Everyone knows that Heart of Darkness was adapted as Apocalypse Now, but have you ever listened to the 1938 radio version Orson Welles did with the Mercury Theatre? The sound quality is poor, but it’s compelling nonetheless.
Amazing piece of history here.
Old Finnish people with things on their heads. That is all.
(OK, I lied, that is not all. These are part of a funny, gorgeous photo series by Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen called Eyes As Big As Plates, and you should look at as much of it as you possibly can.)
(Also: hat tip, so to speak, to Mr. Benjamin Birdsall.)
EIBIF (Everything Is Better In Finland)
You think you know, but you have no idea: this is Studio 360’s hour-long American Icons on The Wizard of Oz.
Meet the man behind the curtain, L. Frank Baum — kinda like Walt Disney, but without any of the business savvy. Discover how the story captivated the imaginations of Russians living under Soviet rule. Follow the yellow brick road through America’s favorite story and discover places in the land of Oz more wonderful and weirder than you ever imagined.
i think i’ve found my favorite christmas photo of all time
reblogging this again so more people can gaze upon its beauty
Barnburners: Teen Daze — a.k.a. the Vancouver, British Columbia-based electronic musician and producer Jamison — visits walks around the grounds and the woods, transforms the barn into a lovely performance space and plays a set of spacious synth-driven songs.
About 1,000 cyclists have staged a “die-in” protest in south-east London to call for the government to improve road safety in the city.
On Dec. 1, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told Charlie Rose on “60 Minutes” that the company is in the R&D stage of developing a drone delivery system called Amazon PrimeAir. The drones would theoretically deliver packages of up to 5 pounds directly to people’s doorsteps in as little as 30 minutes after purchase.
Does Metro-North Have a Catastrophic Curve?
The Spuyten Duyvil section of track is considered a “slow zone” by the Metropolitan Transit Agency because of the tight curves, two of which come in quick succession flanked by the river on one side and steep rocks on the other.
Long weekend’s almost here!
Did Norman Rockwell Ruin Thanksgiving Turkey?
Chances are there will be a whole turkey on your Thanksgiving table - not unlike that iconic bird on a platter Norman Rockwell immortalized. But top chefs and turkey breeders say you’re doing it wrong, bro.
Make or Break Deadline for Willets Point Businesses
Dozens of businesses east of Citi Field in Queens could shut their doors this Saturday to make way for the first phase of a $3 billion redevelopment plan that will include a hotel, retail space and a restaurant.
From our friends over at WQXR….
Give Brooklyn a ‘WET PAINT’ sign and watch it morph into T-Pain tribute.