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Dumpster Dive

Dumpster Dive

New Yorkers don’t have pools. We just don’t have the space. But all of that is changing thanks to MacroSea, a design firm that is reinventing the swimming pool. Taking recycling to the next level the group has remade three trash dumpsters, converting them into swimming pools. The concept of taking existing storage containers and…

The real artists of New York City

The real artists of New York City

Bravo, the network that made Project Runway, Top Chef and all those Housewives famous, is at again. This time they’re going high-brown rather than the usual low. Casting a new series, produced by Sarah Jessica Parker, the network held a call for artists looking to be the next big Warhol. Yes, a reality show competition…

Fashion shows: the uninvited

Fashion shows: the uninvited

Anyone who is a fashion lover, and really, what good gay isn’t, has been watching Style.com religiously the last month as major fashion weeks have come and gone. The New York Times’ amazing blog The Moment recently spotlighted the men’s fashion week shows in Milan and Paris. But don’t expect to see the clothes.  Those…

Premiering Bruno

Premiering Bruno

Sacha Baron Cohen, the mastermind behind Borat, this week unleashes the limp-wristed Bruno on theatregoers everywhere. While some gays are upset at the portrayal of the super-effeminate character, I feel just the opposite. Cohen’s act is obviously done with love, much like a drag queen’s lampooning of a woman. It’s an homage, not a mockery. Bruno has…

HIGH LINE STORIES:  Realizing a dream…

HIGH LINE STORIES: Realizing a dream…

Joshua David (L) and Robert Hammond (R) with High Line supporter, Ethan Hawke

Sundancechannel.com recently caught up with the very busy co-founders of Friends of the High Line, Robert Hammond and Joshua David, whose vision is captured in the Sundance Channel Original Series HIGH LINE STORIES.

The beautiful High Line is now open (see New York Times Architecture Review) and in Part 3 of our conversation (click here if you missed Part 1 and Part 2) Robert and Josh detail the mission of the Friends of the High Line going forward.

A peek inside nytimes.com's research and development lab

A peek inside nytimes.com's research and development lab

A guy from Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab paid a visit recently to the R&D studio at The New York Times, where the paper’s “design integration editor,” Nick Bilton, gave a demonstration of all sorts of cool future-of-media technologies, including electronic ink, flexible screens, and highly customizable newspaper apps built on the Adobe Air platform. Nick…

Companies with Recycled/Environmentally-Friendly Products

Companies with Recycled/Environmentally-Friendly Products

Products made out of recycled or reused materials are really exciting from an environmental point of view. Usually, there is very little environmental cost to a recycled good, and virtually zero environmental cost for a reused good. Because these products are so great for the planet, and since it is sometimes hard to find these…

Heath Ledger (1979 – 2008)

Heath Ledger (1979 – 2008)

The Sundance Film Festival turned quiet and mournful as the news of Heath Ledger’s death started showing up on computers and blackberries across Park City. Whispers spread through crowds at theaters as smiling faces suddenly became downcast. On Main Street, all I could hear was people on cell phones saying, “oh my God, have you heard. I can’t believe it.” While Heath Ledger’s work touched the world, the independent film world, many of who have worked with him, have felt his passing even more so.

New York Times: "A Brave New World for TV? Virtually"

New York Times: "A Brave New World for TV? Virtually"

Sundance Channel Island in Second Life was featured in the New York Times Arts & Leisure section on Sunday, June 24. Sundance Channel has branched out to explore the screening possibilities in virtual worlds and its efforts have been noticed by Second Life’s virtual citizens and established periodicals like The New York Times. The screening…

Science Barge at the New York City Piers

Science Barge at the New York City Piers

On May 4th, a Science Barge docked at one of the New York City piers to demonstrate hydroponic gardening techniques. In a wonderful display of ingenuity and scientific prowess, New York Sun Works, a non-profit environmental organization, created “the Science Barge, a combination of an environmental education center and potential model for sustainable urban agriculture….”…