In this age of everything digital, it's almost beyond comprehension that an oatmeal can covered with electrical tape can capture awesome photographic images. But it, and other more elegantly built pinhole cameras, still can! Apparently, Portland is a place where that practice is pretty popular. From OPB's Oregon Art Beat
In today’s go-go China, an old city completely destroyed by a devastating earthquake can be rebuilt — boasting new and improved civic amenities — in an astoundingly quick two years. But, as Fallen City reveals, the journey from the ruined old city of Beichuan to the new Beichuan nearby is long and heartbreaking for the survivors. Three families struggle with loss — most strikingly the loss of children and grandchildren — and feelings of loneliness, fear and dislocation that no amount of propaganda can disguise. First-time director Qi Zhao offers an intimate look at a country torn between tradition and modernity. Learn more about this film, an Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Here's a guy whose contributions to fashion are well worth another look. He was a milliner to royalty and a friend to Boy George. WGBH's Greater Boston's Jared Bowen has tea with British milliner to the stars Stephen Jones whose curated a collection of 250 hats now on view at the Peabody Essex Museum.