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Op Art Exhibition Returns to David Bloch Gallery

July 23, 2016<p>A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.<p>Intrigued and fascinated by the nature of …

Art

This Japanese "bondage artist" combines Japanese aesthetics with everyone's favorite kink 【Pics】

Fair warning: some of these pictures may be slightly <b>NFSW</b>… unless you work in a rope factory.<p>Everybody has their own <b>special thing</b> they like. Some …

Japan

On Perception, Aesthetics etc etc

Interview by Richard Marshall.<i>‘A child babbling for no other purpose than the sheer joy of it—that’s the prototype of art production. Aesthetic</i> …

Neurology

Objectification of the Human Being Reduction to the Status of a Thing

“Me Before You”’s controversial end: Criticism mounts for story of quadriplegic man and his “interesting” fate

Director Thea Sharrock insists that staying faithful to the novel made “the more interesting way” to end the film<p><i>This story contains spoilers for the book and film "Me Before You."</i><p>"This way… this is the more interesting way." That's how director Thea Sharrock describes the resolution of "Me Before …

Filmmaking

Cinematic universes aren't working anymore

Let's stop making them, hm?<p>Hollywood, we need to talk about this compulsive need of yours to turn every movie into a franchise, or even worse, a cinematic universe.<p>Yesterday, Lionsgate CEO John Feltheimer said that based on what they perceived to be an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the …

Power Rangers

Contemporary Art ™ is a Now a 'Brand'

What's a brand? A singular idea or concept that you own inside the mind of the prospect."- Al Ries, chairman and co-founder, Ries & Ries Focusing Consultants<p>A partial view of Richard Serra's <i>Band</i> on view at LACMA<p>If you are a museum-going Californian, there is a good chance you have seen one of …

Art

Post Impressionist Artists That Live Through Their Art

Paul Cezanne - The Father of Us All<p>Who better to start our list than the great <b>Paul Cezanne</b>, considered the ‘father of us all’ by the famous Pablo …

Art

Artist Creates Beautiful Black-And-White Anthropomorphic Illustrations

Using nothing but graphite, artist David Álvarez produces amazing black-and-white illustrations of anthropomorphic animals interacting with or as …

Art

Alain de Botton on How to Think More About Sex

<i>“When we hook up with another, in sex or love (or, more rarely, both) we prove that our isolation is not permanent,”</i> Dorion Sagan — son of Carl — wrote in his fascinating history of sex. And yet that very quest to end our isolation has been subject to centuries of stigma and incessant friction with …

Building a DIY Digital Movie Camera With Vintage Lenses

Capture the 8-mm film look of yesteryear with a Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi

The Impostor Syndrome

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

Andy Warhol

5 challenges to awaken your creativity

The idea of practicing creativity might feel counterintuitive, but as this infographic from WriteMyEssays shows, everyone from freelancers working …

Creativity

Why are millennials so stressed?

Stress and anxiety seem to be plaguing Generation Y. A recent survey by the American Psychological Association and Harris Interactive found …

Mental Health

Watercolor Your World (Easy Watercolor Canvas Art)

I love simple, yet impressive, DIY projects and crafts. And I also love all kinds of canvas art. Canvas art is easy, inexpensive, and requires no artistic skills (really!). When I wanted a little something to add some color to my foyer, I decided to create some simple watercolor canvases, and I …

Crafting

The Essential Elements of Film Noir Explained in One Grand Infographic

What makes film noir film noir? Like Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart making his famous pronouncement on obscenity, we can honestly claim to know …

Crime Drama

Watch: A Guide to Stanley Kubrick’s Lenses

April 3: 2015: <i>EDITOR’S NOTE. We apologize, but this video is no longer viewable on YouTube.</i><p>In this 12-minute video, legendary British camera …

Filmmaking

David Lynch: Inland Empire - Oeuvre

And so we have come to <i>Inland Empire</i>, David Lynch’s most recent and possibly final movie. It is a bit premature to make that claim, but it is a fact …

A Touch of Psycho? Welles's Influence on Hitchcock

<i>Hitchcock has always been considered a director sui generis. John W. Hall looks at Psycho and Touch of Evil to show that even Hitch couldn’t resist</i> …

Horror

The Stylistic Elements of Film Noir, Explained In One Handy Infographic

Film noir may be one of the most misunderstood genres of film out there.<p>These days, it seems like anything that is even vaguely dark and moody gets …

Crime Drama

The Doorway Shot

<b>The Doorway Shot</b><p>The lasting influence of film's most famous doorway shot.<p>By <b>Jacob T. Swinney</b><p>'The Searchers'<p>The concept is a simple one: frame your subject in the middle of a doorway. Despite its simplicity, the "doorway shot" tends to bear heavy significance. In this video, watch a variety of …

Kill Bill

Andrew Feenberg - "Lukács’s Theory of Reification and Contemporary Social Movements"

La réification des pulsions chez Sade

<i>Figure légendaire de la littérature française, suscitant aussi bien le mépris que la fascination, le Divin Marquis demeure aujourd’hui probablement</i> …

Preview: Jose Gonzalez Vampirella Art Edition

<b>Jose Gonzalez Vampirella Art Edition</b><p>writer: Archie Goodwin, T. Casey Brennan, Steve Englehart, Josep Toutain, Mike Butterworth, Bill DuBay, Rich …

Graphic Novels
Art

The road to Lolita: why Nabokov’s literary talent finally blossomed in America

Among Robert Roper’s many surprising and original ideas in his account of Nabokov in America is that the novelist’s son Dmitri may have been the inspiration for Lolita<p><i>Speak, Memory,</i> Vladimir Nabokov’s nostalgic memoir, reflects on his life from the age of three to 41, taking us from …

Lolita turns 60

In the era of ‘trigger warnings’ and PC censorship, would Lolita be as seductive today?<p><i>‘Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.’</i><p>Legendary literary critic …

Literature