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Life On London’s Docks: “The Rime of the Modern Mariner”

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  For eons, Britain has lived and died by the sea. Cut off from mainland Europe by the English channel and from the West by the Atlantic Ocean, the sea has been both a treasure trove for the Brits, supplying them with food, trade roots, and, more recently, oil, while providing them with a strategic moat that defended them from ... Read More »

Birds on A Wire, Japan’s Penis Festival, and An Abstract Artist Battle Royale

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  At London’s Barbican, zebra finches play guitar for the pleasure of museum goers—play “Freebird”, dudes! (Guardian UK)   Only 33 years after its last use, France has opened a museum dedicated to their favorite method of capital punishment, the guillotine. (Guardian)   If you’re liable to blush or giggle at the sight of giant wooden weewees and whowhodillys, you ... Read More »

Travel Obsession: Directing Duo Hunts Giants in “World’s Largest” Documentary

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  When we travel the world, we follow our obsessions—art, music, and film. But we tip our hats explorers with different obsessions in mind, like Elizabeth Donius and Amy Elliott, the filmmakers behind the upcoming documentary, “World’s Largest”. Instead of following in the footsteps of famous artists or tracking down the original film locations of Kung-Fu classics, Donius and Elliott ... Read More »

Stream The Stripes, Photoshopping Elizabeth I, and Death Cab Opera Covers

  Quick, go stream the music from the White Stripes’ upcoming tour documentary, “Under The Great White Northern Lights” before they turn off the tap! (Vulture)   Saucy opera star Renee Fleming is now promoting an album of covers including songs by Band of Horses, Arcade Fire, Death Cab for Cutie, and The Mars Volta. Curious. (Guardian UK)   Those ... Read More »

Sunday’s Oscar Wins Continue to Bring Attention to Controversial Locations

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  Let’s give one last great round of applause to the Oscar winners last night. While the show itself was a tad dull, being the creators of a travel-guide series that tours you through the world’s most famous film locations, we were thrilled by the virtual global voyage the Academy Awards offered. while James Cameron’s “Avatar” picked up scores of ... Read More »

Cunningham, New York’s Original Street-Style Photog, Is Coming to the Silver Screen

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  The Sartorialist, Garance Doré, Mr. Newton—seems you can’t duck out of a Fashion Week event without literally bumping into these street-style photographers or a pretty young thing posing for their lenses. Within a few short years, the top tier of these trend spotters have become franchises onto themselves, producing books, pop-up shops, clothing lines, and industry recognition. But as ... Read More »

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