Brian E. Clark

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Brian E. Clark is a Wisconsin-based writer-photographer and Milwaukee Sentinal Journal columnist who contributes to publications including The Los Angeles Times.

Articles by Brian E. Clark

Amir Zaki's Sculpture of Skateparks

Amir Zaki's Sculpture of Skateparks

It takes a landscape photographer’s eye to step down into a cement skatepark and turn the lens not on skaters but on the ramps, waves, valleys, bowls and tunnels that are the terrain of the park itself, and it takes a skater’s experience to do so in a way that captivates both art critics and skateboard stars. California native and photographer Amir Zaki grew up skateboarding on streets in suburban Los Angeles, and recently he began visiting skateparks to produce sweeping, large-format images that offer textured meditations on the beauty of light on curved concrete.

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Chef 2.0

Chef 2.0

Can robots cook? Yes, says Michael Farid, mit grad and cofounder of the new eatery Spyce in downtown Boston. But does it taste good? Yes, says Daniel Boulud, Michelin-star chef and the culinary brains behind the Spyce menu.
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Small American Town, Big Algerian Legacy

Small American Town, Big Algerian Legacy

In 2008 Kathy Garms, a teacher in Elkader, Iowa, led the launch of a student essay contest in honor of her town’s Algerian namesake, Amir Abd el-Kader. In September this year’s seven winners received scholarships.
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Morocco’s New Wave

Morocco’s New Wave

“Big, small, technical and dangerous waves ... no limit” is how one globe-surfing pro describes more than 3,000 kilometers of his native Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Surfing indeed may be the country’s fastest-growing sport: Officials estimate that as many as a million surf-seekers from Morocco and abroad now hit the waves each year, and from among them, a few young champions are starting to ride high.
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King of the River of Giants

King of the River of Giants

What do you do after you discover a dinosaur that swam, clawed and chomped its way to the top of the Cretaceous food chain? Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim wants to display it where he found it—in Morocco. 

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