Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Nature, and Politics

Molly Fisk: Washington Square — New York, 1941

When Edward Hopper finishes his painting for the night, sets the boar bristles to soak in turpentine, wipes the thick not-yet-crusted-over drips from his smock with a blue rag and … Continue reading

August 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Video: Stylo G x Jacob Plant “Bike Engine”

. Directed by Keith Schofield, this short film is the strangest visual poem you will ever experience. . . Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Never Again (a tribute to Hiroshima and Nagasaki)

. During the final stage of World War Two, the United States dropped nuclear weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively. … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · 5 Comments

Video: Charlie Chaplin — Modern Times “Nonsense Song” (1936)

. When Chaplin sang this song in Modern Times, he was internationally famous, but it was the very first time that the world had heard his voice, after two decades of … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Caravan Palace performs “Rock It For Me”

. Caravan Palace is a French electro swing band based in Paris. The band’s influences include Django Reinhardt, Vitalic, Lionel Hampton, and Daft Punk. Zoé Colotis – vocals Arnaud Vial … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Human Population Through Time

. It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

John Samuel Tieman: Elegy For A Painter

Gordon Gilchrist Cozumel, 2017 Your death interrupts nothing. Fold the laundry, clean dishes, program a show to tape on Tivo. Load the washing machine again   and wonder if there’s … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: The Curse and the Jubilee

. Directed by Ivete Lucas and Otis Lee, The Curse and the Jubilee is an intimate, arresting portrait of the cursed Appalachian mining town of Ivanhoe, Virginia. The film captures the … Continue reading

July 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Chuck Taylor: The Song Dog

. Note Posted on Back Door for Coyote Sorry, I didn’t know you still yodeled your yips around these hills. How stupid of me to assume that just because a … Continue reading

July 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Parov Stelar — Demon Dance

. This hypnotic montage showcases the music of the contemporary Austrian composer and artist Parov Stelar, one of the pioneers of electro swing. Stelar started his career as a painter and … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Claudia Nolan: Sometimes the Bright Sophistry of Earnest Souls

Sometimes the bright sophistry of earnest souls of unlearned but much practiced minds shines its own light on the tangled feet of those   so eager for the lie, the … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Order from Chaos

. This short animated film is the result of a collaboration between the UK-based electronic musician Max Cooper and the French motion graphics artist Maxime Causeret. Order from Chaos features … Continue reading

July 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: War & Pierce perform “I Lived To Tell About It”

. Chris Pierce and Sunny War met through a mutual friend, the composer and producer Jared Faber who thought that the two accomplished musicians would hit it off. Pierce, War and … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Le Clitoris

. Women are lucky, they get to have the only organ in the human body dedicated exclusively for pleasure: the clitoris! In this humorous and instructive animated documentary from French … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 · Leave a comment