Saturday, August 15, 2009

Food and Creative Community

Micheal Pollan signing books right now at the West Cornwall, Connecticut, farmers' market before his lecture at 1...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Set for TED

At 4 p.m. this afternoon, the TED conference people will tape four 18-minute presentations at Chautauqua about compassion .. from Karen Armstrong, James Forbes, Robert Thurman and Swami Dayananda. The cameras and lights are set and the count-down clock for 18 minutes each awaits ...

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Boston #1 for Innovation

[August 2009 - 2thinknow] Boston has been rated the best US city for innovation, tying scores with previous winner Vienna in Europe. Boston also edged past Amsterdam, Paris,  San Francisco, which rounded out the top five cities in the annual 2thinknow Innovation Cities Index. European cities dominated the top Innovation Cities, with 61% of the top 75 in the European Union. US Cities were mainly from coastal states or the Great Lakes area. London rose unexpectedly, followed by Hamburg, New York, Tokyo and Lyon in France. Toronto in Canada came in 19th, as Melbourne fell from 8th to 20th followed by Sydney in 22nd place. Vancouver placed 48th followed by Montréal. More