Alone In The Wilderness
"Documentary tells the story of Dick Proenneke who, in the late 1960s, built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula, in what is now Lake Clark National Park. Using color footage he shot himself, Proenneke traces how he came to this remote area, selected a homestead site and built his log cabin completely by himself. The documentary covers his first year in-country, showing his day-to-day activities and the passing of the seasons as he sought to scratch out a living alone in the wilderness." (Color, 57mins)
posted by puny human
on May 2, 2011 -
Haven't we all, at one time or another, wanted to carve an enormous circle into an industrial building facade and have it rotate in three dimensions? Of course we have. But Richard Wilson did it
. That's right, he actually did it
. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Oct 30, 2009 -
Richard Holbrooke delivers an analysis
and forecast of how the current situation could trigger a chain reaction that would lead to world war.
He refers to Barbara Tuchmans Guns of August, apparently a political science classic, that has been mentioned here on mefi
Here's the article in dutch with an appropriate picture of the murder of archduke Franz Ferdinand.
posted by jouke
on Aug 12, 2006 -