The retirement speech of General Douglas MacArthur. A talk on three Caravaggio paintings by a National Gallery curator. Several hours of woodland noise to fall asleep to. All 13 episodes of Civilisation. Clips of how Gavi is coming on at Barcelona. An interview with Saul Bellow on Swiss Italian TV. A review of the De’Longhi Dedica coffee machine. A Tame Impala gig I missed in Hackney last summer. Gore Vidal drawling his way through Venice for 90 minutes. A guide to the five tones in spoken Thai.
Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. Someone’s hour-long drive through my old neighbourhood in LA. A documentary about the Meiji Restoration in French. How to re-pressurise a boiler. The academic philosopher Anthony Quinton explaining Wittgenstein. Martha Nussbaum explaining Aristotle. An American expat eating bánh cuon in Hanoi. A British expat eating prawn pad kaprao in Bangkok. Versions of L’Orfeo from the Barcelona and Zurich opera houses. A discussion of how close China came to industrialising in the Song dynasty. Four parkour runners seemingly beating the Tube in a race from Moorgate to Farringdon stations. A 158-minute interview with Emmanuel Macron. How to use an Indesit washer-dryer. The above is a basket of goods from the great souk we call YouTube. I pay a tenner a month for these videos. I could put up with adverts and pay nothing.
For the first time since 2004, the Library of Congress National Book Festival featured a Science Fiction & Fantasy stage highlighting how expansive and introspective imaginative fiction can be. Today, we’re releasing the footage for this stage — sponsored by General Motors — on our site and our YouTube channel. Here’s what you’ll find among the otherworldly and speculative conversations that took place on the Science Fiction & Fantasy stage at the recent Festival:
In the afternoon, bestselling author Holly Black talked about her first adult novel, “Book of Night,” with Megan Labrise, editor at large of Kirkus Reviews. As author of the Folk of the Air series and co-author of the Spiderwick series, Black lit the way for readers growing up on her dozens of books for younger readers.
Closing out the day was B.L. Blanchard and Lucinda Roy’s conversation with Derrick Young, co-owner and co-founder of MahoganyBooks. In Blanchard’s debut, “The Peacekeeper,” Europeans never colonized America, and in Roy’s near-future “Flying the Coop,” slavery is gut-wrenchingly normalized.
Who decides what is acceptable speech on social media platforms? – YouTube
4,885 views, Oct 10, 2022
There are questions once again about the future of Twitter and what it should and should not allow online. Specifically, how far should the company go when it comes to permitting free speech? What should be taken down when it comes to misinformation? And does the company adequately guard against hatemongering speech? Charlie Warzel joined William Brangham to discuss.
24,370 views Sep 12, 2022 President Biden announced new steps in his “Cancer Moonshot” initiative aimed to speed the discovery of new cancer treatments as it remains the second leading cause of death in the U.S. NBC News’ Monica Alba reports.