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During a rainy July or a cold August, it’s a nice idea to read about holidays, mice, scarecrows, Wrocław and washing machines. A handful of the shortest short stories from the Everything’s Gonna Be Alright collective.
Everything's Gonna Be Alright
Bownik’s project violates the taboo, using the Christmas wafer as just a regular canvas for his drawings. Through the process of re-scaling, his work shows how cult objects transform into a completely new matter that loses its original context.
In this extract from “The Birds They Sang”, Stanisław Łubieński explores the origins of James Bond’s name, which – surprisingly enough – was borrowed from an American ornithologist.
Greta Thunberg: Let’s Use Nature to Fight Climate Change
Media / Video
All around us are magic machines that suck carbon out of the air, cost very little and build themselves. Trees – in all their gorgeous variety and spectacular beauty – can make a massive difference to the world, if we accept one condition: we have to leave fossil fuels in the ground, where they belong.
A Rightful Balance Environmentalism in the Films of Studio Ghibli
Reading / culture
Studio Ghibli – the Japanese animation film studio – may be known for its fluffy mascots such as Totoro, but beneath this cute veneer are a series of films with serious ecological concerns.