Posts Tagged ‘Jesi Khadivi’
Erik Spiekermann
Erik Spiekermann

It was Erik Spiekermann himself who said, “Typography is like air. We only notice it when it’s bad.” And it’s true, while we are surrounded by design everyday—because design is part of living itself—seldom do we notice its intricacy or how integral it is to our day-to-day existence. Look closely and its patterns will reveal […]

Haute Hotel
Haute Hotel

Beauty in the details Tucked away on Via San Raefelle, mere steps from Milan’s breathtakingly ornate duomo, the Hotel Straf offers a mélange of fashion, art, and hospitality that is truly one of a kind. Vincenzo de Cotiis, the pioneering architect and multi-disciplinary sensation behind the exclusive Brescia-based fashion house HAUTE, has transformed a 19th […]

Zaire ’74
Zaire ’74

Jeffrey Levy-Hinte’s Soul Power releases Zaire ’74 from the vault In its day, Zaire ’74 was in the same league as concerts like Woodstock, Monterrey Pop, and Altamont. Planned by renowned South African musician Hugh Masekela and producer Stewart Levine to accompany the legendary Ali-Foreman boxing match, “Rumble in the Jungle,” was a three-day concert that aimed […]

Into the Void
Into the Void

Tom DeCillo’s When You’re Strange resurrects Jim Morrison’s cosmic wandering myth. Tom DeCillo has never made a documentary film before. The New York-based director, who gave Brad Pitt his first leading role in the film Johnny Suede back in 1991, generally leans towards dreamy, darkly comedic filmmaking. Genre-jumping is no easy feat and directing a film […]

Freedom Not Fear
Freedom Not Fear

In the wake of 9/11 and the wave of civil liberties violations that followed, ordinary citizens around the world have become accustomed to being viewed as guilty until innocent. Airports, bridges and monuments quickly become proving grounds of innocence when a slip of the tongue, snap shot, or being in the wrong place at the […]

Far From Tinseltown 
Far From Tinseltown 

The Berlinale bares the unadorned cinematic spirit The usually tame Potsdamer Platz came alive when journalists, film executives, and international A-listers descended upon Berlin’s quadrangle of theaters for the 59th annual Berlinale in February, one of Europe’s longest running international film festivals. While Berlin’s grey skies and frigid temperatures don’t leave much room for glamour […]

The Six Shooter Film Series: Bending, Perhaps Even Breaking International Genre-Driven Cinema
The Six Shooter Film Series: Bending, Perhaps Even Breaking International Genre-Driven Cinema

Text by Jesi Khadivi Feeling broody? Go see a cop film. Want to sleep with your lights on for a week? Check out the latest Saw movie or any of its myriad spin-offs. There’s an appropriate film genre for whatever emotion you’re looking to elicit. Historically produced on-the-cheap to screen as opening pictures for bigger […]



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