Artist Bartholomäus Traubeck has built a record player that can play a cross-sectional slice of a tree trunk. Here’s what the tree rings sound like.
I’m fine with this. If it means said place is complying with the ACA instead of trying to get around it by kicking their employees on to the exchanges via cutting hours to part-time, great. Here’s two dimes.
Twenty cents for a bill of over $20. So that employees get health insurance. This is a fucking ADVERTISEMENT for Obamacare.
"The Black and White Ball, in fact, did sound the death knell of an elite culture founded on privacy, exclusivity, and breeding, and heralded the emergence of another, more raucous one, devoted to publicity, celebrity, and big money. It was the last hurrah of the glamorous go-go phase of the 60s, the optimistic era of Camelot, space launches, "the Great Society," horizonless prosperity, and a certain sophisticated, irretrievable naïveté. Capote’s artistic and social potency peaked at the same moment as America’s supremacy as a world power. In 1966—before Vietnam escalated disastrously, before R.F.K.’s and Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassinations, before disillusionment took hold—Capote and the country both felt invincible. All the rules of society were about to flip around, reverse, and go topsy-turvy: positive was about to become negative, and black become white."