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TED, the non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, has seeded another project in the heartland of creative thinkers: Brooklyn, NY. Welcome TEDxBrooklyn 2010. TEDxBrooklyn is a local, self-organized off-shoot of big TED, where x = independently organized TED event. This … Continue reading

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Echoes from Home

For most people, the words “swiss alps” and “yodeling” conjure the echoes of Julie Andrews’ sweet voice. But German writer/director/producer Stefan Schwietert‘s documentary Echoes From Home takes the “The Sound of Music” to a whole new level. Schwietert’s documentary, released in 2007, … Continue reading

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Must CTV!

Some say that television is the medium of the 21st century. Columbia University’s CTV would agree. At Columbia University, television enthusiasts make their passion a practice at CTV. CTV is a student run network that produces News, Sports, and Original Programming … Continue reading

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CONCRETE UTOPIA : A Call on Manifestos

Recent Barnard graduates Melanie Kress (’09) and Rosie duPont (’10) will be opening a new project space, CONCRETE UTOPIA, in Williamsburg on October 15th. For its inaugural project, CONCRETE UTOPIA,  is issuing a call for manifestos for its project CALL ON MANIFESTOS. … Continue reading

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Guest Video of the Day: Patrick Blute Talks Safety

Hello CUArts fans! First and foremost I’d just like to thank CUArts for the plug and featuring my short PSA announcement “Lights Out”. I made the short for a Bridgestone tires public service announcement contest about the dangers of texting … Continue reading

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How A Lawless Man Became an American: Clint Eastwood at Film Society

There’s a moment in Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino in which the actor and director finally reveals the chiseled 1972 titular vehicle in the film. Eastwood’s character Walt remarks he put together the lavish muscle car together himself. It’s hard not … Continue reading

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Always Versatile, Always Dashing: Cary Grant Returns to BAM

There are certainly a number of classic moments throughout actor Cary Grant’s famed career—too many to even begin to describe in all their hilarity, sexiness, or thrills—but one of his most iconic will always stand out for me. It’s about … Continue reading

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Destination: Hogwarts (and other places to suspend disbelief this summer)

I have a confession to make: I love Harry Potter. L-O-V-E. I’ve read all the books (highly recommended!), seen most of the movies (they just don’t quite measure up…), and even bought the merchandise (in my defense, that Gryffindor scarf … Continue reading

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Nic Cage + Iguanas=Midnight Masterpiece?

Nicolas Cage: Some people love him. A lot of people hate him (and with good reason). Cage is one of those actors you love to hate, especially when he gives a manic performance with no limits. The IFC Center (6th … Continue reading

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Baking in Stop-Motion Animation

Baking a cake: it’s art. It’s science. It’s delicious. French artist Alexandre Dubosc has combined all these elements of baking into a delightful stop-motion animated film that’s both whimsical and intriguing. You can also check out Dubosc’s Flickr page for … Continue reading

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