In response to my blog last week, "A Case for Government Funding of the Arts, Part 1," several readers posted comments which decried any connection between the arts and government, even calling for the disestablishment of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).These comments — which I expected —
Older people often have difficulty understanding conversation in a crowd. Like everything else, our hearing deteriorates as we age.There are physiological reasons for this decline: We lose tiny hair cells that pave the way for sound to reach our brains.
In the third installment of our weeklong Here, There series on the abortion debate in other countries, we go to Portugal. The Portuguese government legalized voluntary abortions up to the 10th week of pregnancy in 2007.
Americans spend more money on music at Apple's iTunes store than any other music retailer, yet some people are being left out of the party.For the large group of consumers without a home computer, an iTunes account is out of reach.