May 23, 2013
Ruari Robinson - The Silent City (2006)
20 May update from Iain Banks.
Laurie Anderson - Transitory Life
May 22, 2013
Dead man walking
How did pre-colonization, Midwest, Native Americans deal with tornados?
After seeing that footage, I have no problem understanding how an oral tradition of an angry spirit scuffing his way across the landscape could occur.
It's pronounced "jif", apparently
Steve Wilhite, "then working at CompuServe (the nation’s first major online service) knew the company wanted to display things like color weather maps. Because he had an interest in compression technologies, Mr. Wilhite thought he could help."
Xbox One Reveal 2013 Highlights
Tangerine Dream - Hyperborea
May 21, 2013
The Mystery of the Rosetta Stone (2005)
The Legend of Conan
Paul Verhoeven wants to direct Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Legend of Conan.
Related: Marvel Movies vs. DC Movies.
Autechre - known(1)
May 20, 2013
Petals falling from the sky
A report from the Cot d'Azur's Bataille de Fleurs.
Carnival meets Cirque de Soleil. Montreal could juice up Carifiesta and put on something along the same lines.
Tesla was robbed
Edison Electric Co. photographers documented the electrification of Los Angeles in the 1940s.
Giorgio Armani Frames of Life - Lucille & Adrian
Biosphere - People Are Friends
May 19, 2013
Karl Lagerfeld - Once Upon A Time... (2013)
Behind the scenes.
Ballet at speed
“It must be so hard, being Prince Harry all the time,” said the Canadian model Jessica Stam, who despite the suburban setting and soggy weather, was dressed in a severe structured black dress by Thom Browne and a pair of that designer’s stiletto wing tips. “Everything is Prince Harry, Prince Harry, Prince Harry,” she added. Wouldn’t it be nice, she said, to be just plain Harry every once in a while?"
"Emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery"
"Grace Kelly's favorite fine jewellery house, Cartier, has opened its archives ahead of Olivier Dahan's film Princess Grace, creating five exact replicas of vintage pieces worn on-screen by Nicole Kidman."
Xu Xu Fang - Fascination Street
May 18, 2013
The Animation Workshop - The Backwater Gospel (2011)
"The blast lasted only about a single second and shone like a 4th magnitude star—making it bright enough to see with just the unaided eye."
The world's largest blue whale colony has been discovered in Sri Lanka.
Gescom - Key Nell 1
May 17, 2013
Wait for me, Daddy (1940)
Wait for me, Daddy is one of the most famous Canadian pictures of the Second World War. It was taken October 1st, 1940, in New Westminster, British Columbia by Claude Dettloff.
"Danish museum officials say that an archaeological dig last year has revealed 365 items from the Viking era, including 60 rare coins."
Not your father's Liverpool Central Library
"After three years and £55million the Liverpool Central Library is finally due to be re-opened this week - and is already drawing gasps at the stunning result."
Michael Andrews - The Artifact And Living
May 16, 2013
Battle of the Nations 2013 Aigues Mortes, France
"The Battle of the Nations is an international historical medieval battles world championship, first held in 2009, and held in Europe in April every year since. It is a full contact competition, using metal weapons, and a standardized list of rules. National teams in HMB compete at the championship in several standard nominations, including 'Triathlon Duel', 'Professional fights', '5 vs 5', '21 vs 21' and 'all vs all'. All battles are full contact, no stage reenactment battles are organized at the championship."
Ost du Quebec representing for "Canada".
Battle of the Nations - Cannabis Dei vs von Massow - Final Eliminations 2013 Poland.
Oldenways: "Battle of the Nations", Episode 1.
Benjamin Franklin - Fart Proudly (1781)
"Fart Proudly" (also called "A Letter To A Royal Academy", and "To the Royal Academy of Farting") is the popular name of a "notorious essay" about flatulence written by Benjamin Franklin circa 1781 while he was living abroad as United States Ambassador to France.
View from the top of the Washington Monument
"The National Park Service released video taken from the top of the Washington Monument as workers completed the scaffolding around the 555-foot obelisk. The monument is covered in scaffolding to prepare for work repairing damage it suffered in the August 2011 earthquake."