We’re just shy of Labor Day, and while many of us are looking forward to a long weekend and multiple barbecues, we’re also sad that summer is reaching its end. Though the weather may not feel so autumn-crisp just yet, swimming pools and amusements parks are getting ready to close — a sure sign the seasons are changing. While we all sit around and mourn the closure of our local swimming holes, here’s a look at a place where the outdoor pools stay open year round: Iceland. … Read More
Last week Villa Reykjavik, the second incarnation of an international art festival that first took place in Warsaw in 2006, held its opening ceremonies in the downtown harbor district of the Icelandic capital. Festival organizers invited 14 European galleries to install exhibits in various available spaces, and staged screenings and live performances in both public and private venues across town. The idea? To bring an international art community to a place outside of the traditionally established art districts of Europe, and in doing so, create a more fluid and stimulating dialogue between artists and the viewing public. … Read More
Adda Birnir and I went down to the Gulf on behalf of Paper Tiger Television to make a short video about how individual community members are dealing with the BP oil spill. With Katrina fresh in their minds, a lot of the locals don’t trust the government or BP to look out for their best interests and believe that it is up to them to organize and make sure that the many environmental, economic, and social consequences of the disaster are being addressed.
This past week Paper Tiger blog paid a tribute to the Deepwater Horizon Disaster by live streaming directly from the BP web site eight digital video clips of the oil leak filmed by underwater cameras. Our finished video will be posted on the blog by late next week. Check it all out PTTV’s website, and click through to view a gallery of images from our trip. … Read More