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The only TV I really love is Korean TV, and I’m not Korean

I didn’t plan to be a black woman into Korean entertainment. It started about six months ago on a bleak, snowy winter day: I googled something like …

TV

Kabul Art Project

<b>KABUL ART PROJECT – Contemporary Art from Afghanistan</b><p>Scarcely anything allows such a deep insight into the thoughts and emotions of the new Afghan …

Afghanistan

A Tale of Two Wolves: Men, Masculinity and Violence - Photographs and text by Pete Muller | LensCulture

<i>After Pete Muller was named a finalist in the LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards, he then went on to win first prize in the “General News, stories” category at World Press Photo. In Amsterdam, at the World Press Photo Award Days, we had the chance to sit down with Muller and learn more about</i> …

Patriarchal

Sartre, Heidegger, Nietzsche: Documentary Presents Three Philosophers in Three Hours

"Human, All Too Human" is a three-hour BBC series from 1999, about the lives and work of Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-Paul Sartre. …

Umberto Eco’s How To Write a Thesis: A Witty, Irreverent & Highly Practical Guide Now Out in English

<i>Image by Università Reggio Calabria, released under a C BY-SA 3.0 license.</i><p>In general, the how-to book—whether on beekeeping, piano-playing, or …

Walter Benjamin

Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place …

265 Free Documentaries Online

900 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

<b>Barrie, JM</b> - Peter Pan - Free iTunes - Free MP3<p><b>Barrodale, Amie</b> - "William Wei" (read by James Franco) - Free MP3<p><b>Barthelme, Donald</b> - “Chablis” (read …

Charismatic Psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan Gives Public Lecture (1972)

The footage above is from an extremely rare – and unexpectedly entertaining – video of the philosopher and psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan (1901-1981), …

Elmore Leonard’s Ultimate Guide for Would-Be Writers

"If it sounds like writing," says Elmore Leonard, "I rewrite it."<p>Leonard's writing sounds the way people talk. It rings true. In novels like <i>Get …

Slavoj Žižek Publishes a Very Clearly Written Essay-Length Response to Chomsky’s “Brutal” Criticisms

Fur has flown, claws and teeth were bared, and folding chairs were thrown! But of course I refer to the bristly exchange between those two stars of …

Interview: Martha Rosler

We sat down with artist Martha Rosler to talk about how her work has changed, the message she’s trying to send with her art and her advice for young performance artists.<p>Read the interview and catch her work at the Bronx Museum’s exhibition, <i>State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970!</i>

16 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 …

Alfred Hitchcock

Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds.<p>Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde …

Ulysses : James Joyce : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming

James Joyce Reads a Passage From Ulysses, 1924

Today is "Bloomsday," the traditional day for book lovers to celebrate James Joyce's masterpiece, <i>Ulysses</i> (text -- audio). To mark the occasion we …

Size Matters

Teaching about scale and its importance in a work of art is a tricky thing for art educators. Let’s face it: most teachers with 25 or 30 kids in the …

A Brief History of Sacrifice

June marks the closing of <i>Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective</i> at the Whitney Museum of American Art and <i>Ana Mendieta: Late Works 1981-85</i> at Galerie Lelong, both …

Zaha Hadid's Sleek Metro Station in Saudia Arabia

World renowned architect Zaha Hadid has just won a competition to design the new metro station for Saudia Arabia's capital city Riyadh. The city's population has doubled since 1990 and is now home to more than 5 million people. Due to this large influx of citizens, the city has now started planning …

Zaha Hadid

Sculptural Installation Reveals Ai Weiwei's Incarceration

<i>S.A.C.R.E.D.</i> is a six-part sculptural installation by renowneed Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei presenting stationary scenes from his publicly reported 81-day incarceration in 2011. At the time of his arrest and imprisonment in China, details of the artist's whereabouts were scarce as the …

Art

Of Consequence: Santiago Sierra’s “Veterans” at Team Gallery

Santiago Sierra’s third solo exhibition at Team Gallery, <i>Veterans,</i> displays nine photographs of war veterans standing in corners. All that is visible …

Haruki Murakami Translates The Great Gatsby, the Novel That Influenced Him Most

Given the prominence of "Gatsby" brand men's hair products over there, I can't claim that F. Scott Fitzgerald's doomed literary icon of the American …

Watch Picasso Create Entire Paintings in Magnificent Time-Lapse Film (1956)

How did Pablo Picasso do it? Art historians have spent much time and many words answering that question, but in the video above, you can watch the …

Ricky Gervais Presents “Learn Guitar with David Brent”

To help celebrate YouTube's first Comedy Week, Ricky Gervais has revived David Brent, the bumbling "Regional Manager" that ran the Wernham Hogg Paper …