Friday, September 24, 2010

CUNY offers MA in entrepreneurial journalism

CUNY and Jeff Jarvis are bringing greater focus and resources to "the business of managing media, and the study and creation of new media business models" according to The New York Times Thursday. Seems that it's about time, especially in New York City, for enabling students "to study media across all platforms, including digital, broadcast and print."

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dirt!

Screening tonight at the Horticultural Society of New York of the film, Dirt!, directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Roscow, based on the book, Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, by William Bryant Logan. Great film -- disturbing, but gives us a bit more optimism that we got from Inconvenient Truth. Both book and film present fine analysis and challenges for agricultural, urban design, and you & me.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Adam Nicolson's Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History

Even if you're not an Anglophile or garden-geek, there's a lot to like in Adam Nicolson's new history and contemporary update of his life at Sissinghurst -- the world-renowned English garden created by his grandparents -- where he now lives, re-making it with the new (renewed) dimension of an organic farm and sustainable... land use. Captures all the typical conflicts of land use and stakeholder claims -- aesthetics and practicality. Well worth the read.