Sunday, June 13, 2021

Things I noticed this week (13 June 2021)


Joshua Corey on the enduring appeal of Jim Rockford


Judge slams Michael Gove’s office as openDemocracy wins transparency court case

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/freedom-of-information/foi-clearing-house-michael-gove-cabinet-office-opendemocracy-wins-court-case-uk-government/


Massachusetts launches ‘Vax Express’ — a rolling vaccination train that targets hard-hit communities

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/06/12/nation/massachusetts-launches-vax-express-rolling-vaccination-train-that-targets-hard-hit-communities/


Shell and Hitler

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocracyuk/calls-for-shell-to-apologise-for-fuelling-nazi-war-machine/


Keep an eye on what’s happening in the red states

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/06/republican-state-legislatures-changes/619086/


Lake Mead: largest US reservoir drops to record low

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57436860


Renzo Martens: From 'Enjoy Poverty' to 'White Cube'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAIZ-nAwA2M


Lasagna in an Emilian Michelin restaurant with Massimo Spigaroli - Antica Corte Pallavicina*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXZq6crD6WI

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Things I noticed this week (5th June 2021)


18 million trees to be planted around Glasgow

The southwest US’s climate peril

https://www.axios.com/climate-southwest-drought-wildfires-e0e0132c-c3d8-4872-b623-280f30383155.html


California assault weapon ban overturned, with an eye to the Supreme Court

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/05/us/assault-weapons-ban-california.html


Tove Jansson, the island of Klovharun, and Walthamstow

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jun/05/tove-jansson-moomins-woman-fell-in-love-with-an-island-summer-book


Turbot with lobster béarnaise sauce

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAw2_gF3YKI


Inside one of the last bohemian homes at the Chelsea Hotel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF3nQWSnE2Q


60s and 70s Japanese instrumental Cinema Funk beats and breaks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA9LVzuC7z4


Grupo Medusa: Grupo Medusa (1981)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfMEV-qIYpc


The organist goes off the traditional path

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LR-H2OdfoA


Sunday, May 16, 2021

Things I noticed this week (16 May 2021)

The Rise and Fall of America’s Malls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaZQPExRuCo


Bunzl: yet another lobbying scandal

https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/bunzl-lobbying-scandal/


‘We won’t be bouncing back’ – the unsettling truth about the big reopening

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/may/12/bouncing-back-unsettling-truth-big-reopening


Trading up: one woman’s quest to swap a hairpin for a house

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/may/12/demi-skipper-bobby-pin-trade-house


Scotland: a future outside of the United Kingdom? DW Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-fUi8UX_Hs


Greensill: a tale of hubris, hype and greed | FT Film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhkFbgxQuXA


The secret of Dave’s success

https://thecritic.co.uk/the-secret-of-daves-success/


Dark Money Group Brags About Writing GOP Voter Suppression Bills Across the Country

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/05/heritage-foundation-dark-money-voter-suppression-laws/


Reading Edmund Burke

https://jacobinmag.com/2021/02/edmund-burke-conservatism-tradition-hierarchy


'Shocking and Horrifying': Israel destroys AP office in Gaza

https://apnews.com/article/israel-middle-east-business-israel-palestinian-conflict-fe452147166f55ba5a9d32e6ba8b53d7


Ful Medames - Fava Beans three delicious ways

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8eMVqyR1l0


Shinichi Atobe - Butterfly Effect (Full Album)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpphVRbFeyI

Saturday, May 08, 2021

Things I noticed this week (8th May 2021)


A prisoner’s perspective

https://www.newstatesman.com/Jacques-louis-david-view-from-luxembourg


Gunboats at the ready

https://westcountrybylines.co.uk/gunboats-at-the-ready/


The complexities of being heard in Kashmir

https://www.frieze.com/article/can-you-hear-my-voice-2021-review


Seven takeaways from Michel Barnier’s Brexit book

https://www.politico.eu/article/7-things-to-know-about-barniers-brexit-memoir/


Origins of Covid - following the clues

https://nicholaswade.medium.com/origin-of-covid-following-the-clues-6f03564c038


What You Should Know About Yair Lapid, The Man Just Tasked With Trying to Replace Netanyahu

https://yair.substack.com/p/what-you-should-know-about-yair-lapid


500 Windrush victims waiting over a year for compensation

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/windrush-scandal-compensation-victims-b1840175.html


BBC obituary programme for Harold Wilson, 1995

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjTyFeAslpE


Ken Clarke in conversation with Peter Mandelson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB7FCc83spU


Talking Heads on the South Bank Show (1979)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5EzLDD1D_Q


Red beans and rice - southern U.S. style

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOtE_mrV3SY


Peter Cook’s biased judge sketch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kyos-M48B8U


Belgian farmer accidentally moves French border

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56978344


Sunday, April 25, 2021

Things I noticed this week (24 April 2021)

The people are not an image: a conversation on vernacular video 

https://networkcultures.org/blog/2021/04/07/being-human-in-community-across-distance-1-3/


Japan scraps mascot promoting Fukushima wastewater dump

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/15/japan-scraps-mascot-promoting-fukushima-wastewater-dump


Covid deniers’ event leaves host dead, 12 infected

https://www.newsweek.com/covid-19-deniers-event-leaves-host-dead-12-infected-1583553


Survey on the impact of the pandemic on the cultural learning workforce

https://culturallearningalliance.org.uk/cultural-learning-workforce-survey-april-2021/


40% fall in EU applications to study in the UK

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20210414141653480


Kimberly Chong – Management consulting, the UK’s pandemic response, and the ethical basis of expertise

http://maxcam.socanth.cam.ac.uk/index.php/2020/12/15/kimberly-chongs-public-lecture/


RCA Vice-Chancellors’ Talk: Peter Gabriel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGgWWU9p638


Oxford malaria vaccine proves highly effective in Burkina Faso trial

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/23/oxford-malaria-vaccine-proves-highly-effective-in-burkina-faso-trial


International launch of the UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Educators and Learners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EuHe2BaYrI


Voting with their money: Brexit and outward investment by UK firms

https://personal.lse.ac.uk/sampsont/OutwardFDI_AP.pdf


Count Binface: Hip to be Mayor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVkilvdfXVc


Niklas Ekstedt's roast chicken with yogurt & salad

https://www.ft.com/content/8fa4f1a6-998f-11ea-8b5b-63f7c5c86bef

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Things I noticed this week (17 April 2021)

The U.S.-Mexico border is not a line on the ground, but a network diagram drawn through bodies and databases.

https://placesjournal.org/article/survey-to-surveillance/?cn-reloaded=1


Dodgy Dave - Cameron and the Greensill Scandal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH6cRkRgaFI


Who is Lex Greensill?

https://www.fnlondon.com/articles/lex-greensill-billionaire-banker-tied-to-gam-tim-haywood-20190507


My Brothe: an email funk opera

pic.twitter.com/xttu6fJ31o


Donald Trump is drowning in criminal investigations and legally screwed

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/03/donald-trump-legally-screwed


Facebook pledged to suspend political donations, then quietly funneled $50,000 to GOP group pushing voter suppression laws

https://popular.info/p/facebook-pledged-to-suspend-political


‘State Fair’ lemonade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YYF9vBLzGU