When American children go out trick-or-treating, they’re following a tradition from their nations’ English heritage. And when Australians refuse to celebrate “Americanized” Halloween, they’re actually resisting an originally British holiday and holding on to Victorian ideals that died out over a century ago.
Commuting’s Hidden Cost - NYTimes.com
Humans were made to hunt and gather on a daily basis using legs and bodies. Wandering a mile or more each day to food and water sources. Carrying back a basket of seeds and fruit or the haunch of gazelle. Walking to work, errands, groceries, etc.
Suburban sprawl and designed dependence on automobiles disrupts what humans are as physical and social beings.
Chronicler of War Nears 100, and Counting - NYTimes.com
Korea is one of those wars that, in images, we don’t see very often. Here are some incredible images (plus a few WWII) taken by photographer Max Desfor. He is nearly 100 now!
Teaching filmmaking is a paradox. If you are smart enough, you can learn the basics of filmmaking in two months. I don’t like it when film schools say, ‘We will teach you, we will train you — all the wisdom, all the rules.’ The most important thing about our school is this good balance between learning the craft, learning the theory and learning how to get your message across in your art. —
A Film School With a Sense of Place
A Film School With a Sense of Place -
Interesting article about the highly influential Łódź Film School (which actually has a really long official name).
Say wooj not loads.
Ad for a bank but still fun.
Stadium Made Of Light Creates A Sculpture In The City Skyline
Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Girls, State-by-State
Why Abraham Lincoln Loved Infographics : The New Yorker
30 Million enslaved in world, still.
Back from the dead: Reversing walking corpse syndrome -
“Pharmacologists have discovered a mechanism that triggers Cotard’s syndrome – the mysterious condition that leaves people feeling like they, or parts of their body, no longer exist. With the ability to switch the so-called walking corpse syndrome on and off comes the prospect of new insights into how conscious experiences are constructed.”
Most Famous Book Set In Every State
University of Munich chronobiology research group will tell you if you are morning or night person. -
Fill out the form, they email you a PDF that shows a scale where you are.