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News: Timelapse Journey Across China

Today via Shaghiist comes an extraordinary video from American designer, animator and Shanghai resident, Abram Hodgens. Hodgens spent two months travelling across China, going to Beijing, Xi’an, Xiahe, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Tulufan, Urumqi, Kanasi, Kashgar, Chengdu, Leshan, Litang, Danba, Shangri-la (Zhongdian) and Dali, creating this video using timelapse photography along the way. Musicphiles might recognize the song used in the background, ... Read More »

“The Cove” Goes to Japan, Fashion Week Hits NY, and Retro China Chic

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  The already controversial, and very successful, Indian film “My Name is Khan”, is facing a new round of raging protests after one of its stars made comments seen as “pro-Pakistani” by the opposition. When was the last time you found yourself picketing a Joel Silver film, hunh? [Guardian UK]   Why is your hotel bar so crowded? Januted explains ... Read More »

Visit China’s Recently Christened “Mt. Avatar”, Available in Stunning 3D

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  Back when “Avatar” was just a gleam in James Cameron’s eye, a photographer took some shots of China’s “Southern Sky Column” (above, right), a series of finger-like mountain peaks in Zhangjiajie in the country’s southern Hunan province. Somehow, the story goes, pictures of this natural wonder and UNESCO World Heritage site made their way to the director, who recycled ... Read More »

Following in the Footsteps of The Godfather

Not only is it one of the greatest movies of all time, one of the most quoted film in history (“[he] sleeps with the fishes”), and an epic tribute to mafia romance and tragedy, The Godfather is also a dedication to the back alleys and glamorous landmarks of New York. Before filming began, the movie on its way to Hollywood ... Read More »

News: An Idiot Abroad

  Fans of Ricky Gervais and his famous 2005-2006 podcast series, which he recorded with his friend and business partner Stephen Merchant and usually revolved around the duo making fun of their producer, Karl Pilkington, should be head over heels about the new British SkyTV show called An Idiot Abroad. In An Idiot Abroad, Gervais and Merchant send Pilkington around ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

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  Celebrate: It’s Labor Day weekend in America, the unofficial end of the summer when kids head back to school and summer Friday’s come to a sad halt. Time to roll out those bbqs for one last hurrah and remember to check your local calendar for any town parades!   Watch: The American – As an assassin, Jack (George Clooney) ... Read More »

News: Work of Art at Brooklyn Museum

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  Last night, Bravo’s reality show Work of Art concluded with what the Los Angeles Times is calling an upset; artist Abdi won the big competition beating out forerunner Miles. Abdi wins not only $100,000, which he vowed to give to his mother, but also a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum.   The show ended last night with a ... Read More »

News: UNESCO Adds 21 New Sites

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We talk a lot on here about places that UNESCO has named World Heritage sites; cities like Petra, Bruges and Colmar. On Monday, the committee that decides which sites are to receive the special designation completed their meeting, adding 21 new sites to the list of already 890 locations. To be considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, locations must first ... Read More »

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