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“THE RED ROAD” Recap: Season 1

Article: “THE RED ROAD” Recap: Season 1

In the small town of Walpole, New Jersey, a college student has gone missing in Lenape territory, creating tension between the two communities — the townsfolk and Native Americans. While local sheriff Harold Jensen investigates the student’s disappearance, his old rival Phillip Kopus, now an ex-con, returns to town. Meanwhile, Rachel (Harold’s older daughter) and Junior (a Lenape boy) are in the midst of a high school romance frowned upon by Jean, Rachel’s mother who — trying to track them down one night — injures a Lenape boy in a hit and run.

Tom Sizemore joins the cast of THE RED ROAD

Article: Tom Sizemore joins the cast of THE RED ROAD

Sundance Channel announced today that Golden Globe® nominee and critically acclaimed actor TOM SIZEMORE (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, Heat) has been cast in the network’s next original scripted series, THE RED ROAD.

Tom Sizemore plays JACK KOPUS, a terrifying and unpredictable drug dealer and the father of Native American ex-con Phillip Kopus (Jason Momoa). Phillip (Momoa) returns home to run Jack’s (Sizemore) small-town drug ring in the mountains of northern New Jersey.

THE RED ROAD is a hard-hitting drama that revolves around a local cop struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring mountains, home of a Native American tribe. After a terrible tragedy and coverup occurs involving the cop’s wife, an unholy alliance is forged between the cop and Phillip Kopus (Momoa), a dangerous member of the tribe that will come back to haunt all involved.

SOURLANDS: The last green spot between NYC and Philly

Article: SOURLANDS: The last green spot between NYC and Philly

Not in my back yard — that’s often the shortsighted response to clean energy development, right? But it can also be an appropriate response to more threatening forms of development; no one wants a nuclear or coal plant in their “back yard,” either. But this phrase (or the acronym NIMBY) can also describe another phenomenon: the notion that important efforts at sustainability occur somewhere across the globe, in the Arctic or the Amazon — but not in my back yard.

BRICK CITY Premieres Sunday, January 30 at 8P

Article: BRICK CITY Premieres Sunday, January 30 at 8P

Get your DVRs ready! BRICK CITY Season 2 premieres this Sunday, January 30 at 8P! We were really excited to welcome Mayor Cory Booker as he brought Brick City to Park City this past week for an exclusive first look at BRICK CITY Season 2 at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Read the article. Check…

COMING JANUARY 30 – ALL NEW SEASON OF BRICK CITY

Article: COMING JANUARY 30 – ALL NEW SEASON OF BRICK CITY

THE REAL SITUATION IN NEW JERSEY’S LARGEST CITY:
SEASON 2 OF SUNDANCE CHANNEL’S “BRICK CITY” CAPTURES NEWARK’S ROLLERCOASTER RIDE OF CHANGE

Forest Whitaker Executive Produces

New Season Of Peabody Award-Winning Docu-Series Premieres On Sunday, January 30th 2011 at 8pm ET/PT
In Season 2 of the engaging and dramatic series BRICK CITY, change is a rollercoaster of exhilarating highs and heart-in-the-mouth plunges. Sundance Channel’s Peabody Award-winning series returns to Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, to explore a question that people everywhere can understand: how do you continue to change yourself, your community, your city when the setbacks come fast and furious? The six one-hour episodes of BRICK CITY follow Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Police Director Garry McCarthy and Newark citizens from across the socioeconomic spectrum to tell a story of resilience, resolve and optimism in the face of political, economic, and personal upheaval. BRICK CITY Season 2 will air Sundays at 8:00pm from January 30th – March 6th.

Green tech finds (10/14/10)

Article: Green tech finds (10/14/10)

A solar-powered motorcycle, a geothermal motherlode in West Virginia, and Abraham Lincoln meets clean energy… your green tech finds for the week.

  • The solar-powered Suzuki: Purdue University physics major Tony Danger Coiro has received a provisional patent for the ’78 Suzuki motorcycle he converted into a solar-powered vehicle. Check it out in the video above… (via Cleantechies)

  • More Google renewable investments: The Internet giant has announced a $5 billion investment in a mid-Atlantic offshore wind “grid.”
New Jersey global warming skeptic loves his solar panels

Article: New Jersey global warming skeptic loves his solar panels

Lifelong Jersey City resident Adam Szpala describes himself as a climate change skeptic. And cap-and-trade programs? He “thinks [they're] crazy when the economy is suffering as it has been,” according to The Jersey City Independent.

But this contractor and rental property owner loves him some solar panels… and plunked down $45,000 four years ago to install them on his own house as well as the building next door he rents out. His incentive: cost savings on energy. Because he lives in New Jersey, which has had some of the most generous rebate programs in the country (they’ve dried up some lately), he’ll likely recoup his initial investment in just a few more years. He saves about $200 a month on electricity, and also receives Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) payments to the tune of around $7000 a year.

Lady Gaga, creative director at Polaroid

Article: Lady Gaga, creative director at Polaroid

Lady Gaga’s world dominance is not stopping as her world tour roles into Atlantic City this weekend. I am going to the show, 2 hours south of Manhtattan, because the 4 shows at Radio City sold out in record time and I don’t know anyone important enough to get me one. Sundance? Mr. Redford?

Looking for an environmental film festival? There's probably one nearby…

Article: Looking for an environmental film festival? There's probably one nearby…

Miss this past weekend’s Far North Conservation Film Fest in Fairbanks, Alaska? Not to worry: green-themed film festivals are popping up everywhere around the country. Here’s just a handful of festivals devoted to environmentally-themed films!