Georges Méliès (1861-1938) was the man who created a world of wonder never seen before. As a young boy he fabricated cardboard puppet theaters and marionettes. Later as a trained illusionist he created his own magic tricks and special effects for performances at his own theater. He was also the director, producer, writer, set and costume designer. After seeing a demonstration of the Lumière brothers’ cinematograph he was blown away. Fascinated with this new technology […]
Nature rarer uses Yellow Than another Hue. Saves she all of that for Sunsets Prodigal of Blue Spending Scarlet, like a Woman Yellow she affords Only scantly and selectly Like a Lover’s Words. Emily Dickinson Song for today: OK Go – Three Primary Colors
and dancing is one of them – Vicki Baum* * Austrian writer (1888-1960)
Audio from Natasha Atlas
Or… Where the wild things are.
New research from Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that passing through doorways causes of memory lapses: “Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an ‘event boundary’ in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away,” Radvansky explains. “Recalling the decision or activity that was made in a different room is difficult because it has been compartmentalized.” Billy Collins reads his poem “Forgetfulness” with animation by Julian Grey of Headgear Song for […]
Before you needed luck: finding that roll of undeveloped film underneath a park bench was no ordinary occurrence. Was it misplaced by accident, causing great grief because of memories now forever lost, or was it purposely disregarded in an attempt to be free from the past? Either way, as the finder of these celluloid treasures peopled with anonymous relatives miming their muted conversation, you were always excluded from the ubiquitous celebrations and endless summer holidays. You […]
Song for today: Grizzly Bear – Southern Point