I felt like I had taken a drug the first time I watched I'm Not The Girl Who Misses Much by the one and only Pipilotti Rist. Rist is an installation and video artist who makes work about the female body, which she often depicts through a surreal or abstract lense. "I'm Not The Girl Who Misses Much" was made in 1986, and features Rist manically dancing around a white room while repeating the title of the art piece, which is a line from the Beatles song "Happiness is a Warm Gun." This strange, beautiful video has always fascinated me due to the intense mood and feeling that it provokes every time I watch it.
During Sweden's Goteborg Film Festival—known for its gimmicky screenings and social experiments—organizers will attempt to hypnotize its attendees later this month, "transforming the audience's state of mind in accordance with the mood and theme of the film," they say. The festival hired a professional hypnotist to conduct the experiment that, according to festival artistic director… READ THE REST
British naturalist and nature documentary pioneer Percy Smith created a series of film featuring mechanical models of animals filmed in stop-motion to shed light on fascinating feats of nature. Smith reportedly created this 1909 masterpiece, "To Demonstrate How Spiders Fly," to "cure people of their fear of spiders by showing them blown up images of… READ THE REST
Certain actors are synonymous with seasons and holidays. Halloween has Jamie Lee Curtis, Courteney Cox, and a litany of others, but the list of seasonally associated actors becomes unwieldy in its length when it comes to Christmas. To make a psychological dent as one of the definitive actors in a Christmas movie takes some serious… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Homes are meant to be sanctuaries – safe zones where we can rest and play without fear of danger or harm. In the unpredictable world we live in, a strong home security… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. From phone calls to podcasts to music playlists, you listen to a lot of stuff these days. And while earbuds and your phone's speaker work just fine most of the time, there are… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. You never forget the first time you sink your teeth into the odd, slimy, weirdness of a traditional, home-use teeth whitening tray. So many have us have succumbed to the allure… READ THE REST