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Rick Rubin: Music and Spirituality

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The esteemed record producer discusses art and nature in this inspiring video from Nowness

Rick Rubin is near the top of the list of the famous people who like to chill with. The legendary record producer, who famously launched Def Jam with Russell Simmons from his NYU dorm room, is not only one of most important architects in the history of popular music, but also a sage-figure on the path to spiritual enlightenment. In this short film, created by Alison Chernick for Nowness, Rubin......read more

Lessons From the Little Ice Age

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What we can learn from the coldest century on record

Geoffrey Parker for The New York Times: Climatologists call it the Little Ice Age; historians, the General Crisis. During the 17th century, longer winters and cooler summers disrupted growing seasons and destroyed harvests across Europe. It was the coldest century in a period of glacial expansion that lasted from the early 14th century until the mid-19th century. The summer of 1641 was the......read more

Flying Lotus, "Until the Quiet Comes"

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Short film by Kahlil Joseph comes ahead of FlyLo's new record

On October 2, Los Angeles beatsmith Flying Lotus will issue Until the Quiet Comes, his highly anticipated new record on Warp. In anticipation of the drop, he just released this short film to coincide with the project. Directed by Kahlil Joseph, the "Until the Quiet Comes" short ncludes the songs "See Thru To U" (ft. Erykah Badu), "Hunger" (ft. Niki Randa) and "Getting......read more

How Climate Change Will Transform Winemaking

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Global grape-growing regions will shift dramatically over the coming decades, according to study

If you like wines from Washington state, get ready for some good news. According to a study led by Conservation International biologist Lee Hannah, rising temperatures associated with climate change will dramatically expand the vineyard-friendly space in the Pacific Northwest over the coming decades. (Unfortunately, that expansion will come at the expense of wildlife habitat.) Californian......read more

Washed Out, "Before" (Unofficial)

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Standout track off new Washed Out record laced with nostalgic visuals by Franck Deron

We've said it before: fan-made music videos are one of the internet's greatest gifts. Add this one to the pile. Director/editor/photographer Franck Deron cobbled together some vintage visuals to set with Washed Out's "Before," a highlight off his well-received Within and Without LP, released a week ago on Sub Pop. The grainy, nostalgic clips sit well with the bliss-pop rhythms and Ernest Greene's......read more

Fleet Foxes, "Grown Ocean"

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Sweeping vistas and smiling faces abound in the first video for Seattle band's upcoming record.

The first video for Fleet Foxes' upcoming sophomore release Helplessness Blues, for the song "Grown Ocean," is full of grainy footage of Pacific Northwestern landscapes intermixed with shots of the Seattle folksters recording the new album in various studios. Singer Robin Pecknold said they used a bunch of new instruments on the recording, including "the 12-string guitar, the hammered dulcimer,......read more

The Conservation Economy

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Conserving the nation's fish, wildlife and natural resources is a $40-billion industry, according to a new study

It's said that you can't put a price on protecting the environment, and on the face of it, we agree. But when we're always hearing about the economic benefits of industrial activity, it would be nice to know what conservation is actually worth, in dollar terms. Now, thanks to a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation study, we do. The analysis considered the jobs, tax revenue and other economic......read more

Wrapwrap

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Simple scrap wood design keeps headphone cords untangled $20.00

There are few things more annoying than a tangled mess of cords. Designer Naoto Yoshida offers up a simple solution with the wrapwrap, which allows you to adjust the length of your cords when they're in use and wrap/store them when you're finished. Made of pieces of scrap wood reclaimed from a furniture manufacturer, the wrapwrap works nicely for iPods, iPhones and phone chargers. ...read more

Crosley Traveler Portable Turntable

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Bring your records on the road $128.00

There really is no substitute for the sound of vinyl. It's the physical aspect of it; the way a record needle reads grooves in wax translates into a sound quality that digital formats can't match. Now you can enjoy a whole new level of LP independence with the Crosley CR49 Traveler. Inspired by the original portable turntables of the late 1950s, the table's black suitcase housing includes a pair......read more

In Australia, Wind Power is Cheaper than Fossil Fuels

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Wind energy prices undercutting coal and natural gas, according to Bloomberg report

The argument that fossil fuels are cheaper than renewable sources of energy has long been used to hold back the shift to clean power. But that's increasingly not the case. A new report about the Australian energy industry provides solid evidence that renewable energy can increasingly compete on cost with fossil fuels. The Bloomberg New Energy Finance report reveals that unsubsidized wind farms......read more

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