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Monthly Archive:: November 2011

The Astounding Design Of Eixample, Barcelona

Constructed in the early 20th century, Eixample is a district of the Spanish city of Barcelona known for the urban planning that divided the district into octagonal blocks. Influenced by a range of schools of architecture, Eixample was designed in a grid pattern with long streets, wide avenues, and rounded street corners. Despite being in the center of a thriving European metropolis, the district provides improved living conditions for inhabitants including extensive sun light, improved ventilation, and more open green space for public use.

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Windows 95 Start Up Music Revelation Revealed

Most of us still fondly remember the Start Up sound for Windows 95 and how it represented all that the brand new operating system was all about. It was recently revealed by music composer and music style experimenter Brian Eno in an interview, that he composed the startup theme for Microsoft’s iconic Windows 95 on a Macintosh computer. You just have to love the irony.

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The World’s Most Important Films

This is the DVD collection of 15 Academy Award-nominated documentary films that shed light on important global issues and changed the way people looked at everyday life. The set includes Supersize Me, the renowned documentary that examines the power and influence of the fast food industry and details the effects of a diet consisting of only McDonald’s food has on the director’s health.

Trouble the Water is the redemptive story of a family surviving Hurricane Katrina and struggling to overcome hardships long after the storm passed. Tell the Truth and Run, narrated by Susan Sarandon, recounts the remarkable career of reporter and press critic George Seldes, who exposed Stalin’s brutality, predicted that fascism would lead to world war, and criticized the influence big business had on the American press. The 17-hours of footage also includes The Most Dangerous Man in America, a film that recounts Daniel Ellsberg’s drive to leak the secret history of the Vietnam War by releasing the Pentagon Papers.

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