Tag: film

‘I Set the Standard for Myself’: How Jiab Prachakul Went From Self-Taught Painter to Sought-After Star—All Before Her First Solo Show

After working as a portrait painter for 14 years, the 41-year-old Thai-born, Lyon-based artist Jiab Prachakul is finally having her first solo show. The exhibition at San Francisco’s Friends Indeed Gallery, aptly titled “14 Years,” comes at a moment of snowballing success for the artist, who…

/ February 19, 2021
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‘I’m the Ice Man’: How a Retiree in a Small New England Town Found a New Career Photographing Winter Frost

On cold winter mornings, 83-year-old Len Burgess wakes up before dawn, picks up his camera, and checks the storm windows on his Danvers, Massachusetts, home. When conditions are just right, he can photograph delicate ice crystals that form on the…

/ February 8, 2021
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Designer Ron Rael, Whose See-Saws at the Border Captured the World’s Imagination, Returns to Mexico With an Ambitious New Project

It was an image that quickly captured the imagination: an austere black barrier seeking to prevent migrants from entering the US over its southern border suddenly transformed into a place of joy and connection, a hot pink beam slid between…

/ February 5, 2021
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Russell Crowe Gives British Round-The-World Sailor A Birthday She’ll Never Forget With Surprise Video Message

Russell Crowe has made one fan’s birthday a day she’ll never forget after he surprised her with a video message.Pip Hare is currently somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean competing in a gruelling round-the-world yacht race. Ahead of…

/ February 5, 2021
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Ukraine Unveils Plans for a $100 Million Interactive Holocaust Memorial, But Faces Criticism Over Director’s Proposal to Experiment on Visitors

As the world recognizes Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center in Kiev has unveiled plans for a major—and highly unconventional—memorial and museum complex in Babyn Yar, a ravine outside the Ukrainian city where Nazis executed 100,000 people. The $100…

/ January 27, 2021
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Tech Genius Nathan Myhrvold Says He Shot the Highest-Resolution Images of Snowflakes Ever Taken—See the Pictures Here

You’ve probably heard that no two snowflakes are alike—but you’ve never seen crystal formations in such stunning detail as in a trio of three new photographs by Nathan Myhrvold, who claims to have captured the world’s highest-resolution images of snow. The…

/ January 27, 2021
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Seven Women Artists of Color Are Honoring Kamala Harris’s Historic Inauguration With a Triumphant New Video Artwork

A group of seven women artists of color are collaborating to mark the inauguration of Kamala Harris as America’s next vice president with When We Gather, a new artwork presented by New York public art nonprofit Creative Time. The idea for the…

/ January 19, 2021
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The End Of The Pussy-Grabbing President

Getty ImagesHow it started. How it's going.It began with “pussy,” and it will end with “pussy.” Four years ago, hundreds of thousands of mainly female protesters peacefully descended on Washington, DC, to register their opposition to the president of the United…

/ January 14, 2021
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Archaeologists Are Using Incredible Photographs From This Cold War-Era Spy Satellite to Unlock Secrets of World History

Satellite imagery from the Corona project, a Cold War spy program that acquired military intelligence about the Soviet Union for the US, is proving useful in ways its creators could have never imagined—including for archaeologists. “Corona is like a time…

/ January 8, 2021
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Dad Who Dressed As Frozen’s Elsa In Support Of Son Calls Video Reaction ‘Heartwarming’

Australian children’s author Scott Stuart, who wore a matching Elsa costume with his seven-year-old son, Colin, at Sydney’s recent ‘Frozen: The Musical’ premiere, has described the immense online support from strangers as “heartwarming” and “amazing”. A TikTok video of Stuart…

/ January 6, 2021
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12 Funny Celebrity Zoom Moments We Couldn’t Have Anticipated 12 Months Ago

Zoom has become a hotly contested part of our lives this year: love it or hate it, we’ve all had to log on to a video call at one point or another.For some of us, it’s caused burnout, and there’s…

/ December 31, 2020
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A Brief Reminder Of Charles Kushner’s Creepy Crimes, Through Tweets

Donald Trump’s latest flurry of presidential pardons for allies included a family member, Charles Kushner, who was jailed 15 years ago for tax evasion, making illegal campaign donations and tampering with a witness, his brother-in-law, by orchestrating a sex tape…

/ December 24, 2020
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Honey Boy Director Alma Har’el Speaks Out Against Shia LaBeouf Amid Abuse Allegations

Rachel Luna via Getty ImagesAlma Har'El and Shia LaBeouf attend the premiere of "Honey Boy" in November 2019.Director Alma Har’el — who helmed Shia LaBeouf’s semi-autobiographical film, “Honey Boy,” about his traumatic childhood — is speaking out in support of singer FKA twigs and…

/ December 18, 2020