Yaeji Pop music has evolved pretty far. With internet weirdos seemingly unbagging any remaining possibilities, it’s hard to imagine ever being surprised by a song again. But, when in doubt, there will always be one surefire way for artists to catch ears: Combine two sounds that belong nowhere near each other. Enter Yaeji, whom history will remember as an innovator because she made sarcastic, novelty club music that was nonetheless easy to sleep to. Imagine The Chainsmokers’s “#SELFIE” if it were on Ambien and also not a crime. And, like the fate that would no doubt befall us if we actually fell asleep at the club, there’s something sinister lurking in the gentle throb of Yaeji’s tracks. Draining her baby-soft voice of warmth, life, and resonance, she typically recites some hilariously inane party-girl mantra (“In the German whip, counting all my guap” or “Make it rain gurl, make it rain”) as the beat ebbs … [Read more...] about a skeptic’s guide to spring weekend
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The young woman wants her story told. But she doesn't want to be identified in the newspaper. Who can blame her? She and her husband talked about the public's need to understand real-life complications of the over-simplified abortion issue. But they also discussed their need for privacy in their pain. You know how people are anymore, especially on this issue. You don't need hate mail or threats on top of losing your baby. You don't need to be subpoenaed to testify in a federal lawsuit. I said that, sure, I'd tell the story without the young woman's name. She is 30 now. She was 28 when it happened, when she was in the 16th week of pregnancy with her first child. She was doing everything right and was excited about the developing life within her. As the book dictated, she went in during her 16th week of pregnancy for the recommended "quad test." It showed an abnormality. She was told such findings were common and often amounted to nothing, but that she would have to be referred for … [Read more...] about JOHN BRUMMETT: Her right to humanity
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Chelsea Conaboy August 31, 2018 As a confirmation fight over another Supreme Court seat looms, the abortion debate in the United States sounds much the same as it always has. In the 45 years since Roe v. Wade affirmed a constitutional right to abortion access, groups on both sides of the heated debate deploy many of the same slogans that appeared on protest signs in 1973. In the interim, though, scientists have made leaps in understanding human development in its earliest stages. Reproductive technologies that raise some of the same issues as abortion — does life begin at conception? — have become common while generating a fraction of the public controversy. The nature of abortion itself has shifted, from a surgical procedure to one that at least in early pregnancy can be induced with a series of pills. And researchers have systematically answered questions … [Read more...] about The abortion debate doesn’t change, but the science of abortion does
Hurricane Hector roared through the Central Pacific on Sunday and is expected to pass near the Big Island of Hawaii, where a volcano continues to send lava into the sea.The National Weather Service says Hurricane Hector is expected to pass south of the Big Island Tuesday night and Wednesday as it moves westward.The Hawaiian Islands were placed on alert as Hector inched toward the central Pacific with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour.The NHC issued a tropical storm warning Wednesday for Hawaii County, and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency advised residents to prepare an emergency kit that includes at least a 14-day supply of food, water and other necessities.Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles. "Now is a good time for everyone in the Hawaiian Islands to ensure that they have their hurricane plan in place", it said. While all of the dynamical models are in agreement on the … [Read more...] about Hurricane Hector Hawaii latest: Will Hurricane Hector trigger NEW ERUPTION of Kilauea?