Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Video: The Man is the Music

. ‘Everything that I’ve experienced, I’ve made a piece of art to go along with it.’ Prolific artist, musician and lover of Mother Earth, Lonnie Holley treasures the discarded. Nurturing … Continue reading

April 29, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: Jim Carrey — I Needed Color

. In his comedies, film actor Jim Carrey seemed at times almost maniacal, and press reports and gossip columns showed a chaotic personal life as well. At the height of … Continue reading

April 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: Envy of Flying

. We can’t fly like birds, nor can we stop our gaze soaring skyward to dream of it. In this brief, whimsical documentary, the UK director Eleanor Mortimer turns her … Continue reading

April 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Liberty Hill

. Karen Collins is a grandmother and award-winning quilter with deep Texas roots. She never cared much about politics until the 2016 election. Now her retirement has a new sense … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: “Buitenkant” (The Outside)

. Winner of the Jury Award at Shnit Worldwide Film Festival 2016. A homeless woman in Cape Town breaks into an apartment, where her experience turns into a complex reflection … Continue reading

April 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: One Tree, One Year

. A year-long observation reveals the secret life of a tree and its animal visitors. An inspired filmmaking experiment, One Tree, One Year observes a year in the life of … Continue reading

April 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: Ama — a short film by Julie Gautier

. JULIE: “Ama is a silent film. It tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way, based on their own experience. There is no imposition, only suggestions. I … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: Arnold Drake World

. Magic from the mundane – paper towels flourish in the hands of a coffeeshop artist. Arnold Drake World works some beguilingly simple magic at a communal table in a … Continue reading

April 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Robert Gibb: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

“Sharecropper’s Work Shoes” —Photo by Walker Evans, 1936 . The Magritte who took issue with the ordinary Would have tipped them with toes.   Evans, deferential, simply sets them before … Continue reading

April 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Scent of Geranium

. There’s no denying that we’re living in a defining cultural moment. A war of ideas is taking place on many fronts and fundamental principles once considered secure are being … Continue reading

April 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Chocolate as an act of resistance

. In Mexico, Chocolate isn’t just a sweet treat. It is a food steeped in history and spirituality that has lost its place in Mexican agriculture and production. This is … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Light moves at the Washington National Cathedral

. This time lapse video — part of the exhibition “Scaling Washington” at the National Building Museum — highlights the movement of stained glass light at the Washington National Cathedral. … Continue reading

April 1, 2018 · 3 Comments

Video: Michelle Thaller — “We Are Dead Stars”

. In this collaboration between The Atlantic and the podcast TRBQ (The Really Big Questions), NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller explains how every atom in the human body – and, indeed, … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

Josué Rivas and Bailey Williams: “Decolonization Starts Inside of You”

Photographer Josué Rivas spent seven months living at Standing Rock, documenting the gathering force of Native Americans and their allies. He says it wasn’t just a protest; it was an … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · Leave a comment