June 25, 2009 |
On Tuesday afternoon, Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired magazine and author of the 2006 bestseller "The Long Tail," received an e-mail warning that his new book, "Free: The Future of a Radical Price," was to be challenged. On the blog of the Virginia Quarterly Review, a leading literary journal, Waldo Jaquith was about to post the results of an examination into the book, which Hyperion will publish next month.
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February 12, 2008 |
Chris Anderson, 81, an influential jazz pianist whose innovative approach to harmony made him a favorite for an array of notable players, died Feb. 4 in New York City of complications from a stroke, the New York Times reported. A native of Chicago, Anderson was self-taught on the piano and grew up with a brittle bone disease and a degenerative eye condition. Blind by the age of 20, he nevertheless forged a steady career working with the likes of Charlie Parker, Dinah Washington and Billy Higgins.
December 29, 1988 |
Brian Newhall now admits he was overreacting. At the time, however, the question Newhall posed to the Occidental College JV basketball team at halftime of a game against Whittier seemed appropriate. "Who here will ever pass the ball to Chris Anderson again?" demanded Newhall, who was infuriated by the uninspired play of his 6-foot, 9-inch freshman center. No one answered. Teammates had grown accustomed to seeing Anderson tiptoe through the key with the bravado of a ballerina.
February 2, 1990 |
As long as a tuba was wrapped around him, Chris Anderson always felt at home on center stage. He could not lift the instrument when he began playing it in the fifth grade--"Why couldn't he have chosen the piccolo?" asked his mother, Lynn--but by the time he had reached junior high, Anderson was an award-winning soloist for a jazz ensemble that played a festival circuit throughout the western United States.
September 6, 1998 |
The use of the word "standard" to describe the lexicon of songs written in the first half of the century by writers such as Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hart and others has a dual purpose. It reflects, first of all, that this material has become a part of the standard repertoire. Less obviously, it defines a collection of music that has become the standard against which to measure the work of different performers.
February 26, 2013 |
Since Chris Anderson took over TED in 2001, the conference has expanded well beyond its original focus on technology, entertainment and design. This week, it begins its fifth and final TED conference in Long Beach before moving to Vancouver next year. On Monday evening, Anderson took the stage to talk about TED's growth and share some numbers. Perhaps the most remarkable is revenue, which reveals a lot about the business of TED. PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 To be clear, TED is owned by the nonprofit Sapling Foundation.