In 1940, both H.G. Wells and the man he referred to as his “little namesake” Orson Welles were interviewed together on KTSA radio. Orson Welles was, at the time, 25 years old and had begun making Citizen Kane. They spoke about the panic caused by Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast of Wells’ The War of the […]
Unintentionally hilarious pitch for a well-meaning, one-hour documentary that, based on these clips alone, could easily be retitled Arnold Bennett: The Truth About an Omelette. Off next month: Back in August to wind up the first decade of the 20th century.
Long before he ruined liberals for real presidential candidates, Martin Sheen (as Captain Benjamin L. Willard) made his way into the jungles of Vietnam on a mission to terminate (“with extreme prejudice”) Marlon Brando’s Colonel Kurtz in the 1979 adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Though the novel is a classic work that speaks […]
Ever wonder about the origin of public relations? A friend recommended this provocative 2002 documentary by modern muckraker and BBC blogger Adam Curtis. Available in full on YouTube, the four-part film traces the rise of this alternate Freudian “climate of opinion.” Watch Part One above.
The above video presents just one take on the subject. Here’s another excerpted from a 2010 illustrated edition of The Interpretation of Dreams: To Freud, the id, one’s amoral primal instincts, governs a desire for pleasure, for instant gratification, and the fear of pain; the ego, on the other hand, rational will, accepts that enduring […]
. . . at TED and calling for a revolution in education: Many of our ideas have been formed not to meet the circumstances of this century but to cope with the circumstances of previous centuries…Our minds are still hypnotized by them and we have to disenthrall ourselves. Watch Robinson’s previous TED talk on how […]
KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo. I just ordered the action kit. I’m messaging culture makers and policy makers. And I’ll be out on the streets the night of April 20. Please join in.
“Absolutely this year“?! Not good enough, Epic Records CEO. Not epic at all. Totally inadequate in fact. Free Fiona’s fourth studio album now please! For those of us not lucky enough to see the little Apple in concert this month and presumably playing new music, there is plenty of old music to go around, some […]
An excerpt from this talk delivered by Anthony Shadid last year at TEDx Oklahoma City: To me the antidote to conflict, the antidote to violence, is a shared sense of universal values and – it sounds very basic but it’s hard when you try to execute it in journalism – the sense that we all […]