Writing for Quartz, Anne Quito on Scott Dadich’s new Netflix docu-series on design, Abstract: Design is the animating force behind brands, buildings and interfaces, and so an engrossing series that explains to a general audience what actually goes on behind the scenes was long overdue. Many designers hoped that Netflix’s Abstract: The Art of Design […]
Frank Chimero on Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky: When the world is brash, fast, and stupid, we must seek out what is quiet, slow, and intelligent to brace ourselves against the world’s madness. I have been under the influence of Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky’s movies for the last few weeks, finding them to be a source […]
The Rogue One trailer cut with Sabotage by the Beastie Boys. I approve.
Here’s the official trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: I’m enjoying this new tradition of putting out better movies than the shitty prequels George Lucas made (granted, the bar was pretty low).
Mike and Bryan discuss Batman v Superman and end with some thoughts on that dirtbag Trump. Subscribe on iTunes (or listen online)
Allegory of the Cave is one of my favorite stories in philosophy. This visual essay is an interesting interpretation of it. I would not have guessed what it was inspired by if I hadn’t been told. via Laughing Squid
The numbers don’t lie. via Reddit
I few days ago I explained why I’m not a fan of movie reboots. It seems I’m not alone. News broke this past week that the character Sulu is revealed to be gay in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond and the actor who originally played Sulu, and who has been openly gay since 2005 — […]
‘Ghostbusters’ backlash is about more than sexism, says producer Ivan Reitman: The Ghostbusters reboot has received criticism questioning the need for a reboot, as well as the decision to cast four women as the ghostbusting stars. For his part, Reitman thinks the backlash has more to do with nostalgia than anger over a perception that […]
“Hooper: the original, Instagram hipster.”
Over the weekend New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham died. As someone whose father bought the Sunday New York Times every weekend, Cunningham was a part of my life before I knew who he was. When I moved to the East Village in 2000 I continued my father’s habit of buying the Times every Sunday. […]