“Playing with this group made me want to create something really positive, because the music was really positive,” Thurston Moore says. “Originally, the working title was Detonation, which has a different vibe to it.” He laughs. The group that put Moore on the path to positivity features Nought guitarist James Sedwards, My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe and Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley. Together, they made a record that pits lush, anxious guitar lines against propulsive post-punk rhythms in a surprisingly direct manner, uncovering the essence of his Sonic Youth recordings while keeping experimental tangents to a minimum. Songs like the intensely romantic “Forevermore,” darkly acoustic “Vocabularies” and indie rocker “The Best Day” present Moore in his most refined state. The album cover features a picture Moore’s father took of his mother swimming with her dog in a lake in the 1940s. “I called it The … [Read more...] about Thurston Moore’s New Day: Inside His Upbeat Rock & Roll Solo Album
February 05, 2016 - 11:43 GMT hellomagazine.com Valentine's Day Pulled Pork Pot Pies Valentine's Day Pulled Pork Pot PiesServes 2 Ingredients 2 x 150g (5oz) pork shoulder steaks, trimmed 1. Preheat the oven to 170°C (fan 150°C), Gas mark 3. Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the shallots, carrot and celery over a medium heat for about 5 minutes until starting to turn golden. 2. Add the pork to the pan, season well, and cook until golden on each side. Mix together the plain flour, tomato puree and 2 tbsp water and stir into the base of the pan. Pour in the hot stock, cider and thyme and stir together. 3. Cover the pan with a lid and bring to a simmer. Transfer to the oven and cook for around 11/2 hours until the pork is tender. Use two forks to shred the meat and mix together with the sauce. 4. Increase the oven to 220°C (fan 200°C), Gas Mark 7. Divide the mixture between two 300-350ml pie pots.5. Dust a clean … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day Pulled Pork Pot Pies
Modern Love, the Amazon Prime series based on the popular weekly column in The New York Times, felt, to me, like a lousy blind date. Apart from rare flashes (like Anne Hathaway and Andrew Scott’s performances), it swung between the saccharine and the insipid. The TV adaptation of the self-reflective essays seemed always to have a pat explanation for the complexities in the lives of its narrator-protagonists. But you need a lot more than words to bring an essay to life on screen (which is why the Hathaway episode, with all its storytelling flourishes, worked).The show does, however, spark some thoughts about “modern love”. It’s fun to follow that mental trail.With the camera as my witness…What can be “modern” about “love”? is a question that has no doubt launched a million chat-room discussions. If one were to talk about modern sport, for instance, we’d all know what was being spoken about. It means multi-million-dollar … [Read more...] about Humour: What’s modern about love?
NEW YORK: Researchers have developed a new non-invasive method to analyse saliva for the presence of the human papilloma virus (HPV) which is associated with cancers of the mouth and throat. The study, published in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, noted that the novel technique detected oropharyngeal cancers (OPCs) in whole saliva in 40 per cent of patients tested, and in 80 per cent of confirmed OPC patients. The researchers, including those from Duke University in the US, said these cancers, which occur in the back of the mouth and upper throat, are often not diagnosed until they become advanced. They said this is because their location makes it difficult to detect them during routine clinical exams. "Considering these factors, the successful detection of HPV from salivary exosomes isolated by our acoustofluidic platform offers distinct advantages, including early detection, risk assessment, and screening," said study co-author Tony Jun Huang. The scientists said the … [Read more...] about New non-invasive test can help detect oral cancer, locate mouth & throat problems
Source: Syda Productions/Shutterstock We can show love through our regular relationship rituals, if we are mindful of their role in our closest connections. I credit some of the rituals that we created while carrying on our two-year transatlantic courtship with helping us make it to the next level in our relationship. Once our romance was launched, we used the fax machine to send “good morning” and “goodnight” messages across the Atlantic over the next two years. (This was 1996.) Because of the six-hour time difference, we each woke up with a greeting from the other, mine to him in Paris, sent before I went to sleep, and his written the next morning, before his lunch break while I was still asleep in Connecticut. Our tacit agreement to honor this meaningful exchange laid the groundwork for the 21 years of trust, surprises, and pleasure that were to follow. The key to a ritual expressing and expanding love lies in the ability to continue to infuse it … [Read more...] about 52 Ways to Show I Love You: Create the Right Rituals