The good thing about being a blogger, is that other bloggers, whose world you know nada (Espanol for al zippo) about link to your blog–and teach you something.
For example some blogger with a teen persona named “Au-Yeung” just linked to Horiwood.Com. Already people are reading a Horiwood.Com post about Lucy Liu written and posted on February 21st 2009, shortly after I first started blogging and Rihanna‘s nasty black eye was THE topic of conversation in Young Hollywood that rocked the world of entertainment.
Au-Yeung’s post is this picture about Hengdian World Studios. Believe it or not, we rave on about Hollywood studios here in L.A but this pic features the film studio that China describes as being the largest in the world that was founded by a farmer turned millionaire Xu W sometimes called “Chinawood.” Now that was one farmer who upgraded his golden crops smartly.
The Standard Hong Kong sheds light on Chinawood’s founding once-poor farmer, noting: “Behind Hengdian’s rise is Xu Wenrong, a fiery 72-year-old multimillionaire who made a fortune manufacturing textiles, electronics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Since building his first set there a decade ago for a director-friend making a film about the opium wars, Xu has plowed millions of dollars from his Hengdian Group empire to remake this farming enclave into “Chinawood.”
Xu said he picked Hengdian because it was his hometown.From a single lot, Hengdian World Studios has spread to a 25-square-kilometer area, almost twice the size of Beverly Hills. The local government has given him permission to expand tenfold. Now, Xu speaks with the arrogance of a Hollywood mogul. (<– Hey, cut it out! Hollywood moguls are becoming more gracious!)”Beijing can’t compete with me,” said Xu, who was himself a poor farmer.
He scoffed at Beijing’s chronic water shortage. “And who can afford Shanghai?” he asked.”
Alright, perhaps China does need to click on this PURE WATER post to be humanely royal too then to the good people of Beijing with water flow and power flows in the right and more humane directions. I do love this story about Chinawood. Very cool via Hong Kong.
Apparently, Xu envisions his studio as a one-stop filming center. ”Our slogan is, `You come here with a script and leave with a finished story,”‘ he said. Hengdian Group has already teamed up with Warner Brothers and another local company to create Warner China Films HG, which will produce Chinese- language movies for the big screen and television.” There’s no stopping Warner Bros. expansion worldwide. What a good tie in. That slogan does need rewriting though. It’s like doh! Of course scripts should become finished stories–you’re a film studio! Blimey!
What a nice Christmas gift. New news about other places, locations and people in the world who entertain with the medium of film and cinema all year round like bloggers do too sharing their news and images in Hollywood. Thanks Au-Yeung.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.25.10~
I just spoke to my Maori mom on the phone wishing her and dad a very Merry California Christmas.
She was sooooooo excited to hear my voice in a way only a Maori mom is.
Hot topics of conversation were: Mom warning me about the perils of “Facebook oversharing.” Heavens forbid!
Mom is in her 70′s and she goes to see Bono live at U2 concerts and holidays in Paihia that is rark-it-up seaside resort township for New Year’s eve of New Zealand each year… so mom did make me laugh about Facebook. Apparently many of my beautiful, talented, breeding and entertaining family are having family Christmas in a New Zealand top secret Christmas party location, right at this minute. So… I just might have to ring into that party real soon, like So Undercover via the telephone via the top secret telephone number given to me by mom, and spice it up the party a little. ;)
To all my family/ whanau all friends in Christchurch, in Melbourne, in Papakura, in Beverly Hills, in Arizona, in China, at PPL HQ, in New Zealand, in Malibu, in Auckland The Supercity, on Catalina Island, in Westwood, in California, in Wellington and in Helensville –Mere Kirihimete, I love you and God bless.
[Christmas Artwork: Weideman Gallary snapped 10 mins ago, West Hollywood-Chanel No 5 Series of 4 and James Dean in Hollywood Headlights. Catalina Island photographic artwork of Avalon Bay hangs outside my apartmento door in Hollywood. Who would have thought?]
UPDATE: Hollywood = 1.59 am – NZ Boxing Day, USA Christmas: I so made the call. Christmas message on answerphone, okiez? Love ya all black! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.24.10~
Kate Middleton has a lunch date with The Queen. Will & Kate charm a charity event. Royal souvenirs get the big tick. In other news, 1 billion people exist in the world today that need clean drinking water. The Water Project, seeks to make a difference in India and Africa, click on pic below to let charity flow these holidays and be a Prince or Princess too of a more civilized and modern thinking world today.
Tron: Legacy earns $43.6 million at the box office to be #1.
You too can watch a total lunar eclipse, early Tuesday.
And the rich get richer–Los Angeles Times story.
Taylor Momsen shares Sarah Palin‘s knowledge of geography.
Johnny Depp is sighted backstage at a Justin Bieber concert.
Angelina Jolie gifts Brad Pitt a “family-rock” ring for his 47th birthday.
Saturday Night Live spoofs the Kardashian sisters.
Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron remain besties.
Lady Gaga can’t perform in Paris, France due to crew arrests. Or, a pop star’s day off. Lol!
Burlesque has a Golden Globes controversy on their hands.
Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds may have done lunch in NYC.
Best TV actor at Golden Globes is dubbed the mostly contested category this year.
Arizona and Nevada sue Bank of America over loan modifications–Why only two States?
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA.12.19.10~
Arnold Scwharzenegger inducts filmmaking great, James Cameron into The California Hall of Fame. Clint Eastwood chats to Anne Gust, wife of the current Governor elect Jerry Brown (pics Reuters). Celebrity musings and political meanderings over the last 24 hours look a bit like this today:
Facebook‘s Jesse Eisenberg has no TV and is 100% unaware of pop culture. Refreshing.
Christopher Nolan is scouting locations in Asia for The Dark Knight Rises.
Harry Potter’s Emma Watson is back home for Christmas holidays.
Larry King is calling it quits on his show this Thursday. Epic.
Jerry Brown‘s budget review says California has been living in La La Land.
Are Michael C. Hall & Julia Stiles waggling eachother’s tonsils already?
Usher wants to be the next Michael Jackson. Bold words.
Justin Bieber may cover Vanity Fair February. This kid is so huge right now.
Dreamworks cast Eminem in a boxing film dubbed Southpaw.
Nicole Kidman loves nesting and wants more kids.
Natalie Portman talks Swan.
Are neighbors Denise Richards and Nikki Sixx an item?
Scotts Vocab: Vocabulinks
Glee‘s Matthew Morrison plans to tour, solo.
Sal Alosi is a football coach in a tight spot today.
Dylan Walsh and wife Joanna Going call it a day.
Facebook gift cards offer digital currency for Facebook addicts.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.15.10~
Hu Haifeng and Hu Haiqing of China are children of China’s first family of political leadership. We don’t hear much of them in the West. Odd for these two names to go relatively unknown here in the USA, especially given the fact that they are the names for the children of a first family of political leaders, I think.
Perhaps the fact that we don’t see much of them in the West, indicates the heavy degree of censorship we live under in the West not to see these two faces more than what we do.
Hu Haifeng and Hu Haiqing are the children of Hu Jintao and his wife Lio Yongqing, whom Hu Jintao met while a student at Tsinghua University.
They are Communists. That allegedly makes them unseeable on a visible level of significance in the West in mainstream media.
[Image of camels on the Silk Road courtesy of Buzzle.Com]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.12.10~
An empty chair for Liu Xiaobo led to this performance of Virtual Insanity by angsty kid of the dance-lounge world Jamiroquai at the Nobel Peace Prize Awards this year.
Of course, one nation’s vision of heaven or a paradise could be another nation’s version of a complete nightmare, perhaps indicating that more cross-cultural dialogue on deeper and profound levels (other than lip service revealed in leaked cables to be just that) is needed in the world to find a medium of peace from each nation to another. The greatest virtual insanity of all–is to not find a meeting place or a bridge to talk equally on–one to another.
Where is that bridge? There is a lot of work to be done in finding that concerning the human rights of all people in all nations of the world. Not one nation has a squeaky clean human rights record, if we all are honest–so we can’t be children and just project all of our own self-righteousness of ‘status’? in the world, on one nation like China. It requires more work to be done in finding the center for all people on human rights issues. We also must remember that if China was not humane on many issues–this nation would not have loaned so much money to the USA over the years, to assist the American government to be able to be more humane to fellow Americans with that loaned money. In addition, the American government would not have accepted the loans either if they did not think China was okay. Every issue has a perspective from many different angles to consider before we throw stones.
Back to Jamiroquai–this group was always one of my favs growing up in college. They were just off the wall quircke. Enjoy.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.12.10~
Christine O’Donnell is quoted saying: “At a speech Tuesday night in Virginia, Christine called Obama’s tax cut deal that included the extension of unemployment benefits a “tragedy” comparable to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the death of Elizabeth Edwards, The Hill reported.
“Tragedy comes in threes,” O’Donnell told the audience. “Pearl Harbor, Elizabeth Edwards’s passing and Barack Obama‘s announcement of extending the tax cuts but also extending the unemployment benefits,” she added. On Monday, the President and GOP leaders agreed to keep Bush-era tax cuts in place for all Americans for the next two years and extended jobless benefits for 13 months.
I don’t blame Obama’s government for the 9.8% unemployment rate currently, because I never created a job for anyone else, the last two years. How can I blame Obama for what I didn’t do? One year in the US, I was able to create a job for someone. The last two years, no.
This year, someone unexpectedly created a part time job that they offered me. The timing of the job could not have been better. For this person’s kindness, I will always be thankful. Their actions are what I know of real America, and not what’s in magazines, but the stuff real people are made of here, who build community with sustained effort.
Mr George Lucas wants to bring back the dead and put them in films of the future.
He’s buying up footage and rights of actors like Orson Welles and Barbara Stanwycke in the hopes of setting them together in a better futuristic world with digital technology, alongside modern day actors.
How interesting. Orson Welles was born the same day that Babe Ruth hit his first home run and died the same day as Yule Brynner. Orson Welles declined the chance to be the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977). His War of The Worlds radio broadcast where he read a script like a newscast, in a narrative where the world was being attacked by aliens, is well remembered for its realism.
Barbara Stanwycke was known for ”superlative creativity and unique contribution to the art of screen acting.” Her role in Double Indemnity is a favorite of Hollywood. She was the most highest paid woman in America as an actress and by far the most popular. “I want to go on until they have to shoot me,” was her attitude in working in film over 60 years. She was of Irish-Scottish and English origin.
Who knew George Lucas was so nostalgic–in creating the future.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.6.10~
According to the leaked wikileaks cable via ABC Australia, Ms Hilary Clinton asked for Australian Foreign Minister Mr Kevin Rudd‘s advice in March this year, on dealing with the growing power of China, asking him: “How do you deal toughly with your banker?“
A brilliant point as the borrower is subject to the lender–as a general rule of thumb.
Mr Rudd said “China should be integrated into the international community but that countries should be prepared to “deploy force if everything goes wrong.”" (more…)
It is the second time Brad Pitt has seen Megamind. This time Mr Pitt is pictured with Angelina seeing the film again in Paris, France.
Wikileaks US leaked docs news dominates our top ten celebrity, entertainment news posts here in Hollywood. A shock, because this is not a political blog but an entertainment celebrity blog. I guess world leaders are celebrities right now then, if they’re rating above known celeb names. A good sign.
Here’s John Key‘s quote on the 1600 documents that relate to New Zealand, 1400 hundred of them stemming from Wellington: ”My understanding is it’s more likely to be the odd sort of comment which is colourful in nature, the sort of thing that you might say to your mate around the coffee table but not necessarily something you’d want written down and read by the person that you were reporting on—I see biodocuments (documents about people) or I see reports that come in from our embassies and high commissions around the world. They always have a degree of colour or [creative] licence about them. I take them with a grain of salt. Generally the positions we hold we make them public anyway.”
Good advice on how Wikileaks docs should be read. Just like most things written on this blog really. On that note, our top ten voted worldwide today are:
10. TIE B: Jay-Z’s tribute to lost Greymouth Miners
“No one is under any illusions about how we feel about the Fiji administration at the moment or what’s happening in Afghanistan so I’d be surprised if there’s anything there”–JK for NZ.
TVNZ reporting via NZPA on NZ’s Position about the US criticism in the Wikileaks Doc: ‘After revelations via Wikileaks that diplomats were told to spy on United Nations figures, the US is accountable, NZ’s leader says.
‘Among the documents released was a classified directive to US diplomats sent on behalf of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in July 2009 which sought intelligence on the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the ambassadors of the other permanent members of the UN Security Council – Britain, China, Russia and France.
The “new national human intelligence collection directive” was sent to US representatives at the UN missions in New York, Vienna and Rome, and 33 embassies and consulates. The UN has reacted saying it will take up concerns with the US and that its operations under the 1946 convention on the privileges and immunities of the United Nations included immunity from search or interference by member governments.
Key did not criticise the US when asked about the controversy this afternoon.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.30.10~
Laughter as a unifying bond: “laughing at ourselves in shared openness,
disarms tensions and the bombs of strife and war”
A defining moment in global politics. The good, the bad, the ugly & the principle of all laughing together for things to get better: The Wikileaks leaked US docs scandal has got many nations worried what the tide of American opinion on world leader’s performances will be like in the oncoming weeks. It’s sort of like having your school report card read out to your entire high school (ie: The World). Who can’t empathize with anyone in politics right now–at this moment? That’s an uncomfortable feeling–for people who are used to being protected, rewarded for giving away very little information (eg: the art of Elena Kagan being interviewed provides a good study on that) to suddenly be forced to be more open by these leaked docs. Shocking, really for the rather closely guarded cushioned world of global politics.
With wikileaks leaking American docs–this news story is first scripted as an American-driven political narrative. Meaning, it’s a very US-shaped form of ‘perception shaping,’ ‘rating,’ ‘ranking,’ ‘sorting,’ ‘reordering a world order,’ ‘categorizing,’ ‘stereotyping?’ and ‘spicing up the game’ or world politics–all not on purpose, by the American government of course. Darn leaked documents being the cause of it all! Wikileaks just can’t be trusted!
While many in Washington are upset that the Wikileaks team could be responsible for ‘blood on their hands’ by leaking secret US information regarding America’s foreign affairs portfolios to the world, I guess the French President is a little bit upset too.
According to KeyC.Com, a division of Fox and CBS, the leaked documents describe Sarkozy as being “a naked emperor.” With Paris being the couture capitol of the world, historically– that must have hurt.
And France is one nation that is not in the lowest five in-debt nations of the EEC, I’m a little bit confused by that remark. Oh well… I’m a little slow, I guess.
French journalists were quick to rally around Washington in condemning Wikileaks media distribution model, saying: “Wikileaks’ revelations are “irresponsible” and “an attack on states’ sovereignty and the confidentiality of their correspondence”, said French official Bernard Valero to journalists. (more…)
Inclusion vs Exclusion? Here’s a cute song that includes others.
I love watching songstresses Debbie Harwood and Annie Crummer singing Melting Pot – a number 1 hit music single from New Zealand music chart’s history, with a spirit of Peace for the world.
I think these Kiwi girls are onto something and we should consider their words in song today. The hit song has more meaning today than it ever did.
Let’s go ladies.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.28.10~
[Image caption - Fan Sam Bellingham was lucky enough to get a photo with Beyonce as she arrived at Auckland International Airport, New Zealand].
My Maori mum, Tui of Helensville is too cute. Right on midnight (Los Angeles Time) she called me to say that she had gone with her grandchildren to see Bono (she meant U2) perform in Auckland The Supercity.
She also said that Beyonce was spotted going for lunch the next day at The Soul Cafe in Auckland City. “She’s beautiful dear,” were mom’s words.
Maori moms are so much fun. Mine is in her 70′s and can still rock it out to a humanitarian’s rock concert with her grandkids. Namely, her blackest grandchild Bradley James. Love her!
On the phone we talked about what she feels the world needs today. For once I listened. She spoke of people needing a true sense of manaaki (or hospitality from one’s spirit) that this would warm and brighten the world and make it a better place.
She was deep as well as funny as Maori and all Kiwi moms usually are. I felt her manaakitanga over the phone of a woman who has birthed her children in New Zealand, in Tonga in Fiji and travelled to India, China, Israel, America, Australia, the Phillipines as the global people-loving citizen that mom is. From New Zealand, her home–mom’s love of her big-hearted nation in the world beamed bright across New Zealand’s South Pacific Waters to my Maori-Kiwi heart here in California.
Thanks for the fun phone call mom.
And – go Sam Bellingham in New Zealand! You rock. Los Angeles sees your star Kiwi smile too. xox
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.27.10~
Alright –this is the sort of stuff that gets beauty Queens blown up, not to mention makes America and Mexico look kinda dumb.
On the other hand, seeing the humor in all situations (including a potentially heavy situation) also takes the sting out of it. That’s a key part of freedom too.
Here’s two beauty Queens of America attempting politics and geography this weekend.
“Tonight I want you to join me in a prayer, about the attacks happening between the Chinas, so that the situation doesn’t worsen.”
Alrighty then now that she’s on the map and tabloid radars of 1.3 billion Chinese via Mexico, moving on to a so called politician of America, Sarah Palin.
Palin was featured last night on MSNBC News, quoted while yapping on Glen Beck’s radio show and sharing her foreign affairs knowledge outside of Alaska’s esteemed borders, saying as reported too by Hyper Vocal:
“This speaks to a bigger picture here that certainly scares me in terms of our national security policy. But obviously we’ve gotta stand with our North Korean allies.”
Alright– although she got it totally wrong when America sides with South Korea at all times at this minute, at least Sarah sided with the Korea that actually has the nuclear bomb within their borders.
In a weird, moose-hunting, cold climated, unschooled, coquettish bumpkin kinda way?, Palin could be viewed as a little bit smart. Isn’t so much of politics about doing just what she did? So perhaps Palin was only half as dumb as she sometimes can be, with that answer.
Nobody is perfect and Palin does have a $1 million an episode reality TV series appearance fee being juggled currently with a no.1 best selling book, so she must not be totally stupid. All I can say is: thank goodness for Hilary Clinton as US Secretary of State! And apologies to all Koreans – North & South for the varietals of dinosaurs named Ignoramus that walk among us. Hopefully, ignoramus is a title that’s becoming “less US” day by day. I write all this making a note to myself to buy a map of the world tomorrow and learn me something also. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood california USA. 11.26.10~
America lost a peace activist and cultural imperialism military analyst when Chalmers Ashby Johnson passed away this week. Born in Arizona, Chal would be known for his academic scholarship of China and Japan. He taught in California.
In a March 2006 Tom Engelhardt interview, Johnson said: ”I was a cold warrior. There’s no doubt about that. I believed the Soviet Union was a genuine menace. I still think so. As I saw it, the only justification for our monster military apparatus, its size, the amounts spent on it, the growth of the Military-Industrial Complex was the existence of the Soviet Union and its determination to match us.”
[Police officers and rescuers help carry a trapped miner with the aid of a stretcher from the mouth of the flooded Batian Coal Mine in Xiaohe town of Weiyuan county in southwest China's Sichuan province Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. Image courtesy of AP Photo for Color China Photo)
A question from Hollywood: Is it right for a dollar sign to rule leader's perceptions of profit driven economies over the lives of people they lead?
Ten things about China's rescue of 29 barefoot trapped coal miners in a flooded mine, watched by over a billion Chinese people (and friends from other nations).
The price of mining in China to human life: 2,600 people plus are killed each year in mining accidents in China. The world's rare earth minerals rich nation, has a dismal work safety record not only in mines but also in factories and on construction sites. This rescue was welcomed by all Chinese workers watching footage of the rescue.
Sichuan Provence Television: All the 29 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in China's south-western Sichuan province were rescued after a day-long search and rescue mission, state-run television reported on Monday.
How long did the rescue mission take? The process of bringing the 29 trapped miners to the surface lasted almost an hour. [This image: black coal dust, on Chinese skin and a white quilt]
One for Chinese poets: Cloud. Star. Lamp as inspiration. California Skies this holiday season are always so groovy.
Somewhere in this picture there’s a Black Hawk chopper flying in the sky over the Russian-Jewish community of Little Russia, West Hollywood today.
It was noisy for a little wasp-like contraption. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.22.10~
Peace is like observing a flower – no matter what color you are, you are still represented and wholly included in observing the labors of nature’s shared beauty, equally.
Anne Hathaway will join Denzel Washington as a co-host of this year’s Nobel peace prize concert in Norway.
This year’s concert will honour jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, winner of the 2010 prize.
Florence and The Machine are in a star line up of performers at this years event. China may not allow Liu Xiaobo’s family to attend the awards. The rules of the awards is that the recipient or their family must be present to receive it. It’s going to be an interesting awards ceremony this year then!
When not one Chinese musician or performer is on the star billing of entertainers, I wouldn’t send anyone from China either to attend. Just saying. We’re so obsessed with ourselves in The West. Why should we frame our sense of Peace against a nation of 1/6th of the World’s people, by accusing them of human rights breaches (subtext: we’re all so superior who are not a part of China’s political system), when we don’t even include or celebrate China’s culture in our Peace Awards show adequately, perhaps indicating our own lusts for identity–framed against “China as absent spectacle of Complex & Different Other, we actually know very little about.”
Just saying. At the moment the Nobel Concert doesn’t look like it’s about Liu Xiaobo or his family or China as a whole, at all. Where exactly is the peace of China being reflected in the organization of this concert or the celebrations of China’s peace? Nada nowhere! Let’s hope that changes, real quick so as not to insult the world’s intelligence. This article written and shared with no offense intended for Anne, Denzel or Florence and friends–but in terms of their representation at this event, their agents really should be having a word. The poor planning makes us Westerners look worse than what we are accusing the Chinese government of. Same thing. Exclusion on many levels.
[Image - living flower, Beverly Hills Library]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.19.10~
“When the memories die, I’m waiting. And I find you – falling down”–Velvet Revolver.
You know when good rock bands need to emerge, when footage of a rock band live in concert in2005 is rating hot today like a leading rock bands recent concert. It denotes a trend that people want rock music that has lyrics with depth.
This is the case with Velvet Revolver and their Houston Texas concert footage that is being released on DVD. It’s U2 status hot news today within American borders. Exciting news for rock music proponents.
Heres Spin Magazine writers with the story: “While Scott Weiland has officially left Velvet Revolver to record and tour (or not tour) with his original moneymaking act, Stone Temple Pilots, and the remaining members of VR are currently auditioning singers, a new DVD that revisits the band’s heyday arrives Nov. 16. Watch a concert performance of “Fall to Pieces” below.
Live in Houston features a 2005 gig starring the band’s original lineup: Weiland, guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum, and guitarist Dave Kushner. Besides Velvet Revolver hits like “Fall to Pieces” and “Slither,” the 78-minute set also includes versions of STP hits “Sex Type Thing” and “Crackerman,” and GNR staples “It’s So Easy” and “Used to Love Her.”
[Tee shirt art today as perhaps some fitting pop cultural commentary - Red Velvet lettering on White Cotton with Sequins, The Elvis Jesus collection, made in China - Horiwood.Com's own. As purchased from the hot retail stores in West Hollywood]
KEY TYPOGRAPHY DATA AND A FIRE IN SHANGHAI TAKES NEW YORK TIMES CENTER-STAGE NEWS COVERAGE – 11.16.10
A fire in Shanghai reflects when inner city living doesn’t always go as planned. A little scary, being seen on the cover of The New York Times, since 9-11 imagery in the same paper’s history.
Here’s hoping everyone in Shanghai is all good then, recovering from this fire set back.
In cultural news Patricia Cohen questions how with new technology, let’s stop chasing “isms” and use data to get meaning from the ‘liberal arts’ instead. Data that can be counted is a worthy point in noting trends. Having a blog, I do this daily, so I like Patricia’s idea in her story: “Digital Keys for Unlocking The Humanities Riches.”
Share’s Patricia: “A history of the humanities in the 20th century could be chronicled in “isms” — formalism, Freudianism, structuralism, postcolonialism — grand intellectual cathedrals from which assorted interpretations of literature, politics and culture spread.
“The next big idea in language, history and the arts? Data.
Members of a new generation of digitally savvy humanists argue it is time to stop looking for inspiration in the next political or philosophical “ism” and start exploring how technology is changing our understanding of the liberal arts. This latest frontier is about method, they say, using powerful technologies and vast stores of digitized materials that previous humanities scholars did not have.
These researchers are digitally mapping Civil War battlefields to understand what role topography played in victory.”
Alright Patricia –put the key words “New Zealand,” “New Zealand honeymoon vacations” “Kiwi’s in 3D” in that typography trend data for New Yorkers in the future, because these three things are hotting up, on the typography map today. A good article from Ms Cohen. I like, that’s why I’m sharing today.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.16.10~
Entertainment and celebrity news as voted democratically worldwide, here in Hollywood has some heavy hitters of entertainment in the top newsworthy items of interest. Our top ten follows, after this war remembrance story from a once-military pop star. Thanks everyone.
British singer James Blunt speaks of times when in serving in The British Army, British soldiers were forced to logically debate, consider and defy arbitrary US military commands concerning attacking Russian soldiers in Kosovo. It boiled down to a Gen. Wesley Clark order vs a Gen. Mike Jackson counter decision. How pop music is this military news, with a name like MJ appearing.
Anyway, as China has been choosing James Blunt penned songs to sing recently via artist Liu Wei in TV talent quest finals, this story deserves some press today, as Blunt is a taste preference of a super power nation, of a sixth of the world’s population. When you think about it, when India (who has another sixth of the world’s population) has gone the way of an American alliance to trade and China and Russia are the two big nations who can further U.K trade interests and that of Asia-Pacific nations economic growth too as well as America, this is a relevant story of popular culture, worth coverage today on a Maori’s Hollywood blog. Full story below.
3. About Horiwood: A video portrait – Climb by Hekia Parata
10. TIE B: Some Kiwi Trading News via USA - 11.14.10
Bonus Post: Still Standing by Brooke Fraser
“The singer claimed that when the Russians seized control of an airport in Kosovo he was told to remove them, but refused because of the consequences it could have.
“He told BBC Radio 5Live: “I was given the direct command to overpower the 200 or so Russians who were there. The direct command [that] came in from General Wesley Clark was to overpower them.
“And if we had a foothold there then it would make life much easier for the NATO forces in Pristina. So there was a political reason to take hold of this. And the practical consequences of that political reason would be then aggression against the Russians.”
“Asked if following the order would have risked starting World War 3, Blunt replied: “Absolutely. And that’s why we were querying our instruction from an American general. Fortunately, up on the radio came General Mike Jackson, whose exact words at the time were, ‘I’m not going to have my soldiers be responsible for starting World War 3′.”"
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.15.10~