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Steven Spielberg’s colossal blockbuster hit movie Jurassic Park is set on an island paradise that becomes a playground for prehistoric beasts that eventually terrorize the scientists and accidental tourists in the park. When Michael Crichton was writing the book, when he thought of an island paradise, he thought of Costa Rica. The movie took place […]

Wild, Wild, Wildlife

Costa Rica is home to some of the world’s greatest bio-diversity. Their tropical rain forest climate breeds an amazing assortment of plants and animals, some of which can be found nowhere else on the planet. The work that conservationists have done to limit development has helped to save some of those species for future generations. […]

Awards Season

From the People’s Choice Awards on January 8th until the Academy Awards on March 2nd, Hollywood is in full award’s show season. Nearly a full two months are spent as big production companies outsource their back-patting to the American public and small groups of impartial judges. Nearly every weekend during that time is spent congratulating […]


When “The Office” debuted on NBC, it was a brand new way to do an American television series. The fake documentary was a sharp departure from typical situation comedies which relied on what is called ‘single camera’ shooting. Rather than having a few camera angles to shoot static action, the camera followed the characters through […]

Olympic Glory

The winter Olympics are usually dominated by nations that have a winter. During the opening ceremonies one might occasionally see an athlete from Central America. A national flag for countries like Columbia or Ecuador might be carried by their lone representative. But this is the exception. Most winter Olympic athletes and audiences are from cold-weather […]