Category Archives: Film

Paper Matters

Many years ago, I tried my hand at paper making. I think that I still have files of homemade paper stashed away somewhere. I wasn’t very good at papermaking, but I developed a real appreciation for the skill involved in … Continue reading

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The Shapes of Stories

The always spot on cartoonist Grant Snider created this terrific graphic representation of Kurt Vonnegut’s timeless lecture on the shapes of stories.

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Bowie In Brooklyn

Tomorrow the critically acclaimed traveling exhibition David Bowie is will open at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City. The retrospective on the late artist’s five-decade career began at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in August 2013 and has been touring ever … Continue reading

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The temple of knowledge

The Temple of Knowledge is a heartwarming video from the folks at StoryCorps that animates Ronald Clark’s memories of his father, who worked for the New York Public Library. Clark’s film tells the story of the time when library caretakers, along … Continue reading

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Road Scholars

Caught Mapping (see below) will likely only be of interest to cartography geeks and serious roadtrippers, but take a gander anyway.

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New York City Exposed

Double Exposure: NYC is a surreal, but oddly meditative fly-over video of my favorite city. The mesmerizing 4K video was shot by the very talented 20 year-old New York photographer Humza Deas. Be sure to watch it in full screen view.

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Happy 200th Anniversary Frankenstein

This week marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s classic science fiction novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. The teenage author created the iconic tale after the poet Byron challenged her to come up with an original … Continue reading

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Choose Love

As many of you enjoy the festive season and celebrate the story of the birth of the world’s most famous refugee child, please take a moment to consider the plight of millions of displaced children around the world. Iranian animator … Continue reading

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Dear Santa

This wonderful Christmas tale is narrated by none other than Patrick Stewart. Happy Christmas.

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Amsterdam is Magical

I’ve had the good fortune to visit Amsterdam many times, in every season. While I love balmy summer days hanging in cafes along the atmospheric canals or lounging in Vondel Park, there is something truly magical about the city in … Continue reading

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