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Source: The Guradian

Leather and lace: how Stevie Nicks created a new musical language

Thursday 14:29 GMT

Leather and Lace, which Nicks originally wrote for Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, describes a generous, intimate give-and-take (“Give me your leather / Take from me my lace”), while Kind of Woman features a scorned woman who’s primed to do some “haunting” of a philanderer.

In the liner notes of a deluxe 2016 reissue, Nicks recalled that the Bella Donna sessions started with her, Celani and Perry in the living room of a rented oceanside home, working out harmonies and singing together while the album’s musical director, Benmont Tench (keyboardist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), added accompaniment.

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Source: Common Domain

Is the universe a bubble or balloon?

Saturday 19:04 GMT

The balloon is the universe, and as more air is blown into it, you would see the space or surface area of the universe expanding and every point on its surface getting further and further away from one other.

BBC Earth presents a podcast the size of a planet, telling stories about nature, science and our human experience.

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Source: The Guradian

The kings of capitalism are finally worried about the system that created them

Today 08:05 GMT

Never before have so many of the kings of capitalism showed so much concern about the system that created them, said Charles Geisst, author of Wall Street: A History and professor of economics and finance at Manhattan College.

The outing was a protest organized by community groups worried by growing income inequality in a state that is home to some of the world’s richest people. Two years ago on a chilly Saturday in March, some of the least well-off people in Connecticut went on a tour of the homes of the wealthiest.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte