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Video: The New York Public Library’s Collection of Weird Objects

. A lock of Walt Whitman’s hair, Jack Kerouac’s boots, and Virginia Woolf’s cane are just a few of the items of literary paraphernalia available at the New York Public … Continue reading

December 30, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: Hilma af Klint — Paintings for the Future

Video commissioned by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on the occasion of the exhibition: Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the FutureOctober 12, 2018 — April 23, 2019 Produced by Ways & … Continue reading

December 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: al imam

. Despite controversy and threats, Muslim singer/songwriter turned spiritual leader Ani Zonneveld takes a stand for justice through activism and a progressive practice of Islam. As one of the world’s … Continue reading

December 16, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: Freedom Ballet AM:PM

. A day and a night in a couple’s life are represented in wildly surrealistic dance numbers. From Gordienko Production. Created by Konstantin Gordienko Camera: Yevgeniy Sakhno Email subscribers may … Continue reading

December 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Jeff Turrentine: A Renewable Energy Revolution in Trump Country?

Americans know which way the energy winds are blowing—and in the heartland, they’re blowing mightily. Something truly noteworthy is taking place in a deep-red swath of the Midwest. According to a … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · 3 Comments

Video: Masters of Photography — Diane Arbus

. Diane Arbus (1923 – 1971) was an American photographer and writer noted for photographs of marginalized people—dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers —and others whose normality was perceived … Continue reading

December 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Joan E. Bauer: The Camera Artist

In 1955, Swiss-born Robert Frank criss-crossed the United States. From 27,000 shots, 83 images:  The Americans. Factory workers in Detroit,  transvestites in New York City. Billowing American flags, gossamer-thin & torn. … Continue reading

December 9, 2018 · 2 Comments

Video: Mexican Handcraft Masters/Copper

. ABDÓN PUNZO and his crew make beautiful, functional artifacts from waste copper in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacan. Directed by Mariano Rentería Garnica, Mexican Handcraft Masters is a documentary series about … Continue reading

December 8, 2018 · 3 Comments

Marco North: Moscow 2018 — The Migrant

I load the tiny Leica at the kitchen table, the CL that almost fits in my palm. There are piles of broken asphalt downstairs and the remnants of a flash … Continue reading

December 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Ordinary Tribe

. “Ordinary Tribe” tells the story of a voodoo spirit who enters a writer’s room to steal from him the necklace of Mawu, the God of Gods. With Nicolas Huchard … Continue reading

December 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Phoebe A. Cirio: 22 July — A film that helps us understand a mass killing

22 July, a film currently streaming on Netflix, depicts the events that occurred on that day in 2011, when Anders Behring Breivik began a killing rampage in Norway. Breivik turned … Continue reading

November 27, 2018 · 2 Comments

Video: Afterword (From the Ashes of a Love Story)

From the Ashes of a Love Story: Approaching the microphone in a small room, a young woman prepares to make the speech of her life. Desperate to find her voice in … Continue reading

November 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Central de Muros: In Mexico City, Artists Cover World’s Largest Market In Murals

The second phase of the Central de Muros begins with 50 artists from around the world racing to finish 39 murals. Mexico City’s Central de Abasto, the world’s largest market, … Continue reading

November 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Where are the African Gods?

. “Where are the African Gods to save us from this misery and shame?” Lyricist Abbey Lincoln and director Rodney Passé create a meditative portrait of black masculinity through images … Continue reading

November 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

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