Interesting Little Things
<img src="http://timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/billiejoe.jpg?w=455&h=303&crop=1" alt="billiejoe" title="billiejoe"/> As the typical airplane seating advice goes, your seatbelt should be fastened tight across your lap. Perhaps Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong should have applied that advice to the belt on his pants. Armstrong, the lead singer and guitarist for Green Day, was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight Thursday night because of his saggy pants. He was escorted off the Oakland to Burbank flight after a flight attendant insisted his pants were too low.
To the untrained ear, Syrian President Bashar Assad's Tuesday offer of amnesty for "all members of political movements" may sound resoundingly generous. But his opponents know that anything sugarcoated offered by the Syrian regime has had a violent and bitter follow-through. Indeed, a look at the fine print makes Assad's beneficence vanish.
<img src="http://timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/newsfeedjpnsurvivor.jpg?w=455&h=284&crop=1" alt="newsfeedjpnsurvivor" title="newsfeedjpnsurvivor"/> In times of distress, its only natural for your thoughts to go to your loved ones. ( More on TIME.com : See photos of the devastation in Japan .) Zack Branham, a 24 year-old American who was teaching English in Japan, couldn’t contact his girlfriend after the Japan tsunami struck their small coastal towns. Enduring by foot, he braved impassable roads to her town – a mere four miles away – for 20 hours to make sure she was okay.
<img src="http://timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/505353837.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="9/11 COLORING BOOK CRITICIZED FOR DEPICTION OF MUSLIMS" title="9/11 COLORING BOOK CRITICIZED FOR DEPICTION OF MUSLIMS"/> It’s not your average coloring book that depicts the burning Twin Towers and the killing of Osama bin Laden. We Shall Never Forget 9/11: The Kids’ Book of Freedom does just that, and much more, in an attempt to “educate.” But some U.S.
At just 24 years old, Ed Ou is repped by Reportage by Getty Images , gotten front page stories in the New York Times , and now has won the Young Reporter Award at Perpignan, the international photojournalism festival, for his photos of young Somali soldiers. Eduardo Castaldo Ed Ou, right, shooting protests in Cairo, February 2011.
In ancient Japan, or so the folktale goes, there used to be a mountain where old people were taken and abandoned once they reached 60 years of age. Although the practice of obasute was probably more rural legend than actual reality, it is a chilling reminder of the perils of old age in a nation where roughly one-quarter of Japanese are now 60 years old or above.
A resealable plastic bag will do the job, but it’s not the ideal storage solution for your cheese. The best way to wrap leftovers really depends on the particular type (see the list below). Whatever the sort of cheese, stash it in the vegetable crisper of the refrigerator, where the temperature is cold and stable. Use a fresh piece of plastic wrap or wax paper to rewrap cheese after each use.
<img src="http://timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/beauty_mirror.jpg?w=455&h=300&crop=1" alt="beauty_mirror" title="beauty_mirror"/> Hey there, Kjerstin Gruys, you’ve got some spinach in your teeth.
<img src="http://timeentertainment.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/ides-of-march.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="Ides of March" title="Ides of March"/>
<img src="http://timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/42-23883748.jpg?w=400&h=267&crop=1" alt="Close up of North Korean flag" title="Close up of North Korean flag"/> According to a global happiness index released in North Korea, the country and its allies are the most cheerful countries in the world.
<img src="http://timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/williams_college.jpg?w=455&h=273&crop=1" alt="Williams College" title="Williams College"/> This week, Forbes released its annual ranking of the 650 best undergraduate academic institutions in America. Its top ten however, are not quite as predictable as you might assume. The magazine conducted its analysis using a set of criteria which encompassed caliber of professors, career opportunities the students are afforded, matriculation rates, and degree of student debt. Forbes also boasts that in contrast to other lists and rankings of this nature, the contestable impact of “reputation” is excluded from all metrics in their list.
Pottermore, the new, officially J.K. Rowling–sanctioned Harry Potter website, is now conducting what's known as a "closed beta." That means that it's not open to the public, but a bunch of lucky fans, about a million of them, have been invited in to explore it early. I'm one of them. My daughter, whom we'll call Plum, is another. Plum is 7, but she's a voracious reader and no mean Potter scholar.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (top), Lisa Hannigan, James Blake, Jesse Sykes (middle row left to right), Neutral Milk Hotel (bottom). Courtesy of the artists It's hard to believe how much new and unheard music from our favorite artists has emerged in just a few days.