Fri. June 8
The Daily Pop Culture Scene
As adults, we have this idea that when we accomplish things that we want to accomplish, it will give us a sense of importance, security and well-being. As most people know after a certain age, when they actually do accomplish these things, it doesn’t really do all of that.
Like his previous books, Jacob’s fixation does make an important point: that zealotry, whether in health, religion, or acquiring mindless facts, is not only ridiculous at times, it also can push people to go from the reasonable to the extreme – those that in the current project he refers to as “health fundamentalists.”
Facebook made the potential plan sound as benevolent as possible, saying it is testing linking kids’ accounts to their parents’ pages and adding controls that would allow parents to decide whom their kids can friend and what apps they can use. Don’t be reassured.
Formed by husband-and-wife duo Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1984, Yo La Tengo has succeeded as one of rock’s most consistent and innovatively independent bands.
Highclere Castle, the setting for the Masterpiece series, will soon be accepting (paying) visitors.