Posts Tagged ‘videos’

Skateboarding Architecture: Legendary Skate Spots

November 24, 2020

Estelle Caswell spoke with skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and Iain Borden (author of Skateboarding and the City) about skateboarding’s iconic spots and how skate architecture has changed over the years. A Vox video.

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2020 Election Winner: Weed

November 20, 2020

On November 3rd, pro-marijuana ballot measures flourished. A Vox video by Madeline Marshall and Melissa Hirsch.

More:

“How marijuana legalization made strides across the US in this election,” Richard Luscombe, The Guardian

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A Hummingbird’s View of a Monarch Butterfly Swarm

November 6, 2020

A hummingbird-shaped drone observes a swarm of half a billion monarch butterflies in Mexico for the PBS show Spy in the Wild.

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The Electoral College Ensures Inequality

November 2, 2020

The Electoral College makes some Americans’ votes more powerful than others. That’s a feature, not a bug. The Founders intended that the votes of Southern slaveholders would count more than those of Northern voters, and their dead hands continue to throttle American democracy today. A Vox video explainer by Madeline Marshall and Adam Freelander.

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Why the US has so many Filipino nurses

November 2, 2020

The U.S. healthcare system is still reaping the fruits of colonization.

“Since 1960, 150,000 Filipino nurses have come to work in the US. It began with the US colonization of the Philippines under the guise of “benevolent assimilation” and has increased due to a series of US immigration policies. It has resulted in a pipeline that allows the US to draw nurses from the Philippines every time it faces a shortage.”

Related:

“’Similar to Times of War’: The Staggering Toll of COVID-19 on Filipino Health Care Workers,” Nina Martin and Bernice Yeung, ProPublica

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Man Gave Names To All The Animals

November 1, 2020

“Man Gave Names To All The Animals,” written by Bob Dylan, recorded by Johnny Borrell, 2013.

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Zero Waste Restaurant

October 27, 2020

 Douglas McMaster opened the Silo Restaurant to demonstrate that dining can be environmentally sustainable. Video directed by Matt Hopkins.

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The Art of Latte

October 23, 2020

Korea-based barista and coffee shop owner Lee Kang Bin illustrates his customers’ coffee drinks. In color.

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Amber

October 22, 2020

Amber is precious, but not a gem. It’s tree resin that fossilized over millions of years. An Atlantic video.

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Milk. White Poison or Healthy Drink?

October 20, 2020

Got milk? Maybe it’s essential to bone health; maybe it’s killing you. A video by Kurzgesagt (“In a Nutshell”).

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