As part of the cultural Olympiad, “Nefés” (Istanbul)London will host an unprecedented season of the German choreographer Pina Bausch’s city pieces: 10 works based on residencies all over the world, performed by her company, the Tanztheater Wuppertal.
“Time is Nothing”
Abandoning a successful business career, Kien Lam quit his job and spent a year traveling around the world, shooting time-lapse videos in 17 countries. Time Is Nothing is his five-minute compilation of these moments, and a standout example of what has become a favorite genre among web videos — professional photographers’ vacation diaries.
The autumnal equinox took place on September 23, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the northern hemisphere. Autumn is season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and of course, spectacular foliage. Around the north, people are beginning to feel a crisp chill in the evening air, leaves are reaching peak color, apples and pumpkins are being gathered, and animals are on the move. Collected here are some early images from this year’s autumn — more will come later as the season unfolds.
So it’s your first trip to the Big Apple, but you’re a little antsy because of the reputation Gothamites have for being, well, unforgiving, and would like to learn how to blend in. Have no fear. Peruse these, some of the most common mistakes tourists make in New York City, and you’ll never again stick out like a hot buttered corn cob in the middle of an Iowa December. (By the way, never say that in New York.)
Many of the nations in Europe share a special relationship with the United States, a relationship of an almost familial intensity that can whipsaw back and forth from staunch allegiance and mutual respect, to rivalry and bickering, and back again on the slightest pretense or provocation. No wonder, then, that Europeans can spot American tourists in a heartbeat. If only there were a way that well-intentioned Yankees could somehow come to appreciate why it’s so.