Can vulnerability be a strength? I sure think so, and it turns out human connection researcher, Brene Brown, thinks so too. In a recent talk at TEDxHouston, Brown shares insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself better as well as to understand humanity. It is…
“Gonzo journalism is a style of reporting based on William Faulkner’s idea that the best fiction is far more true than any kind of journalism — and the best journalists have always known this. True gonzo reporting needs the talents of a master journalist, the eye of an artist/photographer and the heavy balls of an actor. Because the writer must be a participant in the scene, while he’s writing it — or at least taping it, or even sketching it. Or all three. Probably the closest analogy to the ideal would be a film director/producer who writes his own scripts, does his own camera work and somehow manages to film himself in action, as the protagonist or at least a main character.”
Over the weekend, Bret Easton Ellis had an enthusiastic tweet-session as he pondered potential plans for a sequel to his cult novel American Psycho.
It all started with this tweet: “1:00 AM in L.A. and sitting at my desk finishing a script and suddenly I’m making notes on where Patrick Bateman’s now and maybe he could…”
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Coronographe, Pic du Midi
Copyright: Pascal Drabik
The Pic du Midi de Bigorre or simply Pic du Midi (altitude 2,877 m (9,439 ft)) is a mountain in the French Pyrenees famous for its astronomical observatory, the Observatoire du Pic du Midi de Bigorre (Pic du Midi Observatory), part of the Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (Midi-Pyrénées Observatory).
You can tell that isn’t a mirror on All Songs Considered Senior Producer Graham Smith’s lap because you need sunglasses to stare at someone that hot. BABE!
Ca Plane Pour Moi - Team Genius
featuring Pando Daily’s very own Erin Griffith on keyboards
great version Team Genius!
Coffee with Johnny Cash on His 80th Birthday
by Trent Gilliss, senior editor
The sun is on the cemetery, leaves are on the stones, there never was a place on earth that felt so much like home.
Let’s celebrate what would’ve been Johnny Cash’s eightieth birthday today with a song his daughter Rosanne Cash composed while mourning the loss of her father. As she explained to us earlier this year, the middle verse of “God Is in the Roses” came about the day after she buried her father:
“I got up at 5:00 in the morning and waited for the Starbucks to open and got coffee and went and sat on his grave and watched the sun rise — the sun, yeah, the sun rise on his grave. And it was really comforting to me. I took two cups of coffee — one for him. And I felt so at peace watching the sun rise on his grave and then that gave me that verse. But then I wanted to go out to, you know, more than just my personal experience, when I’m saying, I love you like a brother, father and a son. And now when I sing that live, I sing, I love you all like brothers.”