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How England’s first wave of heavy metal football conquered Europe | Paul Doyle

In the 1970s and 1980s, English success on the pitch and on stage was rooted in a bleak, uncompromising landscape where the only escape was to become a footballer or start a band Originally published in here, and follow Eight by Eight on Twitter. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jun/20/how-englands-first-wave-of-heavy-metal-football-conquered-europe

God in the machine: my strange journey into transhumanism

The long read: After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy but its promises of immortality and spiritual transcendence soon seemed unsettlingly familiar I first read Ray Kurzweils book, The Age of Spiritual Machines, in 2006, a few years after I Read more »

This is everything Burning Man 2016 got wrong about the Renaissance

On October 27, Burning Man announced that their art theme for 2016 will be influenced by the Italian Renaissance in Florence, which they are calling, “Da Vincis Workshop.” I’ve never taken much of an interest in Burning Man, but this caught my eye. I am a Ph.D. student in Art History focused on exactly the Read more »

Carbonara wars: why Italy is right to be mad about a French farfalle travesty

A French websites reinvention of the traditional Italian dish has been condemned for its use of creme fraiche among other unholy tweaks. Heres my version of this gloriously simple dish Nothing is so guaranteed to make the Italian blood boil like a well-salted pan of pasta as a foreigner fiddling with their food. So a Read more »

‘New crisis without reform’ warns ex-Bank of England boss – BBC News

‘Failure of a system’ In his new book, The End Of Alchemy: Money, Banking And The Future Of The Global Economy, serialised in The Telegraph, he says the 2008 crisis was the fault of the financial system, not individual bankers. “The crisis was a failure of a system, and the ideas that underpinned it, not Read more »

The Fate of the Furious review – Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson ensure franchise still has va-va-vroom

The latest instalment of the car-based action thriller also called Fast & Furious 8 has lost none of its zip, and even gained Charlize Theron, Jason Statham and Helen Mirren The resurgence of Fast and the Furious from straight-to-DVD-destined three-wheeler to multiplex monolith has been one of the more unlikely cinematic successes of recent years. Read more »

Bryce Dessner of The National: ‘The Grateful Dead are part of folklore’

The indie giants have made a five-disc covers compilation in honour of the Dead. Here their guitarist talks about their impact, how Sonic Youth were their natural successors and why theyre so much more than a jam band You wouldnt think it, but The National pursue on Day of the Dead (4AD), a five-disc tribute Read more »

Summer 2017’s best movies: from Scarlett Johansson’s hen night to Morrissey’s teen years

Pops great miserablist gets a biopic, Scarlett Johansson has stripper trouble, Charlize Theron explodes into ultraviolence, and Union deserter Colin Farrell shakes up a girls school during the US civil war Churchill The first of the years two biopics about Sir Winston. The autumn will see Gary Oldman offering blood, sweat, tears and toil in Read more »

The Kids now adays ……are now Practicing Alchemy

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Remind me again who is Carly Fiorina?

Yesterday Ted Cruz named the former Hewlett-Packard CEO turned failed presidential candidate as his running mate. But what do we know about her? Yesterday Ted Cruz named Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO turned failed presidential candidate, as What if women talked like men in the workplace. Whats the deal with her personal life? Her Read more »