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The Blue Hour: Lyrical Illustrations Catalog a Menagerie of Specimens in Earth’s Rarest Pigment

JANUARY 21, 2021 GRACE EBERT French illustrator and author Isabelle Simler deftly renders the liminal time surrounding dusk through a poetic exploration of Earth’s rarest color. The Blue Hour winds through the natural world on a journey to spot the pigment, … Continue reading

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The Hill We Climb: Watch the inauguration poem in full | BBC News

Amanda Gorman’s powerful reading of her poem was one of the memorable moments at Joe Biden’s inauguration. Source: The Hill We Climb: Watch the inauguration poem in full

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Everything You Need To Know About Japan’s Iconic Studio Ghibli

How much do you know about the history of Studio Ghibli?   For fans of anime, there’s nothing quite like the works of Studio Ghibli. The small team of animators spends years lovingly crafting each amazing story, bringing to life … Continue reading

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A Tiled Wave Ripples Across Olafur Eliasson’s New Installation in Downtown Chicago

Last week, artist Olafur Eliasson (previously) unveiled a massive, wave-like artwork that mimics the rippled surfaces of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Comprised of 1,963 curved tiles, “Atmospheric wave wall” sits between the two bodies of water at Willis Tower … Continue reading

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This Elaborately Armored Samurai Was Folded From A Single Sheet of Paper | Colossal

JANUARY 16, 2021 GRACE EBERT Juho Könkkölä  spent upwards of 50 hours scoring and folding just one sheet of Wenzhou rice paper to create this painstakingly detailed samurai complete with plated armor, traditional helmet, and sword. Beginning with a 95 … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 – Poetry Please, Eve L. Ewing

Chicago poet, sociologist and comic writer Eve L. Ewing chooses from the listener requests Source: BBC Radio 4 – Poetry Please, Eve L. Ewing

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Yearbook

A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up. Written and Directed by Bernardo Britto Uploading this one on here finally, seven years to the month of when it first premiered and … Continue reading

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Around the Block: David Zinn’s Quirky Chalk Cartoons Spring to Life in a New Short Film

If you’ve walked the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the last few decades, you’ve probably spotted the wide-eyed monsters and mischievous dragons of David Zinn (previously). Since 1987, the artist has been drawing chalk-and-charcoal creatures in site-specific works that wash … Continue reading

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The Moon’s Not That Great

After an astronaut returns from her lunar mission to find that the public lost all interest in the moon, the stories of the astronaut, a film director, and a bear intersect. Watch it in 4K. Enjoy! Official Selection – RiverRun … Continue reading

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Loose Fibers Billow Out of Warped Ceramic Sculptures by Artist Nicole McLaughlin

“As a product of an American father and a Mexican mother, I am influenced by the conflicting expectations I have received as a woman within my two cultures,” says artist Nicole McLaughlin. From her studio in Marion, Massachusetts, McLaughlin combines … Continue reading

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