"Epic Tea Time with Alan Rickman" comes from a video series called Portraits in Dramatic Time, which features "an array of glacially paced performances of theater artists and actors." According to its creator David Michalek, the portraits, each offering “a physical metaphor for an emotional condition," were originally projected onto a building facade at Lincoln Center in New York City during a 2011 festival. This particular portrait shows actor Alan Rickman (you know him from Harry Potter, Dogma, Die Hard, etc.) doing epic violence to a cup of tea. As one YouTuber put it, "It's a bit like watching God create the universe. A very angry God."
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Gizmodo's Guide to Getting a Liberal Arts Education for Free on the Internet
George McGovern (RIP) on Hunter Thompson and "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail"
Introducing the Flannery O'Connor Soundboard. (Don't miss her reading of "A Good Man Is Hard to Find")
What Makes An Airtight Argument? Find Out in Oxford's "Critical Reasoning for Beginners" (Added to our list of 540 Free Online Courses.)
Filming Locations of Hitchcock's North by Northwest in NYC, Then & Now. (Find Free Hitchcock Films here.)
Georges Méliès's Robinson Crusoé Film Resurfaces in Pordenone
Timothy Leary's Prison Correspondence with Carl Sagan. Plus Video from His Prison Stay
Eudora Welty's Letter of Application to The New Yorker, 1933
Why George Lucas Is the Greatest Artist of Our Time by Camille Paglia
Discover the World Largest Online Shipwreck Database
Huge Franz Kafka Archive to be Made Public
The Distance of the Moon: Beautiful Short Film Based on the Italo Calvino Classic
Johnny Depp Starts a Publishing Imprint, Releasing Books on Bob Dylan & Woody Guthrie
David Cameron Reads Moby-Dick. Part of a Big Moby Dick Reading Project
Early Drafts Reveal How Cormac McCarthy’s Masterpiece, “Blood Meridian,” Was Born
Ignore the Past at Your Peril. Venice Fell & Why America Could Too
Udacity Announces 4 New Courses with Industry Leaders. Now Open for Enrollment! (Added to our list of Free Online Certificate Courses.)
The Only Existing Photo of Queen Victoria on Her Deathbed (January 1901)
Famous Architects Dressed as Their Buildings (1931)
Never-Before-Seen Photos of the Rolling Stones Found at a Flea Market