Thursday, June 09, 2011
By Julia Furlan : WNYC Culture Producer
The Figment festival at Governor's Island takes public art to a new level, inviting visitors to the free festival at Governor's Island to participate. From a Stealth Fighter made out of astro-turf to an audio project that makes sounds according to movement, the festival's only rule seems to be: don't sit still.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Average gas prices around the nation have soared to around $4 a gallon. Last time prices were this high was three years ago in May 2008, right during the worst of the recession. Then Americans began to drive less, buy more fuel efficient cars, and take public transportation more often. But according to new projections from AAA, 34.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more next week for the Memorial Day weekend.