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Video: Oh Baby

Two scientists in love invent a time-space machine that becomes a vehicle for their spending eternity together. Music Video for the LCD Soundsystem song “Oh Baby.” With Sissy Spacek and … Continue reading

February 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Paloma

. “To be cultured is to be free.” — José Martí In this lyrical film directed by Giovanni P. Autran, a series of intimate vignettes are woven together by the memories … Continue reading

February 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Weather Words

“Words act as compass,” Robert Macfarlane suggests, “place speech serves literally to enchant the land; to sing it back into being and to sing one’s being back into it.”

February 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lauren Camp: Exposure

After Ansel Adams’ “Moonrise Over Hernandez, New Mexico 1941″

February 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: How do you raise a black child? A poem by Cortney Lamar Charleston

A poem by Cortney Lamar Charleston — presented as a film directed by Seyi Peter Thomas of Station Film. HOW DO YOU RAISE A BLACK CHILD? From the dead. With pallbearers … Continue reading

February 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: A Dream Where Our Differences Are Erased

 Improbably, we found a welcome break from MAGA-hatted punks and the debacle that is D.C. in Wichita, Kansas, where immigrant artists are breaking down barriers, celebrating disparate cultures, bringing together … Continue reading

January 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Alone

What would it mean to marry someone behind bars? Directed by Garrett Bradley Running time: 12:19 Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to watch the video. … Continue reading

January 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Vargsamtal/Nowness

. Would you choose to live wild and free as a wolf, or have a job with benefits, like a sled dog? Swedish-born Sven Engholm owns and operates a dogsledding … Continue reading

January 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

Video: ToR-RoT by Gail Langstroth

About this video, Gail Langstroth writes: Places and landscapes speak. They imprint an image, leave a question, a wordless gesture or desire in our limbs. When I first approached the … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · 1 Comment

D.H. Lawrence: 4 paintings and a poem

Lawrence’s opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile he called his “savage pilgrimage”.

January 11, 2019 · 1 Comment

Sandra Shapshay: At once tiny and huge — what is this feeling we call ‘sublime’?

Have you ever felt awe and exhilaration while contemplating a vista of jagged, snow-capped mountains? Or been fascinated but also a bit unsettled while beholding a thunderous waterfall such as … Continue reading

January 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Counter Mapping

Jim Enote, a traditional Zuni farmer and director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, is working with Zuni artists to create maps that bring an indigenous voice and … Continue reading

January 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Video: Group Intervention: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Abuse

“Group” follows three convicted abusers as they confront the attitudes and beliefs that led to their violence, with the help of a compassionate group therapy facilitator. This video won the … Continue reading

January 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

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