“Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night” Hal Borland ~ American author and a journalist for publications such as the Denver Post, The New York Times, and Audubon Magazine.(1900 – 1978) Photograph by Roger Nordstrom...
[youtube]viQRxxJoeFo[/youtube]An adventure film premieres in Madison on Wednesday. In a spate of one-night adrenaline injections following the Lance Armstrong pic Race Across the Sky and Warren Miller’s Dynasty, The Edge of Never plays at the Sundance Theater, 7PM $20. Set against the backdrop of Chamonix, France, this documentary tells the story of extreme skier Trevor Petersen. A hero of many true-life action films of the 80s and 90s, Trevor’s career was cut tragically short during a fatal avalanche in a region known as “the death sport capital of the world.”
The National History Museum announced the winners of the 2009 Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the year awards. In this international competition of 43,135 entries Jose Luis Rodriguez of Spain took the top prize with his image The Storybook Wolf. Much maligned and feared throughout the western world as the villain of fairytales, the wolf is an endangered species Rodriguez believes will be hunted into extinction if not better understood and appreciated.
[youtube]Hpf1LHfLz0o[/youtube]Showing one night only, a documentary film on the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race premieres tonight in Madison. Tickets for “Race Across The Sky” have already sold out and outdoor enthusiasts are eager to watch Tour De France cycling hero Lance Armstrong slug his way through a totally different event.
This video appears on the Huffington Post accompanied by a story written by Sam Stein. In it monkey wrench prankster Andy Bichlbaum poses as an official of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at a meeting of the National Press Club. Claiming the Chamber had reconsidered its views on climate change Bichlbaum compelled a room full of reporters to ask tough questions about why the corporate interests of the country continue to resist legislation that might reverse negative human impact on the environment.
It was all an elaborate hoax. The idea was to embarrass the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to do what many believe is the right thing: stop lobbying against The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. This bill proposed by Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer aims to curb industrial pollution while creating green collar jobs in the production of renewable energy. Apparently Bichlbaum wanted to point out that the Chamber of Commerce is one of the bill's leading opponents.[caption id="attachment_1480" align="alignright" width="354" caption="Andy Bichlbaum at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival"][/caption]