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    Is Apocalypse Now: Final Cut the best version we’ll ever see?

    Is Apocalypse Now: Final Cut the best version we’ll ever see?

    Everyone in the house at the Beacon Theatre  already knew the legend of Apocalypse Now. The troubled production of Francis Ford Coppola’s psychedelic Vietnam war epic has already calcified into…

    Can you step in the same river twice? Wittgenstein v Heraclitus

    Can you step in the same river twice? Wittgenstein v Heraclitus

    “I am not a religious man,’ the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once said to a friend, ‘but I cannot help seeing every problem from a religious point of view.’ These problems…

    La délivrance de Cnossos

    La délivrance de Cnossos

              L’être primordial (mère-hibou), qui ne rencontrait aucun obstacle (il tournait simplement autour de son axe), était contraint d’en concevoir un et de mettre à l’ épreuve sa capacité d’exister,…

    Three Perspectives on Fitzcarraldo

    Three Perspectives on Fitzcarraldo

    In Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo, the jungle, oppressive and thick, provides the perfect backdrop to the ambitions and lunacy of men. Obsession weighs heavy on Fitzcarraldo (Klaus Kinski), a man consumed…

    The Birth of Joy Division

    The Birth of Joy Division

    The Joy Division story has been told many times, yet it never stops seeming too bizarre to be true. Jon Savage, best known for his classic punk history, England’s Dreaming, was one of the band’s first chroniclers…

    Petra: The rose red city of the Nabataeans

    Petra: The rose red city of the Nabataeans

    There is only one true way to experience Petra—the greatest city of the Nabataeans, a people who occupied the area from Sinai and Negev to northern Arabia in the west…

    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…

    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…

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