Cultural Prep: Soda Stereo & the World Cup Final

So we’re down to Argentina and Germany in this year’s World Cup final match. I’ll save the postulation about football for another time and place. This post is about one of my favorite bands, who hail from Argentina. Seems like a good opportunity to write about their music, and for you to have a listen! Soda Stereo. Most non-Spanish speakers haven’t heard of them. Any … Continue reading Cultural Prep: Soda Stereo & the World Cup Final

Hundreds of Tourist Photos Woven into One

This is brilliant art–visually arresting while intellectually stimulating. Switzerland-based Corinne Vionnet is our guide to the world’s most famous landmarks, monuments millions have visited before. Her art is created not by acrylic, oil, or watercolor, each piece is made by combining hundreds of tourist photos into one. After conducting an online keyword search and sifting through photo sharing sites, this Swiss/French artist carefully layers 200 … Continue reading Hundreds of Tourist Photos Woven into One

Lasers Light Up Aircraft Over 2,800 Times In 2010

According to the NPR blog: a report released by the FAA says that there were 2,836 reported cases in 2010, almost double the 2009 number and the most since the report was first published in 2005. And the airport with the worst number of offenses? LAX. >> Link: Lasers Light Up Aircraft Over 2,800 Times In 2010 : The Two-Way : NPR Continue reading Lasers Light Up Aircraft Over 2,800 Times In 2010

The whirlwind that is Istanbul

Having traveled to a bunch of different places in my life (and I am thankful for that), I must say that Istanbul is like no other. It is a city that sucks you in. You cannot observe it from a distance. I feel like my photos don’t capture any of what I feel being here. There is a unique vibe of history meets modernity, east … Continue reading The whirlwind that is Istanbul