Maybe you caught it in Michel Hazanavicius’s 2011 silent film “The Artist” — the one criticized by “Vertigo” actress Kim Novak because “it is morally wrong … to use and abuse famous pieces of work to gain attention and applause for other than what they were intended.” The jury may still be out on Novak’s moral claims, but plenty of video artists have since mashed up Hermann’s work with all sorts of titles. And you know what? They proved her right: Vertigo’ing pretty much any movie moment can class up the crappiest of ‘em.
- Inside WikiLeaks: A former employee shares what he learned about Julian Assange (including his beef with Hillary Clinton).
- One week into the fight to take back Mosul, expectations for quick success have clashed with the reality of a bloody struggle ahead.
- Less than 24 hours after AT&T announced an $85 billion deal to buy Time Warner, politicians are expressing skepticism and opposition.
- Round of applause: This teen got a standing ovation for her high school presentation on white privilege.