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May 28, 2017

Nightflyers (1987)

"Nightflyers is a 1980 novella by George R. R. Martin, a 1985 short story collection by the same author that includes the novella, and a 1987 science fiction-horror film based on that novella."

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Syn Cole - Feel Good

Possibly NSFW: Décolletage.

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May 27, 2017

Heston Blumenthal's Ultimate Bacon Sandwich

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The tree is still remaining and is showed to strangers

"Although Newton did not specify from which tree he observed the apple fall it turned out that it was the only apple tree growing in his garden and thus it selected itself."

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Liv Dawson - Searching

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May 26, 2017

High-rent blight

In New York and Toronto.

The preservationist Jeremiah Moss, the author of the Vanishing New York blog, points out that Greenwich Village has been a bohemian center since the eighteen-fifties, but, since the rise in rents, it “no longer drives the culture,” and instead is becoming what James Howard Kunstler termed “a geography of nowhere.” It is possible that entire classes of stores may disappear from some neighborhoods, like mid-range restaurants, antique stores, curiosity shops, bookstores, and anything too experimental. Brooklyn has emerged as a cultural center in the past two decades in part because it has lower rents and thus more interesting businesses. But, as Brooklyn’s property values rise, it might expect some of the same problems that parts of Manhattan have.
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Katy Perry - Swish Swish (Live on SNL)

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May 25, 2017

Truth, Justice, And The American Way: Why We Need Superman (And People Like Him)

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Worrying about Surveillance + The Circle Review

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Scuba Z - The Vanishing American Family

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May 22, 2017

Inside Hashimoto: Tokyo's Michelin-starred Eel Restaurant

"Meet Shinji Hashimoto, the humble, 6th-generation owner of Michelin-starred unagi restaurant Hashimoto. This unassuming eel joint in Tokyo's Bunkyo district serves up a secret family recipe for tare sauce that dates back nearly 200 years."

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Parekh & Singh - I Love You Baby, I Love You Doll

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May 21, 2017

Inside Dior

"This episode visits the star-studded party to celebrate the re-opening of Dior's summer mansion, and dazzling fashion shows at Blenheim Palace and in Paris. And can Dior find a new creative director?"

"Dior's new creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, prepares her first collection and shows it at Paris Fashion Week. And Dior's 'nose', Francois Demachy, reveals how to make a best-selling perfume."

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Meet a Dancer - Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté

"Our latest instalment features Principal Dancer and Choreographic Associate Guillaume Côté. Superbly controlled athleticism, fearless attack, an effortlessly noble bearing and exquisite purity of line all combine to create the powerful stage artistry of Guillaume Côté. This talented dancer is also an award-winning choreographer and composer and was named Choreographic Associate with the National Ballet in 2013."

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VÉRITÉ - Phase Me Out

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May 20, 2017

The scent of life itself

"Indian villagers have found a way to bottle the fragrance of monsoons."

Publishing in the journal Nature in 1964, Bear and Thomas proposed a name for the scent brought on by rain. They called it “petrichor,” a blend of the Greek words petra, rock, and ikhor, the blood of the gods in Greek mythology. But the scientists acknowledged that they were not the first to identify the stormy smell. They were not even the first to extract it. In fact, what they had dubbed petrichor was already a signature fragrance produced in Kannauj. Extracted from parched clay and distilled with ancient techniques, it is known as mitti attar—Earth’s perfume.

Fragrance of the First Rain - Making of Mitti Attar:

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May 19, 2017

Adam Curtis - HyperNormalisation (2016)

"HyperNormalisation is a 2016 BBC documentary by British filmmaker Adam Curtis. In the film, Curtis argues that since the 1970s, governments, financiers, and technological utopians have given up on the complex 'real world' and built a simple 'fake world' that is run by corporations and kept stable by politicians. The film was released on 16 October 2016 on the BBC iPlayer."

The term "hypernormalisation" is taken from Alexei Yurchak's 2006 book Everything was Forever, Until it was No More: The Last Soviet Generation, about the paradoxes of life in the Soviet Union during the 20 years before it collapsed. A professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, he argues that everyone knew the system was failing, but as no one could imagine any alternative to the status quo, politicians and citizens were resigned to maintaining a pretence of a functioning society. Over time, this delusion became a self-fulfilling prophecy and the "fakeness" was accepted by everyone as real, an effect that Yurchak termed "hypernormalisation".
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Papooz - Ann Wants to Dance

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