VIDEO: Julia Child makes primordial soup
- Written by Mark Jensen
In this video, which was made in the 1970s and played for several decades at the Smithsonian National Air Space Museum, Julia Child (1912-2004) explains how simple ingredients produce amino acids (proteins are formed of polypeptide chains of amino acids), carbohydrates, and RNA and DNA components. -- Many Julia Child videos are available on YouTube, where they are enjoying a revival of popularity thanks to Nora Ephron's hit film "Julie and Julia," based on Child's posthumously published autobiography and Julie Powell's Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen (2005)....
VIDEO / SPEECH: John Pilger calls Barack Obama 'a very fine hypnotist'
- Written by Jim O. Madison
In a recent speech, John Pilger called attention to the little-known fact that Barack Obama's first employer after graduating from Columbia in 1983, Business International Corporation, "has a long history of providing cover for the CIA with covert action, and infiltrating unions and the left. I know this because it was especially active in my own country, Australia. Obama doesn't say [in Dreams from My Father] what he did at Business International, and there may be absolutely nothing sinister, but it seems worthy of inquiry and debate, as a clue to perhaps who the man is." -- Pilger went on to contrast appearance and reality in the politics of Barack Obama. -- NOTE: On Aug. 3, the University of Sydney announced that John Pilger would be the recipient of the 2009 Sydney Peace Prize....
VIDEO / SONG: 'Anybody with a soul knows that' -- 'Resolution (The Torture Song)' by David Ippolito
- Written by Hank Berger and Fran Lucientes
A July 2009 music video by David Ippolito, self-styled "That Guitar Man from Central Park," calls Americans to their senses on the question of torture. ...