Chuck Jones: the evolution of an artist

9 minutes

The inventive absurdity of Chuck Jones, creator of ‘Looney Tunes’

Even if you’ve never heard the name, you’re almost certainly familiar with the work of Chuck Jones. Between 1938 and 1962, Jones directed around 200 cartoons for Warner Brothers – including numerous episodes of Looney Tunes – and, in the process, developed some of the most famous animated characters ever created. Part of the US filmmaker Tony Zhou’s Every Frame a Painting series, this video essay dissects how Jones evolved from a promising young artist to an all-time master of visual comedy by closely and ceaselessly studying human behaviour through art and literature.

Director: Tony Zhou

Video/Childhood & Adolescence

What to make of a Riot Grrrl? A snapshot of feminism and high school in the 1990s

18 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Beauty & Aesthetics

Why do audiences thrill to the negative emotions of horror fiction?

6 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

Amid massive urbanisation and modernisation, rural Japan persists in idiosyncratic corners

30 minutes

Video/Sports & Games

How Gaelic sports became a cultural binding force in Ireland’s most diverse town

15 minutes

Idea/History

Far-distant days: the past has a dizzying power to ground us

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Essay/Bioethics

The pig on your plate

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Video/Sports & Games

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3 minutes

Idea/Stories & Literature

Black stories matter: on the whiteness of children’s books

Andrea Adomako

Essay/Cultures & Languages

Is linguistics a science?

Much of linguistic theory is so abstract and dependent on theoretical apparatus that it might be impossible to explain

Arika Okrent