An Emotional Journey into the Heart of August Sander's Iconic Photograph, “Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance”

AN EMOTIONAL JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF AUGUST SANDER'S ICONIC PHOTOGRAPH, “THREE FARMERS ON THEIR WAY TO A DANCE”

The portrait is your mirror. It's you. - August Sander A picture is worth a thousand words, and compelling portraits that speak eloquently...

An Analysis of Quentin Tarantino's Films Narrated by Quentin Tarantino

AN ANALYSIS OF QUENTIN TARANTINO'S FILMS NARRATED BY QUENTIN TARANTINO

For nearly thirty years, the work of Quentin Tarantino has inspired copious discussion among movie fans. Some of the most copious discussion,...

 
 
 
This Is What The Matrix Looks Like Without CGI: A Special Effects Breakdown

THIS IS WHAT THE MATRIX LOOKS LIKE WITHOUT CGI: A SPECIAL EFFECTS BREAKDOWN

Those of us who saw the The Matrix in the theater felt we were witness to the beginning of a new era of cinematically and philosophically...

50 Songs from a Single Year, Mixed Together Into One 3-Minute Song (1979-89)

50 SONGS FROM A SINGLE YEAR, MIXED TOGETHER INTO ONE 3-MINUTE SONG (1979-89)

The concept of generations, as we currently use the term, would have made no sense to people living throughout most of human history....

 
 
 
Albert Einstein Explains Why We Need to Read the Classics

ALBERT EINSTEIN EXPLAINS WHY WE NEED TO READ THE CLASSICS

Two pieces of reading advice I've carried throughout my life came from two early favorite writers, Herman Melville and C.S. Lewis....

How Humphrey Bogart Became an Icon: A Video Essay

HOW HUMPHREY BOGART BECAME AN ICON: A VIDEO ESSAY

According to film theorist David Bordwell, there was a major change in acting styles in the 1940s. Gone was the “behavioral acting”...

 
 
 

IS IT RUDE TO TALK OVER A FILM? MST3K'S MARY JO PEHL ON PRETTY MUCH POP: A CULTURE PODCAST 45

045 5-14-20.mp3 We live in a commentary culture with much appreciation for camp and snark, but something special happened in the early...

The Expansive Vocal Range of Joni Mitchell: From the Early to Later Years

THE EXPANSIVE VOCAL RANGE OF JONI MITCHELL: FROM THE EARLY TO LATER YEARS

It's quite a testament to Joni Mitchell's musicianship that her “voice is arguably the most underrated aspect of her music.” So writes...

 
 
 
J.K. Rowling Is Publishing Her New Children's Novel The Ickabog Free Online, One Chapter Per Day

J.K. ROWLING IS PUBLISHING HER NEW CHILDREN'S NOVEL THE ICKABOG FREE ONLINE, ONE CHAPTER PER DAY

Image via Wikimedia Commons J.K. Rowling may be the queen of children's literature, but how many of her fans have noticed she hasn't...

This Is What an 1869 MIT Entrance Exam Looks Like: Could You Have Passed the Test?

THIS IS WHAT AN 1869 MIT ENTRANCE EXAM LOOKS LIKE: COULD YOU HAVE PASSED THE TEST?

The late 19th Century was the time of Charles Darwin and James Clerk Maxwell, of Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. It was a...

 
 
 
A Nearly Impossible Sudoku Puzzle Solved in a Mesmerizing 25-Minute Video

A NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE SUDOKU PUZZLE SOLVED IN A MESMERIZING 25-MINUTE VIDEO

Watch it go. And thank Simon Anthony when it's done. And, oh, check out his YouTube Channel, Cracking the Cryptic... Would you like...

The 135 Best Podcasts to Enrich Your Mind: An Introduction to Our New List

THE 135 BEST PODCASTS TO ENRICH YOUR MIND: AN INTRODUCTION TO OUR NEW LIST

Twenty years ago, podcasts didn't exist. Fifteen years ago, podcasts were more or less entirely for the tech-savvy early adopter, listener...

 
 
 
Clare Torry's Rare Live Performances of “Great Gig in the Sky” with Pink Floyd

CLARE TORRY'S RARE LIVE PERFORMANCES OF “GREAT GIG IN THE SKY” WITH PINK FLOYD

When Clare Torry went into the studio to record her now-legendary vocals for Pink Floyd's “Great Gig in the Sky,” the centerpiece of...

Stream 15 Audio Drama Podcasts & Let Stories Get You Through the Doldrums of COVID-19 Isolation

STREAM 15 AUDIO DRAMA PODCASTS & LET STORIES GET YOU THROUGH THE DOLDRUMS OF COVID-19 ISOLATION

At my home now, we constantly tell stories: to distract, soothe, entertain-telling and retelling, collaboratively authoring over meals,...

 
 
 
This Huge Crashing Wave in a Seoul Aquarium Is Actually a Gigantic Optical Illusion

THIS HUGE CRASHING WAVE IN A SEOUL AQUARIUM IS ACTUALLY A GIGANTIC OPTICAL ILLUSION

I live in Seoul, and whenever I'm back in the West, I hear the same question over and over: what's Gangnam like? Presumably Westerners...

IGGY POP, DAVID BYRNE, AND MORE COME TOGETHER WITH BEDTIME STORIES

View this post on Instagram A post shared by New Museum on May 14, 2020 at 10:10am PDT Many friends have expressed a sense of relief...

 
 
 
Bill Gates Recommends 5 Thought-Provoking Books to Read This Summer

BILL GATES RECOMMENDS 5 THOUGHT-PROVOKING BOOKS TO READ THIS SUMMER

Have free time on your hands? Then let Bill Gates suggest five books to fill your days. Most take you deeper into thinking about our...

How “Strawberry Fields Forever” Contains “the Craziest Edit” in Beatles History

HOW “STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER” CONTAINS “THE CRAZIEST EDIT” IN BEATLES HISTORY

The story of “Strawberry Fields Forever” is more or less the story in miniature of the Beatles' reinvention after they swore off touring...

 
 
 
The Evocativeness of Decomposing Film: Watch the 1926 Hollywood Movie The Bells Become the Experimental 2004 Short Film, Light Is Calling

THE EVOCATIVENESS OF DECOMPOSING FILM: WATCH THE 1926 HOLLYWOOD MOVIE THE BELLS BECOME THE EXPERIMENTAL 2004 SHORT FILM, LIGHT IS CALLING

We think of movies as lasting forever. And since we can pull up videos of films from 50, 80, even 100 years ago, why shouldn't we?...

Studio Ghibli Producer Toshio Suzuki Teaches You How to Draw Totoro in Two Minutes

STUDIO GHIBLI PRODUCER TOSHIO SUZUKI TEACHES YOU HOW TO DRAW TOTORO IN TWO MINUTES

This is something you can do at home. Everyone, please draw pictures -Toshio Suzuki There's no shortage of online tutorials for fans...

 
 
 



5 best Neo-Noir Movies

Neo-Noir is the best movie dish that I would like to taste as it includes crime, humor, dark wit, twisted plot and classy dialogues. It shows a perception from both ends like... Read more ...

5 best Neo-Noir Movies

Neo-Noir is the best movie dish that I would like to taste as it includes crime, humor, dark wit, twisted plot and classy dialogues. It shows a perception from both ends like... Read more ...

5 best Neo-Noir Movies

Neo-Noir is the best movie dish that I would like to taste as it includes crime, humor, dark wit, twisted plot and classy dialogues. It shows a perception from both ends like... Read more ...

Ryan Gosling Has Boarded A Universal Monsters Movie

Ryan Gosling Has Boarded A Universal Monsters Movie

This sounds like it'll be good! Read more ...

J.K. Simmons Teases a Little More Commissioner Gordon in Zack Snyder's...

J.K. Simmons Teases a Little More Commissioner Gordon in Zack Snyder's Justice League

J.K. Simmons has addressed the release of the Snyder Cut and is 'anxiously awaiting' along with fans to see how it turns out. Read more ...

HBO Max Speeding Up Love Life Episode Release Schedule

HBO Max Speeding Up Love Life Episode Release Schedule

HBO Max speeding up Love Life episode release schedule After a strong audience reception of its first three episodes, HBO Max has announced it will be speeding up its release... Read more ...

Spike Lee Won't Return to Movie Theaters Until There's a Coronavirus Vaccine

Spike Lee Won't Return to Movie Theaters Until There's a Coronavirus Vaccine

Even though Christopher Nolan is hoping Warner Bros. will release Tenet into movie theaters in July, there's one director who isn't prepared to go back to movie theaters yet... Read more ...

‘Space Force' on Netflix: Why is Maggie in Jail?

‘Space Force' on Netflix: Why is Maggie in Jail?

It's a Netflix mystery! Read more ...

‘Ted Lasso' First Look Brings Jason Sudeikis to Apple TV+

‘Ted Lasso' First Look Brings Jason Sudeikis to Apple TV+

Holy crud! Lock the doors, hide the kids, turn off all the lights, because here comes Ted Lasso! The new Apple TV+ comedy series stars Jason Sudeikis as a college football... Read more ...

Diary of a Future President Renewed for Season 2 at Disney+

Diary of a Future President Renewed for Season 2 at Disney+

Diary of a Future President Renewed for Season 2 at Disney+ Disney+'s Diary of a Future President has been renewed for a second season. The 10-episode second season will stream... Read more ...

Justice League's J.K. Simmons Weighs In On The Snyder Cut Being Released

Justice League's J.K. Simmons Weighs In On The Snyder Cut Being Released

This movie could be at his tempo! Read more ...

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The High Note' On Demand, a Music-Biz Rom-Dramedy...

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The High Note' On Demand, a Music-Biz Rom-Dramedy Enlivened by Tracee Ellis Ross

Dakota Johnson plays a personal assistant whose brow gets beaten by a pop diva. Read more ...

Almythea Film Series in Development With Bruce Logan Directing

Almythea Film Series in Development With Bruce Logan Directing

Almythea Film Series in Development With Bruce Logan Directing Deadline is reporting that a sci-fi film franchise based on the Almythea book series is in development from Rio... Read more ...