The Neverending Story of Bavaria Film Studio and Falkor the Luckdragon

If you’re a child of the ‘80s then you’ve probably longed have a luckdragon like Falkor by your side; to ride through the skies of Fantasia and save the characters of the The NeverEnding Story. Well, there’s a place in Germany where you can finally meet Falkor, and it’s exactly as glorious as you’d imagine.

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Finding the New and Old in the History of New Bern, North Carolina

In this interview with New Bern local Nelson Bell McDaniel we explore the connections this North Carolina town has with its namesake, Bern, in Switzerland; find out about the 300+ year old town’s culture and history; and trace a thread of diversity and acceptance all the way back to the eighteenth century.

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Jennifer Janesko, Fine Art Painter and Jewelry Designer

Jennifer Janesko’s sensual pin-up art has featured in Maxim and Playboy, and she’s proud to say many of her collectors are women. Find out what drives Jennifer and how she became the artist she is today.

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Living Color with Eureka Springs, Arkansas Artist Zeek Taylor

Celebrated Eureka Springs, Arkansas artist Zeek Taylor has a story like this. It takes places while Zeek was a student at the Memphis College of Arts, and visiting his small hometown on the Arkansas Delta. While Zeek was home alone one day, he decided to pierce his ear. He had seen other young men at art school with a pierced ear, but it was still a controversial choice at the time, especially in a small Southern town of only 650 residents.

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Foraging Greatness With Two Michelin Star Chef Sven Wassmer

It’s just before 6am, and two Michelin star chef, Sven Wassmer, of 7132 Silver Restaurant, and his entire team have gathered to go foraging. The team knows they’re going to have to work long into the night, but the excitement of finding a ripe patch of blueberries or a perfect mushroom is worth waking up this early. Three times every week, the team hikes through the incredible Valley that surrounds 7132 Hotel in Vals, Switzerland, and collects berries, mushrooms, flowers, and even ants to serve at the restaurant.

Today, I’m tagging along to capture footage for a restaurant video I’m producing. As I follow the team, I notice the way that Sven’s excitement spreads to everyone here. Watching the passion that Sven and his entire team have for these foraged ingredients, it’s easy to see why 7132 Silver has two Michelin stars and 18 Gault & Millau points, without even tasting the food.

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Building an American Castle in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Smith Treuer brought the sandcastle home with him, and he kept wearing his crown.
He went to school and learned about medieval life and his castle turned to stone and grew a guard tower and inside people danced and drank mead in a great hall. He traveled around the world, five times, and in each country his castle grew and evolved, taking inspiration from architecture in Germany, Scotland, Tibet, and Nepal. He studied gemstones and oriental carpets and textiles and his castle became more elaborate and more intricate.

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