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You'll actually want to get sucked into this Boeing 737 engine... chair

Meet the aptly named 737 Cowling Chair from British workshop Fallen Funiture. It is <i>precisely</i> what it sounds like: a chair made out of the cowling of an actual 737 engine, best known for its trademark squat appearance — most airliner engines are round, but the 737's have a little bit of flatness …

Furniture

Vagabund Honda CB450

One of our favorite custom motorbikes ever is the spectacular BMW R100R by Vagabond Moto. Today we showcase another work of art by the Austrian duo, …

Honda

Michel Foucault: Free Lectures on Truth, Discourse & The Self (UC Berkeley, 1980-1983)

Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was an enormously influential French philosopher who wrote, among other things, historical analyses of psychiatry, …

Michel Foucault

Frida Kahlo Writes a Personal Letter to Georgia O'Keeffe After O'Keeffe's Nervous Breakdown (1933) Open Culture

<i>Click for larger image</i><p>Important twentieth-century painters, as every student of art history learns, didn’t tend to sail smoothly through existence. …

Frida Kahlo

Jean-Luc Godard Shoots Marianne Faithfull Singing “As Tears Go By” (1966)

When you want to learn a thing or two about Jean-Luc Godard, you turn to <i>New Yorker</i> film critic Richard Brody. I do, anyway, since the man wrote the …

Jean-Luc Godard

Jim Jarmusch: The Art of the Music in His Films

In the early 1980s, aspiring filmmaker Jim Jarmusch immersed himself in New York’s underground music scene. He played keyboards–a “fairly primitive …

Jim Jarmusch

Werner Herzog Offers 24 Pieces of Filmmaking & Life Advice

<i>Image by Erinc Salor</i><p>There are few filmmakers alive today who have the mystique of Werner Herzog. His feature films and his documentaries are …

Werner Herzog

1966 Film Explores the Making of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (and Our High-Tech Future)

“The following film describes an unusual motion picture now being produced in London for release all over the world starting in 1967.” We hear and …

How French Artists in 1899 Envisioned Life in the Year 2000: Drawing the Future

Atomic physicist Niels Bohr is famously quoted as saying, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” Yet despite years of …

Predictions

Review: Office

“Are you fine being a corporate slave? Are you fine working until you drop?” Though the lines sound like a quote from the recent <i>New York Times</i> expos<i>é</i> …

Entertainment

Film of the Week: Afternoon

Tsai Ming-liang’s recent work has taken him ever further in a minimalist direction. His last feature, <i>Stray Dogs</i> (13), was still visibly anchored to …

Entertainment

Watch 30 Films from the 1970s by Computer Animation Pioneer Lillian F. Schwartz

In the 1970s and 80s, a certain vivid, complex, and slightly frightening computer-graphics aesthetic rose in the zeitgeist. Though it has long passed …

Animation

Discovering Electronic Music: 1983 Documentary Offers a Fun & Educational Introduction to Electronic Music

The late sixties and seventies produced an explosion of electronic music that arrived on the scene as an almost entirely new art form. So much so …

The Paintings of Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa, “the Emperor” of Japanese film, made movies — and in some sense, he never <i>wasn’t</i> making movies. Even when he lacked the resources to …

Akira Kurosawa

Interview: Thomas Vinterberg

There’s a painful scene in <i>The Commune</i>, the latest feature from Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg, in which Anna suggests that her husband’s new (and …

Watch the First Russian Science Fiction Film, Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)

Despite the Soviet Union’s suppression of a great many writers and filmmakers, the communist state nonetheless produced some of the finest film and …

Science Fiction

Astonishing Film of Arthritic Impressionist Painter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1915)

You may never look at a painting by Pierre-August Renoir in quite the same way again after seeing this three-minute film. It didn’t show in his …

Culture

Werner Herzog Picks His 5 Top Films

If one can characterize Stanley Kubrick by his complete control over the medium and his dogged insistence on staying within 30 miles of his house …

Kung Fu & Martial Arts Movies Online

• <b>Black Fist</b> – Free – To make money, a Los Angeles street-fighter goes to work for gangsters. (1975)• <b><br>Blood on the Sun</b> – Free – Starring James Cagney and …

Andy Warhol Shoots “Screen Tests” of Nico, Bob Dylan & Salvador Dalí

Just the other day, I had a chat with a well-known poet who laid out for me his theory that Andy Warhol invented our conception of modern America. …

On Sidney Poitier in Edge of the City (1957)

Sidney Poitier is the most valorized black performer in film history, and also the most patronized. Only the second African American to receive an …

Interview: Julie Dash

It’s been 25 years since the theatrical release of Julie Dash’s <i>Daughters of the Dust</i>, <i></i>which had a week-long run at Film Forum in 1991. Dash’s …

Film of the Week: Cemetery of Splendor

Is it acceptable to fall asleep in movies? It’s certainly unavoidable at times, even with the best intentions and fueled by the strongest coffee, so …

Dream State: Cemetery of Splendor | Apichatpong Weerasethakul

By Violet Lucca in the March/April 2016 Issue<p>Dispensing with the homages to low-budget Thai film and television that gave a distinctive flavor to the …

Interview: Jan Troell

Swedish director Jan Troell, 84, is an outdoor poet, an expansive humanist, and an intuitive psychologist. In movies like <i>Here Is Your Life</i> (66), <i>The</i> …

How the Coen Brothers Put Their Remarkable Stamp on the “Shot Reverse Shot,” the Fundamental Cinematic Technique

Even if you don’t think you know what a shot reverse shot is, you’ve probably seen thousands of them. Tony Zhou, creator of the video essay series</i> …

Culture

Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” Retooled as 1920s New Orleans Jazz

Thanks to the efforts of Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox and singer Miche Braden, the world now knows how heavy metal rockers, Guns N’ Roses sound …

Watch Star Trek: New Voyages: The Original Fan-Made Sequel to the 1960s TV Series

Several weeks back, we featured for you <i>Star Trek Continues,</i> the critically-acclaimed, fan-made sequel to the original TV series, which tries to …