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Are Documentaries About Artists More Important Than Their Art?

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Films about artisits are great devices for making art more accessible. They give a wonderful window into an artist's process. They often show more concretely than other media what an artistic career entails as well as enable a view of the structures and institutions of the art world.

Preschool Kids and Television

Susan Kim | Posted 04.26.2013 | Parents
Susan Kim

Preschoolers, middle-graders, preteens and young adults may all be separated by only a few years, but are so divided by their interests, needs, humor, language and abilities as to practically be separate species.

Live From Toronto Film Festival: Tuesday, Sept. 11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's easy to mock the feelings it evokes, but that's a shallow reading of a much deeper film. Cloud Atlas is one of the best films I've seen this year and one of the most satisfying.

Best Films and More About Work, for Labor Day

Wyatt Closs | Posted 11.01.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

This Labor Day week, we take a look at a listing of nominees for best films, tv shows, and other artistic expressions in what are called the "2011 Workers' Voice Awards" from PopWork USA.

YERT Blockbuster: Your Environmental Road Trip Film Wins EFFY 2011 Audience Award: Interview With Filmmakers

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.08.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

YERT is a hilarious, powerful and often poignant chronicle of a year-long journey in search of innovators, scientists, activists, farmers, and artists working to move their communities toward a more sustainable future.

ReThink Review: Waste Land -- Salvaging Lives and Art From Trash

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Waste Land, winner of the Sundance World Cinema Audience Documentary Award, is a call for all of us to take a close look at what we have, what we discard, and the lives of those pushed to the fringes of society.

The Overhuman

Sebastian Siegel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sebastian Siegel

You can create happiness in moments, but fulfillment only comes from challenging yourself to rise to your potential