is a site where you can watch over the shoulder of artists like Molly Crabapple
as they draw.
Artmaking, a love story.
How viral I Have Your Heart
film brought two creators together from worlds away. [Different Kim Boekbinder video previously
- "Bringing the World's Best Biology To You" [more inside]
Get your CanCon
on! Buck 65
covers Leonard Cohen
in a new video
directed and choreographed by Jacob Niedzwiecki
. The video for 'Who By Fire', inspired by the motion of a pendulum
, just had its world premiere at New York's Lincoln Center as part of the 2013 Dance on Camera Festival.
A day before her 32nd birthday, Jill Brzezinski-Conley was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. She's now 35, and her cancer has metastasized to terminal, stage-4. Sue Bryce won Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year in both 2011 and 2012, and last year's prize was a one-person trip to Paris. After hearing her story, Bryce took Brzezinski-Conley with her to the City of Light for a photo shoot and brought along a videographer. The resulting short film: "The Light That Shines
." (Also on Vimeo
. (click the open magazine at the top of the page)
. The video and photos both show a topless Ms. Brzezinski-Conley, and may be nsfw
. [more inside]
John And Hank Green (previously
), amusing youtube teachers of world history
have finished the first cycle of their educational series Crash Course (previously
) and have wrapped up mini lessons on Literature
. Now they've just started two brand new series on U.S History
(to come). Outtakes
For Your Consideration
- Anne Hathaway (Emma Fitzpatrick) reminds the Academy to think of her on Oscar night via the magic of song.
For the release of the Hobbit, Lindsay Ellis
of the Nostalgia Chick (previously
) has decided to look back at all the LOTR films in order to analyze how they changed genre film-making, expected movie length, extended cuts, the problems of adaptation, and why Eowyn and Merry are made for each other. (Fellowship Of The Ring
, Two Towers
, Return Of The King Part 1
, Part 2
) Still need more? Then why not watch Kerry Shawcross and Chris Demarais of Rooster Teeth (previously
) try to walk the 120+ mile journey across New Zealand from the filming location of Hobbiton in Matamata to the filming location of Mount Doom, Mount Ngauruhoe in A Simple Walk Into Mordor.
Storyboard was born of my insane desire to consume videos without actually having to watch them. Normally that would involve putting the TV on in the background and ignoring the video while listening to the audio, but what about the reverse? All visual without the audio. On my kindle. via waxy [more inside]
The Sinner Team is a group of Russians who like bungee jumping and body modifications.
They combine the two in interesting ways. THE CHALLENGE is a documentary of their experiences. If you are squeamish about unusual body piercings, you should probably not watch this.
is an ambitious new automated application built by the Washington Post, which fact checks political speeches, ads and interviews "in as close to real time as possible.
" The prototype is intended to be a complement to the paper's Fact Checker Blog
. More on the project from TechCrunch
- a short animated history of man's time on earth by Steve Cutts. (Via Nag on the Lake)
shows you a continuously updating stream of uploads to vine
, a recently launched video clip sharing startup that Twitter acquired last October. Fascinating, mesmerizing 6-second clips of life from all around the world. (via
weird and wonderful.
Digging up long forgotten memories for a generation who spent their formative years glued to the boob tube, Memorex
is a veritable nostalgia nuke for children of the 80s. Endless beach parties, Saturday morning cartoons, claymation everything, sleek cars, sexy babes, toys you forgot existed, station idents, primitive computer animation, all your favorite sugary cereal mascots, and so much more. An ode to the hyper consumerism and sleek veneer of a simpler time. (previously
"The latest stop motion music video from animation duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski for Japanese singer-songwriter Shugo Tokumaru." [via
Combining the only two things that women in commericals can talk about in groups, it's Dannon
Birth Control on the Bottom.
From Yahoo sketch comedy show SketchY
, starring twitter queen Megan Amram
and a very angry Weird Al.
Cello Fortress is a unique combination of a game and a live music performance
. A cellist defends a fortress by improvising on his cello. Melodies control the guns, dissonant notes activate the flamethrowers. Players from the audience use game controllers to steer their tanks and attack the fortress. The cellist plays live music, while at the same time controlling the game to be a fun challenge for the players. Cello Fortress is an innovative experiment that blends concert and game.
: a nameless cannabis delivery guy delivers his much-needed medication to stressed-out New Yorkers in this character-driven web series.
Kathryn Bigelow's striking bin Laden manhunt thriller Zero Dark Thirty
arrives in wide release tonight on the heels of a final artful trailer
-- one with oddly familiar musical accompaniment
The funereal hymn, a cover of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" (lyrics)
, deftly recasts the 90s power ballad as a haunting dirge of quiet grief, shattered ideals, and a singleminded focus on revenge, a perfect distillation of the film's profoundly grim thesis
But while the song may be fitting, it wasn't composed for the project -- it's just the latest success story from Belgian women's choir Scala & Kolacny Brothers
, whose mournful reinterpretations of classic and modern rock
-- catapulted by their rendition of "Creep" in The Social Network
-- have made them famous around the world
, with star turns in the likes of Homeland ("Every Breath You Take")
and Downton Abbey ("With or Without You")
. Cover comparison site WhoSampled offers a list of YouTube comparisons between the covers and the originals
; look inside for more of their work in movies and television. [more inside]
This little girl is really excited
to talk to her dad.
Lena Dunham shows her art-world roots
in her 2009 web-series: Season 1
at Index Magazine, Season 2
at delusionaldowntowndivas.com. Meanwhile Season 2
of Dunham's HBO series "Girls" arrives Sunday night, expect online fireworks
"Release the Kraken!" [Discovery]
"Scientists and broadcasters have captured footage of an elusive giant squid, up to eight meters (26 feet) long that roams the depths of the Pacific Ocean." [Video] [Image 1] [Image 2] [Previously] [Previously]
Run away from Michel Foucault.
Cameron Kunzelman is a games journalist and creator. He has made a little web game where you try to evade the French historian. His blog
. His twitter
. More Kunzelman Previously
In seventh grade, after school let out, Humaira Mohammed Bachal opened her home in Thatta (Pakistan) to 10-12 friends who weren't allowed to go to school, and taught them what she was learning. By the time she was 16 and ready to take her 9th grade exams, (over her father's objections,) she and four other girls were teaching more than 100 students. Now, her sister Tahira, (age 18,) is principal of the school Humaira founded: with 22 teachers serving more than 1,000 kids in a Karachi slum (yt)
. All in a country where if you are a young girl in a rural area, you are unlikely ever to see the inside of a classroom, and advocating education for young girls can be life-threatening. [more inside]
was an art movie/promotional stunt put out by Virgin Media in 1987 with famous directors providing a music-video take on various opera pieces. ( A full review by That Opera Chick
). Of particular note is Julien Temple
's (Of Earth Girls Are Easy
fame) adaptation of Verdi's Rigoletto as a zany, cartoonish, ecstasy-fueled and very 80s farce set at the infamous Madonna Inn. Watch the whole delirious sequence here.
is a website containing short videos (approx. 5-10 min.) about numbers and stuff. Mathematicians and physicists play around with the tools of their trade and explain things in simple, clear language. Learn things you didn't know you were interested in! Find out why 493-7775
is a pretty cool phone number! What's the significance of 42
, anyway? What the heck is a vampire number
? Why does Pac-Man have only 255
Suitable for viewing by everyone from intelligent and curious middle-schoolers to math-impaired adults. Browse their YouTube channel here