Category Archives: Art

Pop Culture Has Become an Oligopoly

By Adam Mastroianni Source: Experimental History You may have noticed that every popular movie these days is a remake, reboot, sequel, spinoff, or cinematic universe expansion. In 2021, only one of the ten top-grossing films––the Ryan Reynolds vehicle Free Guy––was an … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Gloria’s Call

Source: GloriasCall.com From the cafés of Paris to the mountaintops of Samiland, a scholar’s life is foreverchanged through her friendships with the women artists of Surrealism. In 1971, graduate student Gloria Orenstein received a call from Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington that sparked … Continue reading

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Father John Misty

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Saturday Matinee: Blue Thunder

Looking back at Blue Thunder John Badham’s high-tech helicopter thriller Blue Thunder rode the crest of a decade obsessed with cool cars and aircraft… By Ryan Lambie Source: Den of Geek Back in the 1980s, a company called Sega perfected … Continue reading

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Negativland Tears for Fears

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Saturday Matinee: Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession

By JPRoscoe Source: Basement Rejects Launching in 1974, the Z Channel became one of the first pay cable channels.  The channel eventually morphed into a movie channel highlighting directors, art films, and championing original visions portrayed on the screen.  One … Continue reading

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Alice Walker and the Price of Conscience

Alice Walker was disinvited to the Bay Area Book Festival after Zionist groups threatened to carry out protests. The public and presenters are complicit in her blacklisting if they attend. By Chris Hedges Source: The Chris Hedges Report There is … Continue reading

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Sturgill Simpson

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