Roland Joffé Makes Film About Opus Dei Founder

Roland Joffé, who made the classics, “The Killing Fields” and “The Mission,” is making a movie about St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, founder of the controversial and powerful Opus Dei. He claims to have full creative control and to have entirely rejected the initial script given to him. What drew him to the project? he [Read More...]

Spider-Man Looks Dead

Thankfully, I refer not to the True Spider-Man.  Our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man who lives in our hearts will never die.  And I’m sure the Marvel Comics Spider-Man will persist as long as there is such a thing as Marvel Comics.  And most importantly to me, the Raimi-Maguire-Dunst Spider-Man looks slated to take its fourth chapter [Read More...]

Mushroom City

MUSHROOM CITY by =cetrobo on deviantART Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Moments

A simply beautiful 4 minute film by Will Hoffman, which comes to us via Radiolab. Having heard a Radiolab series on moments of death, he gives us moments of life. Within seconds I realized it had to be watched in full screen rather than just in the relatively tiny space of a youtube box, so [Read More...]

The Day’s Cycle In 5 Distinct Locations

A really neat photographic presentation of all the phases of a day in each of 5 different locations. [Read more...]

Chris Jordan’s Cans Seurat

Chris Jordan’s “Can’s Seurat” (2007) is 60×92″ and it “depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds.” And closer up: And even closer up: Click here for more examples of Chris Jordan’s amazing photographic artwork chronicling American consumerism.  His book Running the Numbers: An American Self-portrait is out in hardcover. [Read More...]

The Meaning Of The Parthenon

Camels With Hammers regular (and my former student at Fordham), Evangelos has revived his blog and has a fascinating post which weaves together all the various things that Greece has stood for, both to Greeks and to the rest of the West at various times and places, and which explains how the competing attempts to [Read More...]

Martian Crater

See more stunning photos here. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Ned Kahn’s Wind Sculptures

Beautiful stuff. This is called “Articulated Cloud” and this video of it in motion is must see. The description: Articulated Cloud – Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. 2004 Composed of thousands of translucent, white plastic squares that move in the wind, the artwork is intended to suggest that the building has been enveloped by a [Read More...]


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