rewatching the “Dirty Hands” Battlestar Galactica episode
i forgot how awesome this series is
no i didn’t.
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Driving, intricate, and infectiously rhythmic, compas direct first emerged in the bars and clubs of 1950s Port-au-Prince. Unlike earlier Caribbean styles like merengue that relied on accordions or orchestras, compas music put the guitar and alto sax front and center and its pulsing, complex rhythm left plenty of room for improvisation. And as Haiti progressed through the ’60s, compas flowered. Big bands grew smaller, musicians got more experimental, and band leaders began enthusiastically borrowing from rock and jazz. Today some of the most dynamic and innovative compas musicians hail from as far away as Montreal, Paris, and New York City. But Haiti is where its deepest roots lie and Haiti Direct showcases much of this messy, beautiful, and altogether addictive evolution, from Latin big band to sizzling psychedelia. Haiti Direct is available January 28 through Strut.
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Subject: Shapiro, Dena Type: Black-and-white photographs Local number: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-3244] Summary: Dena Evelyn Shapiro [Joseph] received a Master’s in sociology from the University of Chicago in 1929. This photo describes her as just having traveled “to Palestine, to see how the new cloth of Zionism is fitting into the old garment of the complex Moslem-Christian-Jewish life there.” Cite as: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archivess Place: Palestine Persistent URL:Link to data base record Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives View more collections from the Smithsonian Institution.
Since 2009, the Smithsonian Archives has posted photographs showing women scientists and engineers at work. Here are some images from their archives.
Anna Chao Pai, working on developmental genetics and cross-breeding special strains of mice.