1. "The Black Film Canon": Slate's Aisha Harris and Dan Kois compile the 50 greatest movies by black directors. “These lists are important: They affect the types of movies that self-proclaimed cinephiles and casual viewers alike seek out and watch, and they help define our ideas about whose perspectives matter. Show More Summary
The same day Slate released its Black Film Canon, Snoop Dogg coincidentally weighed in via Instagram with his own thoughts on films by and about African-Americans. It turns out he’s not a fan of at least one film on Slate’s list, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave. Show More Summary
The larger movement behind #OscarsSoWhite wasn’t just about the Academy’s lack of recognition for the cinematic achievements of people of color—it was also about challenging the film industry itself to evolve and make room for more substantial work from black filmmakers and actors. Show More Summary
Keyser Soze tries to heist his way into The Canon. Read more...
Colorado train conductor, Leslie Cacy, 28, died Saturday after falling off the back of a Royal Gorge Railroad Scenic Train, Colorado news station KKTV reports. Colorado police are investigating the death involving the Royal Gorge Railroad Scenic Train. Show More Summary
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — A train that travels along one of the nation’s most scenic routes is suspending service while investigators look into the death of a conductor. Authorities said it is unclear how Leslie Cacy, 28, may have fallen from a moving train car of the Royal Gorge train Saturday night near Canon […]
I know, I know – another piece about “the canon.” This one, however, is sure to elicit a response one way or another. A sampling: “There are few (arguably no) female poets writing in Chaucer’s time who rival Chaucer in wit, transgressiveness, texture, or psychological insight. Show More Summary
We think the canon of American art of the 1940s and ‘50s is set in stone, but we’ve got a lot of looking still to do.
Police Brutality on Disabled Protestors on May 25th, 2016 Earlier this year we saw something that took us completely by surprise. There was a group of people in wheelchairs hanging themselves from a bridge in Cochabamba, Bolivia. They...Show More Summary
Beach reading shmeach reading—going into this holiday weekend we’re thinking about nothing less than the fate of English letters: “The canon of English literature is sexist. It is racist. It is colonialist, ableist, transphobic, and totally gross. Show More Summary
I’ve just gotten to Chapter 6, “Canonization of the Party-State Voice,” of Michael S. Gorham’s 2003 Speaking in Soviet Tongues (see this post), in which, after describing the competing ideals of Russian language use that appeared after...Show More Summary
Canon Rumors have reported that Sigma will be introducing an 85mm f/1.4 DG Art series lens at Photokina in September. With rumours that Sigma are discontinuing the 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM, the timing makes a lot of sense. Other than the focal length and maximum aperture, there are no other details or specifications available right [...]Show More Summary
Just bought a Leica SL but can't afford to buy a Leica lens to put on it? Don't worry - German manufacturer Novoflex has just the thing for you. The new Novoflex SL-EOS adapter allows certain Canon EF lenses and teleconverters to beShow More Summary
The Sol Project “plans to partner with 12 Off Broadway companies to produce one play per season. So far six companies have been announced: New Georges, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, the Public Theater, Labyrinth Theater Company, Atlantic Theater Company and Women’s Project Theater.”
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Like many medical environments, the LeXin dental clinic is dominated by white surfaces that give the interior a hygienic and pristine feel. However, Canon and Mengshu’s design notably departs from the norm with their unusual take on the reception room that looks more like a cozy living room rather than the typical waiting room. Show More Summary
Canon’s $11,000 200-400mm f/4L lens is not something you take apart lightly. (In fact, the full official name is Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Internal 1.4x Extender, but we are trying to keep it short). But that is not to say that it can not be taken apart. Canon’s youtube channel published such a lens [...]Show More Summary
“The canon is what it is, and anyone who wishes to understand how it continues to flow forward needs to learn to swim around in it. There is a clear line to Terrance Hayes (and Frank and Claire Underwood, and Lyon Dynasty) from Shakespeare. There is a direct path to Adrienne Rich (and Katniss Everdeen, […]
Hello, Yale students. It’s me, a random internet writer. I have some unfortunate news for you, but first, let me step back and catch everybody up.
The Canon EOS 80D is a 24MP APS-C format enthusiast DSLR, with a strong stills and video feature set. When the opportunity presented itself to build a traditional Greenland-style skin-on-frame kayak with craftsman and friend of DPR Kiliii...Show More Summary