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Residing at the precise point where conceptual art meets commerce meets mathematics meets cyptography meets transcendental meditation meets, shall we say, hipster excess is the White Noise Boutique, a pop-up shop that will exist in the city of Brighton in the United Kingdom from September 9...
Judge — September 1925
“ I’m 87 years old…I only eat so I can smoke and stay alive.. The only fear I have is how long consciousness is gonna hang on after my body goes. I just hope there’s nothing. Like there was before I was born. I’m not really into religion, they’re all macrocosms of the ego. When man began to think he was a separate person with a separate soul, it created a violent situation.
The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.
Anybody else you’ve interviewed bring these things up? Hang on, I gotta take this call….. Hey, brother. That’s great, man. Yeah, I’m being interviewed… We’re talking about nothing. I’ve got him well-steeped in nothing right now. He’s stopped asking questions.“
~ HARRY DEAN STANTON
also weeping openly
The much-awaited (both by those excited to see Eddie Redmayne’s transformative performance, and by those eager to underscore how Redmayne’s transformative performance — while indeed transformative — could have been played by a trans actor) trailer for Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl is finally here.
The Danish Girl depicts the life of Lili Elbe, who, living initially by the identity with which she was born in the late 1800s — Einar Magnus Andreas Wegener — had been a married artist. Elbe’s wife, Gerda Gottlieb (played by Ex Machina‘s Alicia Vikander in the film), was also an artist, and one day, Elbe filled in for one of Gottlieb’s models, donning women’s clothing — and attained a never-before-felt sense of comfort. Gottlieb’s art became highly recognized, without people knowing that her female subjects were often based on her spouse.
Eventually, Elbe became one of the first people to receive the then-experimental and incremental sexual reassignment surgery; her marriage dissolved, and she left art behind, affiliating it with her former identity. She had her name legally changed, and was able to get a passport bearing her full new name, Lili Ilse Elvenes (Elbe was her more-frequently-used nickname) — but died three months after her final surgery. In an op-ed for The Advocate, David Ebershoff — who wrote the biography on which the film is based — said of Elbe:
Lili knew that a false life is no life at all. Who are we? Whom do we want to become? How do we perceive ourselves? How do we want to be perceived? These questions of identity are often at the core of our own internal struggles. Resolve them, and you are closer to being free.
The film, which also stars Ben Whishaw, Amber Heard, and Matthias Schoenaerts, will be released in North America on November 27. Watch the trailer:
Here’s the poster:
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Someone once presented the theory that Alice and the Queen of Hearts are simply two sides of the same card, one oriented towards positivity the other pointed towards Wonderland's underworld. This theory has been debated by mad hatters and brilliant philosophers alike, but they all run headlong into one fatal flaw in this logical leap- Alice is hunted by the Queen, and would lose her head if Alice had her way, but can such a narcissistic soul truly desire to destroy herself?
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You can’t talk about the origin of the modern animated film without talking about the work of Lotte Reiniger (1899-1981), the German creator of some 40 animated films between the 1910s and the 70s. And you can hardly talk about Reiniger’s work without talking about the enchanting art of shadow puppetry, which we mostly associate with traditional cultures like that of Indonesia, but which also inspired her early 20th-century innovations in animation. This may sound quite obscure, especially when put up against the Disney and Pixar extravaganzas in theaters today, but all these forms of entertainment draw, in a sense, from a common well: the fairy tale.
The creators of today’s mega-budget animated films know full well the enduring value of fairy tales, and so continue to adapt their basic story material, layering on both the latest visual effects and smirking gags with up-to-the-minute references in order to keep the obvious entertainment value high. But Indonesian shadow puppet theater has been doing the same thing for centuries and centuries, converting ancient folktales into an evening’s (albeit often a long evening’s) musical entertainment for audiences of era after new era. And Reiniger, in her day, revived the oldest European stories with technology once as striking and cinematically cutting-edge as today’s most advanced CGI.
You can watch Reiniger’s 1922 adaptation of Cinderella at the top of the post. “Nobody else has defined a form of animation as authoritatively as she did,” writes Dan North of Spectacular Attractions, “and the opening section, where scissors make the first cuts into the main character, conjuring her out of simple raw materials, displays the means by which the story is fabricated and marks it out as a product of her labour.” Below that, we have a later work, 1955’s Hansel and Gretel, an example of her further developed technique, and just above you’ll find that same year’s Däumelinchen, also known as Thumbelina.
To get a clearer sense of exactly what went into these shorts (or into 1926’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed, her only feature-length film, and first fully animated feature in the history of cinema), watch the seventeen-minute documentary “The Art of Lotte Reiniger” just above. “No one else has taken a specific animation technique and made it so utterly her own,” writes the British Film Institute’s Philip Kemp, “to date she has no rivals, and for all practical purposes the history of silhouette animation begins and ends with Reiniger” — but the way she breathed life into her material lives on.
You can find Reiniger’s films added to our list of Free Animated Films, a subset of our collection, 700 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc..
Colin Marshall writes on cities, language, Asia, and men’s style. He’s at work on a book about Los Angeles, A Los Angeles Primer, and the video series The City in Cinema. Follow him on Twitter at @colinmarshall or on Facebook.
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Once upon a time, Missouri Republicans gave the winner of its presidential primary or caucus all of the state’s national convention delegates.
For 2016, the party has changed its allocation system. Now, Jo Mannies of St. Louis Public Radio writes, the winner of each of the state’s eight congressional district will win delegates.
And that could have a profound impact on the level of interest in Missouri.
With more chances to win delegates, a bevy of GOP wanna-bees will show up in the state to campaign, predicts John Hancock, the state GOP chairman.
“I expect this presidential primary to see the best turnout of any primary we’ve ever had,” Hancock said. “There’s just a tremendous amount of excitement about these candidates.”
It has been decided that Halloween season officially begins on September 1 and lasts until 11:59 p.m., October 31. There is far too much to see, do, taste, touch, listen to, scare, hide and/or run from to contain within the 31 available days in October.
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PORTLAND — The production of popular IFC sketch comedy show Portlandia was suddenly halted last week after the show’s writer and star, Carrie Brownstein, knocked out guest star and legendary punk frontman Glenn Danzig with one punch.
After Danzig’s cameo on the upcoming season was announced, many within the punk community — who inspire much of the show’s material — wondered if Danzig’s notoriously short fuse would cause problems on set. According to sources close to the incident, it took less than two hours on location before Brownstein and Danzig became involved in a heated exchange about the show’s filming schedule.
“Carrie was just calmly asking Glenn if he would be willing to film his part a bit later, because an earlier sketch (about a guy who works at a food truck that only sells beard oil) took longer to film than originally anticipated. Glenn got really upset and the two starting arguing in front of the crew,” said production assistant Danielle Rice. “It eventually got so heated Danzig said ‘Fuck you, motherfucker” and then boom, Carrie just laid him out with a wild haymaker that she threw like fucking a baseball. Danzig melted like a candle into an unconscious mess on the ground.”
A grainy, blue-tinted video of the tussle quickly spread on social media and left many Danzig fans wondering if it was time for the 60-year old punk icon to take a look at himself and maybe stop picking fights with people that are more physically imposing.
“Danzig’s chin just isn’t what it used to be. Back in the day he was a little ball of fury that could really fuck you up,” said longtime Danzig supporter and current devil lock-haver Timmy Howell. “But father time is undefeated and gets us all. I still think he is the greatest frontman of all time, but he needs to quit being so macho and talking about his black belts and just reunite with The Misfits already.”
After scoring the one punch knockout Brownstein was reportedly heard shouting “Carrie Brownstein is undefeated,” at Danzig’s unconscious body.
UPDATE: According to preliminary paperwork filed in the court system of Los Angeles, Danzig’s unconscious body has already sued Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Sleater-Kinney, Crisis of Conformity, The North Side Kings, IFC, and Kanye West’s 2020 presidential campaign.
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Handwritten chalk text on a boarded-up window of the Stonewall Inn (1969)
Why did the Mafia own virtually every gay bar including the historic Stonewall Inn?
In the early 1960s the State Liquor Authority (SLA) of New York considered establishments that openly served alcohol to gay people to be “disorderly houses” as well as places where “unlawful practices are habitually carried on by the public”. Consequently, the SLA refused to issue liquor licenses to gay bars and revoked popular gay establishments’ licenses for “indecent conduct”. Sounds like a bulletproof plan to put an end to “indecent conduct”, right?
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How it became every homophobes’ nightmare:
- The Mafia realized that there was a huge, profitable, and untapped market for creating drinking establishments catered towards homosexuals. By the mid-60s, the Genovese crime family controlled the majority of the gay bars in Greenwich Village.
- The Mob owner of the famous Stonewall Inn, Tony Lauria Genovese or “Fat Tony”, made as much as $5,000 to $6,000 on the average Friday night from almost a 100% profit.
- As a result, Fat Tony had no trouble sliding the New York’s Sixth Police Precinct an envelope with $1,200 a month to turn a blind eye to his many city code violations.
- However, the payoffs did not meant that the Mafia-run establishments were exempt from state laws. Luckily, a choreographed dance routine was established between mobsters and cops so that they could each play out their appearances without threatening their mutual access to easy cash.
- For instance, police raids never occurred on the busy nights and the owners were always prepared for regular raids. And the managers made sure that there were only a few liquor bottles on the actual premise as they would be confiscated during the police raid, meaning that owners like Fat Tony could continue be open for business again from only suffering minor losses.
It could be said that the price of banning gay bars made the Mafia richer whilst allowing “indecent conducts” such as slow dancing with someone of your own sex, and realizing that you might belong to something of a minority group, to thrive. Unfortunately for the homophobes, this would eventually contribute to the outbreak of the Stonewall Riots, the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ movement.
Despite the benefits the new era of LGBTQ+ activism would reap, it shouldn’t be overlooked that the system was also a nightmare to the patrons of gay bars:
- The payoffs to the police also enabled Fat Tony to cut corners on hygiene. For instance, Stonewall did not have access to running water so drinks were served in dirty used glasses. The bar was accused of a breakout of hepatitis among its patrons by many Gay Rights groups.
- Safety was a serious issue at the Stonewall. The bar lacked a rear exit. which meant that the only escape in the event of a fire or emergency was the narrow front door.
- Rumour has it that the alcohol served at the gay bars were stolen or bootlegged. Yet, they were watered down and sold at top-shelf prices when the majority of the patrons of gay bars belonged to the poorest group of New York city.
- The more wealthy patrons were subject to blackmail for large sums of money by the Mafia. The employees would single out affluent customers whom were not publicly open with their sexuality. This practice of extortion is said to have been the most profitable aspect of the Mafia club-management.
Overall, the system the Mafia had been established only benefited them. The real nightmare was of course the health and security risks the patrons of gay bars suffered from as the result of SLA’s unfair and homophobic treatment. Thankfully, Stonewall Riots would come out of this and pave the way for the fight towards equality for all sexualities and gender identities.
Documentaries: Stonewall Uprising directed by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner
Image: Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images
It’s usually easy for our human brains to predict how any given car, pedestrian, or cyclist is going to act, but computers must be programmed to “understand” all of our varying behaviors on the road. The latest thing perplexing Google’s self-driving cars (and thereby entertaining us)? A simple track stand, according to Washington Post’s Matt McFarland.
The Nymph of Amalthea, 1780s
Submitted by Celina / Cedric, the model and photographer.
“This collage is part of my finals art project. I chose gender roles as my topic, especially so, as I’m trying to find out if I’m trans or genderqueer right now.
You can see me wearing all bras I ever owned in pretty much the chronological order I bought them in. What I wanted to enact was a a transformation from typically female to typically male traits but it occurred to me in the making, that that’s exactly my own transformation and my own journey, that I seem to have been on longer than I realized.”
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Check out these images from London-based photographer Michelle Marshall, her on-going documentation of Redheads Of Color - or as the The Huffington Post states, "documenting the stunningly diverse manifestations of the MC1R gene" (in most cases, red hair is the result of a mutation in the melanocortin 1 receptor, aka MC1R gene). In regards to her latest work, the French-born photographer tells The Huffington Post: "I am currently interested in documenting the incidents of the MC1R gene variant responsible for red hair and freckles, particularly amongst black and mixed raced individuals of all ages [...] I want to stir the perception that most of us have of a ‘ginger' as a white caucasian individual, potentially of Celtic descent ... As we struggle with issues of immigration, discrimination and racial prejudice, Mother Nature, meanwhile, follows its own course, embracing society’s plurality and, in the process, shaking up our perceptions about origins, ethnicity and identity." Explore below.
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor
A while back my husband and I went snowshoeing round Mt. Lassen, CA. I took photos of this warm stream cutting a deep meandering channel through the snow all the way down the volcano. At the time I thought of these deep sea organisms slowly drifting up into the sky from the black current of the water. After many years I finally got around to painting this one. I suppose the image stuck with me because it could be a metaphor for a lot of my different emotions… some light and warm, some deep and cold.
Melting Glass, 30" x 35", acrylic on maple panel, 2014