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Watch: Kipling on Truth in Writing, 1933

July 26, 2012 | by

We are grateful to Open Culture for drawing our attention to this rare film of Rudyard Kipling. From 1933, it shows the sixty-seven-year-old author giving a speech to the Royal Society of Literature (and guests from the Canadian Authors’ Association) at Claridge’s. “We who use words enjoy a peculiar privilege over our fellows,” observes the voice of the (already-fading) British Empire.

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Watch: The Mosaic Man of the East Village

July 18, 2012 | by

Chances are, anyone who has spent any time in Manhattan’s East Village is familiar with the work of Jim Power, aka “The Mosaic Man.” For the past three decades, Power has been on a single-handed quest to beautify an area which, when he started decorating lampposts with beautiful tile work, was far from salubrious. Despite twenty years of homelessness and the city’s destruction of some of his lampposts, Jim has remained undeterred and is a beloved fixture of the neighborhood. Etsy—with whom Power now has a shop—pays tribute with a video.

Jim Power and the Mosaic Trail from Etsy on Vimeo.

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Watch: Interpublication Sexytimes

July 18, 2012 | by

THE MAGAZINE MAGAZINES FANTASIZE ABOUT from The Paris Review on Vimeo.

Story by Noah Wunsch
Video by Carib Guerra & Noah Wunsch
Special thanks to Eamon Kelly

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Watch: How a Book Is Made, 1947

July 9, 2012 | by

You already know how The Paris Review is made. But how about a book? Find out, 1947-style! We must say, despite the labor-intensive type-setting process, they make the publishing process look easy, 2012-style!

Thanks, Page Views, for the tip!

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If You Missed the Translation Panel…

May 10, 2012 | by

As one of our readers, Ms., pointed out, I didn't really give readers enough notice about last week’s PEN translation panel. Mea culpa! You can watch the following video of the event—featuring a distinguished assemblage of writers, editors, and translators—from the comfort of your own home. And if you have any burning questions on the topic, I feel safe in saying Lorin will be delighted to answer them, via advice@theparisreview.org!

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Barry Yourgrau on Super 8 (?)

March 31, 2011 | by

As the late Édouard Levé once wrote, “I like watching anything shot on Super 8, even though that is in such predictable good taste.” We feel the same. So imagine our delight to discover this video of the melifluous and virtuosic Barry Yourgrau reading one of his recent Gangster Fables—shot on an iPhone using the “8mm” app.

Here endeth the ad.

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