Web images – Web A Photo http://web-a-photo.com/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 03:10:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://web-a-photo.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-23T173451.957.png Web images – Web A Photo http://web-a-photo.com/ 32 32 All the news that gives you fits https://web-a-photo.com/all-the-news-that-gives-you-fits/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 09:02:06 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/all-the-news-that-gives-you-fits/ In August, researchers writing in the journal Health Communication reported the results of a study on media consumption habits. In results that won’t surprise anyone who’s spent five minutes on Twitter, they found that Americans who engaged in “problematic media consumption” – that is, excessive amounts of news viewing online, in print and on television […]]]>

In August, researchers writing in the journal Health Communication reported the results of a study on media consumption habits. In results that won’t surprise anyone who’s spent five minutes on Twitter, they found that Americans who engaged in “problematic media consumption” – that is, excessive amounts of news viewing online, in print and on television – were suffering harmful effects. effects on mental health as well as disruptions in sleep and their personal interactions with others. “While we want people to stay engaged with the news, it’s important that they have a healthier relationship with the news,” one of the researchers noted in a press release.

Fortunately, Chris Stirewalt is here to help. In Broken News: Why the media rage machine is dividing America and how to fight back, the former Fox News Channel political editor and current Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute offers a much-observed and sometimes hilarious journey through our contemporary media ecosystem, with a particular focus on how Americans have helped build and participate now happily to the operation of “rage”. machine” from the book’s subtitle. (Full disclosure: I recently became a colleague of Stirewalt at AEI.)

For a book about an industry torn apart by political strife, broken news is pleasantly free of partisan cants. In fact, Stirewalt points out that the issues facing journalism impact across the political spectrum: “What is wrong with my calling and the industry I work in hurts Americans on the left, right, and center. “, he asserts.

Why are we so angry and polarized? Stirewalt traces the shift from print media to radio, television and the internet and the challenges these different modes of communication pose to civic health. He describes how these developments have contributed to the growth of national media, often at the expense of local news. And he is a passionate advocate for the importance of healthy media to American life. “The American creed requires written words and a common culture to understand them,” Stirewalt argues. Today, however, “much of our information is not intended to convey ideas, but to generate powerful feelings – often fear, anger and resentment”.

Stirewalt reminds readers of the historical moments when these changes happened, like the radio journalist who said “oh, humanity”, while describing the Hindenburg disaster. “The listener is not connected to the event itself, but to the reporter’s reaction to the event,” Stirewalt notes. Accordingly, “the consumer of information passively receives emotional significance”. We remember the emotional reaction as much if not more than the event that caused it.

This is because emotion sells, especially fear, anger, anxiety, and hate. “The hatred people feel for their fellow Americans is not just a byproduct of political coverage,” Stirewalt argues, “but a necessary component to making much of that coverage profitable.” Media institutions are now working to “optimize anger,” as one author described the transformation in the tone of coverage offered by the Washington Post during Donald Trump’s presidency. Stirewalt rightly criticizes the mainstream media for their initial flirtation and ultimately masochistic embrace of our former president; Fifty Shades of Donald Trump has proven too lucrative and salacious a franchise for media companies to resist. “Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton were both good on television,” writes Stirewalt. “Trump has been television.”

“Balanced and detailed information is hard to do, expensive and often boring,” Stirewalt reminds us. “Tribal outrage is easy, cheap and entertaining.” It’s also deeply appealing to the most basic human instincts, and we’ve perfected technologies and platforms that make its expression seamless. When people log on to Twitter, they undoubtedly see themselves as thoughtful, rational Lockeans. But as soon as they see a provocative Tweet from a political opponent, they go to the land of Hobbes.

Stirewalt has first-hand experience of the consequences of this new style of journalism. He was fired from Fox News after calling the decision desk that Joe Biden won Arizona on 2020 election night. Fox News viewers and even Donald Trump protested loudly on social media about the call, even if it was the right one. “Fox viewers had become even more accustomed to flattery and less willing to hear news that defied their expectations,” he notes, with admirable serenity toward his former employer.

Stirewalt describes other contributing factors to our broken media institutions, such as the decline in power of respective political parties, which exacerbates partisanship, as well as how the media rewards the pursuit of glory by so many of our elected officials. “If Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez really wanted to raise taxes on the rich, she wouldn’t do it by writing ‘tax the rich’ on her rump and going to the Met Gala,” Stirewalt notes. “But if she wants to be famous of wanting to raise taxes on the rich, then she’s on the right track. It’s also a bipartisan affliction, as the careers of Rep. Matt Gaetz and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene demonstrate.

Throughout the book, Stirewalt rejects journalists’ efforts to practice “post-journalism”, which focuses on generating emotional responses (and attachment) from users and a sense of group identity. based on shared values ​​rather than reporting the facts. Its close cousin is “moral clarity” journalism, which argues that journalists should abandon objectivity for the larger goal of writing stories that advance whatever social justice causes they want to champion.

I would have liked to hear more of Stirewalt’s thoughts on the impact of cultural trends on what people expect from the media. We have raised several generations of Americans who believe that life can and should give them what they want on demand and who believe that their opinion matters in everything (but who also believe that any challenge to what they say is a form of abuse). Twitter makes everyone its editor of editorial pages, all day, every day, in real time. The endless opportunities to chat online have obviously not strengthened our union’s bonds, but we continue to spend a lot of time on it.

As for the solutions, Stirewalt offers several excellent ones; call them the Stirewalt reporting rules, and if you’re a budding journalist, memorize them. I would sum up the best of them as follows:

Journalists should take the practice of journalism more seriously, and themselves much less.

The hands-on experience of reporting on the mundane details of city government is far more valuable than fanciful pursuits like “moral clarity” journalism. Practice, not theory. Report, not opinion. Facts, not overly emotional apocalypticism.

Strengthen local news coverage. Resist the temptation to view every issue and idea through a national news lens. Reporting on what is happening in places too often ignored by coastal elites and mainstream media. If all politics is local, then more journalism must also be local.

There are many other lessons buried in this wonderful book: Journalists should stop relying so much on anonymous sources. News consumers should stop demanding that political reporting sound like a real housewives altercation. Journalists should stop acting like meat renderers, pick up the carcass of partisan politics in search of usable scraps, and instead pursue the ideal of objectivity, even if they fall short of it.

And, above all, don’t make everything political. This path leads to moral impoverishment.

George Orwell hovers as patron saint throughout the book, and Stirewalt cites him as a warning of the dangers of an information environment where lies are accepted as truth. Stirewalt is more optimistic than Orwell, but his message is just as important: we cannot abandon journalism to the forces of cynicism and anger. We need it. We need a healthy media environment because when journalism is done well, it serves an important civic purpose. It reminds us that despite our differences and our disagreements, we must find a common purpose, a common history – only then can we fully appreciate the remarkable freedoms we enjoy.

Broken News: Why the media rage machine is dividing America and how to fight back
by Chris Stirewalt
Center Street, 256 pages, $29

Christine Rosen is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and media columnist for Comment magazine.

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Brie Larson shares never-before-seen BTS rehearsal footage of her iconic Scott Pilgrim scene https://web-a-photo.com/brie-larson-shares-never-before-seen-bts-rehearsal-footage-of-her-iconic-scott-pilgrim-scene/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 16:21:00 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/brie-larson-shares-never-before-seen-bts-rehearsal-footage-of-her-iconic-scott-pilgrim-scene/ Brie Larson may now be best known for bringing Captain Marvel to the MCU, but over a decade ago she provided the film Scott Pilgrim vs the world with one of his most iconic scenes. Now, 12 years later, Larson has discovered never-before-seen rehearsal footage of his musical performance in the film and shared it […]]]>

Brie Larson may now be best known for bringing Captain Marvel to the MCU, but over a decade ago she provided the film Scott Pilgrim vs the world with one of his most iconic scenes. Now, 12 years later, Larson has discovered never-before-seen rehearsal footage of his musical performance in the film and shared it on his Twitter account.


While Larson seemed as surprised as anyone to find the footage, she was happy to let her followers see the throwback footage and commented on how it was all done with a real band. She wrote:

“Somehow I found these BTS photos from the set of The Clash at Demonhead for Scott Pilgrim. We rehearsed like a real band under the direction of [guitar coach] Chris Murphy, [composer] Nigel Godrich and of course, Metric. And I got to play with my old friend Tennessee Thomas. We destroyed it in Toronto.”

Larson appeared as Envy Adams in Scott Pilgrim, featuring the ex-girlfriend of the main character played by Michael Cera. Adams is the lead singer of a pop group called The Clash at Demonhead, and in the scene, Larson shared her memories of the band covering Metric’s song. Black sheep, the actress providing vocals and performing the number. Although his version of the song was not featured on the film’s soundtrack, it was added as part of an extended release in 2021.

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Related: Explained: Is Scott Pilgrim vs The World problematic in 2022?


Brie Larson has been expanding her presence in Hollywood since Scott Pilgrim

By the time Brie Larson appeared in Scott Pilgrim vs the worldshe had already appeared in several films, but over the next decade she continued to develop a loyal fan base and although she is now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, she is set to appear in the penultimate film of the Fast and furious saga.

Although the actress is very active on social media and has had a lot to share with her fans in recent years, she is also frequently the object of hate from online trolls. This saw his appearance as Captain Marvel come under fire and comment sections constantly filled with negative comments against his appearances as a superhero. Larsson actually addressed the online hate towards her at this year’s D23 Expo, when she answered a question about how long she would play Captain Marvel by saying, “I don’t know. Does anyone want me to do it again?

While Larson’s fans were quick to show their support for the star, with one daring anyone to say anything bad about her performance as Captain Marvel without mentioning either her short hair or the fact that she’s female, it’s clear the actress has a lot of fans out there both for her portrayal of Carol Danvers and in other roles. With the original Captain Marvel film taking over $1 billion at the box office in 2019, it’s no surprise that Larson is back next year for Wondersthe sequel to her first film, which sees her face off against a new cosmic threat with the help of Wanda Visionby Monica Rambeau and Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan.

Wonders will be released on July 28, 2023, while Scott Pilgrim vs the world can be found on various streaming platforms.

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Populate collapsible sidebar with image list – PHP – SitePoint Forums https://web-a-photo.com/populate-collapsible-sidebar-with-image-list-php-sitepoint-forums/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 18:37:21 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/populate-collapsible-sidebar-with-image-list-php-sitepoint-forums/ Hi, I have a gallery site – rivka-aderet.art – where I populate the page from a foreach loop: foreach ($galleryRivka as $entry) { $image = $entry['imgMain']; $title = $entry['titleEng']; $size = $entry['width']." x ".$entry['height']."cm"; $captPos = $entry['captionPos']; $year = $entry['year']."    "; $medium = $entry['medium']; $alt = $entry['alt']; $setMed = "oil"; if ($_GET['med'] == "acrylic") […]]]>

Hi, I have a gallery site – rivka-aderet.art – where I populate the page from a foreach loop:

foreach ($galleryRivka as $entry) {
          $image = $entry['imgMain'];
          $title = $entry['titleEng'];
          $size = $entry['width']." x ".$entry['height']."cm";
          $captPos = $entry['captionPos'];
          $year = $entry['year']."    ";
          $medium = $entry['medium'];
          $alt = $entry['alt'];
          $setMed = "oil";
          if ($_GET['med'] == "acrylic") {
                        $setMed = "acrylic";
          }
          if (($setMed == 'oil' && $entry['medium'] == 'Oil on canvas') ||
             ($setMed == 'acrylic' && $entry['medium'] != 'Oil on canvas'))
              {
             $count++;
             $lstNum = $count;
             $nxtNum = $count + 1;
             echo "<a id='pic{$count}'><span style="visibility: hidden;">hi</span></a> ";
    echo "<div class="grid-container"> ";
           // start prv-nxt

             // end prv-nxt

             // start imgMain 
        echo "<div class="imgMain">";
   //         echo "<img class="example lazyload"  id='width{$count}' src="https://www.sitepoint.com/community/t/fill-collapsible-sidebar-with-list-of-images/396773/{$imagesDirectory}{$image}" alt="{$alt}" data-src="https://www.sitepoint.com/community/t/fill-collapsible-sidebar-with-list-of-images/396773/{$imagesDirectory}{$image}" data-sizes="auto" data-magnify-src="https://www.sitepoint.com/community/t/fill-collapsible-sidebar-with-list-of-images/396773/{$imagesDirectory}{$image}">";
         if ( $count > 2) {
           echo "<img class="example" loading='lazy' id='width{$count}' src="https://www.sitepoint.com/community/t/fill-collapsible-sidebar-with-list-of-images/396773/{$imagesDirectory}{$image}" alt="{$alt}" data-sizes="auto" data-magnify-src="https://www.sitepoint.com/community/t/fill-collapsible-sidebar-with-list-of-images/396773/{$imagesDirectory}{$image}">";
              } else {
            echo "<img class="example" loading='eager'  id='width{$count}' src="https://www.sitepoint.com/community/t/fill-collapsible-sidebar-with-list-of-images/396773/{$imagesDirectory}{$image}" alt="{$alt}" data-sizes="auto" data-magnify-src="https://www.sitepoint.com/community/t/fill-collapsible-sidebar-with-list-of-images/396773/{$imagesDirectory}{$image}">";
                         }            
            echo "<details open>";
            echo "<summary>{$title}</summary>";
            echo "<p>{$medium} {$year} {$size}</p>";
            echo "</details>";
        echo "</div>";

CSS:

         .grid-container {
                  display: grid;
                  grid-template-columns: 12vw 70vw auto;
                  grid-template-rows: 1fr 1fr;
                  padding: 10px;
                  margin: 0;
                  max-height: 80vh;
                  grid-gap: 0;
                  grid-template-areas:
                  'offCanvas imgMain-area lableTxt-area'
                  'offCanvas imgMain-area prv-nxt-area';
                  margin-top: 10vh;
                  margin-bottom: 20vh;
                  height: 80vh;
}
.sideImg {
  object-fit: scale-down;
  max-width: 15vw; 
       max-height: 24vh; 
  width: 10vw;
margin-bottom: -7vh;
margin-left: 0;
}
.sidenav {
  grid-area: offCanvas;    
  margin-top: 14vh;
  height: 80%;
  width: 0;
  position: fixed;
  z-index: 1;
  top: 0;
  left: 0;
  background-color: #D9D1E1;
  overflow-x: hidden;
  transition: 0.5s;
}

That works well.
On the same page there is a collapsible sidebar which I want to fill with the same images that the foreach loop puts on the main page. What is the code I need to include in the above loop to do this?
Any help much appreciated


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Anil Kapoor lookalike is sending the internet into a frenzy, check the pics https://web-a-photo.com/anil-kapoor-lookalike-is-sending-the-internet-into-a-frenzy-check-the-pics/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 04:31:49 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/anil-kapoor-lookalike-is-sending-the-internet-into-a-frenzy-check-the-pics/ US-based fitness trainer John Effer is attracting attention for his uncanny resemblance to Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor. People go gaga over his photos because of his resemblance to the Mr India actor. John Effer is a professional bodybuilder and fitness trainer with over 85,000 followers on Instagram. Effer’s appearance and his ripped boy are impressive, […]]]>

US-based fitness trainer John Effer is attracting attention for his uncanny resemblance to Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor. People go gaga over his photos because of his resemblance to the Mr India actor.

John Effer is a professional bodybuilder and fitness trainer with over 85,000 followers on Instagram. Effer’s appearance and his ripped boy are impressive, but his resemblance to Anil Kapoor has made him a trending topic on the internet.

Effer seems to be aware that he looks like Anil Kapoor as he himself had shared a mirror selfie of him, tagging the Bollywood star with the caption “Time to level up NGL @anilskapoor”.

The caption of the photo looks like a challenge to the 90s Superstar.

Later, the bodybuilder shared one of his photos and pasted it with a photo of Anil Kapoor, sending the internet into a frenzy.

He wrote: “Waiting for that call from Bollywood TBH Where is it!!?? @anilskapoor Kids a great actor – my dad says so.”

Shortly after sharing the post, fans flooded the comments section with reactions:

“Johnil kapoor😂”, “You have to be a player and learn to say 1 2 ka 4, 4 2 ka 1. #jhakaas,” “I literally thought you were anil kapoor,” “Anil Kapoor spotted with a clean beardless chest for the first time 😂.”

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How the St. Javelin Meme Raised $1 Million for Ukraine https://web-a-photo.com/how-the-st-javelin-meme-raised-1-million-for-ukraine/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/how-the-st-javelin-meme-raised-1-million-for-ukraine/ Saint Javelin does not adorn the stained glass windows of any church. Its halo is a shade of yellow closer to that of sunflowers and wheat than the golden orb of a traditionally canonized saint. Instead of a baby, she tenderly cradles a Javelin – an American-made man-portable anti-tank missile. Imitation Mary may not be […]]]>

Saint Javelin does not adorn the stained glass windows of any church. Its halo is a shade of yellow closer to that of sunflowers and wheat than the golden orb of a traditionally canonized saint. Instead of a baby, she tenderly cradles a Javelin – an American-made man-portable anti-tank missile.

Imitation Mary may not be a church-sanctioned saint, but in just a few months she has developed a following with a devotion that rivals that of any holiday worshiper. More impressively, she raised over a million dollars for the Ukrainian resistance against the Russian invasion.

The venture is the brainchild of Christian Borys, a former Canadian-based journalist who spent years covering conflicts in Ukraine and beyond. Part of the profits are used to support Ukraine. Borys helped create the image as it is known today – an image that now features on countless laptops, t-shirts, flags, murals and even tattoos around the world. His growing team expanded the roster of Armed Saints, selling branded stickers, accessories and apparel primarily online. On the company’s website, he summed up the mission in one sentence: “We are in business to rebuild Ukraine.”

Ukrainian artist turns anti-tank ‘hedgehog’ into symbol of resistance

He’s not an artist, but rather a specific type of storyteller eager to hook people on an issue by grabbing their attention with something absurd, funny, or shocking. The campaign was so effective that it earned Borys a spot on The official Russian blacklist.

“It just shows the importance of what you can do with something that is, in reality, so dumb,” Borys said in a phone interview in July. “And then the Russians got so pissed off that they banned us.”

Still on the rise, funds raised by the Saint Javelin campaign have gone towards everything from mental health charities to armor purchases for Ukrainian forces to country drone program through United24an initiative led by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The plan for Saint Javelin comes from artist Chris Shaw’s series of Madonnas in 2012. Shaw painted images of Mary holding objects like a 40-ounce bottle of malt liquor, a suicide vest, and a rifle. Online, the image became a meme and the rifle was replaced with a javelin. It was this version that Borys encountered in early 2022 and used as a starting point for his campaign. In February Saint Javelin went viral and in April Shaw posted her own version of her.

Women Artists Speak A Horrifying Truth: The War Within May Never Be Over

“Maybe it was a vain attempt to somehow salvage my art from the internet,” Shaw wrote on his personal website April 3. “Or maybe it was just that the first viral tampering was a bit sloppy in places.”

Shaw’s painting is on loan to National World War I Memorial and Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. In its description of the piece, the museum notes the place of Saint Javelot in a long history of images of Mary used in times of war. “The use of images of Christian saints and the Virgin Mary to inspire action and foster hope in war dates back centuries,” they write.

Pseudo-prayers and heartfelt messages of thanks to Saint Javelin are easy to find online, but despite the cult, the campaign is not without its critics. When a Saint Javelin mural was completed in the Ukrainian capital in May by Kyiv-based art group Kailas-V, the saint’s halo was mysteriously obliterated. The group allegedly blamed the mayor of the city, Vitali Klitschko.

“Saint Javelin the Scandalous,” joked Borys Twitter in response to criticism in May.

The question of whether the image is blasphemous is centuries old, according to Nora M. Heimann, associate professor of art history at Catholic University.

“You’ve been entering a wake since Marian imagery has existed: is it even acceptable to portray Mary?” asked Heimann. “I mean, these are age-old discourse sources,” she said.

Because Saint Javelin’s style is clearly inspired by Byzantine and Orthodox depictions of Mary, Heimann said it makes sense that some might find it offensive or blasphemous. Borys argues that the decision to use the image of Mary was not born out of blasphemy or disrespect.

“Obviously it’s a joke picture, right?” Borys said. “It’s a meme. It’s the way people talk on the internet.

What started as a highly specialized online gungroup chat joke has become a global brand. Borys has a physical office and storefront in Toronto, rents coworking space in Lviv, and owns makers throughout Ukraine. Saint Javelin is now his full-time job. He hopes to continue to grow the movement and gain more support for the resistance.

“A million dollars is just a drop in the bucket when it comes to fighting a war,” he said.

Joshua Carroll contributed to this report.

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Dark Horse Records Releases Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years https://web-a-photo.com/dark-horse-records-releases-joe-strummer-002-the-mescaleros-years/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 19:36:02 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/dark-horse-records-releases-joe-strummer-002-the-mescaleros-years/ Today Dark Horse Records is releasing Joe Strummer 002: The Mescalero Years, the first-ever comprehensive collection highlighting Strummer’s work with his post-Clash band, The Mescaleros. The collection includes remastered editions of the band’s three studio albums, as well as 15 rare and previously unreleased tracks spanning early demos Joe wrote for the Mescaleros, as well […]]]>

Today Dark Horse Records is releasing Joe Strummer 002: The Mescalero Years, the first-ever comprehensive collection highlighting Strummer’s work with his post-Clash band, The Mescaleros. The collection includes remastered editions of the band’s three studio albums, as well as 15 rare and previously unreleased tracks spanning early demos Joe wrote for the Mescaleros, as well as the unreleased cover of 2002’s “Secret Agent Man” that was discovered in the Joe Strummer archives and has been identified as one of the last songs he recorded, along with other unreleased tracks including “Fantastic” and “Ocean Of Dreams”, featuring Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols on guitar , as well as excerpts from Joe’s last sessions with the Mescaleros. This lavishly curated box set was produced by Joe’s widow, Lucinda Tait, and produced by David Zonshine. It includes exclusive new interviews with Joe’s friends, collaborators and Mescaleros band members, as well as previously unreleased handwritten notes, lyrics and artwork by Strummer from the Joe Strummer Archives. The release arrives everywhere today on 4 CDs with a 72-page book and 7 LPs with a 32-page book, special edition packaging, and an exclusive 12″x12″ art print.

ORDER JOE STRUMMER 002: THE MESCALEROS YEARS HERE

LISTEN TO THE UNRELEASED “SECRET AGENT MAN” HERE

The box set has already received the endorsement of Henry Rollins, who said of JOE STRUMMER 002: THE MESCALEROS YEARS: “If you think you miss Joe strummer now, by the time you get to the end of this box set, you are really going to miss this guy. What an impact, what an amazing musician, what an amazing human being, a great artist, and this box set perfectly captures the man, the music and the moment. I’m so glad it came out.

Although best known as the frontman of The Clash, Strummer produced some of the most thrilling work of his career with The Mescaleros. “Everything that’s happening to me now is just a fluke,” Strummer said during this time. “I learned that fame is an illusion and it’s all a joke. I’m much more dangerous now, because I don’t care at all.

Joe Strummer 002: The Mescalero Years highlights this intense period of creativity from 1999 to 2002, bringing together for the first time such extraordinary albums as Rock Art and the X-Ray Style (1999), Global A Go-Go (2001) and the posthumous Streetcore (2003) , as well as Vibes Compass, a brand new compilation of 15 B-sides and rarities, covering early demos of some of the early tracks Strummer wrote for The Mescaleros (such as “The Road To Rock ‘N’ Roll”, “X -Ray Style” and “Techno D-Day”, plus previously unreleased “Secret Agent Man”, to original recordings of Joe’s latest sessions, including excerpts from “Get Down Moses”, “Coma Girl”, and the never- new song already heard, “Fantastic”. All albums are remastered by engineer Paul Hicks (The Beatles, John Lennon, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie), three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, especially for the release and are packed with full new liner notes, never-before-seen footage, and four reproductions of lyrics. chord sheets and charts from the Strummer archives.

“There’s so much great music that Joe left us in his archive,” says Strummer’s widow and Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years executive producer Lucinda Tait. “We started this work last year with ‘001’, so focusing on Joe’s work with The Mescaleros was a natural second step on ‘002’ because those songs he did with them just seemed to resonate so strong and reinvigorate his connection with his audience to a level he hadn’t experienced since his days with The Clash.

“He was so excited to work with the Mescaleros and the reception he got from the press and the fans was amazing, it gave him a whirlwind of energy and confidence and he was creative and happy.

“His words are so beautiful and honest and with the Mescaleros some fantastic tracks were created and listening to some of the tracks recorded as outtakes for me was really special.”

2022 marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of the legendary Joe Strummer. A punk poet, musician, songwriter, actor and style icon, Strummer has spent his life breaking musical and cultural boundaries both as lead singer of The Clash and as a solo artist. His songs sound as urgent and vital today as when they were written. Calling out social injustices and giving voice to working class struggles, Strummer’s politically charged lyrics struck a chord with legions of fans and the press, with Rolling Stone calling The Clash “the greatest band in rock & roll.” roll of the world”. He once said, “Without people, you are nothing.” Through his art, Joe Strummer has helped shape the world’s musical landscape and left an unparalleled and timeless legacy.

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Live Highlights Coverage of the 2022 Emmys, Winners of the 74th Annual Awards https://web-a-photo.com/live-highlights-coverage-of-the-2022-emmys-winners-of-the-74th-annual-awards/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 02:33:00 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/live-highlights-coverage-of-the-2022-emmys-winners-of-the-74th-annual-awards/ LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 12: 74TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS – Pictured: Jason Sudeikis accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for “Ted Lasso” onstage during the 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards which s is held at the Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022. — (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC via […]]]>

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 12: 74TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS – Pictured: Jason Sudeikis accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for “Ted Lasso” onstage during the 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards which s is held at the Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022. — (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC via Getty Images)

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HBO’s “Succession” and AppleTV+’s “Ted Lasso” were among the top-nominated tracks for the 74th annual Emmy Awards, but Emmy voters split the awards Monday night.

“Saturday Night Live” cast member Kenan Thompson hosted the ceremony on NBC and the Peacock streaming service from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

While the ceremony usually airs on Sundays, NBC also has the rights to broadcast National Football League games on Sunday nights, so it chose to present the honorees on Monday.

“The White Lotus,” powered by writer-director Mike White, won multiple awards. Other winners include Michael Keaton for “Dopesick”, Jean Smart for “Hacks”, Jennifer Coolidge for “The White Lotus” and Julia Garner for “Ozark”.

Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”) won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, becoming the second black woman in Emmys history to win in the category. Jackee Harry won the award for “227″ in 1987. “Squid Game” director Hwang Dong-hyuk was the first South Korean to win best direction for a drama series. At 26, Zendaya, of “Euphoria,” is the youngest person to win Best Lead Actress twice.

Amanda Seyfried won the award for her portrayal of disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in “The Dropout.”

‘Succession’ earned 25 nominations, the most of any series, while HBO’s ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The White Lotus’ each picked up 20 nominations. Closely followed were HBO Max’s “Hacks” and Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” — each with 17 nominations — and HBO’s “Euphoria,” which nabbed 16.

The Television Academy did not award a per-network award this year. Last year, there was a slight controversy over how the nominations were counted, as many networks also have streaming services. While it seemed appropriate to bundle network shows and streaming shows from the same company, some industry players felt they should be considered separate distributors.

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Pakistan’s largest lake overflows dangerously, putting thousands at risk https://web-a-photo.com/pakistans-largest-lake-overflows-dangerously-putting-thousands-at-risk/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 09:06:00 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/pakistans-largest-lake-overflows-dangerously-putting-thousands-at-risk/ After weeks of torrential monsoon rains, Pakistan’s largest freshwater lake began to overflow in early September, putting thousands of people at risk of losing their homes, new satellite images have shown. The images, captured by NASA’s Landsat 8 and Landsat 9 satellites, show breaches in the shores of Lake Manchhar, some […]]]>


After weeks of torrential monsoon rains, Pakistan’s largest freshwater lake began to overflow in early September, putting thousands of people at risk of losing their homes, new satellite images have shown.

The images, captured by NASA’s Landsat 8 and Landsat 9 satellites, show breaches in the shores of Lake Manchhar, some of which were made intentionally by local authorities to prevent the overfilled lake from spilling into densely populated areas of the Indus Valley. , reported Geo News.

The images show the situation before the July 25 floods, then detail the increasing extent of the floods on August 28 and September 5.

Some 100,000 people living in several hundred villages scattered across the valley are at risk of flooding due to the breaches, NASA officials wrote in a statement, Geo News reported.

The floods, described as Pakistan’s worst in at least a decade, have killed more than 1,300 people and injured thousands more.

Over a million homes have been destroyed and hundreds of thousands of people are currently displaced.

Sindh, where Lake Manchhar is located, is one of the worst affected by the floods.

The region has already received five times its average annual rainfall this year, NASA said in the statement.

More rain is likely in the coming days, according to UK meteorologist Met Office.

The government declared a national emergency on August 30, requesting international support to provide food, clean water, medical supplies and assistance to affected communities.

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The same creepy woman keeps popping up in AI-generated footage https://web-a-photo.com/the-same-creepy-woman-keeps-popping-up-in-ai-generated-footage/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 16:18:51 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/the-same-creepy-woman-keeps-popping-up-in-ai-generated-footage/ A terrifying demon called Loab continues to appear in images created by artificially intelligent (AI) text-to-image generators. Loab was created by negatively weighted prompts, and her gruesome appearance constantly shows up in footage, even when the AI ​​is directed away from Loab’s prompts. The scary monster was discovered by Supercomposite who is a Swedish musician. […]]]>

A terrifying demon called Loab continues to appear in images created by artificially intelligent (AI) text-to-image generators.

Loab was created by negatively weighted prompts, and her gruesome appearance constantly shows up in footage, even when the AI ​​is directed away from Loab’s prompts.

The scary monster was discovered by Supercomposite who is a Swedish musician.

“I discovered this woman, whom I call Loab, in April. The AI ​​replicated her more easily than most celebrities. Her presence is lingering and it haunts every image she touches,” writes Supercomposite.

What are negative weighted prompts?

Negative weighted prompts are when you tell an AI to make an image look as different from the text prompt as possible.

“With those [negative weights]instead of creating an image of the text prompt, the AI ​​tries to make the image as different from the prompt as possible,” Supercompste explains on Twitter.

Initially, Supoercomposite tried to create a negative image of Marlon Brando, but instead an image of a cake was created.

“I wondered: is the opposite of this logo, in turn, going to be a picture of Marlon Brando?” Writes the AI ​​image creator.

She then typed in the text that appeared on the cake with the negative weight instruction and received a set of “off-putting images”.

“All from the same devastated-looking older woman with defined rosette triangles on her cheeks.”

Supercompsite then used Loab’s photos as an image prompt, and to its horror, the AI ​​continued to throw up bloody and extremely disturbing images.

She “cross-referenced” different images with Loab’s photos and time and time again, a distinctive and unsettling character from Load always appeared.

Loab

“There is something moving for me in these grotesque scenes and the despair, panic and sadness they convey,” adds Supercomposite.

“The images that result from the crossing of Loab with other images can in turn be crossed with other images. The AI ​​can latch onto Loab’s idea so well that it can persist through generations of this kind of crossover, without using the original image.

As an example, Supercomposite posted a photo of Loab as Kirby, as a bee, and as an Avatar character.

Loab as avatar
Loab like a bee

“The concept of ‘Loabness’ has become more abstract for me. I would include it in prompts that I knew would distort it almost beyond recognition,” says the Swede.

“After disappearing from the picture breeding line, she sometimes reappeared, later in the line, out of nowhere.”

The creator of the image says the lesson from Loab is that the image prompt, rather than the text prompt, can be used as a custom vector “to interrogate latent space.

Scary AI

As if Loab wasn’t terrifying enough, this week also saw a viral video of Scott Lighthiser who used Stable Diffusion, a video transformer and an audio transformer to create the chilling video below.

The video, made exclusively from AI technology and using all-free platforms, highlights how fast this technology is growing as people start to exploit it in more advanced ways.


Picture credits: All images by Supercomposite.

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Hear images from NASA’s James Webb Telescope turned into haunting music https://web-a-photo.com/hear-images-from-nasas-james-webb-telescope-turned-into-haunting-music/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 03:16:00 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/hear-images-from-nasas-james-webb-telescope-turned-into-haunting-music/ There’s been a lot of fanfare surrounding the first images and data released by NASA’s Next Generation James Webb Space Telescope. On Wednesday, the agency gave space fans a new way to discover Webb’s observations with a series of soundscapes. Tracks – including image translations of the Carina Nebula and the South Ring Nebula – […]]]>

There’s been a lot of fanfare surrounding the first images and data released by NASA’s Next Generation James Webb Space Telescope. On Wednesday, the agency gave space fans a new way to discover Webb’s observations with a series of soundscapes.

Tracks – including image translations of the Carina Nebula and the South Ring Nebula – use sonification to turn images and data into audio experiences. “Music taps into our emotional centers,” said musician Matt Russo, a University of Toronto physics professor who worked on the project. “Our goal is to make Webb’s images and data understandable through sound, helping listeners create their own mental images.”

The “cosmic cliffs” of the Carina Nebula, a magnificent celestial object filled with stars, gas and dust, become a sparkling symphonic sound palace. Gas and dust have drone sounds. The lower orange and red part of the image is melodic. Points of bright light have a higher tone.

The South Ring Nebula takes on an eerie sound, like experimental electronic music made in a tunnel with string players tuning in. This sonification comes in two parts to represent the various infrared observations Webb made of the nebula. The bright stars make distinct noises, like plucked piano strings.

It’s not just images that the team of scientists and musicians turned into audio. Webb’s data on the atmosphere of the gas giant exoplanet WASP-96 b became a sci-fi soundscape filled with descending tones and a dripping water-like effect. These droplets represent water signatures in the atmosphere.

The sonifications bring a new dimension to Webb’s discoveries and make telescope work more accessible to blind and visually impaired space enthusiasts. “When I first heard sonification, it hit me in a visceral, emotional way that I imagine sighted people feel when looking at the night sky,” said Christine Malec, a member of the blind and visually impaired community that worked on the Webb sound project.

Webb audio experiences are both otherworldly and familiar. They show that there are broader ways to explore the cosmos beyond what we can see with our eyes.

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