Watch this. Our nine-point guide to spotting a dodgy statistic. The best nonfiction books add up to a biography of our culture. Once upon a time, the educated reader in, for example, the 17th or even the 18th century could load an essential library of classics on to a horse and cart.
Even in Victorian times, you could easily masquerade as well-read with a wagonload of books. Today, you might fill a container truck with all the titles you considered to be representative of the western intellectual tradition – and still find yourself playing catch-up. Today, in what I have described elsewhere on this site as a golden age of reading, there are so many books to investigate, in so many genres: popular culture, anthropology, biography, travelogue, philosophy, reportage, history, memoir and on and on.
CLORE. Inspiration. Frost/Nixon: A Dishonorable Distortion of History. It’s not surprising that the movie Frost/Nixon is receiving rave reviews.
Like the eponymous smash play it’s based on, it tells a dramatic story of a clash of two interesting figures (one of them absolutely riveting), with two richly talented actors, Frank Langella as Richard Nixon and Michael Sheen as David Frost. The film is even more powerful than the play because of the effects of motion-picture techniques - size, penetrating close-ups, film clips, variegated scenery, and simply more action. But mainly size: everyone and everything is bigger - even eyeballs. Food for thought: the art of eating with Olafur Eliasson.
On my way to lunch with Olafur Eliasson at his Berlin studio, I bump into him outside the lift.
“Good to meet you,” he beams. “We only usually get strange art people here. Melissa Fleming: A boat carrying 500 refugees sunk at sea. The story of two survivors.
Tom Odell - Another Love (Zwette Edit) Food. A Letter to a Conservative Mother From a Transgender Woman. Thank you for your letter.
Thank you for taking the time to write me. And thank you for speaking to your son. He is young and certainly this subject deserves clarification. You spoke about God and you spoke about retribution and you spoke about choices. Here is my attempt at what I know and what I believe to be true. Here it is, to the best of my ability. Choice and God are certainly intertwined. God is a question, not an answer. iCloud - Download "IMG_0265.MOV" Anylises online profile to advise how to communicate. Les 7 doigts - REVERSIBLE (Création 2016)
NICOLAS GAVINO (@nicolasgavino) Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy. Say hi to Lucy.
Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She’s also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y. I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group—I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A GYPSY is a unique brand of yuppie, one who thinks they are the main character of a very special story. Noam Chomsky On Surviving The 21st Century. Twentieth-century theatre. Throughout the century, the artistic reputation of theatre improved after being derided throughout the 19th century.
However, the growth of other media, especially film, has resulted in a diminished role within culture at large. In light of this change, theatrical artists have been forced to seek new ways to engage with society. The various answers offered in response to this have prompted the transformations that make up its modern history. Developments in areas like Gender theory and postmodern philosophy identified and created subjects for the theatre to explore. These sometimes explicitly meta-theatrical performances were meant to confront the audience's perceptions and assumptions in order to raise questions about their society. Although largely developing in Europe and North America through the beginning of the century, the next 50 years saw an embrace of non-Western theatrical forms. Realism The original company of the Moscow Art Theatre in 1899 Russia Modernism
Videography. 15 DOCUMENTARY FEATURES ADVANCE IN 2015 OSCAR® RACE. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards®.
One hundred twenty-four films were originally submitted in the category. The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Amy,” On the Corner Films“Best of Enemies,” Tremolo Productions and Media Ranch“Cartel Land,” Our Time Projects and The Documentary Group“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” Jigsaw Productions“He Named Me Malala,” Parkes-MacDonald and Little Room“Heart of a Dog,” Canal Street Communications“The Hunting Ground,” Chain Camera Pictures“Listen to Me Marlon,” Passion Pictures“The Look of Silence,” Final Cut for Real“Meru,” Little Monster Films“3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets,” Motto Pictures, Lakehouse Films, and Actual Films“We Come as Friends,” Adelante Films and KGP - Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production“What Happened, Miss Simone?