- August 01, 2012
The incomparable French filmmaker Chris Marker died last Sunday on his 91st birthday.
Marker is most well-known for his influential post-apocalyptic short La Jetée, but my personal favourite is Sans Soleil (Sunless), an amazing poetic meditation on time, memory, and twentieth century history, which I first saw when it came out in New...
- February 09, 2012
A very good Catalan friend of mine has just sent me a fabulous calendar of one of my favourite Catalan folk traditions: els castellers the castlemakers. It’s a tradition that was first recorded in the late eighteenth century, though its roots may reach further back than that.
It sounds simple and a little...