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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
San Francisco’s Blackbird Blackbird: “dreamy folktronica … psychedelic pop … warmth of analogue instrumentation spliced with digital artifacts” … “dreamwave pop wonder”
Homework is a Warsaw based design “atelier”.
VIA MARK KAUFMAN
Top: Death in Venice & Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid
Middle: French Cinema in Polish Posters & Italian Cinema in Polish Posters
Bottom: Last Tango in Paris & Bonnie and Clyde
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Back in June to mid-September 2012, Moderna Museet Stockholm had an exhibition Yoko Ono: Grapefruit. This is where I got a chance to read Yoko Ono’s mini-treatise On Film № 4 (in taking the bottoms of 365 saints of our time). Yes, yes, yes, as in the movie referred to as “Bottoms”. Although I kept the questionnaire, I did not complete it. Don’t know why. It is quite probing. Join me. Once we are done, it’s time to follow up with some scores, such as:
TUNAFISH SANDWICH PIECE
Imagine one thousand suns in the
sky at the same time.
Let them shine for one hour.
Then, let them gradually melt
into the sky.
Make one tunafish sandwich and eat.
From Grapefruit, 1964,
published by Yes.
Simon & Schuster,
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
“You can’t divide them, CM and Baz. They blur—he helps her; she helps him,” says fellow Aussie Nicole Kidman, star of two Luhrmann epics, Moulin Rouge! and Australia. As far as Martin and Luhrmann are concerned, however, the line of demarcation is clear: The director, 50, is the visionary, the big dreamer, the story driver. Martin, 48, is the pragmatist, the one charged with bringing his schemes, no matter how wacky, to life. Over the course of a career, you come up with many ways to describe such an arrangement: “Baz is the author, the one who generates the kernel of the idea, and I’m an applied artist,” is one way Martin puts it. Or, “He’s driving the motorbike, and I’m in the sidecar.”
For his part, Luhrmann says CM—the nickname he gave her over two decades ago, now her standard appellation—is “my council on everything, my number-one debater, and my first-ever audience.” She’s also the person with the no-nonsense gumption to make it all happen. “She’s a general in the field,” he says, marveling. “I’ve seen her with some of the burliest building guys telling her, ‘Well, love, we’ll never be able to put a house in the jungle like that,’ and next thing you know there’s helicopters and moving trucks.”
SOURCE: ELLE "BAZ LUHRMANN’S LEADING LADY" MAY 3, 2013
Some mice get the right treatment.
Researchers at Penn State fed a group of Mickeys high-glycemic meals, those meals with the non-fiber carbohydrates that are broken down quickly during digestion, hence releasing glucose into the bloodstream rapidly – not recommended if you are a diabetic and to be looked out for if you are watching your weight – with an antioxidant extract from green tea. The spiking in blood glucose levels was tempered by the extract by a half compared to what happened in the Mickeys that missed out.
The potential of green tea to lower the glycemic index of the food eaten while gulping the brew may be the simple and tasty blessing for diabetics and weight watchers. Hey, anyone! Not just the mice. “Downing 1.5 cups of green tea will do the trick – try it with your morning bagel or a Chinese dinner.”