Okja: How a CGI Pig is Fighting Corporate Capitalism

Nathan Le Master July 3, 2017 Don’t watch sausages being made if you want to keep sausages in your diet. Don’t watch behind-the-scenes politics, if you really want to know how governments are run. Otto van Bismarck didn’t include capitalism in his cautions, but it’s definitely something that’s best left un-looked at, unless you’re mentally ready for a bit of despairing. And while rolled sausage … Continue reading Okja: How a CGI Pig is Fighting Corporate Capitalism

Luis Buñuel: Exuberant Contradictions

Alex Berg June 30, 2017 “Buñuel nearly always made Buñuel films.” – Ingmar Bergman “Buñuel is the bearer, above all else, of poetic consciousness. He knows that aesthetic structure has no need of manifestos, that the power of art does not lie there but in emotional persuasiveness.” – Andrey Tarkovsky Luis Buñuel is as old as cinema itself. He was an icon of international filmmaking. … Continue reading Luis Buñuel: Exuberant Contradictions

Observer Effect

Miles Zimmerman May 29, 2017 Hawthorne was tired. Yet the whole world was right outside—sleep felt wasteful. But it was cold, so Hawthorne rifled through his closet for the smoking jacket. “Testacles spectacles wallet and watch” he mumbled to himself, in this instance referring to his cigarettes, headphones, lighter, and shoes. All accounted for. To observe something is to change it—his roommate was ranting his … Continue reading Observer Effect

Inside the World of Tulpas, aka Imaginary Friends for Adults

Nathan Le Master April 20, 2017  SUBREDDIT: /r/tulpas Direct experience is an evasion, or hiding place, for those without any imagination.    – Fernando Pessoa Where’s your will to be weird? – Jim Morrison Just as it sounds, the word, “tulpa” is not native to the English language. It originates from a Buddhist practice of fabricating a spiritual being solely through extreme focus and thought. But … Continue reading Inside the World of Tulpas, aka Imaginary Friends for Adults

Spring is like a Borderline Girlfriend

Nathan Le Master April 7, 2017 Spring is like a borderline girlfriend One day nice and pleasant The next cold and aloof Buds bursting with sexual innuendo She’s wearing a loose dress Leafy green lavender and pink Encircled by a noxious yellow aura She slaps you across the face Makes your vision blurry Makes snot run all over Your sleeves are disgusting You made me do this Fuck … Continue reading Spring is like a Borderline Girlfriend