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SHARDS OF TIME: NORTHERN IRELAND, 1981

As we are on the verge of releasing our next issue, here is a short excerpt from our still current and not to be missed mono.kultur #37 with war photographer James Nachtwey talking about his first big assignment on the civil war in Northern Ireland in the early 1980s:
You once mentioned how [...]

FOOT TALES

Artist duo Lernert & Sander are quickly becoming the guys to go to for fashion brands in the search of curious, quirky and eye-catching videos to promote their brand, and by golly, they do a great job. Latest addition in their row of illustrious clients is 3.1 Phillip Lim, for whom they developed four [...]

One Night In Berlin

Just in case you’re feeling that Berlin winter blues already: go out at night, and go underground.

“IS THE MUSEUM A BATTLEFIELD?”

Filmmaker, visual artist, author Hito Steyerl asks:
“…armed forces fire flares to add to the confusing scene of giant smoke plumes, ambulance horns, and faces illuminated by mobile phone screens. At the Cultural Center, a brilliant, all-female group of culture workers and municipality officials discusses the role of art with me. I pan to frame [...]

Miranda’s Trick: Free of Distractions

McSweeney’s first ever student short story contest!

If you are a fan of McSweeney’s

PRINTOUT DESIGN SPECIAL

As tickets are going fast, we should mention that we’ll be participating at magCulture’s regular Printout night in London next week, dedicated to editorial design, as part of a fine line-up including Riposte, Winter and Talc magazines, speaking about the interaction between content and design. If in London next Tuesday, get a ticket here.

Lost Book Found

“I found connections between the street vendor, Benjamin’s ‘flaneur’, and my own work as an observer and collector of ephemeral street life,” Jem Cohen once said about his 1996 film Lost Book Found, a truly mindblowing, poetic Super 8/16mm flick about city life. Got 37 mins? Well, then watch it right now:

WHAT DREAMS

For those who have been keeping up, you might remember Tilda Swinton’s the 8½  Foundation, mentioned in her now sold out interview with mono.kultur. Named after the eponymous Fellini film, the Scotland-based foundation was inspired by the musings of  her then eight-and-a-half years old son and dedicates itself to gifting free benchmark films to children at [...]

The Secret Lives of Mr. Smith and Ms. Tapner

Before you’re heading off tonight, two things, two secrets: Mr. Stan Smith stole a piece of the Brooklyn Bridge banks (for a reason), and Ms. Rosie Tapner ain’t no up-and-coming model, but a runner and rider and racer and drinker of copious cups of tea. Now you know.