Monthly Archives: June 2011

New York – Paris : A Love Story

This beautifully executed and edited short was shot entirely on a Nokia N8 phone.

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Reykjavik Is A Work of Art

Snorri Tryggvason spent two years and 3,000 plus hours creating this marvelous new interactive map of Reykjavík Iceland. This work of art is not at all computer generated. A mobile app version will be out soon. Even if you have … Continue reading

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Discover Narrative Nonfiction

  It’s a nonfiction reader’s fanatsy: a database of 30,000 essays, articles and stories carefully curated, organized and presented; and it’s totally searchable by author, topic and publication., which launched last week, offers a recommendation service that suggests new … Continue reading

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Libraries Without Borders

The Haskell Free Library and Opera House is probably the only cultural institution that’s bisected by an international border. That’s because the US/Canadian border slices right through the library’s Kenneth Baldwin International Reading Room. You enter the imposing turn-of-the-century building … Continue reading

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From Russia With Love

Between 1905 and 1915, photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii carried out a remarkable photographic survey of the Russian Empire. He used a custom camera that captured three black and white images in rapid succession and utilizing blue, green and red filters he … Continue reading

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Peter Falk 1927-2011 RIP

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Art is Funny, Friday is so random & Timothy Leary’s Dead

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Unbound: bringing authors and readers together

Unbound is a new way of connecting with writers. Most of the writers on the UK site will be well known, others will appear here for the first time. What’s different is that instead of waiting for them to publish their work, … Continue reading

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China Clones Austrian Village

The serenely beautiful Austrian village of Hallstatt attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. And deservedly so, with its idyllic lakeside setting at the foot of Mt. Docstein in the Salzkammergut, the traffic-free town of less than a thousand … Continue reading

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L’Homme Chat

Filmmaker Paul Trillo shot this endearing mini-documentary during the Cannes Film Festival this year. Béla the Cat Man is originally from Hungary, but now travels the south of France “performing” on the street.

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