Andy Graydon’s ‘Garden Paths’: Performers could ‘see’ with words

In March, I helped organize visiting artist Andy Graydon’s public performance Garden Paths, which was a companion piece to  his sound installation Fig. 1 (these things we know), now in the Arts of Hawai‘i Gallery through May 31. For the performance, Andy positioned five women in each of the museum’s courtyards where they recited text describing an object in the museum’s collection. One of the performers was Lurana O’Malley, a professor with the University of Hawai‘i’s Department Read more [...]

Apple could sell 1 million watches opening weekend, and barely move the needle on Apple’s revenue (AAPL)

Apple will sell over one million Apple Watches over the opening weekend, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. By way of comparison, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold over 10 million units in their first three days on the market last September, Apple says. Here's his reasoning:  1 million total Watch units in opening weekend would imply an attach rate of less than 1% of total iPhone users (close to half a percent). We believe given interest in the product and our prior survey work, a sub Read more [...]

Ted Cruz presidential bid could pull rival GOP candidates to the right

Sen. Ted Cruz jumped into the 2016 presidential race Monday in the same way he intends to run his campaign: upstaging rival Republican candidates with a splashy, impassioned speech that sought to drag the national conversation further to the right than many in his own party want to go.
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Ellen Pao could take the stand today in her suit against Kleiner Perkins — here’s what she’ll probably talk about

Ellen Pao could take the stand as early as Thursday in her gender discrimination suit against Kleiner Perkins, where she used to be a junior partner. Pao is seeking $ 16 million from Kleiner, alleging she was retaliated against after having an affair with another partner. She also claims Kleiner failed to prevent discrimination from occurring at the firm. Kleiner Perkins has denied Pao's allegations. Lynn Hermle, its lead attorney, has repeatedly emphasized that Pao didn't have the necessary skills Read more [...]

NASA Warns That This Century Could See Crippling Megadroughts

This week, NASA published its most robust study looking at drought prediction-and the news isn't good. Within the next century, the American southwest could experience a landscape-altering megadrought due to rising carbon emissions and global warming. Unlike other scenarios when "mega" is a prefix indicating something awesome, like a Mega Bowl or Megatron, this is definitely... - Photown News Read more [...]

Could the SEC Reign of Terror Really Be Over?

The SEC has been the most dominant conference in football for some time, but is it in danger of losing that stranglehold on the college football world?  Bleacher Report College Football Analysts Michael Felder, Adam Kramer and Barrett Sallee discuss whether the SEC's time at the top is over.  Is the SEC in danger of missing the College Football Playoff? Watch the video and let us know!  Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]

Manchester United’s Win at Arsenal Could Be a Turning Point for Louis Van Gaal

On Saturday evening, when Wayne Rooney slid on his knees in front of Manchester United’s travelling support at the Emirates stadium to celebrate their first away win of the season, a weight seemed to lift from the club.   Before the weekend, for all his undoubted stature, Louis van Gaal had so far brought only boastful talk and unfulfilled expectations to Old Trafford. But here at last, in their 12th Premier League game of the season, was hard evidence United could compete and win Read more [...]