Fallen Angel: Johnny Weir Skates the Routine of His Life

Fallen Angel: Johnny Weir Skates the Routine of His Life

For the 2010 Olympics Freestyle Skating, Johnny Weir named his routine Fallen Angel, a reflection of his feelings about the aftermath of his performance at the 2006 Winter Games in Torino.  But on this night, he skated beautifully.  It was dramatic, acrobatic, genuine and very emotional.

Fallen Angel: Johnny Weir Skates the Routine of His Life

“Weir, like no skater I’ve seen before, has a body that reflects all of the awkward yearning of his soul.  Evan Lysacek may have the gold and Evgeni Plushenko the silver, but Weir is in a category of his own: Best Human Attempting To Be a Figure Skater.”

-Meghan O’Rourke, Slate Magazine

Johnny Weir: 2010 US Championships Free Skate

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Photo of the Day: No Standing Anytime!

Photo of the Day: No Standing Anytime!

Photography by:  Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

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Home: Feelings of Painful Loss When Home Becomes Just a Memory

Home: Feelings of Painful Loss When Home Becomes Just a Memory

Home is a touching six-minute short film by Matthew Faust, which won Best Documentary Short at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.  The film, which was created from hundreds of old photographs and home movies, portrays the fond personal remembering and subsequent painful loss of home, told as an archetype for all Katrina victims.

Home: Feelings of Painful Loss When Home Becomes Just a Memory

Interested viewers can obtain a DVD of this wonderful film here.

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