Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 3:06 pm
A quintet from Monterrey, Mexico, Kinky formed in 1998. Dust Brothers' John King — who has worked with Beck, The Rolling Stones and The Beastie Boys — produced the band's latest album, Sueño De La Maquina (Dream Machine).
The band is nominated for Latin Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Alternative Music Album and Best Alternative Song, and is also nominated for Best Latin Artist North at the MTV Europe Awards. Dream Machine mixes hypnotic lyrics with electronic rhythms.
Two boys study together at a Chicago yeshiva in 2009. Public health officials say this type of close physical contact caused a mumps outbreak to spread throughout several orthodox Jewish communities in and around New York City.
Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 11:22 am
Richie Hawtin came up in the Detroit techno scene during the '90s and built his reputation on minimalist dance music. It's not for everyone, but those who follow any of Hawtin's numerous aliases do so with impassioned vigilance. Hawtin is a regular winner of international DJing awards and has a devout following in Europe.
Here, Hawtin performs live as part of Moogfest 2012 in Asheville, N.C., on Oct. 26.
Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence grew up on the outskirts of London, and got their start in the U.K. garage scene under the name Disclosure. One of their most popular remixes — of "Running" by U.K. pop newcomer Jessie Ware — gained support from BBC radio DJs like Annie Mac, and secured their status as one of the most exciting teams to hit the club circuit in years.
Here, Disclosure performs live at Moogfest 2012 in Asheville, N.C.
Andy Stott is known for deep, brooding techno that's shrouded in fuzzy tones. Hailing from Manchester in the U.K., the producer has released music under his own name and as Andrea for almost a decade. His latest album, Luxury Problems, is dark, textural and balanced with haunting, elegant vocals.
Here, Stott performs live at Moogfest 2012 in Asheville, N.C.
For the latest installment of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series, set in Colonial America, the hooded main character is part Mohawk. The company brought in a Mohawk consultant and hired a Native actor to play the role.
Actor Noah Watts, who plays Connor, is descended from the Crow and Blackfeet nations, and it took some work for him to speak the Mohawk language convincingly. "It was very difficult, the language is very beautiful," he says.
The Assassin's Creed video game series has become a megahit for gaming enthusiasts. The story line follows a bloody war between Assassins and the Knights Templar, first during the Crusades and then in Renaissance Italy.
The newly released Assassins Creed III crosses the ocean and a couple of centuries so the action could take place during the Revolutionary War and would be wildly anticipated on its own.
If you ask climate scientist Radley Horton, it's difficult to say that Hurricane Sandy was directly caused by climate change, but he sees strong connections between the two. Horton is a research scientist at The Earth Institute at Columbia University. He says that in New York City, the sea level has gone up about a foot over the past century and that researchers expect that rise to continue and even accelerate.
Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 4:06 pm
As the presidential race zeroes in on Ohio, and the auto industry gets renewed focus in the all-important swing state, Mitt Romney's campaign is touting the backing of former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca and the company's former president, Hal Sperlich.
"In our opinion, Mitt Romney is the leader we need to help turn our economy around and ensure that the American auto industry is once again a dominant force in the world," Iacocca and Sperlich write on Romney's website.