Archive for the ‘videos’ Category

Glorious Technicolor

January 16, 2019

“How Technicolor changed movies,” a Vox video by Phil Edwards.

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No Backwards Skating!

December 13, 2018

Actually, skating backwards is allowed at Moonlight Rollerway  (Glendale, CA) if it’s part of “rexing,”couples skating. On Wednesdays, owner Dominic Cangelosi plays the organ for your skating pleasure (he sells organ music recordings to other roller rinks, too) . DJs spin tunes the rest of the week.

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“Welcome to Moonlight Rollerway, Where Nothing Has Changed Since 1956,” Lisa Whiteman,  Narratively

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A Quick Tour of Venice

November 30, 2018

Tour Venice in under 3 minutes. A collateral project of the 57th Venice Biennale, curated by Martina Cavallarin and Eleonora Frattarolo.

M-O-D-U-S website

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Meryl Streep, on Beauty

November 23, 2018

Meryl Streep, interviewed by Christine Spines for EW in 2008. Animated by Patrick Smith for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital).

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Pitless Avocados at FreshDirect

November 19, 2018

At last, our long guacamole nightmare is over.

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Firehose of Falsehood

November 15, 2018

Obvious lies make great propaganda. Carlos Maza explains. A Vox video.

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“The Russian ‘Firehose of Falsehood’ Propaganda Model,” Christopher Paul, Miriam Matthews, RAND Corporation

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How ‘The Apprentice’ Manufactured Trump

November 14, 2018

“How ‘The Apprentice’ Manufactured Trump,” an Atlantic video.

In 2004 the first season of The Apprentice reintroduced pro wrestling promoter Donald Trump as an incredibly successful and intelligent businessman, the biggest real estate developer in New York City (had to be true, it was on TV, right?). The show was a hit, and boosted the Trump brand. The show’s producers created his persona and sold his image to America. How did they create a reality TV president?

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“The Inside Story of How ‘The Apprentice’ Rescued Donald Trump,” Michael Kranish,Marc Fisher, Fortune

“How Reality TV Made Donald Trump President,” Joy Lanzendorfer, Vice

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‘Pro wrestling is an art form’

November 9, 2018

Pro wrestling is an art form, ballet for beefy guys,morality plays for our time.

A Vox video.

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‘Dear Young People: Don’t Vote’

November 5, 2018

A civic message to the young from the old farts of America.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th. That’s tomorrow.

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Voter Purge

November 5, 2018

Why American voter registrations are disappearing,  and how to avoid the purge. A Vox video by Ranjani Chakraborty and Mallory Brangan.

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