David Foster Wallace, Incarnations of Burned Children
“While the respondents slammed the President for his handling of the economy, Iraq, and a host of other issues, his perceived role as the primary cause of the Second World War was the biggest drag on his numbers.”
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Comparing Lauryn Hill’s reharmonizations of Kurtis Blow and the Delfonics in “If I Ruled the World” to the original recordings.
Performer: Lauryn Hill; Song: “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)”; Artist: Nas; Album: It Was Written; Year 1996.
Listen: “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)”
Song: “If I Ruled the World”; Artist: Kurtis Blow; Album: America; Year: 1985.
Listen: “If I Ruled the World”
Song: “Walk Right Up to the Sun”; Artist: The Delfonics; Album: Tell Me This is a Dream; Year 1971.
Listen: “Walk Right Up to the Sun”
Luo Changwei - Da Qin Island (2012)
"Da Qin Island was first set up by Chinese officials in 1924 as a colony to separate leprosy patients from the general population, but in 2011, the last 40 patients were transferred back to rehabilitation facilities in mainland China.
Before the move, Changwei traveled to the isolated island for several months to document the patients and their way of life.
The images reveal a marginalized group still coping with life on the outside. Da Qin Island was, and perhaps still is, a place frozen in time and hidden from most of the world, yet Changwei’s narrative also includes the beauty of the locale, albeit one whose wondrous beaches act more as a barrier than a place to bask in the sun.”