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Designing Silence. “Ideally, for me, the perfect sound film has zero tracks.

Designing Silence

You try to get the audience to a point, somehow, where they can imagine the sound. They hear the sound in their minds, and it really isn’t on the track at all. Hemingway on Writing, Knowledge, and the Dangers of Ego. “Writing, at its best, is a lonely life,” Hemingway proclaimed in his short and memorable 1954 Nobel acceptance speech.

Hemingway on Writing, Knowledge, and the Dangers of Ego

In Death in the Afternoon (public library) — Hemingway’s exquisite 1932 meditation on the tradition of bullfighting, “the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure classic beauty” of which served as profound inspiration for his art — the celebrated author offers some timeless wisdom on the discipline, dignity, and craft of writing. In an observation particularly applicable to the sensationalist faux-grandeur of web journalism, Hemingway admonishes against the cult of the epic: This too to remember.

If a man writes clearly enough any one can see if he fakes. Download 100,000+ Images From The History of Medicine, All Free Courtesy of The Wellcome Library. The Wellcome Library, in London, specializes in the history of medicine.

Download 100,000+ Images From The History of Medicine, All Free Courtesy of The Wellcome Library

While the institution has long offered a good digital collection for browsing, the library announced yesterday that they are making more than 100,000 historical images free to download under a Creative Commons CC-BY license. (Users can distribute, edit, or remix at will; the license even allows for commercial use, with attribution.) Google Arts & Culture. Cargando Explora historias y colecciones de todas partes del mundo.

Google Arts & Culture

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the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum : Free Texts : Download & Streaming

Guggenheim Museum. Books with Full-Text Online. "The 1688 Paradise Lost and Dr.

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Aldrich": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 6 (1972) Boorsch, Suzanne (1972) 20th-Century Art: A Resource for Educators Paul, Stella (1999) 82nd & Fifth The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2013) Shooting People. Festival Focus: London Film Festival Programme Preview Posted September 6th, 2016 by Matt Turner The BFI’s London Film Festival have unleashed their programme for this year’s edition, and as well as offering a bumper programme of regular features, shorts, experimental works and newly restored archive treasures, they’re building a temporary 800 seat theatre to home more film fans in the capital.

Shooting People

The 2016 edition takes a special focus on diversity, directing the annual Network @ LFF for emerging filmmakers specifically towards minority entrants, opening with Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom, and closes with the commencement of the BFI’s three month focus on black actors – Black Star. Film Riot. Modern Art Movements, Artists, Ideas and Topics. Philip Bloom - DP, Director, Filmmaker. Lights Film School Filmmaking Blog - How to Make Great Videos. Screenwriter and author John August. The craft of screenwriting, movies, Hollywood, and the creative life. Vincent Laforet's Blog. The Post Lab. Blog – Fenchel & Janisch. Virtual Library (Publications Getty) The 100 Best Characters in Fiction Since 1900. "10 Pieces of Non-Advice for Young People" by Lara Avery - Revolver. A reductive list for the sake of keeping up the illusion of order. 10.

"10 Pieces of Non-Advice for Young People" by Lara Avery - Revolver

If you are too sad to function, do something nice for someone else. بسام حجار: القصيدة التي خسرناها باكراً À nos amours: The Ties That Wound - From the Current. Making Comics: Script Format. Free eBooks: Read All of Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past on the Centennial of Swann’s Way. “We seem to be reaching a point in history where Ulysses (1922) is talked or written about more than read,” writes Wayne Wolfson at Outsideleft in an essay on James Joyce and Marcel Proust, whose Swann’s Way, the first in his seven-volume cycle Remembrance of Things Past (À la recherche du temps perdu), turns 100 today.

Free eBooks: Read All of Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past on the Centennial of Swann’s Way

This observation might have applied to Proust’s enormous modernist feat at all times in its history. Though Proust was fêted by high culture patrons and writers like Violet and Sydney Schiff, it’s hard to imagine these busy socialites secluding themselves for several months to catch up with a 4,000-page modernist masterwork. A book that changed me. How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing” What does love mean, exactly?

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who has ever taken this wholehearted leap of faith knows that love remains a mystery — perhaps the mystery of the human experience. Find Out What Makes You Tick. Remembering George Carlin. Commemorating the late comedian on his birthday, Mouwafak Chourbagui waxes lyrical about his genius and introduces us to some of his best moments.

I was introduced to my beloved Girgis by my friend Karim just under a decade ago. We were procrastinating on the internet at his place in Maadi, trying to cure our boredom with countless brainless videos, when suddenly an inspired idea pops into his mind and he tells me “Let’s watch George Carlin. نجيب محفوظ. Simone Weil on Attention and Grace. “Attention without feeling,” Mary Oliver wrote in her beautiful elegy for her soul mate, “is only a report.” Simone Weil on Temptation, the Key to Discipline, and How to Be a Complete Human Being. “The nature of moral judgments depends on our capacity for paying attention,” Susan Sontag wrote in contemplating our moral responsibility as human beings. This relationship between morality and attention was a primary concern for French philosopher and political activist Simone Weil (February 3, 1909–August 24, 1943) — one of the most incisive thinkers of the past century, who dedicated her short life to the dual task of refining the truth of the human experience and alleviating its suffering, then pursued that task with the uncommon combination of transcendent idealism and piercing lucidity.

Her ideas influenced such luminaries as Sontag, Iris Murdoch, Flannery O’Connor, and Cornel West. At the age of nineteen, she placed first in France’s competitive exam for certification in “General Philosophy and Logic”; Simone de Beauvoir placed second. Albert Camus — himself a man of strong opinions on our greatest moral obligation — referred to her as “the only great spirit of our times.”