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The Passion of Pete Postlethwaite

January 2nd, 2020
  • Pete Postlethwaite http://www.mutanteggplant.com/vitro-nasu/2011/01/03/in-the-name-of-pete-postlethwaite/

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Tuesday, February 7, 2012


    (Ralph Fiennes and Pete Postlethwaite from the Constant Gardner)

  • In the Name of Pete Postlethwaite
    (See and read more from here, enjoy!)

    Winter’s Tale – 2019

    December 24th, 2019
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    Eric Rohmer

  • Brick Eiffel or Brick Xmas Tree – Dec 24, 2015.

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Thursday, December 24, 2015

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  • Todd Haynes on Cate Blanchett, Saul Leiter and Queer Cinema
    Carol – Todd Haynes

    Soviet Santa

    December 19th, 2019

  • (Snegurochka and Ded Moroz crossing a Moscow street in 1968)
    Soviet Santa

    How Santa Survived the Soviet Era
    Of all the variations on the beloved character, Russia’s Ded Moroz might have the strangest history.


  • (Actor Alexander Khvylya plays Ded Moroz at a New Year performance the Kremlin in 1969.)

    Ded Moroz emerged around the late 19th century. One of the first major cultural introductions of the character was in the 1873 play The Snow Maiden, by Alexander Ostrovsky, one of the most important playwrights in Russian history. Ostrovsky was often a political writer, and The Snow Maiden is an odd entry in his oeuvre. It’s a fairytale, based in part on obscure and largely forgotten pre-Christian pagan mythology, and designed to promote a different kind of Russian patriotism than the Imperial government’s brand. The play was published—not necessarily a given for Ostrovsky, who had many of his plays censored or banned—and eventually rewritten as an opera, which was performed many times.

  • Christmas sounds like Kurushimimasu (suffering in Japanese)
    Homeless Person’s Guide to Homelessness

  • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera

    December 3rd, 2019
  • Great News for Milan Kundera (Guardian)

    Milan Kundera’s Czech citizenship restored after 40 years

    More from here

    Czech premier proposes restoring writer Kundera’s nationality

    Brno daily

    In Photos: Exhibition “Milan Kundera (Not Lost) in Translation”

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    (Kundera, Vera Kundera and Roth)
    With Philip Roth

    RIP Jonathan Miller, Revisiting the Polymath on Dick Cavett

    November 27th, 2019

  • (Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller: The Cast of “Beyond the Fringe)
    BBC obit

    Jonathan Miller, director and humorist, dies at 85

  • Jonathan Miller and The Kinds of Genius

  • (Jonathan Miller directs Mikado)

  • Bunker Archeology

    November 16th, 2019
  • Nuclear bunker for sale in Arizona

  • US Nuclear Bunkers, Washington, VA. Pennsylvania

  • Paul Virilio Philosopher of Bunker Archeology

    A Social Reformer, Lewis Hine, Photos of Child Labor, Immigrants

    September 26th, 2019
  • History Place – Child Labor

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    (Italian Family in the baggage room Ellis Island 1905.)

  • March 1937 Scott’s Run, West Virginia Johnson Family. is a photograph by Lewis Hine

  • Lewis Hine

    Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940) was an American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing child labor laws in the United States.

    Occupy Wall Street -2019

    September 17th, 2019
  • Bread And Puppet Theater presents: A celebration of the Occupy Wall Street movement. (Photo by Erik McGregor)


    See more photos here.

  • We are (still) the 99 percent

    Occupy Wall Street was seen as a failure when it ended in 2011. But it’s helped transform the American left.

    Vox –

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    Merrill Lynch Wall Street Waltz (Digital photo collage by Fung Lin Hall)

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  • Alvaro Enciso – Artist Honoring the Migrants Death

    August 21st, 2019

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    Meet Alvaro Enciso, the Artist Placing Crosses in Sonoran Desert to Memorialize Migrant Deaths

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    via (see his art here)

    The Constant Presence of Absence Art by Alvaro Enciso

    The Art of Alvaro Enciso is often overshadowed by his Crosses In the Desert project, “Where Dreams Die”. Where Alvaro places Art Crosses in honor of migrants who have died in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. His Art isn’t separate from it, rather just another extension of the creative process in channeling the concepts of “The American Dream” through various bodies of work.

    RIP Joao Gilberto – Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars

    July 6th, 2019

  • (João Gilberto plays his guitar to João Marcelo & Astrud.)

  • Father of Bossa nova died

  • See more photos from here

    Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars

    The Girl from Ipanema (youtube)

    Chega De Saudade

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Megan Rapinoe + Brian’s Story

    June 30th, 2019
  • Megan Rapino accepts the invitation

    Megan Rapinoe and the rest of the United States Women’s National Team have been invited to visit the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after publicly stating they wouldn’t visit the White House.

  • Read Brian’s story – (Brian is Megan’s brother)

    Megan Rapinoes’ greatest heartbreak and hope.

  • Happy birthday Megan Rapinoe! (July 5)

  • Remembering Anthony Bourdain when he was Back in Beirut,

    June 9th, 2019
  • How Lebanon transformed Anthony Bourdain

    In 2006, he found himself in a country falling into war—an experience that forever altered how he would understand people, culture, history, and conflict.

    Remembering Anthony Bourdain trips to Beirut

    In 2006, Bourdain and his crew were caught in the crossfire of the 2006 Lebanon war. The crew was planning to shoot an episode of his “No Reservations” show when the war broke out.

    They had to leave Lebanon, but it didn’t stop them from coming back.

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    (Anthony Bourdain with Palestinian children)
    Previous post Bourdain passed away one year ago