A photographer named Jack Radcliffe documented his relationship with his daughter Alison from the time she was a small girl for 32 years (1975-2007). We see an innocent child grow into a rebelling teen, and eventually a woman.

Peter Greenaway has long been one of my very favorite filmmakers. His experimentation and fascination with: language, books, painting, typography, design, cinema, theater and future forms of expression guides him to create in a language all his own. When considering his obvious desires to expand the visual language of film outside of cinema’s proverbial frame, it was no surprise to read that he had been working on some sort of online video game. What I had no idea of was that Greenaway has been up to much more than that. With the launch of his new official website, you can keep tabs on Greenaway’s lastest endeavors.

I’ve always believed that the great power that artists carry with them is the ability to evoke an emotional reaction from a stranger without even stepping foot in the same room. Nagi Noda’s whimsical work makes people feel good; it reminds us to use our imaginations no matter how wild they may be. As a young female artist she has truly defied obstacles and traditions while fully embodying the title “creative director.” With a vision all her own Nagi Noda has seamlessly slipped from one medium to another charming us along the way. So it is with a profound sadness that I share the work of Nagi Noda, whose life was cut way too short just a week ago at the age of 35.


Nagi Nada’s official website

Nagi Noda’s Music Video Work

 

My mother lives deep in the South; the important swing state of Florida to be exact. Several years ago she moved from a more liberal and socialist region of St. Catherine’s, Canada. She and her husband ironically made the move in search of better weather and a booming housing market to profit from. Instead they got hurricanes, an economic crisis and evangelicals. For all these reasons and more, I was so proud when my mother told me that this Labor Day weekend she volunteered her time at the local headquarters for the Obama campaign.

 

Here is photographer, Rachel Papo’s gaze at life in the military for young Israeli women.

At an age when social, sexual, and educational explorations are at their highest point, the life of an eighteen-year-old Israeli girl is interrupted. She is plucked from her home surroundings and placed in a rigorous institution where her individuality is temporarily forced aside in the name of nationalism. During the next two years, immersed in a regimented and masculine environment, she will be transformed from a girl to a woman, within the framework of an army that is engaged in daily war and conflict.
Almost fifteen years after my mandatory military duty ended, I went back to several Israeli army bases, using the medium of photography as a vehicle to re-enter this world.

 

For about two seconds, John McCain’s campaign ad “The One” created a stir. Aimed at the kind of fuck-nuts who actually believe in and look forward to “end times,” the ad uses their crazy evangelical secrete handshake codes and likens Obama to “The Dark One” himself (no pun intended). I find this quite disturbing on Mr. McCain’s behalf. Mind you, what’s more disturbing is the overwhelming number of people who believe these kinds of messages.

Tim LeHaye is a lunatic and the author of the unbelievably popular book series Left Behind, based on the end time prophecies. Terrifyingly over 63 million copies of this garbage have been sold. Not only does LeHaye bare a striking resemblance to many an interpretation of Lucifer himself (see below), but he also has some keen views on whether or not Barack Obama is in indeed the devil.

“I can see by the language he uses why people think he could be the antichrist,” adds LaHaye, “but from my reading of scripture, he doesn’t meet the criteria. There is no indication in the Bible that the antichrist will be an American.”

No shit Tim. He couldn’t possibly be the devil because you are.


I came across the fantastical work of Ryohei Hase, a Tokyo based illustrator. I’d really like the painting below to hang above my couch; it would certainly make for a good conversation piece.

I’ve been hearing rumors for years about Alejandro Jodorowsky making another film. Apparently, developments are a reality and the cult director has been taking steps forward with concept art. The script is complete and will feature Nick Nolte and Marilyn Manson. Expect nothing less than genius.