"The irony is that much of the resulting subject matter here is toxic and destructive," The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Saigon says to introduce its Machine is Nature exhibition. On display are photographs and moving images by 14 local and foreign artists under four themes: matters, manipulations, mechascapes (mechanic landscape), and ruminations. The manipulations section has photos by Nelly Nguyen, a freelance photographer in Saigon, of an imagined laboratory scene showing foods being manipulated, which took her months of preparation and 24 hours for each picture. While acknowledging technology has helped mankind meet the increasing demand for food, she challenges viewers to ponder about the intervention of science in the food industry. "Or is it an experiment where we humans are imposing upon ourselves and are eventually manipulated by it?" Nelly asked VnExpress International rhetorically. One of the works in Quang Lam's Leaf Novel series. Photo courtesy of Quang … [Read more...] about Saigon art exhibition examines impact of technology on nature, humans
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THURSDAYHe's that kind, gentle friend who was always there for the children. He understood. It's pull-on-the-cardigan comfy, and in case you haven't seen "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" or just need to see it again, 7 p.m. at Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St. Free. Bring tissues. Presented by the Independent Film Society of Colorado. pbs.org/independentlens/indie-lens-pop-up/THURSDAY-SUNDAYA family treat, “Cinderella” by the Sunrise Players at Sunrise Church, 2655 Briargate Blvd. $15, $8 for children and students. sunriseplayers.comFRIDAY-SATURDAYDon't yell "Cowabunga" from Howdy Doody and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; this is a millenial/GenZ Powabunga blast in Vail. Concerts, crazy skiing, an arts festival and more. powabungafest.comFRIDAY-SATURDAYYou won't have to wear yourself out to take home a medal in this one: the Lazy Man Olympics. Men and women, 18 holes of golf, cornhole and poker, and it's in Grand Junction. … [Read more...] about 18 things to do around Colorado Springs this weekend: American Indian Festival, Lazy Olympians, Human Library, The Thorn, Disney
Just a few degrees difference in slope steepness turned an otherwise safe backcountry family ski trip last week near Aspen fatal, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported.The death of Arin Trook, an environmental educator with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, is the second avalanche fatality in the state this ski season.Trook, 48, was staying in the Markley Hut the weekend of Jan. 21 just outside Ashcroft with his spouse and young child, another couple and their young child, Brian Lazar of CAIC wrote in the incident report said. Saturday and Sunday, the group skied on Green Mountain in pairs while the other two stayed at the hut with the kids. Colorado skier dies in aftermath of New Mexico avalancheThe first two days of skiing "were enjoyable and uneventful," Lazar wrote. Other than one "collapse" — the falling of an upper layer of snow that can precede an avalanche — the group saw no signs of instability."Their mindset was risk averse," the … [Read more...] about After 2 days of safe skiing, steeper terrain took life of Aspen environmental educator
Meagan Flynn, The Washington Post Published 4:38 am PST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 James Bulger James Bulger Photo: Associated Press Photo: Associated Press Image 1 of / 23 Caption Close Image 1 of 23 James Bulger James Bulger Photo: Associated Press Two boys brutally killed a 2-year-old 26 years ago. An Oscar-nominated film on the case has 'disgusted' his mother. 1 / 23 Back to Gallery The grainy surveillance image was burned into Britain's collective memory: a tiny boy holding the hand of another, being led out the door of a shopping center near Liverpool. The seemingly innocuous footage, blasted all over the news in the days after 2-year-old James Bulger disappeared, belied … [Read more...] about Two boys brutally killed a 2-year-old 26 years ago. An Oscar-nominated film on the case has ‘disgusted’ his mother.
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Young women who leave their hometowns to work in big cities face many difficulties. Their turbulent lives are reflected in a new TV series entitled Những Cô Gái Trong Thành Phố (Girls in the City). The series is being produced by the Việt Nam Feature Film Centre (Việt Nam Television) and directed by Excellent Artist Vũ Trường Khoa, who also made the television blockbuster Sống Chung Với Mẹ Chồng (Living with Mother-in-law) in 2017. The 34-episode show will be broadcast on VTV3 on Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting from December 19. The film tells about the lives of four young women: Mai, Lan, Cúc and Trúc. They come from different regions of the country but meet each other in Hà Nội and rent a shared house together. Each one has different problems of family, work and love. At first, they work at a factory and suffer pressure from their … [Read more...] about Series on female workers in big cities set to air