Today's featured article
"The World Is Not Enough" is the theme song of the 1999 James Bond film of the same name, performed by alternative rock group Garbage (pictured in 2012). The song was written by composer David Arnold, who also scored the film, and lyricist Don Black, previously responsible for four other Bond songs. "The World Is Not Enough" was composed in the traditional style of the series' title themes contrasting with the post-modern production technique and genre-hopping sound that Garbage had established on their first two albums. Garbage recorded the majority of "The World Is Not Enough" while touring Europe, telephoning Arnold as he recorded the orchestral backing in London before travelling to England themselves. Afterwards the band finished production of the song in Canada. The lyrics reflect the point of view of the film's antagonist Elektra King, with themes of world domination and seduction. The song and accompanying soundtrack were released by Radioactive Records as the film premiered around the world at the end of November 1999. Upon release, "The World Is Not Enough" was widely acclaimed by reviewers, and reached the top forty of ten singles charts. (Full article...)
In the news
- Rioting breaks out in Ferguson, Missouri, and protests occur across the United States, after a grand jury decides not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.
- Magnus Carlsen (pictured) defeats Viswanathan Anand to retain the World Chess Championship title.
- In motor racing, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins the Formula One championship.
- Opposition candidate Klaus Iohannis is elected President of Romania.
- The 9th G-20 summit concludes in Brisbane, following discussions focusing primarily on economic issues.
- With world leaders from 21 Pacific Rim countries attending, the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting concludes in Beijing.