I listen to this whenever I’m in a funk.
The many faces of Scarlett Johansson
Remember when this was the best thing that ever happened to the
This needs more views. I’m so disappointed in you, Internet.
The Title Design of Saul Bass (A Brief Visual History)
Directed by Guillaume Cagniard and in celebration of Record Store Day, Record Makers will be releasing an exclusive 7-inch by Sébastien Tellier & Caroline Polachek of Chairlift. It features the yet unreleased track “In The Crew Of Tea Time” which was recorded last year in Paris. Sébastien had met Caroline when Chairlift opened for his 2009 “Sexuality” US tour, and they always wanted to record a song together since then.
Best Bad Lip Reading video yet.
TUNA WONDER: A loving Terrence Malick parody, and a tribute to the best cat in the world.
um, this is major.
Branden Blinn’s 2008 short film Thirteen or So Minutes. An affirmation that having pets makes you infinitely more desirable.
“You’ve got to testify ‘coz the booty don’t lie.”
Also, BADOULA OBLONGATA.
State of Cinema: Steven Soderbergh
Given all the incredible suffering in the world I wonder sometimes, what is this art for? I mean, if the collected works of Shakespeare can’t prevent genocide, then really, what is it for? Shouldn’t we be spending the time and resources alleviating the suffering and helping other people instead of going to movies and plays and art installations? When we did Oceans 13, the casino set used 60 thousand dollars of electricity every week. Now, how do you justify that? Do you justify it by saying “You know, the people that are putting out that electricity, they can watch the movie for two hours and be entertained”—except they probably can’t, because they don’t have any electricity, because we used it. [laughter] Then I think, what about all the resources spent on all the pieces of entertainment—what about the carbon footprint of getting me here? Then I think, why are you even thinking that way, and worrying about how many miles per gallon my car gets, when we have NASCAR, and monster truck pulls on TV? So what I finally decided was …art is simply inevitable. It was on the wall of a cave in France 30,000 years ago, and it’s because we are a species that’s driven by narrative. Art is storytelling, and we need to tell stories to pass along ideas and information, and to try andmake sense out of all this chaos.
Pet Shop Boys showing us they’ve still got it.
In THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE, 17-year-old Charlie struggles to find the words to be true to himself…and his best friend. A wry, delicate take on first love and awakening sexuality from a young man’s perspective, THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE is written and performed by Kim Ho, under the mentorship of leading Australian playwright Tommy Murphy, and directed by Laura Scrivano, for The Voices Project from the Australian Theatre for Young People.
A wonderfully written and tenderly performed little short.