In the United States, there’s a strong classical tradition in not just the capital but also in the South, where plantation owners were keen to build their mansions in the neoclassical style – and where this architectural tradition is still alive and well. For example, we see it in buildings like the recently completed Federal Building and Courthouse in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Yet it’s difficult to avoid the fact that many of these neoclassical estates – these purported symbols of democracy – featured separate quarters for slaves. … [Read more...] about Was Trump’s draft order on classical buildings really about Obama?
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“A good example of how the industry was changing, and Al’s music changing with it, is Al’s parody of T.I.’s ‘Whatever You Like,’ which has the distinction of having the same name as the song it’s parodying but also being released while T.I.’s song was still riding high on the pop charts,” Rabin says. “Digital distribution was a game changer for Al. It allowed him to release songs like ‘Whatever You Like’ [in 2008] or the other four songs on his digital EP Internet Leaks. Al was liberated by YouTube and digital distribution. He didn’t have to wait to release an album and then put all of his hopes and dreams in the first single doing well. He could release low-budget but tremendously funny videos for every song on an album and have his audience follow him on YouTube. Then there’s ‘White & Nerdy,’ where Al’s lyrical focus reflected a cultural shift from television being the primary … [Read more...] about What combing through ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s catalog reveals about 40 years of pop music
Among the many who praised her attempt was Harsh Goenka, Chairman of RPG Enterprises. Sharing the video on his Twitter handle, he said, "Rare to see a CEO dance and have fun in an office setting. That’s the way to create a happy culture." … [Read more...] about Welspun India CEO Dipali Goenka’s dance video with employees in office goes viral
Hero Motocorp is yet to officially reveal the details of this motorcycle, but it is expected to be an elder sibling to the XPulse 200. The company could give it a price tag around Rs 2.2 lakh (ex-showroom) and will pit it against the Royal Enfield Himalayan, KTM 390 Adventure and Benelli TRK 502, among others. … [Read more...] about Is the Hero 450RR a KTM 390 ADV killer?
The company has currently kept other Reno3 Pro specifications and features under wraps. However, 91Mobiles recently uploaded alleged images of the Reno3 Pro spotted in a retail store. The images reveal some key specifications like a 64MP quad-camera setup with 20x Zoom, 8GB + 128GB storage option, and 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 support. … [Read more...] about Oppo reveals more details of Reno3 Pro before March 2 India launch