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Exploding Cinema: the DIY projectors

The UK’s original squat-punk alt.film night that will screen almost anything almost anywhere<p>Ships, churches, car parks, roofs, drained swimming pools, bank vaults, derelict coaches… Exploding Cinema will put on a film screening just about anywhere in the UK. Well, except for actually in a cinema. …

The Disgrace of Our Criminal Justice

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption<p>by Bryan Stevenson<p>Spiegel and Grau, 336 pp., $28.00<p>The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: …

What Lurks in the Dark Corners

<i>The mothers don’t know where I am. I see them occasionally turning in circles, looking for me. They lean their heads close together and talk behind</i> …

Inconspicuous Consumption

While volunteering for the Peace Corps in Ukraine in 2010, I contracted a severe version of drug-resistant tuberculosis. Two years of painful, isolating treatment taught me the vital role social media may play in finally eradicating this disease.

Immune System

Sci-Fi Is for Everyone: Six Stories About Marginalized Groups in Science Fiction

Genre literature has power. Mainstream science fiction, historically, has a representation problem. (Why are there no black people in the future? Or, …

What Happened to All the Music Blogs? Wild Honey Pie Embraces a New Model

<b>The first time I see Eric Weiner,</b> the man behind the odd music-video-website-cum-branded-content-agency The Wild Honey Pie, he’s emerging from a …

Life Sentence

<b>TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS AGO,</b> Tez Anderson left his apartment in the Castro, walked four blocks to a local clinic and was told he had HIV.<p>“Going up the …

Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2014. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …

Confessions of a Mortician – Matter – Medium

Caleb Wilde is a sixth-generation funeral director who wants to reacquaint us all with the uncomfortable, eye-opening realities of death. It’ll make …

Read 9 Free Books By Noam Chomsky Online

The gross and ever-increasing degree of economic inequality in the United States has become a phenomenon that even the country’s elites can no longer …

Learn 48 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More

<i>How to learn languages for free? This collection features lessons in 48 languages, including Spanish</i><i>, French</i><i>, English</i><i>, Mandarin</i><i>, Italian</i><i>, Russian</i> <i>and</i> …

Language Learning

The Best Animated Films of All Time, According to Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam knows something about animation. For years, he produced wonderful animations for Monty Python (watch his cutout animation primer here) …

Discover the 1950s & 1960s Computer & Cut-Up Animation of Pioneering Filmmaker Stan VanDerBeek

Hey, lovers of animation and experimental film: do you know the name Stan VanDerBeek? If not, you'll enjoy learning it, for more reasons than that it …

H.P. Lovecraft Highlights the 20 “Types of Mistakes” Young Writers Make

H.P. Lovecraft is remembered as a brilliant fantasist, a creator of a completely unique universe of horror. He’s also remembered, unfortunately, as a …

135 Free Philosophy eBooks

<b>Boethius -</b> Consolation of Philosophy<p><b>Burke, Edmund</b> - On the Sublime and Beautiful<p><b>Camus, Albert</b> - The Stranger<p><b>Carroll, Lewis</b> - Symbolic Logic<p><b>Carroll,</b> …

Friedrich Nietzsche

Watch Dziga Vertov’s Unsettling Soviet Toys: The First Soviet Animated Movie Ever (1924)

Dziga Vertov is best known for his dazzling city symphony <i>A Man with a Movie Camera</i>, which was ranked by <i>Sight and Sound</i> magazine as the 8th best movie …

33 Sci-Fi Stories by Philip K. Dick as Free Audio Books & Free eBooks

"Adjustment Team"<p>“Beyond the Door”<p>"Beyond Lies the Wub”<p>"Breakfast at Twilight"<p>"Exhibit Piece"<p>"Foster You're Dead"<p>"Human Is"<p>"James P. …

Extensive Archive of Avant-Garde & Modernist Magazines (1890-1939) Now Available Online

Having once been involved in the founding of an arts magazine, I have experienced intimately the ways in which such an endeavor can depend upon a …