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Thomas Dolby: Spot the Billie Holiday lyrics


Via The Official Thomas Dolby Blog: Thomas Dolby has posted the lyrics to his brand-new song “Love Is a Loaded Pistol,” which premiered today on TED.com. He throws out a challenge: “See how many of Billie‚Äôs song titles you can spot.” Get the lyrics >> He writes that an MP3 of studio version of “Pistol” []

4 great talks for International Women's Day


To celebrate March 8, International Women’s Day, we suggest these four TEDTalks gems from some amazing speakers — artists, scientists and economists who think deeply about the role of women. Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, feminism — and the power of passionate thinkers and doers: The former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi []

Playing the Cape Breton fiddle: Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy on TED.com


Natalie MacMaster and her musical partner Donnell Leahy play tunes from the Cape Breton tradition — a sprightly, soulful style of folk fiddle and piano. It’s an inspired collaboration that will have you clapping (and maybe dancing) along. (Recorded February 2003 in Monterey, California. Duration: 18:47.)   Watch Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy’s performance on []