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    Most Tragic Movies of All Time

    Most Tragic Movies of All Time

    Tragedy for the purposes of this list does not mean films that are very sad. Rather the films selected explore themes associated with Greek and sometime Shakespearian Tragedy. Throughout this…

    The Accidental Perfection of the Beatles’ White Album

    The Accidental Perfection of the Beatles’ White Album

    To mark this month’s fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles’ ninth album, “The Beatles”—universally known as the White Album—several new expanded and enhanced editions are being released this week. These new versions were…

    The Velvet Revolution of Claude Debussy

    The Velvet Revolution of Claude Debussy

    Claude Debussy died a century ago, but his music has not grown old. Bound only lightly to the past, it floats in time. As it coalesces, bar by bar, it…

    The 10 Best Erotic Movies of All Time

    The 10 Best Erotic Movies of All Time

    It is in the interest of any aspiring filmmaker to strive for originality in storytelling, above all else. Cinema is an art form in which no single iteration of a…

    Henri Matisse Illustrates James Joyce’s Ulysses

    Henri Matisse Illustrates James Joyce’s Ulysses

    Last year, fans of modernist Irish literature and impressionist art saw a must-own volume go under the hammer at Bonhams. “In 1935 the French artist, Henri Matisse, was commissioned to illustrate…

    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…

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