Intelligence Squared U.S. takes a look at whether the FDA sacrifices safety for speed when approving potentially beneficial drugs and devices. Is the FDA too cautious? Friday, June 21st, 8pm and Thursday, June 27th, 12Noon.
Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 11:24 am
It's a bit hyperbolic. And French-born, Beijing-based photo preservationist Thomas Sauvin is the first to say he's really not trying to rescue all the world's photos, let alone China's, let alone Beijing's. Even still, he's managed to save about half a million negatives from being recycled.
What happens to trashed negatives if Sauvin doesn't get to them first? In China, at least, they're collected, dropped in acid (along with old X-rays), and what remains — the silver nitrate — will fetch a decent price.
How do you photograph something that's not really there? Like the Berlin Wall, for example.
Diane Meyer, an assistant professor of photography at Loyola Marymount University, has one approach: She takes pictures where the wall once stood, prints them out, and then literally rebuilds it with a needle and thread.
Early on in Charles Moore's biography of Margaret Thatcher, he describes a birthday party at which a school friend tells the future prime minister, "If you don't stop bossing us, I shall stamp on your foot."
Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 10:07 am
NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health recently polled 1,081 African-Americans about their lives. One of the areas respondents were asked about was their perceptions of their financial status.