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Erotic engravings from a poem celebrating sex, 1825

Erotic engravings from a poem celebrating sex, 1825

Volumes of vintage erotica are wasted on academics. Just think how many beautiful books filled with lusty, erotic engravings are moldering away under lock and key in some dark, dusty…

David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’: How Berlin Shaped Eclectic 1977 Masterpiece

David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’: How Berlin Shaped Eclectic 1977 Masterpiece

Fully settled in Berlin, with a work system established and in a far better place, physically and emotionally, than he’d been in years, David Bowie completed the second LP in his Berlin…

10 Reasons Why “2001: A Space Odyssey” Is The Greatest Sci-fi Movie of All Time

10 Reasons Why “2001: A Space Odyssey” Is The Greatest Sci-fi Movie of All Time

Next year will be the 50th Anniversary of one of the greatest films ever to be put on the silver screen, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Made in 1968,…

‘Blade Runner 2049’: Welcome to the Age of Peak Dystopia Fatigue

‘Blade Runner 2049’: Welcome to the Age of Peak Dystopia Fatigue

We have seen things you people wouldn’t believe. A cult classic have its reputation re-evaluated and restored by a series of fan-fueled screenings long after it was unceremoniously “retired” from…

The 30 Most Influential Movies In Cinema History

The 30 Most Influential Movies In Cinema History

These days, many people, particularly cinephiles, or simply just people with a special and more than fleeting and/or passing interest in cinema, may wonder, “Where should I begin in regards…

The Binary Code of Body and Spirit: Computing Pioneer Alan Turing on Mortality

The Binary Code of Body and Spirit: Computing Pioneer Alan Turing on Mortality

“The body provides something for the spirit to look after and use.” “The void horrifies: so we are all immortal,” Simone de Beauvoir scoffed at the religious escapism of immortality in…

The Kailasa Temple: the world’s largest monolithic structure carved from one piece of rock

The Kailasa Temple: the world’s largest monolithic structure carved from one piece of rock

We see ancient edifices around the globe, like thе pyramids in Egypt, Borobudur in Indonesia, and the Pyramid of the Sun in the Valley of Mexico, and we ask ourselves,…