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    ‘Midnight Run’ at 30: In Praise of the ‘Casablanca’ of Buddy Comedies

    ‘Midnight Run’ at 30: In Praise of the ‘Casablanca’ of Buddy Comedies

    How the combo of Robert De Niro going comedic and Charles Grodin getting neurotic turned an action-comedy into an endlessly rewatchable classic. “Jack, you’re a grown man. You have control…

    10 of the Most Iconic Buildings of Modern Architecture

    10 of the Most Iconic Buildings of Modern Architecture

    Modern architecture is the school of design that prevailed since the turn of the 20th century till World War II. The horrendous war altered the kind of buildings needed in…

    A portrait of Stanley Kubrick as a young photographer: A different lens

    A portrait of Stanley Kubrick as a young photographer: A different lens

    A new book and exhibition, Through a Different Lens, celebrates the legendary filmmaker’s forgotten early beginnings as a photographer, bringing together rarely seen imagery from film sets, boxing rings and…

    Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy

    Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy

    Bertrand Russell saw the history of civilization as being shaped by an unfortunate oscillation between two opposing evils: tyranny and anarchy, each of which contain the seed of the other. The…

    The Photography of Ludwig Wittgenstein

    The Photography of Ludwig Wittgenstein

    Philosophers have often ruminated on the aesthetics of photography. Roland Barthes’ Camera Lucida begins with a poignant memorialization of his mother, as remembered through her photograph. Pierre Bourdieu’s Photography: A Middle-Brow…

    “The Exorcist” — How our scariest movie got made

    “The Exorcist” —  How our scariest movie got made

    Released the day after Christmas, 1973, “The Exorcist” was an immediate sensation. In its first few weeks in theaters, stories abounded of viewers fainting, becoming nauseous or leaving the theater…

    Allman Brothers Band’s Legendary 1971 Fillmore East Run: An Oral History

    Allman Brothers Band’s Legendary 1971 Fillmore East Run: An Oral History

    Forty-five years ago, on March 11th, 1971, the Allman Brothers Band took the stage at Bill Graham’s vaunted Fillmore East Theater in New York for the first of a series of shows…

    The Beatles: 1967–1970

    The Beatles: 1967–1970

    Even if you’re a newcomer to The Beatles’ legacy, it’s hard to imagine a time when Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Bandwasn’t part of the popular culture lexicon. But even…

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