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The Perennial Plate: An American Food Trip

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Daniel Klein sets out across the States on a sustainable food adventure

For "An American Food Trip," another instalment in the excellent Perennial Plate series about sustainable eating, filmmaker Daniel Klein and his team travelled 23,000 miles across 42 states to tell the stories of "Real Food in America." The resulting clip, cobbled together from seven terrabytes of footage, offers a fast-moving and fascinating glimpse at food culture all over the States. As......read more

The Known Universe by AMNH

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Ethereal underwater photo series by Kanoa Zimmerman.

The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History.......read more

Dream Lake "Fired Up!"

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Stockholm-based cuo creates self-produced dream pop

In the video for "Fired Up!," a mercurial number from Swedish duo Dream Lake, director Giancarlo Mitidieri captured atmospheric footage at three different locations in Stockholm - not the least of which is the beautiful Skogskyrkogården, the largest cemetery in Sweden. The folks featured on-screen, however, are not the artists, who told us that they wanted to engage the......read more

Tashaki Miyaki, "Get It Right"

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Painfully pretty video for LA duo directed by Juan Iglesias

LA duo Tashaki Miyaki first caught our attention with their nicely rendered cover of the Everly Brothers' "All I Have To Do Is Dream," released early in the summer. On the strength of that tune, the band put out their debut EP on The Sounds of Sweet Nothing last month. This video for "Get It Right," the last song off the EP, was directed by Juan......read more

Still Corners, "Into The Trees"

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Shimmering, cinematic vid for upstart dream-pop foursome from London

In this swirling new video for "Into The Trees" from UK's Still Corners, director Ollie Murray serves up a literal interpretation of the song's title. Murray takes some beautiiful found nature footage, with cameos from a bear, a deer, and a waterfall, and juxtaposes it against kaleidoscopic shots of the band members doing performing the song. It's a dreamy clip, one that goes perfectly with the......read more

World Tour, "Forever Tonight"

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Sweeping new video from one of Sweden's most promising young groups

"Forever Tonight," World Tour's meditative first single on Emotion, is described as "music that could only have been made among the remote hills of northern Sweden." We're not sure what exactly that means but we somehow agree. Hailing from Funäsdalen, a mountain town near the Norwegian border, the promising young trio keep things local for the song's newly released video,......read more

Bill Callahan "Javelin Unlanding" Video

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Singer/songwriter plays the moon in clip for 'Dream River' highlight

The artist formerly known as Smog travels through the solar system in the strange animated video for "Javelin Unlanding," from last year's excellent Dream River LP. The clip, laden with analog effects, was directed by Hanly Banks and Chris Rusch, and stars the deadpan singer as the moon, an apparent homage to the 1902 silent film Le Voyage Dans La Lune. Watch above. Dream River is out now on......read more

"Cumbia de Piedra" Animated Music Video by Tomas Pichardo

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Watch a stunning visual celebration of Latin American music

Here's an excellent animated video created for "Cumbia de Piedra" by Colombian artist Jhon William Castaño Montoya. The clip, cobbled together by Dominican animator Tomás Pichardo, is a visual celebration of the culture, colors and textures of cumbia--the mother of all Latin American music. The track is taken from MOHS, Castaño Montoya's second album, which was inspired by......read more

A Life Well Lived

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Meet Jim Whittaker, the first American to climb Everest and one inspiring dude

A big thank you to Seattle's Eric Becker for introducing the Internet to Jim Whittaker, who fifty years ago became the first American to climb the tallest mountain in the world. The clip features some incredible footage from the first American Mount Everest Expedition, which reached the summit on May 1, 1963. It's a beautiful portrait of a seriously awesome and inspiring guy, with plenty of great......read more

The Big SHFT: Van Jones, Green Jobs Pioneer

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The nation's leading green jobs advocate aims to renew the American dream

Van Jones is a lawyer and activist who is America's leading advocate for green jobs. He is a co-founder of three successful non-profit organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change and Green For All. Van's first book, The Green Collar Economy, is a clear-headed and optimistic discussion of the need for clean energy solutions to......read more

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