-foot long frilled shark is sometimes described as a fish "fossil" that dates back 80 million years.
  • Orange County Choppers rolls out an NRA-themed custom bike at SHOT Show

    01/21/2015 9:31:01 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    www.nrablog.com ^ | 1/21/2015 | Lars Dalseide
    Las Vegas, Nevada - One thing you you’re sure to find at every SHOT Show is something new. A new trigger, new barrel, or new gun to set the shooting world on fire. Or, in the case of the National Rifle Association, a new bike. Designed by the world class production crew over at Orange County Choppers, the NRA debuted an OCC-styled Pro Street bike with bullet-like appearance adorned in a matte gunmetal and black paint job on SHOT Show 2015’s opening day . Donated by Century Arms, the bike is adorned with the NRA seal, Century Arms emblem, and...
  • Cop Who Shot Off His Own Finger Points the Finger at Gun Shop

    01/21/2015 4:16:40 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 82 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 1/14/2015 | Russ Chastain
    His careless gun handling resulted in unemployment, medical bills, and a lawsuit against someone else. A police officer walks into a gun shop, asks to see a 380 pistol, shoots off a portion of his anatomy with said pistol, becomes former cop, and then sues gun shop.Yeah, that’s right.The former officer is reportedly suing for negligence on the part of Barren Outdoors, the gun shop where the incident occurred.We all know that guns in display cases should be unloaded and safe. We also know that the gun shop employee should have checked the gun to be sure of that before...
  • Expansive Rock: Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd"

    01/20/2015 12:37:08 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 34 replies
    WWW.Brain-Damage.co.uk ^ | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Ed Lopez-Reyes
    Pink Floyd academic, composer, and pianist Gilad Cohen's studies of the band, along with performances of Cohen's compositions, will be featured in events held in Illinois, at the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University, in early February. Cohen [right] will be giving two lectures, titled "Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd: 'Dogs' and 'Shine On'" and "Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd: 'Dogs'". They will each offer insight on a variety of subjects related to these songs as well as two unique opportunities for discussion. Northwestern University's lecture will consist of an expansive analysis of 'Dogs'...