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Netflix Fix: Five MORE Great Documentaries to Watch Instantly

Netflix Fix: Five MORE Great Documentaries to Watch Instantly

Fall and documentaries…they just go together! Grab a beverage, a blanket and your pet (if applicable) and curl up with these glorious combinations of knowledge and entertainment – all currently available to stream on Netflix! 1. Tabloid Directed by Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, Fog of War), Tabloid tells a story of intrigue, eccentricity(…)

Can’t Wait for Six by Sondheim

Can’t Wait for Six by Sondheim

When it comes to naming my favorite musical, I find myself torn between Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar and Stephen Sondheim’s Company. But…when it comes to naming my favorite musical theater composer/lyricist/creator – hands down, it’s Sondheim. Where ALW sometimes ventures into over-dramatic schlock (which I still, admittedly, love), SS takes a subtler approach,(…)

Netflix Fix: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Netflix Fix: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Werner Herzog and Dmitry Vasyukov’s Happy People: A Year in the Taiga is by no means a new movie, but I just discovered it and I simply cannot stop talking about it.  In it, Werner’s narrative voice works its usual magic, which is all I really should have to say, but I’ll go on. The documentary covers(…)

Werner Herzog vs. Texting and Driving

Werner Herzog vs. Texting and Driving

Werner Herzog wants people to stop texting and driving and he has made a powerful documentary short to try and convince drivers to do so. When AT&T wanted to make a film for its “It Can Wait” campaign* that would tell the real stories of people who have been both victims and perpetrators of text-related(…)

Animals Ask People: Caris Reid

Animals Ask People: Caris Reid

I first met Caris a little more than a year ago at the Richardson, where we quickly delved into an intense conversation about all things occult over tequila cocktails. I was pleased to later find that the mystery that infused our conversation was but a tip of the iceberg that makes Caris Reid a fascinating(…)

Netflix Fix: Five Great Documentaries to Watch Instantly

Netflix Fix: Five Great Documentaries to Watch Instantly

Now that it’s getting chillier and darker out, it’s time to dust off the old Netflix subscription! I hadn’t used mine in months and when I revisited it last weekend, I was pleasantly surprised to see a lot of great new instant titles…particularly documentaries. Here are five that I definitely recommend! 1. Jiro Dreams of(…)

NAILGasm: Nail Documentary Tells Me It’s Ok to be Obsessed with My Nails

L.A. lady Brass is working on a documentary about nail art and she needs your help!  We at Power Animals have long been fascinated with the creativity and skill it takes to translate a design into teeny tiny nail art, so we are crazy excited to see what these talented women have to say about(…)

Must Watch: Miss Representation

The portrayal of women in the media has interested / appalled me for as long as I can remember. Often, men are allowed to just be men, while women are plinkoed into “this or that” slots – bitch or bimbo, hot or busted, innocent or slutty, skinny or fat. And it’s not only reality shows(…)

Computer Love: Our Favorite Links of the Week

Art: Scott Campbell: Celebrity tattoo artist and Louis Vuitton collaborator Lego stop-motion animation of “Summer Nights” from Grease Breathtaking photos of pups, penguins and exploration in Antarctica circa 1911 Get a sneak peek into Kiel Mead’s studio Why Ai Weiwei matters Rodarte’s short film: Aanteni Fashion: Hayden-Harnett’s adorable Boat Tote! Stunning Balmain striped sequin dress(…)