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Calendar, Night&Day Design for Living

Design for Living

Best remembered for their path-breaking architectural and furniture work — the Eames chair, anyone? — the brilliant 20th-century husband-and-wife design team of Ray and Charles Eames also evinced a talent for filmmaking. Their métier was the nonfiction short, although they…
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Music, Howard Wiley Gains Inspiration from an Unlikely Locale: Angola Prison

Howard Wiley Gains Inspiration from an Unlikely Locale: Angola Prison

"All American music originates straight from here," says 27-year-old tenor saxophonist Howard Wiley. He's discussing the music behind his Angola Project, a large, unusual ensemble he formed two years ago to perform his reinterpretations of vocal music from the Angola…
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News, Feature Collect Calling

Collect Calling

The first film Rick Prelinger bought for his world-famous collection of industrial and educational movies was When You Are a Pedestrian, a 1940s production warning of the myriad dangers that lurk in crossing the street. It opens with an unidentified…
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Culture, Books Virtual Gutenberg

Virtual Gutenberg

Above Jack London Square's Bed Bath & Beyond, where you can buy a floral photo album for $9.99, a small band of dedicated book-lovers works to preserve some of the most valuable volumes in existence. Octavo Corp. and its staff…
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Film,

Second Time Around

The National Film Registry Tour The Library of Congress National Film Registry Tour, which arrives at the Castro Wednesday evening for a nine-day run, is based on the holdings thus far in the library's much-publicized 25-films-a-year archiving. Things get under…
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