(via xkcd: Beliefs)
Nick Cave is the subject of a different kind of rock documentary called 20,000 Days on Earth, which attempts to debunk the creative process for what it actually is: “It is just hard labor.”
Scotland will soon vote on whether to end the United Kingdom and become an independent country. NPR International Correspondent Ari Shapiro and NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax answered readers’ questions about the referendum on Ari’s Facebook page Tuesday. Ari is in London and Marilyn is in D.C.
For more context on the issue, here are a few recommended readings from Marilyn and Ari about the impact of the vote on…
- Natural resources: In Shetland, Oil Shapes Debate Over Scottish Independence (NPR)
- Scottish nationalism: The Wall That Defined Scotland’s Frontier 2,000 Years Ago To Today (NPR)
- The American economy: Like It Or Not, Scotland’s Drama May Hit Your Wallet (NPR)
- Currency: Scots, What the Heck? (NYT Opinion), Carney warns Scotland over currency reserves (Financial Times)
- Ireland: Irish seem lost for words on Scottish independence (Irish Times)
- Union Jack: Experts flag up end of union jack if Scotland votes for independence (The Guardian)
A popular song reworked as a Shakespearean sonnet every Thursday. It’s worth following Pop Sonnets.
abstractquests said: What are some tips on how to get established in public media in an age where the internet allows everyone to use social networks as their form of public media. It's easy to get drowned out.
Post your stuff on @prx. Follow public radio folks on Transom. Join AIR (the Association for Independents in Radio.) Go to Third Coast. (Scholarship info here.) Pitch some stuff to Code Switch or another NPR blog. Interview people. Go to an event at your local member station and ask the folks who work there.
I had to present my analysis of this film for a Latin American social history class. Let me tell you, this continent was a landing platform for some real bloodthirsty locos … and if they didn’t start out that way, a few hundred hours floating the Amazon in search of “El Dorado” certainly sent them in that direction. Herzog had his eye tuned on the madness, and Klaus Kinski is a natural disaster.
A fan of director Werner Herzog? Tomorrow our critic at large, John Powers, is reviewing Herzog: The Collection, a new set with 16 of his films.
This .gif is from Danny Miller, our executive producer.
(From Aguirre, the Wrath of God)