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Category Archives: Film
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
The always spot on cartoonist Grant Snider created this terrific graphic representation of Kurt Vonnegut’s timeless lecture on the shapes of stories.
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
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
Caught Mapping (see below) will likely only be of interest to cartography geeks and serious roadtrippers, but take a gander anyway.
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.
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
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
This wonderful Christmas tale is narrated by none other than Patrick Stewart. Happy Christmas.