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10 Amazing Artists Working With Miniature Models

We’ve seen how artists can take life-sized landscapes and make them appear to be tiny models through the use of tilt-shift photography, so now let’s look at the opposite end of the spectrum: the world of miniature art. Balsa Wood Manhattan Michael Chesko was a software engineer at Motorola when he started building skyscraper models in his [...]

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

On the surface, B. Traven’s 1927 novel The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a suspenseful, propulsive can’t-put-it-down adventure story about three down-and-out Americans who trek deep into the Mexican mountains on a doomed search for gold. It’s a terrific read. But it’s more than just a page-turner; the work recasts the classic American adventure [...]

The Quick 10: Happy Birthday, Oprah!

Yes – the world’s most powerful woman (according to some reports, anyway) is celebrating the big 5-6 today. Even if you’re not a big fan, you have to admit, the woman’s done pretty well herself. Oprah hasn’t kept too many secrets about herself over the years, so I’m avoiding the big shockers that she has [...]

Volcano Blast Zone as Apocalyptic Movie Set

Thinking about seeing The Road, the new movie based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy? Take note of some of the locations they filmed in, as they utilized existing devastated areas to serve as the cataclysmic setting. Windy Ridge, which is on the east flank of Mt. St. Helens in Southern Washington, still looks like a [...]

A Camper Built on a Shopping Cart

Photo: Kevin Cyr New York-based artist Kevin Cyr is trying to construct a functional camper that’s built onto a shopping cart. It’s an expression of his fascination with vehicles and an exploration of a simple lifestyle: It’s a functioning sculptural piece that seeks to explore aspects of housing, mobility, and autonomy. It is also largely about self-reliance [...]