April, 2006 – The slogan of Berkeley-based Seacology Foundation is, "Saving the world, one island at a time." During March, I’ll be visiting their project to save the endangered Golden-Maned Langur on Cat Ba Island, Vietnam. My writings and photographs from the field will appear on the Seacology website, as well as on ThingsAsian. You can also read the dispatches I wrote last November, from Sulawesi and Bali, on Seacology, as well as on Ethical Traveler and Salon.
Honestly, cyberpals, I don’t know what kind of weird-ass art you’re into, but I saw a show today that amazed me – as I knew it would, after seeing the invitation. The work is by East Bay artist Susan Danis, and the show is called PLEASURE. There are 33 sculptures in the show (at the Berkeley Art Center), all assemblages. Danis’ materials include everything and anything she can find, wherever she can find it, from the floor of SuperCuts to the oral surgeon’s trash bin: human hair, socks, rubber snakes, locks, teeth, nets and chains, bull testicles, tails and manes, freeze-dried moles and anal plugs, cigar tips and natural pearls, giant gems and glass eyes…. (more…)