Darrell Hartman’s writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, BookForum, and Travel + Leisure, among many other publications.  He is editor and co-founder of the travel website Jungles in Paris.

Ordeal by Water

In ‘Chasing Shackleton’, Tim Jarvis re-enacts a hundred-year-old Antarctic journey using replica gear and clothing. Despite the raging tempests, subzero temperatures, and treacherous crevasse fields, what really tests him are the intrusions of a reality TV crew. This would seem to be a problem unique to modern explorers. But might Shackleton have sympathized?

From Heath Ledger’s final (unfinished) role to Quentin Tarantino’s comeback, this year’s Cannes Festival favors big-time Hollywood star power—so big, they’re handing out 3-D glasses.

From Steven Soderbergh’s controversial Girlfriend Experience to a chilling documentary about the mortgage bubble, the six movies generating buzz at the Tribeca Film Festival.