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April 24, 2018

Germaine Greer - Shakespeare's Wife

"Until now, there has been no serious critical scholarship devoted to the much-wronged wife of Shakespeare, Ann Hathaway. In Shakespeare's Wife, acclaimed feminist author Germaine Greer reclaims Ann Hathaway from generations of scholarly neglect and misogyny. Little is known about the wife of the worlds most famous playwright, but much is said about her. Part-biography, part-history, Shakespeares Wife is fascinating in its reconstruction of Hathaways life, and the daily lives of Elizabethan women. Greer offers an illuminating portrait of their working routines, the rituals of their courtship, and the minutiae of married life."

Posted by the Flea at 06:48 AM

Malcolm Mclaren Presents Double Dutch

Posted by the Flea at 06:44 AM

April 23, 2018

Floriental: Comme des Garçons / Nick Knight

"Floriental: Re-imagining the flower. Comme des Garçons tapped Nick Knight to create a film for their new scent. Floriental is a disrupted floral fragrance that challenges the traditions of perfumery to reimagine a flower that has no scent. The film, a continuation of Knight's long fascination with flowers, echoes the spirit of the perfume, showing a flower break apart, evolve and disappear."

Posted by the Flea at 06:48 AM

Behind the scenes at the Opera Garnier

It turns out it's the audience that's on stage.

Aussi: Bees at the Opera Bastille.

Known and appreciated by connoisseurs for 30 years, the honey produced on the roof of the Palais Garnier will soon be available for sale in the Paris Opera’s gift shops alongside the honey produced in the hives at the Opéra Bastille.
Posted by the Flea at 06:47 AM

Sofi Tukker - Benadryl

"Following the success of their latest hits so far - like Drinkee and Matadora - Sofi Tukker once again takes inspiration from Brazilian poems. In the post-chorus, Tucker sings and adapts 'Apaixonada,' a poem by writer Ana Cristina César:

Apaixonada,
saquei minha arma,
minha alma,
minha calma.
Só você não sacou nada.

"Which translates to:

In love,
I drew my gun,
my soul,
my calm.
Still you got nothing.

"The text is actually a double entendre because of the verb 'sacar.' It means simultaneously 'to draw' (to pull something out of a place, not to make an image) and 'to understand.' So in the last verse the author is conveying both the idea that the person she is in love with made no effort and did not understand being the object of this feeling."

And: An exclusive interview with Sofi Tukker.

And more: Sofi Tukker - Drinkee

Posted by the Flea at 06:44 AM

April 22, 2018

Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration

"ReMade in Chicago, Baumgartner Restoration is a second-generation art conservation studio in Chicago. Follow Julian as he completely restores a damaged painting."

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Jenny Darren - Britain´s Got Talent 2018

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April 21, 2018

Avicii RIP

"The Dutch church 'De Domtoren' played three Avicii songs to pay tribute to him after he passed away on the 20th of April 2018. This video was recorded on April 21, 2018."

Posted by the Flea at 05:05 PM

Avicii - Wake Me Up

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Orson Welles' Heart of Darkness - A BBC Radio Classic Drama

"Original story written by Joseph Conrad. *Film Screenplay by Orson Welles.

"Adapted by Jamie Lloyd and Laurence Bowen.

"It's the 1890s and Mr Kurtz, a senior agent of an Ivory trading company, has disappeared. Marlow, a skipper, is hired to take a steamship up the Congo River to find him. But the further he navigates, the greater the sense of impending danger, and the more disturbing the stories that begin to circulate of the lost Kurtz. But the truth is more terrifying than any rumour."

Posted by the Flea at 02:38 PM

Prince - Nothing Compares 2

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April 20, 2018

Britain’s Got Talent 2018 - Marc Spelmann

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Iggy Azalea - Savior

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April 19, 2018

The Adventures of Tom Bombadil - A BBC Radio Drama

"Written by JRR Tolkien. Dramatised by Brian Sibley.

"Frodo and his pals, Merrry, Pippin, and Sam, venture into the Old Forest. Only to fall into the clutches of the River Withywindle and Old Man Willow. There they encounter old Tom Bombadil."

Posted by the Flea at 10:04 PM

Calum Scott - You Are The Reason

Posted by the Flea at 10:03 PM

April 18, 2018

Travel Man 48 Hours In Iceland

Posted by the Flea at 08:14 AM

Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel

With belated thanks to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by the Flea at 08:10 AM

April 17, 2018

Kylie Minogue on The Graham Norton Show (April 6, 2018)

A lovely interview followed by a live performance of "Stop Me from Falling".

Posted by the Flea at 06:24 AM

Kylie Minogue - Dancing

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April 16, 2018

Dan Cruickshank - The Family That Built Gothic Britain (2014)

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Anastasia Minashkin - TribalMafia/TribalFusion

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April 15, 2018

Rebel Scum (2016)

"A Rebellion pilot is hounded by death from the merciless Empire and a frozen grave, after being abandoned during the retreat of the Rebel Alliance from Hoth.

"Rebel Scum pays homage to the original Star Wars trilogy; nearly all visual effects were created without the use of CGI, using time honored methods such a stop-motion animation. Shot on location in -30°C (-22°F) at Columbia Icefield in Alberta Canada."

Posted by the Flea at 09:38 AM

Black Sabbath - War Pigs

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April 14, 2018

So that was a bit of a clue really

"As people died or moved away from the parish, the exact location of the coffins was forgotten, until a recent excavation revealed the entrance to the wine vault. The gap was just large enough to shine a torch through the ventilation block in the 1960s brick wall, and the excavators discovered the five lead coffins. They lay not where most thought, in the far corner of the crypt, but almost directly below the inscription 'Beneath this stone lies the body of Samuel Taylor Coleridge' on the prominent memorial slab in the nave."

Posted by the Flea at 05:34 AM

Sennek - A Matter Of Time

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April 13, 2018

Poppy Crum - Your Reality Might Not be Mine: Sensory Perception and Empathy

"Poppy Crum is a neuroscientist who uses a delicate and provoking play of shifts in perception to show how human misconnection can be transformed from frustration, misunderstanding, and disagreement, to connection with empathy and tolerance. Giving credence to proverbs that tell us that to really know someone we must walk a mile in their shoes.

"In this talk, Poppy shares how finding these empathetic opportunities every day can make us more human. By challenging our assumptions about why someone else might have a different world view, sensory empathy can inspire innovations and human connections we might otherwise never have found."

Posted by the Flea at 04:56 AM

Cartoon feat. Jüri Pootsmann - I Remember U

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April 12, 2018

Warfighting at Sea: What Has Changed Since the Falklands War of 1982

"Rear Admiral Chris Parry and Arthur Herman discuss the nature of modern conflicts at sea and the Falklands War."

Posted by the Flea at 08:02 AM

Kate Bush - Get Out Of My House

"'Kate said about this song "it's all about the human as a house. The idea is that as more experiences actually get to you, you start learning how to defend yourself from them. The human can be seen as a house where you start putting up shutters at the windows and locking the doors - not letting in certain things. I think a lot of people are like this - they don't hear what they don't want to hear, don't see what they don't want to see. It is like a house, where the windows are the eyes and the ears, and you don't let people in. That's sad because as they grow older people should open up more. But they do the opposite because, I suppose, they do get bruised and cluttered. Which brings me back to myself; yes, I have had to decide what I will let in and what I'll have to exclude.'"

Posted by the Flea at 08:00 AM

April 11, 2018

In Search Of Steve Ditko (2007)

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Disclosure - Help Me Lose My Mind (Mazde Remix)

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April 09, 2018

Barbara Anastacio - Pierre Soulages: Outrenoir

"Director Barbara Anastacio captures a rare moment at the Paris studio French artist Pierre Soulages aka the “master of black” as he reflects on his 60-odd year career."

Posted by the Flea at 04:28 AM

The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make

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April 08, 2018

Lost Kingdoms of South America - Ep. 1, People of the Clouds (2013)

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Yamma Ensemble - Psalms 104

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April 07, 2018

Exploring The Unknown - Dark Curtain (April 20, 1947)

"The episode 'Dark Curtain' dealt with mental illness. It was certainly a serious issue. Veronica Lake starred as young woman stricken with paranoia. Her sister and fiancé send her off for 'treatment' after she strangles her pet kitten and tosses it out the window. She suffers weeks and weeks of electroshock therapy, complete with injections, restraints, and leather straps to press the metal electrodes firmly to her head.

"It would have been bad enough if the show presented the shock treatment as a miracle cure, but no, that would be too tame for Exploring the Unknown. Instead, they decided to kick it up a notch, taking it even further beyond the pale... I can't begin to do the incredible injustice justice, so why even try? I'll let the series speak for itself..."

Posted by the Flea at 07:24 PM

Max Barskih - Make it louder

Thanks to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by the Flea at 07:22 PM

April 06, 2018

Peter Zeihan - The World You Know (2014 Annual Northern Soybean Expo)

I enjoy grand strategy narratives and this one is good fun; he gets to Canada at about the 40 minute mark. Having apparently missed Thunder Bay, and its access to the Saint Lawrence seaway, I'm not convinced by his engagement with Canadian political-geography.

And as to the Saint Lawrence, it isn't our only river. The Mackenzie has the second-largest drainage in North America after the Mississippi, reaching into five Canadian provinces and territories. While I can't tell you how much of this is navigable, a great deal more of it may become rather more useful for three-hundred years or so if we do experience the cyclical warming enjoyed by the Vikings and the Roman Republic.

Posted by the Flea at 05:33 AM

Ryan O'Shaughnessy - Together

Posted by the Flea at 05:31 AM

April 05, 2018

ADVChina - What Do Chinese People Think Western Food Is?

"In China, western food is kind of hard to come by, especially in small towns. However, American steaks, and American style food with Chinese characteristics is almost a given anywhere you go. However, it doesn't mean it is good. Today we go to the most expensive western restaurant in a small town to see whats up, and we test out what they think is 'western food'."

And: What Is Real Chinese Food?

Posted by the Flea at 04:29 AM

The Art of Noise feat. Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn

Posted by the Flea at 04:27 AM

April 04, 2018

The Hunt for ‘The Hobbit’ Game's Missing Hero

"In 1982, the personal computing revolution was in full swing. Time magazine’s man of the year was the computer, and developers around the world were ignited to create bigger and better video games. One team in Australia, lead by Veronika Megler, took it upon themselves to create the world’s best text-based adventure game, based on Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.” However, soon after the game was released, Veronika disappeared. We went on a quest to find Veronika and trace the lasting legacy she left as a female pioneer in the video game industry."

Posted by the Flea at 08:59 AM

Udo Wenders - Amada Mia Amore Mio

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April 03, 2018

The Epic Of Gilgamesh In Sumerian

I tell you we are a marvel and my memories leave no doubt of this. - Leto II

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Eefje de Visser - Naartoe

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April 02, 2018

Irving Finkel - The Ark Before Noah: A Great Adventure

The best lecture by anyone, on any subject, I have seen in a very long time. Quite possibly ever. Delightful.

Irving Finkel, Assistant Keeper I with responsibility for cuneiform in the Department of the Middle East, British Museum.

This talk, illustrated by a PowerPoint, will describe what befell the speaker after one quite remarkable cuneiform tablet was brought for examination to the British Museum in London. The inscription on this four-thousand-year-old tablet led to a series of altogether unexpected discoveries, demanding a whole new look at Noah and his Ark, and culminating in a book and a documentary film.
Posted by the Flea at 06:44 AM

Steely Dan - Peg

And: "Peg", the making of.

Posted by the Flea at 06:42 AM

April 01, 2018

The World Of Peter Rabbit & Friends ep. 1 - The Tale of Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny

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Miriam Stockley - Perfect Day

Posted by the Flea at 11:17 AM