Posts Tagged ‘videos’

Clint Eastwood, on the ‘Pussy Generation’

July 16, 2018

Clint Eastwood, interviewed by Esquire‘s Cal Fussman in 2009. 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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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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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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How does your immune system work?

July 5, 2018

How does your immune system work? a TED-Ed video by Emma Bryce, animated by Cabong Studios.

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This Land Is Your Land

July 4, 2018

“This Land Is Your Land,” written by Woody Guthrie in 1940, as interpreted by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. Listen closely; this version restores the song’s original verses about “great big walls” and urban poverty. It was meant to be a protest song.

More:

“The Story Of Woody Guthrie’s ‘This Land Is Your Land,’” Nick Spitzer, NPR

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American Girl

July 4, 2018

“American Girl,” written and performed by Tom Petty, with visual cameos by Ethel Barrymore, Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Norma Talmadge, Louise Brooks, Mary Astor, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Ava Gardner, Jean Arthur, Helen Hayes, Gene Tierney, Carole Lombard, Barbara Stanwyck, Rita Hayworth, Donna Reed, Hedy Lamarr, Loretta Young, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Audrey Hepburn, Susan Hayward, Natalie Wood, Grace Kelly. Great video by YouTube user jaxdriver.

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Uber Makes Traffic Worse

June 28, 2018

You can call Uber and Lyft from your phone and get a ride. Smooth, right? But with all those rideshare vehicles picking up and dropping off fares, city streets are more congested than ever. Video from Streetfilms.org.

More:

“How to Fix New York City’s ‘Unsustainable’ Traffic Woes,” Laura Bliss, CityLab

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Conspiracy Theories: A Secret Plot?

June 22, 2018

More:

“Conspiracy Theories: Why More Educated People Don’t Believe Them,” Teodora Zareva, Big Think

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The 2020 census is in trouble.

June 21, 2018

The 2020 census suffers from lack of administration support, and the GAO has determined it has a high risk of failure. An inaccurate count of the population would threaten the integrity of many government programs and basic democratic functions, and the Department of Justice has has proposed changes to the 2020 form which would further undermine the census process and put everyone in America at risk.

A Vox video.

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