Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 12:22 pm
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.
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.
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.
For the latest installment of Ubisoft's <em>Assassin's Creed</em> 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.
Credit Courtesy of Ubisoft
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.
Credit Courtesy of Muse Management
An artist's rendering of Connor, the Mohawk protagonist in <em>Assassin's Creed III</em>.
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.
Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 5:06 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.
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 5:20 pm
Call it what you want — superstorm, Frankenstorm, post-tropical cyclone — Mother Nature dished out something freakishly fearsome with Hurricane Sandy. It claimed more than 100 lives throughout the Northeast and the Caribbean, while causing what will surely be billions of dollars of damage in the form of washed-out businesses and flood-ravaged homes. It's a history-making hurricane that, alas, will not be soon forgotten.