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America's Dead Sea

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Jim Lo Scalzo's Salton Sea short is a beautiful document of an eco calamity

In "America's Dead Sea," award-winning photojournalist Jim Lo Scalzo serves up a beautiful but disturbing document of the Salton Sea, the heavily polluted saline lake southeast of Los Angeles. Lo Scalzo manages to find a fresh perspective on the notorious, much photographed sea, which was formed  in a desert basin when the Colorado River flooded just over 100 years ago. With no outflow, and......read more

Fantastical Animation From Team of 9 Animators

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"When I Was Done Dying" By Dan Deacon For Off The Air on Adult Swim

"Created this music video as a special episode of Off The Air. Tapping nine unique and talented animators (whose work had all appeared previously on the show) to create a beautiful and seamless journey through the afterlife to the great song "When I Was Done Dying" by Dan Deacon. Seen it a thousand times and it still makes me happy." Short interviews with Dan and the animators can be found......read more

Watch the Mindbending Visuals for Spoon's "Inside Out"

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The second video from the Austin band's new LP is an unsettling affair

From new Spoon album They Want My Soul comes "Inside Out," a drifty downtempo number featuring Britt Daniel's signature raw vocals teetering atop a slow-burning, electronic groove. The track was released alongside this eerie visual clip, in which a seemingly random succession of images dissolve and melt into one another, only vaguely hinting at possible meanings. Contrasted with the rawness and......read more

Ramona Lisa "Dominic"

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Paddling through the everglades with the Chairlift singer's new alter ego

Fresh off of penning “No Angel” for Beyoncé’, Chairlift frontwoman Caroline Polachek [previously] is keeping the momentum going with a new solo project and album. The alter ego is Ramona Lisa and the album is Arcadia, a pastoral-themed release that she recorded by herself, on her laptop. From the album comes the lush, hazy "Dominic," for which she has shared this video,......read more

Crystal Fighters "Love Natural"

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Boy falls for pair of wild-hearted girls, throws eggs at cars, feels empty afterward

Fellas, in case you've forgotten about the dangers of falling for wild-hearted girls, allow yourself four minutes to be reminded with the official video for "Love Natural" by Crystal Fighters. London directing duo Duncan Christie and Ben Perry (aka Monotami) follow the story of a young boy who finds himself parentless for the day and is taken under the wing of a pair of beautiful older girls.......read more

There are over 100 Members of Congress who deny the basic science of climate change. That's nearly 25 percent. Meanwhile, young people overwhelmingly share scientists' grave concerns about climate change and worry about its deadly effects on the world. That's why kids are the stars of "Science Fair Failure," a short film produced by LCV and SHFT. In the clip, directed by Andy Cobb and narrated by......read more

The Real Happy Meal

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Travel to Valsugana, Italy to enjoy homegrown food in the open mountain air

The StoryTravelers, a group of filmmakers dedicated to documenting "genuine travel experiences," continue their mission with The Real Happy Meal, in which the intrepid filmmakers take us to Valsugana, a fertile valley in northern Italy dotted with vineyards and surrounded by mountains. The clip asks us to rethink the meaning of "happy meal," a term which for most of us is synonymous with a......read more

Kilian Martin: India Within

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Another incredible short from filmmaker Brett Novak and Kilian Martin, freestyle skater extraordinaire

After the short film stunner "Altered Route," the prolific partnership of Brett Novak and Kilian Martin continues with "India Within," filmed on their travels in South Asia. Martin's freestyle skating, harkening a young Rodney Mullen, is something to behold. The Spanish Powell-Peralta pro pulls off flat ground, ledge, and wall tricks that seem scientifically impossible. Set against the ancient......read more

Wild Nothing, "Paradise"

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Dreamy, airborne clip starring Michelle Williams

Known for playing complex roles in critically-acclaimed films, Michelle Williams is pretty much everyone's favorite actress. Here she brings her dramatic talents to the new music video for Wild Nothing's "Paradise." In the clip, her character takes an airborne journey from Los Angeles to Niagara Falls, bumping the moody pop song on her pink Walkman. Williams carries the moody vibe beautifully,......read more

The Big SHFT: Bill Ford, Environmental Industrialist

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Meet the forward-thinking Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company, whose ideas on sustainability are driving the business into the future

In 2000, Bill Ford spearheaded a sustainability report for the company his great-grandfather founded nearly a century earlier. "Sustainability issues are neither incidental nor avoidable," he wrote in the report, "they are at the heart of our business." At the time, the green ideas were not well-received. Today, in the wake of rising fuel prices and global economic crisis, they are at the center......read more

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