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Post image for An Old Master Spin on Hip-Hop Video Bacchanals

With their paintings of bacchanalian revelry and swaggery Dionysus, Old Masters like Caravaggio, Poussin, and Rubens were a bit like the hip-hop videographers of their day.

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Post image for If a J-Pop Girl Group Took Over Your Smartphone

Japanese hip-hop idol group Lyrical School’s newest video, for the track “RUN and RUN,” is a bit like an iPhone ad on acid, or a Luddite’s nightmarish parody of what goes on in the worlds of screen-addicted teenagers.

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The Oregon-based Greenhand — perhaps the Michelangelo of joint rolling — toked himself into cannabis culture fame in 2014 after posting an image of his Sherlock Joint to Reddit.

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Rendering Rhythm and Bodies in 3D

by Carey Dunne on April 16, 2016

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With bursts of neon cones and discs against a black void, clips from graphic artist MELTMIRROR’s newest music video suggest what Kandinsky might’ve come up with had he been able to experiment with 3D modeling.

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Post image for Moving Forwards and Backwards in Time with ‘The Shining’

Picked apart and poured over by a confederacy of film-obsessed mavens with keen eyes and airtight attention spans, Stanley Kubrick’s opus The Shining (1980) has proven remarkably fecund over its 36-year lifetime.

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Post image for A Coming-of-Age Tale Set Amid Miami’s Delicate Ecology

MIAMI — There is a wordy, massive disclaimer at the beginning of director Terence Nance’s recent short film, “Swimming in Your Skin Again.”

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Post image for The Living Metal Scraps and Dancing Dolls of the Quay Brothers

When you watch a film by Stephen and Timothy Quay, those twin princes of darkness, you enter a shadow world.

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Post image for Conjuring Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Final 24 Hours

LONDON — American director Abel Ferrara’s newest film documents the final 24 hours of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s life in an intelligent way, without rhetoric or prudery.

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Post image for A New Documentary Champions the Photographer Who Captured Wright, Calder, and Nevelson

Photographers who shoot the work of famous artists are rarely celebrated in their own right, but a new documentary shifts the focus onto the man responsible for some of the most iconic images we have of Frank Lloyd Wright, Alexander Calder, and Louise Nevelson.

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Post image for A Documentary Takes a Walk Through Hélio Oiticica’s Past

“My life has transformed itself into a montage of simultaneous things,” Hélio Oiticica wrote in a letter in 1971.

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