Brilliantly catchy and cheery in a strange way + great video = must watch!
We all know hipsters. Every New York City neighborhood has its share of them, and a quick Google search brings up dozens of hipster blogs, hipster YouTube videos and hipster hangouts. Hipsters are the ones everyone loves to hate.
Everyone? When Lorena arrived to New York City from France last August, she’d never heard of hipsters. And when she asked, she got vague, often contradictory responses: Hipsterism is a lifestyle. No, it’s an attitude. No, it’s a pseudo-attitude. Hipsters are penniless creative types. No, they’re just rich kids pretending to be. Hipsters are environmentally conscious. No, they pose as tree-huggers but shop at Wal-Mart.
She was confused.
This video attempts to de-code the hipster for the clueless foreigner, like Lorena. In this piece, she invites viewers along for the journey as she hunts for the meaning of the term “hipster.” This quirky piece takes viewers around the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where they are guided by an “accidental hipster” blogger. It also incorporates the voices of the Journalism School’s own Prof. David Hajdu, as he delves into the term’s jazzy origins.
Print archives that were once the heart of many newspapers have gone the way of the floppy disk. But at the New York Times, home to the Lively Morgue tumblr, the technology that has threatened to kill the morgue may also save it.
Watch YouTube dance sensation Nonstop, aka Marquese Scott, and his disregard for gravity in a carpark, as he lets his body do the driving.
Bloody love the Tiger Lillies (Prangsta got me addicted to them) – really nice to see them produce such a HQ video. Makes me feel happy ironically enough!
3 years in the making, recorded in London and San Francisco and with an illustrious cast of guest musicians, Rime of the Ancient Mariner is based on the epic poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The story of the mariners journey into frozen hell and back, now a 25 track double cd designed by artist Mark Holthusen.
This fiasco around this cake last week made me so cross and not for the reasons you expect. It was the moral panic that followed news of the cake, combined with millions of people jumping on the bandwagon, that made steam come from my ears. It would appear that 90% of the population, and all of the media (except the Guardian who made some excellent comments), find the practise it is campaigning against more acceptable than the cake. Morons. What a wasted opportunity… the video has clocked up over 2 million views in less than a week.
That said there has been some interesting interest discussion around this cake such as over at Jeremy Riad’s blog where I was asked to comment – the whole article well worth a read.
This is a tribute to a cockroach that lived its life to the fullest. 2012 — 2012.
RIP little buddy (via Nerdcore).
In our latest video we trekked out into the beautiful farmland outside Sebastopol, California to visit California Carnivores, North America’s largest carnivorous plant nursery. We spoke with founder Peter D’Amato about his personal history with these hungry plants, their cultural significance and what it takes to raise up fantastical plants from seed. Taking in the active plant life, we watched Venus Flytraps chowing down and a got a peak inside the stomach of an American Pitcher Plant.
*squeals of excitement*(via @mylifeyourhands this post not the squeals)
THIS IS NOW OUT & I WATCHED IT YESTERDAY = AMAZING
I have resisting ‘googling’ “who is Elmo” for years as I did not want to know who the man behind the puppet was – but now I do can know can not wait to see this documentary which looks bloody amazing!!!!