The community that stood up to coal
I recently visited the tribe's reservation in that "big sky" part of the Western United States, where fences don't obscure the horizon, hawk calls echo between sandstone ridges, the air smells of sage, and where clouds move so fast their shadows look ...
November 23, 2015
So Bad It's Good: The Hilarious Jingoism of 'Rocky IV'
And, of course, think of the iconic images that open Rocky IV: giant close-ups of two boxing gloves, turning to reveal one emblazoned with the hammer and sickle and star of the Soviet Union flag and the other decked out in the stars and stripes of the ...
November 23, 2015
Couple turn 'hideous' Hong Kong flat into sculpture showcase
On the floor on the far left is a wooden sculpture with a metal bell, by Liang Hao, from One Moon Art (www.onemoonart.com). Artwork on the desk includes a lightbox work by Jayne Dyer and an acrylic piece by Barnaby Gorton. On the wall are an Antony ...
November 28, 2015
Shop small. Shop local
And while huge deals always beckon, the idea of shopping small and shopping local has increasingly become more attractive to shoppers. So after Black With its downtown on the National Register of Historic Places, a wealth of well-preserved 19th ...
November 18, 2015
2011 SI Sportsman, Sportswoman of the Year: Krzyzewski, Summitt
That's 79,280 minutes' worth of games, more if you add in overtime, still more if you pad out each with anthems, halftimes, timeouts and reprises of Rocky Top and Devil with the Blue Dress. .. But I'm a big picture guy." Scores of photographs line ...
November 9, 2015
Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia
A dazzling show is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). It opened in August and will be up through February 15, 2016—an unusually long run for an exhibition at this museum. After that, the show travels to the Winterthur Museum, Library ...
November 14, 2015
Auction watch: Fire up the computers for multiple online sales
This time, the sales roster features a smaller number of items with a more selective array of goods, including porcelain from Meissen and other big-name producers and an array of “jumbo” Hummels. Mention Hummels, and most “Wall to wall antiques ...
November 1, 2015
It remains an island of intact prairie in a sea of coal development. I think much of the reason that's true is stories like the one Medicine Bull remembers. Similar anti-coal edicts date back to at least the 1800s. These stories -- like the mirrored creeks you find here in Montana -- flow swiftly and surely, from one generation to the next. I recently visited the tribe's reservation in that "big sky" part of the Western United States, where fences don't obscure the horizon, hawk calls echo between sandstone ridges, the air smells of sage, and where clouds move so fast their shadows... As world leaders grapple with how to put the brakes on dangerous climate change, I figured the story of this invisible community could offer the rest of us some advice. But, even in 2015, when the market for coal is crashing and concerns about public health and climate change are on high, that doesn't mean you'll be able to stop burning it. Or keep it from burning you. Carbon budgets Before I introduce you to some people I met on the reservation, I need to make something clear: The Northern Cheyenne's war against coal isn't a local story. It's one of global importance. World leaders are gathering in Paris on November 30 for perhaps the most important climate change negotiations in history.
There are nearly as many categories of terrible movies as there are for great ones: insultingly stupid ( Batman & Robin ), unintentionally funny ( Birdemic ), unintentionally, painfully unfunny ( White Chicks ), so bad they’re depressing (... And in this spirit, Flavorwire brings you this month’s Creed -inspired edition of our occasional So Bad It’s Good feature: the hilariously overwrought and comically jingoistic Rocky IV. The great opening shots of cinema are small artistic... Think of the snow globe falling from the hand of the dying title character in Citizen Kane , the yellow cab emerging from the smoke and filth of Gotham in Taxi Driver , the rising of the earth and the sun in 2001. And, of course, think of the... ” But what I like best is the image of the title design company pitching this opening to writer/director/star Sylvester Stallone.
British art consultant Alison Pickett and her French sculptor partner, Paul-Alexandre Bourieau (aka Polo), had a short but exacting list of must-haves when searching for a pied à terre eight years ago: it needed to have a convenient location,... “The light around four o’clock is fabulous, and the sunsets are breathtaking,” she says. The couple, who designed and project-managed the four-month renovation, divide their time between Hong Kong, where they run their businesses, and their house in Tuscany, Italy, where they are landscaping and building a sculpture garden. “He was covered head to toe in white marble dust from sculpting three tonnes of marble for a huge project he was working on for the Vatican,” says Pickett. Bourieau’s pieces are among the artworks in the Hong Kong flat, which Pickett describes as having been “hideously ugly” when they found it. “The decor clearly hadn’t been changed since the building’s completion in the late 80s,” she says. “There were low false ceilings, lots of small subdivided rooms and no natural light as the walls of the main room along the windows blocked any light coming through. We started from scratch, knocking down the walls, removing the false ceilings and reconfiguring the entrance so as to display art and sculpture.