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1. Rebel Directors:  The iTunes store lists 12 "Rebel, and Renegade Directors" as part of their "iTunes Essentials: Independent Films." The list, which features directors such as Alex Cox, Michel Gondry and Gus Van Sant, doesn't feature any women. But there are other issues with the list too -- commenters are pointing out that most of the directors on the list are "Hollywood approved," which doesn't exactly qualify them as rebels. See the list here. 2. History of the High Rise: Katerina Cizek's new interactive documentary "A Short History of the Highrise" has debuted on the website for the New York Times.  The new film sucks you in immediately.  "A Short History of the Highrise" works as an interactive and more focused companion piece to Gary Hustwit's "Urbanized," the "Helvetica" director's examination of urban design, but more directly, it's the masterpiece behind Cizek's larger "Highrise" project. Read Bryce Renniger's story on »


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