8.11.2016 Daily Links

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In what Tom Engelhardt has described as an “election from hell,” further confirmation, now from the sleuths and ‘ambulance-chasers’ at LawNewz, who here provide a briefing about WikiLeaks‘ having ‘upped the ante’ in the case of former Democratic National Committee insider Seth Rich’s unexplained murder–two bullets in the back during a four in the morning jaunt–by announcing a $20,000 bounty for information that leads to a conviction, which inevitably seems to confirm an assertion  that is not probative, yet highly suggestive, from the ideologues at Christian Times Newspaper that Julian Assange had confirmed Rich as a source, which the paper was basing on an interview on a Dutch news site, the brouhaha about all of which certainly tends to obscure what The Hill just announced , that the remainder of Clinton’s deleted e-mails will likely remain secret till after November eighth, a fascinating development among many others, such as the rising star of Jill Stein despite what Mint Press News describes as Clinton campaign accusations that Dr. Stein is an ‘agent’ of none other than Vladimir Putin.

                    This Day in History                  

Today in Japan is Mountain Day; meanwhile, in ancient Central America five thousand one hundred thirty years ago, multiple pre-Columbian cultures innovated a calendar that some people would follow for thousands of years; four thousand five hundred eight years prior to today; according to legend, the progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation defeated one of the Assyrian kings; one thousand nine hundred and ten years before the here and now, what has become modern Romania became one piece of the Roman Empire, Roman Dacia; one thousand five hundred twenty-six years behind us, the Goths defeated the forces of one of the last monarchs of the Western Roman empire; five hundred forty-three years prior to the present pass, Ottoman forces won a decisive victory against the armies of Uzun Hassan, consolidating Ottoman rule in Southwest Asia; MORE HERE

                A Thought for the Day                

Simultaneously torturing and tantalizing, at once alluring and daunting, life’s vexatious valleys and undulating ridges solicit the sauntering sojourner to sally forth through occurrences and eventualities that represent at one and the same time seas of struggle and oceans of opportunity.

                  Quote of the Day                       
“So if I asked you about art you’d probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written.  Michelangelo?  You know a lot about him.  Life’s work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientation, the whole works, right?  But I bet you can’t tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel.  You’ve never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling.  Seen that. rect3336 space
If I asked you about women you’d probably give me a syllabus of your personal favorites.  You may have even been laid a few times.  But you can’t tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy.  MORE HERE

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An iconic expression of the mediation of the collapse of ‘traditional’ colonialism, the black and white masterpiece The Battle of Algiers, which is one of those experiences, available with English subtitles to boot, that every scrappy scribe and stalwart citizen should view and ponder, inasmuch as its narrative elements deal with infiltration, assassination, torture, rebellion, terrorism, and most of the other foundation issues of this post-9/11 era of ours, when all too frequently people come to believe that all of these problems are new, or original to our own difficulties when in fact they are part of a continuum that goes back at least a century or so.




Contest honors reporting on development [Africa]

Journalists from Sub-Saharan Africa can submit their unpublished articles to the Haller Prize for Development Journalism.

Deadline: 09/16/2016



The program operates on a two-year cycle. Songwriters, composers, and writers will be eligible to apply for the November 1, 2016 deadline. Choreographers and visual, craft, and film/video artists are eligible to apply for the November 2017 deadline. Must have been a year-round resident of North Carolina for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline. Fellowships in the amount of $10,000 support the creative development of North Carolina artists and the creation of new work.

2017 Emerging Artists Applications will be available online in July 2016 and due September 23, 2016. Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded in support of artistic projects in the areas of painting/drawing, photography, installation, film/video, drama, literature, printmaking/mixed media, craft, sculpture, dance, and music. To be eligible, applicants must be an individual artist, not an ensemble or group. In addition, applicants must have resided in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Orange, or Person counties for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline, be at least 18 years of age, and not be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program in their discipline at the time of the application deadline.


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Young Rebel Bloggers

A Daily Dot article that introduces readers to young, talented, and motivated bloggers who are changing the media and political landscape of a country long haunted by instability and strife: “Elie Fares, a 26-year-old Lebanese medical student, and Danny Ganama, a 20-year-old Syrian studying at the Lebanese American University, represent the country’s impetus for change through their personal blogs. Like many others, these Beiruti inhabitants have been galvanized to the point of no return, bringing taboo conversation and debate about Lebanon and its future to the web.”

WRISSEditing Software

An IJ Net article that looks at great software that can facilitate important media functions of any sort of storytelling: “Mobile editing allows us to make and upload images on the go, as well as pulling photos from our photo libraries without the added step of uploading to our hard drives. A testament to the growing power of mobile and ease of production, these apps are all free. (As a bonus: They’re all really fun.)”

When Subject Is Too Close To Home

A Salon piece that details the struggles of a writer forced to confront the terrors of cancer both in her written work and as a real-life foe in her family’s life: “The hardest writing I’ve ever had to do for money was writing the case for the renal carcinoma pathologist during the two months after I first learned of my father’s diagnosis. All of the things that make writing exciting and powerful and interesting for me — the great leap of empathy into the topic I’m learning about, the research, the drama of what happens if the protagonist (in this case, our pathologist and my father) isn’t successful in their fight against Darth Renal Carcinoma — threatened to make me dissolve into a little ineffectual puddle of desperation on my office floor.”


Feeling the Bern Post-Bern

A Truth Dig posting that may offer consolation to those who truly believed in Sanders’ idea of a less-polluted and actually functional Democratic Party who are not content to line up behind the corpowhore Clintons: “Vying for the support of those who previously backed former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, Stein championed her vision of “an America and a world…that puts people, planet, and peace over profit.”

During her acceptance speech, Stein said she was excited “to be running in alliance with the Bernie Sanders movement that lives on outside the Democratic Party.””

GENISSWhat If Addiction Is Not a Disease

A Chronicle look at the conflicts present in coming up with good research and cure for those suffering substance abuse, and how the very fundamental premise of the problem is in question: “”But even as new insights emerge from both the physical and social sciences, a longstanding argument over whether or not addiction is a disease prevents researchers from identifying effective treatment strategies. …

We don’t have very good science yet,” says Sheigla Murphy, a medical sociologist and director of the Center for Substance Abuse Studies at the Institute for Scientific Analysis, in San Francisco, “and a lot of that has to do with issues of conceptualization and politics.””