Bookmarks for 2011-09-20

September 20th, 2011 | brainjuice

Anna Meredith

September 19th, 2011 | music

Joe Stannard of The Outer Church and THE WIRE magazine just pointed me at this. I was aware of her work, but hadn’t heard this for some reason. An EP entitled BLACK PRINCE FURY. The first piece alone is kind of vast and strange and magnificent.

Black Prince Fury by Anna Meredith

Bookmarks for 2011-09-17

September 18th, 2011 | brainjuice

  • The WELL: John Robb on War, Peace, and Resilient Communities
    "My students were former child soldiers. Let me say that after the
    schools had been out of business for more than 10 years, say starting
    around 1990, the wars were more like Lord of the Flies with pickup
    trucks, automatic rifles, light and heavy machineguns, and mortars…

    "…Illiterate 20-somethings leading uneducated armed bands of teens and children across the countryside, enticed by rice and magic. And some drugs, it's true, but chiefly rice and magic. These were hungry children empowered by an AK-47 and some sadistic charismatic leaders.

    "…Funny how quickly a new generation will believe in the power of magic in as few as 10 or 12 years after the schools close."
    (tags:war pol cult magic edu )

The View From Up Here (17sep11)

September 18th, 2011 | photography, researchmaterial

The daily Reuters news galleries – all these images are from Reuters photographers and all rights reside with them and Reuters – are always an unsettling window on the world.  Here’s a selection from today’s spreads, without attribution or explanation.

Bookmarks for 2011-09-17

September 17th, 2011 | brainjuice