A pullout isn't good news for PBS, either, as it signals "to other PBS members that affiliation isn't that important anymore," according to Jeffrey McCall, a media expert at DePauw University.
Los Angeles Public Broadcasting Stations' (PBS) affiliate KCET has announced they will be pulling out of the network. Things have not been going well for the station for a while now. [more inside] posted by victors at 6:55 PM PST - 52 comments
Anyone driving the twists of Highway 1 between San Francisco and Los Angeles recently may have glimpsed a Toyota Prius with a curious funnel-like cylinder on the roof. Harder to notice was that the person at the wheel was not actually driving. SLNYT + video. posted by chavenet at 3:40 PM PST - 116 comments
Urban archaeologist Scott Jordan has spent his whole life uncovering New York City's remains: I have been digging for New York's artifacts since 1969. My first dig was on Governor's Island, which was my father's duty station, and I stumbled upon a time capsule of New York's military history in the moat of old Fort Jay. In the dirt under the old drawbridge were relics dating from the War of 1812 all the way to the Civil War including buttons, musket balls and bullets, coins, pottery, and even a small cannon ball.[more inside] posted by nickyskye at 12:02 PM PST - 13 comments
RecycledMovieCostumes.com A site of screencaps and photos tracking outfits that show up in different movies. So sometimes you're watching a movie and you say "that actor looks familiar." This is a collection of photos and comparisons for the times you've thought "that outfit looks familiar." [more inside] posted by SaharaRose at 11:28 AM PST - 16 comments