Month: August 2021

Leslie Winer’s Music Was a Mystery in 1990. She Still Likes It That Way.

The new collection emphasizes how effectively Winer mashed up genres and approaches: the slow trip-hop of the era, breakbeats, the New Orleans’ funk band the Meters, samples of Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf and the words of the poet Charles Bernstein. “Tree” samples a jaunty Irish jig, chopped and layered so it buzzes like an Indian drone. Winer’s delivery — drawled yet quick, with a smoker’s rasp and acerbic tone — was nothing like the fast-talking slam poets of the era, instead hewing closer to the dry delivery of her mentor, Burroughs.

Winer often lifted passages from other writers, quoted other

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More causes of death ruled out for Calif. family found dead on hiking trail, but questions linger

John Gerrish, 45, Ellen Chung, 30, and their 1-year-old daughter Miju — as well as their family dog Oski — were found dead in the Devil’s Gulch area in the south fork of the Merced River in the Sierra National Forest, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office said. Responding agencies treated the scene as a hazmat situation due to their uncertainty about the cause of the fatalities.

In an update provided by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, investigators substantively ruled out another cause of death — chemical hazards on Hites Cove.

The update also sheds further insight into

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5 Pieces of Gear For Fall Travels, and Where to Take Them

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We love our backyard backpacking trips. But with the amount of time we’ve all spent close to home in the last year and a half, it might feel like you’ve hiked just about every trail at your hometown forests and parks and camped at every tent site. This fall, with temperatures dropping and foliage beauty climbing, it’s time to switch it up and head out on a road trip to explore a new area and explore some new trails. Pack these five pieces of gear and head out on the

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I’m a sheep and cattle farmer in England, and Brexit has left farmers in fear for their futures

You either love him or hate him, but Jeremy Clarkson’s documentary series about trying to get to grips with sheep rearing, tractor driving and running a farm shop at Diddly Squat Farm has certainly found an audience.

As someone who lives and works on the family farm and experiences the harsh realities in the show, I have found it enjoyable and relatable. Clarkson’s farming efforts were rewarded with a mere £142 in his first year. He did break the bank with a Lamborghini tractor and his crop yield was hit by unusually severe weather, but it gives a sense

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A Beginner’s Guide To Kansas City’s Best Hiking Trails | KCUR 89.3

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Before the pandemic, on those intoxicatingly temperate days that happen a few weekends a year, my husband and I (and eventually our kid) would drop whatever else we’d planned to go for an invigorating hike.

When March 2020 came around, hiking became an all-season, every-weekend activity. It’s what we do whenever we need inspiration, nature therapy, a change of scenery — in a word, constantly.

As a result, we’ve tried out lots and lots of new spots for exploring on foot, some within city

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Backpacker XP to launch India’s first Women Cycling Tour

New Delhi [India], August 28 (ANI/The PRTree): India’s leading travel platform, BackpackerXP is launching a travel expedition for women travel enthusiasts named ‘All Women Himalayan Cycling Tour’ from 28th August to 8th September 2021. The expedition has been organised keeping in mind all the safety measures and precautions to promote women participation in travel.

The trip takes one through the lush green pine and deodar forests to cold barren mountains of Zanskar, crossing 5 high altitude passes before reaching the highest motorable pass – Khardhung La (Khardung Pass, la means pass in Tibetan). This unique cycling trip is meant to

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New Music Friday – New Albums From Rod Wave, D.O.L.L.A. + More

New Music Friday – New Albums From Rod Wave, D.O.L.L.A. + More | HipHopDX


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Indoor vertical farming solves some food supply problems

From lettuce to basil, where some of your food comes from could be changing. Indoor vertical farming is gaining traction in the food industry.

“Today we’re at our research and development facility,” Henry Sztul, the chief science officer at Bowery Farming, said.

From seed… “we’re constantly experimenting with different types of seeds,” he said. To germination flats put in a chamber for a few days, to their final home for growing. “What we look for are the leaves starting to be more fully developed.”

The process takes about a month.

“It’s a 25, 30-day grow cycle for the plant,

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Green list update: Amber countries which could change at next travel review

While changes to the rules for the amber list opened up many more destinations to UK tourists, visiting a green list country remains the most hassle-free way to travel abroad.

Despite some movement in the last review, the viable holiday options on the green list remain limited, so interest will be high ahead of the next update.

Changes to the UK’s traffic light travel restrictions take place every three weeks, with the previous review taking place on Wednesday 4 August.

It means the findings of the next review should be unveiled on either Wednesday 25 August or Thursday 26 August,

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