Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger Collaborate on Restrepo
A few years ago Sebastian Junger, author of the Perfect Storm, and Tim Hetherington, winner of the 2007 World Press Photo competition, spent several months following a platoon stationed in Afghanistan’s Korangal Valley.
This weekend is the American Royal Barbeque, and all the celebrities of the barbecue world are going to be there: ribs, chicken, pork, brisket, and that notoriously fickle member of the entourage, beans. The American Royal Barbecue contest is, in the words of Carolyn Wells, Executive Director of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, the largest barbecue competition in the world.
Here's a recent exchange I had with Carolyn Wells concerning the origins of the Kansas City Barbeque Society and the competition going down this weekend.
Here's what Kristin Clarke a.ka. Eclipse of the Kansas City Roller Warriors had to say about the impact of the recent Ellen Page movie on the sport, dealing out pain, and what to expect at a roller derby match.
Wolf used to love the Boxcar Children. Now he plays bass for the Chariot. The Chariot has a new CD coming out on November 22nd, and a new tour that begins November 12 at the Blue Nile in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Here is what Wolf had to say when I asked about the recent doings of the Chariot and his Halloween costume.
What does the new record sound like? What were you listening to when you were recording?
Pelada is a new soccer/football documentary that follows former Duke standout Gwendolyn Oxenham and former Notre Dame legend/midfielder Luke Boughen as they join pick-up games in twenty-five different countries. In the process, they joined in on some wild games, including matches with moonshiners in Kenya and the prisoners of a Bolivian jail.
Student Academy Award Winner Reveals Stop-Motion Secrets
Dried Up is a stop-motion film that was created by a group of local independent animation directors. Last month, it was featured in the New York Times. It also won a student academy award. Dried Up is easily Kansas City's best piece of stop-motion since the heyday of Reuben Gomez. Stuart Bury, one of the creators of the film, recently responded to a few queries.