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All Star Wars Now

30 years ago, The Empire Strikes Back premiered and audiences saw what may be the best Star Wars film anyone will ever see. The original Star Wars and the franchise it created changed the business of filmmaking and the experience of moviegoing forever. But did Star Wars subvert the aesthetics of cinema? Did it actually [...]

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Joseph Cornell: Unboxing

Among my favorite artists, Joseph Cornell spent a lifetime making art in an attempt to entertain his brother who suffered from cerebral palsy. His brother was mostly confined to the house so Cornell created boxes full of ephemera enclosed in glass covers. In Cornell’s constructions spools, marbles, colored sand, stones, cut-out images and toys were [...]

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