Kubrick & The Craft

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Stanley Kubrick is a giant among filmmakers and cinema fans for his excruciating attention to detail, the stylized performances he evokes, and the sheer scope of outrageously ambitious projects like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Barry Lyndon. The director’s 1999 film, Eyes Wide Shut, closed-out both the 20th…

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Egypt’s Iron Throne

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When we look back on the ancient past we are forced to parse through the clues we find in long lost artifacts, arts and writings. And even when science gives us fantastic instruments for peering into the secrets of the age-old we are often left to speculate and interpret before reaching for conclusions that may or…

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Madame Mars

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I’ve been pretty preoccupied posting about music lately and I haven’t touched on anything truly diabolical or bizarre since the release of the JFK files back in November. Luckily, there seems to be no end to tales of the otherworldly and just this weekend I stumbled across a story about a woman I’d…

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Cassette Cobain

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In the early 1990′s Nirvana made a massive impact on popular music, and the band’s influence seems even more impressive when remembering that they only released three studio albums. Of course, like most artists, their official output is only part of the story of the band’s production. And fans like…

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Darkness at 40

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It’s a new year with a number of birthdays, anniversaries and notable dates to ponder. Yesterday we celebrated Elvis Presley’s birthday and today we’re noting that Bruce Springsteen’s 1978 guitar opus, Darkness on the Edge of Town, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018. There will likely…

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A King is Born

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Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935. Here’s Kurt Russell as The King in John Carpenter’s 1979 made-for-TV-movie, Elvis. As I remember, this is the end of the opening scene, before we flashback to Elvis’ childhood in Mississippi. Celebrate the birth of rock ‘n’ roll by watching TV…

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Video Killed The Bard

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Came across this lollipop culture candy the other day and wanted to share here. I hope the new year is as absurd and unexpected as this. Here’s the set-up from Open Culture… When it comes to music however, 80s retro tends to confine themselves to early hip and hop and electro, the synthpop of Gary Numan…

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Death/Glory/Strummer

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Joe Strummer died ifteen years ago, on December 22, 2002. Here’s The Clash with “Death or Glory.” And here’s to a little of each… Please subscribe to my YouTube channel where I archive all of the videos I curate at Insomnia. Click here to check out…

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Salivation Nation

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Feeling a bit lost in the desert recently but not sure if I’m Christ in the desert or just a fisherman starving in a shanty, but it’s been nothing but Willem Dafoe weather around here, and even though my blog can’t keep its senses together it’s insisting upon itself. Here’s another very…

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Ira Cohen Fest

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One of my favorite authors, photographers and filmmakers of all time has two films currently available on YouTube. Ira Cohen isn’t a particularly timely subject, but movies like Kings With Straw Mats and The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda are forever and always. Here’s a mini-Cohen film fest for your…

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