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The Black Light Body Art Photography by John Poppleton

“Bodyscapes” is a body art series by artist John Poppleton that uses fluorescent pigment to paint landscapes on female models. He then photographs the models under UV light for the final fluorescent effect. A sample of some of his behind the scenes painting timelapse: When we caught up with Poppleton over email, we were curious Read MoreRead More

Seven Life Lessons From Making Sushi

Jiro Ono is an 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, who owns a tiny 10-seat shop in Tokyo that has the highest Michelin Guide rating of three stars. He is also the subject of the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi“. Dr. Jonathan Wai distills the film with seven life lessons we can take from the sushi master. 1. Read MoreRead More

How Plan 9 From Outer Space Earned, and Lost, the Title of Worst Movie of All Time

Matt Patches discusses the history of of bad movies – the culture of discussion that has arisen around schadenfreude and how this Ed Wood production sits in the pantheon of camp. After the publication of 1978’s The Fifty Worst Films Of All Time, 393 readers tore out a suggestion page provided in the back of Read MoreRead More

New York Photographer Turning Perfect Strangers into Perfect Subjects

As part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets photographer Richard Renaldi, who started a project titled “Touching Strangers,” where he pairs strangers off the street in tender portraits. While the awkwardness between the subjects is apparent at first, Renaldi says that feeling changes dramatically as the shoot progresses. The story first Read MoreRead More

Why You Need to Pay Attention to the Video Game Industry (In Case You Weren’t Already)

Liz Shannon Miller explains how the gaming industry is starting to play a bigger and bigger role in entertainment and the film/television industries. Here’s some friendly advice for anyone who’s passionate about film, television and media in general: If you don’t pay attention to the video game industry, now might be the time to start. Read MoreRead More

How Sony’s Betamax lost to JVC’s VHS Cassette Recorder

In 1976 Sony introduced the Betamax video cassette recorder. It catalyzed the “ondemand” of today by allowing users to record television shows, and the machine ignited the first “new media”; intellectual property battles. In only a decade this revolutionary machine disappeared, beaten by JVC’s version of the cassette recorder. This video tells the story of Read MoreRead More

Why Are There So Many Super Hero Movies? | Idea Channel

The past 15 years have produced a pantsload of superhero films. It's hard to even remember a time before Batman, Spiderman, and Captain America dominated the summer box office. So are movie studios just lazy and out of ideas? Or is something else going on? Superheroes are authority figures who put their world in order. Read MoreRead More

Do Film Buffs Make Better Filmmakers?

Martin Scorsese, Quinton Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, Jim Jarmusch, Chris Nolan, Michael Haneke, Win Wenders, Jean Luc Godard etc. all film buffs, but does it have anything to do with their success? As pointless of a question it may seem, it is one that has been roaming around several cinephile circuits for a while now and Read MoreRead More

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