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Video for the Sam Roberts Band single Without A Map

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By Malcolm Hearn in New Music on Wednesday 16 November 2011

Having focused on documentaries for the last few years, it was refreshing to take that influence back to music videos. Nonetheless, it is a challenge to compete in a genre crowded by our expectations of big budget videos and mega stars. But it is my hope that this video offers something a little different. The […]

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Frontline story on Wikileaks

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By Malcolm Hearn in Cool Websites on Wednesday 21 September 2011

How much do I really understand about WikiLeaks? I love the PBS show Frontline and they have an interesting report about WikiLeaks that they put online. It poses some really interesting questions, check it out here.

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John Kelsey’s Rich Texts on art

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By Malcolm Hearn in New Art on Tuesday 20 September 2011

What exactly does John Kelsey not do? He is credited with being many things, including a critic, an artist, a gallerist, a dealer, and a translator.

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Albert Oehlen paintings

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By Malcolm Hearn in New Art on Monday 19 September 2011

One of my favorite artists is Albert Oehlen. How does he make the failure of painting seem so effortless? His tinkering with technology has allowed him to rebuild, with seemingly familiar tools, echoes of the worlds around us. The work can appear as lost as we are in our lives, cyber space, or whatever, while still being tethered to forces beyond our control.

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Chris Kraus films

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By Malcolm Hearn in New Art on Friday 16 September 2011

The writer Chris Kraus has an art show on right now in Brooklyn at Real Fine Arts. Her writing is really good so I was curious to see some old films of hers. She says they have nothing to do with her now, but that doesn’t matter. Things that we’ve done or parts of ourselves long past can still be celebrated.

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Sign a petition for the release of Ai Weiwei

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By Malcolm Hearn in New Trends on Thursday 2 June 2011

The artist Ai Wei Wei was arrested and has been missing since April 3. Raise a voice and sign this petition for his release. Apparently the website hosting the petition, which was started by the Guggenheim Museum, has been cyber-attacked. So even though it’s a challenge to make a difference, someone is paying attention.

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Oneida

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By Malcolm Hearn in New Music on Wednesday 1 June 2011

I am so happy that Brooklyn rock band Oneida is still making great music. They have a new album, Absolute II, coming out soon and I can’t wait to hear it.

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