“Friendly Reminder”: BRITTA THIE is Homeward Bound in the Penultimate Episode of “Translantics”

Berlin-based artist and model BRITTA THIE's web series Transatlantics wraps up its six episode run next week. In its penultimate episode, entitled "Friendly Reminder," we follow Thie as she travels back to visit her relatives (played by her real-life family). The episode, which was co-directed by Julia H. Burlingham and features music by Ville Haimala, premieres here alongside an excerpt of …
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CATE BLANCHETT

CATE BLANCHETT – erudite, pithy, inimitable – has a fluid attitude towards script and character. "I'm not an actor that says, ‘these are the circumstances I need in which to work.' Every project, every different group of actors, dictates the way you work." An interview with the Australian actor.
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Salty, Litigious, Iconoclastic: DAVID SIMON on TV as discourse

Wtih The Wire, DAVID SIMON accomplished the unlikely feat of captivating both West ­Baltimore bruisers and The New Yorker subscribers for an hour a week, over the course of six years. What starts out feeling like a cop show (and not a particularly stirring one) along the lines of ­Simon’s previous small-screen gig, NYPD Blue, pans out into a captivating social ­re­­­­alist panorama of …
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WILLIAM T. VOLLMANN: She Who Is So Lovely Is Drinking In That Loveliness I’ve Drunk

It is said that the American author WILLIAM T. VOLLMANN has a peculiar way with people, that his heedless sincerity in attempting to comprehend others is as startlingly foolish as his literary renderings of them are complex and involved. None of this we would know, however, because we've never met him. Vollmann didn't want to be photographed and refused a live interview. So we decided to …
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MODEL: Einar Thorsteinn

Conversation with EINAR THORSTEINN spreads as broadly as his career. Architecture, 3D geometry, contemporary art, city planning and working with NASA have flung him from his native Iceland to Denmark, Germany and the United States. Today, at 64, much of what he does takes place either in Olafur Eliasson’s Berlin studio, or in a packed workshop in his home in Brieselang, a bedroom community …
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