And how does the NY Philharmonic’s David Geffen Hall sound?

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/21/arts/music/new-york-philharmonic-geffen-hall-renovation-acoustics.html How the Philharmonic’s New Home Sounds, From Any Seat After a major renovation, the acoustics throughout David Geffen Hall are strikingly consistent — but complicated. Give this article Jaap van Zweden leading the New York Philharmonic in its second subscription program at the new David Geffen Hall, a space the orchestra is audibly settling … Continue reading And how does the NY Philharmonic’s David Geffen Hall sound?

Mahi mahi fishery suffering because of long lines with hooks that pull up everything indiscriminately

https://apple.news/ABMkKEPhaQ1W7yvK_RzT6hg Sunday, October 9, 2022 Today's eEdition Mahi mahi are dwindling and Keys charter boat captains agree why. ‘This is disgraceful.’ BY DAVID GOODHUE UPDATED OCTOBER 07, 2022 2:49 PM An undated photo shows large mahi caught and brought back to the Post Card Inn Marina in Islamorada. The fish was caught aboard the Early … Continue reading Mahi mahi fishery suffering because of long lines with hooks that pull up everything indiscriminately

Trump has still more classified files and handled them casually after leaving Presidency

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/nov/14/donald-trump-handled-records-marked-classified-after-presidency-court-filing-alleges Court files show evidence Trump handled records marked classified after presidency Justice department filing claims former US president kept secret documents in drawer at Mar-a-Lago with other files from after his time in office Former US president Donald Trump retained documents bearing classification markings at his property in Florida Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Hugo Lowell, … Continue reading Trump has still more classified files and handled them casually after leaving Presidency

U.S. World Cup team punches above its weight against England

Also read: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/25/sports/soccer/us-soccer-england-tie-draw-world-cup.html? https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/nov/25/england-usa-world-cup-soccer-football-qatar-2022 USA punch above their World Cup weight against England once again The US are still unbeaten against England at the World Cup. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters The Americans dominated for large stretches on Friday night against a team many thought would hand them a painful lesson Bryan Armen Graham at the Al Bayt Stadium, … Continue reading U.S. World Cup team punches above its weight against England

Science and emotions of Lincoln Center’s new sound in David Geffen Hall

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/10/17/the-science-and-emotions-of-lincoln-centers-new-sound? October 17, 2022 Issue The Science and Emotions of Lincoln Center’s New Sound In renovating Geffen Hall, the acoustics came first. By Rivka Galchen October 10, 2022 Geffen Hall’s ambience was under a “curse.” How should it be changed? Illustration by Richard McGuire; Animation by Nicolo Bianchino “Ihave a very specific answer to your question,” Jamie … Continue reading Science and emotions of Lincoln Center’s new sound in David Geffen Hall

How to pay for climate justice when polluters have all the money

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/how-to-pay-for-climate-justice-when-polluters-have-all-the-money? How to Pay for Climate Justice When Polluters Have All the Money The COP27 climate conference, in Egypt, was in large part a global search for cash. By Bill McKibben November 19, 2022 The climate summit just concluding in Egypt ran hard into one of the world’s greatest structural problems: most of the money is … Continue reading How to pay for climate justice when polluters have all the money

Best Kindle for many is the basic $99 version ($85 for Black Friday)

I've written a largely favorable review of this 2022 basic Kindle that shows up near the top of customer reviews because of its list of tips. I think this is a super device that's well worth the price. Oddly enough (smile), you can find it under the alias (as here): Abycats https://www.androidpolice.com/amazon-all-new-kindle-review/ Amazon Kindle (2022) … Continue reading Best Kindle for many is the basic $99 version ($85 for Black Friday)

Unannounced casualties of the Ukraine invasion by Russia — something you can do NOW

GreaterGood is a charity that's doing as much it can to feed the pets left behind. It's an impossible task but I can recommend them as remarkably efficient at the jobs they take on. Here's the link: https://greatergood.org/savepetsofukraine https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/11/24/ukraine-war-casualties-abandoned-pets/ Opinion  I’ve seen the unannounced casualties of the Ukraine war By Yehor Firsov November 24, 2022 at 7:30 … Continue reading Unannounced casualties of the Ukraine invasion by Russia — something you can do NOW

Here’s a topic for Thanksgiving conversations that’s not partisan

http://www.wsj.com/articles/theres-a-new-menace-stalking-suburbia-meet-the-mcbasement-11665497875?mod=trending_now_news_2 There’s a New Menace Stalking Suburbia. Meet the McBasement. Limits on above-ground mansion sizes lead to mammoth grottos with tennis courts and whiskey-tasting rooms. Beverly Hills pushes back: `Violence against the land’ A 12-person hot tub and steam room occupy a large space in the basement of a nearly 12,000-square-foot home in Aspen. KELSEY BRUNNER … Continue reading Here’s a topic for Thanksgiving conversations that’s not partisan

3 things to bring to Thanksgiving dinner

http://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/what-to-bring-to-thanksgiving-dinner/ Illustration: Dana Davis Want to Be the Best Guest at Thanksgiving Dinner? Bring These 3 Things. PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 17, 2022 by Rose Maura Lorre Back when I was a perennial guest at other people’s Thanksgiving dinners, wine and flowers were my go-to gifts for the host. Who doesn’t love flowers, I reasoned, and when has an … Continue reading 3 things to bring to Thanksgiving dinner

Why do this World Cup’s games have so much extra time?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-are-world-cup-games-so-long-stoppage-time-11669169393 Why Are World Cup Games Taking So Long? Matches at Qatar 2022 are seeing unprecedented levels of stoppage time. Before Tuesday, all of them had lasted more than 100 minutes. A screen displays the amount of injury time to be added during the England/Iran match. CARL RECINE/REUTERS By Jonathan Clegg and Joshua Robinson Nov. 23, 2022 at 6:00 … Continue reading Why do this World Cup’s games have so much extra time?

The takeover of soccer (football)

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2022/11/soccer-football-corruption-oligarchs-cover-story-qatar-power-ball/? Lisa Sheehan THE BIG FEATURE How the Story of Soccer Became the Story of Everything Oligarchs, private-equity moguls, and petro states took over the sport—and the world. TIM MURPHY, NOVEMBER+DECEMBER 2022 ISSUE One afternoon last October, thousands of fans began gathering outside St. James’ Park, the 130-year-old home of the English soccer club Newcastle … Continue reading The takeover of soccer (football)