Click the title to hear Bugliosi speak about this book: read more here.
10 May 2008
Another stage in the upcoming strike on Iran (and/or Syria); a mirror image of the puppet Iraqi government's attack on Sadr City. Anyway, here are some views you might not come across in American elite media, the former US Ambassador Edward Djerejian aside.
More here: A Wild Day in Beirut -- Street Notes from the Hamra District. And the incomparable Robert Fisk, who's apparently ditched ideas of retirement: Hizbollah rules west Beirut in Iran's proxy war with US.
Now, compare those with this typical piece of drivel from the New York Times.
09 May 2008
I think this is the lecture Heilbron gave at Berkeley when he gave the above interview -- "Physics and History: Links Between Two Cultures Fractured in Modernity."
Stephen Jay Gould: This View of Life
What do dinosaurs, a panda's thumb and a peacock's tail have in common? Dr. Stephen Jay Gould, the internationally renowned palentologist and evolutionary theorist, provides some surprising answers in this NOVA profile.
Original broadcast date: 12/18/84
Posted by Doug at 12:00 PM
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08 May 2008
I guess that's why this was shown only once on the Discovery Channel after it was completed. Hmmmm....
Part 1: The Martyr's Smile
Part 2: The Road to Palestine
Part 3: To the Ends of the Earth
07 May 2008
06 May 2008
Chimes at Midnight (aka Falstaff) is a 1965 film directed by Orson Welles based on the character of Sir John Falstaff in Shakespeare.
The script contains text from five Shakespeare plays, primarily Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2, but also Richard II, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. The film's narration, spoken by Ralph Richardson, is taken from the chronicler Holinshed.
The film was nominated (in 1968) for a BAFTA film award for Welles as Best Foreign Actor. At the Cannes Film Festival Welles was nominated (in 1966) for the Golden Palm Award and won the 20th Anniversary Prize and the Technical Grand Prize. In Spain it won (in 1966) the Citizens Writers Circle Award for Best Film.
Welles held this film in high regard and considered it along with The Trial his best work, he said in 1982 "If I wanted to get into heaven on the basis of one movie, that's the one I'd offer up". Many critics, including Peter Bogdanovich and Jonathan Rosenbaum, also consider it Welles's finest work. The scene depicting the Battle of Shrewsbury has been particularly admired, serving as an inspiration for movies like Braveheart and Saving Private Ryan.
Due to complications concerning the film's ownership, Chimes at Midnight remains unavailable in the United States. It is most readily available as an import DVD from Brazil.
Follows up on this story. Blurb:
Monsanto already dominates America’s food chain with its genetically modified seeds. Now it has targeted milk production. Just as frightening as the corporation’s tactics -- ruthless legal battles against small farmers -- is its decades-long history of toxic contamination.More here from the authors of the story....
Fun with John Hagee. He's white, so it's no big deal that McCain loves him.
And, just on cue, Michael Gordon from the NYT publishes yet another unsourced article, soon to be -- coincidentally -- taken up by John Bolton, et al.
05 May 2008
The finest radio drama of the 1930’s was The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a show featuring the acclaimed New York drama company founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. In its brief run, it featured an impressive array of talents, including Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann, and George Coulouris. The show is famous for its notorious War of the Worlds broadcast, but the other shows in the series are relatively unknown. This site has many of the surviving shows, and will eventually have all of them.
The show first broadcast on CBS and CBC in July 1938. It ran without a sponsor until December of that year, when it was picked up by Campbell’s Soup and renamed The Campbell Playhouse. All of the surviving Mercury Theatre shows are available from this page in RealAudio format (some are also in MP3 format). There are several Campbell Playhouse episodes available here as well, in both RealAudio and MP3 formats; the rest are being added gradually.
1955 Orson Welles Sketchbook
1955 Ed Murrow
1960 Bernard Braden (Part 1)
1962 Hew Wheldon
1965 Patrick Watson
1966 Maysles Brothers
1971 Dick Cavett
1974 Michael Parkinson
1979 Yugoslavian TV Interview
1980 Leslie Megahey