• Michelle Obama Tried to Escape the White House to Celebrate the Legalization of Gay Marriage
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    Michelle Obama Tried to Escape the White House to Celebrate the Legalization of Gay Marriage

    So you talk about, in the book, also the night that gay marriage passed. And this is a great story. Yeah. One of the interesting things– I bring it up to talk about just how vastly different one day could be in the White House during our administration. And the day that Barack and I went to the funeral where he famously sang Amazing Grace. We were at that funeral, but we flew back. In that same day, marriage equality was passed. And– [CROWD CHEERING] that same day. And we’re in the White House. And when you’re in the residence, there’s so much bullet-proof glass that sometimes you don’t hear…

  • Land Art: Celebrating the work of Michael Heizer, Robert Smithson and Walter De Maria
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    Land Art: Celebrating the work of Michael Heizer, Robert Smithson and Walter De Maria

    There are no values attached to something like this because it’s not portable and then not a malleable barter exchange object And that says it You can’t trade this thing You can’t put it in your pocket If you have a war you can’t move it around It’s not worth anything In fact it’s an obligation My personal experience was that land art or earth art was not an anti-gallery statement or an anti-gallerist statement either but that a wide open space is really what they were looking for and found No gallery or museum could possibly do what the open space does for the individual the viewer, the experiencer…

  • In Residence: Jim Olson – inside the architect’s treetop house
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    In Residence: Jim Olson – inside the architect’s treetop house

    My grandparents got this property in 1912 so it’s been a hundred and three years now And when I was 18 I was just a first year architecture student my dad gave me $500 and he said go build a bunk house in the woods and so this hillside was just the perfect place surrounded by trees and so I just came up here and did that I mean, it’s kind of a dream come true it’s probably the best opportunity I ever had It was all about, and still is about being part of nature I wanted to do this little house and it was only 14 feet by…

  • Intellectual Property
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    Intellectual Property

    Most businesses rely on bright ideas. Whether it’s developing new products; having a great brand or creating eye-catching designs, your ideas are your passport to business success. But how do you protect your ideas from being exploited by others? That’s where Intellectual Property (or IP) law comes in. There are four main types of IP, each working in different way: trade marks; copyright; design rights and patents. Let’s start with trade marks. Trade marks are used by businesses to protect their brands. You can register a trade mark in the UK, across Europe or further afield to apply to a name, a logo or both. Trade marks can be a…

  • We Revisit Man’s Cat Playland and our Hearts Explode Again
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    We Revisit Man’s Cat Playland and our Hearts Explode Again

    (upbeat music) – We’ve been rescuing cats for almost 30 years. Once I started adopting, it kind of become an obsession and then it just kind of snowballed. (upbeat music) We currently have 22 cats, which sounds insane, and wasn’t planned. This is Smudge. And so there’s Poppyseed, Cheesecake, Chocolate, Secret, Donut, Vanilla, Smoky, um, Minibean, Mikon, Climber, I’m forgetting a whole bunch. I can’t remember anymore. (upbeat music) Hi, Pepper. If you’re a cat person, to me, the moment that the cat trusts you, because cats are usually wary, I just find that aspect of it to be amazing. (gentle music) I like to adopt cats that are hard…