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Interview: Laura Citarella & Verónica Llinás

The story in Dog Lady is straightforward: on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, a woman lives with 10 dogs in relative isolation. We watch her survive …


Kaiju Shakedown: Kuei Chih-hung

Virgins of the Seven Seas

“Put frankly, Kuei was not a big-time director in the Shaw stable,” said screenwriter Szeto On in an interview about Kuei …

Godfrey Cheshire's "Death of Film/Decay of Cinema" Essay | MZS

The following piece was originally published in July of 2014 with a forward by Matt Zoller Seitz. It is being reposted in anticipation of the

Milan Design Week: COS + Snarkitecture: The two organizations teamed up for a simple but dreamy installation at Salone del Mobile

NYC-based design firm Snarkitecture and Swedish clothing retailer COS collaborated on a striking project for Salone del Mobile at this year's Milan Design Week. The installation—made up of thousands of white, individually cut ribbons—allows for exploration of a cavernous space, but the material …


First Person Singular

By Chris Darke in Archive Highlight


Agnès Varda’s parallel career as a short-film essayist

The Gleaners & I

Deep within the bohemian labyrinth of …


Digital Anthology: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

This digital anthology collects 35 years of analysis of Fassbinder's films and profiles of his closest collaborators. From a November/December 1975 …

Photochromia: Sunlight-Sensitive Apparel: Print All Over Me and wearable tech studio The Crated collaborate for futuristic T-shirts and backpacks that react to UV rays

At the moment, companies seem eager to keep wearable technology constrained to a simple accessory around the wrist, but NYC-based wearable tech research studio The Crated, along with digital printing platform Print All Over Me (POAM), have grand plans for smart textiles. The two collaborated on an …

Wearable Tech

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Zaha Hadid’s 3D Printed Flame Heels Among 5 Designs to Re-Invent the Shoe

Zaha Hadid, Fernando Romero, and Ben Van Berkel are making headlines alongside two renowned artists for their 3D printed reinventions of the high …

Zaha Hadid

Art of the Real: Edgardo Cozarinsky

One of Edgardo Cozarinsky’s short stories pivots on a sentence that exemplifies the delicate tone—tender, sympathetic, gently ironic, a little …


Film of the Week: Full Moon in Paris

For me, watching Eric Rohmer’s 1984 film Full Moon in ParisLes Nuits de la Pleine Lune, re-released this week—was a pure dose of that fabled malady, …


23 Free Hitchcock Movies Online

Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense, directed more than 50 feature films during his long career. Today, his work is admired worldwide, and he’s …

The Modernist Gas Stations of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe

Just a few miles from where I live on Los Angeles’ Olympic Boulevard stands the Helios House, which, the name notwithstanding, is a gas station — and …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Watch an Animation of Orson Welles’ Famous Frozen Peas Rant

If you get into a conversation with an Orson Welles enthusiast, try not to mention frozen peas. By now, even those who barely know Welles’ work — …


Casa da Musica / OMA

Architects: OMA
Location: Avenida da Boavista 604, 4050-104 Porto, Portugal
Architect In Charge: Rem Koolhaas and Ellen van Loon
Project Architects: …


CW Sonderoptic announced new Leica M-PL mount converter | Leica News & Rumors

At the 2015 NAB show CW Sonderoptic announced new Leica M-PL mount converter. Additional information:

Announcing the Leica M PL Mount from CW


“Cool School” Finalists Respond to Mongolia’s Extreme Climate

The sixth international competition by Building Trust International, this year’s “Cool School” design competition is in its final stage. Participants …


Teacher Calls Jacques Derrida’s College Admission Essay on Shakespeare “Quite Incomprehensible” (1951)

Click here for larger image, then click again to zoom in.Backstories of famously accomplished people seem incomplete without some past difficulty or …

Cool Stuff

Andy Warhol’s 1965 Film, Vinyl, Adapted from Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange

Surely you’ve seen Stanley Kubrick’s version of A Clockwork Orange. But have you seen Andy Warhol’s? Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel of the robust culture …


Carl Sagan Explains Evolution in an Eight-Minute Animation

Biological evolution: never has a phenomenon so important so lent itself to such clear, understandable, elegant explanations. But just as evolution …


Art of the Real: Edvard Munch by Peter Watkins

Like the work of the artist whose life and times it evokes, Peter Watkins’s 1974 film Edvard Munch comes off as a thing of frayed nerves, passionate …

Edvard Munch

Between Documentary and Fiction: Art of the Real

Narimane Mari’s Bloody Beans, one of the highlights of "Art of the Real"

When discussing documentary cinema in interviews or master classes, the late …


JOINTED CUBE: A Steel Framed Outdoor Installation

Filip Janssens expanded on his 2014 collection of small steel furniture called JOINTED, which was presented at the Design Biennale Interieur …



As the awesome 2015 Ducati Scrambler starts rolling into showrooms, many custom builders are rubbing their hands with excitement for a chance to …


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Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot Perform Outlaw-Inspired Love Song, ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ (1968)

In 1967, two icons of French popular culture went out on a date. It didn’t go well. The usually cool Serge Gainsbourg was so intimidated by Brigitte …

Brigitte Bardot

David Lynch Talks About His 99 Favorite Photographs at Paris Photo 2012

We don’t need to tell you, an Open Culture reader, about the richness of David Lynch’s contribution to motion pictures. But the auteur also has an …

David Lynch

The Masterful Polaroid Pictures Taken by Filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky

Today, digitally empowered to take, view, and share a photograph in the span of seconds, we think nothing of the phrase “ïnstant camera.” But to …

Polaroid Photography