Public Domain Year
ub Mon, 01/02/2023 - 11:44

The new year 2023 brought fee-free copyrighted works from 1927 that has now entered the US public domain.

They will be free for all to copy, share, and build upon. These include Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse and the final Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, the German science-fiction film Metropolis and Alfred Hitchcock’s first thriller, compositions by Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller, and a novelty song about ice cream.

Please note that this site is only about US law; the copyright terms in other countries are different.

ub Sat, 12/03/2022 - 20:38

When it comes to Art Museums, NYC enjoys an abundance of riches, with some of the greatest global institutions in The Big Apple.

TIME 2022
ub Wed, 11/23/2022 - 08:10

TIME MAGAZINE Top 100 Photos of This Year. #TIME The best images of 2022

In a time of transition and uncertainty, these 100 images were chosen by TIME's photo editors to offer, unranked, as the best of 2022.

Photography can capture the most significant moments of our days, and these images are thought to be the most influential of all times.

Bad Boy Brian Raw
ub Fri, 10/07/2022 - 11:41

Brian Douglas Wilson, founding member, and composer of The Beach Boys talks about his professional past and present.

Big and bad boy Brian had a complicated life. He learned to partner with other band members to write originals for the band. That includes many of my favorite songs for the American Superstar group.

Loretta Lynn Country Music Queen
ub Tue, 10/04/2022 - 20:48

Loretta Lynn had more songs banned from American radio than every other male country artist combined in the 20th century.

She was a straight-talking woman with a real down-home style and a series of direct USA country music songs with a serious message to tell.

In a career that spanned six decades in country music, Ms. Lynn released multiple gold albums. She had hits such as "You Ain't Woman Enough", "Don't Come Home A-Drinkin", "One's on the Way", "Fist City", and "Coal Miner's Daughter".

GTM & Steely Dan
ub Tue, 10/04/2022 - 10:51

Like GTM, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were never satisfied with the sound of their recording, until it sounded great.

SNL 48
ub Sat, 10/01/2022 - 15:25

It began with Johnny Carson wanting to take time off and NBC TV Network was looking for a weekend rerun replacement. 

The World War II vet had a conversational approach with guests, and millions tuned in to watch his show. Between 1965 and 1975, NBC ran reruns of some of Carson’s greatest interviews on the weekend. The star asked to have the shows pulled and used during the week instead so he could take some time off. And thus, Dick Ebersol started developing something to air on Saturday nights.

Humbolt Bay Sunrise
ub Mon, 08/22/2022 - 13:31

Humboldt Bay is a natural and multi-basin, bar-built coastal lagoon located on the rugged Northern Coast of California.

Wake Me Up daytime images from everywhere on earth.

Would you like to be part of #Sunrise and #Sunsets for City Images and have your photos appreciated by others worldwide?

Tell Me Goodnight
ub Sat, 08/20/2022 - 21:10

Would you like to be part of #Sunrise and #Sunsets for City Images and have your photos appreciated by others worldwide?

These photographs can be from any major city or small town anywhere on earth, whether you live there, are just visiting friends, or family, on a business trip, or on a long-awaited and well-deserved vacation.

Please, respond with a pix or up to three per entry to and include your favorite image letting me know where it is from, just in case it is not obvious to the naked eye.

Leadership Teamwork and Success
ub Wed, 07/06/2022 - 09:15

Teamwork is partly about identifying the strengths and professional potential of others and working together to help them succeed.

Sylvia, one of my many fabulous hires over the years. She lives in California and called to share with me her big shot at something really exciting that put her on track for everything she's worked hard and dreamt of for a long time. She started as LA's first Spanish-language TV weather forecaster.