Jim Burt: “You may not know it, but you really want to see this video. It’s a production of some young ‘Backyard Scientists’ conducting some rather spectacular experiments with ‘Oobleck,’ a non-Newtonian fluid made by mixing approximately 1 part water to 1.5 to 2.0 parts cornstarch. You’ll be amazed and entertained.”
☞ Do you remember […]
Oh! And Kip Forbes, Carly Simon, Suze Orman, Mark Cuban, Richard Branson, Elizabeth Warren, Howard Dean, former Presidents of Mexico, Poland, Chile, Nigeria, Switzerland, Colombia, Portugal and Brazil . . . plus 1,200 more (Mark Cuban! Carly Simon! Norman Lear! George Soros! Billie Jean King! Tom Brady!).
We’ve all signed this open letter to Secretary […]
Start with this three-minute video, and remember that Success Academy’s 11,000 scholars are chosen by lottery — 93% of them children of color, 76% from low-income households, 12% “special needs” students, and 8.5% of them learning to speak English. Yet they do spectacularly well. The clip is filled with hope and promise. It […]
. . . a disaster — but in the best possible way: Disaster on Broadway. Is it Shakespeare? No. Is it Hamilton? No. Will you laugh for two hours nonstop and love hearing all the old songs? Yes. (Do I have an interest in the show? Indirectly, and infinitesimal.)
It was too much fun […]
SETH SIKES . . .
. . . “may well be one of the saviors of the Great American Songbook” — NY Arts Review.
They keep inviting him back to 54 Below, Manhattan’s supper club, newly booked for May 2 and June 8. Buy tickets here. It’s very fun, as described, […]
It’s coming, slow but sure (or at least pretty sure): delicious meat made of peas and stuff, not the vast quantities of water and oil and suffering required to make a steak or chicken salad. Click here: ” Good Food Institute Aims to Make Animal Products Obsolete.”
Meanwhile, your fellow reader Janet Tavakoli has […]
Barbara Streisand believes there’s a place for us. A four-minute duet you might enjoy.
Peter (Paul-and-Mary) Yarrow believes kids can be taught to treat each other well.
His Operation Respect this week released a revised, refreshed Don’t Laugh at Me curriculum — entirely free.
Used in tens of thousands of schools around the world since its original publication in […]
Surprise! Electroshock therapy as currently administered for treating severe depression it is apparently something to applaud. Better still once the FDA allows magnetic pulses to replace electricity. Read “The Shock Doc” in December’s Atlantic, by Dan Hurley.
And in the same issue: lots of hopeful technologies for water recycling and desalinization. Read ‘The End of Thirst,” […]
Long-time readers will know that I collect “historic documents.” E.g., this column three years ago about a Steinbeck letter along with letters by the inventor of television and another by the inventor of the telegraph.
Back off! They are not for sale.
But with this site’s subscription fees down and ad sales as low […]
Aristides’ Chris Brown still likes it.
It’s recently won another of its five patent trials in the United Kingdom. That’s two out of three trials so far, with two more to go, in […]
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