Pacific Environment’s Top 10

Pacific Environment is a small organization that packs a powerful punch. Together, we protect some of the most endangered wildlife and last wild places around the Pacific Rim. As 2013 draws to a close, I’d like to share my personal “top 10” efforts and achievements I’m proudest of—and that you helped make happen. We Fought Big Oil and Big Coal 1. Federal financing for most coal projects abroad is finally over. For more than 10 years,

Likhachev Foundation: Cultural Fellowships in Russia

The Likhachev Foundation, together with Committee on External Relations of Saint Petersburg and B. Yeltsin Presidential Center, announces competition for 2-week cultural fellowships in St. Petersburg, Russia, from May 12–25, 2014, for American and European professionals in the field of arts and culture who work on projects related to Russian culture. Airfare and accommodation in St. Petersburg will be covered by the organizers. The Likhachev Foundation will accept applications from professionals in the field of culture and history or

Fire and Water on the Mountain

Blog Entry from the Altai Republic originally at By: Christopher McLeod The fire was hungry. It consumed milk, vodka, bread, cheese, lamb’s heads, cow’s legs, barley, cedar, juniper, water and the prayers and songs of a shamans from all over Asia. The fire roared, sparked, smoked, called out to ancestors and spirits, and seemed very happy to be fed by the people. On the summer solstice, beneath Uch Enmek Mountain in the Altai Republic of

Young Visual Artists Awardees

Foundation for a Civil Society New York, NY  The Foundation for a Civil Society was established in 1990 with a mission to foster free and pluralistic societies in countries emerging from a history of political authoritarianism, social oppression, and civil strife. What has become its flagship program, the Young Visual Artists Awards, was created during FCS’s first year, in collaboration with former Czech President Vaclav Havel and a dedicated group of Czech artists. Now in

Bulgarian Fiction NYghts

иOpen Letter Books & The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation present: BULGARIAN FICTION NYGHTS with two new books, their authors and a translator ANGEL IGOV'S A Short Tale of Shame ZACHARY KARABASHLIEV'S 18% Gray ANGELA RODEL, TRANSLATOR Reading Group Wednesday, April 24, 7PM Bulgarian Consulate (121 E 62nd St, New York, NY 10065) Read more. ----------------------- Book Party Thursday, April 25, 7PM 192 Books 192 Tenth Avenue at 21st Street New York, NY 10011) Read more. READ ABOUT THE

“Hands-on” Performance with Teatr Figur

This past November, Tricklock Theatre Company received a grant from TMU to bring members of Teatr Figur Krakow (TFK), a contemporary puppet theater based in Krakow, Poland, to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to perform at Tricklock’s 13th Annual Revolutions International Theatre Festival. In addition to the festival, TFK traveled out of the city to meet with Native American communities to share their techniques and see a performance by Native American children. To get a sense of

Readied for a New Life in the Wild

By Dale Miquelle, Wildlife Conservation Society Last fall, in the frigid, snowy forests of the Russian Far East, three wild tiger cubs lost their most important ally: their mother. Our story began on Nov. 29 with a phone call to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) office in Vladivostok from Vladimir Vasiliev, the head of the regional wildlife department,Okhotnazor. He requested our assistance in capturing the four-month-old cubs, which had created a stir near a small

Day of Museum Solidarity

On October 4, 2012, the National Museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina closed its doors after 124 years due to a lack of funding. As of today, six other institutions including the National Art Gallery and the National and University Library are in danger of coming to the same end putting international organizations on high alert. To combat this snowballing trend, Dr. Azra Aksamija is planning a “Day of Museum Solidarity,” calling on all cultural institutions to protest

Creative Time Reports

Creative Time has a new initiative that is giving artists around the world the opportunity to report on what they encounter that may not be on the mainstream media's radar. It features on the ground reportage in areas of the world changing rapidly and, most important, a personal, first-person look at the issues at hand. From their website: Creative Time Reports is a dynamic multimedia website featuring artists around the world actively engaging in and