grankabeza / tags / irl

Tagged with “irl” (17)

  1. ‘There was no hesitation’: Why a couple married 73 years chose doctor-assisted death together | CBC Radio

    In March, George and Shirley Brickenden became one of the very few couples in Canada to have chosen — and to have been allowed — to die together with medical assistance. And they’re the first such couple to speak publicly about it.

    —Huffduffed by grankabeza

  2. Speculation Continues In Britain After Ex-Russian Spy Was Poisoned By Nerve Agent : NPR

    Four days after a former Russian spy was poisoned by a nerve agent in the U.K., British authorities have yet to publicly accuse anyone of the attack. Yet speculation swirls about Russian involvement, and, as Luke Harding of The Guardian says, the poisoning looks very similar to previous Russian assassination attempts.

    —Huffduffed by grankabeza

  3. Las “beat girls” españolas | El Planeador (M21 Radio)

    Las “beat girls” españolas

    O lo que es lo mismo, las chicas yeyés. El sello londinense Ace Records publica “Beat Girls Español!”, primer recopilatorio internacional dedicado a nuestras intérpretes modernas de los años 60. De Karina a Rocío Dúrcal, pasando por Marisol, Massiel y Lorella, luego famosa como María Ostiz.

    En la jerga de los coleccionistas británicos, “beat girl” es el equivalente a lo que en la Europa continental llamamos “chica yeyé”. Las hubo en España, claro, aunque fueran una fracción –en número y en calidad- comparadas con la deslumbrante tropa que generó el movimiento yeyé en Francia.

    Las yeyés españolas ya han sido exploradas en recopilaciones de Vampisoul, Rama Lama y otras compañías expertas en reediciones. Lo notable de “Beat girls español!” es que procede de Ace Records, seguramente el sello puntero -a nivel mundial- en rescates de música pop con perspectiva histórica.

    Y está hecho con el cuidado que es marca de la casa. Es decir, textos para cada cantante, portadas de cada disco, fotos raras. Otro asunto es que la selección obedezca a criterios londinenses. Aparece, por ejemplo, Soledad Miranda, irresistible actriz de culto por sus películas con Jesús Franco, aunque sus grabaciones discográficas pertenezcan, ay, a la peor producción de la compañía Belter.

    ¡Atención! No se incluye lo que muchos consideran el himno de aquel momento: resulta que “La chica yeyé”, de Guijarro y Algueró, oculta en su letra un mensaje anti-yeyé. Recuerden: la protagonista es una mujer tradicional que se considera superior a esas criaturas que “tienen mucho ritmo y que cantan en inglés/ el pelo alborotado/ y las medias de color”. No la culpen: Concha Velasco obedecía al guión.

    1. IVANA Quiero romper tus cartas (1968)
    2. LORELLA Tendrás que llorar (1965)
    3. MASSIEL No sé por qué (1966)
    4. LOS STOP Molino al viento (1967)
    5. SONIA Aquí en mi nube (1966
    6. ROCÍO DÚRCAL Creo en ti (1967)
    7. KARINA Ya verás (1966)
    8. MARISOL Tiene la tarara (1967)
    9. GELÚ Pinta mi mundo (1967)
    10. ROSALÍA Si llegara el amor (1969)
    11. ADRIÁNGELA Nunca hay bastante (1965)
    12. SOLEDAD MIRANDA La verdad (1965)
    13. LAS CHIC Cerca de ti (1966)
    14. MARTA BAIZÁN Ven con nosotros (1965)
    15. RACHEL Sor Ye Yé (1967)
    16. CONCHITA VELASCO Calor (1965)
    17. PIC-NIC El es distinto a ti (1968)
    18. KARINA Yo te diré (1971)

    —Huffduffed by grankabeza

  4. Jon Ronson: “We’re creating a culture where people are constantly surveilled” - Internet Citizen (Mozilla)

    We caught up with Jon Ronson — author of several best sellers, including So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, The Psychopath Test, Them: Adventures with Extremists, Lost at Sea, and The Men Who Stare At Goats — to talk about surveillance and shaming in social media.

    —Huffduffed by grankabeza

  5. First Day of School, 1960, New Orleans | The Kitchen Sisters

    Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes | Stitcher | RSS

    U.S. Marshals escort Leona Tate, Gail Etienne, and Tessie Prevost from McDonogh #19, November 14, 1960.


    November 14, 1960 — Four six-year-old girls, flanked by Federal Marshals, walked through screaming crowds and policemen on horseback as they approached their new schools for the first time. Leona Tate thought it must be Mardi Gras. Gail Etienne thought they were going to kill her.

    Four years after the Supreme Court ruled to desegregate schools in Brown v Board of Education, schools in the south were dragging their feet. Finally, in 1960, the NAACP and a daring judge selected two schools in New Orleans to push forward with integration — McDonogh No.19 Elementary and William Frantz.

    An application was put in the paper. From 135 families, four girls were selected. They were given psychological tests. Their families were prepared. Members of the Louisiana Legislature took out paid advertisements in the local paper encouraging parents to boycott the schools. There were threats of violence.

    When the girls going to McDonogh No. 19 arrived in their classroom, the white children began to disappear.

    One by one their parents took them out of school. For a year and a half the girls were the only children in the

    school. Guarded night and day, they were not allowed to play outdoors. The windows were covered with brown paper.

    The story of integrating the New Orleans Public schools in 1960 told by Leona Tate, Tessie Prevost

    Williams, and Gail Etienne Stripling, who integrated McDonogh No.19 Elementary School, and retired Deputy U.S. Marshals Herschel Garner, Al Butler, and Charlie Burks who assisted with the integration efforts at the schools.

    Leona Tate in 2017. Photo by Deborah Luster.


    McDonogh No. 19 in 2017. Photo by Nikki Silva.


    This story is part of Levee Stream, our Prospect 4 New Orleans project in collaboration with Otabenga Jones and Associates.

    Made possible in part by Ruth U. Fertel Foundation and Project&

    Special Thanks to:

    Leona Tate — Leona Tate Founation for Change 

    Keith Plessy and Phoebe Fergussen —

    Brenda Square — Amisted Research Center

    Brenda Flora — Audiovisual Archivist at Amisted Research Center, Tulane University

    Tulane University and their Through a Crowd Bravely Program— Several of the voices in our story were recorded on November, 2010 at Tulane University as part of a reunion and panel discussion on the 50th Anniversary of the integration of public schools in New Orleans. Voices featured from these archival recordings include: Leona Tate Tessie Prevost Williams, Gail Etienne Stripling, and retired Deputy US Marshals Charlie Burks, Herschel Garner and Al Butler. This gathering was the first time the women and the marshals had reunited since November 1960.  

    For the WSBN archival news footage thanks toTaylor Chicoine and Ruta Aeolians, Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection UGA, Special Collections Library

    Thanks to National endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts

    Share this story:FacebookGooglePinterestTwitterEmail

    —Huffduffed by grankabeza

  6. Afghanistan’s all-girl robotics team can’t get visas to come to the US | Public Radio International

    Update: An all-girl team from Afghanistan got the chance of a lifetime to participate in a global robotics competition in the United States. Initially, their visas were denied. But Trump urged a reversal following public outcry over the Afghan girls’ inability to attend the event.

    —Huffduffed by grankabeza

  7. Podcast: Trump voters, we hear you |

    This is a longish podcast (18 minutes).I start with the story of the Trump voter on Delta airlines who gave a speech and was banned for life. I thought he actually had something important to say, if we listened from a different point of view. This is the tweet I wrote about it. The guy ranting on @delta flight was saying (rudely) "Fuck you I’m powerful," after his whole life hearing "Fuck you, you’re powerless."Then I talk about the three episodes of the Run-up podcast that every voter imho should listen to. And the reality of war, it feels great when you’re starting war. Ending wars is harder. The misery lasts a long time, with lots of death and suffering. We have cartoon-character images of each other, that aren’t real. That’s how wars begin, by making enemies of people who aren’t actually enemies. By objectifying people. It’s pretty clear that the new leadership wants us to be fighting with each other.Simple things we can do — news orgs can have shows originate from the middle of the country, Kansas, Alabama, Michigan, Utah or Arizona. Let us hear directly from the people who voted for Trump, who is on track to become the next president unless the people flex their power, again.Interesting thought. I think any NBA coach would be a better president than the one who was elected. I explain why I think that. There really isn’t any time to waste. Trump voters, you are powerful. Your message has been received. Listening, now, is actually the key to digging out of the hole. Later it won’t be so easy. PS: If you can’t get through the NYT paywall, I’m told you can listen to the podcasts here.

    —Huffduffed by grankabeza

  8. Elvira Lindo: “Soy una rastreadora de canciones” | Cinco sentidos

    Elvira Lindo investiga por las calles de Madrid hasta encontrar esas piezas únicas que consiguen seducirla. Mientras Maribel Verdú le pide que guarde los secretos, los neoyorquinos le paran por la calle para que suelte prenda. Pero Elvira no puede evitar compartir lo que sabe, lo que siente y lo…

    —Huffduffed by grankabeza

Page 1 of 2Older