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by PopMatters Staff

10 Mar 2010


We all know Google wants to run the world, right? OK, that’s was kind of a joke. Here’s a video that basically shows how there might just be a nugget of truth in that notion.

by John Lindstedt

10 Mar 2010


Here’s Logorama, the Academy Award winner for best animated short, in it’s entirety. Directed by the French collective H5, this 17-minute film features the story of two Michelin men cops chasing down a deranged Ronald McDonald across a Los Angeles cityscape made up entirely of world famous logos (Ronald’s getaway vehicle is even rendered as the motorcycle logo from Grease.....2. While Logorama appears to be a simple and quirky film with a neat visual motif, it’s actually a sly commentary of how corporations permeate our everyday life. According to the directors,

Logorama presents us with an over-marketed world built only from logos and real trademarks that are destroyed by a series of natural disasters (including an earthquake and a tidal wave of oil). Logotypes are used to describe an alarming universe (similar to the one that we are living in) with all the graphic signs that accompany us everyday in our lives. This over-organized universe is violently transformed by the cataclysm becoming fantastic and absurd. It shows the victory of the creative against the rational, where nature and human fantasy triumph.”

In simpler terms, it’s well worth a watch.

 

by PopMatters Staff

9 Mar 2010


British comedian, raconteur, writer and all-around Renaissance Man, Stephen Fry, talks about why your life may be more fulfilling if you don’t believe in the afterlife.

by PopMatters Staff

9 Mar 2010


Legendary hip-hop icon the Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down 13 years ago today. He’s still very much missed. Here are some career highlights…

by PopMatters Staff

9 Mar 2010


Port O’Brien premiered the latest video from their threadbare release yesterday in advance of a lengthy upcoming tour schedule. The group will also be contributing a song, the Ramones’ “My Brain is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)”, to the PEACE Project.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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