George Packer, writing for the NY Times on the subject of modern celebrity:
Our age is lousy with celebrities. They can be found in every sector of society, including ones that seem less than glamorous. We have celebrity bankers (Jamie Dimon), computer engineers (Sergey Brin), real estate…
“Tea is not a manufactured article which can be made, bottled up and served at will. It must be prepared every time it is acquired, and it’s success or failure depends entirely upon the attention you pay to the six golden rules.”
The National Symphony Orchestra performs on the Potomac River, March 1942.
Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic
Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary dressed in the fur clothing he wore for the Arctic expedition, September 1938.
Photograph by Robert E. Peary, National Geographic
This is the new “MOVI” camera stabilizer that has the possibility to rapidly change the film industry
was i just turned on by a camera
OH MY GOD
Oh my FUCK.
Option 1 - Build a $5,000,000 technological marvel.
Option 2 - Strap it to a chicken
Andrew Ellis, are you seeing this?
Young in affect and appearance, Volandes, 41, is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School; Davis, also an M.D., is doing her residency in internal medicine, also at Harvard. When I heard about Volandes’s work, I suspected he would be different from other doctors. I was not disappointed. He refuses to let me call him “Dr. Volandes,” for example. Formality impedes communication, he tells me, and “there’s nothing more essential to being a good doctor than your ability to communicate.” More important, he believes that his videos can disrupt the way the medical system handles late-life care, and that the system urgently needs disrupting.