Great Books Podcast: ‘The Old Man And The Sea’ By Ernest Hemingway (1951)

The Great Books presents: John J. Miller is joined by Missy Andrews of the Center for Literary Education to discuss Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea.

The Old Man and the Sea is a short novel written by the American author Ernest Hemingway in 1951 in Cuba, and published in 1952. It was the last major work of fiction written by Hemingway that was published during his lifetime. One of his most famous works, it tells the story of Santiago, an aging Cuban fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Cuba.

Top Interview Podcasts: Nobel Prize Geneticist Sir Paul Nurse – “What Is Life?”

In his new book, Paul Nurse, Nobel prize winner and director of the Francis Crick Institute, addresses a question that has long plagued both philosophers and scientists – what does it really mean to be alive?

Speaking to Madeleine Finlay, Paul delves into why it’s important to understand the underlying principles of life, the role of science in society, and what life might look like on other planets. 

Sir Paul Maxime Nurse FRS FMedSci HonFREng HonFBA MAE, is an English geneticist, former President of the Royal Society and Chief Executive and Director of the Francis Crick Institute. 

Film Business: ‘The Rise And Fall Of Kodak’ (WSJ Video)

At its peak, Kodak was the early 20th century equivalent of Google or Apple, possessing a near monopoly in the film business. But those days are long gone. Here’s why the company’s glossy image failed to withstand the test of time.

Photo Illustration: Carter McCall/WSJ

Travel Videos: ‘Ancient Myra’ (Demre) In Turkey

Myra (Ancient Greek: Μύρα, Mýra) was an ancient Greek, then Roman Greek, then Byzantine Greek, then Ottoman Greek town in Lycia, which became the small Turkish town of Kale, renamed Demre in 2005, in the present-day Antalya Province of Turkey. In 1923 its Greek inhabitants had been required to leave by the Population exchange between Greece and Turkey, at which time its church was finally abandoned. It was founded on the river Myros , in the fertile alluvial plain between Alaca Dağ, the Massikytos range and the Aegean Sea.

Art: “Three Musicians, 1921” By Pablo Picasso (Video)

Three Musicians, 1921 by Pablo Picasso Three Musicians is a large painting measuring more than 2 meters wide and high. It is painted in the style of Synthetic Cubism and gives the appearance of cut paper. Picasso paints three musicians made of flat, brightly colored, abstract shapes in a shallow, boxlike room.

Studies: Osteoarthritis Patients Using Exercise Therapy Have Less Pain, Cut Opioid & Analgesic Use

Conclusion Among patients with knee or hip OA using analgesics, more than half either discontinued analgesic use or shifted to lower risk analgesics following an 8-week structured exercise therapy and patient education programme (GLA:D). These data encourage randomised controlled trial evaluation of whether supervised exercise therapy, combined with patient education, can reduce analgesic use, including opioids, among patients with knee and hip OA pain.

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Morning News Podcast: Status Of Stimulus Bill, Economic Bright Spots

Axios Today reports: We’re halfway through September which means members of Congress are shifting their focus towards their own re-election campaigns, and now a Supreme Court Justice pick. After months of back and forth on a new stimulus bill, it’s now even less likely one will pass before the election.

  • Plus, some not-bad news about our economic recovery.
  • And, on the road with the Biden campaign.

Guests: Axios’ Alayna Treene, Felix Salmon and Hans Nichols.

Innovative Architecture: ‘Stealth Pavillion’ – An Australian Private Gym Blended Into A Garden

Stealth Pavilion is an architecturally designed private gym which sits suitably disguised in its landscape, concealing its presence through select materiality. Plus Minus Design carefully integrates a multifunction volume into an established heritage-listed garden setting, combining a refined and contemporary approach.

Stealth Pavilion and its location amongst significant listed trees came with its associated challenges, and through a clever approach to concealment, the result combines ingenuity and precision to the architecturally designed private gym which blends into the surrounding landscape.

The brief for the pavilion was for a structure that would house an architecturally designed private home gym and also have the capacity to be adapted to separate guest accommodation as required. After the consideration of a number of locations, the chosen siting was within the drop zone of four of the five listed trees and its surrounding landscape.

Externally, cladding of bronze mirror allows the structure of the architecturally designed private gym to reflect the surrounding foliage and landscape, and seem non-existent to the passer-by while internally the finishes reflect a robust warmth, suitable to its function.

Built by Robert Plumb Build, key to Stealth Pavilion’s integration into the existing was the carefully curated landscape by Dangar Barin Smith.

Architecture by Plus Minus Design.
Build by Robert Plumb Build.
Landscape by Dangar Barin Smith.
Production by The Local Project.
Video by Cheer Squad.

New Timelapse Travel Videos: ‘Sarajevo’ In Bosnia And Herzegovina

Filmed and Edited by: Joerg Daiber

Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Due to its long history of religious and cultural diversity, Sarajevo is sometimes called the “Jerusalem of Europe. It is one of only a few major European cities to have a mosque, Catholic church, Orthodox church and synagogue within the same neighborhood. In 1914, Sarajevo was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by local Young Bosnia activist Gavrilo Princip that sparked World War I. After World War II, the establishment of the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina within the Second Yugoslavia led to a massive expansion of Sarajevo, which culminated with the hosting of the 1984 Winter Olympics marking a prosperous era for the city.

The next episode of Little Big World will feature the abandoned and destroyed venues of these Winter Olympics so stay tuned for more. However, after the start of the Yugoslav Wars, for 1,425 days, from April 1992 to February 1996, the city suffered the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare, during the Bosnian War. This city definately has seen a fair share of melodrama. That might be the reason why I have picked a music that may be a bit over the top in terms of drama for this film.

These days Sarajevo is the fastest growing city in Bosnia and Herzegovina and a prospering place with expanding tourism. It’s an amazing place to visit and you will get a good idea of this place in this 3 minutes video.