Archive for March, 2009

Food Stylists Turn Food to Art

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Have you ever noticed the difference between that fast food hamburger on your tray and the one on the TV commercial? While the real deal may satisfy your hunger, chances are it was the commercial’s glistening, flame-broiled beef patty—piled high with crisp lettuce and deep red tomatoes, oozing the perfect amount of secret sauce from a toasted bun—that got you to the fast food counter in the first place. Welcome to the persuasive powers of food styling, a whole new level of culinary artistry. It’s the food stylist who transforms standard fast food fare into mouth-watering visions, captured on film or in photographs and advertised to the masses. Read more

Discovery Channel Human Body Explorer

human body Learn more about the sight, sensation, strength, and brain power of the human body with stunning computer graphics, games, and fascinating video clips from the groundbreaking new tv series The Human Body: Pushing the Limits. (To view episode information, click here.) Read more.

INSPIRING! Rachel Joy Scott

Rachel Joy Scott “I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion then it will start a chain reation of the same.” — Rachel Scott

“Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for one of the most life-changing school programs in America (rachelschallenge.com).”

To learn more about this program, Rachel’s Challenge, please visit rachelschallenge.com. To learn more about Rachel, please visit racheljoyscott.com.

Book Spotlight: Warriors Don’t Cry

Warriors Don't Cry In 1957, Melba Pattillo turned sixteen. That was also the year she became a warrior on the front lines of a civil rights firestorm. Following the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, Melba was one of nine teenagers chosen to integrate Little Rock’s Central High School.

Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mob’s rope, attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, and injured by acid sprayed in her eyes. But through it all, she acted with dignity and courage, and refused to back down.

This is her remarkable story.

Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular

walking with dinosaurs After 65 million years they’re back! After years of planning, the award-winning BBC TV series, Walking with Dinosaurs comes to life in a stunning theatrical event. Internationally renowned designers have worked with scientists to create 15 life-size dinosaurs, including the terror of the ancient terrain, Tyrannosaurus-rex! Be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth return before your eyes. It’s a dazzling 10 million pound arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality set to captivate young and old alike. Marvel at the story of their 200 million year domination of life on earth. Watch them walk. Hear the roar. Be there as they fight for survival and supremacy. From the ripple of their skin to the glint in their eye, you will know the dinosaurs really have returned! So make sure you have your seat to see the return of the dinosaurs! Read more


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