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Brian Hioe – A Taiwanese American Journalist

July 27th, 2022

  • Brian Hioe/info

    New Bloom Magazine net/author/Brian Hioe

    Brian Hioe is one of the founding editors of New Bloom. He is a freelance journalist, as well as a translator. A New York native and Taiwanese-American, he has an MA in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University and graduated from New York University with majors in History, East Asian Studies, and English Literature. He was Democracy and Human Rights Service Fellow at the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy from 2017 to 2018.

    Popula com/author/Brian Hioe
    (Read the articles by Brian Hioe here).

    Brian Hioe at Amy Goodman – Pelosi planned Taiwan visit triggers threats.

  • Tony Leung, Helen Keller, Lucile Cliften & Isabelle Adjani – June 27 Birthday

    June 27th, 2022
  • 1aaIntheMoodforsitting
    Happy birthday Tony Leung!

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    (Lucille Clifton and Hayden Carruth)

  • Helen Keller via

  • Young Bruce
    (With Isabelle Adjani, directed by Francois Truffaut)
    Happy birthday Isabelle Adjani.

  • Lafcadio Hearn was born on June 27 too.

  • Frank Zappa – See a Documentary by Alex Winter

    May 25th, 2022
  • Photo via Frank Zappa Hot Rats Anniversary Collection

  • “Zappa” documentary directed by Alex Winter
    (Streaming at Kanopy)

    Alex Winter’s Documentary Hauntingly Captures the Skewed Passion of Frank Zappa, a One-of-a-Kind Rock Legend
    The film finds an emotional through line by taking Frank Zappa as seriously as he took himself.

    Zappa and Vaclav Havel – see the photo of them, here.
    (Zappa’s visit to Prague was covered in this documentary).


  • Letter to Edgard Varese, Zappa was 16 years old

    Dear Sir:

    Perhaps you might remember me from my stupid phone call last January, if not, my name again is Frank Zappa Jr. I am 16 years old … that might explain partly my disturbing you last winter. The reason for my letter at this time is that I am visiting relatives in Baltimore and as long as I am on the East Coast I hope I can get to see you.

    It might seem strange but ever since I was 13 I have been interested in your music. The whole thing stems from the time when the keeper of this little record store sold me your album “The Complete Works of Edgard Varèse, Vol.l.” The only reason I knew it existed was that an article in either LOOK or the POST mentioned it as being noisy and unmusical and only good for trying out the sound systems in high fidelity units (referring to your “IONIZATIONS” [sic]). I don’t know how the store I got it from ever obtained it, but, after several hearings, I became curious and bought it for $5.40, which, at the time seemed awfully high and being so young, kept me broke for three weeks. Now I wouldn’t trade it for anything and I am looking around for another copy as the one I have is very worn and scratchy.

  • Kronos

  • See Frank Zappa art

  • Zappa Homepage

  • Mario Ambrosius Curated Guen Inokuma, Léonard Foujita at Gallery in Ginza

    May 12th, 2022
  • Mario A

    Mario A curated paintings by Léonard Foujita and Guenichiro Inokuma at Chuo Gallery in Ginza

  • Guen I.
    Guen (this is how he signed his art) came to live in Honolulu in the mid 70’s after he suffered a stroke in NYC. He lived in Japan in the Summer and the Winter in Honolulu. Guen became a mentor to my sister Fung-Ching Kelling during his stays in Honolulu.

    (My sister Fung Ching Kelling sitting in front. Fung Lin Hall (myself) on the right of Guen Inokuma)

  • In My Resume (youtube only in Japanese)

    .. Inokuma and Foujita shared a house when they escaped wartime Paris. He talked about how Foujita bought the train tickets at the train station (today Musee d`Orsay) and that he only took a Matisse painting and left everything else in Paris. They stayed in the countryside more than month living in the same house.
    He showed us a special spot that Isamu Noguchi loved on the island of Oahu and showed us the beauty of natural rocks.
    In NY Guen Inokuma (sensei) and his wife Fumiko took my sister and I to Mark Rothko’s apartment and told us what he knew of Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Yoko Ono and Isamu Noguchi were his good friends.

    Painting (via artnet)
    Title : City Composition (3)
    Medium : Oil on Canvas
    Size : 30 x 40 in. / 76.2 x 101.6 cm.
    Year : 1966 –
    Contemporary Japanese Art from the Collection of B.H. Rockefeller

  • Happy Mother’s Day – 2022

    May 8th, 2022
  • Little Joe Jessica Hausner Sci-fi Plant Horror Drama

    Emily Beecham won the best actress award at Cannes 2019

  • Colin Marshall..

    Jeanne Dielman understands what all the best works of cinema do: implication and occurrence are two different things. Where so many mediocre films deal in visual shorthand that merely suggests to us that certain events have happened, this one has its events actually take place. That this builds their importance far beyond any quick-cut battle for the very future of humanity might point toward an answer to the feminist question: these are domestic duties we’re watching, and the film treats them with a gravity that somehow goes beyond aesthetics. You could call its story tragic, but just by existing it demonstrates an artistic fact that’s sadder than anything going on in its content. By letting its content dictate its form — or rather, by letting its content and form exist in symbiosis — the film achieves what most films could if they did the same. But almost no film does.

  • Lourdes 1aLourdes

    Jessica Hausner is an Austrian film director and screenwriter.

  • Happy Children’s Day – May 5 2022

    May 5th, 2022

  • (Toshiko D. Hamaoka, Boy’s Festival in May, watercolor, 1945. Depicts koinobori hanging from poles between Tule Lake barracks)

  • Children’s Day in Japan

    Name These Children archive

    Camille Norment, Oslo Based Sound Artist

    April 16th, 2022

    Venice, 27.04.2015. Biennale – Giardini. The artist Camille Norment.

  • Her Studio

  • DIA Projects Camille Norment Plexus Exhibition

  • Filmmaker André Téchiné Being 79

    March 13th, 2022
  • “My Inspiration is no longer drawn from the cinema” (MUBI)


    (Celine Sciama scripted “Being 17”, here Techine with Sciama and actors from Being 17)

  • Andre Techine wiki

    Brontes Sisters

  • Brontes Sisters – Modern Family – art forum

    Sensitive to the extreme limits the Brontë sisters faced owing to their sex, Téchiné is careful not to overdramatize the fact that Charlotte, Emily, and Anne all published, in 1847, their first novels under male pseudonyms (becoming, respectively, the “brothers” Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell). The director’s insistence on understatement—though never at the expense of diminishing the anguish and thwarted desire the sisters endured during their too-short lives (all died before reaching the age of forty)—clearly guided the performances as well.

    Roland Barthes as an actor

    Roland Barthes

  • (Via Téchiné wiki)

    Téchiné is noted for his elegant and emotionally charged films that often delve into the complexities of human condition and emotions. An intimist flavor pervades his work. One of Téchiné’s trademarks is the lyrical examination of human relations in a sensitive but unsentimental way. Influenced by Roland Barthes, Bertolt Brecht, Ingmar Bergman, William Faulkner and the cinematic French New Wave, Téchiné’s originality lies in his subtle exploration of sexuality and national identity, as he challenges expectations in his depictions of gay relations, the North African dimensions of contemporary French culture, and the center-periphery relationship between Paris and his native Southwest.[6] Shy and ascetic-looking, Téchiné does not opine on political issues and rarely appears on television.[2] Fear of flying prevents him from attending most film openings or festivals more than a train ride from his Paris apartment overlooking the Luxembourg Garden.[2]

    “I never know how each film will end,” Téchiné has said. “When I’m filming, I shoot each scene as if it were a short film. It’s only when I edit that I worry about the narrative. My objective is to tell a story, but that’s the final thing I do

    Films about Ukraine by Sergei Parajanov

    March 10th, 2022
  • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

    The film was Parajanov’s first major work and earned him international acclaim for its rich use of costume and color. The film also features a detailed portrayal of Ukrainian Hutsul culture, showing Carpathian environment, family rituals, the beauty of Hutsul traditions, music, costumes, and dialect.


  • (Svetlana and Sergwi Parajanov)
    Widow of Sergei Parajanov dies in Kyiv

    Svetlana Shcherbatyuk-Parajanova was a philologist and teacher.

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  • The Persecution of Parajanov and Tarkovsky

    (Tarksovky and Parajanov – see films, photos etc here)

  • Ukraine Rhapsody

  • Sting Sings Russians for Ukraine Refugees

    March 7th, 2022

    Sting sings Russians for Ukraine refuges


  • Body Armor Ukraine – fight Russia to the last drop of Ukrainian blood

  • Yevgenia Belorusets a Wartime Diary from Ukraine

    March 1st, 2022

  • (Yevgenia Belorusets)


  • (From “Victories of the defeated,” a photo series from eastern Ukraine, by Yevgenia Belorusets.)

    Ukraine War Book – Codastory. com

  • A wartime diary by Yevgenia Belorusets – Artforum

    This diary will be updated daily and is copublished with Isolarii press.

    This ability of the residents of Berdyansk to fight on and on, to approach the soldiers unarmed and shout the truth in their faces, even when the city has almost fallen into Putin’s hands, promises a lot. It is hope itself.

    My father is a translator, he translates German poetry into Russian. Thanks to his translations of Paul Celan, I fell in love with this poet when I was still a student. For years, since the Maidan Revolution, he has published his translations almost exclusively in Ukraine.

    He took part in protests back then, I remember calling him from Berlin and finding out that he was standing with the demonstrators at the parliament building. Then I heard an explosion; luckily he wasn’t hurt. Now he is in Kyiv. He feels quite weak after a long cold and cannot go to the shelter. Maybe he doesn’t want to either. Every day I see how he continues to work on his translations. Despite the rocket attacks, despite the danger, or maybe because of it.

  • Four Stories about Alexander Sokurov

    February 25th, 2022

  • Four Stories about Alexander Sokurov (By Victor Kossakovsky | August 16, 2019)

    I dedicated my new film Aquarela to Alexander Sokurov and people have asked me why, so I thought I’d write something to explain. Everybody knows that he’s an outstanding filmmaker, a scientist of cinema who’s made an incredible contribution to cinema language with films like Russian Ark, Mother and Son and Faust. And people in Russia know he’s a real fighter – someone who’s trying to save St. Petersburg, where they’re destroying buildings to put up a 400-meter tower in the center of the city, and fighting for human rights, arguing with Putin to try to save Oleg Sentsov.

    Oleg Sentsov is an Ukranian filmmaker

  • Putin Critic Sokurov Shuts Russian film foundation

    Alexander Sokurov, an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has shut down his film foundation after legal attacks from Russia’s culture ministry. (July 2019)