How Music Works: Melody →
In this film composer Howard Goodall looks at melody’s basic elements. Why are some melodic shapes common to all cultures across the world? Can successful melodies be written at random? If not, what are the familiar melodic patterns composers of all types of music have fallen back on again and again, and why do they work? I hope that you watch the other episodes, they’re amazing all...
Houston says "No" to Red-light Cameras →
ATS is upset, and wants financial compensation, because the city terminated the ticketing contract before its 2014 expiration date. Given the massive amount of revenue generated by the program — $17,760,900 worth of tickets were mailed in 2009 — Houston Mayor Annise Parker initially attempted to ignore the results of the vote and to keep issuing tickets for another four months to cover the damages...
The Shadow Scholar →
You’ve never heard of me, but there’s a good chance that you’ve read some of my work. I’m a hired gun, a doctor of everything, an academic mercenary. My customers are your students. I promise you that. Somebody in your classroom uses a service that you can’t detect, that you can’t defend against, that you may not even know exists.