Thursday, February 23, 2012

For Dora

For Dora

Act Two. Bridge and Tunnel.

In the Middle East, hundreds and hundreds of tunnels connect the Gaza strip and Egypt, allowing supplies to bypass the Israeli blockade against Hamas-controlled Gaza. Producer Nancy Updike speaks with Ira about the tunnels, and plays tape from an interview she conducted with a tunnel owner. (15 minutes)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Zaha Hadid shortlisted for Iraqi parliament

"It has been confirmed that Zaha Hadid is one of the architects shortlisted for the international competition to design a new, $1 billion Iraqi parliament complex in Baghdad. The full list has yet to be released, but as we have announced earlier, the London-based firm Assemblage has also been shortlisted. Located in the middle of the city, the new complex will be challenged with the remnants of a partially built super mosque planned by Saddam Hussein. Massive 50m reinforced concrete columns tower over the site, as construction was halted in by the US-led invasion in 2003. Continue reading after the break for more."

-Karissa Rosenfield, ArchDaily

Saturday, December 17, 2011


This is what I think of when I hear Anca's word, 'Slaunch' (Sloth-Launch).

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Beijing air quality_Depend on US Embassy for readings

Smog Cover Beijing

This article discusses the current conditions of the air quality in Chinese Cities, especially Beijing, and how the government there is twisting the truth about the smog. More people are checking the US Embassy's twitter account for readings of the air quality.