Mark Kennedy, Associated Press Published 7:16 PM EDT Aug 22, 2019 The final image of David Crosby in a new documentary about the singer-songwriter shows him in his hippie glory, spotting a video camera filming him. He roguishly sticks out his tongue. Then he inexplicably goes further and gives viewers the middle finger. It’s sort of an apt gesture to sum up ”David Crosby: Remember My Name,” director A.J. Eaton’s fascinating and gentle attempt to see what makes this irascible two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer tick. Over the course of an hour and half, we learn a ton but never come much closer to understanding him. It’s as if he traveled back in time to flip us the bird just to mock us for trying. For viewers only vaguely familiar with this white-haired folk-rock icon with a drooping mustache and an ever-present red knit cap, the documentary nicely charts Crosby’s life and career, generally in chronological order but often flaring out to deal … [Read more...] about David Crosby documentary is too reverential for its own good
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If a publisher offered me a contract to write a book under a title that would be something like "Unscientific America", how would I go about it? I would definitely be SUCH a scientist! But, being such a scientist does not mean indulging in Sesquipedalian Obscurantism. Being such a scientist means being dilligent, thorough and systematic in one's reasearch. And then being excited about presenting the findings, while being honest about the degree of confidence one can have in each piece of information. I was not offered a book contract, and I do not have the resources and nine or twelve months to write such a book. But in the next couple of hours days I will write a blog post (this one, I am just starting) thinking through the methodology I would use for such a project, musing about difficulties, jotting down notes and - this being a blog - asking readers for links to information that can either reinforce or challenge my hypotheses. So please follow me under the fold..... Reasons and … [Read more...] about What does it mean that a nation is ‘Unscientific’?
The Deadline has passed! There are a total of over 700 submissions for OpenLab 2009. Thank you all for submitting your and other people's blog posts. I at least opened every one of them, and already read many of them and the overall quality looks very high. SciCurious is ready (here is her post), judges are ready, and the judging process is about to begin. And while you are waiting for results, you can read all the submitted entries right here! And once you are done reading them all, you can go back to the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions and read them as well. And keep checking in every now and then....nobody knows exactly on which date the final winners will be announced - whenever we are happy with it and ready. 10 days of science: Astronomical art: Representing Planet Earth 2020 Science: Hooked on science - ten things that inspired me to become a scientist A Blog Around The Clock: On Being a Nurse- a guest postWhy social insects do not suffer from ill effects of rotating and night … [Read more...] about The Final and Complete List of All Entries Submitted for The Open Laboratory 2009