The short “Echoes” enters the post-traumatic visions of an aging test pilot as he tries to cope with memories of the top secret supersonic aircraft development program which claimed the lives of many of his friends.
This week, Mexico commemorated the 200th anniversary of the beginning of its War of Independence. In September of 1810, a Mexican priest named Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla uttered a call to arms against the Spanish, later known as the Grito de Dolores (“Cry of Dolores”). Soon after began a series of battles with the Spanish that would build into a war that lasted over a decade, eventually resulting in independence.
Members of Mexico’s military commemorate the 1847 battle of the “Ninos Heroes,” or “Heroic Children,” a group of cadets who died defending the military academy in Mexico City during the Mexican-American War, during bicentennial celebrations in Mexico City, Monday Sept. 13, 2010.
Bicentennial Year Celebrations
This bicentennial year, tens of thousands of Mexicans thronged the streets of Mexico City to celebrate. The celebrations took place under a somewhat subdued light though, amid the violence of a brutal nationwide drug war and vocal criticism of government spending on the lavish ceremonies. Collected here are photos of this week’s celebration of 200 years of Mexican independence.
For all the “Marley & Me’s” and “Beverly Hills Chihuahuas,” for all the Lassies and Benjis, there are almost no movies about cats. Untrainable, skittish and unpredictable beasts that they are, cats are a bust in Hollywood. Continue reading “Online Culture: The Internet is Made of Kittens”
Running into problems when taking photographs over, and over again? Here’s a handy guide that will help you troubleshoot your problems, and improve your shots all at once! Continue reading “Photography Troubleshooting: No More Bad Photos”
Entrepreneur and VC Mark Suster believes that “in-person” teams are much more effective than those that collaborate remotely. Suster says that it’s hard for distributed teams to communicate effectively Continue reading “Can Technology Bridge the Gap for Remote Teams?”
On Saturday, I attended WISH 2010 in Tokyo (where I live) to see a total of 15 Japanese startups presenting their services onstage to a panel of judges and an audience of 550 people. The event was organized by online marketing company Agile Media Network. Continue reading “15 Japanese Startups Demo Their Services”
Robbie Williams was in Blackpool last night to switch on the famous illuminations. A crowd of over 15,000 assembled to watch the Take That star turn on the lights, which will shine for 66 nights until November 7. Continue reading “Robbie Williams Turns On Blackpool Lights”
In January 2009, Hart premiered his new comedy special “I’m a Grown Little Man” on COMEDY CENTRAL. Recently he appeared in the Hollywood remake of “Death at a Funeral.” He also appeared in “Fool’s Gold” and “The 40 Year Old Virgin.” Continue reading “New York Comedy Festival with Kevin Hart”
The new Highway Code is full of many worthy and ethnically balanced tips for making the world a greener and safer place. You can’t smoke. You can’t leave your engine running unnecessarily. You can’t apply make-up if it’s been tested on cats. Continue reading “Fiat Bravo: Call me stupid, But I like it”
Farmers Weekly asked me whether the BBC made any programming specifically for people in the countryside or for farmers. And the short answer is that we don’t. Just like we don’t make programmes specifically for people in the city Continue reading “Portraying the British Countryside on the BBC”