Chris Columbus, Jr.

July 14, 2018

“Chris Columbus, Jr.” featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1934. Directed by Walter Lantz; animated by Fred Avery, Jack Carr, Ray Abrams, Joe d’Igalo, Ernest Smythe, and Victor McLeod. Music by James Dietrich.

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Longboards

July 13, 2018

The world’s best longboarders try to ride a wave as long as possible at Wategos Beach, NSW. A short film by McTavish Surfboards.

Cinematography by Nathan Oldfield and Andrew Gough.
Water Cinematography – Andrew Gough.

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Neil Young’s Paganism

July 12, 2018

Neil Young, interviewed by Esquire‘s Cal Fussman. Illustrated by Joe McKendry, animated by Jennifer Yoo, and directed by Patrick Smith for Blank on Blank. Audio Producer: Amy Drozdowska.

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Skateboarders Conquer the World

July 11, 2018

Skateboarders Conquer the World
“After decades of commandeering streets, sidewalks, parking lots and public sculptures, skaters entered the mainstream. Now New York City, the United States, and the world at large have all seen a surge of skate park development. With skateboarding entering the Olympic Games in 2020, the international growth of skate parks is likely only beginning.”

“Skateboarders Won,” Jeff Ihaza, New York Times

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Adiós blanco América cristiana

July 10, 2018

The United States is no longer a majority white, Christian country. At 45 percent of the population, white Christians are a shrinking demographic, and it’s obvious, hence the bitter backlash from many members of the group against the country’s increasing diversification.

“People fight like that when they are losing a sense of place, a sense of belonging, and a sense of the country that they understand and love. How do they reengage in public life when they can’t be the majority?” — Robert P. Jones, author of The End of White Christian America.

An Atlantic video.

Related:

“Trump can’t make America white again,” Eugene Robinson, Washington Post

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Showtime!

July 9, 2018

Showtime!

It’s spectacle showtime for charlatan-in-chief Donald Trump, who’ll select his prime-time pick for America’s next top model Supreme Court justice tonight at 9PM Eastern. Suspense mounts! Which conservative ideologue will win? Who will go home with a consolation prize?

More:

“How Trump turned the US Supreme Court into prime time television,” Ephrat Livni, Quartz

“Trump pushing for another reality-show reveal of Supreme Court pick,” Andrew Restuccia, Politico

“A ‘Supreme’ show: Trump savors big reveal for court choice,” BY Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller, AP via Charlotte Observer

“Trump’s New Pageant: SCOTUS Pick Will Have To Look ‘All-American,’ Jibe With Trump,” Nicole LaFond, TPM Livewire

“Trump Is Picking His Supreme Court Nominee Like He’s Casting the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition,” Bess Levin, Vanity Fair

“The Supreme Court Show,” Ross Douthat, New York Times

“The most interesting late development in Trump’s Supreme Court derby,” Aaron Blake, Washington Post

Inside Baseball:

“The Five Frontrunners,” Adam Feldman, Empirical SCOTUS

“Trump’s 2018 Supreme Court Shortlist and Their Views on Administrative Law,” Chris Walker, Notice & Comment

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Rx Drugs: Timed-Release Bribery?

July 9, 2018

Rx Drugs: Timed-Release Bribery?

“An analysis by the publication Science has ‘found widespread after-the-fact payments or research support’ from pharmaceutical companies to expert officials who advised the Food and Drug Administration to approve those companies’ drugs.”

— “Pharma companies pay FDA advisers after drugs are approved,” Bob Herman, Axios

More:

“Hidden conflicts? Pharma payments to FDA advisers after drug approvals spark ethical concerns,” Charles Piller and Jia You, Science

“Majority of doctors who oversee FDA drug approval receive payments from companies they monitor, report shows,” Clark Mindock, The Independent

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Here Come Those Tears Again

July 8, 2018

 

“Here Come Those Tears Again,” written and performed by Jackson Brown, with David Lindley on lap steel guitar, and backup vocals by Rosemary Butler and Doug Haywood. Inspired by a poem written by the mother of Mr. Brown’s late wife.

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Deliverance

July 8, 2018

“Deliverance,” by Rationale, 2017.

Rationale website

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Le locomotion

July 8, 2018

“Le locomotion,” a French version of the Gerry Goffin and Carole King song, performed by Sylvie Vartan in 1962 for Scopitone. These short films were back-projected on a small screen mounted on a “visual jukebox.”

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