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Virginia Woolf on the Language of Film and the Evils of Cinematic Adaptations of Literature
Virginia Woolf on the Language of Film and the Evils of Cinematic Adaptations of Literature

“The eye licks it all up instantaneously, and the brain, agreeably titillated, settles down to watch things happening without bestirring itself to think.”

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Obey: How the Rise of Mass Propaganda Killed Populism
Obey: How the Rise of Mass Propaganda Killed Populism

“A populace that can no longer find the words to articulate what is happening to it is cut off from rational discourse.”

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Head Garden: A Lyrical Animated Film by Lilli Carré
Head Garden: A Lyrical Animated Film by Lilli Carré

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The Story of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust Character
The Story of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust Character

The curious rise, rise, and retirement of one of pop culture’s greatest cults.

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The Distance of the Moon: Beautiful Israeli Animated Film Based on the Italo Calvino Classic
The Distance of the Moon: Beautiful Israeli Animated Film Based on the Italo Calvino Classic

“Ahh… we went to collect the Moon milk.”

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Jules Verne: Prophet of Science Fiction
Jules Verne: Prophet of Science Fiction

How the father of science fiction presaged airplanes, submersible warfare, space travel, and fuel cells.

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Life in Five Seconds: Minimalist Pictogram Summaries of Pop Culture and Historical Events
Life in Five Seconds: Minimalist Pictogram Summaries of Pop Culture and Historical Events

From The Matrix to Marie Antoinette’s execution, irreverent visual synopses of pop culture staples.

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A Brief History of Time: Rare 1991 Errol Morris Documentary About Stephen Hawking, Free Online
A Brief History of Time: Rare 1991 Errol Morris Documentary About Stephen Hawking, Free Online

For the celebrated cosmologist’s birthday, revisiting a near-forgotten trifecta of genius.

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The Overview Effect and the Psychology of Cosmic Awe
The Overview Effect and the Psychology of Cosmic Awe

The spirituality of space exploration as self-exploration.

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Ways of Seeing: John Berger’s Classic 1972 BBC Critique of Consumer Culture
Ways of Seeing: John Berger’s Classic 1972 BBC Critique of Consumer Culture

Gender roles, the elusive promises of advertising, and what oil painting has to do with the publicity machine.

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