This music video mashup compares an over-the-top clip from the Vincente Minnelli film The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) to its homage by Brooke Candy in her music video “Opulence” (2014). The clip is set to an edited and sound-collaged version of the Information Society song “Closing In.”
Can a stamp album serve as an occult guidebook to the universe? The Polish writer and fine artist Bruno Schulz certainly believed it could, as he explains in Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass. His ruminations on postage stamps as “handy amulets” forming “a book of truth and splendor” inspired us to piece together a Tarot deck of stamps from around the world. We reveal and explain the work in progress here:
The entrance to “Hell,” from Bohemian Paris of To-day by William Chambers Morrow, 1899.
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The Temple of the God of Literature, from Intimate China by Alicia Bewicke, 1899.
How long must I endure this? Some vintage angst from Nasby in Exile by David Ross Locke, 1882.
They called me a destructive child. From The Child’s Own Poetry Book by Horace George Groser, 1887.
I think you’re scared to look within — a still from The Heart, She Holler.
Aztec Cycle, from A Popular History of the Mexican People by Hubert Howe Bancroft, 1888.