New York Times: These Billion-Dollar Natural Disasters Set a U.S. Record in 2017

From the New York Times: By Kendra Pierre-Louis Extreme weather events caused a total of $306 billion in damage in the United States last year, making 2017 the most expensive year on record for natural disasters in the country, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday. A trio of major hurricanes, Harvey, Irma and Maria,Continue reading “New York Times: These Billion-Dollar Natural Disasters Set a U.S. Record in 2017”


The exhibition Pompei@Madre. Materia Archeologica (“Pompei@Madre. Archaeological Matter“) – curated by Massimo Osanna, Director of the Parco Archeologico di Pompei, and Andrea Viliani, Director of Madre · museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina of Naples, with the curatorial coordination for the modern section by Luigi Gallo – is based on a rigorous research activity resulting from unprecedented institutional collaboration between the Madreand the Archaeological Park / PompeiiContinue reading “Pompeii@Madre”

Into the Volcano: Werner Herzog

from the Guardian: Into the Inferno review – Werner Herzog peers into the depths of the volcano 4/5stars      In an unnerving documentary, images of throbbing magma are spliced with stories of the people living with the threat of spectacularly destructive eruptions  On the edge … Oppenheimer, left, and Herzog in Vanuatu. Photograph: Peter Zeitlinger/NetflixContinue reading “Into the Volcano: Werner Herzog”