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Robert Sinskey POV 2007

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An elegant organic red from Los Carneros in Napa. $38.00

POV is an earthy Bordeaux blend from Robert Sinskey's biodynamic-certified vineyard in Napa Valley. We're not big wine nerds, so we can't tell you much about the tannins or the finish, but we can tell you this: it's impossible to stop at one glass. As an added artistic bonus, the three POV labels feature Sinskey’s original B&W photography of wine and agriculture. As a vintner,......read more

Delorean, "Stay Close"

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Appropriately hypnotic video for dreamy track from Delorean, Barcelona's indie dance champs.

With this recently dropped video for a lovely balearic pop jam by Delorean, Brooklyn's Weird Days add another piece to their growing portfolio of amazing-looking music vids. "Stay Close" is the lead single off Delorean's record Subiza, released in June on True Panther Records....read more

Airspace Reboot

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A look at European airspace returning to use after being closed due to volcanic ash from Icelandic volcano

The April 16 volcanic eruption in Iceland spewed ash all over northern Europe, grinding air travel to a halt for several days. This neato animation, produced by UK web mapping services company ITO World, visualizes what happened to European airspace in the aftermath. ...read more

Sigur Ros "Glosoli"

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Icelandic band and video directing duo join forces in the name of beauty.

Well, this is gorgeous. Not sure how we missed it when it came out. Iceland's Sigur Ros tapped compatriots and frequent collaborators Arni & Kinski to direct the video for "Glosoli," featuring beautiful Icelandic children marching through a beautiful Icelandic landscape then flying off a cliff. The results are, well, beautiful. Please alert us at once when these guys make......read more

Takeshi Suga: Sakuramadelica

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Hallucinatory photos of Japanese cherry blossoms

The springtime bloom of sakura (ornamental cherry blossoms) is one of nature's most dazzling spectacles. Kobe-based photographer Takeshi Suga adds some wooziness to the equation with "Sakuramadelica 2012," a collection of super-saturated, dream-like shots of cherry blossoms in full bloom. The effects are slightly disorienting, as the familiar springtime sight is presented in a blurry and surreal......read more

Steven Perriloux's Sun-Kissed California

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Laid-back Los Angeles vibes reign supreme in these photos from Terry Richardson's protégé

Photographer Steven Perriloux leads a bicoastal existence, dividing his time between LA and NYC shooting fashion editorials for major magazines. But it's his album of personal photos that caught our eye. In the series, the friend and former assistant of Terry Richardson captures California subculture in all its casual, sun-drenched glory. Perriloux discussed his attraction to underground culture......read more

Blue Trees by Konstantin Dimopoulos

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Aussie artist colors trees blue to draw attention to the problem of deforestation

Nope, these aren't real life depictions of Dr. Seuss illustrations, but they're just as surreal. The Blue Trees is a traveling art project by Australia's Konstantin Dimopoulos, who paints trees a striking sapphire blue to raise awareness about the growing problem of global deforestation and its relationship to climate change. Dimopolous riffs on the ways that plants use vibrant colors as a......read more

Something's Fishy

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Voice your opposition to genetically engineered food. A petition from Gary Hirshberg, Chairman of Stonyfield Farm, and Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation

The FDA is on the brink of approving genetically engineered salmon for human consumption. This would be the first genetically engineered animal on supermarket shelves in the United States. The salmon is engineered to produce growth hormones year-round that cause the fish to grow at twice the normal rate. The government already requires labels to tell us if fish is wild-caught or......read more

Offshore Wind Takes a Step Ahead

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With a positive new federal report, offshore wind farms in the Atlantic move closer to reality

Offshore wind development along the mid-Atlantic coast took a major step forward last week, with the completion of a federal review that showed "no major environmental damage" would be caused by tapping the renewable power source.  Interior Secretary Ken Salazar also said his department also was trying to speed up the process for issuing renewable energy leases. There are wind projects......read more

The Year in Volcanic Activity

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The most explosive volcano photos of 2011, courtesy of The Atlantic

2011 was a volatile year for volcanic activity, with eruptions taking place all around the world, from Japan, Chile and Argentina, to Indonesia, Iceland, and Italy. Most recently, the volcano Nyamulagira in the Democratic Republic of Congo blew off some steam. While the steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava can cause terror for people living in nearby -- never mind the effects on the global......read more

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