10 hippos from cartoons, literature, and other media

Hippo

They're not as famous as elephants but hippos have a rich history in the arts. I want to start by saying I'm writing this because I love hippos. I donate to a pygmy hippo charity every month and I think they're wonderful creatures. Unfortunately, the common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) is classed as Vulnerable (pygmy hippos …

10 Classic German Expressionist Films

NOSFERATU - German Expressionist classic

German expressionist films helped shaped cinema during the Modernist period. Open Culture has selected 10 iconic films to watch for free, from Nosferatu to the prophetic classic Metropolis. German Expressionism ended in 1933 when the Nazis came to power. They weren’t interested in asking uncomfortable questions and viewed such dark tales of cinematic angst as …