Films about drugs are like love songs—there’s an endless supply and many are terrible. The best, however, transport us to another world. Whether it’s a junkie movie, putting us in the mindset of an addict, or a socially conscious drama, capturing the destructive impact of the trade, we’re hooked.
Article: Buy yourself some movies, will you?
Time to jingle those piggy banks and see what shakes loose — if you’ve ever wanted some of the best of contemporary and classic films for your very own, here’s your chance. Barnes & Noble is offering all of Criterion Collection’s movies at 50% off, including such faves as HAROLD AND MAUDE, THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, 12 ANGRY MEN, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, THE THIN RED LINE, THE 39 STEPS, RUSHMORE and the miniseries CARLOS. Most titles are available on beauteous Blu-ray.
Keep killing your houseplants because you forget to water? Or wasting gas because you never remember to check your tire pressure. We’ve got solutions for both, and more, in this week’s green tech finds.
Forget to water your plants?: Yep, there’s now an app for that. The Koubachi Wifi Plant Sensor tells an app on your phone when your houseplants need some water.
Article: Green tech finds, 10/13/11
Teenagers build a really fast hybrid, GM’s got an all-electric vehicle in the works, and Nissan has a concept for charging a car in ten minutes: your green tech finds for the week.
Another EV1? Let’s hope not. Chevy plans to start selling the Spark EV (above) in limited US markets in…
Article: No, these aren't photographs
Gregory Thielker paints some remarkable hyper-realistic paintings of rainy days from the viewpoint of inside a car. The artist explains: These paintings became a way to explore how driving in weather shifts and changes the views outside the car as well how the driving experience informs our basic interpretation of environment. We easily understand how…
Article: Benny Chan, Traffic
Benny Chan’s photo series “Traffic” opens this week at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Inspired by a particularly bad day stuck in traffic, the artist spent the past few years documenting just that from the air with a custom camera developed for this project. With his almost omniscient perspective, Mr. Chan explores and sheds…