POLITICAL NEWS: “SHIELDS & BROOKS” ON JOE BIDEN’S DNC SPEECH (VIDEO)

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including reaction to the Democratic National Convention and Joe Biden’s acceptance speech, what to expect from President Trump at the Republican National Convention next week and concerns about delays in U.S. mail service ahead of the election.

INNOVATIVE HOMES: “OFF-THE-GRID CONTAINER HOME” IN NEW ZEALAND (VIDEO)

One of the major advantages of shipping container homes is that they can be constructed off site and transported to remote locations. That’s exactly what has happened with this spectacular home which has been built using a 40ft shipping container. Situated in the hills overlooking the ocean and with mountain views of the South Island in New Zealand, this home is simply breathtaking. It’s remote location has meant that off-the-grid living is essential and the home is powered by an impressive solar system.

COCKTAILS WITH A CURATOR: “TITIAN’S ARETINO” (VIDEO)

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” celebrate the 444th anniversary of Titian’s death by delving into the tumultuous life of Pietro Aretino, one of the most celebrated—and reviled—literary figures of the Italian Renaissance. Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon examines Titian’s portrait of Aretino at the Frick and the friendship between the Venetian painter and the acid-tongued writer, known to his contemporaries as the “scourge of princes.” This week’s complementary cocktail is the Bellini, a mixture of Prosecco and white-peach puree created by the Cipriani family in Venice and named for Titian’s teacher, Giovanni Bellini.

Tiziano Vecelli or Vecellio, known in English as Titian, was an Italian painter during the Renaissance, considered the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. He was born in Pieve di Cadore, near Belluno. During his lifetime he was often called da Cadore, ‘from Cadore’, taken from his native region. 

Classic Cars: “1928 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix”

Gooding & Company proudly presents this beautifully restored and exceptionally original Grand Prix Bugatti. Considered by many to be the finest racing car of its period and one of the most enduring automotive designs of all time, the Type 35 Grand Prix is the definitive Bugatti. Carefully preserved by three Belgian collectors over the past six decades, and benefiting from a comprehensive, yet seemingly invisible mechanical restoration by marque specialist Ivan Dutton Ltd,. this Bugatti Grand Prix remains in wonderfully undisturbed condition, retaining its original body work and serial-numbered components. A glorious artifact from the golden age of Grand Prix racing, this 1928 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix will be available for sale on 5 September at our Passion of a Lifetime auction.

Travel & Wildlife: “The Future of Koalas” in Australia (NatGeo Video)

The destructive wildfires that swept through Australia destroyed the habitats for many of the island’s animals. Zoologist Jack Randall explores the efforts being made to rescue and care for the Koalas that were impacted by the wildfires.

Urban Design: Shipping Container Turned Into Rustic Cafe In Taiwan

Imagination of walking towards nature——

From the edge of the city as a starting point, an invisible path is created that stretches to the forest, along the sleepers, passing by the trees, and winding in freely in accordance with the original terrain, because of the old container buildings opened by this path The body, the ambiguity of the boundary instantly permeates with the surrounding environment, and people, sunlight and air flow in the natural place like this.

This is a single but not monotonous space. The coffee shop is converted from old containers. It uses rusty iron that echoes the original material as a contrast. The logs that change the quality of the space are used as sections to provide a coffee shop. Representing the soul, the continuously extending bar fully presents the barista’s posture, and the linear free flow also gives this store its exclusive posture and appearance.

Through the formation of individual terrain and the creation of tiny corners, it produces freedom like walking in nature, and develops a rich and diverse space experience. In this rare urban corner, take a breather, take your own way, or Stop or go and find your own place.

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Travel Video: “A Northern Light”, Boundary Waters Canoe Area (Patagonia)

Encompassing over 1,000,000 acres, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is in peril from a proposed toxic copper mine on the park’s boundary. Patagonia ambassador Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate paddles through the BWCAW to give voice to a silent, pristine place. A film by Riverhorse Nakadate and Tony Czech.

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, is a 1,090,000-acre wilderness area within the Superior National Forest in northeastern part of the US state of Minnesota under the administration of the U.S. Forest Service. 

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TOP TRAVEL VIDEOS: “AERIAL AMERICA – Virginia” (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

Take flight over natural wonders and man-made marvels that celebrate Virginia and our country’s remarkable beginnings.

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