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Going Wild with Maurice Sendak

Going Wild with Maurice Sendak

"What's it take for a celebrity to make a successful book?" Stephen Colbert asked Maurice Sendak during his two-part interview this week with the author of Where the Wild Things Are and other beloved children's books. "What do I have to do?" "Well, you've started...

Fotoshopped

"You don't have to rely on a healthy body image or self respect anymore. Now that's the power of Fotoshop." So states filmmaker Jesse Rosten's terrific parody of digital beauty, and the computer programming on which it relies. It's a fabulous sendup of...

Diving In

Diving In

Alicia Christopoulos dives from a sailboat into the Aegean Sea. In any new endeavor, there is a point of no-turning-back. It's the moment when we commit to trying to fly, or we fall. Regardless of the outcome, at that second, we no longer have the option of keeping...

The Fire That Darkened the Festival of Lights

The Fire That Darkened the Festival of Lights

Mount Carmel - One Year Later. On the day of the one-year anniversary of the Mount Carmel wildfire, Israelis visit the makeshift memorial making the spot where 44 police officers, firefighters, prison cadets, and firefighters were killed when they were overrun by the...

The Multimedia Schlep

The Multimedia Schlep

It used to be so easy. You just threw a couple of cameras and lenses, a bag of film, and few notebooks into a bag and got on a plane. But the digital age's myriad of new storytelling methods, and the increasing requirement of journalists to work and collaborate in a...

Big Power and a Little Electricity

Big Power and a Little Electricity

In a single day last week I saw the stacks of the San Juan Generating Station and the Four Corners Power Plant belching steam and coal smoke into the atmosphere above New Mexico, and then met a Navajo family who live below a power line fed below those plants, but have...

Following the Sun

Following the Sun

The side of our bus is painted with a command to "Follow the Sun," and we tried to heed its instructions. Really, we did. But at midnight, when a dozen of us were pushing the bus through a blizzard up highway 550 in northern New Mexico, it didn't seem like we'd done...

Seven Billion Zombies

Seven Billion Zombies

Walking dead on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, CO on Halloween, 2011 So what's brought all these walking dead to Colorado? Last night in Durango, CO, zombies behaved like, well, zombies. The unsanctioned walk of the dead (good zombies always apply for the...

The Image and Conservation

The Image and Conservation

Thursday night at the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference in Miami I had the honor of moderating a panel of photographers who document threatened landscapes and environmental issues. I had already planned ot use the forum to launch a new...

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