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Inside Giacometti’s studio

Inside Giacometti’s studio

Giacometti moved to his studio at 46 Rue Hippolyte-Maindron in Montparnasse, in December 1926. Open most of the time to friends, acquaintances and even strangers who happened to knock at the…

The Persistence of Prog Rock

The Persistence of Prog Rock

In April, 1971, Rolling Stone reviewed the début album by a band with a name better suited to a law firm: Emerson, Lake & Palmer. The reviewer liked what he heard, although…

‘Se7eN’: A Rain-drenched, Somber, Gut-wrenching thriller that restored David Fincher’s faith in filmmaking

‘Se7eN’: A Rain-drenched, Somber, Gut-wrenching thriller that restored David Fincher’s faith in  filmmaking

Slightly more than 22 years ago, David Fincher, a talented filmmaker who made music videos and commercials and was left by his directorial stint on his first feature Alien 3…

John Ford — the bright and dark side to the finest director in history

John Ford —  the bright and dark side to the finest director in history

This once-famous name may be unfamiliar to millennials, but even those with the remotest interest in film should discover him and his astounding body of work. Among the top directors…

Pink Floyd Plays in Venice on a Massive Floating Stage in 1989

Pink Floyd Plays in Venice on a Massive Floating Stage in 1989

When Roger Waters left Pink Floyd after 1983’s The Final Cut, the remaining members had good reason to assume the band was truly, as Waters’ proclaimed, “a spent force.” After…

The Power of Two

The Power of Two

In the fall of 1966, during a stretch of nine weeks away from the Beatles, John Lennon wrote a song. He was in rural Spain at the time, on the…

Silence – Martin Scorsese

Silence – Martin Scorsese

When Martin Scorsese puts away his strutting cocks – his raging bulls, comedy kings and Wall Street wolves – the results can be astounding. This quieter, lesser-seen director is the…

Carl Jung Writes a Review of Joyce’s Ulysses and Mails It To The Author (1932)

Carl Jung Writes a Review of Joyce’s Ulysses and Mails It To The Author (1932)

Feelings about James Joyce’s Ulysses tend to fall roughly into one of two camps: the religiously reverent or the exasperated/bored/overwhelmed. As popular examples of the former, we have the many…

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