Spring 2016 Children's Sneak Previews
Abrams slathers on the sunscreen for Waiting for High Tide by Nikki McClure, a picture-book look at a family's beach outing; Miracle Man by John Hendrix, presenting the story of Jesus; Forest Feast for Kids by Erin Gleeson, a cookbook; Cloth Lullaby by ...
July 22, 2015
Taking its cue from the Gondwana forests, this bench is artfully crafted from sheesham wood using the Gond art form. Rs. 38,100 Roche Bobois The brainchild of Sacha Lakic, the bright Bubble sofa has a wooden frame and is upholstered in Techno 3D ...
July 30, 2015
Wild in the Streets: A 24-Hour Field Guide to New York City
But to any New Yorker willing to look for it, nature is visible around the clock. In fact, it can be incredibly When and where to see it: Anywhere there's a streetlight and a concrete wall, there may be moths. Spooky factor: Sometimes called ...
July 3, 2015
Quaestio De Centauris
Bats of an owl and a mouse. Conchs of a snail and a polished pebble. Hippopotami of a horse and a river. Vultures of a worm and an owl. And the big whales, the leviathans—how to explain their immense mass? Their wooden bones, their black and oily skin ...
June 1, 2015
Escaped Murderers Could Be Headed For Canada, Authorities Say
New York State Department of Corrections Officers and a forest ranger, right, patrol an area in Owls Head, N.Y. for convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat, Friday, June 26, 2015. Police shifted a focus of their three week search closer to the ...
June 26, 2015
'Wet' Origami Artist Turns Damp Paper Into Gorgeous Sculptures
Hoang Tien Quyet has been folding paper since he was a little kid. The 27-year-old origami artist from Vietnam uses a lesser-known technique called wet folding to create sculptural animals, mythical creatures and flowers. Pioneered by the late origami ...
May 18, 2015
The Dø play Chicago for the first time since releasing Victoires de la Musique ...
A small club packed wall-to-wall with 160 people usually makes for a better show (at least from the band's vantage point) than a cavernous hall that looks nearly empty with a crowd twice that size. These four songs from Shake Shook Shaken ought to give ...
May 28, 2015
On February 13 in Paris, the Dø were awarded "L'album rock de l'année" ("Rock album of the year," oddly) at les Victoires de la Musique, referred to around these parts as the French Grammys. The album in question, Shake Shook Shaken , came out September 2014 in France, and as near as I can tell it was finally released here in February (international borders are pretty porous where music is concerned). Last week the Dø embarked on their first U. S. tour to support it, and they'll play Schubas on Tuesday, June 2. The band's core duo, front woman Olivia Merilahti (who sometimes plays guitar) and multi-instrumentalist Dan Levy, will be joined by... I probably never would've heard anything from Shake Shook Shaken if it weren't for Jerry's in Andersonville. I was eating a sandwich and having a tiny beer or four, and at first I tuned out the music playing over the sound system—I heard synths, programmed drums, and female vocals, but as far as I was concerned it could've been any one of a hundred bands. Four songs in, I pestered a bartender to tell me what we were listening to. I like the taut feeling of these tunes—every note and beat, even the gauziest streak of synth,.
Let’s travel back in time, shall we. 1987–1995. The boys—Ramse and Cole—have reached the alleged beginning of it all: Tokyo, 1987. And they’re there for different reasons. Cole is there for his original mission (stopping the Army of the 12 Monkeys and the plague, obviously) and Ramse is there to stop Cole—who is also there to stop Ramse. Goines really isn’t all that interested in this purchase, until Cole and Ramse come into the picture. It’s kind of Cole’s fault, too—he lets it slip that the body has a virus, which piques Goines’ interest. Ramse and Cole begin to brawl in this ’80s club—to the point where Cole starts to choke out Ramse with a red velvet VIP rope (see image below). The fight is broken up—but then a knife is thrown into the mix, and Ramse stabs Cole. Goines buys the dead body and Ramse is sent to prison. Because Ramse has no I. D. , no credentials of any kind, he is at a loss and ends up staying in prison until 1995. He gets brutalized by a fellow inmate on a daily basis, but things start to shift when he begins receiving letters and care packages... In 1992, as Ramse’s bully continues to threaten him, Ramse gets strong and calls out the bully’s deal with the prison guards—in front of a whole mess of other prisoners, mind you.
Germany's Black Forest: Dark woods and mushrooms
The forest, near Enzklösterle, Germany, was the inspiration for the Grimm brothers’ fairy tales. (Photo: Siobhan Starrs, Associated Press) Enzklösterle, Germany – The Black ... room wall. Prices range from 20 euros for the tiniest clock, to well ...
May 2, 2015
Germany's Black Forest: Dark Woods and Mushrooms
We decided our wall was fine as it was. Later on the outskirts of town, we visited what is billed as the world's largest cuckoo clock, which offers tours of its clockwork mechanisms for 2 euros. Our tummies were rumbling and the Black Forest's culinary ...
April 21, 2015
A Drive Through Germany's Black Forest
Next were the towns of Schonach and Triberg in the central Black Forest—what Rose described as two “clockmakers’ towns in a clockmakers’ valley.” In Schonach, we found workshops where clocks have been made by hand for centuries. We dropped in on ...
October 21, 2014
Adeco Decorative Black Plastic Owl Wall Hanging Collage Picture Photo Frame
This fun decorative wall piece makes a wonderful birthday or anniversary gift for the bird-lover in your family. The stylized owl looks great perched on your living room or kitchen wall - or nestled in the family cabin - and houses two 4x6" and two unique ...
December 10, 2013
Dallas Life: Repairman is cuckoo for cuckoo clocks
Nicholas Marchesoni of Heritage House Clocks, an expert in cuckoo clocks, told me that the clocks are hand-crafted in the Black Forest region of southwestern Germany. Originally, they were made in the dead of winter; in the spring, salesmen would go door ...
June 23, 2012
'Black Forest' carvings are Swiss
The term "Black Forest ... The clock movement was marked "Hawina," a trademark of a German clock company owned by Hans Winterhalder and his family. The company was in business from the 18th century until 1937. The elaborately carved case with owls and ...
December 24, 2010
1-Day Black Forest House Cuckoo Clock in Natural Finish
Chalet style. 1-day rack strike movement. Wooden cuckoo, dial with roman numerals and hands. Individual handlaid wooden shingles. Moving wood chopper and dog at every full hour. Cuckoo calls and strikes every half and full hour. Shut-off lever on left side ...
September 7, 2010