Thinking Out Loud

By Krisnamurti Lumenta | Architecture / film / leica / cultural studies

Download 36 Dadaist Magazines from the The Digital Dada Archive (Plus Other Avant-Garde Books, Leaflets & Ephemera)

In searching for a treasure trove of publications springing from the avant-garde, deliberately irrational, early 20th-century European "anti-art" art …

Art

Blade Runner 2049’s New Making-Of Featurette Gives You a Sneak Peek Inside the Long-Awaited Sequel

All of us who excitedly write about <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, the upcoming sequel to <i>Blade Runner</i>, have at some point described the film as "long-awaited." …

Science Fiction

The Sound of Avant Garde Jazz: Stream 35 Hours of Experimental Jazz by Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane & More

Jazz has become institutionalized, for both good and ill. On the upside, it has found a permanent home in prestigious performing arts centers like …

Jazz

Albert Einstein Writes the 1949 Essay “Why Socialism?” and Attempts to Find a Solution to the “Grave Evils of Capitalism”

Albert Einstein was a complicated human being, with a wide range of interests. His personality seemed balanced between a certain chilliness when it …

Capitalism

An Animated Introduction to Stoicism, the Ancient Greek Philosophy That Lets You Lead a Happy, Fulfilling Life

Forever known, it seems, as keeping a “stiff upper lip,” Stoicism—like its predecessor, Cynicism—is an ancient school of Greek philosophy that has …

Greek Philosophy

The Female Pioneers of the Bauhaus Art Movement: Discover Gertrud Arndt, Marianne Brandt, Anni Albers & Other Forgotten Innovators

You'd be forgiven for assuming that the Bauhaus, the modern art and design movement that emerged from the eponymous German art school in the 1920s …

Architecture

A Quiet Country Home in the South of France with Incredible Views

On a small plot of land, sandwiched between a vineyard shed, a driveway, and a main street, the Quiet House is a project by Artelabo in a village in …

Architecture

Experience Modern Architecture in Japan with the Contemporary Art + Architecture Tour

Every year, CA+AT (Contemporary Art + Architecture Tour) brings a select group of creative people on a curated journey to discover the best …

Architecture

Honda GL500-JPN

Our custom motorbike crush today comes from Germany´s Motoism Customs, a workshop ran by two talented brothers. They wanted to create an urban and …

Motorcycles

Soarigami Armrest Divider

Soarigami is a genius way to stop airplane armrest battles for good, a folding device that extends and divides the paltry elbow room of your shared …

Travel

1989 Porsche 911 Turbo

The Porsche 911 is arguably one of the best sports car ever made. It has undergone continuous development since its debut in 1963, though the basic …

Porsche

Review: Beatriz at Dinner | Miguel Arteta

By Violet Lucca in the May/June 2017 Issue<p>Miguel Arteta and Mike White seem unlikely candidates to produce this generation’s <i>Rules of the Game</i>, but, …

Film of the Week: Funeral Parade of Roses

Toshio Matsumoto’s 1969 film <i>Funeral Parade of Roses</i> is a heady affair, especially when seen in our aesthetically and politically conservative times. …

Art

Interview: Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola’s housebound sixth feature <i>The Beguiled</i> adapts the novel of the same name by Thomas P. Cullinan that was the basis for the 1971 film …

Sofia Coppola

Deep Focus: Baby Driver

In <i>Baby Driver</i>, Edgar Wright drapes the bare-bones structure of crime movies like Jean-Pierre Melville’s <i>Le Samourai</i> or Walter Hill’s <i>The Driver</i> with a …

Baby Driver

Film of the Week: My Journey Through French Cinema

A few years ago, at the Morelia International Film Festival in Mexico, I attended a joint master class shared by Bertrand Tavernier and Stephen …

France

Deep Focus: Maudie and Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe

The Nova Scotia painter Maud Lewis was a North American primitive, a self-taught folk artist who created eye-popping pastoral scenes from memory and …

Buenos Aires

Film of the Week: The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

Errol Morris’s interview films are notorious for using his device the “Interrotron”—devised for getting subjects to talk directly to camera, and …

Photography

An Introduction to Jean-Luc Godard’s Innovative Filmmaking Through Five Video Essays

Even though Jean-Luc Godard turned 86 this past Saturday, cinema scholar David Bordwell would no doubt still call him "the youngest filmmaker at work …

How To Understand a Picasso Painting: A Video Primer

Sometimes it’s hard for the untrained eye to figure out what exactly is going on in a Picasso.<p>Fortunately, the artist leaned toward informative, …

Italian Pianist Ludovico Einaudi Plays a Grand Piano While Floating in the Middle of the Arctic Ocean

Above, watch Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi perform an original composition, "Elegy for the Arctic," on a grand piano, floating right …

Ansel Adams, Photographer: 1958 Documentary Captures the Creative Process of the Iconic American Photographer

America has specialized in both the beautiful and the terrible, inspiring awe of every positive and negative variety. That goes for both the human …

Man Ray Creates a “Surrealist Chessboard,” Featuring Portraits of Surrealist Icons: Dalí, Breton, Picasso, Magritte, Miró & Others (1934)

Like most artists, Emmanuel Radnitzky had more than one major interest in his life. We who know him as Man Ray usually first encounter him through …

How Stanley Kubrick Made His Masterpieces: An Introduction to His Obsessive Approach to Filmmaking

As each semester in my film course rolls around, it’s more and more apparent how time depletes the pop culture currency of those directors who did …

Stanley Kubrick

Film of the Week: Always Shine

Readers of an august cinephile organ like this would probably balk at seeing a film called <i>Always Shine</i> unless they suspected the title was ironic. …

Film of the Week: Son of Joseph

A publisher’s wronged wife suspiciously picks up a pair of discarded black lace panties from her husband’s office floor. We know they’re his …

Film of the Week: Lost and Beautiful

Pietro Marcello’s <i>Lost and Beautiful</i> is what you might call a UFO of a film—in this case, an Unidentified Folkloric Object. It’s partly a documentary, …

Deep Focus: La La Land

Everything about <i>La La Land</i> balances the retro and the cutting-edge, including the title phrase, which has a definite 1980s ring to it but may be …

MAG-LEV Audio Levitating Turntable Is An Uplifting Concept

A Slovenian team of designers and audio engineers going by the name of MAG-LEV Audio obviously believe the future of vinyl still has plenty of …

Vinyl Records