Poets have known it since hundreds of years: there’s beauty in brevity. There’s this scene in Brooklyn 99—a TV series obsessed with quickness and not dragging out emotions—where Amy falls in love with Jake. Early on, we learn that when she’s insecure, she tucks her hair behind her ears. And at the end of the… Continue reading Brevity


Metaphors can be powerful, beautiful, and abstract. But they can also be exhausting, obtrusive, and clumsy. Maybe that’s why the director and animator Michael Dudok de Wit doesn’t seem to be interested in metaphors. Instead he seems to be interested in something else. De Wit came to relative prominence in 2000 when he won an… Continue reading Timelessness