Waiting: A New Short Film by Sandip Pratihar

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“Like is not Love.” – Sunil Gongopadhay By E.J. Wickes Image (above) from “Waiting” hen I first saw the trailer for Waiting, a new short film written by Binod Ghoshal and directed by Bengali filmmaker Sandip Pratihar, I was immediately … Read More

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Vacation Home Gets Updates and Amenities

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“A vacation home, by definition, is an occasionally used home, not set up for full time living. These homes usually have some type of exterior draw such as a lake or mountain view. The structure is not always oriented well towards … Read More

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Sitting on a Park Bench: Eyeing Life with Bad Intent

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“Is it because I have no ‘positivity’ left in me? That whole visualize success and you will be successful thing? Been that and done there! And I’m still pulling’ out the splinters from last time.” By EJ Wickes Image (above) … Read More

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Cheetos and the New World Order

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“Wring out the old rags and ‘bling’ in the new.” – Happy New Year By Allen Sands Image (above), Cheese Puffs ere we are. We’ve let the anxiety of the past election subside and we’ve channeled all that negative energy … Read More

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Luminarium: The Architects of Air

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“Architects of Air build ‘luminaria’ – monumental inflatable structures designed to generate a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color.” By EJ Wickes Image (above) from derby.graphics, Architects of Air’s Luminarium, exterior. o, I’m walking around Downtown … Read More

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Kitchen: Find the Right Spot

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“What happens when the core of the home is the most congested space imaginable?  Quite often this space is an outdated kitchen.  The kitchen needs to be efficient, inviting and a connecting point for the entire house.” By Marcia Lyon … Read More

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Reinventing the Holidays for Capitalism

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“Once again the Holidays are upon us. The indoctrination begins and it’s spend, spend, spend.” By Allen Sands Attention Walmart Shoppers! Image (above) from “Shaun of the Dead”. nce upon a time, in a land far, far away, the theories … Read More

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Finding the Indie Aesthetic: The Visual Art of Filmmaking

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“Through film, the painter is able to create a more complete and articulate sensory universe. Like painting, film can also be a pro-active tool to communicate social issues, inspire and educate. Independent filmmaking is often characterized by these attributes.” By … Read More

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Needles Are Not for Everyone But Students at MIT May Have Solution

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“This could be a way that the patient can circumvent the need to have an infusion or subcutaneous administration of a drug.” – Giovanni Traverso (MIT). By Marshall Helms Image (above) from Lemelson-MIT Program here are a lot of finicky … Read More

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Kratom: Another One Bites the Dust…

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”The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced its intention to place the active materials in the Kratom plant into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act in order to avoid an imminent hazard to public safety.” – www.dea.gov By EJ Wickes Image … Read More

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Crop Circles: Extraterrestrial Graffiti or Metamodernism in Art?

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“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” – Albert Einstein GUERILLA ART OR TAGGED BY ET? By Marshall Helms Photo (above) … Read More

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Blood Chocolate: The Seedy Underbelly of Luxury and Capitalism

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“Contemplation seems to be about the only luxury that costs nothing.” – Dodie Smith By Gerald Kusack Image (above) from Plainpicture illions of people from around the world find sweet refuge in their chocolate. The cocoa bean is processed and … Read More

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Facebook and Social Media: Social Energizers or Neutralizers?

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“There’s a danger in the internet and social media. The notion that information is enough, that more and more information is enough, that you don’t have to think, you just have to get more information – gets very dangerous.” – … Read More

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Indie Film Invasion: Arthouse Cinema from India with Love

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“I do not accept the art and commerce divide in cinema. I maintain that you either have a good film or a bad film.” – Sakti Sengupta, Discovering Indian Independent Cinema: The Films of Girish Kasaravalli By Jillian West Image … Read More

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The Wife’s Letter: A Film by Aneek Chaudhuri

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“In my film, ‘The Wife’s Letter’ I’m working on a project that symbolizes Tagore, and here I must say that in this film, his short story has been used as a prop; however the core essence is designed with Dali’s … Read More

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