American artist Mark Jenkins' medium is packing tape.
He uses tape to cast everyday objects, including his own body.
"I was just kind of messing around with tape, and I figured out that you can make these casts with tape. I started experimenting some more and that's when I realized that you can make body casts," Jenkins says.
Some of his sculptures are transparent and fragile looking; others are more deceptive like his life-size dummies dressed in everyday clothing.
Last week, I wrote a post about cloud watchingand invited readers to send photos. To everybody who sent a cloud my way, thank you. Especially to "Bachman Ivory," who made a video that shows Air magically turning into Cloud. It's a textbook example of mountain slope cloud formation, from Stony Man Mountain in Shenandoah National Park.
You’re familiar with the term D-U-I, which means driving under the influence. On water, the violation is known as B-U-I, or boating under the influence. Captain Mike Fields of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife says an effort next weekend stresses safety on the state’s waterways.
Comedian Jon Stewart continued his tour of Fox News Channel shows, visiting with host Chris Wallace's Sunday as he has with Bill O'Reilly before.
A highlight: Stewart's response to Wallace who asked the Comedy Central star why he didn't think other major news outlets like ABC News and the New York Times were as ideologically biased as Stewart insisted Fox News was.
Last month, my station, WBGO, celebrated its 32nd birthday. Strangely enough, another jazz titan turns the same age this Saturday: the Montreal International Jazz Festival. One of the largest music festivals of any kind in the world, it runs from June 25 through July 4.
March 7, 2011, in Los Angeles: Ryan Dunn at the Blu-ray and DVD release of Paramount Home Entertainment's <em>Jackass 3</em>.
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Jackass actor Ryan Dunn "was killed early Monday morning when his Porsche flew over a guardrail in West Goshen, Pa., slammed into a tree and burst into flames, according to local police," NBC Philadelphia reports. "Dunn's passenger — who hasn't been identified — was also killed."
Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, in case you don't know them, are not only tuneful and hilarious, they're also very touching, and truly literate. The most popular and surely the funniest is The Mikado — a satire not so much of Japanese customs but of English customs filtered through a Japanese lens. Oddly, Hollywood didn't touch it until half a century after its premiere at London's Savoy Theater, in 1939, when it was also being jazzed up on stage, in such pieces as Michael Todd's The Hot Mikado, starring Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.
Author Jim Shepard writes what he knows, but also likes to write what he doesn't know. His novel Project X was about a Columbine-like school shooting from the perspective of one of the kids involved. His story Love and Hydrogen concerns a clandestine gay romance between two crew members of the Hindenburg.
John Dramani Mahama, vice president of the Republic of Ghana, at the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute Conference in early June.
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John Dramani Mahama, vice president of the Republic of Ghana, recently visited the U.S. for a high-level meeting at the United Nations on HIV/AIDS.
As Tell Me More caught up with him, he explained that Ghana is one of the countries that have made significant progress in the fight against HIV/AIDs. "Since we launched our first national strategy plan and set up the Ghana AIDS commission, we have brought the prevalence rate down from nearly 4 percent to the current level of 1.5 percent," he said.
Host Michel Martin checks-in with NPR's Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving about developing stories in politics. They discuss which Congressional members are increasingly upset about the U.S. involvement in Libya, and why. They also talk about the impasse with the debt limit, and this past weekend's golf summit between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner.