“AIRSHIPS: Designed for Greatness”

“AIRSHIPS: Designed for Greatness” AIRSHIPS: Designed for Greatness showcases the beautiful illustrations of the very talented Italian artist Max Pinucci. Max created detailed, accurate, and beautiful illustrations of the world’s most famous airships, along with infographics explaining airship routes, performance, dimensions, and more.  by Max Pinucci (Author), Dan Grossman  (Author), Gregory Alegi (Author), & 1 more AIRSHIPS features: 114 oversize, panoramic pages 24 accurate and detailed airship profiles (1:400 and 1:700 scale). Extensive infographic plates Original photographs, renderings, and hand-drawn portraits. Full-color plate (poster) of a historic airship, autographed by Max Pinucci and suitable for framing, 42 cm x 28 cm Imperial and metric…

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The Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Maus (Art Spiegelman)

What can a comic book artist tell us about the Holocaust? Upon Reflection host Marcia Alvar speaks with Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the graphic novels “Maus: A Survivor’s Tale” and “Maus II.” In this 1991 video from the University of Washington, Speigelman ruminates about his own parents’ survival in the Holocaust and how he developed a better sense of their generation through story depiction. The tiny pictures of Maus use anthropomorphic characters to relate the war between German and Jew or “cat and mouse.”

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The 10 Rules of IKIGAI: Book

The 10 Rules of IKIGAI: The Japanese Secrets To a Long and Happy Life Ikigai (生き甲斐, ‘a reason for being’) is a Japanese concept referring to something that gives a person a sense of purpose, a reason for living. “There is a passion inside you, a unique talent that gives meaning to your days and drives you to share the best of yourself until the very end. If you don’t know what yourikigai is yet, as Viktor Frankl says, your mission is to discover it.” Much has been written and…

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1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir by Ai Weiwei (Crown Books, 2021)

In his widely anticipated memoir, Ai Weiwei—one of the world’s most famous artists and activists—tells a century-long epic tale of China through the story of his own extraordinary life and the legacy of his father, Ai Qing, the nation’s most celebrated poet. (Barnes and Nobles) Ai Weiwei (Chinese: 艾未未; pinyin: Ài Wèiwèi, born 28 August 1957) is a Chinese contemporary artist and activist. Ai grew up in the far north-west of China, where he lived under harsh conditions due to his father’s exile.[1] As an activist, he has been openly critical of the Chinese Government‘s stance on democracy and…

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The Art and Soul of Dune [LE]Written By: Tanya Lapointe

DUNE: The Art and Soul of Dune [LE]Written By: Tanya Lapointe $595.00 Please note: Due to unprecedented demand, the first printing of The Art and Soul of Dune: Limited Edition has sold out.  Insight Editions has partnered with Dune’s executive producer Tanya Lapointe to share an insider’s look at how Villeneuve and his team successfully adapted a legendary novel long thought unfilmable. To celebrate this achievement, Insight Editions is offering a lavish Limited Edition version of The Art and Soul of Dune, written by Lapointe, exclusively available at www.insighteditions.com. Created with the same passion…

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Neuromancer (BBC radio play) book by William Gibson

Here is the BBC radio play of the novel that started it all, launching the cyberpunk generation, and the first novel to win the holy trinity of science fiction: the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. With Neuromancer, William Gibson introduced the world to cyberspace–and science fiction has never been the same. Case was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information superhighway–jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, soaring through tactile lattices of data and logic, rustling encoded secrets for anyone with the money to buy his…

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I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right (Signed, Boxed, Limited Edition of 10,000)

Published worldwide on October 15th 2020 via the Away With Media website. Hardback, 240 pages, 230mm x 193mm, cover artwork by John Lydon, in a clamshell box, individually numbered, hand signed, with screen printed ribbon. I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right features random thoughts about the way John sees life, along with anecdotes from his unique and extraordinary career. Beautifully designed and limited to just 10,000 numbered copies, each book includes an original signature from John Lydon. John Joseph Lydon (/ˈlaɪdən/; born 31 January 1956), also known by his stage name Johnny Rotten, is an…

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Wizards (Animated 1977)

WIZARDS: In this animated fantasy set on a post-apocalyptic Earth, a good and wise wizard named Avatar fights to save the Earth from mutants controlled by his evil brother, Blackwolf. Blackwolf, who draws his power from horror and hatred, employs war machine technology in the hope that he can enslave all surviving Earthlings in this fast-paced adventure featuring the voice of Mark Hamill. Wizards is a 1977 American animated post-apocalyptic science fantasy film written, directed and produced by Ralph Bakshi and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The film follows a battle between two wizards of opposing powers, one representing…

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City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man

This documentary is produced in conjunction with the exhibition “City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man”. This exhibition explores the remarkable story of how the legendary Nevada gathering known as Burning Man evolved through collaborative ritual from humble countercultural roots on San Francisco’s Baker Beach into the world-famous desert convergence it is today. This exhibition is organized by the Nevada Museum of Art and will be on view through January 7, 2018. “City of Dust” will travel to the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum in spring 2018: http://bit.ly/CityofDust​…

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Read all 80 issues of PUNK PLANET [94-07]

PUNK PLANET: You can now read all 80 issues of Punk Planet for free on the Internet Archive. Founded by writer and editor Dan Sinker, the Chicago music and politics zine ran as a print publication from 1994 until 2007. In addition to music features and reviews, Punk Planet covered topics like feminism, politics, human rights, and labor. Issues included interviews with Sleater-Kinney, Nick Cave, Ralph Nader, and countless other cultural icons. Find the complete archive here. Punk Planet was a 16,000 print run punk zine, based in Chicago, Illinois, that focused most…

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Sister Wendy British religious sister and art historian

Wendy Mary Beckett[1] (25 February 1930 – 26 December 2018), better known as Sister Wendy, was a British religious sister[2] and art historian[3] who became well known internationally during the 1990s when she presented a series of BBC television documentaries on the history of art.[4] Her programmes, such as Sister Wendy’s Odyssey and Sister Wendy’s Grand Tour, often drew a 25 percent share of the British viewing audience.[5] In 1997, Sister Wendy made her US debut on public television and that same year The New York Times described her as “a sometime hermit who is fast on her way to becoming the most unlikely and famous art…

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[writer] John le Carré passed away today

David John Moore Cornwell[1] (19 October 1931 – 12 December 2020[2][3]), better known by his pen name John le Carré (/ləˈkæreɪ/),[4] was a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for both the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963), became an international best-seller and remains one of his best-known works. See an Intimations Interview Intimations | John le Carre The false and lonely world of the writer. CHANNEL | BBC 2 FIRST BROADCAST | 08 February 1966 SYNOPSIS In this extended interview,…

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WE CALL IT TECHNO! A documentary about Germany’s early Techno scene and culture

At Berlin’s Love Parade in 1991, different local scenes congregate for the first time. The trend turns into a movement. A German Summer of Love, which changes whole lives overnight and kick-starts careers. The basic principle of Techno stands for experimenting, crossing borders and DIY. Fans become DJs or party promoters. Labels are founded and record stores open up. The scene grows. An independent microcosm is created. Networks are formed away from established structures. For a moment everything seems possible… WE CALL IT TECHNO! tells the story of a tempestuous…

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Vanlife Diaries: Finding Freedom on the Open Road

Vanlife Diaries: Finding Freedom on the Open Road Hardcover – Illustrated, April 9, 2019 by Kathleen Morton  (Author), Jonny Dustow (Author), & Jared Melrose (Author) About the Author KATHLEEN MORTON is a freelance journalist and the U.S. representative of the Australia-based Vanlife Diaries, an online channel that posts interviews and photos of vanlifers around the world, serves as a community hub, and hosts vanlife gatherings around the world. Before joining Vanlife Diaries she blogged about vanlife and collected interviews on her website Tiny House, Tiny Footprint. She is the author of the illustrated, self-published book Tiny House Tiny…

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The ascent of Alex Honnold (CBS)

Alexander Honnold (born August 17, 1985) is an American rock climber best known for his free solo ascents of big walls. His 2017 accomplishment of free soloing El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park, is regarded as one of the greatest athletic achievements of all time.[2][3] Honnold is the only person to free solo El Capitan,[4] and holds the fastest ascent of the Yosemite triple crown, an 18-hour, 50-minute link-up of Mount Watkins, The Nose, and the Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome.[5] Honnold says he likes tall, long routes and that he tries to do them quickly.[1] He is the author (with David Roberts) of…

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A Promised Land by Barack Obama

“We are just temporary occupants of this office. It is up to us to leave the instruments of our democracy at least as strong as we found it.” A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his…

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Austin Studio Tour by BIGMEDIUM NOV 14-22

Austin Studio Tour Virtual + Outdoor Art ExperienceNovember 14 – 22, 2020 ABOUT THE AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR A Virtual + Outdoor celebration of Austin artists that introduces the public to new ways of experiencing art, and the creative practices of artists around our city. This is the 18th year of producing a studio tour in Austin, and this year is a strange one, to say the least, but Big Medium are excited to present 420 Austin-based artists and collaboratives in a combination of the East and West Austin Studio Tours.…

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Texas is the Reason: The Mavericks of Lone Star Punk

By: Pat Blashill with illustrations by writing by Richard Linklater, David Yow, Adriane “Ash” Shown, Donna Rich and Teresa TaylorNew York, NY: Bazillion PointsPages: 240 pagesDimensions: 8.7″ X 10.6″”Cover: HardcoverBinding: sewn boundProcess: OffsetColor: Full colorEdition Size: UnknownISBN: 978-1935950172 Along with Bill Daniel, photographer Pat Blashill did an extraordinary job documenting Texas punk rock and hardcore during the early 1980s and beyond. This book is a  super high quality production like we’ve come to expect from Bazillion Points, and a must for fans of the music of that era and region.…

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In the Age of AI (full film) | FRONTLINE

A documentary exploring how artificial intelligence is changing life as we know it — from jobs to privacy to a growing rivalry between the U.S. and China. FRONTLINE investigates the promise and perils of AI and automation, tracing a new industrial revolution that will reshape and disrupt our world, and allow the emergence of a surveillance society. This journalism is made possible by viewers like you. Support your local PBS station here: http://www.pbs.org/donate Love FRONTLINE? Find us on the PBS Video App where there are more than 250 FRONTLINE documentaries…

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