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Finding Hope for the Rainforests of Malaysia
Dr. Cristián Samper
President and CEO, Wildlife Conservation Society
I joined the WCS Malaysia team on a trek recently through the rainforest of Endau-Rompin, a state park in the southern part of Johor on Peninsular Malaysia. To get to this remote rainforest, you drive many hours past acre after acre of oil palm, through a forest reserve, and then you are there.
NASCAR, the NBA, Rubber and the Rainforest
Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D.
President, The Amazon Conservation Team
As you watch the NBA playoffs this spring, impress your friends with this fact: the idea for those Nikes worn by LeBron James and Kevin Durant was actually born in the rainforests of the northeast Amazon.
Mighty Movie Podcast: Quentin Dupieux on
was released theatrically on April 1st. No, it's not some kind of a joke -- I've seen it, I know. It's actually a film about a tire that gains consciousness in the middle of the desert.
Author and film critic, hollywoodandfine.com
How to Love Mother Earth on Valentine's Day
Monogamy seems greener than the alternative -- think of all that rubber saved from the landfill. If you're not there yet, buy contraceptives from a company that offsets its carbon footprint.
2010 Fantastic Fest #2: Good Movies, Stupid Plots
Film Critic, Programmer, and Filmmaker
is a movie about, no joke, an evil tire that can blow things up with its mind.The director is aided by what I believe to be one of the most powerful performances by an inanimate object in decades.
Nine Years Later: Still Thinking About Rubber
Writer; Dean of Faculty, Gotham Writers Workshop
After 9/11, Americans were eager to be called. They flocked to Ground Zero. They jammed the Red Cross switchboard for weeks, calling to volunteer. But the national call to action never came.
Life Cycle: Think Yoga is Healthy? Not on a PVC mat.
Author of Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Lo...
Andrew Pasquella: Scratching the Surface
Shana Nys Dambrot
Art critic, curator, essayist based in Los Angeles.
Andrew Pasquella's new paintings may not look like a return to basics. Their scored, shredded, black rubber skins are methodically violated by tearing, peeling, and the incisions of hand-held shrapnel scratching them to bits.
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