Saturday, April 29, 2006

Edward Albee on Easter Island

Easter Island: The Dream at the End of the World

(Photography by Tomas Munita for The New York Times)
New York Times
Central and South America > Chile
Published: April 30, 2006
Way before the movie "Planet of the Apes" showed us the Statue of Liberty half buried in the sand, I have felt the need to experience cultures which grew, fell into decadence and vanished. These are probably cautionary tales even beyond their aesthetic marvel.
The print edition of this piece by the seventy-eight year-old, award-winning playwright, Edward Albee is worth checking out for the HUGE photographs. See the online article for a multimedia slideshow.
For the record, this blog's administrator would like to commend the New York Times for its recent coverage of Rapa Nui which, in addition to Albee's article, includes the following:
April 22's profile of Rapanui artist Benedicto Tuki Pate, and
April 1's article about the potential of a casino to be built on the island.

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