On the YouTube description of the latest episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: "As COVID-19 continues to dominate the news cycle, John Oliver looks at the various sources of misinformation about the disease – from televangelists and the right wing media, to President Trump himself."
We lost American avant-garde composer Harold Budd to COVID-19 in December. In this eulogy, arts and music writer, Geeta Dayal, remembers this singular artist. Budd conceived a unique sonic terrain, in part by eschewing what was cool at the time. While other composers pushed the bounds of 'difficult' avant-garde music, Budd created gentle, lushly romantic… READ THE REST
The outraged tantrums some Americans throw when told to wear a mask are embarrassing enough when they take place in America. But when thrown in another country, it's cringe-worthy. The entitled woman in this video, who I assume is an American by her behavior and accent, is on a train in Taiwan. She screams and… READ THE REST
• On the day of President Joe Biden's inauguration, more than 4,400 Americans died from COVID-19. The daily COVID Tracking Project update shows that U.S. states reported 1.8 million tests, 186,000 cases, and that 122,700 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Today also marks a record: 4,409 confirmed coronavirus deaths. READ THE REST
Every year, U.S. News and World Report compiles its Best Jobs list – and once again, the venerable news outlet has determined it's pretty great to be a network architect. For another year, the role of computer network architect is on their list of the top 10 technology jobs around, with an unemployment rate of… READ THE REST
Did you get a new iPhone for Christmas? Or, maybe you splurged on a new smartphone with that infusion of holiday cash. Either way, your purchase isn't completed when you walk out with your new phone. Making sure you're equipped to keep that thing charged up 24/7/365 is just as important. Easier said than done… READ THE REST
If you aren't up to speed on the intricacies of knives and knife production, then a Thai Moon Knife might look more like a weapon than a kitchen utensil. With a wide blade that visually looks more like a cleaver than a traditional food preparing knife, it's the product of more than 200 years of… READ THE REST