Aboriginal Flag Finally Free For Public Use

After a two-year legal battle (and many more years of disputes and conflict), the Aboriginal flag is freely available for public use now that the designer transferred copyright to the Commonwealth in a $20 million deal that supersedes any other holdings. Designed in 1970 by Aboriginal artist Harold Thomas, the black, yellow and red flag became an iconic symbol that represents Indigenous people, the majesty …

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “Dune” May Become an Animated Series

Long before Denis Villeneuve in 2021 (and David Lynch in 1984) brought science-fiction novelist Frank Herbert’s complex, bold and beloved epic Dune to cinemas, the pioneering Chilean French filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky attempted to do so. His doomed project, chronicled within the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune, ended with a comprehensive book of imaginative and meticulously plotted details that encompassed his entire vision—from concept art to storyboarding. On …

Remembering Manfred Thierry Mugler Through His Iconic George Michael Collaboration, “Too Funky”

Manfred Thierry Mugler, an iconic French fashion designer whose garments pushed boundaries and thrilled all those who wore them (or admired them from afar), has passed away at 73. A professional ballet dancer by 14 years old, he moved to Paris in his early 20s and worked as a freelance designer for various houses before launching his eponymous label in 1974. By the ’80s he …