But to critics, Obama’s efforts came across as naively demanding change without preparing the ground for it. He favored visionary speeches over the personal relationships that many allies craved. And in pivoting away from old allies in Europe and the Middle East, he left relations with traditional friends and even some foes in worse shape than how he found them after the Bush years, they say..
“I shouldn’t have to apologize for saying and believing that I could be the best,” Williams said. “We took the globe and shook it, me and [her sister] Venus, because we came from Compton [Calif.]. We came from nothing and in tennis you kind of have to have something.
Two of the newest Nike cleats that starred in the World Cup are the Magista and Mercurial. Like every Nike cleat; both of them are flashy and look great. But what really matters is performance. So why don’t retailers just stop doing it? In theory, many (or even most) of them could agree to one standardized set of measurements, as mattress companies do, so customers would know exactly what they’re getting when they order a “size 12” dress. This tactic, known as universal sizing, is increasingly being discussed on fashion blogs and at industry gatherings as a common sense solution to America’s crisis. But there’s a very good reason it won’t work.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileI love it when truly independent artists get major exposure in the mainstream media, especially when the boost is kinda sorta accidental. Such is the case with the enchanting music and video collaboration between Toronto visual artist Margaux Williamson and anarchist alt folk pop rock act Tomboyfriend.Williamson made a marvelous montage for the Tomboyfriend tune end of poverty, a hypnotic collection of spliced together grainy YouTube clips of amateur dancers busting moves in random places, kinda like a guerilla version of Spike Jonze’s video for Fatboy Slim’s Praise You. What’s really neat about this video is the fact that it illustrates the beauty of true collaboration though the Tomboyfriend tune was written and recorded long before Williamson made her montage, the combination of the two is brilliant.You develop a much deeper appreciation of the jangly, singalong song while watching these exuberant dancers strut their stuff, and Williamson’s deft editing and sequencing of these found clips is underscored by their graceful syncing with the music.FILM REVIEW: Titanic 3D minute by minuteJames Cameron’s Titanic was always a marathon at three hours and counting.