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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

Colorful Commotion

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In Berlin, a guerrilla art project makes unwilling artists out of cars.

Last week a group of cyclists dumped 13 gallons of paint on the road at Berlin’s busy Rosenthaler Platz, creating a series of colourful lines as cars drove through.The various colours of paint were dumped onto the road in large puddles at different locations throughout the intersection. As traffic drove through, the paint was spread around creating lots of colourful lines. The whole action......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

The Big SHFT: Alice Waters, Food Revolutionary

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Meet the the woman who transformed American fine dining

Today, Alice Waters is the queen bee of sustainable food movement. But it was flavor, not sustainability, that led the owner of Chez Panisse to local, organic food. Since founding the Berkeley eatery 40 years ago, Alice has helped inspire nothing short of a culinary revolution. These days, you won't find her in the restaurant's kitchen because she is too busy heading up the Chez Panisse......read more

Embryo

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Desolate depictions of the American landscape.

From award-winning studio Banana Films, this riveting blend of found animation and live footage—expertly spliced together by Vladek Zankovsky—tells the tumultuous story of life on earth. Using the human embryo as metaphor, the film locates common narratives of evolution, expansion, consumption, and destruction. This provocative short has been around for a year or so. But we......read more

Small Feet, "Rivers"

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Smokin' new video from Sweden's Small Feet stars a literal burning man

Swedish musician Simon Stålhamrhe, aka Small Feet, called upon compatriot director Oskar Wrango to create visuals to accompany his new track, "Rivers." Wrango literally delivered the hotness with this clip, featuring a burning man running through a northern landscape. The video begins from the end, with the man springing from the lake that he leapt in to put out the fire that raged upon......read more

Lykke Li, "I Follow Rivers"

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Sinister vid directed by Tarik Saleh.

In this, the second video for Lykke Li's "I Follow Rivers," the Swedish songstress ditches her pretty flower persona for something decidedly more ominous, donning a black veil to stalk a darkly handsome (and well dressed!) man through the snow. Eventually, they link up and all is well, but what's with her bloodshot-eyed camera stare at the end? Eerie. "I Follow Rivers" is the second single off......read more

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