The late Nina Simone ’s younger brother, Sam Waymon, who played in her band for years, joined our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast for a uniquely intimate look at his legendary sister’s life and music. In a discussion with host Brian Hiatt and David Browne (who wrote about Simone’s enduring influence ), Waymon discussed Simone’s civil rights activism, her famous performance three days after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the development of her genre-blurring style, her difficult later years, and much more. “Nina didn’t trust many people,” he said, discussing what it was like to back her in concert. “You don’t mess with her music. You either could play it or you couldn’t. She had high standards, yes. But if you want to call yourself a musician, then you should appreciate those standards.” Related Stories Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis: How Janet Jackson Made Her Greatest Hits Brittany Howard on Nina Simone: 'She Was Herself, No Matter How Complicated' … [Read more...] about Hear Our Podcast on the Greatness of Nina Simone
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LONDON: Scotland's Robert MacIntyre clinched his maiden European Tour title at the Cyprus Showdown on Sunday (Nov 8), finishing one shot clear of Japan's Masahiro Kawamura. MacIntyre, who came tied third at the Cyprus Open last week, made four birdies in his last six holes to finish with a seven-under-par 64 in wet conditions. The Scot carded impressive rounds of 65, 68 and 67 on the first three days at Aphrodite Hills Resort as a 105-man field was cut down to 19 players for the final round, with the scores reset to level-par for Sunday's title decider. The 24-year-old MacIntyre had sealed only one top-10 finish before arriving in Paphos, but turned his fortunes around by becoming the 12th first-time winner of the season. "This is what I've been working for," MacIntyre said. "It's been a difficult few months for me, only my family know what is going on. I can't believe it. "My game is there, tee to green I've been absolutely brilliant the last two weeks but the putter has … [Read more...] about Golf: MacIntyre captures first European Tour crown at Cyprus Showdown
Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) forces Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) to relive her tragic past in perhaps the darkest MCU entry. This penultimate WandaVision episode, "Previously On", explains the origins of the Hex and why Wanda came to Westview. Agatha is an ancient witch that destroyed her coven. She seeks the truth behind Wanda's incredible power. Agatha tortures Wanda in her basement with evil magic. Using Billy (Julian Hilliard) and Tommy (Jett Klyne) as leverage, Agatha takes a strand of Wanda's hair to create doorways into her psyche. They explore the events that defined Wanda. Which leads Agatha to a stunning conclusion about Wanda's magic. "Previously On" begins with a recap of Wanda's childhood, Vision's (Paul Bettany) death at the hands of Thanos, and Agatha's introduction of her true self. The Marvel Studios intro runs, but turns to purple at the end and evaporates in black smoke. A caption reads "Salem, Massachusetts 1693", a cloaked figure with a torch walks in the … [Read more...] about WandaVision Episode 1.8 Recap: Rewind Into a Dark Past
For the longest time, summer vacations meant weeks at the maternal grandparents’ 100-year-old colonial bungalow in Ahmednagar. Abbott Bungalow has survived three generations — perhaps because it was built prioritising features like natural cooling, solar orientation and sustainable materials such as stone floors and walls made with chuna (lime), husk and mud. The very factors that are lacking in most ‘modern’ structures. This is one of the reasons why sustainability in design is now being recognised and rewarded. At the recently-concluded ArchDaily Building of the Year 2021 competition, for instance, natural materials were in the spotlight. Bamboo hostels in China, a circular glass Apple Store (with 1,461 white oak slats forming a central canopy) in Thailand, among others, were adjudged winners. What caught our eye at The Hindu Weekend : multipurpose residences on Iran’s Hormuz island, with colourful domes, built with architect Nader Khalili’s superadobe technique (using layered … [Read more...] about What’s in your walls: plastic, paper, carbon?
Everything you do in Valheim is in favor of helping you to eventually hunt down and destroy the enemies of Odin. The second boss you'll face is the Elder, and taking defeating it is essential to progressing through the game--you'll need to kill the Elder to get access to Iron in the Swamp biome, which will allow you to venture into tougher biomes and defeat even tougher bosses. It takes a lot of effort to locate the Elder, and fighting it can be tough on its own. Here's everything you need to know to track down and defeat the Elder, including what gear you should bring, where you'll have to go, what battle strategy you should employ, and what to do once it's defeated. Where Is The Elder? Tracking down the Elder requires you to venture into the Black Forest biome, which is best handled after you've defeated Eikthyr, the Meadows boss. Taking out Eikthyr gets you the Hard Antler, which you can fashion into the Antler Pickaxe, allowing you to mine Tin and Copper. Once you head … [Read more...] about Valheim Elder Guide: How To Find And Defeat The Boss (And What You Get From It)