Thursday, November 18, 2010

YouTube - Punk Rock Legend Patti Smith Wins National Book Award for Memoir "Just Kids"



The singer-songwriter, poet, artist and punk rock legend Patti Smith has won the National Book award in the non-fiction category for memoir, 'Just Kids.' The book tells the story of Smith's coming of age in New York and her lifelong friendship and creative collaboration with the renowned photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Democracy Now! interviewed Patti Smith in April 2010.

For the complete interview, transcript, podcast, and more information, visit www.DemocracyNow.org.

YouTube - BBC News - Will Gompertz on Drugs in Art



Felix Dennis appears on Will Gompertz's BBC News programme about Drug use and it's historical association with art.

Jeffrey Miron on a sounder argument for marijuana legalization


effrey Miron, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, and a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, discusses why California's marijuana legalization initiative, Proposition 19, failed, and proposes a more straightforward argument in support of the drug's legalization.

Jeffrey Miron on a sounder argument for marijuana legalization


effrey Miron, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, and a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, discusses why California's marijuana legalization initiative, Proposition 19, failed, and proposes a more straightforward argument in support of the drug's legalization.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Vint Cerf "Internet on My Mind" at 6UK Launch 2/2


Co0ntinuation of last post.

Vint Cerf "Internet on My Mind" at 6UK Launch 1/2


Vint Cerf speaks about IPv6 at the launch of 6UK 1/2

6UK is a not-for-profit membership organisation founded in April 2010 to help the UK and UK organisations secure every competitive advantage available from the rapid adoption of the new protocol, and otherwise to make sure no segment of UK industry and wider society gets left behind.

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