Profound. A must see. “Eric Whitacre began his music career singing in his college choir, with no previous musical experience. By 21, he had completed his first concert work, Go, Lovely Rose, and soon advanced to Juilliard where he studied under Oscar-winning composer John Corigliano. Today, his 44 published concert pieces have sold over a million copies, … Continue reading
Remembering the miraculous side of humanity. Matt Ridley‘s most recent book is The Rational Optimist. He is also the author of Genome and Nature via Nurture.
“One of the funniest films of recent years.” -New York Magazine I am such a proud distant ex-girlfriend of a friend who was good friends with a person who was born to be the superstar Power. Yes, that’s right folks. I knew the insanely sexy writer-director-lead actor in this film, Ari Gold, back in college when he … Continue reading
I love Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. “Her sultry, bluesy pop has garnered appreciation from hard-rockers and ballad lovers alike.” – Spin
Love this video! Steven Johnson shows us how to nurture good ideas. Beginning with Charles Darwin’s first encounter with the teeming ecosystem of the coral reef and drawing connections to the intellectual hyperproductivity of modern megacities and to the instant success of YouTube, Johnson shows us that the question we need to ask is, What … Continue reading
http://www.ted.com In an emotionally charged talk, MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx — and shows how minority neighborhood suffer most from flawed urban policy. http://www.majoracartergroup.com/ Majora Carter on Twitter http://twitter.com/MajoraCarter The following bio is from Majora Carter’s page at Ted: Majora Carter is a visionary voice in city … Continue reading
Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, the definition of feminism — and, of course, passion — in this talk. The following bio has been lifted from Isabel Allende’s bio at TED: As a novelist and memoirist, Isabel Allende writes of passionate lives, including her own. Born into a Chilean family with political ties, … Continue reading
What can I say? I love them. Learn more about Beatbullying and Save the Children, plus all your favorite clips from the Project for Awesome 2010 Live Show Part 2 about mental and physical health!