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Legendary designer Dieter Rams thinks we’re buying too much stuff

Source:  Wired On a weeknight at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, the celebrated German industrial designer Dieter Rams ambled up to a podium in his uniform of a black shirt, thinning silver bowl cut, and cane. He was there to introduce a movie, of which he is...

The Most Feared Song in Jazz, Explained

Source:  Vox John Coltrane, one of jazz history’s most revered musicians, released “Giant Steps” in 1959. It’s known across the jazz world as one of the most challenging compositions to improvise over for two reasons - it’s fast, and it’s in three keys. Braxton Cook...

The 20 Best Historical Documentaries on Netflix

Source:  Paste Karl Marx City (2016) - If you didn’t live in East Germany during the decades the Stasi was extending its insidious reach, perhaps your only knowledge of the GDR secret police comes from the 2007 Oscar-winner "The Lives of Others." Petra Epperlein and...

He was a narcotics officer. Then his daughter overdosed.

Source:  The Atlantic Kevin Simmers is a former police sergeant in Hagerstown, Maryland. During his tenure as a narcotics officer, he aggressively pursued drug arrests—especially those related to heroin. “I believed my entire life that incarceration was the answer to...

Artists strive to make climate change “visceral”

Source:  Scientific American A new art installation by British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah that focuses on climate change will open in the Boston Harbor next spring. "Purple" is an immersive six-channel video installation that sheds light on climate change's...

166 titles submitted to Academy for Best Documentary Feature Oscar

Source:  IndieWire Last year, the Academy documentary branch had to grapple with a record 170 documentary feature submissions for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar. This year, it’s not so bad; only 166 were entered. The short list of 15 will be announced on December...

“Reason” wins top prize at IDFA

Source:  Deadline Anand Patwardhan's "Reason" won the IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary at the 31st International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (Nov. 14 - 25). The film, told in eight parts, charts the rise of religious and nationalist...