Archive for the ‘videos’ Category

Sneckdown

January 18, 2022

In regions where there’s real winter, a “sneckdown” (“snow” + “neckdown”) can help illustrate how a traffic neckdown curb extention makes intersections safer for pedestrians by slowing turning vehicles. A Streetfilms video.

More:

“Undriven Snow: Activists Trace Winter Car Routes Reshape City Streets,” Kurt Kohlstedt, 99 Percent Invisible

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Ice Harvesting

January 14, 2022

 

Will Steger harvests ice from frozen lakes near Ely in northern Minnesota.  The ice keeps everything cool in the ice house for the whole year, until the next harvest. Ice Ball, a video directed by Nathaniel Schmidt of Australia’s Gravity Films.

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Pharmaceutical Money

January 13, 2022

Pharmaceutical Money, a video from John Oliver. Ask your doctor!

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Texas Lawn Mower Racing Highlights, 2021

January 10, 2022

Highlights from Lone Star Mower Racing Aassociation races in Gun Barrel City, Texas, 2021. A Texas Monthly video.

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Lethal Libertarianism in the Ozarks

January 7, 2022

Alexander Stockton visited Mountain Home, Arkansas, in the Ozarks, and found residents “Dying in the Name of Vaccine Freedom,” and taking their neighbors with them. A New York Times OpEd video.

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Republican Hypocrisy on January 6th

January 6, 2022

Many Republican leaders — including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI 8 ) — were horrified by the Capitol attack of last January 6th, and rightly blamed Donald Trump for instigating it. Somehow, they forgot.

A video by the Republican Accountability Project, which will run on Fox News today.

More:

“Republicans Promised to Banish Jan. 6 Insurrectionists. A Year Later, They’ve Purged Jan. 6 Critics,” Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone

“Republicans condemned Trump after the Capitol attack. Now, they are opening the door to him as the future of the party.” JM Rieger, Washington Post

Related:

“How Trump Kept His Grip After Jan. 6,” Blake Hounshell and Leah Askarinam, New York Times

Update:

“GOP commemorates denialism day,” David Siders, Politico

 

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The warning signs before the Capitol riot

January 5, 2022

Logan Jaffe of ProPublica and Robert Evans of Bellingcat describe the warning signs they observed weeks, months, and even years before a mob of violent Trump supporters broke into the Capitol. A Vox video by Liz Scheltens.

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When Christmas Was Banned

December 22, 2021

Christmas was once Banned in Boston, and throughout Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony. Some early American colonists weren’t too keen on Christmas. A video by History Dose.

More:

“Yuletide’s Outlaws,” Rachel N. Schnepper, New York Times

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Empty Places

December 17, 2021

Empty Places, an ode to the melancholy of machines by Geoffroy de Crécy, 2020. Watch it ful-screen if you can.

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The Most Dangerous Jump in Figure Skating

December 14, 2021

The quadruple jump is the most dangerous move in figure skating. A Quartz video by Michael Tabb.

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