Posts Tagged ‘videos’

Meat. Is it bad for you?

September 20, 2019

Eating meat has been associated with health risks like heart disease, cancer and an early death. What’s up with that? A video by Kurzgesagt (“In a Nutshell”).

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Credit Card Rewards

September 19, 2019

Who actually pays for your credit card rewards? Everybody. A Vox video.

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The Truth About Algorithms

September 18, 2019

Data scientist Cathy O’Neil reveals the truth about algorithms. From a talk given at the RSA in London, 2017. Animation by Niceshit Studio and Cabeza Patata.

RSA=Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

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Why are you honking?

September 12, 2019

“Why are you honking?” A Gothamist video directed by Jeff Seal, shot by the Libbey Brothers, with music by Billy White.

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When White Supremacists Overthrew a Government

September 10, 2019

In 1898 thousands of white supremacists expelled the leaders of Wilmington, North Carolina, destroyed black-owned businesses and properties, and killed an unknown number of black residents. A Vox video, produced by Ranjani Chakraborty.

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Van Gogh’s Ugliest Masterpiece

September 9, 2019

Evan Puschak at The Nerdwriter explores what Vincent van Gogh called “one of the ugliest pictures I have done,” The Night Café.

More:

“Van Gogh’s The Night Café Was Among His ‘Ugliest Pictures,’” Jason Kottke, Kottke.org

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J.B. style at the roller rink

September 4, 2019

Chicago’s James Brown-inspired roller skaters. A  New York Times video.

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Campaign Songs

August 30, 2019

“What Campaign Songs Tell Us About Presidential Candidates,” a New Yorker video with Amanda Petrusich.

More:

“Deciphering the Presidential-Campaign Songs of the 2020 Race,” Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker

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How America Got to Crazy

August 27, 2019

“How America Got Divorced from Reality: Christian Utopias, Anti-Elitism, Media Circus,” by Kurt Andersen. A Big Think video.

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Why being messy is good

August 26, 2019

Tim Harford, author of Messy: How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World, explains why being messy is good.

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