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  • How Martin Creed Created New York’s Grossest Art Show

    06/08/2016 12:40:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 8, 2016 | Lizzie Crocker
    Those planning to visit New York’s Park Avenue Armory this summer may be overwhelmed by the urge to plug their ears, shield their eyes, or breathe deeply into a paper bag--not what we typically associate from the grand and elegant historic space. But these physical and emotional responses won’t surprise anyone familiar with the British artist Martin Creed, who has invaded the Armory’s entire first floor with the largest-ever retrospective of his work in the U.S.
  • Teen prankster puts his glasses on San Francisco gallery floor claiming they are part of the [tr]

    05/26/2016 6:27:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    A teenage prankster has fooled scores of art lovers into believing his glasses were a modern masterpiece in a hilarious stunt at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. TJ Khayatan, 17, was visiting the gallery with friends on Monday when he said he was left unimpressed by some of the modern art on display. He even described one lackluster exhibit as little more than a 'stuffed animal on a gray blanket'. '(We) questioned if this was really impressive to some of the nearby people,' he told Buzzfeed News.
  • Duchamp, Eat Your Heart Out: The Guggenheim Is Installing a Gold Toilet

    05/05/2016 10:21:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | Randy Kennedy
    Unlike professional athletes, actors (Gene Hackman) and some novelists (Philip Roth), visual artists don’t usually retire. Or if they do, they don’t announce it. But in 2011, Maurizio Cattelan — one of the most expensive living artists, then at the peak of his career and the subject of an uproarious retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum — told the world that he was finished, fatigued both creatively and by the velocity of the money-fueled art world. During the last couple of years, though, Mr. Cattelan found himself itching to make things in three dimensions again. “Actually, it’s even more of a...
  • Why It’s So Hard to Spot a Fake Rothko, Even for His Son

    02/05/2016 9:20:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 5, 2016 | Lizzie Crocker
    In an art market governed largely by pretense and money, does a masterpiece have any intrinsic value? That question has emerged from a civil case brought by Sotheby’s chairman of Domenico de Sole and his wife, Eleanore, against Ann Freedman, former president of the Knoedler Gallery, the oldest and most respected gallery in New York until it closed in 2011 amidst a massive forgery scandal. Knoedler had sold some forty paintings claimed to be by abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko, all of which turned out to be forgeries created in Queens by a female artist...
  • Modern art was CIA ’weapon’

    01/19/2016 5:37:47 PM PST · by woofie · 47 replies
    Voltaire Network ^ | 14 NOVEMBER 2010 | Frances Stonor Saunders
    Author of a masterful study on the CIA and the cultural Cold War, British historian Frances Stonor Saunders provided a detailed account for The Independent of the CIA’s covert role in sponsoring Abstract Expressionist painting in the United States. The CIA exploited this artistic movement as a showcase of freedom and free enterprise, and to counteract the influence that communist ideology still had for many intellectuals and artists in the West. For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern art...
  • Walter Piston Symphony No 5. Full. HQ

    11/27/2015 12:59:54 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Composer: Walter Piston
    Walter Piston Symphony No 5. Full. HQ I Lento, allegro con spirito 0:00 II Adagio 8:48 III Allegro 16:53
  • Picasso, Giacometti poised to set records at NYC auctions

    05/01/2015 10:19:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AP ^ | May 1, 2015 | Ulya Ilnytzky
    New York City's spring art auctions get underway Tuesday with exceptional pieces by Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Vincent Van Gogh and others whose work continues to fuel a robust market for impressionist, modern and contemporary art. Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)," estimated to bring over $140 million, is poised to become the most expensive artwork sold at auction, while Giacometti's "Pointing Man" could set an auction record for a sculpture if bidding soars to an expected $130 million.
  • When Art Stopped Caring About Humanity (Dada)

    02/25/2015 8:36:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 25, 2015 | David Pryce-Jones
    The centenary of the artistic movement known as Dada is coming up in 1916 and it ought to produce a lot of nonsense. The word “Dada” is supposed to come from the Kru language in Africa, and refers to the tail of a sacred cow. Up till then, the purpose of art had been to say something about humanity, and how to be a human being. Dada had the contrary purpose that there is nothing to say about human beings. The artist’s mockery and nihilism is supposed to be proof of his superiority to the stupid public.
  • There Is No Modern Islam

    02/18/2015 7:23:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | February 18, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Like math and the Midwest, ISIS confuses progressives. It’s not hard to confuse a group of people who never figured out that if you borrow 18 trillion dollars, you’re going to have to pay it back. But ISIS is especially confusing to a demographic whose entire ideology is being on the right side of history.
  • The Departure Of Old-School TVs And The Arrival Of Modern TVs: Who's Watching You Watch?

    02/09/2015 7:15:37 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 49 replies
    February 9, 2015 | Patriot777
    Not too long ago I engaged in a conversation with my spouse about how I learned, quite a long time ago, that a great many television sets--possibly all of them, that are not CRTs but are now the projection, HDs, flat-screen, 3D, curved-screen, Smart Screen, and all the others--have cameras installed in them that are being used to record everything we say and do. And, such information is disseminated to... Since I'm kinda down with a fair bit of pain today, this would be a good topic for me to research, to find out just what TVs have this feature...
  • Two Rothko paintings fetch over $76 million at auction

    11/11/2014 8:06:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    AFP ^ | November 10, 2014 | Staff
    A pair of paintings by iconic abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko sold Monday for a whopping $76.5 million, the auction house Sotheby's said. Rothko's "Untitled," a blue and purple oil painting from 1970 sold for $39.9 million. It was estimated to earn up to $20 million.
  • 11 of the Best #ThingsJesusNeverSaid

    10/18/2014 2:12:09 PM PDT · by millegan · 24 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    All of these are from the Things Jesus Never Said Facebook Page.
  • This life in the modern world vs. the next (vanity)

    04/12/2014 8:22:28 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 2 replies
    We live in a time and place that's very prosperous and where our "human rights" are respected and the importance of having our basic needs met is regarded. Does all this actually work against people, though, however, in that God Himself promises that unless one repents and trusts in His Son for salvation, life in the next world will be spent in Hell, where such rights and needs aren't respected?
  • University to Study Confucius via Modern DNA Technology (China)

    11/11/2013 8:30:21 PM PST · by TexGrill · 8 replies
    China Radio International ^ | 11/12/2013 | Fu Yu
    Fudan University in Shanghai is to study China's historical figures such as Confucius and the early emperors through modern DNA technology, Beijing Times reports. The studies follow the latest findings published on Monday on Cao Cao, a warlord who lived nearly 2,000 years ago in final years of the Eastern Han Dynasty. It debunked rumors that Cao's father Cao Song was fostered by comparing the DNA of Cao's living descendents and that found in the teeth of Cao's grandfather. Han Sheng from Fudan University, who led the Cao Cao research, says it is a breakthrough in the fields of both...
  • Just read Dorner's Manifesto - Holy Cow - Frightening

    02/12/2013 8:02:05 PM PST · by DJlaysitup · 37 replies
    Vanity | 2/12/2013 | DJlaysitup
    Wow. I just read Dorner's manifesto in detail and was flabbergasted. What in the world is our modern society coming to? To be honest it reminded me (on reflection) very much of what I read years ago about the Columbine killers. There are honestly a growing group of people in this world who believe that if everything doesn't go their way - it's basically authorization to go wild and take muderous retribution...
  • Twilight of the Sort-Of Gods

    10/19/2012 4:53:22 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-19-2012 | Rick Richman
    .... Modern American liberalism has always had a streak of political messianism, a Great Man view of the presidency, and impatience with a government slowed by the checks and balances created by the Founders. The history of modern liberalism begins with Woodrow Wilson, the father of the movement to create a “living Constitution” in place of the written one. He sought to end what he called “blind worship” of the Constitution, taking pride in the fact that: We are the first Americans to hear our own countrymen ask whether the Constitution is still adapted to serve the purposes for which...
  • Comforting news for anyone! Pop music too loud and all sounds the same: official

    07/26/2012 6:16:26 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/26/2012 | Reuters
    Comforting news for anyone over the age of 35, scientists have worked out that modern pop music really is louder and does all sound the same. Researchers in Spain used a huge archive known as the Million Song Dataset, which breaks down audio and lyrical content into data that can be crunched, to study pop songs from 1955 to 2010.
  • Islamist Generation (Your Weekly Hit of Steyn)

    07/14/2012 5:57:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 14, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    Media types like to talk about “the narrative”: News is just another form of storytelling, and certain plot lines grab you more than others. The easiest narrative of all is anything involving young people. “I believe that children are our future,” as the late Whitney Houston once asserted. And, even if Whiney hadn’t believed it, it would still as a point of fact be true. Any media narrative involving young people presupposes that they are the forces of progress, wresting the world from the grasping clutches of mean, vengeful old men and making it a better place.
  • Naked Last Supper has support of Catholic clergy

    06/03/2012 3:49:17 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 13 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 3 June 2012 | Cathcon
    With a new work by the Munich artist Henning von Gierke at the Würzburg Cathedral Museum, a talking point is generated. "The picture will perhaps trigger reservations if you focus on the term Last Supper and expect a depiction, said Juergen Lenssen, Arts Officer for the Diocese of Würzburg. In the tryptic of the 1947-born artist, people are sitting, standing and lying around a table. They act like a normal family, some of them are naked, some sit on the sidelines, some look sickly. The scene is reminiscent of the famous "Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci. But the space...
  • Exhibition of crucified pigs cancelled despite Jesuit support

    05/25/2012 11:03:05 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 7 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 25 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Shocking pictures caused exhibition to be cancelled- just....
  • London Riots: Official Calls for Blackberry Service to Be Shut Down

    08/09/2011 2:07:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/9/11 | Mimi Turner
    Because BBM, which rioters are using to communicate, is not traceable by cops, PM David Lammy says it’s “one of reasons why unsophisticated criminals are outfoxing an otherwise sophisticated police force.” LONDON – What, you might wonder, is the modern urban guerilla’s rioting weapon of choice? A machete? You might think so. But for most of the youngsters looting and ransacking the streets of London for the past three nights, cement blocks, iron bars and supermarket trolleys seemed to do the job of smashing in shop windows just as well. A balaclava? Perhaps. Per the multiple videos posted on Twitter...
  • Modern politics: Sofia Vergara set to support her boyfriend Nick Loeb on the campaign trail

    07/26/2011 6:21:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/26/11 | Mike Larkin
    She is used to fame as one of the breakout stars of hit US sitcom Modern Family. But it seems sexy actress Sofia Vergara could be set for public life of a different kind after it emerged her millionaire boyfriend is thinking of entering politics. Environmental businessman Nick Loeb is considering running for Florida’s seat in the United States Senate in 2012. And the glamorous Columbian actress and model has vowed to do whatever she can to back him if he decides to throw his hat in the ring. She told People magazine: ‘Of course I will help him, why...
  • Paul Krugman and the last gasp of America’s liberal elites

    10/29/2010 12:23:01 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 29 replies
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | October 29, 2010 | Nile Gardiner
    Is this the last gasp from America’s liberal elites before the November mid-terms on Tuesday? This is what economist Paul Krugman has to say in The New York Times today, predicting “political chaos”, with the hysterical warning – “if the elections go as expected next week, here’s my advice: Be afraid. Be very afraid.” This is going to be terrible. In fact, future historians will probably look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America, one that condemned the nation to years of political chaos and economic weakness. Krugman then goes on to blame George W. Bush for...
  • India opens ultra-modern airport terminal

    07/04/2010 12:42:10 PM PDT · by NCjim · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2010
    India inaugurated a multi-billion-dollar airport terminal in New Delhi on Saturday -- a shiny glass and steel symbol of the country's aspirations as an emerging global power The state-of-the-art hub, which cost nearly three billion dollars and can handle 34 million passengers a year, was showcased at a special ceremony by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ahead of opening to the public later this month. Built in just 37 months to coincide with New Delhi's hosting of the Commonwealth Games in October, the terminal sprawls over four square kilometres (1.5 square miles) and boasts 97 automated walkways and 78 aerobridges. "This...
  • Vanity: Glen Reynolds (Instapundit) is Reading This Book???

    05/27/2010 10:21:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies · 201+ views
    Instapundit ^ | May 27, 2010 | Glen Reynolds
    IN THE MAIL: From Spencer Wells, Pandora’s Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization.
  • Nice Try The East Building, Avery Fisher Hall,.. and other ambitious architectural failures.

    02/03/2010 8:48:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies · 452+ views
    Slate ^ | February 3m 2010 | Witold Rybczynski
    "A work of art, architecture, whatever it is, needs time to finally make a judgement as to whether it's right or not," says I.M. Pei in First Person Singular (1997), Peter Rosen's fine documentary about the architect. It is a cruel irony that after 30 years, what many consider Pei's greatest work, the East Building (right) of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., has gone seriously wrong.
  • Incredible! New George S Patton speech: Iraq & modern world

    01/04/2010 1:46:26 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 7 replies · 806+ views
    you tube ^ | July 13, 2007 | scenesofaudio
    General George S. Patton...rants about Iraq and the modern world situation! "An absolute must-see!!"
  • Modern train service slowed by freight

    12/14/2009 3:59:45 AM PST · by Willie Green · 71 replies · 1,834+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 14, 2009 | MARY WISNIEWSKI
    High speed rail is a glamorous idea -- it's fun to imagine a train streaking through the cornfields from Chicago to St. Louis in four hours. Less glamorous are some of the fixes that need to be made to Chicago's notoriously slow freight rail system. Talk about projects like "signalize interlocking" and "grade separation," and eyes glaze over. But the promise of faster passenger rail is inextricably linked to the down-and-dirty business of freight. To make passenger and commuter trains move faster, you have to get the boxcars out of the way. And to do that, there needs to be...
  • A Bold and Modern White House (With Slide Show of (Crap) Post-Modern Art At the WH)

    10/07/2009 9:42:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies · 1,418+ views
    New York Times ^ | Oct 6, 2009 | Carol Vogel
    The Obamas’ taste in art is as broad as abstract canvases by Josef Albers, American Indian scenes by George Catlin and paintings by little-known figures like Alma Thomas, the African-American Expressionist painter. Works by those artists were among some 45 pieces that the first couple borrowed from several Washington museums to decorate their private White House residence and the West and East Wings, the White House press office announced on Tuesday.
  • How Modern Law Makes Us Powerless - (And Lawyers Powerful)

    01/26/2009 4:41:59 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 30 replies · 813+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/26/2009 | Philip K. Howard
    "Calling for a "new era of responsibility" in his inaugural address, President Barack Obama reminded us that there are no limits to "what free men and women can achieve." "But there's a threshold problem for our new president. Americans don't feel free to reach inside themselves and make a difference. The growth of litigation and regulation has injected a paralyzing uncertainty into everyday choices." "Here we stand, facing the worst economy since the Great Depression, and Americans no longer feel free to do anything about it. We have lost the idea, at every level of social life, that people can...
  • HERITAGE FOUNDATION: "How Modern Liberals Think"

    11/17/2008 9:29:49 PM PST · by do the dhue · 32 replies · 1,014+ views
    youtube ^ | last year sometime | Evan Sayet
    Former Airborne Evan Sayet explains how the modern liberal thinks at the Heritage Foundation. Sayet is a Conservative Homorist/Pundit. This video is informative and funny at times. Sayet states, "frankly, if it was just stupidity, they would be right more often. That was the expression, even a broken clock is right twice a day. Evan a blind squirrel finds a nut now and again." He says a lot more meaningful and insightful things, but that one kind of tickled me.
  • The Modern Conservative Party of America

    10/29/2008 11:37:59 AM PDT · by Mr. Drew Underwood · 3 replies · 408+ views
    My enormous brain. ^ | 10/29/08 | Drew Underwood
    Hey, this is Drew Underwoof of the Modern Conservative Party of America! We are creating our new Conservative political party on July 1st of 2012 at a big convention. We haven't yet decided where, but we are working on it. At the convention, we will be creating the party's Constitution and Bylaws along with electing temporary officials. Check out our website here. You can register to become a founder there if you want to be a part of this new party. Feel free to E-Mail me hereThanks!
  • Modern Subdivision Is Home To Ancient Village

    05/09/2008 3:38:36 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 105+ views
    Cleveland Daily Banner ^ | 5-8-2008 | David Davis
    Modern subdivision is home to ancient villageDavid Davis Managing Editor Thursday, May 08, 2008 Upon entering Princeton Hills subdivision off Freewill Road, visitor's see a wide expanse of green space bordered by a circular drive. Large, expensive homes surround the green, grassy mound in an arrangement akin to a prehistoric village. In a sense, that is exactly what the mound represents. It is the five-acre site of the Candies Creek Village Archaeological Preserve owned by the Archaeological Conservancy. It contains the remains of houses, human burials and pit features. Developer Jim Sharp sold the site to the Conservancy in 2001...
  • Ancient Cave Bears Were As Omnivorous As Modern Bears

    01/09/2008 3:57:27 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 103+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-8-2008 | Washington University in St. Louis.
    Ancient Cave Bears Were As Omnivorous As Modern BearsFemale cave bear skull from the Pestera cu Oase. Studies of the bones and teeth of cave bears, and especially the nitrogen isotopes in their bone protein, have concluded that they were largely vegetarian. (Credit: Academia Romana / Erik Trinkaus) ScienceDaily (Jan. 9, 2008) — Rather than being gentle giants, new research reveals that Pleistocene cave bears ate both plants and animals and competed for food with the other contemporary large carnivores of the time: hyaenas, lions, wolves, and our own human ancestors. Cave bears (Ursus spelaeus) have long fascinated paleontologists and...
  • My Kid Could Paint That

    10/13/2007 4:51:13 AM PDT · by urtax$@work · 30 replies · 105+ views
    Sony Pictures ^ | Oct 13, 2007 | My self and others
    New movie out in October. From the site: Synopsis: within a few months 4yr old Marla Olmstead sold over $300K worth of paintings. Compared to Kandinsky and Pollock.... Michael Kimmelman Quotes: "people don't seem to feel there's really some way of judging what's good, what's bad. There's this large idea out there that abstract art has no standards, no truths.." .."pulls the veil off this con game...."
  • 'Oldest' Wall Painting Looks Like Modern Art

    10/11/2007 1:31:49 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 1,145+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-11-2007 | Roger Highfield
    'Oldest' wall painting looks like modern art By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 6:56pm BST 11/10/2007 French archaeologists have discovered an 11,000-year-old work of art in northern Syria which is the oldest known wall painting, even though it looks like a work by a modernist. The painting resembles the work of Paul Klee The two square-metre painting, in red, black and white, was found at the Neolithic settlement of Djade al-Mughara on the Euphrates, northeast of the city of Aleppo. "It looks like a modernist painting," said Eric Coqueugniot, the team leader. "Some of those who saw it have...
  • A Painful Reminder of My Ex (A Modern Love Story, An Abortion And A Bizarre Lifestyle)

    09/24/2007 7:07:01 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 41 replies · 134+ views
    NY Times ^ | 24 September 2007 | JENNIFER CACICIO
    ...Eight years earlier, he and I had met at a restaurant in Boston where we both worked late nights. We were each in the midst of deteriorating relationships and through our commiseration became close friends, confidants and eventually a couple. Our relationship was brief, intense and tumultuous, more addiction than love — a scalding hot bath that feels like comfort but in reality is scorching you. I think we both knew we were wrong for each other but didn’t care. We were young, lost and unmoored, each secretly terrified of the phrase, “your whole life ahead of you.” Depressed and...
  • General George S. Patton's Modern Speech

    07/25/2007 3:21:02 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 6 replies · 435+ views
    I didn't want to be the last Freeper to post this:
  • America Supports You: Bush Urges Americans to Support Modern-Day Patriots

    07/05/2007 6:00:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 185+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 5, 2007 – President Bush took advantage of a Fourth of July address yesterday to urge all Americans to show support for men and women in uniform who continue to defend American liberties. President Bush embraces Joy Enders, president of the 167th Airlift Wing family readiness group, July 4, 2007, during a visit with members of the West Virginia Air National Guard’s 167th Airlift Wing and their family members in Martinsburg, W.Va. Bush thanked Enders and members of her organization for their mission to care for families of deployed Guard members. White House photo by Chris Greenberg  (Click...
  • Spread Of Modern Humans Occurred Later Than Previously Thought, Profs Say

    02/20/2007 6:28:12 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies · 1,074+ views
    Texas A&M University ^ | 1-11-2007(2-20-2007) | Ted Goebel
    Spread Of Modern Humans Occurred Later Than Previously Thought, Profs Say Thursday, January 11, 2007 The spread of modern humans out of Africa occurred 40,000 to 50,000 years later than previously thought, according to researchers including one Texas A&M University anthropologist. Ted Goebel, associate director of the Center for the Study of the First Americans at Texas A&M, is the author of the paper titled “The Missing Years for Modern Humans” that appears in the Jan. 12 (Friday) issue of Science. Goebel’s paper is one of three published in the current issue of Science dealing with the origins and dispersals...
  • "Impressive beauty of the new Mass" Cardinal Lehmann

    02/20/2007 3:24:15 PM PST · by Gillibrand · 5 replies · 299+ views
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 20 February 2007 | Gillibrand
    Cardinal Lehmann has used the German manifesto for the liberation of the old Mass to his own ends, by coming out with praise of the failed liturgy reform of the late 1960s. Translation of an article from the ever excellent “There are mis-implementations here and there.” The Mainz bishop, Karl, Cardinal Lehmann has recently remarked on the “beauty” of the new Mass. A reason for this recent praise was the German language manifesto for the readmitance of the old Rite. These comments were made by Cardinal Lehmann for the latest edition of the Mainz Church News, “Glaube und Leben”...
  • Modern Humans, Neanderthals May Have Interbred

    10/31/2006 5:28:44 PM PST · by blam · 91 replies · 2,786+ views
    Yahoo - HealthDay ^ | 10-30-2006 | E J Mundell
    Modern Humans, Neanderthals May Have Interbred By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter Mon Oct 30, 5:03 PM ET MONDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a little Neanderthal in all of us. That's the conclusion of anthropologists who have re-examined 30,000-year-old fossilized bones from a Romanian cave -- bones that languished in a drawer since the 1950s. According to the researchers, these early Homo sapien bones show anatomical features that could only have arisen if the adult female in question had Neanderthal ancestors as part of her lineage. The findings may answer nagging questions: Did modern humans and Neanderthals...
  • Modern Humans, Not Neanderthals, May Be Evolution's 'Odd Man Out'

    09/08/2006 7:50:32 PM PDT · by blam · 83 replies · 6,145+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | 9-8-2006 | Neil Schoenherr - University Of Washington
    Contact: Neil Schoenherr 314-935-5235 Washington University in St. Louis Modern humans, not Neandertals, may be evolution's 'odd man out'Looking incorrectly at Neandertals Could it be that in the great evolutionary "family tree," it is we Modern Humans, not the brow-ridged, large-nosed Neandertals, who are the odd uncle out? New research published in the August, 2006 journal Current Anthropology by Neandertal and early modern human expert, Erik Trinkaus, professor of anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis, suggests that rather than the standard straight line from chimps to early humans to us with Neandertals off on a side graph, it's...
  • Bob Dylan's "Modern Times" Freeper reviews

    08/29/2006 12:59:02 PM PDT · by kjam22 · 11 replies · 300+ views
    vanity | aug 29-2006 | kjam22
    Bob Dylan's Modern Times. Released Aug 29,2006. I purchased this CD today and listened to it in it's entirity. It's an excellent album, and has some really good moments on it. I think Bob Dylan fans will like this release. I purchased a limited edition version that has a DVD in it also. The CD has 10 new Bob Dylan songs on it, and the DVD has 4 previously released songs... (I've not viewed the DVD yet). The CD starts fast and plays strong. Songs 4, 5, and 6 come together in a strong way making my favorite portion of...
  • Musharraf's "Awkward Balancing Act"

    08/27/2006 9:12:31 PM PDT · by forty_years · 343+ views ^ | 8/27/2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    The Washington Post warns of "Pakistan's Awkward Balancing Act on Islamic Militant Groups." But if one looks closely at the actions of Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, it is clear that he has made his choice to side with the West, there's no going back, and he is beyond the pale of reconciliation with his country's lunatic Islamists. The scale has tipped to one side. It is time for Musharraf to explicitly say so and do so, as he'll never appease Pakistan's radicals. Here's an excerpt from the Post: The basic problem for Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, is that he...
  • How Modern Were European Neanderthals?

    08/25/2006 12:05:53 PM PDT · by blam · 51 replies · 1,163+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 8-25-2006 | Hannah Johnson
    Contact: Hannah Johnson 44-117-928-8896 University of Bristol How modern were European Neanderthals? Neandertals were much more like modern humans than had been previously thought, according to a re-examination of finds from one of the most famous palaeolithic sites in Europe by Bristol University archaeologist, Professor Joao Zilhao, and his French colleagues. Professor Zilhao has been able to show that sophisticated artefacts such as decorated bone points and personal ornaments found in the Châtelperronian culture of France and Spain were genuinely associated with Neandertals around 44,000 years ago, rather than acquired from modern humans who might have been living nearby....
  • Bob Dylan says modern music is worthless

    08/22/2006 10:20:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 234 replies · 2,570+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 8/22/06 | Reuters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bob Dylan says modern recordings sound "atrocious," and even the songs on his new album sounded much better in the studio than on disc. "I don't know anybody who's made a record that sounds decent in the past twenty years, really," the 65-year-old rocker said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. Dylan, who released eight studio albums in that time, returns with his first recording in five years, "Modern Times," next Tuesday. Noting the music industry's complaints that illegal downloading means people are getting their music for free, he said, "Well, why not? It ain't...
  • The ant and the grasshopper(classic and modern versions)

    06/07/2006 7:54:02 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 454+ views
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    CLASSIC VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he's a fool, and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold. MODERN VERSION: IF THIS ISN'T THE TRUTH!!!! The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he's a fool, and laughs and dances and...
  • Evolutionary Back Story: Thoroughly Modern Spine Supported Human Ancestor

    05/07/2006 8:48:57 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 696+ views
    Science News ^ | 5-7-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Evolutionary Back Story: Thoroughly modern spine supported human ancestor Bruce Bower Bones from a spinal column discovered at a nearly 1.8-million-year-old site in central Asia support the controversial possibility that ancient human ancestors spoke to one another. WIDE OPEN. A recently discovered Homo erectus vertebra from central Asia (left) displays a larger spinal cord canal than does a corresponding bone (right) from a skeleton that had been found in Kenya. Meyer Excavations in 2005 at Dmanisi, Georgia, yielded five vertebrae from a Homo erectus individual, says anthropologist Marc R. Meyer of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The finds occurred...
  • For girls, is 12 the new 15? (Nightclubs replacing slumber parties)

    04/03/2006 6:00:20 PM PDT · by Number57 · 45 replies · 1,203+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | April 01, 2006 | Anne Marie Owens
    It's Saturday night, and as one group of 12-year-old girls prepares to head out for a night at an all-ages dance in Toronto's nightclub core, another group of preteens is busy fussing over their expensive gowns and shoes and wheedling their parents to arrange a limousine for their Grade 8 graduation. In the week that has followed an altercation involving a 12-year-old girl stabbed on the streets of Toronto's Entertainment District at 2:30 a.m. last Saturday, there has been an outcry over parental abdication of responsibilities, calls for a strict children's curfew, and considerable hand-wringing about what kind of society...