Religion and Press Freedom in the Digital Age – Part One: Information on Trial

The first in a series of posts on issues at the intersection of press freedom, religion, digital media and politics by Natasja Sheriff. Continue Reading →

"Writing in Water" Screening, March 6

PREVIEW SCREENING
WRITING IN WATER  水书 
A film on the social life of calligraphy” 书法的集体生活
(42 min., Angela Zito 司徒安director)

Tuesday, March 6, 6:00PM
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Department of Cinema Studies
721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Michelson Theater
Free and open to the public.

Seating is limited and is available first-come, first-seated.
* * * * * Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. * * * * * Continue Reading →

“Writing in Water” Screening, March 6

PREVIEW SCREENING
WRITING IN WATER  水书 
A film on the social life of calligraphy” 书法的集体生活
(42 min., Angela Zito 司徒安director)

Tuesday, March 6, 6:00PM
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Department of Cinema Studies
721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Michelson Theater
Free and open to the public.

Seating is limited and is available first-come, first-seated.
* * * * * Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. * * * * * Continue Reading →

I Love You, I Do.

We asked our Near and Dear to tell us something about today, the day when we celebrate love–or loss or absence or grief or joy or chocolate or the color red.  Valentine’s Day is one of those not-so-holy (or so-holiday) holidays we bump into on the annual calendar, on our way to spring, rebirth and Easter rising.  We didn’t really know what we’d get for our asking.

It’s an odd and fascinating assortment of reflections and observations from some of our favorite loves–our regular contributors, family and friends.  Happy Valentine’s Day!  We love you, we do!

 

“Month of Valentines” by Stacy Doris

“#MyGrownUpValentine” by Ashley Baxstrom with image by Angela Zito

“A Buddhist Valentine” by S. Brent Plate

“My Friend” by Jacob Glatstein, translated from the Yiddish by Peter Manseau

“A Valentine Offering” by Genevieve Yue

“My Wish this Valentine’s Day” by George González

“A Simple Dinner” by Anthea Butler

“St. Valentine’s Fallen Face” by David Metcalfe

“Heart in the Snow” by Mary Valle

“A Red Bagel” by Adam Becker

“The Gospel of Sacred Candy Hearts” by Amy Levin

“Be Mine” by Jeremy Walton

 

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#MyGrownUpValentine

By Ashley Baxstrom

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#Valentine’sDay was cocoa in a red mug, powdered sugar & strawberries on my pancakes, a note in my lunchbox from mom. Now it’s all #DIY. Continue Reading →

Remembering China's Great Leap andGreat Famine

Getting the Past Out Loud: Memory Projects with Wu Wenguang
Saturday, December 3, 4, 2011

A five-film weekend with documentary director and artist Wu Wenguang where he will present films from The Memory Project, based at Coachangdi Workstation in Beijing.  From there, young filmmakers fanned out to return to family villages and their own pasts, real and imagined, to inquire about The Great Famine of 1959-61 — a disaster of which memories have been actively abandoned by the state.  But the films reveal as much about the wish for memory as of memory itself and of the interesting role of film in such projects of retrieval.  Two of Wu’s works will be featured.

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