People across America are talking about the effect hydraulic fracturing (often called "fracking") is having on our food, water and health. But even if you don't have time to read all the reports and articles, you are probably curious about fracking, and why people are concerned.
Stars of the 20th century, they remain relevant today because they are relevant to themselves. How many women of any age can make that claim? In both Lee Radiziwill and Yoko Ono lies a power -- a spark of defiance that runs counter to the panic most women feel about aging.
With the large retrospective Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show. Eine Retrospektive, the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main in Germany wants to highlight her pioneering role as an artist, as a groundbreaking protagonist of the early conceptual, film and performance art.
Fracking has received the full Hollywood treatment with Promised Land, a film starring and co-written by Matt Damon, one of Hollywood's biggest and most respected stars. But is Damon's name enough to convince people to see a movie revolving around natural gas drilling?
Yes, we hear a lot about two Johns every time December rolls around: Strange and hairy, screaming as loud as they can that we've really messed up the world, and we all better get our act straight before it's too late.
Yes, fracking has its problems. But within the few years, that technology has improved significantly, oversight has become singularly sensitized to the downside risks and communities have heightened awareness.
The main reason John Lennon doesn't turn up in the pages of the Enquirer having just been spotted at a supermarket, is that in his message -- one of a lasting hope for peace -- there is nothing to mock.
I asked Yoko Ono -- who at 79 is as youthful, energetic and beautiful as ever -- how she picks the recipients, is there a committee or board? "No, I feel it in here," she said pointing to her heart, "It comes from the heart."