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Archive for January, 2008

Theater: “A Big Blue Nail” Tells the Story of Matthew Henson and Robert E. Peary at the North Pole

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Loy Arcenas stages a new play by Carlyle Brown, “A Big Blue Nail,” at the Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago (January 25 – March 2, 2008). Long underappreciated in the annals of polar exploration, Matthew Henson partnered with Robert E. Peary on his most ambitious expeditions to the North, and traveled over 9,000 miles by […]

2008 Wilderness Canoe Symposium (Feb. 08 and 09, Toronto)

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

A reminder that the annual Wilderness Canoe Symposium is close to two weeks away (February 8th and 9th) at Monarch Park Collegiate in Toronto, Ontario. The general theme is the same as last year: “Northern Travels and Northern Perspectives (Part VII),” and includes presentations from authors, canoers and filmmakers from across Canada and the U.S. […]

“North” by Heather Christian

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Thinking of winter, snowy shorelines, love, distance, and longing, a new work by Heather Christian debuts in New York (Jan. 18 – Feb. 02, 2008). Not necessarily the remote arctic, but full of delicate self-expression and quietly reflective songwriting, “North” brings together music, dance, video, snowy costumes, and a crystalline outdoor living room to explore […]

Featured Web Media: The Whale Hunt (a Visual Experiment in Storytelling and New Media)

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

With photographs at least every 5 minutes from 1:20 AM (May 1, 2007) until 12:30 PM (May 07, 2007), media artists Jonathan Harris and collaborator Andrew Moore document traditional Inupiat lifestyles and a subsistence hunt for two bowhead whales at Barrow, Alaska. The Whale Hunt includes a cast, a set of contexts leading from New […]