Monday, July 28, 2014
visualobscurity:

David Lynch and Isabella Rossellini. Helmut Newton.

visualobscurity:

David Lynch and Isabella Rossellini. Helmut Newton.

Sunday, July 27, 2014
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atrogallery:

Circe Invidiosa
Artist: John William Waterhouse
/nvsie’s own gift

saw this in person when the collection came to Montreal a few years ago. i was amazed at how vibrant the green was.

atrogallery:

Circe Invidiosa

Artist: John William Waterhouse

/nvsie’s own gift

saw this in person when the collection came to Montreal a few years ago. i was amazed at how vibrant the green was.

[…]If Snowpiercer had merely told the tale of an oppressed working class rising up to seize power from an evil overlord, it would already have been an improvement over most of the political messages in mainstream cinema. There are all sorts of nice touches in its portrayal of a declining capitalism that can maintain its ideological legitimacy even when it literally has no more bullets in its guns.

But the story Bong tells goes beyond that. It’s about the limitations of a revolution which merely takes over the existing social machinery rather than attempting to transcend it. And it’s all the more effective because the heart of that critique comes as a late surprise, from a character we might not expect.

[…]All too often, explicitly political art fails as both art and politics. Socialists shouldn’t put up with half-assed imitations of popular genres, nor with political messages denuded of anything but the lowest common denominator.

What makes Snowpiercer satisfying is that it commits neither error. It’s an engrossing and stylish movie, and its underlying themes go beyond merely pointing out class exploitation to challenge the logic of capital. It’s a movie that should be seen as widely as possible, if only so that Bong Joon-ho gets more chances to make movies for English-speaking audiences that badly need them.
Smash the Engine by Peter Frase | Jacobin Magazine (via filmantidote)

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
In 1979, when the minimum wage was $2.90, a hard-working student with a minimum-wage job could earn enough in one day (8.44 hours) to pay for one academic credit hour. If a standard course load for one semester consisted of maybe 12 credit hours, the semester’s tuition could be covered by just over two weeks of full-time minimum wage work—or a month of part-time work. A summer spent scooping ice cream or flipping burgers could pay for an MSU education. The cost of an MSU credit hour has multiplied since 1979. So has the federal minimum wage. But today, it takes 60 hours of minimum-wage work to pay off a single credit hour, which was priced at $428.75 for the fall semester. The Myth of Working Your Way Through College - Svati Kirsten Narula - The Atlantic (via infoneer-pulse)
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  • scully: the truth is in here *gestures to ass*
  • mulder:
man-and-camera:

Tranquility ➾ Luke Gram

man-and-camera:

Tranquility ➾ Luke Gram