Songwriter, singer, poet, memoirist, artist, icon Patti Smith performs in WNYC's The Greene Space. In a program of songs and poetry coordinated by her daughter Jesse Paris Smith, Patti Smith performs with Tree Laboratory (Jesse Paris Smith and Eric Hoegemeyer) and her long-time collaborator guitarist Lenny Kaye. They titled the event "Mixing Memory and Desire: An Evening of Music, Poetry, Sound, and Remembrance," celebrating the "chaos and transformation of spring."
[~1h30m, scroll down for video] [more inside]
posted by hippybear
on Apr 29, 2014 -
Spring Rain, Then Foul Algae in Ailing Lake Erie: [New York Times]
"A thick and growing coat of toxic algae appears each summer, so vast that in 2011 it covered a sixth of its waters, contributing to an expanding dead zone on its bottom, reducing fish populations, fouling beaches and crippling a tourism industry that generates more than $10 billion in revenue annually."
posted by Fizz
on Mar 24, 2013 -
Raising the Dead
:'At the bottom of the biggest underwater cave in the world, diving deeper than almost anyone had ever gone, Dave Shaw found the body of a young man who had disappeared ten years earlier. What happened after Shaw promised to go back is nearly unbelievable—unless you believe in ghosts.'
posted by the man of twists and turns
on Jun 17, 2012 -
Snowdrops, or Galanthus
, are those little white flowers you often see in the early Spring, sometimes poking up from under the snow. At first glance, they're charming, but not terrifically interesting. Galanthophiles
of the world think otherwise. [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek
on Mar 4, 2012 -
Looking for a reason to celebrate today, or just a reason to skip out on your obligations? You could look through Religious seasonal days of celebration and holy days
, check if today is covered by Holiday for Every Day
yet, or keep things simple and rely on a Calendar of the Saints
like the Catholic feast days
or Greek Saints Days from the Orthodox Ministry Access Calendar
. If you like to be more traditional, you could go with the Medievalist's On-line Calendar of Saints
, which only lists people recognized as saints in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Or, if you feel lucky, check for special Google logos
(designed by Dennis Hwang
). For instance, today is the first day of Spring
, and the 40th anniversary
of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
posted by filthy light thief
on Mar 20, 2009 -
are members of the olive family
, among the earliest flowering plants
imported to the United States. Planted near the front doors of flat, bare early Colonial house facades, they helped to create "dooryard gardens
," which softened and brought beauty to a rough-hewn early America. Jefferson planted them; at Monticello, some of those bushes still bloom.
. They gave Pan
his pipes. They are employed as evocative symbols in American literature
, and poetry
, where they symbolize the sensuousness of love
in its earliest stages. Festivals celebrate
, and NOAA tracks the earliest leaves and flowers
for evidence of climate change. The inability to smell it may be an early indication of Alzheimer's disease
. No wonder people like to steal them
posted by Miko
on May 23, 2008 -
Springing into redesign
Orbiting has been redesigned for Spring, and I've seen a couple of others.
Have y'all seen any other good ones (besides Derek's, which is fantastic)?
posted by Melanie
on Apr 2, 2000 -