This short montage video showcases 100 animation interpretations by 100 different animators. It’s absolutely wonderful. The video reveals all the many ways a simple brief with discrete specific requirements can be understood and brought to life in myriad distinct ways. The clips selected for the video were culled from 2,400Continue Reading

Prince Philip, a.k.a., the Duke of Edinburgh, and husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, past away last week. There was live media coverage of the Duke’s funeral last Saturday. Attendance of the service was limited due to COVID, and the seating arrangements of attendees followed social-distancing protocols. One of theContinue Reading

Netflix’s “Pretend It’s a City” takes its title from a remark by Fran Liebowitz. It’s a command to the tourists who slowly walk down the crowded sidewalks of Manhattan, jamming up pedestrian traffic and frustrating New York locals who are otherwise in a hurry. It’s one of innumerable anecdotes fromContinue Reading

. . . . . This South Korean vocal group’s a cappella versions of Windows and iPhone sound effects and audio logos are absolutely brilliant, funny and beautiful. The group is called Maytree. Their repertoire includes performances of the start-up and shutdown sounds used on a Windows computer, as wellContinue Reading

Skateboarding magazine Jenkem interviewed Werner Herzog. Yes, THAT Werner Herzog, the auteur German film director and actor whose directorial credits include Grizzly Man, Fitzcarraldo, and Rescue Dawn, among dozens of other fiction and documentary titles, and whose acting credits include roles in Jack Reacher and the Mandalorian, to name butContinue Reading

British photographer Ian Holworth‘s images remind us of the work of another photographer, William Eggleston, and the painter Edward Hopper. Holworth’s photos capture life and people in British coastal towns like Brighton, his home, and the mundane artifacts, romantic encounters and drab settings that establish the tone of the urbanContinue Reading

A short skate film called “The Girls of Guanabara” is a mesmerizing clip that showcases the dance-like skateboarding moves of four women as they ride their longboards and do tricks on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. This style of longboard skateboarding previously garnered attention when videos of South KoreanContinue Reading

“Accidentally Wes Anderson” is a new book of photography compiled by the folks behind the Instagram account @accidentallywesanderson. The account collects images of locales — buildings, interiors, spaces — that look like locations or elaborate films sets that might appear in a Wes Anderson film. Anderson has a distinct, recognizableContinue Reading