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Video: The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump

. This new feature-length video made available by Salon, explores the connections between Donald Trump and the Russian Mob. The documentary explains how Russia has collected damning intelligence about Trump … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: “The General” by Buster Keaton (full length feature)

. Orson Welles called Buster Keaton’s 1926 film The General “the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made.” Though … Continue reading

May 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Stephen Fry Explains Why Some People Believe Everything Donald Trump Says

. “The incompetent are often blessed with an inappropriate confidence.” Supporters of President Donald Trump believe just about everything he says, and Trump himself seems to have absolute confidence in … Continue reading

May 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Hunter S. Thompson on Outlaws

. In this short animated video from Blank on Blank based on a 1967 interview with Studs Terkel, Hunter S. Thompson talks about the year he spent living and drinking … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: Will the real Rosie Doonan please stand up?

Promotion of twin sisters has gone cuckoo at Cuckoo Records. . . Email subscribers may watch the videos by clicking on the title of this post. — Cissie Redgwick is … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: “In the Temple” by Marie Craven

. In this powerful lyric film, Marie Craven combines a poem by Candida Baker, music by Wordless Poem, and photographs by Rob Boudon of the Temple Court Building in NYC … Continue reading

May 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

Video: Light, geometry and symbolism — how Jean Nouvel’s architecture reimagines culture

  . The renowned French architect Jean Nouvel begins his ambitious projects with small, sparse sketches that capture the essence of his ideas. When he finishes, he has generally created … Continue reading

May 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tetsugen and the Sutras — a traditional Japanese story about publishing

Tetsugen decided to publish the sutras, which at that time were available only in Chinese. The books were to be printed with wood blocks in an edition of seven thousand copies, … Continue reading

May 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Brendan O’Connell is Blocking the Bread Aisle

. This award-winning short documentary follows the artist Brendan O’Connell as he paints the experience of shopping at Walmart. .

April 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Worlds Apart (Heineken ad)

. You won’t find parties, loud music, or scantily-clothed women in Heineken’s latest ad campaign. Instead, the beer company went in a wonderfully different direction. The company’s #OpenYourWorld campaign is the exact … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Noam Chomsky — The Five Filters of the Mass Media Machine (animated)

. According to American linguist and political activist, Noam Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: ownership, advertising, the media elite, flak and the common enemy.  In this short animated film, … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Tyehimba Jess reads “Negro Migration”

. . Tyehimba Jess, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for his collection Olio,  was born in Detroit and earned his BA from the University of Chicago and his MFA … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Escape from Syria – Faiza’s story

. Donald Trump’s recent bombing of Syria was a cynical attempt to distract the media’s attention from the investigation of his ties to Russia. His diversionary ploy worked. Mainstream news … Continue reading

April 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: W.S. Merwin reads “Yesterday”

. W.S. Merwin reads his poem “Yesterday.” Produced by David Grubin Productions and WGBH Boston, in association with the Poetry Foundation. Filmed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. — … Continue reading

April 9, 2017 · Leave a comment