Posts Tagged ‘videos’

Eel Farm

September 21, 2021

Sara Rademaker’s American Unagi is the country’s only glass eel farm. They grow the critters and sell them live to sushi restaurants and chefs and smoked and frozen to consumers. An Eater video directed by Connor Reid and hosted by Daniel Geneen.

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Little Blockbuster Library

September 20, 2021

Little Blockbuster Library

Blockbuster video stores may be gone from your neighborhood, but the spirit lives on in a new kind of “Little Library.” Free Blockbuster: Give a DVD, take a DVD. That goes for VHS tapes, too.

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“New ‘Free Blockbuster’ Boxes Let Locals Donate and Borrow Movies,” Dana Munro, ARLnow

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Doors Closing

September 17, 2021

Subway car door closing annoucements from around the world, including New York City, New Jersey, Boston, Denver, San Francisco, San Diego, Portland and Seattle, Vancouver BC, London, and Tokyo. Video by Olton Hall.

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Wheat: Endangered

September 16, 2021

Wheat is consumed by billions of people worldwide. A virulent crop fungus now threatens their food supply. From Undark Magazine.

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Dollar Stores

September 15, 2021

There are more than 34,000 Dollar General, Dollar Store, and Family Dollar stores across the country, more locations than Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, and Target combined. A new one opens every 6 hours, usually in a lower-income area. Dollar General is a Fortune 500 company, worth more than Coca Cola. Dollar stores did it the old-fashioned way: scamming poor people.

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“The economics of dollar stores,” Zachary Crockett, The Hustle

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Fred Hampton

September 14, 2021

On December 4, 1969, the Black Panther Party’s Illinois chairman Fred Hampton was murdered by police. He had founded the multicultural Rainbow Coalition. A Vox video.

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Red Summers, White Riots: Media, Rumor, Racism

September 10, 2021

After World War I, anti-Black school curriculums, newspapers and film helped instigate racial violence in Chicago and Washington DC.

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“How racist propaganda inspired riots in America’s biggest cities,” Bayeté Ross Smith and Jimmie Briggs, The Guardian

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Cube

September 8, 2021

The Rubik’s Cube may be the best-selling toy of all time. From an interview with Ernő Rubik by Hope Reese for Undark Magazine.

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Cookout

September 3, 2021

“Summer Grill,” felt animation by Andrea Love, with music by George Hutson Warren, 2021.

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Cast Iron Pans

August 31, 2021

The Lodge Cast Iron factory sandcasts about two million skillets a month. Any cookware not up to snuff is given a second chance, melted down and poured into new molds. Daniel Geneen of Eater tours the Tennessee factory.

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