Pixar Has Released the Beautiful First Trailer for “Coco”

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Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. Continue reading “Pixar Has Released the Beautiful First Trailer for “Coco””

Pixar Has Released the Beautiful First Trailer for “Coco”

Advice from the Ghost of Georgia O’Keeffe

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The ghost of Georgia O’Keeffe explains how to deal with stupid people criticizing your ideas. Continue reading “Advice from the Ghost of Georgia O’Keeffe”

Advice from the Ghost of Georgia O’Keeffe

The Hidden Message in “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”

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In his introduction to “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” L. Frank Baum claims that the book is simply an innocent children’s story. But some scholars have found hidden criticisms of late-nineteenth-century economic policies in the book. Is it possible that one of America’s favorite children’s stories is also a subversive parable? David B. Parker investigates the text for clues.  Continue reading “The Hidden Message in “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz””

The Hidden Message in “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”

How Paint Is Made

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Watching paint be made is so strangely soothing. Continue reading “How Paint Is Made”

How Paint Is Made

The Incredible Harris Tweed Industry

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‘The Big Cloth’ is a short documentary about the Harris Tweed industry on the Island of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The film gives an insight into the island and the different characters who make this beautiful cloth. With over 170 freelance weavers on the island who weave this famous tweed from their own homes, it is the only cloth to have its own act of parliament protecting the industry. Continue reading “The Incredible Harris Tweed Industry”

The Incredible Harris Tweed Industry

The font that escaped the Nazis and landed on the moon

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Futura is familiar. But its journey from avant-garde German type to hipster favorite is unusual — and it includes Nazis and the moon. Continue reading “The font that escaped the Nazis and landed on the moon”

The font that escaped the Nazis and landed on the moon

Jacques Cousteau on Atlantis and Cognac

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“We’re going to investigate every single one of these hypotheses, and we’ll tell you what we think is the truth about it” – Jacques Cousteau in 1978 Continue reading “Jacques Cousteau on Atlantis and Cognac”

Jacques Cousteau on Atlantis and Cognac