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11.13.2012 | | Posted at 11:35 AM
By David Luhrssen
  Many film buffs consider Werner Herzog as a ‘70s art house director who moved into documentaries during the past 15 years, but as Eric Ames reminds us, Herzog made documentaries from the start. Ames’ book, Ferocious Reality: Documentary According to Werner Herzog (University of Minnesota Press), analyzes the aesthetic of the German director, who has often denounced the as...
11.13.2012 | | Posted at 11:01 AM
By David Luhrssen
  Unlike petroleum and coal, water is a renewable resource. But don’t drink easy. The world’s reserves of fresh water are dwindling in the face of population growth and waste. The Aral Sea has shrunk to one-tenth its old size, the Amazon Delta is low, as is Lake Mead, which through the Hoover Dam supplies Las Vegas with power and water. And at the same time, the toxicity of...