Metrograph’s Interdisciplinary Programming Debut: Botanical Imprints

A culinary and cinematic exploration draws parallels between plants and film

When NYC-based independent movie theater Metrograph opened in 2016, it brought back the glamour of going to the cinema—something that had been dissipating, along with cinemas themselves, throughout the city. To this day, the theater and entertainment company’s thoughtfully curated selection of cult classics, restored gems and international films garner loyal cinephiles—and inspires younger generations of movie-goers. With Metrograph Expanded, their new immersive initiative led …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Chocolate-covered jellyfish, a floating pyramid city, pizza museums and more in our look around the web

1. Chocolate-Covered Jellyfish, a Recipe to Reduce Their Soaring Population A common problem across the Mediterranean, Japan and Sweden, soaring jellyfish populations are wreaking havoc on local businesses and infrastructure—from clogging up pipes at a power plant to making swimming impossible to overwhelming the fishing industry. Among the many ideas to mitigate the problem, a company called GoJelly is proposing several options: “an array of …

Home Ground

UK-based filmmaker James Aiken embarks on a nautical exploration of Greenland

The desolate region surrounding Iceland and Greenland is, in essence, pure wilderness. The landscape, the people—every aspect of the area is unique. While the two isolated countries share an impressive amount of geographic similarities, the native cultures are each wholly their own, developing separately through history. Given the rare opportunity to crew for a local Icelandic sailor on a trip from Greenland to Iceland across …