While walking through the Museum of Art and Design’s exhibition “The Art of the Scent (1889-2012)” my mind was flooded with memories of a nearly forgotten childhood friend, an ex-girlfriend and my deceased grandmother. It was a surprisingly powerful and complex experience, particularly because it was evoked in a nearly [...]
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The origin of The War Room from Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove. Great movie set? Or greatest movie set? [Hollywood Elsewhere]
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