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Zach Torres & Jon Moreland: Union Chapel London

With nothing more than a Montana ”Hey y’all,” John Moreland launched into a spellbinding set at London’s Union Chapel.  Simple staging allowed the audience to focus on the depth and colour of Moreland’s achingly beautiful lyrics. As is so often the case, praise must be given to Union Chapel’s resident expert, Les Mommsen, who mixed Moreland’s natural talent, the chapel’s natural acoustics and […]

President of Tanzania lauds Seattle, seeks investments

The President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, swung by Seattle Thursday for a whirlwind visit to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and to give a talk downtown hosted by the World Affairs Council that was focused mostly on boosting foreign investment in his country. That same day, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon named Kikwete to chair a new initiative […]

Sandra Cinto In Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park

The Seattle Art Museum unveils Brazilian born, São Paulo–based artist Sandra Cinto’s site-specific installation for the Olympic Sculpture Park’s PACCAR Pavilion. Influenced by artists as diverse as Sol LeWitt and Regina Silveira, and the woodblock prints of Japanese artists including Katsushika Hokusai, Cinto’s Encontro das Águas (Encounter of Waters) includes an intricate wall drawing, whose […]

Unequal Protection

The rise of corporate dominance and theft of human rights  by Thom Hartmann This book is about the difference between humans and the corporations we humans have created. The story goes back to the birth of the United States, even the birth of the Revolution. It continues through the writing of the Constitution and Bill […]

Huge canyon discovered under Greenland ice

One of the biggest canyons in the world has been found beneath the ice sheet that smothers most of Greenland. The canyon – which is 800km long and up to 800m deep – was carved out by a great river more than four million years ago, before the ice arrived. Source:  BBC News: Roger Harrabin, Environment analyst