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November 21, 2014

Ursula Le Guin National Book Award acceptance speech

"Ursula K. Le Guin accepts the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th National Book Awards on November 19, 2014."

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R2D2 is particularly dapper

Tudor superheroes.

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Dead Can Dance - Rising of the Moon

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November 20, 2014

Inside Chanel - Paris by Chanel

"Immerse yourself in the street where it all began, la rue Cambon. Leave the black and white sobriety of the Haute Couture salon and enter the baroque world of Mademoiselle’s apartment. Then, indulge at the Ritz, before opening the door of 18, Place Vendôme to discover the world of Fine Jewelry. Finally, gaze upon the monumental theater of the CHANEL fashion shows: the Grand Palais."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 06:29 AM

Bill Cunningham - Autumnal Mood

"I'm not looking for a trend, I'm just looking for people who look great. ... And people say there's no fashion today. Are they out of their heads? It's as great as it ever was. People always say 'Oh, in the past it was so marvelous.' Baloney! It's just as marvelous today if you open your eyes and look"

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 06:28 AM

Jennifer Davies - Choke

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

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November 19, 2014

Hieroglyphic Films - Something Real

A fan film set in the Culture.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:24 AM

Maple Guardian

"Seven years earlier I had obtained an application to the Canadian War Artists program; I had been fascinated by official war artists and their work for years, and wanted to see if I could contribute to the incredible work that had been done by people like Paul Nash, Charles Comfort and Alex Colville. But my wife was pregnant with our first child at the time and pointed out that it would have been the worst possible time for me to follow this distinctly inconvenient and even remotely dangerous dream."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:23 AM

Kleerup feat. Jenny Wilson - Nothing Left To Die For

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November 18, 2014

James Cooper - Interview With a Time Traveler (2014)

"A time traveler meets with a journalist in a hotel room under the guise of sharing their story for an article, but what the journalist doesn't know is that the time traveler has an ulterior motive for inviting him that will change his life forever."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:04 AM

Choose your own adventure

The American canon.

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

"The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:02 AM

Phantom - Wanna

NSFW unofficial videoclip: Gapar Noé - Enter the Void.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:01 AM

November 17, 2014

Burberry - From London With Love

"The Burberry festive film is inspired by the golden age of cinematic musicals. It tells the tale of a young couple falling in love, against a theatrical backdrop of London."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 04:14 AM

Bill Cunningham - Autumnal Mood

"I'm not looking for a trend, I'm just looking for people who look great. ... And people say there's no fashion today. Are they out of their heads? It's as great as it ever was. People always say 'Oh, in the past it was so marvelous.' Baloney! It's just as marvelous today if you open your eyes and look"

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 04:13 AM

Dior Homme Collection Spring 2015

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Neboscrub - Burnt Light

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November 16, 2014

Sainsbury's Christmas 2014

"To me, the Christmas truce between British and German soldiers in 1914 is, literally, sacred. It was the last hour of Christian Europe, a tragic failure. If only they had continued it by throwing down their guns and walking away in their thousands to their homes and families, their proper work and their peaceful, happy lives, we would have been spared so much loss and ruin."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:21 AM

November 15, 2014

Tartine Bread

"4SP Films created this short documentary for the launch of Tartine Bread, in which celebrated baker Chad Robertson reveals the process behind the most sought-after loaf in San Francisco."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 09:49 AM

Don't look down

Tower Bridge is the latest monument to foist a glass walkway upon the tourists of the world.

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Marion Cotillard - Snapshot in LA

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November 14, 2014

Curtis Harrington - The Wormwood Star (1955)

"It’s certainly no slight to the late director Curtis Harrington to describe The Wormwood Star, his visually arresting 1955 portrait of occult artist/beatnik weirdo Marjorie Cameron as being 'Anger-esque' considering that he’d served as the cinematographer for Kenneth Anger’s Puce Moment and that it stars Cameron, one of Anger’s most well-known cinematic avatars (Cameron famously played 'The Scarlet Woman' in Inauguration of The Pleasure Dome and Harrington himself portrayed 'Cesare the Somnambulist' in that film."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 09:59 AM

To change your behaviour, change your environment

"The impact that external stimuli can have on behavior is well-known. I have written previously about choice architecture and how it can be used to drive better health habits."

Via Five Feet of Fury.

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Other Lives - For 12

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November 13, 2014

MOCAtv - Marjorie Cameron

"'There was a time when art was an assault on what art was, and practices were motivated by an elated passion for regions of the mind that amaze the vision more than the eyes. Cameron [b. Marjorie Cameron, Belle Plaine, Iowa, 1922; d. Los Angeles, 1995] was of a time of heedless belief in the power of art to invent and celebrate new ways of representation and being. Her work oscillates between the psychedelic and surreal and defies a conventional understanding of modernity as a logical notion of progress in art. She reminds us of how little we perceive of our existence and how much our mind, if fully explored, awakens an alternative knowledge."

- Philippe Vergne, Director, MOCA

Scarlet Woman: "Meet Cameron, the countercultural icon who bewitched Los Angeles."

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Skull Towel

"Black cotton towel with hand stitched edges; features placed multiple skull pattern, all round skull frame and Alexander McQueen logo in medium grey."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 06:23 AM

Sucré - Young And Free

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November 12, 2014

MOCAtv - The Artist's Studio: David Benjamin Sherry

"David Benjamin Sherry journeys to Joshua Tree National Park, California, to breathe new life into the art historical tradition of landscape photography. Like Ansel Adams and Edward Weston before him, Sherry—a recent transplant to Southern California—hikes into the wilderness carrying a large-format camera, an analog device that captures the landscape in painstaking detail. Yet unlike the naturalists, Sherry sees the rock formations and dramatic vistas through a lens of humanity, perhaps as symbols of what scientists refer to as the anthropocene, or geological age of man. Printed in bright, sensational color, his photographs—part of a series titled Climate Vortex Sutra—are "magical and alchemical," a depiction of the natural world yet unseen."

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Grief’s geography

"Mapping 6,160 Torontonians killed in three wars."

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AKW - The Hunt

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November 11, 2014

Leonard Wong - The Nail

"A genuine embodiment of the simplest yet most effective design that binds structures together. Throughout the ages, the nail has changed little since the days of the Egyptians in 3400 BC. Leonard Wong aims to maintain a refined minimalistic elegance which is illimitable to time in an ever changing fashion world."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 09:54 AM

Existential fatigue

"Considered one of the Institut Français's grandest foreign institutions, Villa Kujoyama was shuttered in 2012, 'not so much due to structural worries,' the Guardian writes, but 'more out of existential fatigue.'"

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Sheep, Dog & Wolf - Glare

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