October 16, 2012 |
Dan Snaith is best known under his pseudonym Caribou, where he makes deeply emotional, smartly crafted electronic music. A master programmer and instrumentalist, Snaith has continued to expand his sound since his early work as Manitoba, crafting luscious tunes that reveal a curious mind at work. A few years ago, however, Snaith started to get nostalgic for the early sounds of techno and house culture, and harnessed that energy through a project called Daphni. He'd been frustrated with the new breed of pop-friendly EDM, and wondered whether the genre's success had ruined the music.
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February 9, 2012 |
Woodland caribou herds in Canada are declining, and tar sands development is a big part of the reason why. But Canada's national and provincial governments know what do about that: Kill the wolves. That's the crux of new posts by both Grist and the National Wildlife Federation , which are following this issue. Both are revisiting the environmental costs of tar sands development in Alberta. The federation cites numerous studies released in 2011 that found that oil and gas development in Canada is contributing to the decline of woodland caribou herds.
February 6, 2011 |
Caribou Island A Novel David Vann Harper: 296 pp., $25.99 "Caribou Island" is disturbing, as dark as it is moving, powerful far beyond the dimensions of many debut novels. The book focuses tightly on a small group of characters. If you've read the stories in David Vann's "Legend of a Suicide" or his "A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea," you may recognize some of them. And as in his previous books, Vann ranges over the landscape of his childhood: the cold rain forest of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, the ocean, fishing vessels, storms, narcissism, suicide.
June 7, 2010 |
A federal judge in Alaska refused on Monday to allow state officials to launch an aerial wolf hunt on a federal wildlife refuge in the Aleutian Islands, an emergency effort to save a herd of caribou that is on the verge of collapse. The ruling is the latest chapter in a legal battle between the state and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that erupted after federal wildlife officials threatened to charge state game hunters with trespassing if they entered the refuge and began gunning down wolves.
October 17, 2009 |
Sometimes a transcendently spectacular piece of theater can sound ridiculous and childish when you try to put it into words. "Under Polaris" follows a female scientist who takes a seed containing the human genome to the North Pole, where she cavorts with a polar bear, musk ox and caribou to the sounds of experimental rock. If the description is laughable, "Under Polaris" isn't. This multimedia, pseudo-rock opera (which runs at REDCAT through Sunday) contains a wealth of originality.
October 11, 2009 |
Here on the endlessly rolling and tussocky terrain of northwest Canada, where man has hunted caribou since the Stone Age, the vast antlered herds are fast growing thin. And it's not just here. Across the tundra 1,000 miles to the east, Canada's Beverly herd, numbering more than 200,000 a decade ago, can barely be found today. A continent away, in Siberia, the biggest aggregation of these migratory animals, dun-colored herds whose sweep across the Arctic's white canvas is one of nature's matchless wonders, has shrunk by hundreds of thousands in a few short years.