Guisepi Date Everyone had strong feelings about Franklin D. Roosevelt during his 12 years as president. Many people hated him.
Burning Chrome The Gernsback Continuum Mercifully, the whole thing is starting to fade, to be- come an episode. When I do still catch the odd glimpse, it's peripheral; mere fragments of mad-doctor chrome, confining themselves to the corner of the eye.
There was that flying-wing liner over San Francisco last week, but it was almost translucent. And the shark-fin roadsters have gotten scarcer, and freeways discreetly avoid un- folding themselves into the gleaming eighty lane monsters I was forced to drive last month in my rented Toyota.
And I know that none of it will follow me to New York; my vision is narrowing to a single wave- length of probability.
I've worked hard for that. Tele- vision helped a lot. I suppose it started in London, in that bogus Greek taverna in Battersea Park Road, with lunch on Cohen's corporate tab. Dead steam-table food and it took them thirty minutes to find an ice bucket for the retsina.
Cohen works for Barris-Watford, who publish big, trendy "trade" paperbacks: I'd gone over to shoot a series of shoe ads; California girls with tanned legs and frisky Day- Gb jogging shoes had capered for me down the escalators of St.
John's Wood and across the platforms of Tooting Bec.
A lean and hungry young agency had decided that the mystery of London Transport would sell waffle-tread nylon runners. They decide; I shoot. And Cohen, whom I knew vaguely from the old days in New York, had invited me to lunch the day before I was due out of Heathrow.
He brought along a very fash- ionably dressed young woman named Dialta Downes, who was virtually chinless and evidently a noted pop-art historian. Cohen introduced us and explained that Dialta was the prime mover behind the latest Barris-Watford pro- ject, an illustrated history of what she called "Ameri- can Streamlined Moderne.
The Tomorrow That Never Was. There's a British obsession with the more baroque elements of American pop culture, something like the weird cowboys-and-Indians fetish of the West Germans or the aberrant French hunger for old Jerry Lewis films.
In Dialta Downes this manifested itself in a mania for a uniquely American form of architecture that most Americans are scarcely aware of. At first I wasn't sure what she was talking about, but gradually it began to dawn on me. I found myself remembering Sunday morning television in the Fifties.
Sometimes they'd run old eroded newsreels as filler on the local station. You'd sit there with a peanut butter sandwich and a glass of milk, and a static-ridden Hollywood baritone would tell you that there was A Flying Car in Your Future.Lesson Plans - All Lessons ¿Que'Ttiempo Hace Allí?
(Authored by Rosalind Mathews.) Subject(s): Foreign Language (Grade 3 - Grade 5) Description: Students complete a chart by using Spanish to obtain weather information on cities around the world and report their findings to . The excellent collection of cyberpunk short stories - all by William Gibson with the collaboration of some friends!!
Awesome BURNING CHROME. E ARE RAISING TODAY, the men and women who will lead us tomorrow. It is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. It should be done with forethought and with a consideration of the kind of world we hope they and we will live in when it’s their turn to lead.
Herbert Hoover's "magnum opus"—at last published nearly fifty years after its completion—offers a revisionist reexamination of World War II and its cold war aftermath and a sweeping indictment of the "lost statesmanship" of Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt had various extra-marital affairs, Roosevelt became very ill with influenza and a complicating pneumonia, but he recovered by the time the ship landed in New York.
and the country began sliding into the Great Depression. While President Hoover and many state governors believed that the economic crisis would subside, Roosevelt. Edison was a remarkable man, and his life story should be told and retold to children of all ages.
Edison was multi-talented. And you cannot walk 20 yards in any modern city without passing one of his inventions or ideas.