one of us is gonna have to change
Before Sunrise | 1995 | dir. Richard Linklater
I found it pretty much impossible to not be at least a little jealous of Ethan Hawke’s character (Jesse), and a lot of that is because of Julie Delpy, who’s character (Celine) just seems so cool and strong and confident and cute, and even though both characters believe that their one night together may be their last, it is fun as a viewer to watch this film now knowing that that is not the case.
Before Sunset | 2004 | dir. Richard Linklater
The second installment of this unlikely trilogy may seem smaller because it is filmed in real time, but it doesn’t make it any less romantic, and even though Jesse is married with a son, creating a dilemma about whether or not it is even right for Jesse and Celine to act on their instincts, the chemistry between the two of them is unmatchable.
Before Midnight | 2013 | dir. Richard Linklater
The Before Trilogy get better with each entry, and though this film is the least romantic of the three, it feels the most real, because no relationship is a fairytale and the people you love have the ability to hurt you the most, so seeing Jesse and Celine makeup in the final moments of the film after an entire act where they just argue, it feels natural and, in the end, perfect.
Maybe I’ll clean this up later.
Contemporary Art Week!
There are a lot of things to love about this piece, and I find it very easy to identify with. I kind of wonder if those of us out here writing, creating content, sharing knowledge and making articles, art, stories, and games had a battle flag, if it might look something like this.
No matter what, always do the right thing.
Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year.
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.
But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)
At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.
Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”
Amen to that, Hugh.
the flowers of holland’s keukenhof gardens near lisse in spring bloom. (a sort of “modern day tulip mania" — shout out to econ historians.) photos by (click pic) yves herman, peter femto, daily overview, guilhem de cooman, rdevo58, frans sellies, edwin jones, and allard schager
“When you are in the grip of the uncertainty and self-doubt of defining who you are, attack can be an easy escape—and hard to abandon.”