The Daily Populous

Monday July 30th, 2018 morning edition

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Jóhann Jóhannsson passed away earlier this year, but the Icelandic composer lives on in a series of recordings now being released posthumously.

Directed by Panos Cosmatos and starring Nicholas Cage, the film follows Cage’s character in an effort to track down the cult-like group responsible for the murder of his wife.

In a press release about the film, Cosmatos writes, “Jóhann went above and beyond, and I suspect to the limits of his sanity, to make the music for this movie.

His words and his actions made him more than a great collaborator, they made him like a brother to me.

I’m sad our time together was so brief but I’m very proud of what he accomplished on Mandy and I believe he was too.”.

Jóhannsson’s Mandy score was co-produced by Randall Dunn and featured Sunn O)))‘s Stephen O’Malley on guitar.

The soundtrack was later adapted into an album with the assistance of co-producers Pepijn Caudron and Yair Glotman. »

Thousands take to Moscow streets chanting anti-Putin slogans

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Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Moscow on Sunday to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin in the face of a proposed increase in the retirement age.

More than 6,000 people are believed to have attended the protests, according to a non-governmental organization that counts rally attendance, but Moscow police put the number close to 2,500.

Putin once said he would not raise the retirement age, and has tried to distance himself from the proposal, Reuters reported. »

New Report Documents Corporate Media's Widespread Failure to Cover Link Between Climate Crisis and Extreme Weather

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Meanwhile, less than a fifth of such reports in the top 50 most-read American newspapers addressed climate change.

"But most Americans still think of the problem as distant, hurting people long in the future or in faraway places.

"This review identified some notable exceptions and models how best to cover climate in the context of extreme heat events," reads the report. »