October 27, 2016

Michael Wood's Story of England, Episode 1

"Here is Episode one: Romans to Normans of Michael Wood's story of England. With the help of the local people and using archaeology, landscape, language and DNA, Michael uncovers the lost history of the first thousand years of the village, featuring a Roman villa, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and graphic evidence of life on the eve of the Norman Conquest."

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Justin Tucker: The Opera Singing Kicker | NFL Films

"NFL Films sits down with Ravens Kicker Justin Tucker to talk about his hobby of Opera singing. "

He also enjoys a cup of coffee.

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October 26, 2016

Julian Assange speeks from the Ecuadorian embassy to London

The official statement.

On Wednesday night after a threat was sent to this embassy and the police descended on the building, you came out in the middle of the night to watch over it and you brought the world’s eyes with you.

Inside the embassy, after dark, I could hear teams of police swarming into the building through the internal fire escape.

But I knew that there would be witnesses.

And that is because of you.

If the UK did not throw away the Vienna Conventions the other night, it is because the world was watching.

And the world was watching because you were watching.

The next time somebody tells you that it is pointless to defend the rights we hold dear, remind them of your vigil in the dark outside the Embassy of Ecuador, and how, in the morning, the sun came up on a different world, and a courageous Latin American nation took a stand for justice.
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The Banker's Guide to Art (BBC, 2016)

"Documentary taking an inside look at the high-stakes and sometimes murky world of art collecting.
In recent years, the value of London's art market has soared to unprecedented heights, driven by the nouveau riche of the financial world, whose money has poured into the bank accounts of dealers, galleries and auction houses."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:12 AM

Gigi Hadid Stars in “Do It Right”: Stuart Weitzman Fall 2016

"Gigi Hadid is a knockout in this short film directed by James Franco. Inspired by the supermodel’s real-life workout regimen, the dynamic video spotlights the Gigi Boot — a limited-editon design collaboration between Stuart Weitzman and Gigi Hadid."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:11 AM

Cruel Youth - Mr. Watson

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October 22, 2016

Carine Roitfeld - The Client (2011)

"Carine Roitfeld made a triumphant return to Paris Couture Week - and W's cameras went along for the ride, following the charming editrix to more than 20 fashion shows, to fittings with couturiers from Jean Paul Gaultier to the reclusive Azzedine Alaïa, and, finally, to a two-day shoot with photographer Paolo Roversi."

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Izzy Bizu - Diamond

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October 21, 2016

Kew's Forgotten Queen (BBC, 2016)

"Within Kew Gardens stands an extraordinary gallery, celebrating the work of one of the most prolific botanical artists of the Victorian age. At a time when women barely left their parlour rooms, Marianne North's globe-trotting exploits defied convention as she travelled alone at the height of the British Empire."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:05 AM

Llibre Vermell - Stella splendens

A pilgrim song from the 14th-century Red Book of Montserrat.

Stella Splendens
Stella splendens in monte
ut solis radium
miraculis serrato
exaudi populum
concurrunt universi
gaudentes populi
divites et egeni
grandes et parvolis
ipsum ingredientur
ut cernunt occuli
et inde reventuntur
hic ave Maria

Bright Star
A bright star miraculously
shining on the mountain
like sunshine.
Hark the mass
all people rejoicing,
the rich and the poor,
the greatest and the pettiest,
are gathering as well
as we are self-witnessing,
let’s all herald once more
this: Hail Mary

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October 20, 2016

Wheelharp - Nicholas Pike

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Yaybahar by Görkem Şen

Yaybahar by Görkem Şen from Olgu Demir on Vimeo.

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Omen - Guilhem Desq (Hurdy Gurdy)

Wait for it.

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October 19, 2016

Anilah - Medicine Chant

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October 18, 2016

Britain's Lost Masterpieces -1. Swansea (2016)

This really is very good.

"The Swansea museum store contains everything from a stuffed pigeon to a police car, but can Bendor and Jacky reveal a multimillion-pound lost masterpiece that will not only become a jewel of Swansea museum's collection, but also rewrite art history? Also, a rare appearance at the museum of a giant painting of local coal miners prompts Jacky to re-examine the life of the man who painted them, the renowned Polish artist Josef Herman. She tracks down those who remember him in south Wales."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:23 AM

Skills And The Bunny Crew - Amoritmética

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October 17, 2016

Fully capable of entertaining myself in prison for decades, if need be

"Anywho, after that first FBI raid I started reading those little guides on life in prison that one finds online and noticed several references to role-playing games. When I got to the jail unit at Federal Correctional Institution Fort Worth shortly after my arrest, then, I immediately started agitating in favor of a campaign of Dungeons and Dragons or whatever was available, to begin ASAP, with the wooden table in the little corner library to be requisitioned for our use. A huge black guy awaiting trial on complicated fraud charges happened to have the basic mechanics memorized; I drafted him to be the dungeon master. Soon enough I’d also managed to recruit a white meth dealer who was familiar enough with the game to help the rest of us create our characters, a large and bovine Hispanic gangland enforcer who wanted to try the game and was at any rate influential enough to help us secure control over the table, and a fey Southern white guy for atmosphere."

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Heather Alexander - March of Cambreadth

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