Sturgill Simpson’s ‘Sound & Fury’ is a blood-soaked anime masterpiece

Sound & FuryListeners longing to hear Simpson croon over soft acoustic strings, ride a space turtle through hallucinations, or meditate on fatherhood are out of luck. They also already have records where he does that. is the latest stage in the alt-country troubadours continuing evolution. What once walked out of the water and developed a knack for traditional country has become a pissed off, guitar-soloing monster of rock n roll. High Top MountainMetamodern Sounds in Country MusicA Sailors Guide to EarthSimpson finally commits his live sound to record on Part Queens of the Stone Age desert rock, part 80s Gary Numan dance freakout, simultaneously serves as his most straightforward and most daring album.Sound & FuryOn its own merits, is one …

Kara Walker’s fountain installed at Tate’s Turbine

The figure of the Roman goddess Venus stands at the top of Walker’s fountain, recast as a priestess from Afro-Brazilian and Caribbean religions. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe 13-metre-high fountain investigates the history of slavery Walker presents the artwork as a “gift… to the heart of an empire that redirected the fates of the world”. She has signed the work “Kara Walker, NTY” or “Not Titled Yet”, in a play on the British honours system. Speaking to the BBC, she said that using the Victoria Memorial as inspiration “was almost accidental”. “On my way to the airport, we drove past it and I took pictures immediately as it’s the sort of thing that gets my heart …

Mike Pompeo Meets Pope Francis As Talk Of Impeachment Heats Up

On a day when a former special envoy for Ukraine was due to be interviewed in the impeachment probe, Pompeo appeared to be seeking some respite from the growing storm back home with his low-key schedule. But Pompeo has become increasingly drawn into the drama, and on Wednesday he confirmed for the first time that he listened in on the July phone call between Trump and Ukraine’s president that is at the center of the impeachment drive by House Democrats. Vatican Media / Reuters U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, October 3, 2019.  Afterward, Pompeo made the two-hour drive from Rome to Pacentro, in Italy’s Abruzzo region. Pompeo’s paternal grandfather came from the …

Thousands march to support Scottish independence

Report End of Twitter post by @AUOBALBA The route ran along Queens Drive, Horse Wynd, Canongate, High Street, Lawnmarket, George IV bridge, Forrest Road and Middle Meadow Walk. Images show Edinburgh’s iconic landmarks and streets packed with thousands of campaigners and a sea of Saltire flags. Chants of “What do we want? Independence” could be heard as marches made their way up the Royal Mile. Image copyright Andrew Milligan Image caption A group of bikers were among those who showed their support for Scottish independence Report End of Twitter post by @derrickfarnell Ahead of her speech to the rally, Joanna Cherry MP described the event as party for the grassroots supporters of the independence movement. She told BBC Scotland: “I’m …

Dunkin’ Is Selling Spider Donuts & Oreo Hot Chocolate For A Tasty Halloween

Courtesy of Dunkin’ Dunkin’s Halloween 2019 Donuts Are Festive Faves For The Holiday By Daffany Chan Oct 1, 2019 Now that it’s October, it’s officially time to get ready for Halloween. It’s a good time to start thinking about what you’ll dress up as for the special day, whether you spend it passing out candy to trick-or-treaters or at a themed party with friends. Since the opportunity to dress up for the holiday only comes around once a year, my recommendation is to have fun with it and get creative with your costume. Even Dunkin’ is dressing up its donuts in line with the creepy looks of the season, and Dunkin’s Halloween 2019 donuts are dressed-up classics that’ll be as …

Hong Kong: thousands protest over shooting of teenager by police

Anger and grief fuel fresh demonstrations after injury of 18-year-old Tsang Chi-kin Driven by anger and grief, thousands of people came out across Hong Kong to denounce the shooting of a teenage student by police, an escalation of force that appears to have deepened the gulf between protesters and authorities. They marched through the city centre, organised sit-ins at schools and gathered at a courtroom where other protesters faced rioting charges. Many who joined Wednesdays demonstrations held their hands over their chests in tribute to 18-year-old Tsang Chi-kin, who was shot at point-blank range on Tuesday, with the bullet narrowly missing his heart. Tsang is in hospital in stable but critical condition after surgery to remove the bullet. The shooting …

Peter Thiels VC Firm to Host a Meetup Where Tech Outcasts Can Do Thoughtcrimes

Being cancelled getting you down? Well now theres a conference for youand everyone else booted from mainstream political discourse for thoughtcrimes. Imagine a conference for people banned from other conferences, the Grace Hopper Celebration and the disinvited to keynote the Black Hat security conference due to his political record on abortion. Hurd is also friendly with Founders Fund portfolio company Anduril. Unlike gatherings of right-leaning online provocateurs that the event resembles, Hereticon will draw a more pedigreed set. The invite-only conference in May 2020 will likely attract attendees from the much-grumbled about liberal strongholds of American tech, and perhaps others whove been cast out of the silicon gates already. From Galileo to Jesus Christ, heretical thinkers have been met with …

Abortion decriminalized in Sydney after Australian lawmakers overturn 119-year-old law

(CNN)Abortion has now been decriminalized in almost all of Australia after the country’s most populous state voted to overturn a 119-year-old law. New South Wales’ move means that abortion is now decriminalized everywhere in Australia — apart from the state of South Australia. South Australia’s abortion laws are currently under review. “And there you go folks Abortion has finally been decriminalised everywhere in Australia …. oh yeah except here in South Australia!” tweeted South Australia Abortion Action Coalition on Thursday. “Congratulations NSW now let’s get this done here.” New South Wales’ law change was controversial and provoked heated debate. Religious groups, anti-abortion activists and MPs had raised concerns, including about late-term abortion and people using abortions to select the sex …

Jessye Norman was a diva whose voice could not be denied

(CNN)If arias are like lyrical prose poems, then each singer who performs one is like a poet who reads their work with a unique timbre and cadence. Whether she was singing the Habenero from Act 1 of Bizet’s “Carmen,” “Lieder” by Richard Strauss or performing in a Wagner opera, Jessye Norman’s voice was pure poetry. Let’s face it: poetry and opera are two art forms that tend to make people feel inadequate. Talk of poetic forms and conventions elicits as much anxiety, defensiveness and accusations of elitism as mentioning overtures, arias and recitatives. Having been shaped in the world of Jim Crow Georgia in the 1940s, Jessye Norman understood what it felt like to be excluded, which affected her approach …

Hong Kong protester shot with live round during China National Day rally

Violence erupts as thousands protest on 70th anniversary of communist rule in China Hong Kong police have shot a protester with live ammunition for the first time in four months of demonstrations, marking a major escalation in the use of force on a day when shooting the protester at point blank range with a pistol. Other footage Map of key incidents in Hong Kong Crowds gathered in central Hong Kong, where police were using water cannon and teargas, Hong Kong protesters use chairs as barricade during riots video Hong Kong has been gripped by protests since June. Sparked by a controversial extradition bill, they have morphed into a wider and increasingly violent anti-government movement channelling residents anger and frustration at …

Pope Meets Priest Routinely Attacked By Conservatives For LGBTQ Outreach

The Vatican listed the audience with the Rev. James Martin among the pope’s daily activities, in a sign that Francis wanted it publicized. Since only some of Francis’ private meetings are announced, the implicit message was a public vote of confidence in Martin’s ministry. In a tweet, Martin said during the 30-minute meeting, he shared with Francis “the joys and hopes, and the griefs and anxieties, of LGBT Catholics and LGBT people worldwide.”  In a telephone interview, Martin said Francis listened intently to his presentation, delivered in Spanish, about the struggles of LGBT Catholics “and how many of them still feel marginalized” by the church. Official church teaching calls for gay men and lesbians to be respected and loved, but …

50 Life Changing Truths Worth Reminding Yourself Of Each Day

Brianna Wiest Updated September 29, 2019 By Jack Antal 1. You only lose what you cling to. 2. You cannot lose what is not yours. 3. You have everything you need to be happy. 4. A happy life does not require much at all. 5. If you carry the bricks of your past with you, you will build the same house. 6. The things that are in your life you have created and attracted. To change your life, choose to change. 7. You do not have forever to be who you are right now. 8. Not getting what you want is sometimes the best thing that could happen. 9. There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind. …

Former Infowars Editor Says Staff Laughed When He Asked Not To Lie About Sandy Hook

Infowars said in a recent court deposition that he repeatedly attempted to warn staff not to spread obvious lies about the parents of “I must have been in that room four to five times, at least, and only to be received with laughter and jokes,” The deposition, which took place in March but was filed into a Travis County court in Texas on Monday, is part of a lawsuit Sandy Hook parent Scarlett Lewis has levied against Infowars and its host, Alex Jones. Jones is being family members of loved ones who died in the 2012 shooting after he and his staff spent years falsely claiming that the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut ― Jacobson testified that Jones and his …

Richard Thompson at 70: on love, loss and being a Muslim in Trump’s US

The master of British folk music has weathered a second divorce and lives in the US where Trump has ramped up bigotry considerably. At least ex-wife Linda has forgiven him Richard Thompson is drinking mint tea in a Hampstead coffee shop he doesnt touch coffee or alcohol and between Islam and cricket, hes discussing the remarkable guest list for his upcoming David Gilmour, who has featured alongside Richard in a Rolling Stone magazine best ever guitarist list, and who, as a soloist, covered Martin and Eliza Carthy to Harry Shearer, the American actor and comedian, reviving his role as Derek Smalls from Judith Owen who joined Richard in 2006 for the Tear-Stained Letter or the pounding, edgy and emotional stories …

You Can Get Wednesday’s Web-Cakes From IHOP’s New Addams Family Menu

Courtesy of IHOP IHOP’s Addams Family Menu For 2019 Offers Spooky Breakfast Items By Daffany Chan Sept 23, 2019 With the countdown to Halloween growing shorter by the day, it’s time to get in the proper mood for something spooky. Sometimes it just takes some festive food and decor to invoke your true holiday spirit, so head on over over to IHOP, which kicked off the Halloween celebration on Sept. 16. Their limited-edition menu inspired by The Addams Family is the best way for fans to experience the kooky family at the breakfast table. IHOP’s Addams Family Menu for 2019 offers spooky breakfast items that are both sweet and savory treats. In a Sept. 16 press release, IHOP unveiled the …

I ‘stormed’ Area 51 and it was even weirder than I imagined

No one had any idea what to expect of a plan for people to meet in Rachel, Nevada, to see for themselves if the government was hiding aliens In the middle of the Nevadan desert, outside a secretive US military airstrip, I found the worlds strangest social media convention. Dozens of young, good-looking, often costumed people were running around filming each other with semi-professional video rigs. They were YouTube and Instagram stars or, more often, aspiring stars here to Storm Area 51, They Cant Stop All of Us. According to the plan, people would meet in Rachel, Nevada the closest town to Area 51 in the early morning of 20 September, then swarm the defenses and see for themselves if …