Calle 13's René "Residente" Pérez on Revolutionary Music, WikiLeaks & Puerto Rican Independence This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: One of Puerto Rico’s popular bands is out with a new song this week with an unlikely collaborator. On Wednesday, the band Calle 13 released their latest tune titled "Multi_Viral." It features the voice of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. CALLE 13: Crece la ola, crece la espuma, cuando cada vez más gente se suma. JULIAN ASSANGE: We live in the world that your propaganda made. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: An excerpt from Calle 13’s new song "Multi_Viral," or "Multi_Viral." In recent years, Calle 13 has become one of the most popular acts in Latin America. AMY GOODMAN: So, 19 Latin Grammys, two overall Grammys. Joining us now, René Pérez, better known as Residente. Welcome to Democracy Now! RENÉ PÉREZ: Thank you. AMY GOODMAN: It’s great to have you with us. RENÉ PÉREZ: Yeah, I’m recording a new album with my brother. AMY GOODMAN: Talk about the making of "Multi_Viral," "Multi_Viral," with Julian Assange. RENÉ PÉREZ: Yeah.
Forever's Not So Long If You Liked My Book, You'll Love These Otto PenzlerThe Mysterious Bookshop’s owner edited the new Agents of Treachery (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard), a collection of previously unpublished spy fiction. The Tears of Autumn (1975)By Charles MccarryThe best novel by America’s greatest writer of espionage fiction is also the most credible account of President Kennedy’s assassination. You will believe it’s what really happened. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1963)By John Le Carré This one changed espionage fiction forever with the introduction of moral relativity: Le Carré posited that the heads of the British spy network were no better than their Soviet counterparts. The Garden of Weapons (1980)By John Gardner I much prefer Gardner’s thrillers starring brilliant, fearless Big Herbie Kruger to his James Bond stuff. Child 44 (2008)By Tom Rob SmithGorky Park meets 1984.
15 Amazing Animated Shorts We all love short animated films, but creating short film is very hard task. Putting whole story in 5 to 10 minutes is not easy. Can you imagine? Few films produced after working hard more than 6 years! I bet you will love these short animated movies, do let us know your favorite one, also feel free to share your favorite short film if it’s not present in the list. Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty Oscar-nominated film of ‘Granny O’Grimm’, directed by Nicky Phelan, produced by Brown Bag Films, and written/voiced by Kathleen O’Rourke. Oktapodi (2007) In Oktapodi, these two cuties help each other escape the clutches of a tyrannical restaurant cook. This Side Up – A Short Animation by Liron Topaz A naive music-lover’s patience is tested on his quest to download music online, as his perspective on technology completely changes. Oxygen Oxygen tries to make friends on the playground. “Heavenly Appeals” a short film by David Lisbe After many millennia of being tortured in Hell, Raymond K. Alma
‘The Great Beauty' movie review: Finding deep meaning in superficial extravagance The writer in that opening scene, Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo), could almost be an older version of the Marcello Mastroianni character in “La Dolce Vita.” Having published one very successful novel 40 years ago, Jep became “King of the High Life” and never penned another, instead doing just enough journalistic work to keep him in contact with everyone worth knowing in the city. That terrace by the Coliseum is part of his bachelor pad, where he recuperates after all-night revelry and hosts parties large and small. This last one was for his 65th birthday, and the milestone is making him more introspective than usual. Jep’s nascent melancholy deepens when he’s visited by a stranger named Alfredo. A sense of loss dogs Jep afterward, but it’s a beautiful, suave sadness, the kind that might incline a man to linger more than usual over life’s sensory pleasures, delights that Sorrentino and fellow screenwriter Umberto Contarello readily supply. DeFore is a freelance writer. Unrated.
Slow Motion Dancing This completely mesmerizing dance video was created by the music/dance group World Order which is led by former martial artist Genki Sudo. Intended as a message of hope, you can find Genki Sudo’s message to the Japanese and the world in these trying times below the video. “The unprecedented disasters unfolding in Japan; earthquakes, tsunami, and nuclear explosions, will somehow change things to come. And to send my message about this, I have expressed it here with WORLD ORDER. These disasters can be interpreted as a turning point for civilization. I think that we have arrived at a time of revolution, shared with all the people of the world, in today’s society, economy, and political systems. Genki Sudo Realistic Pokemon In this post a selection with awesome Pokemon fanart designed by Karolina Twardosz aka Twarda8. I have featured several redesigns of Pokemon characters in the past, but this is the first posts with characters as real animals. These images, available as a set on Karolina’s DevianArt profile is her real life interpretations of some well known pokemon. by Twarda8 About the author Hi, my name is Houke de Kwant.
Shake the Dust A poem that will shake you… “Do not let one moment go by that doesn’t remind you that your heart beats 900 times a day, and there are enough gallons of blood to make everyone of you oceans” ~ Anis Mojgani In the back of a large room at Powel’s Bookstore I was half-heartedly listening to a poet I had never heard of. I was checking my email off my phone and wondering what I would scrounge up for dinner. And slowly, like he was lifting my chin up with one finger from my stressed and distracted world, he brought me back. It’s so easy to get wrapped up and stressed about the day to day, and there are times when I have to stop and remember to breath deeply and… shake the dust. Thank you Anis. Fan elephant’s best stories here or here or here. About Allie Bombach Living in her restored 1970 Airstream, Allie recently relocated to Portland, Oregon where she works as a freelance videographer and filmmaker for the outdoor industry. If you liked this, you might like these: