One of the early scenes of the documentary Where Is The Frontline From Here is a case of life imitating art. We see the scene through the video lens of photojournalist Tim Hetherington, starting with the dashboard of a 4WD, a grenade in the cup holder and the sound of the Bee Gees’ How Deep Is Your Love softly playing on the car stereo.
On the outside, Betsy Lueth’s school looks like any other in this arty neighborhood of Minneapolis: a sprawling, boxy red brick building with plain steel doors. Yet inside, the blond, gregarious Minnesotan presides over an institution unique in the heartland: Yinghua Academy, a charter public school where elementary students of every ethnicity study subjects ranging from math to American history in Mandarin
Scientists are one step closer to knowing what you’ve seen by reading your mind. Having modeled how images are represented in the brain, the researchers translated recorded patterns of neural activity into pictures of what test subjects had seen.
The art of portraiture, once reserved for the rich, the royal and the holy, has found a new mass appeal online. Some avid social-network users are commissioning artists to create small digital images to represent themselves in the online world.
While there may be a fascination with Nadya Suleman and her brood, she is hardly the first. The mother of 14, dubbed “Octomom” after the birth of her octuplets in January, is the target of much speculation these days as to whether she and her multitude will become the subjects of a reality show.